Category Archives: Photography

Travel Theme: Toys

Circa 1964

Taken circa 1965 in Bucktown, Chicago. Me on the left. I’m not that much taller today : )

. . . Find more toys or share yours at Where’s My Backpack  by Ailsa.


Not-So-Silent Sunday: 11.09.14


Photo credit: William Lesko

A model of Comet 67-P (a.k.a. Churyumov-Gerasimenko) taken at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House in Pasadena last October. NASA and the European Space Agency, ESA will attempt to harpoon a lander from their Rosetta Spacecraft onto the surface of Comet 67-P on Wednesday, November 12th. The deep-space comet travels at a speed of over 40,000 miles per hour and measures only 4.5 km. in diameter.

Per ESA, “Comets are considered to be primitive building blocks of the Solar System and may have helped to ‘seed’ Earth with water, perhaps even the ingredients for life. But many fundamental questions about these enigmatic objects remain, and through a comprehensive, in situ study of the comet, Rosetta aims to unlock the secrets within.”

You can catch real-time updates on the historic Rosetta mission, taking place 4 billion miles from earth and spanning more than a decade: HERE.

Travel Theme: Illuminated

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Find more illumination or shine your own light at Where’s my backpack? with Ailsa.

Have a great weekend!

Let them eat rainbow cake

Wishing everyone a year of sweet, colorful surprises in 2014!

Rainbow cake

Baked by my children to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Thank you Lauren and Nick! xoxo

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year–Ralph  Waldo Emerson

Macro-ish Monday: 12.23.13

2013-12-23_07-53-36_HDRaDeep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.–Theodore Roethke

Contemplating a gift of amaryllis bulbs provides a moment of respite from the holiday hustle and bustle. This trio will bloom with brilliant red flowers in mid-February.

Enjoy a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, my friends!

And thank you so much for taking the time to visit with me : )

See you all again in 2014.



Happy Thanksgiving!

xo, Judy

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough,  and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a  friend.–Melodie Beattie