Sunday, March 28, 2010


Detail on Carnegie Library in Paso Robles, California.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Where's Owen?

Cleverly camouflaged cat concealed in colorful comfort!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Field of Lupine

There is an amazing field of lupine between our house and our neighbor's house, with an occasional poppy to break up the intense blue!  You can smell the sweet aroma as soon as you step outside!  I love spring!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Almond orchard in spring
The Paso Robles area was once the largest almond growing district in California with 26,000 acres planted in almonds.  Most of these orchards have been taken out and replanted in grapes.  But scattered around the area are remnants of old almond orchards, which burst into bloom in February.

Friday, March 19, 2010

California Poppies

California poppies for Color Carnival
It's incredible to see a whole hillside covered with these bright blooms.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Outside Looking In

We are not amused!

California landscape

This was taken near Shell Creek Road east of Paso Robles

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Three windows in China.

 The top photo is a window looking onto a small lake in the Lingering Garden in Suzhou.
The middle photo is looking out a window in a guard house onto a section of the Great Wall.
The bottom photo is looking out a window into a garden in Suzhou.

Added March 20th.....The Blue Window was taken on my first trip to China in 1983.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010


A mosaic for Monday at the Little Red House.  Click here for a peek at more mosaics.
Photos from Central Coast in California......L to R: Morro Bay, bluebird in my yard, wildflowers east of Paso Robles, Highway 1 Big Sur, bluebird in my yard, indoor swimming pool at Hearst Castle.

Colorful statues

Colorful plaster statues at tourist stop along highway 58 between Mojave and Barstow

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A calm morning in Morro Bay resulted in lovely reflections.

Moss draped oak trees one foggy morning in winter

Friday, March 12, 2010


A sunflower from my garden

Nine koi in blue pond
bright orange shapes threading water
      swimming in circles       

Koi in a pond on a tea plantation outside of Hangzhou, China       

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Reeds in a small lake at sunrise
"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going"
Beverly Sills

Neptune's Pool at Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Time spent with cats is never wasted."

Sigmund Freud