Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Put the resolution up to 1240 or a bit more and hey presto!!!!!!! :-)) It's like having a brand new computer and one that I now like a lot more and will probably have to start using soon .. because as we all know... they don't seem to last very long at all. I will have to start transferring all my goodies over from my very limited gigabyte oldie .... to the newer model.... which now has become my favourite. And don't forget that what you see on your screen doesn't necessarily mean other people are seeing what you see ..... colours, tints, settings of all kinds can make supposedly good looking creations turn into something you don't much like at all. Luckily in our house we have a smaller screen, now this larger one and also a laptop and when I alter my blog tops or my website I make sure I check it out on all three ............ so I see what I want it to be .... on all three. Why don't they make computers all the same I wonder. I guess its for eyesight problems, or whatever but it sure would make life a bit easier ... and clearer... LOL....
AND HEY DONT FORGET TO TURN UP YOUR SPEAKERS WHEN YOU COME TO VISIT HERE... the music is really nice ...
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Father's Day ... remembering my dear, sweet, kind, old dad who now rests in peace back in Tasmania. I miss him every day. Thinking with sadness of all those dads who did not come back alive from Iraq and Afghanistan and really ... from all the conflicts of war. Thinking too of the children of those fathers ... and the dads of those fathers who have been killed and now have lost their son ... it would be a very sad day today indeed. Thank you all for your sacrifice ... I wish I could wave a magic wand and stop all the conflicts.... it's getting worse ....... I wonder will the world ever wake up and stop trying to kill each other .....
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Isn't it strange when you go back over your old photos... this one was taken last year .. and now I don't wear my glasses because my diabetes seems to have done weird things to my eyes and I can now read the fine print, those medicine bottle labels, the labels in the supermarket, all the things that were way too small for me now are clear .... but alas my vision into the distance is blurry ... it used to be the other way around... urgh!!! I am thinking the up close good vision is better ... and I don't drive a vehicle so I don't really have to worry that much about blurry distance unless I'm heading into a tree on my bike. :-))
This weekend is Father's Day and I sure do miss my dear old dad. I love Father's Day... it was the day I spoiled him tremendously. :-) I would cook a yummy baked meal for him and mum .... they would come visit and I would choose something really nice for his gift ... something that he had always wanted. He was a sweet treasure in my life. Because I was an only child... I would wrap up gifts from all my pets to give to their "grandfather"... :-)) so he would have lots of presents to open on the day. Now I have a wonderful husband and father-in-law and they too, are treasures. And to my dear dad who passed away back home in Tasmania... I send you my love. I hope you are up in heaven watching down on me ... because I sure do love you.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Click on the image if you would like to see me and my grand dog much larger and nicer. I am babysitting him today whilst his mum and dad have a garage sale ... so we have already gone for a long, long walk around the town .... he's "helped" me get rid of my breakfast toast and peanut butter ... and I tried to take our photo... but he's a bag of worms... Trying to get him to sit still was an impossible feat.
He just wanted to roll over, and do silly things on the carpet, now he's being a big baby and crying because his grandpa just left the house and went to the store.
He's as much of a handful to look after as our little Connor is .... :-)) I love him to pieces and we'll have a nice time together. It's a gorgeous Canadian morning here ... still cool, and all the birds were out chirping ... dogs were barking ... and who knows.. maybe now we'll take a nap after our huge walk at 7.30 a.m. Thanks to Rosey Posey Studio for the pretty quick page ... :-))
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
~~After the long white winters we have ........any dash or splash of colour is wonderful. I love flowers ........ weeds or not.... I think its all so clever that they come from the soil.... they survive the harshest conditions, yet they bloom like works of art. Sprouting forth towards the light and warmth .... and unfold like someone is painting them into existence. I watched a show on the telly the other day called Planet Earth ... and it was all about the jungles. The darkness under the trees is so intense and the fight for survival of plants trickles down through a tiny gap in the umbrella of leaves and branches. When one of those gigantic trees falls ........ it opens up the daylight and it's a race to begin living by the plants which have been dormant for centuries. Beautiful foliage and flowers, growing to gigantic heights .... competing to become the biggest the quickest ... before the growth folds in and once again covers up the ground.... and once more its dark down there.
Stunning, amazing, gorgeous, weird at times .... there's a whole series of shows called Planet Earth and last night I watched the one on fish and the oceans. Wonderful stuff.
click on the image to save the desktop wallpaper full size... I have this one on my computer right now.... it's so soft and pretty. I hope you like it too.
Don't forget if you have windows XP there's a screensaver function where you put all the desktops into a folder and then choose screensaver and they will all come onto your screens in all sorts of amazing ways. Easy to do and really good....
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Grandpa and Connor up at the park close to our northern Canadian town. It's so pretty up there but alas !!! the dreaded beetles have overtaken many of the trees. The pesky buggers .. you can't get rid of. They have destroyed thousands of acres of beautiful pine trees throughout Canada and I guess the United States as well. The only thing that seems to kill them are temperatures below 40 degrees in the winter and they must remain that cold for a couple of weeks. And that is very hard to sustain over such a long period of time so they keep on keeping on .... infiltrating, feeding on and killing the gorgeous trees. The forests have turned red ... a rusty swathe of colour meaning the death of the trees. So sad... I don't know that they will ever be able to control them.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Click on the image to see if full size and install it or save it from there.
I left lots of room for your desktop icons.... hope you enjoy it.
My sweet little squirrel ... well actually another one I think. They are so much alike yet a little different and it's sometimes hard to tell them apart .. especially when the sun is in a different direction. I'm hoping he's the first little guy I had come to visit about 16 months ago but I am a little afraid that he might have been caught by a wandering cat. I found white fur in the yard under the bird feeder the other day and lots of white cat fur out in the field... so I'm not sure if it was a cat fight or my little guy battling for his life. I hate it that he might have died. There's not a lot I can do about other people's cats except scare them away if I see them.... but somehow I think my little guy might have been clever enough not to get caught. The grass is very short in the yard around the feeder and outside the fence where I keep it mowed down so he would have had plenty of area around where he was to see anything approaching. Bless him I hope he's okay. Maybe it was a girl and she's off feeding her little ones. I know the birds have been scarce over the past few days. I think they too, will have babies to feed and perhaps have found a great new source of "baby food". Squrrels and birds .. :-) all seem to have other things on their mind at present than turning up in my yard to feed. I hope they all are okay and will return soon perhaps with their families.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
She was 97 years old, and she died where she had lived — in Southampton, England, the city her family had tried to leave behind when it took the ship's ill-fated maiden voyage, bound for America. She always said that her father saved her life and the lives of her mother and brother by immediately heading them to a life boat station after he heard the scraping of the iceberg on the Titanic's hull. He perished but they were saved. Also Leonardo di Caprio and Kate Winslet (of course the stars of the Titanic movie) had recently pledged to pay for her nursing home fees ........ after they found out she had to sell some mementos of her voyage to raise funds. Quite an incredible life for her I think after that horrible disaster.