Saturday, April 21, 2018


Spring is here and life is flowing through the gardens. Color, life and growth abound.  I love it!
Here is a preview of how my garden is growing!
This is part of the garden in front of my home. Below is another view.
So much is happening in the front and back gardens!!
Isn't it grand!!
My lovely garden is beautiful thanks  to my landscaper and dear friend, Lisa N.!!
A wonderful place to muse and dream and relax and smile!!

Friday, February 2, 2018


On Friday, January 26th, I took a friend to the auto show at the Portland Convention Center for a surprise for his birthday, though not really a surprise since he had to drive!  Now it seems the parking lot there was filled and we were told to "drive around for about 45 minutes" by the parking attendant!
OH NO!  Luckily we spotted a sign saying there was public parking at one little garage across the street and were very lucky that someone pulled out right when we were going to leave because it was full!  Inside were all of the cars men dream about, and maybe some women!
Randy found his dream car, the 2018 Corvette Grand Sport.  
Of course you can have it for your birthday...NOT!
This Land Rover Discovery isn't too bad!
The Discovery is my color!!
What happens when I push this button? I would have to take a class on all of the buttons and switches  before I could drive one!
It even tells you how to get back to earth!!!  The Hyundai Genesis G90 was the one I liked!
This one is for fun! 
Nah, red attracts police.
NICE!!!!!  Oldie but a goodie!
I think Randy would take this one, too!
What? My present isn't a new car????
We had a great time and saw sooooo many cars, even a few motorcycles.
Spent about 6 hours and never saw it all!
We were even very impressed by the Hybrids!
They had buys there to polish off the finger prints each person left behind. What a job!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


In previous post you read about the ice storm on Christmas eve which trapped me at a dear friends home overnight.  Not expected!  On Christmas day when the roads were finally safe in the afternoon, I quickly took photos of the remaining ice on plants before heading home to my starving kitties and prepare for meeting a friend.  Here are some of my photographs!
Leaf encased in ice
Where plants had been trimmed, crystal balls of ice had formed.
Look close and you can see the ice on the trees even in the hazy light of the day.
Ice looks lovely on  plants and scenery but NOT on roads!