Wednesday, March 30, 2011

No CAT Parking

So is it okay if a DOG parks here???

I know I've posted this sign before ... but it is perfect for

Signs, Signs ... over at Lesley's blog!

P.S. CAT is actually a local small town bus service (Canby Area Transit) whose logo is "Catch a CAT"

Friday, March 25, 2011

Big Brother Sign ...

He was on the street corner as I pulled into the Goodwill thrift store ... a dirty, disheveled, homeless-looking man, his long stringy hair pulled back into a ponytail. He was holding a sign, which I couldn't read.

But his smile was beautiful.

I forgot about him as I began to uncover hidden treasures within the store.

When I came out some time later, the man was gone ... his sign tossed into the bushes near where he had been standing ...

I wonder what happened to him.
Maybe "big brother" finally showed up?

I've decided to link this to the "Signs Signs" meme over at Lesley's "Signs, Signs" blog.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hidden Notes Revealed ...

The clean-up at the abandoned mega-church has revealed some interesting notes, once hidden behind drywall and plaster. Like this one ...

I hope John enjoyed his Blue and Orange!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Deer ... Abstract

My niece Tiffi was looking out the window. "Look! A deer!" she said.
Sure enough, there was a young deer ... wading in Grampa's pond.
I grabbed my camera and took some pictures through the window.
We watched for a while, then ... another deer off to the side!
The mom!
And then more movement ... another young deer heading toward the woods behind the house. What a treat to see this precious family - a single mother with twins. They left shortly after, meandering back into the woods.

When I went to check my pictures, I found they were all blurry - and I remembered how much my old camera hates through-the-glass pictures.

But I like the effect of this one. It almost looks like a painting.

And now I finally have a critter shot for Camera Critters!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Our Hearts Are In Japan

My heart is broken for the people of Japan.
I am at a loss for words to describe the devastation that I feel.
Because we are all one world.
One people.
What affects someone on the other side of the world from me ...
Affects me.
Affects all of us.
We need to remember that.
Even if all we can do is pray ...
And cry as we wait.
And wait.
For news from our brothers and sisters.
One People ... One World.