Posted in Animals, Haiku, Photo, Poems

The Joy of Giving

Today V-man and I visited a garden center, where the Christmas spirit was running free and merry. In a quiet corner I found this fluffy soft cat pillow. The perfect gift for sweet Bandit.

What do you think? Does he like it? 


the joy of giving

mirrored in the peaceful smile

of the other’s eyes


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Posted in Personal, Photo

Wishing you all…

… the best, because YOU are the best. Thank you all so very much for reading, watching and commenting. For sharing your thoughts and dreams here on Figments and through e-mail. I have enjoyed your company tremendously and look forward to what the new year will bring us.


Yule Blessings,

Merry Christmas

and a Magical 2013


Best Wishes


Posted in Border hopping, Nature, Personal, Photo, Photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

Share a picture which means SURPRISE to you! is Sara Rosso’s challenge today.

Can you imagine my pleasant surprise when I first saw this photo? My two sons in a suit, dancing! They are the ones right after the lady with the handkerchief. They went to Turkey with their dad a couple of weeks ago, to celebrate the wedding of their stepbrother and his lovely bride. When my ex-husband sent me this picture, I was delighted. My boys are growing into men. I know the quality of the photo is not good, but it’s the thought that counts, right? At the next party I’m going to drag them to the dance floor! 😉


Something else that never fails to surprise me is the moon in clear daylight.


And… surprise!


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More Surprising Photos at WordPress!

Posted in Haiku, Personal, Photo, Poems

Job Interview

There are times when you just have to follow your own, new road, no matter what happens to the comfortable bus you’re on. I got out and tried to take a different path, but it didn’t work out. So now I have to wait for the next ride. And you know what? It feels good to have tried. Some day I WILL get there! 😀


thorns will never block

my path towards potent bud

which will bloom next time!



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Posted in Books, Movies

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – the making of

Bilbo Baggins is on the loose. I have seen him in action last Saturday, and I was enchanted by the unique Middle Earth atmosphere once more. Oh what bless to go back to the magic of Tolkien. To see his story come to life, in full color and 3D action. With special compliments for the Lady Galadriel and Smeagol. Epic scenes, dwarven battles, the eye of Smaug in stead of the eye of Sauron. I loved every minute of it. Come on, Peter Jackson, give us part two and three! Or at least the DVD.  I want to see it again. And again!

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected journey, you could see a compilation of trailers and TV commercials. In the video below, you will see more of the making of. Choose the highest quality and full screen for the best effect.

* happy sigh *

Have you seen The Hobbit? What do you think of this movie? What did you love and what could/should have been different or better? 

Posted in Biker Witch, Border hopping, Photo, Photo challenge

Travel theme: Transportation


Big Black, our beloved Harley-Davidson. THE transportation in holiday time!

What is your favorite means of transportation? And why?


More photo’s at Ailsa’s Where’s my backpack?

Posted in Animals, Nature, Photo, Photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

Share a picture that means DELICATE to you, Michelle said. Delicate could be the tracings of frost on a window, a child’s tiny fingers and toes, the intricate pattern of a tree’s canopy, or something yet-to-be-discovered. So much of this challenge depends on your interpretation of “delicate,” and we look forward to seeing the range of images you capture.

I chose these delicate spiderwebs, nestled in soft whiteness:

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Over at WordPress you will find more Delicate photos!

Posted in Culture/History, Inspiration, Nature, Photo, Quote

It is time!

This is an Aztec text Marylou brought home with her many years ago. She read it in a pueblo and has treasured it ever since. Thank you so much for sharing it!


There was a time man took no more than he needed.
That time is gone.

There was a time when he gave something back.
That time is gone.

There was a time he worshiped the creator and honored creation.
That time too is gone.

And now water is polluted, our natural resources are gone and creation is dying.
It is time to find our way back to earth!


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Posted in Biker Witch, Haiku, Photo, Photo challenge, Poems

Graceful Concept


of power and invention

in graceful concept



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It looks like a motorbike, it has the feel of a motorbike. But it still is only a concept and will never hit the roads full power.


For more Concepts visit the Sunday Post.