Tuesday, May 26, 2015


I was on a cruise ship a few months ago when something happened that has niggled at my conscience for a while since then.

I was sitting in the library area, feet up, on a very comfortable chair, drawing and watching the seascape glide by.  An older husband and wife sat a few yards away from me and a few yards away from them a group of exuberant  students filled up the padded benches just to their left.  Because of the way I was sitting I could see both the students and the couple very clearly.

After a while the students moved on.  Soon after that, the husband of the couple casually stood up and strolled toward the padded benches, picked something up and just as casually returned to his seat.  He had in his hand some kind of  iphone or ipad. Then followed a conversation between them as to what to do with the ipad.  The wife opted to either leave it there or turn it into the desk.  The husband felt that whoever he gave it to would probably keep it for themselves.  As the debate continued in subdued voices, I sat as though concentrating on my drawing.  At some point the wife mentioned that I had probably seen and heard what had happened.  The husband assured her not to worry about me, he was sure I hadn't seen or heard anything, (too old and too intent on my drawing).  What neither of them knew was that I have excellent hearing, and as a teacher I am unusually alert to deliberately casual behavior -- someone's usually up to no good.

After about ten minutes they both got up and took the iphone with them. For as long as I was there no-one came back looking for their possession.

I have no idea what happened in the end, but I must admit that I am disappointed in myself that I didn't do or say something to prevent this from happening.  Even worse, at the time it didn't even occur to me to intervene.  I know I was absorbed in my drawing, but I also know the difference between right and wrong.  Maybe I was just waiting to see they would do.

What do you think?  To me, doing nothing is the same as being part of the problem, not part of the solution.

This incident was brought to mind by Berowne's post today where you can find another moral dilemma for you to solve.

My contribution to ABC Wednesday's letter T.  Thanks Denise and Roger and all other helpers.  For more contributions please click  HERE

Sunday, May 24, 2015


It's been a week of up's and downs -- mostly ups.  Once I got word from the hospital that that nasty movi-prep wasn't necessary, the surgery was a breeze!  In at noon, home by 6;00 pm. No pain , just a little soreness and stiffness.  They think they got the adhesions from past surgeries that were causing the problems.  I'll know more after the follow-up appointment.  Thank you Lord!

Can you believe it we have people actually come to the front door to say how much they like the improvements we have made to our front yard!  It is quite simple (see two posts ago) but I guess quite effective.  The large stones were more expensive than we had anticipated but we decided to bite the bullet, because they'll be here longer than we will, they will take care of the drought problem and they won't blow away with the leaf blower.

I've been lured on to facebook, (I said I'd never do it....) mainly because my past students need someone to contact for their school records now that the school is closed.  But I have discovered the fun of catching up with old high school friends (60 years ago!) and others along the way, not to mention some new friends from Flamborough where I lived all those years ago, with wonderful photographs, enough to make me homesick.

Now if I can get myself together to do something exciting I'll have something more to blog about.

Thank you for all your prayers and thoughts.

FOOTNOTE -- PHOTOS from my old High School -- Bridlington High School for Girls, E. Yorks:

The gym complete with climbing ropes.

The Great White Hall

The Magnificent Elm Tree that once was struck by Lightning

I'll be back!

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Our topic for CREATIVE TUESDAY this week is:


  I am not very good with fantasy as I mentioned to Michael, our Creative Tuesday facilitator,
so I resorted to zentangles.  I am such a down-to-earth realist!  I don't even read fantasy or science fiction, nor watch those kinds of movies.  Even so it was quite fun to do but I still felt it needed a little life in it so I added the squirrel and an enormous acorn for him -- a gift from the tree.

This is not due until March 19th but in order for it not to get lost with ABC Wednesday I have posted it early.  Why don't you hop over to Creative Tuesday and see what others in this community have contributed to illustrate this theme?  Please click on LINK here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


In our retirement park, the homes are all manufactured homes, some small, some large, all well kept and well maintained.  We don't have a large front yard -- which is exactly the way we wanted it, but the ice plant in front of the house, was beginning to die off and needed replacing with....something.  So I got busy and designed what I thought would be attractive, low maintenance and drought resistant.  We are under strictly regulated water usage in our area because we are now in our fourth year of drought.  The change has been in the works for a couple of months (We had to have HOA approval first.)  So now it is all finished I have some photos to show the change we have made.


