Saturday, October 31, 2015


I finally found a way to upload pictures to my blog.  After reading page after page of suggestions, I finally came across one that recommended changing over to Google Chrome.  I decided to try it, and voila!  Here I am.  I hope this ends the turmoil I have been in over the past several weeks trying to deal with the frustration of internet and camera problems, not to mention the daily worries over Patrick, furniture, doctor appointments.......and on and on. Meanwhile, I have taken time to do some artwork.  I don't remember if I posted the bottom two before.  The top one is new as of the day before yesterday.  I know I put them all on Facebook.  In any case, I am fascinated by the change in my use of pastel, particularly because I don't know what I am doing differently.  The results are quite different from what I have done in the past, though that may not be as evident in the pictures.

Before I write any more, I need to go back and read my last few posts to see where I left off in the chronicle of my daily life.  Certainly I don't want to leave out any of the minutiae that constitutes my 
days on this earth. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015


I simply can not upload pictures to this blog anymore.  Apparently Google has usurped Picasa's power to do this.  I guess I will have to find another way to use this blog or find some other site that Google approves for blogging.  See you elsewhere in the blogosphere as soon as I find a way to get back in business.  I miss my blog.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Gleason Cove

My visiting friend Josie and I took the dogs to Gleason Cove yesterday and I was amazed at what we saw.  As many times as I've been there, I've never seen the water so high or the waves so exuberant.  There are floods and hurricanes happening along the coast, so I suppose that's what is causing the high tides and surf.  Willy was of course his wild self.  Josie took a long walk along the long beach...what little of it there was.  I stayed fairly stationary with Patrick, who was unimpressed.  He did not want to walk on the pebbly shore and sulked in the tall grass at the end of his long leash.  He is not an outdoor aficionado, but much prefers a couch or bed under him.  He was sick on the way home......the fourth time in the last few weeks he has vomited in the car. 

Nevertheless the rest of us enjoyed our sojourn.  Josie, from Milwaukee, loves to see the ocean.  Even though I see it every day from my windows and on my walks with the dogs, I am still awed by it myself.  There it is, minding its own business, a whole other world right beside us.  We are trying to ruin it with our waste, killing the inhabitants and their food supply.  It does what it can and will probably survive us human beings in the end.  Meanwhile we will destroy whatever is within our considerable power, just as all extinct species have done.  We all go down hard, and we take a lot of others with us.  It's the way of the world.