a NEW Thursday Thought




Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday!  Here’s (one of many) pics from the beautiful Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC.  I wish I knew what kind of plant this is. If anyone can enlighten me, please do. I’m sad I didn’t get a better shot of the bumblebee for you. 🙂

OK, for today miscellany:

I caught me a NEW cold last week (not fun).  I always seem to catch something every time I hop on an airplane!  Can anyone give me any tips on how I can avoid that?  Please???!!!  I meant to overrun my system with vitamin C beforehand, but forgot.  I also seem to remember a SharkTank episode where someone invented some semi-inconspicuous thing to go over your nose that kept out all the airborne junk, but I can’t remember if any of the sharks went for it.

Another random thing…we bought NEW pickleball racquets and have had fun playing at a nearby park. Who plays pickleball?  Have you played in any tournaments?

I bought a NEW compost bin that spins…does anyone have any tips for making sure you have the right nitrogen/carbon ratio?  I gotta get me some dried up leaves to go with my kitchen scraps…soon.

I recently saw this kayak that folds up! How cool (and expensive) is that?!?  I would love to get one (well, we’d probably need two) and do this road trip:  Drive to Moses Lake, WA and kayak that lake.  Do a day-trip to Lake Lenore (I didn’t know there was such a place for a really long time).  Head to Coeur d’Alene ID and kayak on that beautiful blue water (I drove by once, and that blue water took my breath away!)  Visit Glacier National Park, then kayak on nearby Flathead Lake.  Then come home.  How does that plan sound?  If anyone has been to any of the above, feel free to share tips or recommendations.  I figure if I put my vacation plans/ travel bucket lists in writing, perhaps eventually they will actual happen.

That’s enough random stuff for today.  Have a good one and do or learn something NEW today!





a NEW thought Thursday


Happy Thursday! As you may have noticed, many times, my Thursday quotes have nothing to do with the photo I share it with – I typically just stick a quote that I really like on a photo that I’ve produced that week.  However, I thought this photo paired lovely with this quote. The two opposing elements (one black/white and the other a vivid color) corresponds to the quote’s reference of holding two opposed ideas in the mind!  This nice of a pairing doesn’t happen every Thursday, but I kind of like it when it does. :o)  Have a great day!

a NEW photo and NEW textures


Hello! Well, I FINALLY did it!  I’ve been wanting to start experimenting with textures via Kim Klassen’s site for quite a few weeks now, but life is busy, ya know!?!.  But today I actually downloaded some free textures that she offers (Thank you Kim!) and watched her tutorial and created the photo above.  I think I’ll be hooked now!  So many of my online friends are taking her classes and I can’t wait to join in the fun.

I’ll be sharing this at Texture Tuesday at Kim’s site.  So fun!


Have a great day! Do or Learn something NEW!