The tree is a Lantana and has never stopped blooming since the day we moved in.   The purple flowers at either end are bouganvillea which flower most of the year and will grow like a vine, which I plan to train to drape over the shell and the stones in a limited way.  It should only need trimming. We also put a pot of Fortnight Lilies at either end to add some greenery. They are named that because they flower every fortnight.  They are also easy to grow and don't mind the hot weather. Finally, we left the one solitary sago palm where it was originally planted by the previous owner.

The fisherman is a tribute to my growing up years in the village of Flamborough on the East Coast of Yorkshire.  We bought him a good number of years ago and hadn't found the right place for him in our new yard until now.

We have had lots of positive comments from passers-by.  Even the park manager said she liked it. The only negative factor was that we had to take out our tulip tree.  It was still quite small, but as they can grow extremely large--as tall as 50 feet -- it was probably not a good place to have it.  In addition it had to be protected from frost which we could do at this size, but would have had some difficulty as it got much larger, even though we only have a few nights of frost per year.

I know rocks are not a good substitute for grass, but in our climate they fare much better than grass.

All in all we are quite pleased and look forward to seeing the plants develop.


This is my contribution to ABC WEDNESDAY, that enormously popular and successful project begun by Mrs. Nesbitt and continued by Roger Owen Green and his team of volunteers.  To see more fascinating and educational entrees please click HERE.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Are you ready for this ?
All the answers begin with Q

1.  Name one of the 6 actors in "A Midsummer Night's Dream."  (Hint:  It is also the name of a fruit).

2. The general name for any four footed animals.

3. An intended prey or victim being hunted.

4.  If you have an extremely contagious disease, you may have to be ................

5.  A hard rock-like mineral that comes in several colors. 

6.  A ship coming into port will often dock at one of these.

7.  A province in Canada where French is widely spoken.

8.  Another name for mercury because of its fluid motion and attractive color.

9. A medicine that was commonly given to treat malaria.

10.  A traitor who collaborates with an occupying enemy country.

BONUS:  A tropical American bird, (think - around the Amazon) the male of which has long green tail feathers.


1.  Quince                                              6.  Quay
2.  Quadruped                                        7.  Quebec
3.  Quarry                                              8.  Quicksilver
4.  Quarantined                                      9.  Quinine     
5.  Quartzite                                         10.  Quisling

BONUS:  ( I thought this one was hard.)  A Quetzal.

What do you think?  Was this too hard?  It's easy to make up questions when you know the answers.

This is my contribution to ABC Wednesday, that most popular and successful meme started by Mrs. Nesbitt and so ably continued by Roger Owen Green.  Please click HERE to see what others have submitted for their ideas for the letter 'Q'.

Monday, May 4, 2015


I loved this theme and had no shortage of ideas but this is the one I decided upon.  I call it "Puddles".

I think this is one of my most favorite pictures that I have drawn in recent years, not because it is so especially good, but I like the mischievous girl, and the dog looking equally mischievous.  I like the colors and especially the movement. 

This is the first drawing I have done in about a month -- since I came out of the hospital actually.  For a while I didn't have the mental energy or enthusiasm to draw or write, but I have felt so much better this past week that I was just ready to go with this picture!

Click on this LINK to see what other members of Creative Tuesday have done and then why not consider joining us?

P.S.  I have surgery in 3 weeks -- shouldn't be serious, but there might be a gap in my posts again until I get my energy back.  Thank you, if you can be praying.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


I think I'm finally up to posting again, but it has been a long and not too pleasant six weeks.  Apart from the actual medical procedure, the worst was that the hospital doctors took me off my normal medications, cold turkey.  After I complained, they gave me something as a substitute, which was not effective and which my own doctor said was "too little, too late".  Consequently the side effects of going off my normal meds turned into strong withdrawal symptoms for about a week or more.  Not pleasant.  In fact very scary.  It has taken me about 3 weeks to begin to feel like myself again.

