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:


The Bow Legged Bird


Coreopsis (container backyard)


Broken Broken Broken


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 🙂


till next time, love from Theanne and Baron

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

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in black and white…

with love


taken at a family Halloween celebration


“Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.” — Robert Frank

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a study in pink…

my one and only Purslane plant


brightens the back yard


with its 50 shades of pink


next spring I wants pots of this plant all over the place

it’s easy to grow (here in west central Florida), drought tolerant, colorful and though I’ve not tried them…you’re meant to be able to eat the leaves

a feast for the eyes and the tummy

bon appetit

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missing Arizona*


Saguaro Cactus…east of Tucson

(the original photo was taken in February 1986)

if Arizona wasn’t so far away from my family, I’d be living there still

Sacred Spirits – Chants and Dances of the Native Americans


a yucca…on our tiny ranch in Sierra Vista

(photo taken in 2000)

have a peaceful day


*Wikipedia’s Arizona!