She Kept A Parrot


This Austin sculpture has hung around my house for many years.  One day, I noticed the light from a window casting her shadow on window blinds.  The shadow reminded me of  the Great Sphinx of Giza.  What a lofty thought for a humble, mass-produced goddess who hardly represents anything Egyptian at all.  I smiled. (click image to enlarge)

Refrigerator Gallery

Whattayado with photo cards? Somehow, I suspect that really sophisticated people don’t stick them to the fridge. I love photos. I dislike photos on the fridge, and I dislike photos of photos on the fridge even more. What I can’t figure out is what to do with the photos that end up on the fridge! Hmmm….

No. 3 The wind chime melody Silenced in the stillness of the night

Fan Palm Frond Fan Palm Bloom

(click on image to enlarge)

Parrots are carnivorous too.  They like an occasional chicken bone.  They crack the bone to eat the marrow and grind the entire bone into a fine meal. (click to enlarge image)  

(click to enlarge photo)

Sweet potato slice in an old, black iron skillet.  Southern soul food cooks often slice sweet potatoes and cook them in a syrup of water and sugar until they are tender.  The potatoes are simmered in the sugar water in a skillet until the liquid is thick and syrupy. (click on image to enlarge)

Watching my favorite photographer bird watch from his back porch. (click photo to enlarge)

It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul.  If that is true, the hands are the windows of history.  It is the hands that tell us where we’ve been and who we are, I think. (click photo to enlarge)