Monday, June 30, 2008

Sunrise over Mono Lake

"Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life."

-- Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Your Noble British Name Is:

Lady Ilona Poppy Hastings

These internet quiz-generator thingys have always been silly, fun, and a general exercise in wasting time rather than getting on with more important things. However, the answer to this one left me, ahem, well, rather spooked! There must be a vortex in the space-time continuum!! You see, while I have no idea about the name Ilona, Poppy was the nickname for my grandfather, who recently passed away, and Hastings was his surname.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Back Home

Hi all! I'm back from the wild western adventure, safe from cougars, bears, and the stray marmot or two! Hubby has all the photies, and as he's still up there with the wild animals....the children stayed with him ;)
... my sharing of the photos will have to wait
(I had to come back and work...drat the need for a paycheck!).

This is a spring photo of our backyard. The trees are live Christmas trees that we planted ages ago, and now make great shade for the 'melting' days that are upon us. (There's a climbing rose that's made its way almost to the top of one of the pines)

"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. "
~Robert Louis Stevenson

Banning DiHydrogen Monoxide - Penn and Teller

This was sent to me in an email....I'll quote my friend: "This is a good reminder to not follow the pack but to lead and get educated yourself!"

Saturday, June 14, 2008

High Sierra Reflections

"Having spent many years trying to define the essentials of trust, I arrived at the position that if two people could say two things to each other and mean them, then there was the basis for real trust. The two things were: 'I mean you no harm' and 'I seek your greatest good.'"
-Jim Meehan, Psychologist and Poet

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Gone Fishin'

Hi all!

The mountains beckon......catch ya'll later!!

Ps. My computer? is not behaving, and won't post this song from YouTube; either that or there will be multiple YouTube postings here when I get back.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Ewok kin found in Scottish Highlands!

Another Comedy relief post! Work and life have been busy, of late so it's hard to find the energy to write something 'significant'. Hopefully, I'll have time here soon to write something with some depth, other than copy and paste. Meanwhile, I've been enjoying visiting my blog favs and all that you've been writing about and photographing....Keep up the good work! :)

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.
-- Irish Proverb

The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”
-- Mark Twain

Highland photo credit