Sunday, April 18, 2010
The most gorgeous purple every where I go
The Man Ray exhibit - very interesting but not what I expected..lots of work by his students as well as the African Art used in his work
Butterflies and robins every day now...it's really spring!
Riding with the King...B.B. and Eric...yum
Less crow, more song birds
No more diesel tow truck in the middle of the night...the repo man moved!!! yippee skippee
The most amazing scallop and polenta dish..with crispy cheese and a jabanero corn salsa
Blue Bell Ice Cream!!!! The best ever and only available in limited area, fell in love with it in college in TX and haven't had it since, (unless I was in TX) but my lovelies, it's here now...too bad I can't really enjoy ice cream like I use to
Yummy Cajun food from a new restaurant in town...2 blocks from where I work...we went 3 times in the first week it was open, tastes "right" ya know?
An organic tomato from Mexico that was so good and tasty, I expected to hear my daddy's voice.
The softest shawl with beautiful swirly colors...from Target!
Pan pastels, I love how soft they are and how easily they blend
Cotton shirts and bare feet outside
Finally, the lilacs!! Every where and so fragrant now that the wind has subsided a bit
RAIN!! and a foggy morning with that smell you know means moisture
Wisteria has a fragrance all it's own and it is soooo intoxicating. As I was taking some of the pictures I felt kinda like Wimpy after hamburgers...I would follow it anywhere. We are calling it hysteria this year instead of wisteria...
Very excited that I have found ways to manipulate pictures from my shiny pink PoGo printer!! I KNOW!! How cool is that! Double exposures, altered with sanding, fire and acetone! Thanks to Traci Bunkers for the idea and the link!
Grateful for a break from the wind.
Disappointed in the Dia de los Muertos show yesterday...it was so junky! Nothing even remotely like the one last year that had tons of different kinds of things and real quality. I only purchased a couple of pairs of Milagros earrings and could hardly wait to get out of the building!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
You can almost see this lovely lilac that I am sure would smell wonderful...if the wind wasn't beating the shit out of it. So if you have any suggestions about how to help me not fight the wind and yes, I know I can't win, or things that I should be grateful for when the wind blows...I'm all ears...
Saturday, April 10, 2010
If I were a month I’d be May...or October
If I were a day I’d be Sunday
If I were a time of day I’d be sunset into dusk
If I were a planet I’d be the moon circling the earth in all it's phases
If I were a sea animal I’d be a leafy sea dragon
If I were a direction I’d be southwest
If I were a piece of furniture I’d be a rocking chair
If I were a liquid I’d be Earl Grey Tea
If I were a gem stone I’d be Amazonite
If I were a tree I’d be a Jacaranda
If I were a tool I’d be a camera
If I were a flower I’d be a lily of the valley
If I were an element of weather I’d be dew
If I were a musical instrument I’d be a accordion
If I were a color I'd be purple
If I were an emotion I’d be gratitude
If I were a fruit I’d be a avocado
If I were a sound I’d be a whistle
If I were an element I'd be earth
If I were a car I’d be a Willis Jeep pickup
If I were a food I’d be shrimp creole
If I were a place I’d be a mountain meadow
If I were a material I'd be lawn
If I were a taste I’d be salty
If I were a scent I’d be lilac
If I were a body part I’d be an eye
If I were a song I’d be off key
If I were a bird I'd be a mourning dove
If I were a gift I'd be the last book you talked about
If I were a city I'd be New Orleans
If I were a door I'd be one of those old wooden screen doors whose sound lets you know when someone comes in or goes out
If I were a pair of shoes I’d be discarded by the door
If I were a poem I would be Dance Me to the End of Love by Leonard Cohen
what would you be?I saw this first when Allegra posted it and others followed, Tara and then Stephanie and so a little late but with my love of lists...
Saturday, April 3, 2010
boy was he right...!
I know why the women in the old west tales
killed their husbands, children, chickens, and any stray passerbys
when the wind was blowing...it makes me crazy.
And this is spring in New Mexico...
And when all our lovely blossoming,
pollinating, amazing flowering fruit trees
get just full of wonderfulness...
that wind takes all of our goodness to Arizona...or Texas...or Colorado
I hope they appreciate it!
Grace in small things
1. a brief respite from the wind when the sun was shining - warmth!!! lovely, lovely New Mexico
2. the most amazing paintings and cloth made from those paintings done by a blind man! I'll find the link and post it some day but he is amazing!! If you're local - stop by and see the show...
3. beautiful light in the mornings as I walk to the bus, the slow dawning of the day
4. mourning doves - it's mating season and they don't ever shut up! The cooing goes on and on...I love that sound
5. finally finishing my taxes!!! yippee skippee!! and so I can finish my plans for my trip to CO to see my niece get married...I get to be the one to marry them...isn't that a hoot!