Friday, April 30, 2010

may day

poor Bo

made to sit amidst the carpet of pink, spent cherry blossoms.

he's looking at me like,

seriously, are you kiddin me. do i look like THAT kind of dog?!

we are off to memphis for the weekend to see my daughter and son-in-law.

can't wait to see them.

also, can't wait to see some of my favorite musicians at the

beale street music festival.

john hiatt

alison kraus

leon russell


one of my favorite guitar players,

sonny landreth!

oh, yippie skippie!

in addition to all the lovely tunes that i have chosen for your listening pleasure here on my blog,

i also love me some


oh yeh, baby, baby...



the blues.

happy may day to me.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

soft day

welcome rain slowed me down...

exploring the softer side of my home and gardens today....



and painting.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

tuscan inspired garden

can i confess something? we're all friends here right?

i'm not a big fan of disney

or theme parks

or anything contrived

or contrivity (I think i just made that word up).

so how did i end up at disney's epcot center?

well, let's just say my girlfriend and i had the opportunity, no, the pleasure, of escorting a family "in need" down to orlando. when i discovered epcot was having a garden show, i thought we should check it out.

i'm still not a fan of the whole park scene, but i did fall in love with this tuscan inspired area, that featured a fantastic eco wall system. a soiless hydroponic system planted out with perennials and herbs and even strawberries.

a living piece of art.

quite beautiful really.

we were half way through the park and the day,
when the rain started.
and boy, did we get wet.
our spirits were not dampened though.
we gathered enough material on this trip for a screenplay,
or at least a skit or two for saturday night live...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

earth day

well, i am back from florida with many photos and stories to share. today i just wanted to pop in and wish you a

happy earth day.

and NO this is NOT an advertisement for disney...i just happen to love the OCEAN, DOLPHINS and the color BLUE... and this display at epcot center, well, it took my breath away.

i had an amazing, life changing encounter with a dolphin in the wild.

about ten years ago, i was snorkeling with my family in an area where dolphins used to be regularly fed. it is illegal to do so now, but the gentle creatures still return to this area. you can actually hear their high pitched tones when your head is under water. a huge dolphin appeared in front of me as if out of no where. he seemed to be looking at me straight in the eye. in fact i am sure we were making eye contact. i was shocked by all the scratches and scars that covered his shiny skin. i felt afraid and yet calm. something made me want to reach out to this wild being. i slowly stretched my hand out to touch the side of his face and he allowed me to do so ......... he then vanished just as quickly as he had appeared.

i think he was trying to tell me something.
thank you all for the lovely comments on my last post. it may take me a while to get back to you , but know that i am just tickled pink that you are visiting me here at my blog home.
it's good to be home.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

i'll be back soon...

i will be absent from the blogosphere for a while, as i will be traveling to Florida's Epcot Center for the garden show.

in the mean time, please enjoy some images i took this week, from one of the gardens i care for.

or as i like to say...

"where i go to play".

i'll be back soon...