California Bountiful

California sun

Beckoning to orange trees

Growing golden globes



From the Color Your World prompt


Eileen Merry


This sepia-toned photo is my mother circa 1975 or ’76. Taken in Monrovia, Liberia. We had to evacuate when I was 5 (in 1980) because of the coup d’etat.

*If you’d like to know more about that particular coup, click here 


From the Color Your World prompt

Color Your World Challenge; Brown

For this color challenge, I’ve decided to post music I like with “brown” in the title.

*I absolutely love this song


*I love RBF and I didn’t even know they did this song haha


*Ah 1971.. the good old days. Or so I’m told… it was 4 years before my time. But C’mon.. the Rolling Stones?! Awesomesauce




From the Color Your World prompt

Tangerine Quartz

Balancing emotions and expanding visions,

this little orange crystal dispels panic and enhances your calm.


Helping one to make easier decisions,

smoothing out your issues like a layer of healing balm.


Relieving past tensions and initiating emotional release,

becoming one with your acceptance and growth.


It helps put the past in the past and gets the “what-if’s” in your mind to cease,

giving you strength to pursue your own personal oath.







From the Color Your World prompt


As I watch the clock tic on the mere minutes of my last day here at this job, I find that it’s a bittersweet feeling

I will miss the people, the shenanigans and the jokes we’ve shared, although not so much the drama that left me reeling

Moving on to new adventures and new sights where the grass, I’m sure,  is definitely greener

I’ll be able to breathe finally, without the stress that constantly plagues me, hoping 2017 brings also a new demeanor.




From the 2017 Color Your World Prompt

Jan 6; Bittersweet