Category Archive: Object

Shhhhhhh, It’s a Surprise…

I love the surprise I got for my parents in Mexico.  Per prior agreement, I will soon be bringing them Raji, a rescue doggie from the States.  The surprise is I wanted to get a cool tag… Continue reading

Pam’s Pears

A dear friend asked me if I could make guest place cards for her wedding table.    She showed me a couple of pictures on the internet of apples with paper “leaves” attached to serve as… Continue reading

Three Little Kittens

I still have one of my beloved melamine plates from my childhood set.  Whenever I look at it, I fill with cheer.  It reminds me of my favorite Little Golden Book as a child, “The Wait-for-Me Kitten”. … Continue reading

Here, Piggy Piggy!!!

My family has always been terrible at saving money, preferring to live life on the more spontaneous side.  One thing that my parents decided to do was get this ceramic piggy bank and deposit… Continue reading


  This is Maya.  She is the jaguar who watches over Casa de los Tulipanes.  Maya is the progeny of the late Alberto Bautista Gomez who specialized in burnished clay pieces.  Bautista Gomez began working with… Continue reading


Our very good friends have agreed to let me photograph some of the items in their collection for me to share with you here in exchange for some advice on their cellar and… Continue reading


Before I was two years old, I was already a oenophile.  My life has revolved around food and wine ever since I sneaked out of my high-chair and drank my parents’ goblets of… Continue reading

Carpe Diem Daily Haiku~ Icicles

~ on our computers you type about icicles i slurp on a pear   ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ come in warm caress protective icicles melt eyes are slightly wet   ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ … Continue reading

Carpe Diem Daily Haiku ~ Quilt

bright side down on sand let the wind unfurl my quilt day bed by the sea   my quilt on the beach white patch under whiter sun shared with biting flies   salt water on… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Green

Divining Green Mysterious

What follows are various threads from some photo posts of mine on a social network site.   Since the main topic of these threads  has travelled from Zaire to England to Indiana to Mexico,… Continue reading

Travel Theme–Spooky

A boy modeling masks for sale at his parents’ home and workshop in the countryside of Oaxaca, Mexico. These masks are done by Isidoro Cruz Hernández,  Master Mask Carver and Distinguished Mentor of San Martin Woodcarvers… Continue reading