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Flowers @ Gift Baskets For The Holidays

Flowers & Plants Fresh From The Grower

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Gift Baskets For Every Occasion

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Give The Gift Of Music


Thank You To My Top Droppers

Pretty in Pink

Photo and Video taken at the San Francisco Zoo

Will Oaks Studio

I want to thank Karen over at WillOaks Studio for the $10.00 gift certificate in her latest name the kitten contest. That was so much fun. Please visit her blog and art studios as she has some beautiful handmade jewelry that would make wonderful holiday gifts for your friends and family.

Daisy The Curly Cat Contest Winner

Daisy The Curly Cat blog is one of my top favorite blogs on the Internet. It is the first blog I visit for my daily dose of humor and it never disappoints. It makes me smile, laugh out loud and just enjoy the day with a great attitude. Daisy was running a contest the other day where you could win your choice of a prize from her Cafe Press store and I found out just a few minutes ago that I won. Please visit their blog link here to see just how I was chosen as the winner.

Thank you Daisy and Harley - you've made my day and have me smiling from ear to ear :)


This is a guest post by Joseph Farley. Thanks, Joe.

FireThe heat of our passionignited the pillow case.The fire spread to the sheetsand leapt to the curtains,crawled over rugs;gasping in the smokewe hardly noticedthe holocaust around usas flesh boiled from rib cageand bone turned to ash.

Happy Thanksgiving

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. - John Muir

Photos taken at theBotanical Gardens in San Francisco.

Christmas in San Francisco w/Russ Lorenson

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Russ Lorenson has established a reputation as one of the San Francisco Bay Area's leading interpreters of jazz standards, with a sound and approach that place him at the intersection of Broadway, jazz, and pop... the very essence of the Great American Songbook.

Your stage career began at the early age of seven. Can you tell us what or who inspired your love for music and theatre?

I've been a singer since even before I can remember. I sang in choirs all throughout my school years, and eventually became a choral conductor and composer by the time I graduated high school. In junior high, I was introduced to musical theatre by a wonderful teacher, Loren Salter, whose influence on me continues to this day. In fact, Lorenson is a stage name, in homage to him ("Loren's son"). I had another great teacher in high school, Bob Keller, who really gave me an appreciation for classical choral music and gave me my early oppo…

Los Angeles Public Transportation

The Flyaway Bus

While I'm not the sort of person who normally enjoys proving people wrong, I am going to do just that here. When planning my trip to Los Angeles I was told by EVERYONE that I needed a car. I have to admit I panicked a bit because I don't drive and would not have a car and needed to be able to get to the places I wanted to see by public transportation. So, I Googled, I checked out Virtual Tourist etc... What did I find? Los Angeles has the third largest public transportation system in the country. Not only would I be able to get around the downtown LA and Hollywood areas, I would also be able to get to Van Nuys, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica and even San Diego (with transfers) etc... I think because their transportation system is so new and developing and expanding at such a rapid rate, that people just don't know about it.

There are Super Shuttles and of course taxi and Limo services to get you from LAX to Union Station which is the main tran…

San Francisco Zoo Animals


Sony Holland @ Reverbnation

You can join the street team mailing list, become a fan, buy the CD's or MP3"s, share this widget on your blogs and websites or simply enjoy the music.

For more information or to order CD's or MP3's please visit the Sony Holland Website.

Greek Turkey Dressing

Greek Turkey Dressing ~ My Mom's Recipe
A. Ingredients
a. 1 pound hamburger
b. 1 cup raw rice
c. 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
d. 1 large onion cut fine
e. 2 tablespoons allspice
f. 2 tablespoons cloves
g. 2 tablespoons cinnamon
h. 1 cup chopped nuts (preferably walnuts)
i. 1 1/2 cups raisins
j. 2 apples peeled and grated (any kind you like is fine)

B. Cooking Methods
a. Saute the hamburger until lightly browned.
b. Add a dash of salt and pepper, spices, onion and nuts and brown lightly
on medium to low heat.
c. When mixture is uniform in color, spread the mixture to the sides of the
pot making a well in the center of the pot.
d. In the well add about a tablespoon of butter and/or turkey drippings and
lightly brown 1 cup of rice (without mixing it in with the other mixture,
brown it within the well in the pot).
e. Stir the rice until cooked which would be when it is very lightly browned then
when cooked, mix it with the rest of the mixture in the pot.
f. Add the grated apples, tomato sauce and 2 cups hot w…

Los Angeles Sights

El Capitan Theatre Billboard Marquee Hollywood

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood

Downtown Los Angeles Skyscrapers View From Pershing Square Station

The Jimmy Kimmel Live Show Hollywood Boulevard

Wax Museum Hollywood.

Giraffe Taking A Stroll

This video was taken at the San Francisco zoo a couple of weeks ago. My creative energy today is taking a rest so I hope you enjoy this short clip.

Thank You Secondary Roads

I want to thank Chuck over at Secondary Roads for this best blog award. I visit his blog regularly and always enjoy the different posts he has to share. Please give him a visit and enjoy some of the beautiful paintings that are posted on his blog. Thanks Chuck.

Wordless Wednesday ~ Quack! Quack!

Above photo and video below of the duck pond at the San Francisco Zoo.

Photo above and video below of the duck pond at the San Francisco Children's Zoo.

Hollywood and Highland Center

Make sure to click the images to enlarge. These photos should be viewed up close and personal.

I absolutely loved the Hollywood and Highland center. It is located along Hollywood Boulevard and is the center of attention. Although it houses restaurants and retail shops, I see it as much more than your average mall. It is an open air complex which I really like. The retail shops and restaurants surround the main complex from the plaza area up to the second and third floors which you can visit by taking either the stairs or escalator on the far sides of the center.

The plaza area is complete with some small retail kiosks and a small fountain to cool you during those Summer months. What really fascinated me about this center is all of the intricate artwork as you can see detailed in these photos. The artwork and sculptures are amazing. I walked around for about an hour just snapping shots of the creative artistry. I don't know the history but when you walk up the entrance stair…

Missing You

Union square
a frenzied chaos, silent
without you

Floral Montage

I snapped all of these photos at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. Click images to enlarge.I'd like to offer these flowers to Kim over at Scrappin' Life, Thank you.



Tangled limbs

sitting bare

a desolate wilderness

quietly commingling