Tuesday, July 08, 2014


This was shot in West Palm with a drone back in May-  guess they knew I was celebrating TWO THOUSAND posts, eh?  If you haven't seen it yet, do take a minute.  

Yeah folks, 2,000.  That's a whole lot of words, most of which are ignorable.  I started in 2004 so it's been just over ten years of this.  I keep thinking I need to taper off but sure enough, as soon as I decide that, I find something I just love and need to show SOMEBODY (that would be you...).  But you have my heartfelt gratitude for reading, whether it's once in awhile or regularly.  And I love getting comments, even if figuring out how to do that is tough-  thanks so much for trying.  So, Tuesday is my flight north so I have to write this in advance.  Today is filled with errands and cleaning up because I have a car coming to fetch me at 6 AM and I won't be in any shape at that hour to even open Blogger. Well, then, let's get on with it!


Another little fact we will celebrate Tuesday is the~~~

 Anniversary of the Roswell Landing
rock on.

Not everything that is more difficult is more meritorious. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Cari Vander Yacht animates old photographs she found in thrift stores located near her hometown in Portland, Oregon. For the Amsterdam-based art director’s side project,   she breathes humor and new life into photographs that have been abandoned. Vander Yacht says she stares at the photos until she finds herself giggling over her animation ideas; she then scans and digitally manipulates the images until they become the animation she envisions. 

The last time we saw the work of artist Aakash Nihalani, he was using florescent tape to create impossible geometric illusions all over the urban landscape. Now he’s using that same tape to skewer the hip people of Brooklyn with angular geometric forms. Window-like holes provide easy passage through the chest and stomach of each of his subjects… and honestly, getting stabbed never looked so good.

This was so good the other day that I posted it again!

Chefchaouen is a surreal town in Morocco’s Rif Mountains. Amidst idyllic valleys and gorgeous hillsides, you can see the place has one very distinct and memorable feature: the color blue. Set against the arid landscape, vast palettes of blue and white adorning the town’s old Spanish and Moorish architecture make it stand out like a sore thumb.
According to historians, the town got its blue tradition by way of Jewish refugees in the 1930s. It’s said that the Jews consider the color blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. Others believe that the shade of blue help repel mosquitoes, who mistake the blue walls as moving water.  Stay tuned I have more pictures to come in this amazing town.

And to come full circle on the opening poster, here's today's squirrel!  He apparently can't read.


Diane Wright said...

OMG indeed. Well done, Sandy! I always love reading what you have to say. Entertaining and illuminating. Great combo.

Max said...

okay so this is the 2,000th morning that I have started my day seeing what you have come up with! Thanks Sandy, of all my morning rituals this is the one I enjoy most.

Mary Beth Frezon said...

Well done ma'am!

Happy travels and may all your squirrels be at least arms' length away!

Sandy said...

happy belated 2000! I was on holiday.
Continuing reading to see how the dogs got on for the long journey.
Sandy over here