Monday, December 23, 2019

Merry & Bright!

love & love, 

Friday, December 20, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Friday, December 06, 2019

Monday, December 02, 2019

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Long clip of her through time
makin' me smile
on my way to visit Tom's Foto Tunes

Monday, November 18, 2019

Hound Dog

"You Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog"
Big Mama Thornton

Before Elvis sang Hound Dog there was Big Mama Thornton, in 1952, she recorded "Hound Dog" while working with another Peacock artist, Johnny Otis. 

Joining the fun @ Tom's Foto Tunes 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Inky Update

I had  a writing coach always reminding me to Not Trash a first draft.
I think of that a lot lately.

This was 15 of 31 ink drawings . . Inktober still in progress . . . Many of my inking chums have already been overwhelmed and moved on . . .
 Some of my chums are professionals . . their work is  

I'm also taking a class in Urban Sketching.
That's why I posted #15.
I used a Bic pen (ink only) - and posted the sketch - 
Then went back - added a little color and my first homework assignment was acceptable.
Hey, for a rookie - this passes - and reminds me of the "No Trashing" rule.
Some of my chums are following prompts
not me
I just draw whatever comes to mind - or presents itself.
I'm trying out all different kinds of inking tools.
Right now i have a preference for Ballpoint and/or Fountain pen
which turned out to be nifty
I am studying with
he has the same preference.


well, I have plenty of stories to share, but right now I'm going to add some music
(no, not my own)
and participate in Tom's Foto Tunes

The Kingston Trio
"Go Tell Rodger"

love & love,

Monday, October 14, 2019

"Baba Yetu"

Arrived early enough to capture this
Just a few minutes more
and the place would be full

Several times a year
I get to visit
this beautiful place
and share a story

I have a few favorite sounds
the first two:
1. wind through zephyr pines
2. people singing together

"Baba Yetu"
('Our Father')
Stellenbosch Choir

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sweet Heart

d'ya remember the poem that goes:
"I'm hiding, I'm hiding and no one knows where?"
That's my pupster.

Right now she'd like the rain to stop
so we can 
enjoy a Sunday Stroll.

Ya Know?
I always thought the title of this song was
"Waitress In A Doughnut Shop"
Actually called

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks
love & love,

Monday, October 07, 2019


Happy Monday!

"Soft Kitty"
Big Bang Theory Cast

smiles for friends at Tom's Foto Tunes

Monday, September 30, 2019

Turn Around . . .

Headed off across the grass
towards a specific spot

Turned around
and was amazed at how far I'd come


Harry Belafonte
"Turn Around"

joining the community @ Tom's Foto Tunes

Thursday, September 19, 2019


My first horse
Third "Draw This Challenge"
No Natural talent for this art expression
only means i get to "practise, practise, practise."

So, I'm joining
 for 31 days of Ink.

Wanna join in?


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Garden Party

Gotta get myself back to the garden
I'll wait a day or two
'til it cools

John Fogerty - Garden Party:

Happy Day to You!

please visit: Tom's Foto Tunes

Friday, August 09, 2019

Not admitting defeat!

 challenges - keeping me from a remembered routine.
Thank you for visiting.
I'll return A.S.A.P,

love & love,

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Lots of Silly

Dance Around, Giggle, Sing Loud and Be Glad . . . 
Happy Thursday!

love & love,

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Goofing Off . . .

Learning, learning, learning 
every part of my life is filled with
learning new skills.

D'ya remember learning?
Makes me feel like a sloth.
Looking forward to step two
"sloth on vitamins."


what're YOU doing?
love & love,

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Wanna Dance?

It's Thursday
(favorite day of the week)
I feel like dancing.

love & love,

"Feelin' No Pain"
Fred Nichols & His Five Pennies

Monday, June 10, 2019

Sometimes, when everything happens at once - It's for GOOD!

shoulder - great
other challengs
beginning to fade into the distance

I'm still here
grateful for YOUR COMPANY
along The Way.

love & love,

Paul Whiteman & Bing Crosby 
"pay your doctor bills - throw the pills away" 


Sunday, June 02, 2019

had to re-post -

Hope we are allowed to watch -
I have a looong history with this piece . . . 
This awesome people
have given a new, most favorite rendition.

love & love,

Friday, May 10, 2019


 He lives in "City Garden."

