Thursday, March 26, 2015

Changing Things Up…

It’s a gloomy and windy day today so a change was in order.  Even I get bored sometimes and so I thought I’d showcase some necklaces I’ve gotten over the years.  Some have a story while others I just like ‘em.  I generally am attracted to silver if it’s going to be metal but my preference is old looking metals and leatherDSC03802…this one was rather unique.  Next I got a matching pair.  One for meDSC03803and one for her that’s smaller.  It was for our 20 year anniversary.  This is one of metal and leather mixed…I like it a lotDSC03804.  Next up my metal tri-cross and leatherDSC03805.  Here’s one with some historyDSC03809.  It’s a small cross on a silver chain I found in Thailand with the mock ring my wife sent me from the Philippines when looking for a wedding ring her in America.  Next up an ear ring on a necklace actuallyDSC03810.  A dear friend in Japan bought this for me when our family was in Tokyo.  This is one from a favorite company I found.  It was sold at a kiosk in the Mall of AmericaDSC03811.  If I remember it means “unstoppable force”.  This next one changes color…the center part doesDSC03812.  I found it in a little shop on the Oregon coast.  My dear adopted African brother who is affectionately known as “The Black Eagle” is who I considered when I bought this and added another eagle to it representing meDSC03813.  This next one I put together with parts from other necklaces I likeDSC03814…love the unique chain on it.  I don’t often wear chokers but I do like this oneDSC03815.  This metallic one has a petrified shark tooth on itDSC03816 .  Another one I found in Thailand…including the unique cross on itDSC03817.  It fills me with memories of elephant treks and refugee camps on the border of war torn Burma.  Next is one of fashion that reminds me of our trips to IrelandDSC03819.  This next one is a conglomerate too.  I made another combo necklaceDSC03820.  Last is a gift from my wife…totally uniqueDSC03821.  Well, that’s it for now, hope you enjoyed it.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Post Apocalypse or Land Time Forgot?

I’m not sure if this title fits today’s blog or blogging in general.  It’s warmer today but still only  tree’s boney fingers grasp at the blue skyDSC03789.  The pine tree seems much more invitingDSC03790.  The sun is warm while the breeze is coolDSC03791.  Green is yet to grace our prairieDSC03792.  Two Canadian couples were with me todayDSC03793.  Brown but at least warm rightDSC03794.  These trees need to get with itDSC03795.  These three cat tails are somewhat worse for the wearDSC03796.   I felt like I was visiting a scene from Mad Max at one pointDSC03797…but wait, there’s moreDSC03798.  Still the snow melt provides some flowDSC03799but it all looks dead and dryDSC03800.  Is this MordorDSC03801?

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Change of Light

That’s what I notice since DLST.  The tones are more spring like nowDSC03769.  Some other signs are out there too…the season is marching onDSC03771.   The browns look more golden just nowDSC03772.  This golden effect is amplified by temperatures hovering near 70 degreesDSC03773.  It encouraged me to walk out further than usualDSC03774.  Soaking up the solitude much like this old tireDSC03775.  The soft breeze and occasional frightened duck is all there was to hearDSC03776.  I expect the ditch will soon be flowing fully again but for now it’s a slow, muddy flowDSC03777.  Standing under this windblown tree I relished the momentDSC03778.  I find the solitude empowering somehowDSC03779.  We’re on the edge of town…we enjoy the benefits of city and country hereDSC03780.  I suppose this are will be developed sooner or later…for now, I’m enjoying just how it isDSC03781.  I’m still drawn to the cat tails…these two clung to each other and seemed to sunbatheDSC03782.  Once the ditch flows full strength the pond will refill but for now…dry as a boneDSC03783.  Sunsets have such an amazing hueDSC03785.  We take advantage of the warmth to clean out Sal’s cageDSC03786.  He goes for a walk in our grass wile we clean his domainDSC03787.  One last glance at the changed light before heading inDSC03788.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


We’re scratching and clawing our way up from more cool weatherDSC03756.  I see a day in the forecast with 66 degrees…there’s hope in sightDSC03757.  It’s a brown and dismal world without the skyDSC03758and evergreens to liven things upDSC03759.  I long to see just one bud on the skeletal treesDSC03760.  A single green blade of grassDSC03761.  The ditch where I got some reflective shots recently is frozen yet againDSC03762.  It’s time for some leaves, color and warmth againDSC03763.  The prairie sea of grass needs to returnDSC03764.  The pond needs to have water and life in it againDSC03765.  Winter needs to pack up its snow and hit the roadDSC03766.  Soon these things will materialize againDSC03767.  Before long the sun will war us all againDSC03768.