Cafe au Lait

Taking what I thought were dahlias to the cash register, I was surprised when the salesperson said the flowers’ price was double the cost listed on the bucket per bundle-

“These are special, incredibly sensitive dahlias, Cafe au Lait –

we only get them into our market at this certain time of year”

I marveled at the flowers’ exceptional beauty. Withered petals and droopy stems  surely deter certain buyers, but these quirky characteristics sold me.

Supremacy in nature – why settle for less?

IMG_8888“Cafe au Lait”

Profile Pic

Sunday morning’s sunshine lit the sunflower on our San Francisco Sabrosa brunch table just right – to a golden state – lighting up its profile like the Golden State Warrior’s color it was set on the tabletop to celebrate, and I thought, what a beautiful “Profile Pic!”

Pushing Daisies

“I’d rather be doing this then pushing daisies.”


When we’re complaining about our day-to-day, at times mundane life, let’s stop for a moment and weigh our options –

how about if our only other option was pushing daisies?

The daisies grow on their own – they don’t need pushing,

so it’s a worthless job.

Let’s get on the bright side of the equation while we still have options.

Off the Hook!

The days when we have only our camera phones –

we have to accept these days and make the most of them.

This morning I had only my iPhone camera to photograph this Fish Hook Barrel Cactus’ bloom.

In the old days, our phones didn’t have cameras and our phones didn’t operate unless the receiver was hung on a hook.

If we left a phone off the hook, the phone sounded busy signals and eventually lost its dial tone.

Off the hook, the phone was useless –

In those days,

Being off the hook was bad.

Now days our phones are off the hook non-stop,

ready and available to multi-task,

taking pictures whenever and pretty much wherever we’d like.

These days when we describe something as being, off the hook,

it’s good.

This Fish Hook Barrel Cactus’ blossom


IMG_9587“Off the Hook!”  

However, the bloom will soon be ancient history –

just like old phones.

Those of us who’ve witnessed change

realize change isn’t bad –

Change forces us to hang up old, worn-out ways

that soon will be ancient history and to stop making excuses.

Let’s answer the call by letting the old

off the hook

and by blossoming today.