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Boo!!!

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I took this nautical glass ball that is a lighted globe [usually sits on our dining room table], resized the image, and made a Halloween Ghostly Apparition. Spooks and goblins at your door Friend or foe? Knocking, screaming, moaning... ...'tis the score!! Happy Halloween to those who celebrate the season And, tho I haven't been online much, I have checked my comments for the last entry on my blog, and want to take this time to thank everyone for the kindness, and well wishes sent my way. My cardiologist is booked with appointments up into late December, but with the ER visit last Friday and my heart history, they are going to squeeze me in to see a 2nd Dr. I have seen one time before and he has my charts and records. Today. Thanks again everybody!

A Bit "Sketchy" A Bit "Halloweeny"

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 Friday, I had another trip by ambulance to the ER.  My heart rate was 188 bpm at home, and I had to go to have an injection to slow it down!  Of course, after everything was 'back to normal', you have to be observed for hours afterward!  That is the part that just wears me down.  And it takes a couple of days for me to recoup at home.  Naturally, it was AFTER 5 pm on Friday, so I have to wait for the Cardiologist office to open at 8 am to get in to see him. It was a sunny weekend, I and Bud took a short walk along the jetty on Mustang Island, but have spent most of our time napping and watching football. Last week tho, before the clouds finally broke and moved out it was..... Another dismal day, dark and dreary, as I ponder weak and weary.... I decided to take out my sketch pad ... draw something spooky and sinister for my favorite day of the year I've ever had: HA LL OW EE N! I thought and thought about it... What could I sketch; make the hours

Wax ON, Wax OFF

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Have you heard of or perhaps have the now 'popular' wax warmers? Have you noticed the dozens of wax cubes boxed? With dozens upon dozens of different fragrances and scents? To be honest, I've seen only the wax cubes and really, then, never paid any attention. Until I was at the grocery store, in the 'seasonal' asile to check out the Autumn wares on sale. I spied something that was destined to come home with me. A ceramic owl in tones of brown and gold. I inspected the owl even further and noticed the ones in boxes, behind the display, that they were WAX WARMERS!  And, since then, I've actually seen many many more scentsational figurine warmers in all shapes, all sizes, and some are really quite cute. "Hmmm, so that is what those little cubes of wax are!!" Well, me being me, I just couldn't just sit the little owl out in the open, all by itself. I went to the dollar store, and bought a clear glass bowl and salad plate. Along with bl

Caution: HEAVY LOAD *picture-wise and water-wise

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I was walking and got caught in a downpour! This year....especially the last couple of months, Corpus Christi has broken average records both in high temperature and rainfall!! We now are sitting on a year's total of 40+ inches of rain [average is 30"], and it's just October. It continues to look gray and bleak most days. In fact this month we've had only two days with sun for 4 hours or more. Bud and I, if we stand too still outdoors for too long, moss grows on our north sides. And these funny things are growing on our necks and shoulders...what is this? Gills?!!! [just kidding of course] We've had so much rain lately, that the water sheds [where water is stored in reservoirs for our city's water supply] are 100% full and they are releasing water from the dams to avoid any collapse or catastrophic break. But, where does this water go? In our rivers of course. The nearest river that runs through part of the city, the Nueces River, is passed flood

Mixed Photos....

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A little over a week ago, I was coming out of Target [munching on my popcorn], and as I turned a bit to walk along the store fronts of the strip mall, I heard a gentleman talking behind me. He was trying to get my attention. Finally, I turned around, looked at him while he was saying something barely audible by then. He had a single red rose in a clear glass vase with baby's breath and a long stem of green leaves bouquet. As he came closer, he said to me "I hope you will accept this gift from me to you. I do this once a month to put a smile on someone's face and make them happy for a short time!" It was a beautiful gesture. I thanked him, and told him he made my day. He smiled, walked away, and after a few feet, he turned and said to me "Have a Blessed Day"! I said "Thanks again, and same to you!" I got it home without spilling much water from the vase, told Bud it was from a complete stranger who does it for an act of Kindness each mo

News Flash: ALL MEN ARE EVIL PREDATORS!!! Not so....

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I try to stay silent and keep my thoughts that are so controversial to myself, but this post is all about my inner self and finally exploding to the point where now, I feel I'm out on the proverbial limb and shouting about the route that mass media is going. And, soon I think a couple of recent issues are gonna backfire and we all will have to deal with it somehow. Have you ever wondered who started the #MeToo movement? Well, it was Ms. Burke . And it was all 'geared' toward stopping sexual harassment at the work place. Of course, these days, it's all about who's right and who's wrong [politics play a goodly part here] and most times taking away from the initial investment of thought and actions and jumping on the band wagon. It gets very frustrating for me....biased? Sure!! The big hoopla of the confirmation of the Supreme Court hearings are long over....that means, for now at least the women have quieted down a bit with protesting. Think Claren

Riverside Park - PART II

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The Guadalupe River [along the bordering property of the Riverside Park] in Victoria Texas - - - The Texas Zoo [small in area] The animal collection is small in number, a lot by midday were well hidden in their cooler stone alcoves. ... Gray Fox, Red Wolf, Ocelot, Goats, Timber Wolf, Coyote and more were 'camera shy'. Also, in the Aviary section, lots of birds...owls, cararcaras, parrots, spoonbills, ducks, peafowl and more. ...this is my FAVORITE PHOTO of the zoo!!! To me, it speaks volumes... RIVERSIDE PARK - part 1