Thursday, December 31, 2009

Almost a decade in 3 pictures

This is a black and white version (scanned dust mites included) of a sunset in Costa Rica over the Nicoya Gulf in December 2000.

There have been a lot of blogs this week focused retrospectively on the year 2009.  Last night I started thinking about not just the last year but the last ten years.  Where did the decade go? At first thought it seemed like everything went speeding by until I looked at pictures of my kids ten years ago and then it seemed like a long time ago.  I think time is like a rubber band, it stretches and snaps.  

Anyway, the room where my pictures are stored is a total disaster and I can't find anything in it.  Note to self:  clean up the mess in 2010 and get yourself organized!  

In response to my total lack of organization, I randomly picked a picture. My daughter and I took a trip to New York City in 2005.  The sky in the city is very narrow.

Gleaming New Year's Eve icicles in the sky.

Monet is famous for painting haystacks at different times of day.  I am becoming fascinated by endless versions of icicles in all forms of light.

What I am noticing about my pictures over the last ten years is that since I started blogging I now pay much more attention to composition and light and sky.  I am very grateful to the blogging world and my new friends in it for inspiring me to become more creative.  Here's to another year of beautiful blogging. Cheers!

See the last of Skywatch Friday 2009 here.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Icicles on a gray day

They look so different in another kind of light but it's the same window and the same icicles.

Just a different angle.

"Life is as the flash of a firefly in the night, the breath of the buffalo in winter time."  --Blackfoot Tribe

Visit Watery Wednesday to admire the myriad forms of water on our beautiful planet.

Monday, December 28, 2009

More icicles

It is still very cold in My World.

In an effort to bring a little humor to the situation, I present an anonymous, seasonal ditty:

We four Beatles of Liverpool are
John in a taxi
George in a car
Paul on a bicycle
Licking an icicle
Following Ringo Starr.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Fact or fantasy?

Your figure will be heavenly when you wear Dr. Warner's Coraline Corset.

     If you wear it then you won't be able to breathe. 

          Soon you'll be an angel!

Time to play again at Stony River.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Spud and Domino

Llamas come running when it's time for breakfast.  They eat grass hay and occasionally some oats.    They like to graze in the summer but during the winter they depend on us.

Shadow Shot Sunday has an interesting array of subjects in shadow.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Same day, different directions

Icicles in the sky!

It's a cloudy sky with interesting lines in this shot.  I didn't notice the jet stream until I got the picture on the computer.  I was focusing on the sun and icicles together.

Visit Sky Watch Friday to see beautiful skies from around the world.  Merry Christmas to all!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


One of the more lovely forms of water - icicles, especially when they gleam in the sun.

Watery Wednesday is full of wonderful shots of water in all its forms.

Wally's breakfast

Shhh, more silent posts at Wordless Wednesday!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Dinosaurland Christmas

Vernal City went all out for the Dino Christmas this year.  Join me as we tour the "North Pole." (Try to ignore the nasty pile of slush from our last storm.)

Santa wants to know if you have been naughty or nice.

The reindeer are resting up for Christmas Eve.

Wanna go for a ride?

How about a picnic lunch?

Build a snowman?

Merry Christmas from My World to yours!

Santa Baby

Mrs. Klaus was tired of the excuses.  Santa came home late every Christmas eve.  For all she cared he could just stay outside forever.

It's Monday and time to play again at Stony River.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Marginata Dracaena

Today's Flower comes from inside the house.  It's a plant given to me by my dear friend Annette who has headed south for the winter.  I don't blame her one bit, but I sure will miss her.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


What do you think Spud is telling me this morning?

To see what other animals have to say, check out Camera Critters.

Red Mountain turned white

Another spectacular view- this time it's from our mailbox

Red Mountain before it turned white.  This photo was taken in the fall after our woodpile was newly stacked.  We have gone through a couple of rows already with the cold and snow of the last two months.

Dry Fork Canyon.  Do I not live in one of the most beautiful places on the planet?

