This is what I want…for words to become notes and conversations to be symphonies.

Tina Turner


This is the place where I like to pretend to be a photographer, writer, and master gardener. Mostly a heap of scribbles and nonsense. But it’s my collection of scribbles and nonsense. Which does bring me to the fine print.

All photos and content posted are my own unless where otherwise stated. And did you know that plagiarism has been proven to result in years of misfortune and heartache? The good news is it’s easily avoidable. I’m delighted to share my work with you, please just ask first.

If you connect with something, do let me know. Your feedback encourages me to carry on. Followers have a special place in my heart; have a look around and please consider subscribing.




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  1. January 25, 2014 at 5:57 am

    I like the concept of your blog, and I’m really enjoying have a look through some of the notes!


    • January 25, 2014 at 6:25 am

      That’s so nice to hear! Thanks so much!


  2. January 25, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Sandra – glad we connected and really like the Truman Fischer quote.


    • January 26, 2014 at 5:14 am

      Lovely to hear! Thanks so much for visiting.


  3. January 27, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Glad to have come across your blog… btw, I love Tina Turner, she’s my border neighbor… 🙂 she still rules and rocks! 🙂 My very best and have a delicious week! Mélanie – Toulouse, France


    • January 27, 2014 at 8:45 am

      Hello there! Thanks for visiting! Tina Turner is your neighbor?!! I love hearing that she’s still amazing!


  4. January 27, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    What a wonderful blog! Thank you so much for the follow, looking forward to exploring more. Have a great day! 🙂



    • January 27, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks so much Yael! Your blog is beautiful! Great photography. Nice to hear from you!


  5. February 1, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Sandra, thank you for your follow. I wanted to give you a link to my flickr Barns! Barns! Barns! – as I forgot to include it in the post. Boy, do I feel dumb. Hah!
    I almost posted the comment without including the link…again! LOL


  6. Alissa Kirkwood
    March 2, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Oh wow, I love your blog! 😀 I can’t wait to see more from you, *clicks follow*


    • March 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      That is the sweetest! Thanks for stopping by and pausing to comment!


  7. March 7, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Loving the new layout! It looks great, mama : ) Keep up the great work!


    • March 7, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      How nice it is to hear from you! Thank you for the great feedback. 🙂


  8. March 13, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Hey thanks for reading my first foray into horror. I’ve always admired Stephen King’s short stories so I’m dabbling at it.


    • March 13, 2014 at 6:23 am

      I liked your short story! And I like Stephen King too. Ya mo be there!


  9. March 20, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    I love the fact you are quoting Tina Turner. She’s my all time favourite. I didn’t even know she said that. 🙂 It’s beautiful.


    • March 21, 2014 at 2:26 am

      I adore her too! Thank you for pausing to comment.


  10. crazyguyinthailand
    March 21, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Nice blog 😀


    • March 22, 2014 at 10:45 am

      Thank you so much! Stop by and visit anytime!


      • crazyguyinthailand
        March 22, 2014 at 10:48 am

        Thanx, I’m visiting now 😀


      • March 22, 2014 at 10:52 am

        Ha ha, well in that case make yourself at home!


      • crazyguyinthailand
        March 22, 2014 at 10:54 am

        Haha same for you at my place free to stay, open the fridge anything mi blog su blog 🙂


  11. Initiator ;-)
    March 28, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Hello Sandra..!
    Nice to e-meeting you and great words of your About..!
    Stay happy and live around my blog too… 😉


    • March 31, 2014 at 5:48 am

      Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello!


      • Initiator ;-)
        March 31, 2014 at 11:08 am

        You are heartly welcome…!


  12. May 16, 2014 at 6:40 am

    How cool! I love your About page. In a recent WP Photo Challenge I had a pic very similar to this one, but the bike wasn’t mine. Just a beauty I’d passed on a street way down in Mexico. And I love the Mary Janes… 🙂


  13. June 3, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I love your photos!! They tell stories on the dreaming edge!!


    • June 3, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      What a lovely compliment, thank you so much!


  14. June 6, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Very nice to meet you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 8, 2014 at 9:01 am

      Pleased to meet you! Thank you for stopping by for a spell. Do come again.