In the mean time I've missed April, but not completely since our lovely little new home is in the midst of trees and the creek and I've been able to recuperate by watching the baby birds, and birds passing through, not to mention the antics of the ducks, which I'm sure will be accompanied by ducklings any day now.   Everything is pretty well in full flower now.

Somewhere along the line we have acquired a new all-black duck.  He is quite a bit larger than the other mallards and I have not been able to identify him.  

This is obviously not a very good shot, but I'm posting it  to show how much like a goose he is.  In some sunlight his head and neck do have the green iridescent  color like the other mallards, but not nearly so noticeable.  He has to be some hybrid I think.  He does mix with all the other ducks and they don't seem to object to him, even though he is quite a bit larger.

We have had the beautiful purple ice plant removed, because it is dying back in a quite a few places and looking kind of unsightly.  It's coming to the end of its life.

We have also trimmed back the large Lantana bush which never stops blooming, and made some major changes in the look of our small front yard.  These should be finished in a day or so.  I will publish the photos soon.  I know I'm going to be pleased.  As much as I liked the ice plant, it only stayed looking beautiful for about a month.

I don't think I will get back into ABC Wednesday this week, but hope to be back to this and Creative Tuesday next week.

I am to have exploratory laparoscopic surgery in the next three weeks or so, but I am hoping it will be no more than a 48 hour procedure and not involve cutting out my medications.  You can be sure I will be letting my needs be known long and loudly after the last fiasco.  The next major hurdle will be if they find anything and what they (I) will choose to do.  Will cross that bridge when I come to it.

Hope to be blogging again soon.  See you then.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

L is for Lost Days.

L is for Lost Days

My old nemesis, Intestinal Blockage reared its ugly head again this week. So this is a simple apology for scrambling my entries for ABC Wednesdays  'The Letter L' and Creative Tuesdays, 'the Bouquet.'  For once I had both of these entries ready to post, but half way between the actual posting and the Linking-in process  I became acutely ill. Ended up back in the Emergency Room (now for the third time in the past two years!)  The blogs were posted but not actually linked.  So I do think you can still go back to actual pages and read my entries.

Had 6 days in the hospital and returned home just three hours ago.  You don't need to hear all the gory details but hopefully one day  I can blog the implications of these episodes -- that is when I know them for myself!

Not sure when I will get all my blogging sorted out and in good order again.  In the mean time stay tuned.

I'm not giving up.  Your prayers are appreciated.

Sunday, March 29, 2015


The challenge this week is to take the single flower you submitted in the last challenge and make a bouquet of them.  Hmmm  -- fiddly and detailed, but I did it and I quite like the result.

This is part of the Creative Tuesday Challenge.  If you would like to admire the other entries, please click HERE and do consider joining us.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

K is for....

K  IS FOR...
...or my sister, Kay.

(Sorry Kay, it's not as beautiful as you are.)

My sister, Kay, known by her friends as Kathy,  by family as Kay and her bloggers as Kaybee, is almost eight years younger than I am.  I drew this portrait of her from a photograph taken recently.  I really liked the photo, which I think makes her look like someone out of a Jane Austin novel.

We have had an unusual relationship in as much we really didn't know one another until 2007 when I was in my 70's and she in her 60's.  

By the time we were of an age  as children that we might have interacted very much, Kay was three and I was almost 12. I started attending high school in the nearby town of Bridlington.  Each day I left home at 8:00 in the morning and didn't get home again until about 5:30 p.m.  This was the situation until I graduated in 1956.  Then I went away to college, after which I worked in the cities of Nottingham and Liverpool.  Soon after that I was married and my husband and I moved to Canada and subsequently the USA.  So we really didn't have much time to get to know one another.

By 2007 Kay had moved to Canada and we lived in Southern California.  It happened that year that our church denomination planned to hold an international conference in England.  My husband and I organized a tour to England for the members of our church to attend the conference followed by a bus tour for a week afterwards.  Kay  wrote and asked if she could join us for the bus tour.  So now after 50 years, my sister and I had the chance to spend time together and get to know one another for a whole week.

