Sunday, May 31, 2009

365/75 - Flagstaff Iris

While making the rounds of yard sales yesterday, I found some absolutely lovely blooming iris plants in two different gardens. Took this with the Canon 50D zoom lens. I took others with the macro lens, too. Look at the transparent quality of this flower. I promised the lady I would make her some prints. She deserves it. Wish I could capture the entire back garden. Another time.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

365/74 - English Bulldog "Yankee"

When I was taking photos around the lake at El Dorado Park in Scottsdale, I came across a woman walking her 3 English Bulldogs. They were wonderful. This is Yankee and she's going to be 4 years old. Guess what? She was born on the 4th of July. At least the lighting was good for the photo.

Monday, May 25, 2009

365/73 - Cactus flower

I think this is a nigh blooming cirius but am not sure. Except it is daytime and I just took the picture across the street from Mom's house in Scottsdale, AZ.
It looks like another beautiful day here and will probably be quite warm. I'll be glad to return to Flagstaff this afternoon. Molly has enjoyed the longer morning walks with Rocky (Mom's dog).

Sunday, May 24, 2009

365/72 - Duck @ Vista Del Camino

Only had the cell phone this morning. The ducks like to bathe early in the morning. This one was swimming over to meet up with a white swan, I think. Anyway, the white feathered swimmer/bather, was hanging out, too. I really think these ducks pose for the camera.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

365/71 - Mama lifting weights

Saw Mom yesterday at the SNF while whe was in occupational and physical therapy. She's a dynamo. I know she enjoys the attention of the therapists but doesn't like being away from home. She's doing great and goes home on Monday the day before she turns 87.

Friday, May 22, 2009

365/70 - smaller airplane to Phoenix

This was the smaller plane that took me from Flagstaff to Phoenix for my connecting flight to Los Gatos on May 3, 2009. Excellent flight and quick. I think we were in the air for 30 minutes. Better than driving.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

365/69 - California chandelier - Los Gatos trip

Took this photo while waiting for Stephanie when we shopped at an antique store in CA. Just sat and looked up with the camera and shot some pictures. Fun time.

Friday, May 15, 2009

365/68 - Cindy O'Leary, An Artful Journey

Cindy O'Leary organized our Artful Journey with DJ Pettitt. What a fantastic woman and a great organizer.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

365/67 - Los Gatos Marachi Band

Nellie Wortman, Rene Chock (Ashes2Beauty) and I walked around downtown Los Gatos after dinner on May 5, Cinco de Mayo. What a treat to suddenly hear the sounds of wonderful Marachi music as we came out of a shop. These guys were dressed for the event and played great music. There's nothing like good Marachi music to make me want to step lively and dance.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

365/66 - DJ Pettitt workshop

Los Gatos, CA, May 4-5, 2009, DJ Pettitt workshop organized by Cindy O'Leary. It was fantastic, Los Gatos was gorgeous, my classmates were wonderful, Cindy and her assistants were marvelous. I recommend taking a workshop at the You will love the setting and Cindy does the best job ever.
This is Stephanie Thiel. She graciously picked me up on Wednesday after the workshop was finished and took me to the beach and an antique store before hauling me to the San Jose airport. A delightful lady and a very accomplished artist. She attends the Art and Soul retreats in WA.