Monday, April 23, 2007


Flowers call out

These days of spring, it's expensive for me to step out of the house. Most of the stores have beautiful, colorful, flowering plants that reach out and make me pick them up and put them in my cart. Sometimes it is their brilliant colors, or it could be a first time view for me that acts as a magnet.

Yesterday, I came home with this beauty:

an Erysimum linifolium (flaxleaf wallflower)
as well as a bright orange, and more common
They don't like our still cold nights, so I bring
them inside.
I won a $25 gift certificate to a local nursery which I will use tomorrow. I can't wait.

Sunday, April 08, 2007



The Ultimate Irony
by Eleanor
April 4, 2007

It took the better part of my life to begin to understand the importance of being true to oneself.

By the time the clarity cleansed away the cluttered cobwebs of confusion, the scents of my decadence overwhelmed all sense.

Is this a glimpse of "the light at the end of the tunnel" for atheists?

Saturday, February 11, 2006

My sister Carol at the landing in Coronado, overlooking the city of San Diego. Posted by Picasa

Flamingos at the San Diego Zoo.

I visited my sister and friend in San Diego in early Feb. 2006. These are some pictures. In addition to going places, we had wonderful chats, games of Boggle, fun making Valentines cards with Betty's grandchildren and an inspiring time at the dance performance by Eveoke, expressing the pain, the joy, the exhaustion involved in being a single mom. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, January 26, 2006


Getting Back to Card Making.

This is the first design I have made using teabag folding, which I saw at an Indoor Farmers Market Saturday in Corvallis. This design comprises 8 kite fodled papers, 4 of each design. I learned how from the web-site:

I printed paper using one of their designs. I like folding and making cards, but I always have to retrim my little squares by an oonce (slightly less than 1/16 of an inch).

I used this card for my sister-in-law's birthday.

Background border colors made with water-color pencil, brushed slightly with wet brush. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


What lurks in the corners of kitchens?

This was our surprise kitchen guest. It is a house centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata.

Finder is husband Kent. Screamer is me. Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 26, 2005


A Growing Religion

There's a new thoery of evolution being proposed. Read all about this new, impressive religious view at

I might just have to buy a T-shirt to spread the word.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


The birthday girl cuts the cake. Posted by Picasa


Pauline opening presents -- the Queen of the Day. Posted by Picasa


Kathleen with her doggie. Posted by Picasa


Eleanor, Margy, Kent and Judy at the party. We were told to wear silly hats. Posted by Picasa

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