South of Tonight

Sporadic murmurs and other pomegranates from a one-way street

Eight Years Ago

Eight years ago today our beloved Freda crossed the Rainbow Bridge to join her many blogging friends. She is still missed very much. With Suzy crossing in July and our upcoming move to Oregon it has not been a good time to bring a new furry friend home. Hope to find a rescued dog next spring when things settle down. IMG_0379


Adieu Sweet Suzy

A Year Ago Today


We said goodbye to Suzy today. She was 15 1/2 years old. She adopted us just over six years ago. Her failing health began to impact her quality of life and it was time to bid her farewell. Now she is across the bridge romping with Tule, Freda, Opy, Charlie, Pippa, Sophie, Splash, Ivy and so many more of her friends she met over the years. We tried to give her a comfortable and loving home and she gave so much more in return. She will sorely be missed and never forgotten. Love you and miss you, Suzy. Adieu.


The Zoo Board Book

A board book created by my wife and I for our one year old grandson, Oliver. The story by my wife. Artwork done by me.

Unwrapping Casper






Received our Casper mattress via UPS. Unwrapped Casper the friendly mattress earlier today.

Fruit Dumplings

Fruit dumplings prepared for lunch. Peaches, pluots and plutines today. Plums, apricots and cherries are options. Top with cottage cheese, sugar and melted butter. Some add cinnamon. A Czech staple for special occasions in our family. Infinitely delicious. Followed by a great rich dessert: chocolate, rice crisps and cherry no-bake cookies.



Happy Independence Day – 2nd July

Happy Independence Day U.S. Independence was declared 2 July 1776 but not achieved until Treaty of Paris of 1783 which ended the Revolutionary War.

New Comet?


Amazing what you find on the street.



Today's haul. Some days it's easy to keep my 5 Gyres pledge and other days not so.



My pet pygmy reticulated Gila monster. 😉


Real Westerns

Watching “Man of the Frontier” aka “Red River Valley” with Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette on Into The Sunset Classic Westerns channel via Roku.

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The latest oceanography literature, explained


little by little, one travels far




As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears

Lorna Phone

visual essays for a digital world

Sporadic murmurs and other pomegranates from a one-way street

A painting a day

A daily painting provided to you from Shanti Marie's South Carolina studio

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