Take a look at other scenic views at Scenic Sunday.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sunny snowy morning

Sunrise on Dry Fork Canyon

The sun lighting up Pine Ridge

All views from my yard early one morning!

Sky Watch Friday has lots of spectacular skies from around the world that you can visit.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Before the freezing temperatures and snow storms, there was water dripping off the roof on to the trash can.  I managed to get an "action" shot of the drop hitting the top of the can.  You can click on any of my pictures, but it's really worth clicking on this one....if you are excited by drops of water hitting trash can lids.

There are more fascinating pictures of water in its infinite forms at Watery Wednesday.

Strawberry in winter

Last week I had to drive to Provo for my monthly work training.  I lucked out and traveled between snow storms.  There's a stretch that is often treacherous between here and there but the roads were clear. On the way home I stopped to take a picture of Strawberry Reservoir.  It's starting to ice over and is a popular place for crazy people who like to ice fish in the winter.

My apologies to My World blogging friends for lack of comments lately and few posts--I can't keep up with my life and Christmas at the same time!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Generation gap

This week was more of a challenge for me.  So instead of getting ready for work, I'm still trying to get this one right.

What was that stupid old genie thinking?

When Ahmed said he wanted to be a trick rider,
he meant on a motorcycle.

Only two wishes left.

Visit Stony River for more short stories.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

After the storm

Winter skies are so often stark in their beauty.  Visit more skies from around the world at SkyWatch.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snow and cold, cold and snow

"If not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled."--P.G. Wodehouse

We have had two days of steady snow, cold and gray skies.  I am not gruntled.

I know it's really pretty and lots of people like snow but the transition from fall to winter seems to bring more aches and pains every year.  OK, so a little tiny piece of blue peeked out before the sun set today.  And I do love my wood fire.  I'm trying to change my disgruntled attitude!

There might be unfrozen waters elsewhere on the planet but it ain't here.  Take a look at Watery Wednesday to see some fluid forms of water, and maybe a few more snow shots too.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sibling rivalry

She shoved her brother back in and firmly said, "Now
you just stay there until I can shut the door. It will
be a great ride. Trust me."

It's fun to participate in Microfiction Monday over at Stony River!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Goddess School

Join a sacred online space if you wish.

If you are looking for something fun and creative to do, sign up at the Goddess School (Term 2) with Leonie Allan.  I took a chance almost a year ago on the Creative Goddess E-Course and came away a new woman who had discovered lost parts of her self.  It's too easy to be consumed by the demands of life and to not take the time to go within, but it is so worth it!

The courses are designed for women of all denominations looking to find the Divine within.  Check out Goddess Guidebook to discover how to live a creative and sacred goddess life.

If I could and if I lived in Australia, I would want to become a part of the community that Leonie's family is forming, Crystalbrook Retreat.  If nothing else, just look at the pictures of the magical place.  I don't usually promote anything on my blog and I'm not even trying to sell anything, I just want to support my new beautiful friend Leonie and share the joy she has so willingly given to me.

Do you hear the Siren's song?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bhutanese kitten

I went back through the archives and found this picture of a little cat having a snack.  You can see other animals from around the world at Camera Critters.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's cold out there!

Early this morning I should have been getting ready to go to work, but I also needed something for Sky Watch.  Hmmm, I couldn't find anything in Aperture.  I haven't been taking a lot of pictures lately.  So I looked outside my window and there was a pretty sunrise cloud.

And then, oh look!  The sun was shining on my neighbor's house.

Still inside the house, from another window,  I could see further to the west that the the sun lit up Sawtooth Mountain.

Oh, the moon was still up too!  I went outside to take this picture and it was 7 degrees (-13.8C)!  It was cold this morning.

I took one more shot through the trees and ran back inside where it's warm.

I am so incredibly grateful to live in such a beautiful place, surrounded by nature, where it is always magnificent to behold, even when it's cold.

Check out other sunrises or sunsets from around the world at Sky Watch Friday.