Q Is For The Question About What To Wear

Wearing the Lady dog shirt with a lacy tan colored skirt.
Wearing the Lady dog shirt with a lacy tan colored skirt.

Today the letter Q stands for the question about what to wear. Women are often accused of spending too much time staring at a closet full of clothes, and saying that they have nothing to wear. However, in all fairness I think there are many men who are indecisive when it comes to fashion.

One way to get over the dilemma of always asking yourself what to wear is to create a wardrobe with outfits that you actually enjoy wearing. Over the last few years I have been creating shirts with my own artwork because these are items I actually like to wear. Each shirt has a special meaning to me. The Lady dog shirt features my colored pencil drawing of my childhood dog Lady.  I would rather wear a shirt that has meaning to me than follow the fashion trends. Actually, I think the blogsophere has been a great thing because these days people with unique fashion sense are able to share their style with a larger audience.

P Is For The Little Palm Tree

Today I rode my bike down a trail I like to take home. On this trail I photographed a little palm tree, which is located near a red rose bush.

A little palm tree spotted on the walking trail.
A little palm tree spotted on the walking trail.

 

This video shows the simple beauty of this small fan palm next to the rose bush. My California dream is admiring the simple beauty of things like palm trees and roses in spring. Anyone can appreciate these things, and spending time in nature is free.

O Is For Orange Lantana

Today I was riding my bike home and I spotted a bush with orange flowers that have several different shades of this hue. Some parts of the flower are red-orange, and other parts are more of a bright orange.  These vibrant flowers were growing next to the base of a palm tree, which is one of my favorite things to photograph and draw.

Orange lantana flowers growing next to the base of a palm tree.
Orange lantana flowers growing next to the base of a palm tree.

I like the contrast of the ridges on the gray trunk of the palm tree juxtapose to the vibrant hue of the lantana flowers.

Above is a short video I captured of the lantana flowers with my phone. Every day it surpises how good the modern cameras are on phones in comparison to the flip phones of ten years ago.

N Is For The Not Finished Drawing of Annie Cat

I still have not finished the drawing of Annie cat.
I still have not finished the drawing of Annie cat.

Unfortunately, the word unfinished does not start with an N, but this is the second letter in this word. I really could not think about what to write about for the letter N, but I really need to work on my drawing a bit more. However, in the comments Aya Katz pointed out the Not Finished starts with an N, so I decided to change the title of this post. I liked her suggestion. The fun part about blog comments is people leave great ideas and suggestions.  Plus, I like visiting other blogs to see what people are up to.

M Is For Méiguī Huā

Today the letter M is for méiguī huā, which is the Chinese word for rose. I spotted some roses on a bike ride the other day, and I wondered if there was word for rose in another language that started with M. Google told me that the Romanticized Chinese spelling of rose is méiguī huā, and in Chinese characters it is 玫瑰花.

The Romanticized word for rose is Méiguī.
The Romanticized Chinese word for rose is Méiguī.

Below is a video I made of a bee that was navigating his way around the roses.

K Is For Kitty Cat

Today the letter K is for kitty cat, so I am writing about my little black Bombay cat Irina.

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My favorite scene is with the vertical blinds casting sun light on the raven hair of Irina.

J Is For Jacaranda Trees

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I am looking forward to the month of May because around that time the violet colored blooms of the jacaranda trees will be coming back.

I Is For Irina The Cat

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Irina the cat is looking down as I try to take her picture. She can be photogenic, but today she decided to ignore me.

Here is a video I made of Irina wagging her tail. She is so adorable, and I could just watch her all day long. Can you tell I love my cat?