Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A new day

It felt like Fall for a few hours today, a welcome break for sure from these long Louisiana Summers.. you know we really do have Four Seasons.
Not Summer
Almost Summer
Still Summer
Trying to get back in a routine..I'll be there soon.

Friday, September 18, 2009


funscuse..i promise, it really was a security word,

how much fun is this one?

funscuse.." a fun excuse" or fun excuse as in "Excuse me"

I missed work because I forgot where my pants were

The dog ate my homework

Excuse me, you have a KICK ME sign on your back

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Join me for a cup of
Louisiana's famous
Community Coffee.
dark roast made in a
French Press pot

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday with my Tree,, Project ARBOREAL

cleansing rain for days

saturated colors

oak leaves washed

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Rich , but affordable

I ate at a new Mexican Restaurant and shopped at the adjoining grocery. I've been looking for yellow corn tortillas and no store here sells them , which surprises me as we have a growing Latino population.
My Mother made Tacos for us once a week and we often had friends of my parents over to indulge. At the time( my ancient History, early 1940's) no fresh tortillas were available and Mother had her my Grandmother send canned tortillas from Texas.. We loved them, my Father usually ate 9 or so, Mother 3 or 4 and 2 for me and about the same for company. Poor Mother, in the back corner of a 6x12 foot kitchen, in front of the huge window fan, frying for hours on a hot gas stove.. no airconditioning in South Louisiana I appreciated them then.. and now I cant imagine doing that!! but Tacos represent happier parts of my childhood

Was the Mexican Restaurant good? yes, very good. Did it taste like Moms.. ?Didnt even order tacos, no one can make them like she does.. I dont even try anymore. Will I try to make tacos with my newly found yellow corn tortillas?
Probably not.. I dont want to be disappointed

I wonder if anyone will remember something that I cook.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesdays with my TREE..Project Arboreal

My tree has bark
so thick and craggy
it traps vines
in its vice grip.
Bark like nuggets
of petrified trees..
it's old, and solid
and faithfully .. here

Monday, September 7, 2009

The newest Art Work

My GreatGrandaughter (22 months)can now draw
CIRCLES.. and DotDots..
she wants so badly to draw a Smiley Face.. we are getting there.
She saw her paintings from last week and squealed..
PAINT Pudi,. PAINT!!!!
( Pudi is my name)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Project Arboreal

My tree could be a Canyon wall,
a mountain cave .
Can you hear it's story?

Meet my Tree

Project Arboreal.. my tree is in Livingston Parish, South of I 12 at a Y in the road just North of where I live.

I dont know how old it is..I've known it all my life.

It shades a Small wooden building that sells fresh produce..It is across the highway from a small rural Elemenrtary School,

one of a pair of glorious live oaks.

It's in need of pruning, and deep watering, the roots are thick above the grounds, running across the packed in gravel of the parking lot.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

:Getting Arboreal:

I'm joining the virtual excursion"Getting Arboreal" I posted about my favorite tree last week.It's a huge live oak, spreading over a small building housing a veggie stand at the moment, for many years it was a country hardware.. one 9f those charmers hat had every small thingie we all need to fix the broken downs that happen regularly. Sadly , the box stores put them out of business.. but the tree is there. .
I'm not positive but, I think this is my tree.. i'll be documenting the changes through next April


The new Keri Smith"This is not A Book" copies came just now, wht a sense of humour this woman has!! I'm going to give copies to all my Chritsmas List..I am determined to make people KNOW i like to play!!

Two of my favorite pages :"Go out in public. draw a large circle .color it in" and "Make a small limited edition set of drawings, collage whatever, put out in a public place with a sign saying. FREE>> you can stand at distance with a sign on saying artist"