monday monologue - so much to share

right off the top 
I have to say: 
How about those Giants?  

Do you think the 49ers saw 
Toonman's awesome visage on Facebook 
knew they couldnt win?

Pretty scary


Moving right along since its far later than I intended to be starting today
a shout out to my friends in Birmingham, Alabama and its surrounds 
after the tornado 
I hope everyone is safe.

The weekend
over too soon 
tho the snow that began on Friday evening 
did indeed stop midday on Saturday as promised  

I trekked across to the Eastside early on Saturday 
while the snow was still gently falling 
for my massage at exhale spa  
I wont tell you who my masseuse is 
I will tell you its a great spa, 
reasonably priced 
I always leave feeling relaxed 

I took this on the way to the spa

Since it was such a yucky day 
Sandy at Sam & Chris 
got my tresses all smooth and sleek 
I headed home to snuggle the cats and read 
Surprised a few Facebook friends by popping in/out 
 it was a nice way to visit

I also found myself checking emails 
another thing 
I dont normally do on weekends
to my very pleasant surprise my friend and poetess 
who you may know as Fireblossom
her blog
emailed to invite me to participate in a new blog
along with some other poets/poetesses, 
Kerry O'Connor, 
who blogs poetry at SKYLOVER,  
who conceived the idea
will be using some of my photos as prompts for their poems
how cool is that?
I'll be linking back to them this coming weekend

I did the usual delightful mani/pedi at
Polished Beauty Bar
I schlepped to the GreenFlea
since it was so frickin' cold
not many outdoor vendors were there so
I schlepped home
after a quick stop at Zabar's 
for their awesome
Chicken Corn Chowder
oh my
a few cookies from
Insomnia Cookies

I spotted a sign of spring outside

I spotted this
 fun Valentine's window
More & More

All in all a nice weekend I am so glad you joined me
before you go
here's a shot I took on Friday morning

it didnt turn out so well
so I hit it with a bit of
Topaz Lab's Water Color effect
result can be seen over at
Through My Eyes
after you click over to look
let me know which you like more

lastly no one has compensated me for any of my pimping!


  1. How about those Giants?! Now I won't mind watching the Super Bowl!
    A nice honor to have your photos chosen to be used as inspiration for poetry!
    I stayed in and read this weekend, too. Always nice to spend a few hours with a purring cat and a good book.

    I like the Topaz Labs effect

  2. Wow...gotta check out that blog to see your photos and perhaps be inspired to wax poetic. Love your weekends...

  3. It sounds like a nice weekend for you with lots of pampering and tasty treats and feasts for the eyes.

    You know how I feel about the Giants win, so I just passed over that part of your post:-)

  4. Woo hoo! Go Giants! A Super Bowl I am going to have to watch.
    How wonderful to have your photos used to inspire poetry (although they are arguably poems in themselves)!
    I vote watercolor effect.

  5. Go Giants! Although, I do love Tom Brady :)
    Congratulations on your photos being used to inspire poetry. How cool is that!

    Love the snow photo and was happy to see you on FB!! I've also got the South in my prayers and hope your friends are fine...


  6. It sounds like you had a busy, but wonderful weekend Daryl!
    Love your photographs here. Each one is wonderful, but I am going to have to choose the first one here as my favorite.
    It is simply the best!!! :-)

    P.S. Congratulations on having some of your photographs used at Skylover.
    Truly well-deserved!

  7. I do like that V-day window.. and the one above it. Such warm colours.

  8. Very nice tour. So envious of your trip to Zabars! And your snow too. Oh, and your massage, and your manicures...anyway, it was nice doing all that vicariously through this post. Thank you!

  9. I couldn't decide which I like better, but am going with the original shot. I mean, if you're forcing me ~ Love your glimpses of New York. So different than where I live!

  10. Sounds like a very nice weekend indeed....
    Love it when you schlepp and pimp...

  11. I was rooting for the Giants, too!

    Lovely weekend - lovely photos!!

  12. How cool indeed to be inspiring poetry. Love that Valentine display. Oh and I need a day just like yours. I'll arrange one just as soon as my busy season is over.

  13. Go Giants...I would like a weekend like yours some day.....I worked all weekend and drove in the snow.... There is not better place in the world to be when the snow is falling than NYC.

  14. Somehow I can't imagine you having a bad weekend Daryl, you are too full of joi de vivre (hope I've spelt that correctly haha!) I like both versions of the last picture, although the water colour effect is pretty cool!!

  15. You have absolutely the best and most interesting weekends! And congrats on the new blog! How exciting. These are some smart folks to use your photo eye!

  16. Looked like Fri morn!
    ToonMan looked formidable (bless him)
    and I forgot the other thing I was gonna say...


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