Archive for September, 2009

Friday Night Lights

Although I’ve shot sports / action in the past (primarily swimming and volleyball), I’ve wanted to shoot football for some time — no doubt because I’m such a fan.  Wasn’t sure how to get into it, though, since it seems to be an area where you have to know someone, or already have experience. So [...]


We have a beautiful Duranta bush in our backyard.  Since it’s right off the patio, and is covered with small purple flowers, the hummingbirds absolutely love it — so much so that I haven’t even put feeders out this year as I’ve had to do in years past. Just as well, cuz feeders are fine, [...]

No Cats Today? That Reminds Me…

From the Chron: A day without cats on the Internet. That’s the goal for today set by, AOL’s site that highlights Web trends.   [snip] “Whether you’re a bona fide cat lady who loves it all or someone who can’t stand the over-population of cats on the interwebs, we can all agree that cats need [...]

Obama and the Children

The hoopla around President Obama’s speech to students tomorrow has been pretty danged astonishing.  Since I’ve already blogged about it elsewhere, I thought I’d just drop a link to the text as it will be delivered tomorrow, and then maybe add some witty commentary. I strongly encourage you to read it.   It’s jam-packed with scary [...]

Trade-offs in the Garden

Been awhile since I’ve posted anything — sorry about that!  Ramping up for “Back to School” (and then actually starting) seriously affected my ability to focus on anything. I started getting my ‘focus’ back this week, though — specifically, in my garden. This particular caterpillar was one of many that decided it was time to [...]