And then.....

Saturday, December 31, 2011


...little white tail deer in the exact same place as the young elk below.

Friday, December 30, 2011


A herd of about 70 elk in the yard just now. Here are some babies seen right out the studio window.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas in Wyoming - COPY AND PASTE LINK!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Day Walk

..up beautifully snowy Old Pass Road with Ariel.
Just missed Karen, Meme and Tommy who had carried sleds ( xmas gifts from jolie 3 yrs ago ) up to the lake for downhill sledding.
A glorious day.

Monday, December 19, 2011


The parking lot is full and the snow is both ski-able and walkable. GLORY!

Singapore's Got Talent

Her mama writes: whilst i was putting G & V to bed - Max the reindeer and The Grinch. "with two hearts, one before he discovered the true meaning of Christmas, and one after he discovered the true meaning of Christmas."

Sunday, December 18, 2011


One of my friends, on learning there would be a tea party,said: then I have to wear my Minnie Mouse dress.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


December and the PERFORMANCE theme for Artists and Writers. What a gift this group is!
After the performances ( samples above ) there was time for good and significant discussions, one of which birthed the idea for a shared day of art for the group. This would be a day each month or even every two weeks wherein we, as a group, would commit to blocking off a good chunk of time for making art. The idea- Alison's- will continue to take shape. It certainly appears to strongly support the mission of the group, that of facilitating artistic expression.

As ever, the pot luck lunch that followed was knock your socks off delicious and the fellowship - well, it cant be beat. I am grateful.

Friday, December 09, 2011


Yes, I have been absent a while. Blame it on jet lag but, of course, no lag lasts this long.
On the last Saturday in Singapore, we went downtown to the spectacular Marina Bay Sands whose brochure touts: SEE WHAT THE WORLD IS TALKING ABOUT.
It is, in fact, really something to talk about and I will do my bit.
Our all too brief visit started in the shopping mall ( although mall is, by association, the worst word to use to describe the massive area of elegant shops (sorry, shoppes!) and swanky restaurants.
As we started out the day this huge photo touting the arrival soon of our favorite Chinese dumping place caught my eye. Seemed a gimme to plunk wee M. in the middle of it. Sort of gives you an idea of scope.
The brochure brags:
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is home to a mounth-watering selection of exclusive designer boutiques like Alfred Dunhill, BALLY, Bottega Venata, Burberry, Cartier, CHANEL, Dior, ESCADA, FENDI, Gucci, Hermes, MUI MUI, PRADA, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stefano Ricci, Yves Saint Laurent and many more. With an unmatched mix of renowned luxury brands, new store concepts and emerging labels not found anywhere else in Singapore, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is truly a fashionista's paradise.

Not being a fashionista by any definition I can only say the place, in it's opulence, quite astounding to this resident of a state where the cows outnumber the people by a significant margin.

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