my trip…

down memory lane

for a little while now I’ve felt totally disinclined to doodle, draw, paint, photograph or otherwise create anything…for myself or either of my two blogs

so I’ve decided to do exactly what I want to do, which is…to spend the next month remembering Don

Don was my husband of almost 27 years, we’d known each other for almost 28 years

he died 22 October 2009 at 0726

age 84 years, 4 months

6 years, 11 months ago

I am not lonely, I am alone, I HATE it

losing a best friend has been more devastating than losing a husband


Don (on the right) and his fraternal twin Dick (WWII)

when this photo was taken I was approximately 1 year old

~to be continued~

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the photo was sent to me years ago by Don’s brother, I have absolutely no idea who took it

my blogspot blog can be found here:  yaya snaps


California Mandarins

“Nature’s perfect fruit”


they’re NON GMO Project VERIFIED


take it from me they really are cute


according to the accompanying information,

they’re E-Z Peel (they are)


Seedless (not entirely, there is an occasional seed)

While this post may appear blatantly commercial, that wasn’t my intent.  I have a fruit salad for breakfast almost every morning, Cuties™ just happen to be one of the fruit choices I manage to incorporate into my salads.  I used to use oranges (they have more than the occasional seed) and because I have a lot of expensive dental work in my mouth and because my eyesight is going down the toilet I check each citrusy segment with a flashlight (did I mention that my counter is dark and so is my kitchen) to be sure it is indeed SEEDLESS.  One day while checking segments I started playing around with the flashlight and what the light looked like on a whole mandarin.  The little triangle shape on the bottom intrigued me and as did the shadows that the light made (all this segment checking and the FL batteries are rapidly running out of juice) so I snapped me a shot…



a colorful Cuties ™ photo


~have a satisfying Saturday~

the artistic well is feeling a little…DRY


so before I take time to cry

I will try

not to fry

while I’m dry


instead of waiting  for the creative juices to begin flowing anew,

I do believe I could manage a few snapshots from around the neighborhood


P.S. – It took over 2 years but I finally worked up enough blood, sweat and tears to get the garage floor painted (I, myself).

The plan was that the garage would become my creative work area, which is a fantastic idea except during the 10/12’s of the year when it’s so humid everyday that going outside is like having your own private sauna bath.  So I’m back to putting down a tarp in one of the bedrooms and making artistic 🙂

If nothing else I’m flexible 🙂