Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Today Beth has posted a postcard honoring Memorial Day as
well as a card reminding us that today is Hug A Cat Day!
I knew I could find a Hug A Cat card and here it is:
From the back of the postcard: Woman with a Cat, c. 1875, by Pierre Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919), Oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington/Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin E. Levy.
This postcard is just one of many from The Cat Postcard Book by Running Press Book Publishers.
I'm off to hug my kitties!
Oh, Teddy -- Riley ... hug time!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I don't know where to start! I mentioned several times to Mr. Dragon that I never write in books ... just one of my *laws*, but I sure wanted to write in this one. Finally, after hearing me say this daily, Mr. D looked at me and said "write in the book"!!! So I did. There is just so much in it that I want to remember and look at again. Pico Iyer in this book "tried to be a general reader speaking to other general readers, and bringing little more than the curiosity and interest of a journalist who has never practiced Buddhism and knows little about it but is intrigued to see how it might expand the thinking of anyone, Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike." He looks at the paradoxes of the Dalai Lama's position -- religious leader, monk and the head of state of a government in exile. He looks at the Dalai Lama's work and ideas as a politician, scientist, philosopher and the idea of globalism. There's just to much to talk about and review. One of the delights of this book comes at the end under the section READING ... book after book on Tibet, Buddhism, the life of the Dalai Lama ... a lifetime of reading. Iyer first met the Dalai Lama through his father some 30 years ago and has published five books on modern globalism.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Be sure to visit!
I LOVE zinnias and it also reminded me of the wonderful farmer's markets --
all the wonderful produce and flowers and goodies that you find there.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Be sure you visit and see the beautiful sleeping beauty Beth has posted.
On the beautiful woman theme, how's this beauty with the baby unicorn?
Brown and white chalk on grey paper. 29.2 by 44.4 cm.
"Now the Garden shone with a holy light, as on a joyous morning when the dew still sparkles and every leaf is green ... Days then had little meaning, and time passed in unaccounted bliss. The memory of that unsullied glory lingers to this day, which is why even our sweetest quietude is touched with a sense of exiled longing."
From the book UNICORNIS: On the History and Truth of the Unicorn published by Running Press. Copyright 1983. 1986 by Michael Green.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
She is celebrating Mother's Day this week with a wonderful postcard and information about Mother's Day in Australia. Be sure you visit.
I didn't have an official Mother's Day postcard, so I thought a cat and kitten might do.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
With its waterfalls, bridges, and stone paths that wander among crepe myrtles, azaleas, Japanese maples, dogwoods, and peach and cherry trees, the Japanese Garden is a peaceful hideaway in the Park. This particular garden is a daimyo style, and includes a tea garden, a kaiyushiki stroll garden, and a scroll garden.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
The first day of May.