Friday, January 29, 2016

Square Dog Friday... Herbal Body Wrap

Friday is here and someone is very happy.
yesh i thehamish is back all clean and sparklin'
not sure why nice tall person who feeds us is thinkin' i thehamish
needs to be washed up pretty but she is likin' it
plus i thehamish is gettin' chkikin'


Spokesperson thehamish has annonced that 
nice tall person who feed them  is now running for...

President of the United States.

 Her only platform is no more 31/2 year long primaries leading up to the Election.
A quick election based on the Japanese form of government. 
A month of yelling and screaming and then it is over.
thehamish has predicted a landslide.

Now back to your regular program. . . . 

yesh it is back to me me me me  i thehamish
here i am back from the pretty sparklin' place

 i thehamish is lookin' gud

 no water till pictures i thehamish is thinkin' wet berd is gud for pictures

 more and more photos

chkinchkin chkikin' is gud for me i thehamish is needen' chkikin'

 i thehamish is thinkin' lookin' sparkly is hard  needin' a nap

 Here is thehamish little broken tail.
It has a huge kink in it and a big bump where it attaches to his sparkling body.
He doesn't really hold it up a lot only when he is chasing lizards.
I would only have to look at Watson and thump thump his tail would start wagging.

But like all Scotties thehamish has the greatest smile.





And just because I can here is your pretty for the weekend.

I found this on William's blog Speak of the Devil on my sidebar.
He has a terrific blog and he is so nice to The Square Ones to always find 
the best Scotty photos. 
Thanks William for all the happy.

 yesh i the hamish thankin' you

The Square Ones do not mind vacuums.

sparking. . . parsnip
music. . .  Walk On the Ocean, Toad the Wet Sprocket

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wednesday in Japan and other places

Very late post and just a few photos today.
 thehamish has an appointment for his herbal body wrap, 
and lunch out for me.

Yes many of you picked out  thehamish and his broken tail. 
He rarely holds it up like a Scotty unless he is chasing something.

 Nagoya TV Tower.
Son was on a small train trip and ended up in Nagoya the same day 10 years apart.
How fun is that. 
I love these towers and have posted several times about my favorite ones.
Dinner at Ginza

 Soft shell crab so crunchy good.

Nigiri Sushi, yellowtail, salmon and mackerel plus spicy crab roll.
Yuzu hamachi

Lots of small Pokeman figure in a frame.


As always your pretty for midweek.

bored bored bored bored
so bored

when does friday come

sushi. . . parsnip
music. . .  Walking On a Dream,  Empire of The Sun

Monday, January 25, 2016

parley view parsnip. . . lost weeks

Playing Monday catch-up.
The last two weeks have gotten away from me, I didn't even post last week at all.
You know when you have "that" day that when everything that can go wrong does ?
Well that has been my default setting for this month. It can only get better
I hope !

thehamish is Ok kind of, I take him in for repeat tests this week.
Then we will have a better idea of what is going on.
He is my 6 million Dollar Man.

So let's start this week with some fun and interesting photos.
More action shots of thehamish.


yesh i thehamish goes fast

Purple Heart or Purple Queen at La Encantada shopping center.
I adore this plant the color and the teeny tiny pink blooms, so beautiful.

Artichoke Agave (with baby) in my yard.


Bloom on one of my succulent plants (kalanchoe).
One of the offshoots is as big as the main plant.
plus since it get more direct sun it has turned more magenta.

Morning shadows.

I don't bake much anymore, Daughter and Son are so much better at it.
I tried to make some gingerbread cookies, hahahahahahahahahah.
I add some ancho chili to my batter. It doesn't make the cookie hot
but adds to the spicy flavor.
hahahahahahahahacan you tell I do not roll out cookies ?

I also made some Square Dog cookies.
One of them is not like the other. Can you find thehamish ?
There are several that could be him but only one that I made as thehamish.


And of course, just because I can here is your pretty for the start of the week.

As I was making the cookies I was washing up as I go.  I had some dried items already and
 had started to lay them aside so I could put them away and start washing more dishes.
I looked at this mess and thought it was a modern take on the still lifes of the
Old Masters. Flowers, grapes, apples, oranges and possible a dead pheasant or fish on a table.
No dead birds or fish on mine but some other stuff.
My mind works is weird ways.

