Life Lessons

"Figuring out our gifts in life is part of our journey to becoming enlightened human beings.” – Allison DuBois

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Happy Mother's Day!

Song - Mother and Child Reunion by Paul Simon

Above is a photo of my mother Betty Jane Malacarne at about 4 years of age.  

And she is still going strong at 91 !

I love you mom....thank you for setting such a loving
example of how a life is to be lived.

To all of you mother's, grandmother's & great-grandmother's out there
Wishing you a relaxing day to celebrate you!
I hope you can spend time with your family whether it's in person, via phone call 
or FaceTime or just going through some family photos.

You are indeed a blessing!

"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers"
 - Jewish proverb

Friday, May 8, 2020

Knock, knock, knock

Song - Keep a Knockin' by Little Richard

Love this door knocker from Pisa, Italy. 

Imagine being a little kid and having to touch this knocker?
It certainly would of given me nightmares!

 These were on the same door and look like orators possibly?

From a door in Venice, Italy

A lion head knocker or pull from Sarlat, France on a beautiful blue door.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Beach Days

Song - Surf City by Jan & Dean

Talk about two right feet?


I can not wait to take a nice long walk on the beach again!

"Every time I have some moment on a seashore, 
or in the mountains,
 or sometimes in a quiet forest, 
I think this is why the environment 
has to be preserved."

 – Bill Bradley

Top Notch

Song - Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots cover by Sierra Eagleson

Hello little fellow.......

A quails top notch is actually not a "top notch" but a crest or plume and is designed to impress a potential mate. 

The plume isn't just one feather but six and the bushier it is, the more attractive he is.....Rogaine anyone?

A group of quail are known as a coveys.

This one I captured on a garden fence in Carmel.

"What if I fall? 
Oh but my darling, what if you fly?"

--Erin Hanson

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Hump Day

Song - Camel Ride by Booker T and the MG's

A Two Hump Day!

Several years ago I was taking a weekly painting class in Tomales, California

It's about an hour drive from my home and

I got to pass this guy twice a day.

No idea what he was doing on a farm in Marin but it was a sight to see!

"Life is like a camel: 
you can make it do anything except back up."

--Marcelene Cox

Monday, May 4, 2020

Bread Bridge

Song - Bread and Butter by the Newbeats

This is the little village of Estaing in Southern France

The bridge over the Lot River is a UNESCO World Heritage Sight

And she is quite a sight!

Later in the day I saw the village men coming across the bridge after work
bringing home the bacon bread!

 “The smell of good bread baking, 
like the sound of lightly flowing water, 
is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.”

 —M.F.K. Fisher

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Time for Exercise

Song - Smile by Madeleine Peyroux

Zipper doing his morning stretches!

Anything for a nibble

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