Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Originally uploaded by Xena~.
Every day I pass this building, every day I normally stop and look to see if I can get a fantastic shop.

Today was one of those days...a black and white day. Sort of like my mood. I just keep going back to this picture. I think I'd like to hang it on the wall.

Friday, November 25, 2005

The day after Thanksgiving...

Card picture...
Originally uploaded by Xena~.
Today I am working on calendars and xmas cards in photoshop. This was taken last year with my elderly 35mm camera.
Today I am enjoying some quiet time to myself. Yesterday I had to 'play' nicey nicey and listen to my husband's know-it-all sister as she prattled on about her expertise in just about everything.

If you need to know, just ask her. After all she watches Oprah...and is considering getting all of Oprah's past shows!
Golly, then I can get advice any time I need it!

SIL was questioning my reasoning for going back to Tech School. She also let me know that NO ONE EVER has an injury worse than herself or her husband.

[Torn rotator cuff for me...but just ask her husband is sooo much worse off!]

So I am listening to music and watching the snow fall gently and silently ...

Thursday, November 24, 2005


Originally uploaded by Xena~.
Today is Thanksgiving. The day we are to get together with family and count our blessings.
Which I have many.

I am blessed with a wonderful family of in laws, and I think often of my estranged mother and sister.

This year I lost my dad and FIL, but both went peacefully and both will be missed very much today as we sit down and have a simple meal of pork chops at MIL's house.

Saturday the 'herd' is getting together and we are breaking tradition with lasagna, cooked by 'yours truly'.

Oh yes, the picture? It is windy today!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Good Morning!

Good Morning!
Originally uploaded by Xena~.
I awoke this morning to the color of pink flowing in through the bedroom window. I sat up and looked outside.

I thought wow. Then of course ran downstairs and snapped shots of the sun rising.

I actually like doing the morning chores. I have been doing them for over a week now and somehow, the cool morning air makes me feel alive and happy.

I love the way the hounds are SO happy when I feed them. Tails wagging, slobber flying, the barking...the twinkle in their eyes!

Saturday, November 05, 2005

A Walk about..

Poison Ivy?
Originally uploaded by Xena~.
Today I took off with the skies threatening rain. I took Morris [my Jack Russell] with me and we explored our property, looking for interesting things.

It started to rain and I walked under the bare trees and listened to the rain drops hit the leaves.

The ground cover had some color to it, and I think this picture is of poison ivy but I am not sure.

It was a peaceful walk, except for somewhere off in the distance someone was shooting their deer rifles off--perhaps to site them in. Deer hunting in two weeks.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Patterns, reflections...

Patterns, reflections...
Originally uploaded by Xena~.
Choring by myself sometimes is very peaceful. What do I mean by 'choring'? It is when I go out early in the morning and early dusk to feed the variety of animals we have on our little farm.

The donkeys bray happily to see me, the hounds bark excitedly. I found these leaves in the water tank when I filled it and I thought they were pretty.

I watched the sun dip down through the woods to the west of our house and turn the day to dusk. No pink clouds tonite.

This weekend looks excellent for getting some time in riding and photographing.