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The Itsy Bitsy Spider and More

I’m just minding my own business, well not exactly; I was having a conversation sitting outside with a friend at the Y. Suddenly I noticed hanging above his head a spider on a “thread” making a web. Eww…nobody wants to have a spider that appears to be dropping out of the sky and landing on…

Found a Peanut

Do you remember that old classic song, Found a Peanut? It’s the perfect theme song for the “wild animals” that visit my back yard on a daily basis. Found a peanut, found a peanut, found a peanut, just now!Don’t let this shadow fool you; I’m really not that tall!Just now I found tons of peanuts!Hey…

Listen…Do You Wanna Know A Secret?

Sometimes the birds just seem to tell a story by their actions. I know these crows are doing just that. It was fun to watch the one on the right follow his friend on the power line.I think they were having an argument.Now it appears they are on the same page.They really are the smartest…

Me and My Camera…Part 1

What is the slogan, Carpe Diem?  Sometimes I have to just seize the opportunity to take my camera for a walk! These photos are taken in Playa Del Rey, a beach town neighbor of mine.  Along the Fisherman’s village, you’ll see plenty of boats ready to go fishing, people standing on the dock hoping to…

What’s New?

Sometimes the best medicine for a stressful day is just grabing the camera and heading outdoors! Fortunately for me, I don’t have to go very far to find something interesting that catches my eye! There is so much construction going on just beyond my neighborhood.  Although, it is very dense, they have built in some…

The Birds Have It

One of my greatest joys is grabbing my camera and then waiting for it!  I hear the humming and know their path between the bottle brush and the fountain.A little closer.And now you can see why they are attracted to the plant.Decisions, decisions. Let’s check out the fountain…their next stop.They’re like clockwork every morning. Just…

Wouldn’t You Like To Get Away?

“Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away?” I can’t think of an opening theme song that I like better than Cheers, “Where Everybody Knows You Name.” I’ve been home from my latest adventure…

Live And In Living Color

Do you remember when the peacock on NBC went from black and white to color in 1957? I still recall how exciting it was to see color on TV.  I especially remember watching Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color.  The announcer would say, “Live and in Living Color.” Then you’d hear the ding ding ding…and…

Relax and Breathe

How often do you give advice?  How often do others give you advice?  Advice comes in so many forms, some comes without warning, some comes unsolicited but generally advice is given out of love and concern for the most part. When things get complicated for me my best way of coping other than talking to…

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