Midwinter Dreaming

Stumbled upon this today and had to share it.

(If you can't see it, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az3SHeMHC6c)

It's Yo La Tengo.

Gosh, I can't wait till Summer.

Print available in my shop.


New Toy

This weekend I found a cute little addition to my little camera collection. I found this Argus Autronic I with a flash, light meter and instruction book for 20 bucks at an estate sale. The shutter seems to work well and the lens looks nice. It may or may not have been a good deal, but I don't care. I plan on buying film for it and will share what happens with you. Isn't that light meter cool? I just want to carry it around in my pocket and fiddle with it. So cool.

By the way, this is the same kind of camera that Phillip Willis used to take photos of John F. Kennedy in Dallas when he was assassinated on November 22, 1963. Phillip Willis, in case you didn't know, swore to his death that the shots that killed President Kennedy did NOT come from the Texas School Book Depository. For some interesting facts on Phillip Willis and his place in history, go here and here.

For a good laugh, there's a photo of me as an extra in Oliver Stone's "JFK" here, where I spent lots of time standing by the Texas School Book Depository talking to many conspiracy theorists.
For the record, my birthday happens to be on November 22nd so I get to hear about the assassination every year. It's like me and this little Argus were meant to be together.


Simple Pleasure

This shadow only appears on the window over my kitchen sink at a certain time every day. I just love it so much and am so happy when I happen to see it. A simple little thing that makes me happy.

Here's another:

If you can't see this, go here. Happy Weekend.


Some Viewfinder Lovin'

A few new photos in my shop. The TtV of my vintage Misty was taken during Christmas holiday. I have a couple more of Misty and Stormy in the snow that I'm still working on. I'm having the "Custom" TtV printed large and hanging it in my kitchen. And I just love the Fairlane emblem, don't you? If you want to see more of my vintage car photos, go here.


Too Beautiful

Too beautiful to not share also:

If you can't see this, click here and smile.

Freaky Cool

This is making me SO happy right now:

If you can't see this, click here and smile.

CocoRosie has a pretty freaky cool website here.



This morning I awoke to a cozy home and my healthy family and a warm breakfast. Then I logged onto the internet to see the dusty, tear stained faces of mothers in Haiti whose lives changed in 35 seconds. I am holding these mothers in my heart today.

It is rediculously easy to donate a small amount of money to help relieve their suffering. I donated via my cell phone...... AFTER I checked it out on snopes.com. This is not a hoax. You can donate to the Red Cross via your cell phone.

Simply text "HAITI" to 90999 and a $10 donation will be made to the American Red Cross. The $10 will be added to your cell phone bill. It's so easy.


Hazel and the Visitor

Look who showed up in my in-law's backyard yesterday. He's an Eastern Screech Owl and I guess he was just staking out his hunting ground before the sun went down.

We had an owl as a pet when I was a kid. My mother accidentally shot the poor thing when she was out hunting with her brother in Tennessee. She felt so bad she took him to the vet and nursed him back to health. We named him Hazel, which I couldn't say at the time so his name ended up being Hay Sue. I remember the wonderful sounds he'd make at night. I don't remember what she fed him, but I do remember he was very happy.

circa 1968
Cute, wasn't he?
Needless to say, I have a little thing about owls now. Thanks to Hay Sue.
P.S. Did I mention how sweet my in-laws are? They called me to tell me about their visitor so I could capture him with my camera. :)


Freezing Fog and Fantasy

On the way back from New Mexico during the holiday we drove through the most beautiful phenomena of nature that I've ever seen - freezing fog. I've photographed it before at home, but this was much heavier and widespread. I think we drove through it for atleast an hour or two along 287.
These photos are really fun to play with. See?


Baring My Arse

So I was invited to join a Pool on Flickr to post 10 Things About Me and I chose the above self portrait to go with my list because, being an introvert, I'm really uncomfortable exposing myself to others and well, this picture just says a lot about that. Though I haven't yet written out my goals or words or whatever for this year, I know for a fact I'm flipping my fear the bird this year. So, here's my list for all to see.

Ten Things You May Not Know About Me

1~ i am married to a man 12 years younger than me and we have a son who's six. i am deeply in love with both of them.

2~ i have three dogs and two cats that are constantly shedding. i have the hairiest house in the universe. it's embarrassing.

3~ in 1995 i divorced my first husband, quit my job of 10 years, sold everything i owned (down to a backpack), and ran away to australia for a few months. it was the scariest thing i ever did and best decision i ever made. the universe gave me a do-over for which i am forever grateful. i just wish i had written a book about it before elizabeth gilbert wrote her book. :P

4~ music is my "go juice". i cannot live without my music.

5~ i listen to public radio almost every day on my transistor radio. i carry it around the house with me. it just sounds better.

6~ i am seriously afraid of cockroaches - like, run-into-oncoming-traffic-afraid.

7~ i need sunshine. i think i'd go into depression if i lived in a place that didn't have lots of sunshine. i can't even stand my windows being covered in the daytime.

8~ my favorite movie is still 'out of africa'.

9~ i have too many books for my bookshelves.

10~ i lost my younger sister to crystal meth a year and a half ago. after over 20 years of using, she shot herself. yeah, it still hurts.

The funny part of this whole thing is that only a few hours after I posted the photo and the list, I get a phone call from my father-in-law.

"I saw your shower picture on the internet."


I KNEW I should have posted this one instead.


Hello 2010 - Let's Be Friends - K?

Sunrise in Eagle Nest, NM

Ahhhhh...... Finally. It's a new year. Turn the page, start again, take what you like from last year and leave the rest behind. Yeah. I love new beginnings.

Happy New Year to you.

Dashing Through the Snow

I've had this photo in my head ever since I bought this cute little '53 Ford Crestline last Summer. Luckily, I had lots of time to play in the snow over Christmas.

Available in my Etsy shop.


Okay. So we tried to leave for our annual trip to New Mexico on the day after Christmas at 4:00am (yes, before the crack of dawn - yikes!) but ran into some seriously treacherous driving conditions along Highway 287 near Whichita Falls, TX, so we had to turn around and come back home because there was NO WAY we were going to get through on that frozen road. After I took a four hour nap (trauma makes me tired), I spent the day watching the Man Shops Globe marathon on the Sundance Channel. LOVE that Keith Johnson. LOVE him.

And the fact that he works for one of my favorite stores makes him even more of a cutie.