28 March 2012


Busy this week
with some 
spring exercises... 


24 March 2012


A sundress is perfect
for warm spring temps....

I slipped into this one
to do a little shopping.....

but changed the
viewpoint of the

Hope you like :)

21 March 2012


It is exercise alone 
that supports the spirits, 
and keeps the mind in vigor.  
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

... i try to remember its good
for me, but an hour with a
personal trainer and all i want
is to come home and crawl in bed....
pass the chocolates please!

19 March 2012


 All art requires courage.  
~Anne Tucker

short post today...
a storm in the valley,
a project at work,
a turn at the gym,
too many of life's details
getting in the way ....
Thank you for slipping in
and taking a peek today!

17 March 2012



 Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Happy St. Patrick's Day
 to everyone!

Hope you wore your green today!

"Green is the prime color of the world, 
and that from which its loveliness arises." 
-- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Green is the color of love 
associated with both Venus, the Roman goddess 
and Aphrodite, the Greek goddess.

Kermit the Frog's signature color is green.

 Green is the color of nature, fertility, life.

 Green is the color of balance.

16 March 2012

Defeat Age

"There is a fountain of youth: 

It is your mind, 

your talents, 

the creativity you bring to your life 

and the lives of people you love. 

When you learn to tap this source, 

you will truly have defeated age."

~ Sophia Loren

Another year in full swing,
and my daughter turns 30.
The years pass quickly -
seems like yesterday I was
holding her hand, sending her
off to kindergarten, then off to prom.  
Memories that bring a smile. :)  

14 March 2012


Lately, I'm noticing that thing I did with ease,
things I took for granted, are now a little
different as I get older. Of course, the first
thing to go was the eyes. Reading used to
be my greatest pleasure. Thanks to large
print books, and the ability to increase the
font on my computers and the kindle, I can
still have this pleasure, its just adjusted a
little bit. But with reading glasses, it all
works out fine. Well, mostly fine.

When I send or receive a text message on
my phone, I need my glasses. I keep both
my glasses, and my phone, next to my bed
at night -- in case I get some all important
message ... Saturday morning, I'm slowly
waking up, it's early, and my phone beeps,
I have a new text.  I grab my glasses and
stick them on, and try to read my phone.
And I'm thinking "Maaaan, either my eyes
are really tired, or I need to get them checked.
I can barely see my phone this morning!!"
Squinting away, I answer my text and roll over
to catch just a few more minutes under the warm
snuggly covers. Later, when I was fully awake
and getting up, I look over at my phone,
and the glasses I'd tried to read my phone with.
I had myself a really good laugh when I realized
that I'd put on my sunglasses instead of reading glasses.

13 March 2012

Love is...

"There is no mistaking Love.
You feel it in your heart.
It is the common fiber of life,
the flame that heats our soul,
energized our spirit,
and supplies passion to our lives."

~Elizabeth Kubler Ross

I enjoy sharing quotes and thoughts on love.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but 
sometimes more than a picture is necessary. :)

There are many different kinds of love, and everyone
needs a certain amount of all the different kinds!
There's the love you have as a child for your parents,
the love you have as a parent of children.  You love
your pets, sometimes your neighbors! and your
co-workers (sometimes a little TOO well perhaps!)
If you're lucky, you love your spouse,who loves you too.

Love is a part of us, a part of our lives, and
if you love someone, be sure and tell them!

I Love You!

11 March 2012

Be Yourself

“To be yourself 
in a world that is constantly 
trying to make you something else 
is the greatest accomplishment.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some days it takes great effort to say "this is me"
and be happy with it.  We all know we can be
better in many ways.  But that should never affect
how we feel about ourselves, nor let us fall into the
trap that says when I do "this" or "that", I'll finally
be happy.  I'll never be a size 12, and that's OK.
We need to be happy with ourselves every day,
in every way.   :)

10 March 2012


is a way of feeling,
of touching,
of loving.
What you have caught on film
is captured forever...
it remembers little things,
long after you have forgotten everything.”

~Aaron Siskind

Thank you
for taking
the time
to have a
peek here!  ~Gal

08 March 2012


To know
the difference
you must first know
the difference
~Bernard Poulin

07 March 2012


Just a couple
of random pix
from the last series

 Like the sky opens 
after a rainy day 
we must open to ourselves.... 
Learn to love yourself 
for who you are 
and open so the world 
can see you shine.  
~James Poland

05 March 2012


Sitting in the sun 

waiting for life begin 

looking for a sign 

where it starts 

and where it ends

~lyrics by Band De Soleil

 I love to sunbathe ---
especially in the nude

Lots of extra traffic here lately...
its appreciated!  ~Gal

03 March 2012

Legs! (1)


its nice to have
a quite Saturday
to myself
to do nothing

It gives me time
to play with

Of course
a nice stream
of sunlight

"Legs!" at the request of Mr.C|T
Hope you enjoy :)

02 March 2012



is royalty. 

A mysterious color, 

purple is associated

with both 




A day without having
to go to work
is always a good day,
wouldn't you agree?