Saturday, July 31, 2010

wwpw - san jose...

last weekend...i participated in the third annual worldwide photowalk.  i walked in san jose, ca.  frederick van johnson  of twip (this week in photography) lead our group.  

these are a few of my faves of the day...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

not fractured...

so...sunday afternoon...mrchazman and i were walking in suisun...going to see & shoot some fireworks.  about a block from the car...the sidewalk was uneven (and i looking straight ahead and not down) didn't see it. 

i tripped...flying fast & crashing to the sidewalk...knees first...before completing my fall by sliding on the palms of my hand and my right forearm to come to a rest hanging  off the curb.  my freshly polished toenails now looking as if someone had taken a sander to them (as most of the polish was gone along with a couple of layers of nail).  

the paramedic asked me if i was embarrassed...but i was in pain.  another couple came up behind us...and offered to help me up...but i needed to sit there for a minute.  make sure nothing was broken.  the last time i'd fallen (ten years ago) i broke both my tibia and fibula...and i didn't want a repeat.  

when i was finally able to stand...the knee pain was immediate.  a knot the size of a softball had formed and i could tell it was going to get worse before it got better.  mrchazman offered to take me home  but i'd been looking forward to the event for weeks and i wasn't gonna let a little fall send me packing. 

in hindsight...i should have gone home.  i managed to hobble to a restaurant where i got an ice pack and a glass of water to take some pain pills.  though the pain of the knee prevented me from being able to participate in all of the evening's events...i did enjoy being out. 

today i went to the doctor and discovered the knee is not fractured...but i did manage to chip the corner of the patella...and also discovered i have a couple on bone spurs...which cause arthritis.  oh joy!!! 

tonight...mrchazman went to the store...and brought me an icy hot medicated roll.  i didn't know they even made such a thing!!!  i promptly wrapped both knees...and am felling better already!  ahhhh....the surprises he brings me from the store in my 50s are much different than the ones i received in my 20s...but are so much more useful...though i'll always have a use for jewelry!!!  

ok...somebody tell him...or perhaps i'll send him an email link to this post so he'll go to the jewelry department for my gift...especially since our 31st anniversary is coming up. 

Saturday, July 3, 2010

the american flag...

sooc challenge. 
day 7. 


I pledge Allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one nation under God, indivisible,
with Liberty and Justice for all.

American Flag Guidelines for Displaying the Flag

     1.  The flag of the United States should be flown daily from sunrise to
         sunset in good weather from public buildings, schools, permanent
         staffs, and in or near polling places on election days.  The flag
         may be displayed 24 hours a day on patriotic holidays or if properly

     2.  The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is bad,
         except when an all-weather flag is used.

     3.  The flag should always be flown on national and state holidays and
         on those occasions proclaimed by the President.  On Memorial Day,
         the flag should be half staffed until noon.

     4.  The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.  It
         should never be dipped to any person nor should it ever be displayed
         with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress.

     5.  The flag should never touch anything beneath it, nor should it ever
         be carried flat or horizontally.

     6.  It should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, drapery, or
         decoration, nor for carrying or holding anything.

     7.  The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored
         in such a manner as to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged.  It should
         never be used as a covering for a ceiling.

     8.  The flag should not be draped over the hood, top, sides, or back of
         a vehicle.  When a flag is displayed on a car, the flag's staff
         should be fixed firmly to the chassis or clamped to the right

     9.  The flag or its staff should never be used for advertising purposes
         in any manner whatsoever.  Nor should any picture, drawing, insignia
         or other decoration be placed on or attached to the flag, its staff,
         or halyard.

     10. The flag should not be embroidered on cushions, handkerchiefs, or
         other personal items nor printed on anything designed for temporary
         use and discarded.  However, a flag patch may be affixed to the
         uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, or members of
         other patriotic organizations.

     11. When the flag is so worn or soiled that it is no longer suitable
         for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner,
         preferably by burning.

Friday, July 2, 2010

remember me...

day 6.  

last night i decided that i wanted to shoot a roll of film. 
so today...i bought one.  

i plan to shoot it this weekend...
and have it developed on tuesday.  

i'm excited! 

Thursday, July 1, 2010


day 5.

new month.   
new quarter.   
new fiscal year for california.

the year is half way over.
i'm at the mid point of my 365.'s all downhill!

this month's posts will be from my garden...
though i will deviate for a few special occasions in july...
i.e. the 4th...the #wwpw...etc...etc.

this is casper.
my biggest white pumpkin.
i hope he grows up to be big and strong...
looks good carved...
and provides plenty of pumpkin seeds for roasting...
oh...and makes a tasty pie...
though i prefer sweet potato.  :)