Monthly Archives: November 2012

Dallas Star Larry Hagman, Dead Of Cancer, 81


Dallas Star Larry Hagman, Dead Of Cancer, 81.

Another great icon has passed, RIP Larry Hagman. Larry Hagman played the infamous schemer of all schemers, J.R. Ewing. See how TNT will handle his loss with the second season première airing on TNT network January 28th.

Special Photo Challenge-Inspiration~ When Dreams Meet Life

I have always dreamed of traveling. I loved it, I guess it became a part of my life, my dad was in the Air Force, and he choose exotic places to live. Far into my adult life I finally got the chance to explore some of the world. No matter where I find myself I am always in awe of the beauty in the world’s nature. In Spain I came upon trees so large they made me look extremely tiny. You can say that my dreams became my life, and it inspires me to blog and share what I have experienced. 


Valencia, Spain- Tree with far reaching roots inspires me to reach out farther too.

Once Upon A Time: Child Of The Moon, Ruby’s Story

Check out my recap for all Once Upon A Time fans. 🙂 Click on the News For Shoppers link to the article (it’s below) and feel free to leave a comment or discuss the episode with me.

Once Upon A Time: Child Of The Moon, Ruby’s Story.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal Of Life, Perceptions, And Joys

This weeks photo challenge looks to be one where many perspectives will be in place. I find it fun to see how people react to different photos. Some see art, hope, life, or sometimes there is an instant connection. What do you see in my photos of renewal? Speak out and let’s hear your voice.

Nothing renews me like a great cappuccino in the morning.

“Things are always better in the morning.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

A farmer’s market usually starts a the renewal of the day. I love seeing all the fresh colorful fruits and veggies for sale. Plus, fresh veggies make the most wonderful dishes.

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Spring has so many different shades of green. Here is the newest shade, in it’s renewal process, as the tree’s leaves start to mature.

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. —John Lennon


Elementary S1 E5- First Instincts And The Angel Of Death

The poster says it all.


Sherlock tries to convince Watson he smells murder.

With each episode Season one of Elementary’s Sherlock Holmes has “baited” me. This episode grabbed my attention when the Angel of Death is found to be walking the halls of a New York City  hospital.

Elementary, My dear Watson!

Instinctively from the start Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller of Eli Stone and Dexter fame) sniffs out murder like a hound dog sniffs out a bone. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu of Charlie’s Angels and Kung Fu Panda), gets a chance to use her doctor skills to help Sherlock solve the case.

The storyline reveals more of Dr. Joan Watson’s past. The episode aptly named, “Lesser Evils”, has Sherlock and Watson on the trail of an Angel of Death. Someone is killing patients systematically at a New York City Hospital.

During the investigation Sherlock learns more about his “sober companion” than he expected.

Sherlock is like a proud papa in the wings, when Watson’s instincts might keep a former colleague’s patient from dying. Meanwhile, the unlikely duo, work together to catch the person responsible for nine deaths in a local hospital.

With a long list of suspects Watson offers to add her medical expertise in solving the case.

As Sherlock and Watson start brainstorming, they discover that someone has stolen Epinephrine, and is using it to kill terminally ill patients.

I love Sherlock’s manic solving skills, but in the interrogation room he seems so still and in control. Since Sherlock is a police consultant, and not part of law enforcement, he has his way of digging up the truth.

Watson meets an old colleague,Dr. Carrie Dwyer, while working on the case. After the meeting Watson gets a chance to see on one of Dr. Dwyer’s patients. Watson notices some sign that the patient may have endocarditis, she warns Dr. Dwyer surgery might kill her patient. Dr. Dwyer takes offense and reminds Watson why she’s no longer a doctor (place awkward silence here) in the first place.

Not long after, the crime solving duo, catches a possible suspect in a patient’s room in the act of a homicide. They may have caught their elusive, Angel of Death, but catch a morphine addicted doctor instead.

Sherlock is getting more manic and frustrated by the minute, but he still seems in control. So in control in fact, Sherlock encourages Watson to stand her ground and get Dr. Dwyer do a life saving test to save her patient’s life.

Then the case explodes wide open.  Sherlock and Watson catch the Angel of Death and an egomaniac doctor, who used the Angel of Death to cover his own mistake.

Renowned, but troubled surgeon Dr. Mason Baldwin, left a clamp inside his patient during surgery.Already on thin ice with the hospital Dr. Baldwin used, the Angel of Death, to kill the patient for him, before his mistake was discovered. He almost got away scott clean if not for Sherlock’s need to leave no stone unturned.

While Dr.Watson trusts her medical instincts to help save a young girls life. This episode was filled with a great beginning and an explosive ending. I can’t wait for the next episode.

Did you see the episode? Leave a comment on what you thought of it? What do you think of Jonny Lee Millers Sherlock?

Once Upon A Time S2 E6- Beanstalk Troubles & Tallahasee

Once Upon A Time S2 E6- Beanstalk Troubles & Tallahasee.

Aright! Once Upon A Time (OUAT) writers are finally revealing us Emma’s past. Are you as excited as I was? I have always wondered what made such a beautiful women like, Emma Swann (Jennifer Morrison of, How I met Your Mother fame), become so closed.

Click on the link above to find out Emma’s story pre-Storybrooke. It also seems Emma has unwittingly charmed the hook off, the pirate rogue, Captain Hook.

Yet, while love is in the air, the biggest story here lies in the betrayals of Emma’s story.

Click on the link to leave a comment. What did you think of this episode? Was it what you expected? Speak out, let’s hear your voice.

Weekly Writing Challenge: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words-Mother

Weekly Writing Challenge: A Picture Is Worth A 1000 Words

Who knew that this picture would be the picture that would end up defining our family. Mother insisted she take this photo as we wore our Sunday best. Father, never one for photos, only agreed because he hated being late more. Sissy was so proud of having her first big girl purse and I secretly agreed with father. Photos were for sissies and I took my cue from father and put on a stoic look.

Mother didn’t take the picture right away insisting that she wouldn’t unless we smiled. Sissy did her best to please mother, but then she was always trying to be like mother so of course she would. When mother realized that father and I wouldn’t budge she snapped the photo. I don’t know why father was so perturbed that day because when I think of it now it was rare that mother was not in a picture with us.

No matter, father could look as stern as he wanted, but mother would get him chuckling and playing along with any shenanigans she was about. Mother kept life going and always made sure we had fun. So this photo, the one without her, says more about mother to me than all the other photos in our album. Because this was the last picture mother took before she was taken from us in an instant.

In one swift moment she gone in a flash, like the bulb on her camera. Except for mother the flash was the headlights of an on coming car in the night. Mother never knew what hit her, but each time I pick up my camera and click a photo, I think of that day she tried to make us smile and for all the days she did.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry Of Life Where You Least Expect It

Geometry the building blocks of life. I see it everywhere especially in the architecture of buildings. Angles, circles, points, and lines (intersecting, perpendicular-man these lines can get crazy) are really nothing alone. But together they can become something magnificent. Here are some magnificent examples of geometry.

Geometry was important even way back then.

Venice, Italy

Civitavecchia, Italy

Ajaccio,Corsica- Napoleon’s childhood home.

Dresden, Germany

Kallmünz, Germany-Castle ruins

Venice, Italy Doge’s Palace

A quiet moment by the river enjoying the geometry of the city- Prague, Czech
Plenty of geometrics in Amsterdam, Netherlands