#photoaday 4/13/12 – something you found

this is another from the archives.  circa 1987 or so… my Buddy cat, he literally came in my bedroom window one night soon after we had moved to a new and very unfamiliar place.  i adopted him and he stayed with me for years, finally moving to the country with my parents where he one day wandered off never to return.  he was a great cat, he would play fetch and loved to have his ears scratched.

#photoadayapril 4/6/2012 – Lunch

i didn’t actually eat lunch today, i wasn’t feeling well, so i skipped lunch and worked through.  nothing sounded tasty so i didn’t bother.  so without a lunch to take a photograph of, i delved back into my photo archives for something appropriate.  this is a delicious piece of pie from the Orange Blossom in Ellington, where i had a lovely lunch with my parents and aunt and uncle a little while back when i was ‘back home’ visiting.  i love to spend time with family  and it seems like every visit home is usually such a whirlwind of quick visits her and there it was nice to sit down to a meal with my aunt and uncle and catch up and visit a little over a leisurely lunch and then a delightful dessert.  This blueberry pie was my mom’s choice, i had an amazing strawberry cheesecakey deliciousness, and dad went with his old standby pecan pie.  we enjoyed it all so much that my aunt (who’s aunt owns the restaurant) boxed up another slice for each of us to have that evening for dessert.

there is nothing like family, but a good dessert doesn’t hurt 🙂

#photoadayapril 4/5/2012 – Tiny


I don’t remember when i first heard this song, i think it might have been my grandparents, or perhaps a record they let me listen to when i was finally a big kid, old enough to put the needle on the record myself with no scratches.  i recall an album complete with lyrics on the insert paper.  bicycle built for two, buffalo gals, inchworm, were these all on the same album or is my memory mixing things up all these long years later.  i wonder where that album is now, i have a record player and can imagine many rainy days curled up on a couch with a book in my hands listening to those songs, there was no repeat or shuffle, you listened through and then either turned it over for the next set of songs or listened to the shhh,shhhh,shhh as it continued to spin after the music was done.

BUT! i digress, this post it about my inchworm, i have no marigolds, so he is measuring some pretty pink flowers, and i hope that he will indeed go far.  i cannot see an inchworm or hear the word inchworm without this song floating lazily through my head

for your reference in case no one else knows the song  here you go…

Inchworm, Inchworm,
Measuring the marigolds,
Seems to me you’d stop and see
How beautiful they are.

Inch Worm, The (1951)

Music Written By: Frank Loesser 
Lyrics Written By: Frank Loesser 

Current Publisher: Frank Music Corp.

#marchphotoaday 3/9/2012 – Red

another picture from my archives as time got away from me today…

as a child i spent many many MANY hours sitting in my grandparents house or better yet, out in one of their many hammocks in the yard and surrounding forest with these books in hand.  most of the stories i could still tell you the plot line and often character names and specific actions.  so a few years ago I was messing around on e-bay and found a full set of them.  i had never really used e-bay but made it my goal to own these books for my very own as there were still grandchildren and great grandchildren of an age to read the originals at my grandparents house.

Never was i more excited to receive a package as the day a set of my very own book trails arrived… now the characters , The Invisible Warrior and Krencipal and Krencipalka come to life again in my home, just as they did at my grandparents so many years ago….

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