Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fiori De Como by Dale Chihuly

I recently spent 4 days in Las Vegas attending 
a work related convention at the Bellagio

I was very impressed with the 
which dominates the lobby of the hotel. 

I took the following photos with my iPhone.

It was impossible to get the entire piece in one photo.

I like this photo with the beautiful flower arrangement 
juxtaposed in front of the glass.

However, I love the composition of this photo with the flowers off center.
I also love the yellows and oranges in the upper left corner.
This may be the best picture I have ever taken with my iPhone.

I have not taken the time to see the 
but it is most certainly on my "to do" list now.

Have you seen any of his works?

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Happy Snow Day, Ground Hog Day & Superbowl Sunday!

A beautiful snowfall started this morning. 
Big, fluffy, pretty flakes.

I planned a big breakfast for this morning.  
Oatmeal, bacon and toast. 

 We were low on (out of date) bread and had less than a gallon of milk.  
We failed at advance preparation for the snow storm.

I was, however, able to fix a delicious breakfast. 

We gave The Husband the strength to clear the driveway.

 My fireplace mantle decor is appropriate today.

Three snow scenes collected by me and three gifted to me.
Part of my dead lady art collection. 

We have a new Nikon Coolpix S9500 camera. 
I'm not sure I like it.
The mantle pictures are yellowish, don't you think?
The other pics in the post were taken with my iPhone.

I'm going to start this book this afternoon:

Oh, and I suppose I'll watch the Super Bowl this evening.

What are you doing today?

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Orange is the New Green

Remember 4-5 years ago when green purses were all the rage?
Everywhere I looked...someone was carrying a green purse.
Most people I knew...owned a green purse.

A nephew-in-law is a sales person for the Ashley Furniture Company
I asked him what the trend is for 2014. 
His response?
Gray and orange. 
His preference is gray with a pop of orange.
However, they have done some special orders of orange couches. 

Back to purses...

We spent the weekend in Oklahoma City. 
During the day Saturday, we spent time with our extended family.
Saturday evening, we went to the Thunder game. 
After the game we went to Flint
We spent the night at Colcord
Sunday morning, we ate breakfast at #2027 Waffle House!

After breakfast, we shopped the OKC Outlet Mall.

Back to purses.

Everywhere I looked this weekend, women were carrying ORANGE purses.

You heard it here first.
Orange is the New Green!

What color purse do you carry?

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Decorations: Mission Accomplished

Christmas, 2013 is packed away. 

Except for the poinsettia tablecloth on the dining table.

I'll launder it tomorrow and pack it away.

I promise.

How about your decorations?

Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Job (Yes, another one!)

January 2, 2014

I started a new job.

It is with the same company 
where I began a temporary position, 
 on September 23, 2013.

It's a good company.

My preference, 
at this age, 
would be 
to win the lottery, 
take the lump sum, 
and ride off into the sunset.

The Husband says that is not going to happen.

What does HE know?

Thursday, January 2, 2014