Monday, February 6, 2017

Unconscious Mutterings: Week 731

Mutterings for the week of February 5th. Unconscious Mutterings is hosted by LunaNiña. And here we go....
  1. Online ::  where I live
  2. Balance ::  yin/yang
  3. Grunge ::  grime; dirt; yuck; Seattle sound 
  4. Beacon ::  Lighthouse; also the name of our local newspaper
  5. Laughing ::  ... out loud; ... all the way to the bank; ... to keep from crying
  6. Comedy ::  club; laughter; stand-up; sit-com
  7. Animated ::  cartoon; lively
  8. Campaign ::  presidential (Please, let's not get back into that. Move on.)
  9. Heather ::  Scotland
  10. Comma ::  pause; list; chameleon (because when I first heard Boy George doing "Karma Chameleon" I thought he was saying "Comma Chameleon" ... I still sing it that way.)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Unconscious Mutterings: Week 730

Mutterings for the week of January 29th. Unconscious Mutterings is hosted by LunaNiña. And here we go....
  1. Boots :: and saddles; also a chain of pharmacies in the UK
  2. Flames :: of Hell
  3. Resign :: Richard Nixon (I almost said The Donald (please!), but that's just wishful thinking)
  4. Move :: further south
  5. Stream :: down by the Old Mill...
  6. Champagne :: John Steed and Emma Peel in The Avengers —they were always drinking it
  7. Slid :: ...into third (baseball season is on its way)
  8. Bangs :: mine need trimming
  9. Trailed :: fell behind
  10. Woods :: lost in the...

Shadow Shot Sunday: Searching for Shadows

So far, February has been mostly cold and misty around here. Lots of gray days, not much sunshine. Shadows are hard to find. These are a couple of shots I took last month, during our brief spell of spring-like weather. Shadows on the steps leading up to our side yard....

And some winter garden shadows....

The weather "experts" tell us the week ahead should be warmer, with a bit more sun. I'm hoping they're right about that. Can't take many more of these dismal days. Thinking seriously about moving further SOUTH.

Happy Sunday, everyone! And have a lovely week.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cloud Watching

We've had mostly sunny days this week, and no rain. Just the way I love it. The skies have been beautifully clear most of the time, but we have had a few impressive cloud displays...

And at least one really gorgeous sunset.

Now if we could just do something about all this cedar pollen making us cough and itch.... Guess I'm never satisfied.

For more sky shots, click on the button above.

This week I'm also linking up with Photo Friday, hosted by Pierced Wonderings:

Unconscious Mutterings: Week 729

Mutterings for the week of January 22nd. Unconscious Mutterings is hosted by LunaNiña. Here we go....
  1. Guards :: palace 
  2. Resign :: quit
  3. Blink :: ...and another year has gone by
  4. Curvy :: obese (sorry, but that's what came to mind)
  5. Ripple :: effect
  6. Benefits :: taken away
  7. Too much :: Donald
  8. Stone :: unturned
  9. Funny :: face
  10. Receipt :: bill 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Blue Monday: Mini Blues

Blue wallpaper, blue rug, a couple of bookcases full of books, and a comfy-looking chair. Just right for some cozy reading on a winter's day. I love this room.

And I also love that it's located in this absolutely charming (and also blue) miniature house....

... built by a friend who is an incredibly talented mini-house creator.

For the time being, Blue Monday is being hosted by Magical Mystery Teacher.

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