30 December 2008

Happy day before New Year's Eve

Come on in and step back in time to late Autumn, 2008,
when brown was the color en vogue.

Brown is beautiful

because it isn't white-
snow white.


New Year's Day 2009

December 30, 2008
And one morning earlier that week

15 December 2008

(Please don't) LET IT SNOW

If you want to see some great nature pics go to Nevada Outside. Unlike that good blogger, Sunny basically despises snow. But, seeing as how here in the desert it is politically incorrect to complain about any bit of precipitation that falls our way,

she managed to make a delightful adventure of the situation in spite of what appears to be a mysteriously missing upper body. Now if the predicted inches of white stuff don't fall again tonight, all will still be Sunny!

06 December 2008

Follow-up Flowers

A few lovely dried roses still hanging on to the plant with a fine covering of frost as winter approaches tends to bring to mind some of the dear and kind older characters I used to take care of back in my home health nursing days.

A softer and more fragile kind of beauty than seen in earlier days to be sure-but still recognizable for what they once were. Are they valued for their very rarity?

Only the strongest ones remain for a bit longer. Many kinds of strength though. Were they the lucky ones? Ask them. They are a lovable lot. What's not to love?

01 December 2008

Ya don't see this everyday

It is Venus (?) and maybe Saturn or Jupitor cuddled up to the moon setting into the sunset. And, of course there is a story to go along with the photo. Yesterday evening, just as I was about to give the dryer a kick for wrinkling the hangables by conking out mid-spin AGAIN, Mr. Sunny called me from his evening commute with a pretty sunset alert. Forget about laundry! Wrinkles be 'slammed'! I dropped those clothes on the spot, grabbed the cameras, and sprinted for the upstairs deck. But, seconds count for that kind of thing, you know, so, by the time I was ready to record it, the glory moment had already waned westwardly, and the sun had pretty much settled in for the night. All was not lost though. It gave me opportunity to see that crescent moon thingy with those two almost-obscenely-bright heavenly bodies hovering boldly by. And, I got this picture.

And this one.

Already seen lots of good sunsets from the up deck anyway.