Monday, October 22, 2012

Enjoying Your Greens

It is good to wak in the morning and open the blinds and see some of this. Temps to die for and best, no rain! Gotta love it!

Test reads: Mickelson putting for birdie at the Humana. Knowing the day will be grand with this morning sunrise through the trees. My very own lemon tree. Lemoncello in the making. A close up of the pond out back. Berries on the bush. What is this pink flower growing on the fence by the pool. Taking a walk, looking down the green. Oh sweet view of mine!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Home is where you are...

One of the things that is so good about SoCal is that my middle son is only 90 miles away. I get to see him a bit more. I love all his cousins and friends who show up as well. Young = energy.

Text reads: Feet up in a house for relaxing, a peace place, a respite · looking at all the details · mountain views on the road · mountain views in my own backyard · mountain views nearly where ever I look · and then wind turbines on the highway · Nick is so close by that he can visit on the weekends; golf on our course was fun. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

House Stars

Back in Portland for a few days...what, no rain. Doubt it! House artifacts abound!

 Text reads: A door ornament. I love the color of that red. A yard ornament, waiting for summer when it can spin with the hose. Iris, thinking about blooming and it’s still only January. An ivy geranium that refuses to succumb to the cold winter weather. Roses in a vase, just being themselves, which is quite pretty. Gotta love them. Clay pots laying in waiting for soil and a plant or seeds. Candles on the mantle with side light from the window,  juxtaposed with texture.

Home to Home

Home to Home is all about the drive to the desert for a sunnier spot. Love both places for all they have and are, mostly the friends at each spot.

Laying out things that are better suited for the desert house · getting back to Jus[x]t-a-position, my place for sharing my life and opinions · parking my car near the place that people tied their horses, back in the day...gotta love that reflection · the ordinary task of retrieving the mail · driving above the cloud level in southern Oregon · loving the rolling hills in Central California · lemons from my very own tree.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Business as Usual

I began the year thinking I would join the 365ers...well 366ers this year. I had the best intentions and did well when I was in the desert because the weather is so outside-able (new word). When I returned to Portland and it rained for 3 more months, the concept began to fade. I am going to share some of my LOs here over the next few weeks. I think I like better the idea of a theme and finding 5 new ways to get the image. But then, these images tell a whole lot about what I was doing back in the first few days of the new year.

The text reads: Capturing the new year with the first two digits of my house beloved Christmas Camellia from a new perspective and I love the shadowing...Quicken bill pay-is that an oxymoron?--changes that need to be made...ahh! back on the tennis courts after the holiday season and a nice victory for the team...jury duty can be a drag but walking back from lunch I spot these giant sequoias on the court house grounds which almost makes the day worthwhile...saw a suggestion on the net that one should always use the good stuff. I am reminded of my mothers “good” china which sat boxed in the basement of my previous house waiting for the right time. I broke it out in Portland and use it every day...lace from my mother’s wedding dress which will be sent to my niece for use as something old at her wedding 72 years later.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


A half marathon sounded like a good idea in January. Then work, travel, golf, rain, whatever got in the way. But begin he did and finish as well. Top third in his age group. Not too shabby. Life is good!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Gotta love a Wedding!

My niece married in August. The wedding was perfect! Tim, Anne and her mom and dad were the perfect hostesses. They organized a boat ride down the Potomac to the Nationals baseball game. Some sightseeing. A golf tournament where the good guys won. We're just not sure who the good guys are. I think all of us. And then a totally fun wedding-y, family reunion-y kind of weekend. We loved it all.

Highlights here... 

and here... 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Golf Gals at the Classic

Another Anna Aspnes template...don't you just love their ease of use. I flipped this one on its side and made adjustments to accommodate the number of photos I wanted to include, dragged over some paper from the ArtPlay Palette #4 kit and there you have it. Easy peasy!