Holiday cards sent? Check! (unfortunately, that took all week to accomplish) I only have a little time to put up a few decorations. How about a tree? ...or two? Done! Hmm, what now? Maybe some whimsical decorations? Something serene and beautiful? Or both? Done! What's missing? Oh yeah! Victorian carolers and a Nutcracker! Done and … Continue reading Last Minute Decorations
"Why did so many people call you weird?" my mother asked, having read the comments written in my 8th Grade yearbook. Um... because I was? Especially during the 8th Grade. I'll spare you a full re-creation of the conversation(s) that followed, as it/they went on for weeks, and as I never managed to supply my … Continue reading Keep Campfire Tales Weird!
I've said it before: I'm an amateur photographer. Here's what the real deal can do with a camera. All photos courtesy of Angela Kent: Links to my "comparable" efforts: Like those Blue Ridge layers? Try these layers. What about those Woodstock woods? Reminds me of the light through the trees in this place. Those links … Continue reading Lens, Light, Layers
Turkeys gobble, "Thanks!" (mainly to vegans), While vegans say, "Thanks for all the seeds, man." Seeds sprout their thanks for water, soil and light. Lights blink thanks for an evening rest to Night. Night winks, "Thanks for the tickles!" to owls and bats. Owls hoot their thanks for plump and juicy rats. Rats squeak thanks … Continue reading Turkeys Give Thanks
The weather forecast for Los Angeles has been promising rain this past week. "Promising?" Not "predicting?" Exactly. We've endured fires and heat for what seems like forever. Everyone I know is eagerly anticipating Wednesday's showers. I set out to write a "rain dance" post, which led me to research the archives for this golden oldie. … Continue reading Silver Lining
During my two-hour commute to work on Tuesday (45 minutes longer than normal, thanks to... an accident? After 90 minutes of bumper-to-bumper traffic, the road suddenly cleared up with no explanation) I called a few friends usually available at that hour, hoping one of them would talk me through a particularly tedious stretch, when it … Continue reading Woes-Colored Glasses
"Did you hear about the surfer who tried to catch a wave while wearing a mask?" "Uh-oh... What happened?" "He got all jacked up." More Surfer Statue fun.
Humpty Pumpkin perched on a cabinet Reminding everyone that it's now Fall. You can guess how this story ends, I'd bet. Everyone enjoyed the season -- That's all! ~ Camp Host Chad The End More Halloween Decoration