Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday Snapshot - heart rock cafe

Alabama Hills on the east side of the Sierra Nevada.
I collect and provide sanctuary for heart-shaped rocks but was thrilled to spot this other type of heart-shaped rock during our recent road trip to Death Valley National Park.

Don't forget to look out into the night sky tonight for a meteor shower.

~ Saturday Snapshot ~

Thursday, April 19, 2012

the color purple

"notice the color purple" - the Happiness Project

An iris in my neighbor's yard. 

back in time

View from friend's cabin off Whitney Portal Road.
Our trip to Death Valley National Park was super. The weather could not have been better. It was a quick trip that has left me obsessing about when we'll return. So much to explore!

Years ago, my best friend from junior high school days, invited me to stay at her family's cabin. You wouldn't think teenage girls would find a rustic cabin in the middle of nowhere fun but we did. On this trip, we visited the cabin and this picture captures the view from the front side. Spectacular. The cabin itself is in complete disrepair. I would love to own it and fix it up. Dreaming...

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunday Stills - reflections

Furnace Creek Inn, Death Valley National Park [click on image to enlarge]
Couldn't get the song "Midnight at the Oasis" off my mind. Except, I was singing, "mid-day at the oasis."

~ Sunday Stills ~

Saturday, April 14, 2012

road tripping

Badlands National Park [click on image to enlarge]
We're heading off to visit Death Valley National Park. It's our first visit despite growing up in California and living back in California for the past eight years. A quick trip this time (one day) but it looks like the weather is going to work out for us. The snow has let up in the Sierra and it's only going to be in the 80s in Death Valley.

~ Saturday Snapshots ~

Friday, April 13, 2012


Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.

~ Ansel Adams

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Quotable - true story

"People want biography. People want memoir. They want you to tell them that the story you're telling them is true. The thing I'm telling you is true, but it did not always happen to me."

 ~ Dorothy Allison

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday link soup

Do you have a kindle? There's a free download of Night Swim by Jessica Keener over at Sidewalk Shoes today.

This sounds refreshing - Orange Sparkling Water. Easy, too.

Winners of the 2012 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards Announced

Monday, April 2, 2012