This morning was all about the triumphant navigation to the coffee pot after a horrid night of battling insomnia. Having successfully navigated as far as the coffee pot and managing to obtain the perfect cup of coffee, my day is made – obviously, I am a simple person! I like the way the colors of the coffee repeat in the counter top, separated by the contrasting color of the cup – soothing in a way.
My neighborhood looks so peaceful and average reflected in my car wind – one would never think that just yards away is the wild, wild west of the high desert.
Here’s my ceramic bunny in the land of giant squash…oh my!
On the edge – just a peek into my inner sanctum…where the magic happens…
Coincidentally, this posting is coinciding with my Tuesday Treasured Tidbit so all is well with the world.
As a photo of a beautiful wedding ring, one might automatically thing of the monetary value of the thing and think that, of course, it’s a treasure! I always thought I treasured it because it was my mother’s ring. More recently, I’ve come to realize that I treasure it because it represents ‘family’ to me. Family in all of its beautiful, interesting and unique permutations just like the diamonds and gold in these rings for all of eternity.
We’re having one of our very few cloudy, sometimes rainy days here in New Mexico today, so I was able to capture a view of the mountains near Albuquerque shrouded in clouds.
The view is from atop the northwest mesa, looking east across the valley to see the gathering of the clouds, almost totally obscuring the Sandia Mountain Range. A sight so common to people in other areas as to be taken for granted, yet so precious to those of us in rain-starved states as to be immortalized.
As luck would have it my choices for this particular assignment were limited. I chose to take a different perspective on my wreath and front archway (I sat on the sidewalk) to see if I could lend an air of intrigue to my simple little house. With the special effects, it now seems much older than its 25 years and more mysterious than its humble suburban location.
Honestly, I don’t know that either of these photos fit the bill for the exact spirit of the assignment. However, when I opened my front door and saw my first pansy blooming it ‘popped’ for me so I snapped a picture. I cropped it two different ways to play with the colors and here we have them.
Spring is coming, spring is coming!!!
What more appropriate place for a fortune than under a light that evokes a crystal ball?
When I saw the assignment for today, I immediately thought of this picture of this little gecko I snapped a few years ago while on a trip to Maui.
He/she looks so satisfied and comfortable in the pool of sunshine – one almost wants to remove this big, thick winter sweater…almost…