she stood there…

amongst the twining greeness of the ferns…talking to him, singing softly to him and listening, listening for his voice…no sound returned to her…he was gone


“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.”

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

© Out Of My Mind Images 2015 (except as noted)

Zentangles meets…

Out Of My Mind Images 🙂


I enjoy interpreting these things after I draw them, like…what did I mean when I stuck a yellow square into a multitude of red circles.  Perhaps what my mother used to say to me, “You can’t fit a square peg in a round hole.”  Yes she was talking about me, that I was different, odd and didn’t fit in with the “norm.”

As I continue my mental ramble, I realize that the red circles with black centers also remind me of frogs eggs.  Years ago the property where I lived with my family had a swamp.  One day, after a rain, I was walking near the swamp and came to a place where there were mud puddles, in the edges of the puddles there were all these clumps of things that looked similar to my red circles.  I’d never seen frogs eggs before, so had no clue, my mind however decided they were the offspring of an alien creature…from…out…there…you know “space, the final frontier.”  Sometimes I rather enjoy the “stuff” my mind comes up with…other times…not so much 🙂

Like where did “A.T.T.A.C.K.” come from…I’m still thinking about that one 🙂

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an OOMMI doodle, to start off your week 🙂

enjoy your…

Earth Day 🙂


the Gulf shore


weeds and leaves


another view of Purslane

I never cease to be awed by the beauty that occurs in nature 🙂

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“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in it’s roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.”  Lord Byron

she’s a…

star 🙂

my youngest granddaughter’s school had a talent show last night

“Woodlawn’s Got Talent”

and while I’m totally biased (because, of course, all the kids are stars) the g’daughter is my





front row, yellow shirt, lots of personality, puts her heart and soul into it…gotta love her


SUPER STARS sometimes come in small packages


Happy Saturday coming up!!

backyard at the…

homestead 🙂DSCN0273backyard



we had a nice little rain…so it smelled wonderfully woodsy in the backyard when I took these.  I recently purchased the Gerbera Daisy and some Purslane (just learned from Wikipedia that people around the world eat purslane, how cool is that, I’ll have to give it a try).  I have them both growing in pots in my “grow cart.”

  can’t remember if I told you about my cart…or wagon if you will…my son and DIL gave it to me for Christmas.  my DIL asked me what I wanted for the occasion and I said a plastic wagon…something I could put flower pots in and move around in the yard to follow the sun.  they gave me what I asked for and it works wonderfully…no more having to move pots around the yard all day long.

in case I haven’t mentioned it recently, I have a huge live oak tree in the back yard…which means 365 days of the year I have very little sun, which is fine because I love my tree.  only problem is that most things that grow, like flowers and vegetables, need 6-8 hours of sunlight a day.  I did have good success with the lettuces I grew during the winter, but then they don’t mind the shade.

hope you’re having a pleasant Tuesday 🙂

“A beach…

is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.”

Henry Grunwald


beach umbrellas




a line in the sand

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and my bit for celebrating National Poetry Month

a sandy haiku…just for you 🙂


and that’s as good as it’s going to get 🙂

…Happy Sunday…

a chapeau…

by any other name is a…hat 🙂

over the years I’ve not considered hats my friend, I mean hat hair is the worst,              don’t you agree?  and sweaty hat hair doesn’t bear mentioning…

however, they are rather fun 🙂


as you can tell I’ve had the hat above for years…the straw is deteriorating…just as I am 🙂


a newer hat…one I decorated to wear to the local PurpleStride event, raising funds for Pancreatic Cancer research (in memory of my DILs sister)


oh my gosh how old is this photo, taken by my Dad, when I was a teenager, in a blue toned two piece dress with a blue “plate” on my head 🙂  behind me is the huge crab apple tree that was in our front yard…the tree is gone and the yard no longer belongs in the family…and life goes on and hats are still worn

Happy Saturday 🙂


in black and white


at the vet


office building


my eye when I lived in the apartment 🙂

over the years all of these have been on one or the other of my blogs, since I like reflections and black and white photos I decided to share them again

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every now and then I wonder what it would have been like when a sentient being first realized that what they were seeing in a reflection was themselves…many perhaps would have been fearful, but there would have been those whose curiosity outweighed the fear.

“Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.”

Linus Carl Pauling

Happy Thursday 🙂



(also spelled hodgepodge and/or hodge-podge),

a “confused mixture” no matter how it’s spelled 🙂


love that green sky 🙂


my all time favorite motorcyclist photo, check out those pink tassels on his helmet, the most interesting thing about this photo though is that I’ve discovered how to edit with “depth of field” 🙂


Gerbera Daisies are a favorite 🙂


puppy Baron sharing the bed with Poppa Don, this photo was hidden away amongst the hundreds of photos I’ve taken of Baron 🙂


I checked my “library” of stuff stored on WordPress, I didn’t see this OOMMI included so hope it’s new to everyone 🙂  It is rather unique since most of my doodles similar to this are bald and have no chest and shoulders 🙂

thank you for perusing my hodge-podge…

Happy Wednesday 🙂