Hello sweetness.


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428we spent some time in morro bay with my parents :)  it was sweet and special.  I snuck out to fetch coffee and snap a few pictures in the morning light on the docks near our hotel.  It’s amazing  how sunshine brings life to the simplest things…although the spider would not call his work simple :)

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0407blogSo remiss in being here.  I am having a huge love affair with my camera :)

These were taken at bancroft gardens in walnut creek at dusk.   The gardens are so wonderful, housing primarily succulents.  I think they are short staffed, as the area appears to need a bit of grooming and loving.  It’s evident, however, how very long some of the plants have had a home there.  If you love succulents like I do, it’s worth a walk through.


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Did you ask your soul what dreams it’s had lately?

Did you know all your dreams can come true?

The soul gets its dreams and it schemes

On the beams of the Other World’s light sifting through—–

(via Julia Cameron)

Have a great weekend.  It’s the first day of spring.  The weather has been brilliant…may your world be that way too.


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inbetween2I believe the right question to ask, respecting all ornament, is simply this; was it done with enjoyment, was the carver happy while he was about it?
John Ruskin

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125This cross was a gift from my lovely niece in law….love the texture, shape of the pieces, metal carvings and the finish.


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gal11gal15gal3gal6gal14gal9gal8gal16Inspiration comes from so many sources for me….a consummate student of all things visual….blending of color, fabrics, textures and materials….a visual seeker of sorts.

Today, I’ll share a bit of runway fashion from John Galliano’s  recent runway show, his Ready to Wear 2010 line found via Vogue.co.uk.  I take it in as an overt example on what is fresh, and scale it back accordingly for future inspirational reference :)

Life is busy, life is full.  I am loving my family and holding my friends close….life is precious, life is fragile…honoring all that I have been given.

Keep your mind, heart, soul and spirit open…there is beauty in everything!

“The only limits are, as always, those of vision”                     James Broughton


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1027C1027C21027luckygirl1027love1027heartC, I love you.  Your friendship and unique nature has made an immense difference in my life.  Please know how much I love you and am praying for your complete recovery and return to the life that you love. Words can’t describe how very much you mean to me and to my family.  Prayers, support, and complete appreciation for you, my dear friend.


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Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late.  Today, this hour, this minute is the day, the hour, the minute for each of us to sense the fact that life is good, with all of its trials and troubles, and perhaps more interesting because of them.      

Robert R. Updegraff

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