Thursday, February 25, 2010

door to my childhood home

this weeks theme for sunday shutterbugs is door..

I am visiting my family and staying at my moms house..
the house I grew up in so this is the side door
of her house..
no one ever uses the front door here
never has
never will
everyone just knows
to go to the side door.
my sister asked me why I didn't do the
nice front door..
I don't recognize that door, I never used it.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Sunday Shutterbugs theme this week

It's kinda hard to find something dripping when it's
so cold outside..
I thought about icycles hanging
all over my house but
the pictures I took just weren't that interesting..
and I love interesting...
As I walked back into the house
I saw the candles we burned the other night
when we had company over for game night.
they had some pretty cool drips..

Monday, February 15, 2010


yes i sometimes talk to myself
nothin wrong with that
i get fed up with myself
i tell myself to hang in there
don't sweat the small stuff
there are always bigger problems ahead
save my energy for those times
ya gotta love yourself
or who else will
never defeat yourself
be on your own side
be your best friend
love who you are
i always look over my shoulder
i always watch out for myself

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


The theme this week
for Sunday Shutterbugs is
Lots of curves in my world
but among my collection of old junk/treasures
I found my favorite.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I hate trash

Everywhere I go I see trash.. what's the deal here people???
I know some amount of trash can accidentally end up on the side of the road, but the amount that I see is crazy.
I know.. I know .. I am one of those people that notices every piece of trash laying on the side of the road and sometimes that is a curse.. It drives me crazy!!

I can drive down the road and my eyes have always been drawn to all the odds and ends of peoples lives discarded carelessly ...
the hamburger wrapper they had just finished and thrown on the floor of the truck, and then flies out when they get out of their truck..
beer cans thrown out the window because who want's to keep evidence of drinking and driving.. sometimes I see the entire 12 pack thrown to the side of the road.. come on.. you take the time to put them all back in the case.. and then toss it out the window..
a pile of cigarette butts in the parking lot when a smokers ashtray was it so hard to walk up to the door and toss them in the trash can..

why don't they notice this?
life is too busy?
talking on the cell phone?
or do they just not pay attention?
oh sure someone else will come along and clean up your mess..
Don't even get me started on people who don't clean up after their dogs on the hiking trails. I promise I won't post pictures of that..

I try to pick up at least one piece of trash a day that someone else discarded.. I want to think unknowingly discarded as I hate to think all the trash I see is intentionally thrown out where it lies.. half buried in the snow.. on a scenic byway.. thru beautiful Colorado..

I feel better now that I vented that.. if everyone picked up one piece of trash a day.. what a beautiful world it would be...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I found a fun blog the other day
and decided I would participate
in their challenge.
Corinna and Edie at Sunday Shutterbugs
have each been posting a picture every sunday
with a weekly theme.
They are on the letter C and this weeks
theme is CIRCLE.

This is my photo for the week..
a delicious cup of green tea with local honey..
something I see everyday..