Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Evelyn: Some things have been going on at work that have managed to throw me off kilter enough that my neck has been in a chronic state of pain. It doesn't stop me from swing dancing, but certainly keeps me from inviting a few dips on the floor. Tonight required ice, and the bag, late at night, reminded me that things like this are temporary, and even infrequent like a leap year.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tin Man

Evelyn: I had to drop off my artwork, and pick up my Artist Pass for the Ybor City, Nude Nites Exhibit. Walking the streets of Ybor I bumped into this little shop (of horror) with life-size scary versions of the Wizard of Oz characters. Tin man glowed under the street lights, looking out to the world with a sense of longing I could connect with.

Monday, February 27, 2012


Evelyn: Sometimes things catch my eye... unexpectedly. Then I wonder what I am not seeing... snapping pictures to be the eyes I need.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cooking Up Some Weekends

Evelyn: This is what we do... cook things up on the weekend to keep us afloat all week.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Evelyn: Vinna. I love her energy, the playful spirit, and by far, her poppa-dotted poodle skirt.

Friday, February 24, 2012

New Delights

Evelyn: a sweet gift... still enticing me. I am taking them slow, each morsel an organic delight.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Evelyn: Gizmo finally got Pito home, very late at night, with just minutes before the midnight hour. Of course, other than trying to see what Pito brought him in his bags, belly rubs were priority.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Evelyn: Gulfport Chandelier... illuminates the floor and yet I believe, gets neglected by dancers who don't realize how much this adds to the ambiance of the dance floor. I often find myself appreciating them, once the dance has died down and I am not in the way when I stand under one and look up.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Evelyn: Some days I don't know how it got from day to night... the clock looks the same.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Helping Hands

Evelyn: Justin and I are making it a bit of a habit to engorge ourselves Sunday mornings at Lenny's, then run off guiltily to the Natures Food Patch to collect organic veggies, fruit, beans and salmon for a weeks worth of meals. We have been cooking together on Sundays, preparing what will keep us afloat until Thursday. I enjoy these little kitchen adventures, my son scolding me on my kitchen habits while preparing the stuff that makes me cry.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Evelyn: Morning dew on an early morning adventure. I went with a friend to Ft. DeSoto State Park, yet another military ground, housing all kinds of cavernous barricades and strange rooms. My adventure partner and I hummed deeply into the various compartments, listening to the resonating sound move in the space and vibrate our heads and chests. We explored the beaches, talked about the wildlife, and perused the hot dog stand. Something about the droplets of water collecting at the center of this flower feels sad, perhaps speaking to the part of me that desires deeper connections and a place to rest when I feel weary.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Housing Curiosities

Evelyn: I sometimes go outside at work, with the "smokers," to get myself a bit of sunshine and share in some of the social-work that goes on. This time I happened to be alone upon my return and saw this creature hanging from the door. He had parked there for several days. About the width of my palm, somewhat intimidating, we made the agreement not to startle each other and continue on with what we were doing.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pito & Pup

Evelyn: I found this picture spectacular. Between Gizmo missing Pito and staying with me for three weeks, and Pito missing Gizmo and staying at Grandpa's for 3 weeks, they both have a look of subtle curiosity and a sliver of anticipation.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Evelyn: I had spent 2 1/2 hours walking the beach in the cold wind and overcast skies. It was a worthwhile adventure to the "North Pole" of Clearwater beach. To top it off, after a nice nap I went dancing - and at about 10pm my left foot (the one I had sprained the year before) exploded in pain. I found myself soaking it in Epsom salts nightly, before bed, for about a week.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Evelyn: OK, so usually I am not cutesie, nor do I favor pictures of stuffed animals, HOWEVER, this couple showed up at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom to swing dance (they were fabulous at it) and apparently the smaller couple (a Pez wielding rabbit, swinging tiger) have paparazzi moments throughout their travels with Kristen & Bob. It was late, and they were fun, so I took a moment.

Friday, February 3, 2012


This is Monica's image. i loved it so much I felt it needed to stand on it's own... not to mention it was an odd day with a horizontal picture instead of vertical, and I didn't want to ruin the exquisiteness of this with my goofy image...

Evelyn: Balloon pup - lasted nearly a month before it finally wrinkled up and wilted.