End of August

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It was only a minute ago that I was complaining that Spring would not allow Summer to come with full gusto!

Summer seemed to last forever when I was young

(only a couple of years ago I might add– hold on Im choking)  🙂

Now, I seemed to have blinked and it’s on the way out!

But– what this fantastic blog has taught me, is to try and capture my day to day wonderfulness, and with my DipityRoad I can review easily what has gone by.

This fast journey as been a good one!

Case in POINT!!

(When you change the way you look at things the things you look at change.) Wayne Dyer

Taking a moment to stop — look a wee bit closer— Mr. Hornet is modeling for me!

I’m posting this late at night and love hearing the very talented Melody Gardot — Sleep tight! She is what I sound like in my DREAMS 🙂


I have a little tease coming on Friday — it has to do with some very fun DIY Halloween ideas!

Hope you will check back and for sure… plan on joining with us on Friday Finding Beauty.


TTFN~~ Claudia

August 30, 2010 at 11:27 pm | summer | 3 comments

Vegas Visit part 2

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I am wondering how many post I can get out of my Vegas trip?

It’s been some time since I have taken a real vacation. (you know the REAL kind — where you plan and scrimp and save and anticipate the very hour you GET OUT OF DODGE.)

Truth be told, I did none of the above about my Vegas adventure, but on a whim grabbed a buddy and set out for Vegas!

Visiting the Bellagio was tops on my list.

The glass artist Dale Chihuly said:

“Steve Wynn started talking to me about the ceiling at the Bellagio long before construction even began. He wanted me to make a “spectacular” piece in the lobby of the hotel that would rival the aquarium at the Mirage, and generate more interest. Back in Seattle, we built the entire seventy-by-thirty-foot ceiling, full-scale, at my studio. The commission, as contracted, called for a whole new armature type and about a thousand new “flowers.” Steve visited several times, loved it, and wanted even more glass. Finally FIORI DI COMO was installed with over two thousand hand-blown glass elements.”

A bit closer…

Closer still…


People watching is one of my favorite past times and since I returned home I’ve been kicking myself for not taking photos of Bellagio visitors as they emerged  from the revolving doors–their heads immediately popped up as they stared at the ART FULL ceiling. “Wow!!” was  often the response. (next visit I will remember to do this)

(Some one remind me of this some day 🙂

I read a post some time back where the blogger felt that a summer vacation was her opportunity to reboot her life. Functions and features were still the same, but life had just become a bit sluggish, so like our computer systems we just need a reboot or reset.

My simple goal for my get away was to have maximum fun in the short period of time. (I’m a firm believer one can stay too long in Vegas.)

Especially if your pocket is EMPTY.

Goal accomplished! Thanks for joining with me on my revisit to the Bellagio’s lobby.

Here’s just a tease and glimpse of the atrium– I can probably pull a couple of posts out of that gorgeous place. 🙂

There’s a saying that says, “you could cut the energy with a knife.” Well, it was true!   Visitor’s were all smiles, as we wandered in awe.  I ran into  life long friend who greeted me with a huge hug.  She made my day, my month and maybe my year with her beautiful smile and greeting.

Be sure and visit Beverly with Pink Saturday and all the gals there.

Also, a new meme I am joining is Romantic Home where its Show and Tell day!

Need some Inspiration?  Stop and say hi to Melissa at the Inspired Room.

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Friday~~Finding Beauty

Now’s your time to shine!  Show us all that you are enjoying this HOT summer!
Make sure you link back to this post and mention Friday Finding Beauty in your post.
Of course, I love hearing from you in the comments! Please say hi.

Enjoy your weekend. I hope to get by and say hi to all of you soon!

~~ ♥ ♥ ~~TTFN~~Claudia~~ ♥ ♥ ~~

August 5, 2010 at 7:57 pm | summer | 31 comments

Vegas Visit

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Took a little trip to Vegas…  It was Very Very hot even at 9:00 pm 105 degrees — people were CRAZY — but then it was a full moon what did I expect?

Fun night for a few colorful shots.

My favorite casino is the Bellagio — 🙂  the view of Paris from Bellagio bridge.

Please be sure and stop by Mary’s for Mosaic Monday and see all the other delights!

Bellagio watershow
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August 1, 2010 at 8:28 pm | summer | 15 comments

It’s HOT

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I might just break out my own person water pistol if one more person asks… “is it HOT enough for you?”

A good pioneer woman I would NOT have made.

The trail would’ve killed me OR my trail-mates would’ve shot me because of all the whining I would’ve been doing.

I am a lover of Air-Conditioning. *blowing kisses* to the inventor of such a wonderful life saver.

In the spirit of keeping cool… I am staying inside and playing with some shots of Summer.

This one is straight out of the camera…(SOC)… from the ants point of view.

Simply just Black and White

This one is a setting called Vibrance

Holga-ish is a fun one!

Orton-ish is one of my all time favorites — I use it a lot (but I tone it down a bunch)

Which one do you like?

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I work near this wonderful play land — I stop by and let the breeze blow some spay my way… ahhhh

A little more water pleeez!

All- right-y then! No wonder this is called Cowabunga!! 🙂
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Join with us as we celebrate  Friday~~Finding Beauty

No matter your definition– share with us by linking to your blog post, wherein you will be sure and link BACK to this one.

Of course, please leave a comment as I love to hear what you are all doing this summer.

If I am looking at the map of the United States– we are all pretty much HOT– how’s the weather where you live?

Have a wonderful weekend!

~~TTFN ~~Claudia

July 22, 2010 at 6:35 pm | summer | 19 comments

Summer hazy days

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When you were young, did summer seem like it went on forever?

Walk with me as I visited some of my favorite gardens this morning…

It was so quiet. The wind decided to take a break and the bugs and the birds were  just waking up.

A perfect spot to get lost in a book.

Didn’t your grandmother’s garden have hollyhocks?

After playing around with this shot a bit, I could almost picture the princess that lives here.

Summer stretches forever in a child’s eye
A delicious haze of play-filled days
and pink tinged evening skies.
Castles at the beach, croquet on the lawn,
flying kites from windy heights, birds twittering at dawn.
Picnics in the meadow, waltzers at the fair,
Sticky ice-cream fingers, and all without a care.
Let me never as an adult, let the pace of life and reason
mask the joy of the simplest pleasures
of lavender-scented season. (author unknown)

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Be sure to visit Beverly on Saturday and the Pink kids 🙂

Thanks for joining us on Friday~~Finding Beauty

Please be sure to link your post back to us for others to enjoy.  Also I would love if you left a comment.

Enjoy your lazy hazy dayz

TTFN~~Claudia  ~~ ♥ ♥ ~~

July 8, 2010 at 8:20 pm | summer | 28 comments


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