April 3rd…

came and went,

my 4 year anniversary with WordPress, uncelebrated and with no fanfare!  And this was the anniversary when I was meant to decide whether or not to go on with my extremely limited participation.

Well…I have decided…to continue, but make no promises about participation.  Or what the subject matter will be when I do participate.

Today, since I’ve done some doodles and taken some photographs, I’m here to share:

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The Bow Legged Bird

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Coreopsis (container backyard)

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Broken Broken Broken

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I continue to keep my ‘eye’ on current politics…my head explodes at least once daily.  That’s MY new normal!!!

My little Point and Shoot camera demises more each time I use it, but I’m not in the mood to buy another one…yet.  Probably should buy a new pair of glasses first (my most recent fix to current pair was to superglue on an eyepad…LOL).  And I’m also saving for a new computer…I’ve been using this one for a while and it’s reaching the outer limit of how many years they usually last.  So once again I’ve talked myself out of a new camera 🙂

Baron has suffered mightily from allergies this year, early warm weather brought early pollen.  He still has patches where he chewed off his hair and it hasn’t grown back.  The beginning of April we celebrated his 9 year birthday.  I told him he’s catching up with me, he was apx. 63 in human years this year.  Two more years and he’ll zoom right past me.  ARRRRGH, I’m really not ready for him to be older than me.

The national debt and I appear to be on speaking terms since I had my front yard landscaped with Florida Native Plants.  So now I have plenty to do to keep me busy outside.  Weeding, oh yeah I remember, super fun 🙂

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till next time, love from Theanne and Baron

P.S. my son is a writer and tomorrow is Earth Day!

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creative drought…

is over…at least I’m hoping so

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pond

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into the forest

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spring

I feel better about life then I have for the past several years…coming to terms, perhaps, with Don’s death 7 years ago

now looking for ways I can support Senator Bernie Sanders and the Our Revolution movement

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playing with Fire…

my newest Kindle Fire that is

I’m delighted 🙂 to be able to get back to creating

Out Of My Mind Images

🙂

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Madame Hoity Toity

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birds of a feather…lining up for dinner

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JoJo…wonder how she is

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dot man

oh the joy to have no gaps where a line refused to show up and no crack across the glass which sometimes made it difficult to achieve the desired result

I had to choose between a new camera and the Fire (which takes photos front and rear) and the FIRE won 🙂

Happy Monday

🙂

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inspired…

by quotes

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a page from

DON and THEANNE: a love story

the very personal (small) scrapbook I’ve been working on for several months

I’m using an inexpensive journal type book (8 1/4″ x 5 1/2″).  The paper and binding are not the best and as a consequence, even though I’m a long way from completing the scrapbook, it’s falling apart.  But then isn’t that the way love sometimes is, it gets torn and frayed and one glues it back together and continues on…

have a peaceful Friday (or Saturday) wherever you are in the world

🙂

step…

blindly

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sometimes I arrive

with eyes open

not knowing where I am,

(where I came from, where I’m going)

physically blind?

or

mentally blind?

the answer doesn’t matter,

 I (appear to)

 always and forever

step blindly

-tlc 2016

~peace~

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bits…

and bobs

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“hello there”

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everybody needs a floating dachshund 🙂

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love cries

she doesn’t look particularly sad, so maybe it’s happy tears

~Peace~

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the candle burns (yearns) for world peace

and

for the safety of those on the International Space Station

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a folly…

and other stuff 🙂

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I believe this is a folly…seen (briefly) in a documentary or maybe a movie I was watching recently 🙂

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reminds me of the (whole) roasted chicken our Collie Duke ate (years ago) 🙂

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Don’s chair and the Trompe-l’oeil railing I painted behind the chair (in Arizona) 🙂

~Peace~

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“stranger(s)….

in a strange land”

Note:  I stole my title from the science fiction novel, “Stranger in a Strange Land,” written by Robert A Heinlein (1961).

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the early bird catches the worm, the early worm catches the fish, the purple headed man is along for the ride

🙂

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the crooknecked man is connected to a caged broken heart, I feel his pain

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Mr. Twisty is playing ball

Note:  Apologies for the out of focus photo, didn’t realize how fuzzy it was until I was editing it.  Other than making my eyes go wonky, I believe it adds to Mr. Twisty’s charming strangeness 🙂

~Peace~

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a candle lit for peace in the world

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