I like taking photos of whatever is on a table or desk. No fluffing up,
just the detritus of everyday living.
  For years I would just put the camera on table and take a photo blind.
It was super interesting and fun.

So here is my kitchen still life.

Have a great start to a new week.

messy. . . parsnip
music. . . Manic Monday,  The Bangles

Friday, January 15, 2016

Square Dog Friday. . . mine

Here we are back to friday already ?
I lost a whole week, I don't know where it went.

thehamish is back at the vets today for more tests.
He and I are not happy about this. 
It has been a tough three weeks with more to come.

On better news here is thehamish to entertain you.
yesh thank you nice tall person who feeds us
now it is time for thehamish

nice tall person who feeds us knowin' chewy toys i thehamish likin'
i thehamish is knownin' this 'caus mum let me pick a new one to play with
so i thehamish can be playin' for a long time
her a gud mum
i thehamish gots'  new toy

i thehamish gots gud toy

i thehamish  shakin' toy

mineminemine mine







minemine mine mine

And just because I can,
here is your pretty to start the weekend.
What else but more of thehamish.

chkikin !

toy. . . parsnip
music. . . Hazy Shade of Winter,  The Bangles

Monday, January 11, 2016

parley view parsnip. . . wish the force was with me !

Monday is here, so much to do and so little time.
My comments on the New Star War movie.

I really can not write anything that hasn't been said already.
But my take away from the movie is, "The Whiny" is as strong as 
"The Force" in the male branch of the Darth Varder clan. 
The women of this family seem to be strong in "The Force" but also common sense !
Anakin was nothing more than a whiny, violent, bully, brat with self control issues. 
Luke was a whiny self centered teen who grew up somewhat 
but lacked again the common sense. 
Then comes Kylo Ren who has the cool outfit but can't control 
"The Force" and is a throwback to the whiny out of control Anakin.
Yikes !

It is like the story of the Three Wise Women that has been floating around.
If the Three Wise Men were Women, 
They would have asked for directions, 
gotten to the stable on time, 
helped with the birth
cleaned up the sable
feed the animals
made dinner with leftovers for later
and have been gone before the "Three Wise Men got there !
But really loved the movie it was terrific. Can not wait to see it again.
We have a nice balance of old and new characters, that help the story line along.
Tucson is now in our winter weather. 
The temps are about ten degrees difference from where we should be but all in all rather nice. 
Rain and snow for a few days then sunny blue sky with 
fluffy clouds. Then we start all over again.
 Winter view from my kitchen window.


Sunday sunset through my studio window.



And of course just because I can
here is your pretty to start the week

ok i thehamish is still not likin' the wet
not care' if i thehamish is a scotty
not likin' wet feeties

rain. . . parsnip
music. . . Hold My Hand,  Jess Glynne

Friday, January 8, 2016

Square Dog Friday. . . rain and snow

The best day of the week is here.
Square Dog Friday.
So lets woof it !
 ummmm i thehamish is thinkin' that it is wet out here
 i thehamish is not happy
not caring what nice person who feeds us is sayin'
scotty or not i thehamish is not likin' wet feeties

 I was sitting at the dining room table sorting the Christmas cards and decorations.
As I looked up I saw a never ending movie of the clouds, mist, rain and snow 
appearing and disappearing before me.




 here i thehamish again workin' workin' hard
i thehamish is helpin' nice tall person who plays we us unpackin'
and packin' papers see i thehamish is workin' workin' workin'

 workin' so hard
 workin' so hard that i thehamish tail was so tired it was napin' in a dish
it is hard to have a broken tail

 nice tall person who plays with us did a fast drawin' of Watson and i thehamish
she is sayin' that i thehamish was havin' a shaved tummy after on of my 
stays at the doctors  i thehamish is wagging my broken' tail
becaud i thehamish is home with my Watson
i thehamish is missin' him


 Just because I can, here is your pretty to start the weekend !

Since it has been raining and snowing thehamish has been staying inside. 


nice tall person who feed us said i thehamish had to show 
again my holiday hat i thehamish is not happy 
but i gots  chikin'

it is dark time lights are turnin' off and i thehamish is going to sleep
good night
snow. . . parsnip
music. . . Six Days,  DJ Shadow