      • June 9, 2014 at 5:42 am

        You mean you don’t mind having the wicked professor around?


      • June 9, 2014 at 7:46 am

        Good witches and wizards are always welcome! You might be disappointed by my content if you lean more towards the dark arts though. 😉


      • June 10, 2014 at 5:58 am

        Oh no. The professor is more on the comedic side, I think.


      • June 10, 2014 at 7:44 am

        Perfect, you will fit right in!


      • June 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm



  15. June 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Your photo on your banner at the top of your blog, is that the Sandhills of Nebraska? No..wait..now I’m thinking it’s Colorado, San Luis valley and the sand hills? I like the photo very much. Thanks for stopping by!


    • June 23, 2014 at 12:53 am

      San Joaquin County foothills, California which does look more like Nebraska than what people imagine when they hear CA.Thank you for visiting and commenting!


  16. July 3, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks sandra. Pleased to have happened on your blog. I’ll return. Regards from Thom at the immortal,jukebox (plugged in now).


  17. lundygirl
    November 6, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Hi Sandra, it could be that I am failing to find your posts in my Reader or that you haven’t posted in a while – but either way I am missing you! Hope all is well. Rachel


  18. February 26, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Hi sis, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award because you inspire me very, very much. Rules and a compliment are on my post, mi hermanita.


    Liked by 1 person

    • February 26, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      iAye hermano, muchisimas gracias con todo carino! You’re so thoughtful! xoxo


      • February 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm

        De nana, mi hermanita Bialdez.

        Liked by 1 person

      • February 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm

        Top shelf even! I’m so very flattered! But what’s this I hear about gristle? Really, bro? Really?!


      • February 26, 2015 at 7:41 pm

        I was saying pork sausauge over sausage every day, sis, and I stand by my devotion! 🙂


      • February 27, 2015 at 6:06 am

        Understood. When Kerbey has us over for peppered eggs I’ll gladly take your share of soy products. I think they’re delicious! 😉


      • February 27, 2015 at 6:15 am

        Yo no soy. Tu soy, bien. 🙂 See what I did there, sis?

        Liked by 1 person

      • February 27, 2015 at 6:29 am

        I bow to your command of the English AND Spanish languages bro! Hilarious! I love it.


      • February 27, 2015 at 6:42 am

        I need to bone up on my Spanish, sis. High school and college were so long ago. I had the natural gift of verbal comprehension and pronunciation, but not so much on proper verb conjugation for the writing portion and getting great grades. But I let it slide too much. I think I know somebody who could help me there. 🙂


      • February 27, 2015 at 6:37 pm

        I stink at verb conjugation too. West coast Frank and Dolores didn’t teach me either. So like you, it’s not my first language. I can stumble along ok in a pinch. My comprehension is a bit better than my speech. Que lastima 😉


      • February 27, 2015 at 6:52 pm

        The comprehension came to me from watching a Spanish language station on TV while I was studying it in high school! Compra Goya beans! The commercials were big learning moments for me because the video was the same as English stations but the audio was in Spanish. I wanted to go to the Payless zappaparia. 🙂 You had to have an advantage with West Coast Frank and Dolores, sis. Maybe not, though. I have retained zero Polish from East Coast Frank and Dolores.


    • March 9, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks for the introduction to Sandra, Mark 😀


  19. March 9, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Hi, Sandra, so glad to meet you via that guy right there ↑ and his very inspiring blogger nomination. Any friend…relative…of Mark’s is a friend of mine 😀 I look forward to reading more from you!


    • March 9, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      Hi Angie, pleasure meeting you! Thanks so much for stopping by. I agree, anyone in Mark’s circle is more than alright by me! Welcome!

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 9, 2015 at 9:53 pm

        Thank you! Have a great rest of the week…sending Arizona sunshine your way 😀


  20. June 12, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Hi beautiful!
    u have an amazing blog 🙂 wonderful blog posts:)
    going through more now.. and a definite follow 🙂


    • July 20, 2015 at 9:51 am

      Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello! I so appreciate your feedback.

      Liked by 1 person

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