31 March 2008

"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most." ~John Ruskin

Had a good laugh the other day when I looked up at my coat hooks and saw a veritable rainbow... it was almost too embarrassing to share, but I figured it might make a neat photo.

29 March 2008

"Oh, to be in England, Now that April's there." ~ Robert Browning

OK, so it's not exactly April yet... but almost!

As I mentioned a few days ago, I re-worked a bunch of photos from my last trip to England and these are all from Yorkshire.

Gallery is here.

27 March 2008

I talk to him when I'm lonesome like;
And I'm sure he understands.
When he looks at me so attentively,
And gently licks my hands;
Then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes,
But I never say naught thereat.
For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes,
But never a friend like that.
~W. Dayton Wedgefarth

How can anyone ever resist such a pathetic face?

Hmmm... well, what about when he has a tantrum if he doesn't get his way?

26 March 2008

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson

How about some mid-week randomness? Just a collection of shots I've taken this week... no real rhyme or reason. Just moving onward and upward!

Having fun with the rented wide angle at Grover's expense.

Well, I guess this one does have a reason... this is my grandmother's rosary which I believe was her mother's (my mom can correct me if I'm wrong!) My grandmother gave them to me when I was a kid. She used to have them in her dresser drawer, and I used to love the pretty "bag" (that vintage gold mesh...) I've somehow had them forever. I'm a very lapsed Catholic, still looking for answers... I was packing up some stuff the other day, and came across them and they seemed oddly comforting and much needed.

And I spent two hours cleaning out my car this weekend. My Dyson has never worked so hard. It's like new! Too bad my furry little co-pilot stinks it up and leaves behind a carpet of fur, despite a doggie blanket... hee hee.

25 March 2008

Murphy's Irish Amber

My parents' wacky lab Murphy... he never, ever slows down. He's always on the run. His energy is limitless. And consequently, he's almost impossible to snap. =)

(Click to see larger.)

Spring is in the air!

Still brisk, and I heard the word "snow" on the news teaser... but it's coming!

23 March 2008

"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." ~Ernestine Ulmer

I made this Irish Creme Bundt Cake for Easter dinner dessert, and it was even tastier than it looked. Just sinful!

Gooey goodness.

21 March 2008

18 March 2008

Favors for every occasion...

My dear friend Jannette from My Mint Tins sent me a few goodies the other day... and I couldn't be more excited. I must show them off, and I MUST recommend her work if you are in need of ANY custom favor type goodies.


Grover "Chick Magnet" mint tin!

Who wouldn't love little Grover chocolates?

And little Grover magnets?
(Forgive the atrocious photo I took - not my best work, ha ha!)

17 March 2008

“May those who love us, love us;
and those who don't love us, may God turn their hearts;
and if He doesn't turn their hearts,
may he turn their ankles so we'll know them by their limping.”
~Irish Blessing

(Grover got into the Guinness a wee bit early...)

Happy St. Patrick's Day one and all!

13 March 2008

"London is a roost for every bird." ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Just felt like going through some photos I shot in England last year... my style, technique, and "eye" have changed so much and I think I've grown by leaps and bounds. Looking back at some of the photos I essentially trashed as "bad", I had to resurrect them with a new appreciation. And since I didn't have this blog back then, might as well share! =)

::: London :::

Marble Arch

St. James Park

Hyde Park Corner near Wellington Arch, the Australian War Memorial

Buckingham Palace fountain

Horse Guards

The National Gallery

Clock Tower and Parliament

The London Eye (Millennium Wheel)

West End (Catherine Street/Drury Lane just to the east of Covent Garden)

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

Westminster Abbey

The River Thames looking up at Tower Bridge and the HMS Belfast

Tower Bridge

::: Pimm's Cup :::
One part Pimm's No.1, two parts lemonade or lemon soda or ginger ale, ice, cucumber, mint leaves and slices of lemon, orange and strawberry... YUM! My favorite.

Harrod's of Knightsbridge

::: Along the Thames :::

The abandoned Chambers Wharf

::: Greenwich :::

National Maritime Museum

Jellied eels... yummy.

Pie & Mash

Gallery available by clicking here.

I'll post more from Yorkshire tomorrow!