Saturday, February 13, 2016

Mr. Froggy

Despite the mural's deteriorating condition, the frog is very noticeable!
Linking to Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters

Friday, February 12, 2016

Fish on Friday

Photographing through a butcher's case is not the best way to show a fish, but this big fella just begged to be showcased as an example of tasty treats for Lent, if that's an important period in your liturgical calendar. I have a deep love for fish of any kind, and I attribute it to our family's Friday night fish meals.  For a special treat, we were sometimes taken to a local restaurant for a fish fry, which is one of my fond growing-up memories.  I still like going out to enjoy a fish meal on Fridays,

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Marketing "Naked"

Although the world of business has never been an area that has interested me, the way products are marketed usually catches my eye.  I suppose the one word, sums up the absence of sugars and preservatives, it gives a different meaning to "naked."  I think that other definitions and images of that word are far more interesting. . .unless you are very health conscious! 

Linking to Signs, Signs

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Start shopping!!

Holy Cow! It's almost Valentine's Day.  There are only 5 days left to shop for your sweetie. Better get moo-vin!

Monday, February 08, 2016

High School Art

In past posts I have pointed out that the Fine Arts Department  in the school where I used to teach has an outstanding art department.  Art that is produced by middle and high school students is quite sophisticated as well as creative.  Yesterday I went to a concert by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra at the new Performing Art Center built for  the school, which is available for use  by the community.   Art work by the students lined the walls, and I was particularly impressed by this painting done by a graduating senior.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Wild Wendy!

After an extended vacation in México (which I LOVED), I have been pretty disorganized so my posts are sparse and as well as rather late.  Because of the heavy snowfall, I haven't been getting out to take photos but I intend to remedy that very soon.  In addition, we formally adopted the toy poodle we had fostered before we left.  She is resting above with our son't dog, Lexi, who is unbelieveably patient with this small bundle of fur who is bedeviling her constantly!  I am enrolling Wendy in an obedience class this month.  Charming as she is, Wild Wendy is keeping us busy!!

Friday, February 05, 2016

Welcome Home!

The world I live in.  Welcome home from a month spent in sunny Mazatlán, México!!

Saturday, January 02, 2016



Friday, January 01, 2016

Theme Day, Best Photo of 2015


Today traditionally is a time to reflect on the past year and to make new resolutions.
On the first day of each month, CDP bloggers post a photo that connects  to a particular theme. January 1st is a day to post the best photo of 2015; not the best, but the one I found most interesting. To see other theme photos, go here.

During the month of January, I will be in Mazatlán, México please join me and check out my new photos on my Mazatlán blog where I will begin posting around January 2nd or 3rd. See you there!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Best Christmas present. . .EVER!

Thank you, darlin' son Karl for a gift, which I have often coveted.
Tetsubin, or iron kettles, were originally used in the home to boil water.  These pots generally were not ornately decorated, as they were placed over a hearth to provide heat and humidity during cold weather. During the mid-19th century as infused tea drinking became more popular, tetsubin evolved from being a kitchen item to being a status symbol used to serve tea.  Some of these were even elaborately decorated with a high relief design or inlay of copper, gold, or silver.

The region best known for making tetsubin is Iwate prefecture, in Northern Japan.
Haven't been blogging for a variety of reasons.  Tomorrow I am going to Mazatlán, Mexico for the month of January.  Please come visit me there at!