Saturday, April 30, 2011

Reading (123/365)

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
(Groucho Marx)

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding (122/365)

The kiss Prince William and Princess Catherine shared on the Buckingham Palace balcony this morning left much to be desired.  It was a bit of a let down, no?

Well, Ralph and I decided to show them how it should have been done.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

St. Paul's Church - Petersburg, VA (120/365)

It's another Wednesday, Where's Ralph edition.  
Can you find him in the above picture?

I was in Petersburg visiting a patient's family and had parked next to St. Paul's.
I nearly met my death placing Ralph in the picture, as I had slippery shoes on and had to climb up a rock curb, reach pretty far out over the shrubbery to place him.  
I slid on the curbing and almost back upon the iron daggers of the fence.  
But, I got the shot!

Here are some more photos, sans Ralphie.  
My apologies for the quality, as they were all taken with my cell phone.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Winter leftovers (119/365)

This picture was taken while wandering around the amphitheater at Dogwood Dell.
I like to think of all the brown leaves, sticks and acorn tops as leftovers of this past winter.
Not sure what the little green pellets were, any ideas?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Crochet (118/365)

I found this spool of very thin thread and a crochet needle at my grandmother's house yesterday.  I don't know how to crochet more than a chain stitch going one way; Ralph can't crochet either.  However, he did enjoy playing with the thread.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter (117/365)

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Easter.  Ralph and I spent ours in Hampton visiting with family.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Highlights (115/365)

Today Ralph's friend, Kelly, pampered him with a hair treatment.  Well, I guess it was more of a fin treatment, if we're honest.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Objects in the Rear View Mirror...(114/365)

...may appear closer than they are.

Yeah, I know.  This is a SIDE view mirror.  So what?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Trees (113/365)

"Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good."
- Sara Ebenreck

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dirt (112/365)

"You may write me down in history,
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt,
But still, like dust, I'll rise."
- Maya Angelou

Monday, April 18, 2011

Buttercup (111/365)

When I was a small girl, my friends and I would pick these weeds that have a yellow bloom.  I don't know if it is the real name of them or not, but everyone I know calls them "buttercups."  Supposedly, if you put a buttercup under your chin and the yellow of the flower is reflected upon your skin, you "like butter."  If there is no reflection, you "don't like butter."  I am sure how sunny the day is has NOTHING to do with whether or not the reflection appears...

I can't tell whether Ralph likes butter or not, can you?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Weather (110/365)

We had some strange weather here in Richmond yesterday.  Cloudy, drizzle, thunderstorms, downpours, hail, tornado warnings, and even sunshine!  Ralph and I had fun playing in the rain a bit.  I like both the color and B/W shots, so you get both.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Snow Globe (109/365)

Today's post finds Ralph atop a snow globe.  I wonder if he is trying to figure a way to get inside?  Do you love snow globes?  Then take a peek at Amy's 365 Project, Snow Globe 365.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hyacinth (108/365)

Springtime is here and so is the blooming of one of my favorite flowers, the hyacinth!  
The scent of hyacinth reminds me of childhood and a dear neighbor who grew them.
It is amazing to me the power of scent.  

Are there any smells that transport you back to an earlier time and place?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pantry (107/365)

Although my pantry may not be as orderly as that in Swiper's house, Ralph can find what he wants just fine.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tea Kettle (106/365)

Thanks to Jess, Swiper's mom, for playing along yesterday!  Yes, Ralph had made his way inside a tea kettle for yesterday's "Where's Ralph" episode.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Wednesday's Where's Ralph? (105/365)

What do you think Ralph is hiding inside?

You will have to check back tomorrow for the answer!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ouija (104/365)

Last night there were some strange sounds emanating from my closet.  I went to investigate and this is what I discovered...

I was shocked!  Apparently Ralph believes there are spirits in our home and had decided to contact them.  I didn't wait to see if he made contact and told him I didn't want to know.  After putting him in time-out and blowing out the candles, I put an end to such nonsense....

Ouija Boards are NOTHING to play with, I told Ralph.  They allow all sorts of evil into a home.  So, I burned it.  He was instructed to use the Magic 8 Ball next time.  

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dinosaur kisses (103/365)

Who knew, Ralph's true love is a small dinosaur we ran across at work...
And, he's into biting...kinky little fish!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

DAY 100!!!! (100/365)

So, who thought it would ever happen?!  I have stuck with this project for 100 days now...this is some sort of record for me.  Now, just 265 more days to day at a time.

Through thick and thin, Ralph is always with me

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ralph's Reads (99/365)

Ralph and I hit Barnes and Noble for a hot drink and some light reading this afternoon.  As you can see, he was really into the science/animal section; I had to drag him away by his fins!

Ralph was enchanted by the rubber ducky
Following in the footsteps (errr...fossil steps?) of his ancestors

*Photos taken with Sprint HTC EVO

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday (96/365)

Tissues and cough medicine.
This is Sunday.

"You have a cough?  Go home tonight and eat a whole box of Ex-Lax - 
tomorrow you'll be afraid to cough."  (Pearl Williams)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Chiropractic (94/365)

Ever since that small bit of Ralph's fin broke off, he's been complaining about fin cramps.  So, I decided to take him in to see Dr. "R," my Chiropractor.  As you can see, he was a bit small for both the table and the equipment (that metal thing in front of him is part of an adjuster), but Dr. "R" was able to help out.  A few flips of the fin and Ralph is feeling 100% better!