Feb 16, 2008

New Topic - Simple Pleasures

I don't know about the rest of you, but I have been stuck in the winter doldrums. My topic is those simple pleasures that you love to do and that bring a smile to your face when you think about them. For me, it is my knitting. To you it may just seem like sticks and string,but whenever I am stressed or down in the dumps, I can just pick it up and feel all the tension melt away as I hear the click of the needles and watch my project grow. What is your simple pleasure?

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Sep 24, 2007

Sure Sign It's Fall

The huge flocks of grackles foraging in preparation for their migration south is usually the first sign that it's truly fall ... even before leaf changes and apple-picking.

And we know it's spring, when they come back ;).

Sep 19, 2007


On a bright sunny day, this leaf serves as a reminder of this time of year.

First Sign of Fall

What a cute little leaf I found on
the first Sunday of September

Sep 17, 2007

Fall Is...

Wow! I can't believe how long I have been away from this, and it is still going!! That is so cool! Everyone ought to make a concept-blog and then bail out, and then come back, just so they can be amazed that their idea still lives on!! Good on ya, all!! ;D!

Fall is... the corn getting harvested. This is this morning... when I came home for lunch, the corn was all gone...

Fall is...

Fall Is...

To me, fall means cider season!


Nuke a mug of cider for 2 minutes, and toss a cinnamon apple herbal tea bag in there on a nippy night--mmmmm! That's Fall!

Sep 15, 2007

New Topic! Fall.

Time for a new topic folks. What makes you think of fall? Whenever I think of fall, I think of fairs, cotton candy etc.

Sep 2, 2007

Pretty Ugly

This is a common sight and one that fills me with mixed feelings. Is it pretty or ugly? I can't decide.

Aug 20, 2007

Unsightly lines?

I think there is some irony in the fact that I found this tree in Los Angeles:

Even more so when I realized that it's on the boulevard in front of a dermatologist's house!

Aug 13, 2007

Ugly or Beautiful......It's in the eye of the beholder

Well, although bugs creep me out most of the time, I do like taking a good picture of them. So here's a "Is it ugly or Beautiful" post. hmmmmm..............can we choose a subject or am I breaking the rules????

Aug 10, 2007

Big and Little

I haven't got a couple of adorable big and little animals, so I though I would shock and amaze you with a different type of big and little.
Big and little PILLS!

The little orange pill is so small that if I have to pick one up at work, I bust out the tweezers. The big white pill is soooo large I don't know how people swallow them!

Big and Little part two

Here are mine. They're so much fun to have around. Sure can cheer you up when you're feeling down sometimes. And they always seem to know when I'm sad :)

And thanks for inviting me here, this should be fun :)

Jul 27, 2007

Big Little

Since I dragged everyone down (including myself) with my post below, I am jumping in with an idea that's got a lot of happy and cute potential. BIG and little.

My little poodle is on the left. Our next door neighbor's GINORMOUS mutt is on the right. They are good buddies.

Jul 25, 2007

We call it the destruction site

To the right is my neighborhood. To the left WAS a forest when we bought our house.

So sad.

Jul 20, 2007

Bye Bye Bridge

I too have been absent for some time. Here's my construction shot - the new Lake Okanagan Bridge.

And a shot that wasn't taken through the windshield:
I took these photos as I was driving from my old house for the last time en route to the airport as I continue my long, drawn out move from British Columbia to Ontario.

Never thought that photos of a construction site would make me get teary.

Jul 13, 2007

In no particular order...

yeah I am a little late with some of my finds...due to computer problems and a touch of laziness so here is an older topic (oddly enough one that I suggested, oh well)
My dirty little secret is that I hate to unpack my suitcases...I will leave them for months sitting around and we will live out of them...and then it will take several more months before they get put away...and generally we travel so much that they never get put away...what is a girl to do?!

Jul 11, 2007

Construction on Peachtree

Here's what's happening on Peachtree Road as recorded by my spy camera:


This crane is building this:


This condo complex is going to be huge.


And this crane is working on another set of condos only a block away.


This crane? Beats me. It's working on something near the hospital.

Now, this is all within one mile along Peachtree. I can only hope I'm gone before people start moving in. Traffic is going to be horrendous!

-T. Budnik

Jul 10, 2007

Water Towers

Minneapolis has several historic water towers. This oneabove is called The Witches Hat tower, and is located on the highest point in the city. The view from there is gorgeous.

Here's the other one, called The Washburn Water tower, named for the neighborhood that it looms over, and my old high school. The stone carvings on this one are make it look very ominous if you stand directly underneath. Both of them are prime tourist spots and very lovely places to be.

Jul 6, 2007


Around here, summertime means one thing....construction! So, how'z about a picture of some heavy construction machinery?

What's building in your neighbourhood?

Jun 30, 2007

Mixed messege's and Ice Cream

@ the ben and jerry's factory in Waterbury, VT I don't think they know if they want you to come or go...or maybe this is like a test for a new ice cream flavor..."do nut know what your doing" maybe it will have choc./van/coffee/strawberry/banana ice cream with every nut you can imagine and a chocolate swirl...oh heck what do I know I just went thru the door.