Sunday, March 30, 2014

two simple ways to achieve peace on earth...

1) look at this photograph by Dennis Stock.

2) watch and listen to an amazing performance by Clicking HERE.



Friday, March 28, 2014


White sails
Figures in a wind

Only tomorrow can say

Thursday, March 27, 2014

two skulls from out of the shadows

I prefer mine with the skin on.

Maynard Dixon and Steer Skull.

Photo: Ansel Adams

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

the wonderful world of Alfred

In 1866, Sisley began a relationship with Marie Lescouezec, a Breton living in Paris. The couple produced two children: son Pierre (born 1867) and daughter Jeanne (1869). At the time, Sisley lived not far from Avenue de Clichy and the CafĂ© Guerbois, the gathering-place of many Parisian painters


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

the dirty old man

not sure about you but i say he is just fell asleep.

Monday, March 24, 2014

A Movie Night Special.

this one is on me!

ENJOY by clicking on enjoy.

Sunday, March 23, 2014


And i already see them standing there in the sun. Color swirling. An onshore flow ruffles the towel and my mind.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

a sort of a mystery

woman with ties to van gogh.

- photographer unknown 

Friday, March 21, 2014

You guys were just to young to be searching for monsters.

I mean what if you found them? What then???

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I never

Ever since darwin came along man has been trying to make a monkey of himself.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Brynne Chandler Rules

The Best Way to Cook a T-Bone Steak on a Frying Pan

by Brynne Chandler, Demand Media
T-bone steak can be prepared quickly by pan-frying.
T-bone steak can be prepared quickly by pan-frying.Red meat is packed full of protein and when eaten in moderation, it's a valuable part of a healthy diet. T-bone steaks are among the leaner cuts of beef, making them a good choice for fat-conscious households. Choose a T-bone with slight marbling and a healthy-looking red color. Figure one palm-sized portion for each adult and teenager and a slightly smaller piece for preadolescent children. Pan-frying T-bone steak in a bare, hot pan brings out its natural flavor and tenderness and sears it to a tasty brown.

T-Bone Steak Facts
T-bone steaks are cut from the top loin of the beef and are named for the distinctive shape of the bone included in the steak. An average T-bone steak contains approximately 300 calories and about 20 g each of protein and fat. T-bone steak, like all beef, contains no carbohydrates.

Frying Facts

Pan frying is an excellent way to cook T-bone steak and other lean cuts of meat because the hot surface of the pan sears the outside of the meat. This does not actually "seal in" any juices, as you may have heard. Rather, pan frying brings out the flavor of the meat by allowing the insides to cook almost as fast as the outside. It is not necessary to add fat to the frying pan to cook a T-bone steak, which will help you control the calorie and fat content of your meal. A cast-iron pan is ideal for this task and will create a nicer sear than a nonstick pan.


Let the T-bone steak come to room temperature before cooking it for more tender meat. To do this, let the steak sit on the counter for no more than one hour. You can also wrap it in plastic wrap and immersing it in room-temperature water for 30 minutes or so. Rub the steak lightly with olive oil and season it with coarse salt and cracked pepper, or with a seasoning or dip mix. The salt draws juices from the meat, which melt back down through it as the steak cooks, keeping it tender and juicy, and the other flavors add complexity.


Pan-fry a T-bone steak quickly over high heat. Heat the pan on the stove top on high, then place the steak in the center of the pan. This sears one side of the steak almost immediately. Turn the steak after 6 to 8 minutes using tongs so you don't puncture the meat and let the juices escape. Let the steak fry for another 6 to 8 minutes. Use an instant-read meat thermometer to check for doneness, and remove the steak from the pan when it's still 5 or so degrees below the temperature you want. Medium rare is 145 degrees Fahrenheit; medium is 160 and well done is 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Classic sides are a tossed green salad with creamy dressing and a baked potato.

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btw - i don't like steak but my kids do.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Chief and Hobby

Sophia 'chief' Balderas

Under the tutelage of Sean Martin
and here with a horse named Hobby

Is growing as if  a flower in the sunshine

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

The great tree held the land and sky together.

One night the clouds swooped down and perched themselves in the bare branches.

It was a wonderful site.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The story goes a bit like this. She grew up to be Rosie the Riveter.

That is a lie.

It has been said that her real name is Anna. When the waves got big she ditched school.

Anna went on to become a descent person. Eventually she changed her name and moved to the South Pacific.

Clara as a young Anna.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014


The Grand Pat Beck visiting with Marthe.

                                               - Bonnard

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The sky

In linen

The color
Goes up

The Color
Goes down

It is quiet
At the hanging tree

Friday, March 7, 2014

imaginary post grand winning entry.

Love the final frontier. You are so right.

Excerpt in the raw -

- Barbara Stroud

i need a postal address for your prize Barbara. Thank YOU and to everyone who emailed entries!

Thursday, March 6, 2014


The truth is i am spent, holding my ground, staring out at you from the other side of the glass.

With a fresh start. Tomorrow I will post the 2nd winner of the imagined post contest. Peace.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Imagined Post Prize Post

ever wondered if Walter minded being called a pigeon?

Simple / Silly - imagined post winner Regina M.

* one more award winning post tomorrow. so don't fly away!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

who were they? do you wonder? did they wonder?

find out...

...i got a feeling this could be fun.

click the link below for one place to start the fun.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Did he really say that?

'Do you think he was kidding', she asked while he stared a whole into your heart.