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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cowgirl Halloween

I had fun being in full regalia as a cowgirl this Halloween.  The cap guns are old and still work, popping real caps with that nostalgic caps smell.
I LOVE my Tony Lama belt with amazing horse buckle, a generous and treasured gift from Pat & Jim!!!!!!

The real spurs fit the Dan Post snakeskin, boots perfectly.  No candy but lots of compliments!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall Leaves

Fall brings two of my favorite things: the sound of crunching leaves

and the sound of music: the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.  This is one of the phenomenal gifts from the Warren & Chris Hellman Family.  Over 3 days we are treated to our choice of 88 bands on 6 stages.  
Above, the amazing portrait photographer, Kevin Kelleher, took my picture.  Below are the best cowgirl boots I've ever seen.  Unfortunately they are not mine but too wonderful not to share!

Friday noon John C. Reilly (of Walk Hard:Dewey Cox, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights fame) and Friends opened at the main stage.  They were my favorite of the day with Patsy Cline & Hank Williams covers.   

 Elvis Costello, singing solo, closed the first night.

 Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys closed the festival Sunday evening.  They sang two of my favorite Flying Burrito Bros. songs.  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Costa Rica Reflections

Indeed, it's been a month since my last posting.  I am back in the USA and reflecting on my awesome month in Costa Rica. So let me continue with my Costa Rica odyssey. 

I call this post reflections because the following photos show the water below reflecting the trees above.  They are from Tortugero, a jungle area on the eastern coast, the Caribbean.  The canals criss cross the dense tropic wilds.  The trees secrete a resin that turns the waterways black, creating a mirror-like reflecting surface for the flora producing a magical mandala of shape, color, form & lines.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Creepy, stinky, crawlers

Creepy, stinky, crawlers of the Costa Rican rainforest.  The first is a cricket.  The second are an army of ants on the log.

Above and below are stink bugs. Above and below are stink bugs.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Costa Rican Rainforest Flora

Enough slimy, squirmy for now.  Today enjoy the beautiful flora of the Costa Rican rainforest.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Red frog with blue jeans

Seeing the one inch, red, poison dart frog, in it's natural environment, was one of the goals of my trip to the  rainforest.  I was not disappointed as they were plentiful and colorful.  Because of the blue legs they are said to be wearing blue jeans.

The green guy with red eyes was a nice bonus!