 I like his shoes.



The Trashmen - Surfin Bird - Bird is the Word 1963 



linking with Tom's Willy-Nilly

Monday, April 29, 2019

Something Happy . . .

The Music Maids
"Whittle Out A Whistle"

catching up to Tom's Foto Tunes!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


I knew a few of my friends would want to know why i wasn't there for them . . . . 
cheering on their reading skills . . . 
listening to their life stories . . . 
especially one young man who chooses to do all his work at my table.

I sent a message especially for him.  

I learned my boss put the note on my table, so all the kids could know . . . . 
then, my little friend asked someone we trust to read it to him . . 
and took it - as a special treasure . . . home.

Missed two days . . . . I'll see them all Saturday!

*digitally altered two words

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Dear Cindy!

I usually don't want my picture taken . . . AND today For Sure - 
Because I wasn't treated with the Fabulosity Expected on Bath Day.
It WASN'T mom's fault.
While we were gone,
life got wonky.

Mom STILL gave me Every Single Thing She Promised.
So, I forgive her,

We wanted to take "Beauty Shots" when we returned home - 
Something happened.
I'll tell you in a minute.

We walked a trail this morning
and mom asked me to pose for a portrait.
I didn't feel like it:
"phooey," I said.
Then mom explained it's a promise picture especially for YOU!
This is for YOU:
This is for "Cindy," who we LOVE!

What I promised to tell you was a work crew,
Mom says are heroes
part of our city was smashed around by wind,.
I didn't see any of that - 
"Our" men arrived really late in the day
(because of the 'disaster delay')
and accomplished as much possible.
The tree is huge, and dead.
They did what they could before it was too dark - 
to keep their promise.

AND, for YOU.
a little lovely
from my special friend:

Crabby Appleton!

We Love You, Cindy
Oh, YES!
We LOVE You!

Monday, April 08, 2019


Sassy Rascal Rules the House

She insisted on a page of her own.

"The Cat Came Back"
\Anna RobertsGevalt, Joe DeJarnette

posting to Foto Tunes
Thank you, Tom!

Friday, April 05, 2019


i got 'em

color me grateful

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Thank you, Paul Scalzetti:

Got plenty of these guys keeping us company as the weather warms.

Thank you, Paul Scalzetti, for finding this snazzy version by Al Jolson.

Thursday, February 28, 2019


I Finally had time to check in on myself.
This blog had a LOT of busy visitors attempting to post crazy stuff . . . No, no . . not like my kind of crazy . . stuff about credit cards, deliveries, pretend business weirdness . . . So, I deleted all of them and decided to post who knows what . . . my own kind of silly,

I have an unscheduled day off because it rained ice and it's too slick to walk outside  - 
unless I keep to the grass.

I'm SO Grateful for the time.  Truly, all i want to do is sleep.

The other day it was still light when we got off work.
One of my co-workers looked up when Daylight Savings Time begins.
Everyone grinned at the idea of Light.
I admit, the idea of changing the clock back and forth seems loony to me - 
BUT, leaving winter for a while . . . that would be nice.

lately, walking adventures with my pupster have been on again - off again - 
because winter has been showing out . . . I look forward to the first few people who complain about the hot days . . . giggle.  (making a mental note to see if they are the same cold weather re-markers.) 

Thinking about Adventures
I haven't visited any New Places
Favorite Old Places
in a while

I'm So Ready!

all these photos were saved from a website no longer in existence.
nice to have them around
to remember

love & love

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

"The Man Who Lost His Head"

Satisfying Feature Film
You might enjoy it.

love & love,

ps . . . even though I'm squished for time today-
life is a Whole Lot Better.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Still Dreaming, Sir!

joining foto tunes

both photo and video are borrowed . . . many thanks to the creators
I hope they approve the message of the day

Monday, January 14, 2019

Joining Foto Tunes Today

Paul McCartney Sings Little Willow |

 Classical Baby: Lullabies | HBO


on my way to join foto tunes

w/Tom The Backroads Traveller

Monday, January 07, 2019


"This Land Is Your Land"

 joining foto tunes