When you shine with the light of happiness,

you illuminate everyone.


Peace, love, and joy to all.






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Red and Green Christmas Tree LightsThe apartment across the way has a mini Christmas tree on their window sill. The lights twinkle day and night. Their balcony railing is decorated with lights, red, green and blue. It is very pretty. But very confusing.


You hear the beat of their wings before you see them. Darting back and forth from flower to flower, feeding on the sweet nectar. You hear them in the trees and bushes talking and scolding each other. Their voices are much too large for their little bodies. You can’t find them no matter how hard you look because they are so small they are concealed by the tiniest branches.

evergreen with lights

What are they doing here in December? They should have migrated south where they can find blooms and sunshine. How do they stay warm? People feed them all summer to attract them to their gardens and window sills. But now when it is cold and rainy and inconvenient the feeders come in, just when they could use the extra help.

What is a hummingbird to do?

I was looking out my window today and I saw one of the poor creatures hovering around my neighbor’s window. It thought the little holiday tree had something special to eat. When it had no luck there, it moved on to the balcony rail. It stopped at every red light, all down the row. It must have felt bamboozled not to find any nectar.

hovering hummingbird

If you are going to feed the birds make it an all year proposition. Don’t be a fair weather friend.

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Here is a little joy for you, to feed your soul. The Peacherine Rag.

In order to make an omlette you have to crack some eggs.

Which came first?






Just wondering?

Do you know any chicken and egg jokes?

Which came first? Just wondering.





It’s a season of wonderment. What are you wondering about?

Which came first?

Which came first?

pinto beansPinto Bean

Pinto Pony

Summer Remembered

Summer is over here. But the memories linger on. Flowers for a cloudy day.

OK, it’s time to hit the road to see what I’ve found lately. First off we need a ride. What shall it be? We could take a plane. No, I don’t think so.

air plane blue sky

We need to dress up a little. How about a flower for your button hole or behind your ear? This should do nicely. Pick one of these.

pink dahlias

Then off to see something particularly Pacific Northwest.

I’m getting a little hungry. Pizza, a burger, chicken wings, tofu? Maybe not.

The day is just sailing by so fast.

sail boat

Phew! That’s about enough for one day, don’t you think?

walking on the pier at sunset

Where would you like to go next time?

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A Cat-alog


We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in daydreams like cats to favorite armchairs.
Brian Carter

cat on pillows

The cat in gloves catches no mice.
Benjamin Franklin

cat eye

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Albert Schweitzer

cat feet

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
Jules Verne

cat with computer

Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer.
Bruce Graham


Seen Around Town

funny sign

Photo challenges are fun. Just happening upon something interesting is also fun. Here are a few things I’ve captured lately. As always, I’m interested in what catches your eye. (click on photo for larger size)

Loving this old rusty truck.

Not just yet, thanks.

grave site

This is some natty Chevy.

orange car

Here’s lookin’ at you.

Sunset fishing at the pier.


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And the last word, but really the last word.

over and out