Becoming a Caregiver

For those of you who don’t know–I have spent the last month in Texas, helping out as caregiver for my mom, who has Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. But this post is not necessarily about her, or her disease. Today I’m writing for me (and maybe for you). I’ve been trying to figure out what I’m feeling, let it out […]

Rain in Southern California

We had a real rain storm last night. It started right after dusk; as we were sitting in the backyard finishing up  a delicious barbecue dinner, enjoying camaraderie and conversation–there were a few scant raindrops and then a deluge. It was just what the garden ordered. This morning, I woke up to the quiet sound of a light rain. It […]

Texas Storm

The last trip I made to visit my family was right before the summer equinox. There were storms blowing in the Pacific and storms running across the mid-West. My family lives far enough south (in Corpus Christi, Texas), that most of these storms left us only with big blustery winds and clouds that were…..well, the […]

Texas Blue Bonnets

I just love how the spring rain brings out scads of these flowers. the park near my Mom’s house was just covered in Texas Bluebells (and bees). If you’re driving out on the Texas highways, you will see them there as well. It’s always a beautiful sight to see such a beautiful shade of blue next to the drab gray highway.

Not Quite The Cat in The Hat

Sandia Crest, New Mexico

I was going through my photos the other day, and came across this one.  My brother and I went up the tram to Sandia Crest, for one last time to say good bye to our father.  His home is way out in the distance; but since the peak is at 10,600+ feet and his home […]

Happy Halloween

Although I’ve seen a lot of those ghost shows on TV (especially now that its Halloween), I’ve never taken a picture that showed something like this; at least not that I’ve ever paid attention to. Just for the record, as far as I know nothing happened during the event I attended with Xenia.  But there […]

Sunset at the Back Bay, Newport Beach

We went for a drive after dinner; down through the back bay area of Newport Beach, California–at sunset.  You can almost see the rainbow in the clouds.  There was so much humidity, but no rain–just the rainbow.