Saturday, January 30, 2010


Do you want to play?
Do I have a seahorse? No....

Go Fish!!!!

Out and About

New red sneakers arrived for me in the mail,
so I took them out for a
Saturday afternoon stroll.
New Mexico is so unique.
I found a faded green yucca
against muted tan walls,
and small rocks...
You know you are in the Southwest
when your yard looks like this!
There is a cave in this tree!
I wish I were a little smaller.
What a great hiding place
for hide and go seek!

This is one hollow knot!

Do I look like a fashion model?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Blue Sky Background

Sunny Sunday after Saturday snowflakes
bare trees and iced snow mountains against
blue skies and white, cotton ball clouds
the breeze blows by with a chill in the air
let's stay inside, except to photograph
the blue sky background

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Counting My Blessings

I went for a walk outside to count my blessings... 1. Even though temperatures do drop below freezing,
most afternoons, a long sleeve shirt and sweater
are all you need to be comfortable outside.

2. Even though most grass, bushes and trees
are now the color of straw,
there are patches of green in the grass and in the evergreens,
The grass also isn't covered in snow more than a few days a year.

3. Colder, crisper temperatures seem to bring bluer skies.

4. The birds can still find food to eat.


A long time ago,
we read a letter written on behalf
of a leprechaun in Colorado.
Aloe Vera was searching for her pot of gold.
It happened to monsoon season in New Mexico,
and it was raining every afternoon.
So, that very afternoon, Saraya searched for the end
of the rainbow.
She did not find a pot of gold, but she did find a cast iron pot
that fit Aloe Vera's description perfectly.
This only led the imagination to wonder who had taken Aloe Vera's pot,
and if they still had the gold it certainly had once contained.
Well, of course,
we did the right and honest thing
and returned the pot to Aloe Vera.
In return,
Aloe Vera sent me a gold colored sweater!
She said that Saraya was smaller than she had expected
and could not find a sweater in such a small size,
however, the Nisse children her home
were happy to model for a girl my size.
Wasn't that nice!
And we hope that Aloe Vera
finds the gold at the other end of the rainbow.