Sunday, October 31, 2010

Here We Are....Again!

 We each finished 1st in our respective age groups: The Great Pumpkin Chase

Friday, October 29, 2010

Cactus Fruit ...

Prickly Pear Cactus (opuntia)

......before the freeze!
They are like jewels...with many many vicious "glochids" which are very hurtful.
The fruits are also called cactus figs or in Spanish "tunas"

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Running Quotes

I ran into this quote this morning, worth saving:
"I do today what my competition wont so tomorrow I can do what they can’t."
But I like this one too:
"When you’re not practicing, somewhere, someone is and when you meet they will win"

Friday, October 22, 2010

Oops, I forgot....

.....this one with its cryptic markings.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


To little lowly me, right there, in the incredible beauty of nature is the ultimate proof of the existence of God!
There I said it, ouf, I feel better, now have a great and beauty-filled day everyone!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Last Works of Silliness

The Ppopokar which did not pass the emission test!
I am SO frustrated with this site right now, I could scream...or stop blogging! I can't seem to be able to chang the stupid way in which these pics are displayed...never mind GRRRRRRRRRR
Glasses for the Squeen
Playing with negative/positive

So Cute!

Diablo on top of our kitchen island!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I have to admit to having a condition  called sock dementia.....

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Fight Against Breast Cancer

The Susan G Komen Race for the Cure took place this morning. While it definitely had some nice touches for survivors in particular, the organizers demonstrated once again their inability (lack of interest?) to take the "race" side of things with some seriousness: after making  the runners 's ritual restroom stop (some 4 to 5 minutes before race time), I found out that the race had already started! No problem there, right? Let's start that whole thing early so we can be done and go home ! I got immensely frustrated and thought of giving up for in front of me were hundreds of "walkers" and runners. But mad, I started running and passing, running and passing when a young runner asked me "did you win last year?" and when I replied yes, she added "Oh, you're the one! My mother arrived second and wanted to beat you this morning". I told her that if she was ahead, she probably would.....which made me run faster...ha..ha...ha...At least the weather was perfect for a race.
Surprise: Kelley Garcia in pink tutu
I did arrive 1st (survivors)after all this but I have no way of knowing what my time was!
Steve was pretty much in the same boat!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Latest Silliness

Figure collage with acrylics, watercolor pencils.

Acrylics, watercolor pencils, pencil

New Horses, Last flowers, A Bit of Green and The Clown's feet

They are so gorgeous!
With boundless energy, only months old
The girls love their little bit of "lawn"
ok, mine!