31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!






The witches fly
Across the sky,
The owls go, "Who? Who? Who?"
The black cats yowl
And green ghosts howl,
"Scary Halloween to you!"

~Nina Willis Walter

30 October 2011

nothing butt Badonkadonk!



"It's so hard not to stare

At that honky tonk badonkadonk

Keepin' perfect rhythm

Make ya wanna swing along"








"Now Honey, you can't blame her

For what her mama gave her

It ain't right to hate her

For workin' that money-maker"




"You think you fell in love

Boys, you better keep your distance

You can look but you can't touch

That honkey tonk badonkadonk"











I'm chuckling as I post these lyrics....
thanks, Trace Adkins, I'm not sure
you meant as ass like mine--
*grin*

28 October 2011

Photographs

when life is
stressful,
its easy to
set aside all the
worries of the day
and lose myself in
taking pictures.


whether they're
pictures of me
or for me,
of nature
or people





"When words become unclear, 
I shall focus with photographs.  
When images become inadequate, 
I shall be content with silence."
~Ansel Adams





There are always 
two people in every picture:  
the photographer and the viewer.  
~Ansel Adams
























( Just a little experimentation using household items as filters.
this was a small antique pyrex bowl. silly me. )

26 October 2011

Thanks!




a great big
Thank You!
for all the
extra traffic here
this week .....

hope you're enjoying
what I've been sharing.

Feel free to drop me
a line or two ....  :)

~Gal

Desert Walk




"When I admire
the wonder of a sunset,
or the beauty of the moon,
my soul expands
in worship of the Creator."
~Mahatma Gandhi














I took a walk today
near sunset
in the mountains nearby
just to feed my soul

24 October 2011

We Went Blue!

-♥-♥-♥-

Your feet
will bring you
to where your
heart is 
~Irish Proverb
 
-♥-♥-♥-
 
Make your feet 
your friend.  
~J.M. Barrie
 
-♥-♥-♥-


When my granddaughter visits, 
there's no knowing what will happen.... 
Blue toenails even! (we like to match!)

23 October 2011

Relax.x.x.x.





How beautiful it is 

to do nothing, 

and then 

to rest afterward.

  ~Spanish Proverb







Give your stress wings 

and let it fly away. 

~Terri Guillemets







Smile, 
breathe, 
and go slowly"
Thich Nhat Hanh






 When life gets hectic,
one of the things I do to relax
is take photos, play with edits.
Hope you enjoy!


(A special note of thanks for the help with the edits!)

22 October 2011

bed time

 Accomplishing the impossible means only that 
the boss will add it to your regular duties.  ~Doug Larson


 It's bedtime .... and this weekend, I worked 19 out of 36 hours on a special project.  Which is why I chuckled when I read the quote by Doug Larson.  Some things are just too true these days.  And while its always nice to be recognized for what you do or know, it can also come back and bite you later!!  Even though work is a necessity for most of us, Lee Iacocca once said: "What is it that you like doing?  If you don't like it, get out of it, because you'll be lousy at it."  With that in mind, I like my job 95% of the time.  That other 5% though..... *grrr*grumble*grrr*cuss*grrrrr*   
Sleep well, dream better, readers :)

21 October 2011



When you work a half day
like I did today....
12 hours!
all you want when you
come home
is to slip into your
fuzzy white slippers......








and your favorite
red plaid
flannel blankie.....








to just hide in a corner
where no one will talk
to you
or need anything

and when its time
to curl up and
get some rest,
your blanket is warm
and cozy,
and so are you.

May tomorrow be
a better, and shorter, day!

20 October 2011

kiss it... !

Ever have one of
those days where
you just want to say
to the world .... .

"Hey, KISS MY ASS!"

            *grins*

Sometimes work can be
a really lousy place to
spend 40 hours a week.

It's been a
busy, crazy
topsy-turvy
week for me. 
Hoping to be more
on track next week again!
Thanks for stopping by :)

18 October 2011

Love... or not?

"He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not"

"Älskar... älskar inte" (Swedish)

"Me ama... no me ama" (Spanish)

It's a game of French origin,
where one pulls the petals
off a daisy while repeating the verse
in which one person
seeks to determine 
whether the object of their affection 
returns that affection or not.




While that may be a silly game 
girls play from time to time, 
when I was out and about this week,
I saw these daisies and snapped a picture.  
For some reason, daisies always make me think .....
"he loves me.... he loves me not...."  

14 October 2011

Silhouettes





Sorry i haven't posted for a while...

Life has gotten in the way of

doing the things i enjoy.




but when i am a silhouette
i have no fear
i can love you from here
 





when i am a silhouette
i can give myself to you
and you'd never see through

~Catie Curtis song







By special request....
sorry it wasn't lighter
or in color
maybe i'll brave that
another time :)

11 October 2011

High Heels




I bought new shoes
(no, don't say again?!?! haha)

had to try them on,

slip into stockings,

tie them up,

and take a few pix, of course!







High heels were invented
by a woman who
had been kissed on the forehead.
~Christopher Morley











 
I don't know who
invented high heels,
but all women owe him a lot.
~Marilyn Monroe













Whether invented
by a man or woman,
high heels make a gal
feel special!

09 October 2011

Pillow Talk, anyone?


Day is done. 
Darkness is 
falling everywhere, 
and little ones 
are getting sleepy....

so are the big ones, too!

It was a busy weekend, 
and I'm ready to 
settle in
with a good movie, 
maybe a classic, 
like Pillow Talk!
Care to join me??

08 October 2011

The Right Light




In the right light, 
at the right time, 
everything is extraordinary.
  ~Aaron Rose

 



Beware lest you lose 
the substance 
by grasping 
at the shadow. 
~Aesop










October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

07 October 2011

All about Boobs

Breast Cancer Awareness Month... 
a good time to make the next few posts....
specialized! 

“A lot of guys think the larger a woman's breasts are, 
the less intelligent she is. 
I don't think it works like that. 
I think it's the opposite. 
I think the larger a woman's breasts are, 
the less intelligent men become.”
~Anita Wise

06 October 2011

Think Pink!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
and everywhere you look, you see pink!
A perfect time of year, and reminder,
to get my own mammogram done.



 

In case you've never seen it done before,
my tech was gracious enough to allow me
to snap a couple of pictures


Early detection is important - 
make sure the ladies in your life
are up to date on their mammograms!




(This post dedicated to Julie -- "one step... one day... repeat!" Love you!)

05 October 2011

a single candle

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, 
and the life of the candle will not be shortened. 
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
~~Buddha
It's evening time, and the weather has begun to turn.
Shorter daylight hours makes it feel like there are
fewer hours in which to get things done.
Today was one of those days where things
you never want to do... have to get done.
Mine?  Was the dentist.  Yick.
Here it is evening time,
and I'm in my nightgown,
ready for bed.
*yawn*
May all your dreams be naughty!

04 October 2011

Black and White (again you say?)

Repose

Working on light and shadow

This was an accidental shot
but I liked how it caught the strands of hair



The hazards of self portraits
and self timers
can sometimes give you oddities like this:
and it makes you wonder:
What in the world was I trying to do?
~giggles~

03 October 2011

Pampered Toes





there's nothing better
on a Sunday afternoon
than a little bit
of pampering
for the feet.








A good lotion,
a nice massage,
fingers squishing
between the toes











Time for a bit
of color
this is
green "Envy"










And there
we have it...
purtiful toes!