Monday, January 31, 2011

Deep Thoughts

In my office I have a little stack of books that I like to thumb through now and again. I've got the happy down.... working on wise, enlightened, and tranquil! ^_^

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Cat thoughts. Usually involves trying to trip you down the stairs.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Everything's Coming Up Roses...

I've got roses in my home, and it's not even Valentine's Day yet! Has me itchin' for Spring a little bit!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oh Deer.

Some more wildlife we encountered on one of our snowy hikes.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Big Bird

I was out hiking and saw this HUGE hawk. I almost thought it was an Eagle from far away because he was SO big!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Winter Blahs

No winter blahs for us..... we are able to get out an enjoy the snow and go hiking. I can walk to Lake Zorinsky and there are awesome trails. It's very peaceful and we see lots of wildlife. After last night's additional 8", I think I'll be pulling out the snow-shoes! Tazer and I went for a hike yesterday and it started snowing on our way back home.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Blue jay

Lots of birds taking advantage of the free buffet. This morning there were a couple of blue jays. Man, are they cranky!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Snow Moon

Last night was the full moon, and things were so bright with the snow! Here is a shot thru the trees. ( I was freezing my tuckus off!)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I am enabling the chubby birds in my neighborhood by leaving out bird seed. My tree is bustling with activity! Here is a Momma Cardinal.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tidal Wave!

My absolutely favorite sushi roll in the whole world is called The Tidal Wave from BLUE Sushi. It has shrimp, crab, cream cheese, and a sweet wasabi sauce that is deeee-lish!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Melts in your mouth....

I love going to the movies. Even more - I love putting M&Ms in my popcorn. There is nothing better than sweet, squishy M&Ms in my salty popcorn! So, even if the movie sucks, at least I get a little treat!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fat Birds.

Some chubby little birds hanging out in the tree next to my house.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Good Luck!

I collect Maneki Neko, otherwise known as the Beckoning Cat or Lucky Cat. They are said to bring good luck and happiness to the owner and you display them at an entrance (mainly businesses). I've got bunches, maybe that's why I'm happy-go-lucky! ^_^

Thursday, January 13, 2011


As I sit here in the cold and snow, it was a mere 3 weeks ago I was in sunny Tucson, AZ. Snapped this hummingbird while visiting.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Too cold to play in the snow today. We'll enjoy it from inside.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Day!

We are getting dumped on! The dogs are loving it. Did I mention how much I love my snow blower?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bring It On!

We're supposed to get 8-10 inches of snow over the next couple of days, and it's already begun. I've located my snowshoes and I am ready for some snow-hiking with the dogs. Bring it on, winter!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Winter Tree

This is a huge, old tree at the end of my street. I think it looks the neatest in winter with its huge, gnarled limbs exposed.

Friday, January 7, 2011

新年会 !

Tonight I am going to a Shinnenkai - a Japanese New Year's gathering. I am bringing yummy little snacks like daifuku and tea cakes. I will be on my best behavior. ^_^

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I'm Such a Follower.

OK, a couple people I know started a 365-a-day photo blog thingie. I'm not much of a writer, but anyone who knows me understands I usually have a camera with me at all times. I love taking pictures, and I am not a professional photographer by any means, but I do love catching moments in life. So, I decided to create a photo blog. Just a simple snap a day, nothing earth-shattering, pretty simple.

So, here is my first photo. Every morning I make a small pot or 2 of green tea. It warms me up, wakes me up, and I know it's supposed to be good for me. I'd like to think it's making we wise at the same time, but that has yet to be proven.