happy halloween

(21) fcp
"Orange is the happiest color"...Frank Sinatra

Happy Halloween

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
'tis near Halloween . . . .


all in a row

(19) ancient busts from the British History Museum~ fcp
“America: It's like Britain, only with buttons"...Ringo Starr

All in a row

I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three.
~ Elayne Boosler ~


curb appeal

(19) Lake Point Tower... fcp
“Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring"...Nelson Algren

Curb Appeal



(18) fcp
“I have the world's largest collection of seashells.
I keep it on all the beaches of the world... perhaps you've seen it"...Stephen Wright

Shadow my Saturday



(17) I made this "painting palette" stepping stone and clock from broken pottery and sea-glass~my favorite form of "recycling." fcp

"Men and women approaching retirement age should be recycled for public service work, and their companies should foot the bill. We can no longer afford to scrap-pile people"...Mahatma Gandhi


Recycling cars and trucks provides enough steel to produce almost 13 million new automobiles each year. The metal removed is reused for a new vehicle’s chassis and engine, which “closes the loop” in steel recycling. Steel from old cars produce 48 million steel utility poles - one third of the utility poles used in the U.S. The steel found in just six cars is enough to build a new house using steel framing.

Recycling management in Overton County, Tennessee.



(16) fcp
“If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG"...Bill Gates

Reflecting . . .


shadow my Saturday II

what can I say? Fashion is the best kind of art. I enjoy drawing, sketching, painting and photographing "girl stuff" like shoes. I guess it is because it is fun bein' a girl. fcp

"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot"
...Marilyn Monroe

Shadow my Saturday

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
~ Howard Nemerov~


inspired by nature II

As I passed by the stone walk and glanced down at these leaves, I was inspired by how nature had arranged them. Just for me. How could I resist painting them? fcp

"October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came-
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band."

- George Cooper, October's Party

Inspired by nature

just a few painted gourds and twigs


Fall Out II

Don't you get the feeling that trees somehow know how beautiful they are this time of year? It is as if they understand that this is their big fashion statement of the year...especially maples. fcp

"The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.

The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on."

- Emily Dickinson

Fall out

I step outside on the deck and all I see is green . . . . except for this one big orange tree in the back.
Just can't wait to get things rollin' . . . . .

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shadow my Saturday II

(12) cactus shadows... fcp
"May your joys be as bright as the morning, and your sorrows merely shadows that fade in the sunlight of love..." Irish Blessing

Shadow my Saturday

~~ I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better ~ ~ ~Pultarch


into the light II

(11) early morning light...fcp
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it”...Edith Wharton

Into The Light

We use energy star qualified CFL's - compact fluorescent light bulb. Not only do they save money but they use 75 percent less energy and lasts about 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb.

Lighting is responsible for one-fourth of all energy consumption worldwide - mostly non-beneficial night time lighting.The United States is the largest energy consumer in terms of total use and the per-captia consumption in the US has been pretty much consistent since the 70's. It is also referred to as light clutter, light trespass, over illumination, and light pollution. Yikes.


primary colors, part deux

As I searched, I realized I have several photos containing primary colors, so I narrowed it down to two, or deux as the case may be...
The first photo was taken in Hilton Head, South Carolina and the second one in Nice, France; two cities whose common bond is the water that separates, as well as unites them (and us)... fcp
“I have played hell somewhat with the truthfulness of the colors”...Vincent Van Gogh

Primary Colors

Although I see the appeal, I have never been able to do primary colors in my house or clothes . . . but, I really liked watching John play Bill . . . . .


autumn leaves . . . . just around the corner

When these red drupes appear on the dogwood branches you know autumn is near. The shiny red berries are toxic to humans but our birds love them. Soon the leaves will turn red for the fall.

autumn leaves

It's October...already???
"Autumn~ the year's last, loveliest smile"...William Cullen Bryant


Bridges II

Early morning commute across the lake.


"I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the man who sold it"...Will Rogers