Tuesday, March 25, 2008


The seals coats looked like bronze in the sunlight, I actually looked twice to make sure I wasn't looking at a statue. Their smooth shape that makes swimming so effortless was what drew me to them. They are fun to watch in the water. The zoo constructed an under water viewing station to watch them swim, however, the day we were there they were not coming by the window.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

one more zebra

This is one zebra, with the tip of his nose in the middle and the stripe down his back on the edges. I have been having much fun with all the zoo animals and the patterns that their coats make. Hope everyone had a good Easter celebration and got to be with family and friends.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Yyipes, stripes! A couple zebras were having their morning feed at the zoo. The fuzziness on the curves in the middle is the mane of the one zebra putting his head down to eat. You don't see the head just more stripes. When I was moving the circle up and down the the computer screen the stripes were vibrating. As you scroll up and down the screen, the pixels make it look like a moire pattern.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Pelicans - original

Two pelicans and a Canada goose behind some bare shrubs. From my 'cabin fever' trip to the zoo.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Patterns are what we all look for in the world. Recognizing patterns is how we make sense of the world around us and where we fit in. Looking for patterns is how we put ordinary puzzles together. In a more profound sense our lives are made up of the patterns we have choosen to put together, a puzzle on a different level. Life's journey is to form the elements (puzzle pieces) of our lives into a coherent whole. Making picture puzzles you have to look at from a different perspective is what I do. Above are two pelicans at the zoo, I love the star that formed in the middle.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

more from the zoo

Leopard spots. Patterns are everywhere at the zoo. It's whimsical and fun to play with the camouflage patterns of the zoo animals. More to come.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


The paper today had a whole section on what to do for 'cabin fever' (when your are stuck in your house because of the weather!) My cabin fever break was to go to the zoo yesterday. We were sitting on the outdoor patio of the grill and this friendly peacock came by looking for crumbs. Their feathers really reflect the light and are sooo bright!

Saturday, March 8, 2008


There are several green things poking there leaves out of the ground! Snowdrops are my favorite first plant, with their drooping white flower. They come up and bloom in the snow. Warmer temps are in the forcast now. I'm going to plant out some sweet peas March 15. They don't always do well in Colorado but I like to try.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

hoping for spring

I was in Phoenix for a week soaking up the warmth! It was nice to be warm, wear short sleeved shirts and not have to worry about heavy coats! There is still snow falling in Colorado! I'm glad for it to accumulate in the high country, but I am so ready for Spring to come. My snowdrops are up, even a tulip in a pot out back getting reflected heat from the house is poking up leaves, but it's cold outside. Above is a violet from last year, tucked on the edge of a rock.