Kicking Back And Crocheting

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Pioneer Becky Doll

Good morning, all. Today’s post is going to be on a light note, with lots of pictures to fill it out. I’ve mentioned before that I suffer from a number of chronic illnesses, including Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Thyroid Disease, GERD. and many more. Unfortunately, they leave me in constant pain, day and night. Things have been a little rough lately, and I’m feeling pretty exhausted. So, to get back to the light note, I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite hobbies: crocheting. Continue reading

I Won’t Get In The Water With Jaws

man w sharksWould you ever go swimming with sharks? Maybe, just stand in the water and let 50 or 100 of them swim around you? Apparently, this is awe-inspiring entertainment for some people. I’m not one of them. Although, I am awe-inspired they’re willing to do it. Continue reading

I Ate The Lotus


Lotus (Photo credit: kewing)

I love the Lotus, but I haven’t eaten it. Yet. I love its beauty, the simplicity of its lines, the luminescence of its petals, the clarity of its colors. I love the symbolism that is part of its history. If I had a pond, it would be filled with Lotus flowers and Koi fish. I would sit on a warm rock and watch my flowers and fish and be filled with so much peace and serenity, I would have to give that big sigh. You know, the one Continue reading

Hemingway By Any Other Name Would Be JP Williams

Copy of Ernest Hemingway

This is a charcoal drawing of Ernest Hemingway I did in 2007. It was my first attempt at drawing a portrait. Overall, I’m happy with it and feel Continue reading

Quoting the Quotable

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My current mantra.

I collect quotes. All kinds of statements that catch my eye. We all like to remember words that encourage and inspire us,. But, I also like the ones Continue reading

A Thorny Subject

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I took these photos at one of the many botanical garden areas of Balboa Park in San Diego, California. I loved the color combination of green plant, pink buds, and silvery thorns. Plus, the different textures Continue reading

The Great and Powerful Thistle or Wha Daur Meddle Wi’ Me

Julyl2013 001Yesterday, my son brought home some huge thistles he noticed in a field while making his rounds for work. They’re beautiful in color and terrifying in their sharp spines and thorns. Huge thistles have quite huge sharp thorns. We handled the stem very carefully to get it placed in water. I then felt compelled to look up the weedy flower to find what type of thistle it was. Continue reading