Putting Stan Watkins on film

While I was at the wonderful Albuquerque Film & Music Experience last week I was interviewed (as a volunteer) – you can watch me nervously urging others to volunteer –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmSm1QsUOks.

And while talking with the young, enthusiastic videographer, Blair Rinn ursaminorsdaughterproductions.com she said: We should make a film of your father! So we’re going to meet up now that AFME is over and see what we can put together; a sort of pilot which then might lead to bigger things.

I’m so excited about this. Watch this space!


What a Bloomin’ Colorful Daily Post

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This peony, displaying its colourful blooms in my English garden, was given to us from a neighbour about 1/2 a mile away, as they didn’t want it anymore. Not sure where to put it, we heeled it in at the end of the shed, and there it grew and bloomed for a few years. Then it was moved across the garden to a better spot where it also grew and bloomed. At last it was moved to the front garden against the fence, and under the plum tree and bushes. And still it blooms and grows. And I was told that peonies do not like to be moved!


This lovely lilac is just down the street from us here in Albuquerque; but our wisteria is not blooming enough to be colorful yet. This one across the street certainly is. We are surrounded by sweet smelling, lavender flowers.

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Isn’t Spring lovely?

And for a burst of colorful artificial flowers at the Folk Art Fair last year, how about this.

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Color my world – Screaming Green.

Angloswiss posted a super picture of a red headed woodpecker hanging on a green mesh bag of seeds, and it inspired me to dig up this photo of a visitor to my parsley a couple of years ago.Black Swallowtail catepillar 001

I did a bit of research and found that this was probably a black swallowtail. Sadly I never saw it grow into anything; it just disappeared, but this is what it should have become, and I have seen one or two in the garden since. I didn’t take these photos.


But I did take the caterpillar.