Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Me + Lightening= Happiness

Took this from my balcony in Palm Desert! Purty.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sapello and Venice

Hiking 8500 feet up in the Sapello area mountains in New Mexico. I looked down and gave a warm hello to this special happy rock. Curious. I left him there.

I walked into the boutique Principessa on Abbot Kinney in Venice, rounded the corner, spotted this exquisite dress of blue and gold....I walked up to it, groped it, held it up, confirmed it would look just perfect on me (with textured tights and super cute brown sandals, gold bangles and gold hoop earrings, flower in hair) and then I looked at the price tag. Dress didn't come home with me:(

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Precious Things

Tucking my ribbons under.

Path leading to hidden treasures.
Traipsin down the lane.

Grandpoppa Pine.

Spring sprite.

Zooming over.

Bumpy bumpy. Again tucking my ribbons under. Turn up the music.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sanibel Island Goodness Gracious

Here I was riding a bicycle around the island trying not to let my bag fall off the back. Thankfully it didn't. A snake did slither right in front of me sending white hot tingles throughout my body. Sssssscary.

Perhaps the fanciest fishing chair I have ever seen. Glistening in the morning light. Hold on and reel it in.

Cruising around the waterways/canals marvelling at all the boats (yachts) and crazy cool waterfront homes.

Speaks for itself.


Room with a view.

We need to get the airlines to come up with better fabric for the coach section.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I Miss Her

I miss Tenya!!!! Here she is with Bodhi in her belly while we were in Ojai.
She brakes for rainbows!

Take To The Sky.

I am feeling rather luckity lucky to be invited to hop on a heated globe to take to the sky twice in the last few weeks. Fox 5 out of San Diego was suppose to film the globular event this morning, but did not show....My friends and owners of Sunrise Balloons arranged for an extra balloon to make it nice nice...oh well. We had a blast without blasting totally off. I rode with a pilot new to me and fought off disaster-ish thoughts and the idea of a flock of knife beaked birds slamming into the balloon. Oh yea. Let that picture roll around in your head. Go for it.

The morning was Antarctic cold and absolutely breathtaking. The light was full and bright with glowing energy embers floating through.

Meet Adam and Travis-they own Sunrider Jeep Tours. It was Travis' first time going up. He didn't seem too nervous.

Spotter truck. Pretty Battle Ass.

Rhonda and Marty. Marty (coincidentally) was a client of mine back when I owned my import business. Smally world. He's a chef.

Hi Feliciano. He helps make sure we make it up and that the balloon doesn't skip all over the place when we land. He also follows along on the ground keeping track of the balloon as it rises and falls this way and that.

Observer observing the pre flight prep spectacle. A spectacle indeed.

See what I mean about the light!

We were still on the ground watching Dan G's rainbow bubble float up.

Love the pattern the groves make. Our shadow.

Little lower, please.


Handle this.

Test my tethers.

Precise landing. Phew. Pilot warned us it my be a sharp one. Thankfully not.

Gizmo' gadgets and gauges. Mechanical magic.

Look how that orb rolls up! Ready set....GO!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Garden Ghosts?

Looks like someone or something is pushing through the photograph. Swirling volcano muses.
Poas Volcano off yonder.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Travellin' Shoes

It all happened on an innocent afternoon while I was in Nordstrom trying desperately to avoid the all seeing 'shoe section'. The gravitational pull was far to intense and yanked me to the center of the shoe universe like a moth to a flame. I witnessed it sitting there, all perched up like a proud brown artifact. I circled and circled-deflty stopping to pick up the specimen and examine it only to talk myself out of my illusiory (is that a word?) need for it. I actually walked away....walked to my car. DROVE home. But, the idea of this shoe simply would not leave me be. So what did I do you ask? I picked up the phone, called Nordy's and bought a pair. I think I need to buy it black now. I cannot stop wearing them. Perhaps I should try to play a game of tennis in them. Maybe that will break the spell.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Blue Hue!

It is truly shocking to the eyeballs when laying them on the carribean sea for the first time. Can water really be THAT blue and magical? And I get to swim and snorkel in it! And it's 80 degrees. And there are fish the colors of the rainbow! And I can stare at turtles. And and and.

All Sorts O' Heaven

Of the Ocean type. Vigilucci's in Carlsbad. YUM!!! Pass the crushed red peppers please and bring me a glass of chilled chardonnay, Gratzi.

T-OH Double DEE!

This is one big mamma jamma painting done by my dear ol' pal Todd. I don't like to use a flash and the lighting at the event was kinda dim so this isn't the best picture, but, you get the point, right?

Who needs arms when you've got a rack like this?

*detail shot: Todd Scalise

Monday, December 15, 2008

Desert Day Dwellers

Took my boy with me to Palm Desert for a writing assignment last month. Playing hooky and feeling right nice about it.

Mama and son.

Roadrunner. He puffed up at me and I thought he may charge. Plucky little guy.

I never realized how huge these motherfuckers are. I mean HUGE! Tall! Massive legs that would kick the everloving crap outta you. Splendid feathers.

Butterfly/Hummin'bird pavillion. Pretty purty.

Negative space....