Friday, April 30, 2010

April 30th

Why, what beautiful big whiskers you have, Kota.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

April 29th

Because orange is my favorite color, I couldn't believe my luck when I found this stunning geranium to go on my patio today. It's a big plant and I hope to keep this going forever if I can. Note the beautiful gold dusting on the orange petals. Isn't nature exquisite?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

April 28th

This is the very cool building I passed on I495 this evening when my gas light came on. Then a very funny thing happened...
So, last week I had my roots redone but I wouldn't consider myself blond, but at the gas station I had what could only be referred to as My First Blond Moment. I pulled up to the pump, got out and realized the tank was on the other side of the car. "Bugger!", I exclaimed loudly, unfortunately causing 3 male heads to swivel in my direction. I got back into the car, circled round the pumps, got out, and another, "Bugger!". I'd done the same thing again. The 3rd time I lucked out, getting the right side, and couldn't believe it when I actually got a round of applause from one of the guys. I curtsied, and they all laughed, thankfully turning what could have been a cringe moment into one of fun. Bloody Hell!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April 27th

Despite living in a very pretty community, at least 80% or more of residents have empty dull patios or balconies. They simply cannot be bothered. I shall not be one of those people. Let color conquer!

April 26th

Bad weather again. Where's the summer?

Monday, April 26, 2010

April 25th

A beautiful day to go hiking with a friend in the countryside.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

April 24th

Saw this cute little boy when I got home late tonight. Aww.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

April 23rd

2 hefty beers to start the evening.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

April 22nd

Julie mixing up a concoction from the Wall of Color in Artisan.

April 21st

Going out to get dinner.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April 20th

Orchids and a glass painting in my living room.

Monday, April 19, 2010

April 19th

Emblemax had a special delivery today from my Mum in England. She sent a pile of Cadbury Boost bars over for the staff as she knew Joe & Squelchie loved them. T Bird also devoured one immediately and adored it. Thanks Mum!

April 18th

Oh, Oh.. we got a visit from the coastguards while visiting an abandoned tug.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

April 17th

A monster halibut in our local supermarket. What a whopper!

April 16th

A photo of Karl and Erika in our local pub, taken very late in the evening, hence the lack of clarity...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

April 15h

I went to a photography portrait class tonight and gained a wealth of information.

April 14h

While at Debbie and Jim's, Debbie produced a chocolate chip cookie for each of us. I offered to share mine with Max who promptly but carefully tore it in half, keeping the largest half for himself. He then went to each person in turn and gave them a piece of the remaining half. This was my share...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April 13th

My coin collection. I started this when I was about 5 years old and have currency from nearly every country in the world along with some old pre1900 coins.

Monday, April 12, 2010

April 12th

A Redwing Blackbird in Centreville.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

April 11th

The atrium of the National Portrait Gallery in D.C.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

April 10th

The Gaff 'n' Go Lineman's Rodeo in Doswell Virginia. Barb had some colleagues competing.

Friday, April 9, 2010

April 9th

This morning I had the exquisite pleasure of encountering one of life's slobs on the way to work. He cut me up as we were approaching the traffic lights and we ended up side by side. I observed his morning ritual of hastily ramming 2 candy bars down his gullet washed down with large mouthfuls of Dr Pepper. He then proceeded to thrash a pack of Marlboros against his meaty palm, knocking the tobacco out of the cigarettes rather than packing them, tore off the cellophane and foil, threw those out of the window and finished the routine by opening his door and ejecting a noisy spitball onto the pavement. With a satisfied smirk, he then leaned back and deeply inhaled his first drag of his cigarette. I so badly wanted to take a photo of him but was quite positive that if he had seen me do so, he would have no compunction in stepping out of his cab and walking over to me to twist my nose off, so I settled with an image of his truck. It was only afterwards that I noticed he worked for a pest control company. How ironic...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

April 8th

My friend Robin came round so we could sit on the patio and watch the storm but we only got rain, not the full blown storm with hail as expected. But at least the rain washed away a lot of the heavy pollen that had been settling on vehicles this week.

April 7th

My little private place where I can sunbathe and swim; only accessible by kayak or canoe. Heaven.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April 6th

If I ever had to pick out the face of perfection, this would be it. Swoon...

Monday, April 5, 2010

April 5th

The Tidal Basin and Monument in D.C. at 7:00am this morning.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

April 4th

Max wore this incredulous expression when unwrapping his presents at his birthday party this afternoon.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

April 3rd

Aston rolling his board during a jump.

Friday, April 2, 2010

April 2nd

We had the welder in today to fix one of the presses. It took less than 10 minutes. I'd love to have a go at that!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 1st

The beautiful cherry blossoms outside work. They look adorable but they smell really bad :(