We were so surprised to find that despite being apart for so long we had many, many things in
common.  It has been a wonderful experience to now have a sister, who though we are still far apart in miles, we have since been able to spend  much time together, by visits every year, by telephone and of course through  email.

Though  we came from a non-practicing Christian home, an important part of our close relationship has been that we both developed a strong personal Christian faith many years ago.

Now as I look at this post, it seems to me that we need to have a photograph of us together.  So next time she comes down to visit that's something we must do.


This is my contribution to ABC Wednesday, an exceptional meme started by Mrs. Nesbitt and continued by Roger Owen Green, now in its 16th round.  Hop on over to this blog and see all the other wonderful entries.  I know you will enjoy all the educational, entertaining and enjoyable entries. (Too bad this wasn't the page for E!) by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

J is for.....

J  is  for...    JACKALOPE
                                       (CREATIVE TUESDAY  participants please scroll down one page)

It was our first summer after arriving in Canada way back in 1960.  We decided to take our vacation from college by taking a trip out west from Toronto to see the Rockies.  So we packed up our beat up old volkswagen and set out across the prairies.

It was on one of our first stops in a small prairie town that we first came across the JACKALOPE.   We picked out a restaurant on the high street and went to have dinner.  Once inside and having ordered I looked around the typical western diner, when I notice this mounted on the wall.

Now, we were rookies in North America but this was something I'd never seen before.  We asked the young fellow serving us about it, 

"Oh that's a Jackalope," he said.

"Okay," I replied, somewhat sceptically.  I'd been a teacher for a few years and I'd never come across anything like this in any of my Geography books.  But I was new in the area, British and far too polite to argue.

Sometime later I knew it was a practical joke -- a jack rabbit with horns glued on it.  

But actually it's become much more than just a simple practical joke.  Over the years a whole fable has grown up around the jackalope .  Here are some embellishments:

It was first heard of in 1829, but has its roots in the 16th century:

If you want to hunt jackalopes, you must have a Jackalope Hunting Permit and you must have an IQ between 50 and 72....

Who would ever go to all the trouble of knitting a sweater with  an animal on it that doesn't exist?

or wear the inevitable Tee Shirt?

and would the department of transport be fooled?

Here are some more interesting 'facts':

                                                                                                                      (borrowed from Wikipedia)

There's much more to this legend, so if you have the time, Google it on your computer.
This is my contribution to ABC Wednesday, that excellent project begun by Mrs. Nesbitt and continued by Roger Owen Green and his team of volunteers now in its 16th round. Why don't you check out other entries by clicking HERE?

Monday, March 16, 2015


The theme this week for Creative Tuesday is to draw a flower, which is to be followed in the next theme by a bouquet of flowers, using the same flowers as is depicted this week.

My flower is on the zentangle or mandala style,  so I'll call it a Zahlia.  It is fine for this week, but to do a bouquet of this flower for the next project maybe a bit difficult. But we shall see.

Anyway here is my submission for this week:

To see more submissions to Creative Tuesday for Mar 17th please click HERE

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

I is for..."IF..."

"IF..." a poem by Rudyard Kipling, sung by Roger Whittaker.

Rudyard Kipling, a Victorian, British poet, wrote a poem which posed a number of possibilities, quite a few stanzas long . I have only posted three. The last line of the  poem is (if you can do all these things) - "then you'll be a man my son".

This is the code of values under which I was raised.  Sad to say, many of these propositions have gone by the board today.   I believe we are the worse off for that.

Here is the poem:

If you can keep your head when all about you
  Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
  But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
  Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
  And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
  If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
  And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
  Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
  And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
  Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
  If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
  With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
  And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son.


And if you're not too much into poetry,  here's a couple of photos of our vividly colored ICE PLANT that is blooming profusely all over Carlsbad right now.  These two patches are from our yard.

This is my entry for ABC WEDNESDAY, the letter 'I'.  This project was started by Mrs. Nesbitt and continued by Roger Owen Green and his team.  To see other entries, please click HERE.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

H is for....

Here is my sweet, talented and beautiful
granddaughter, Haley.  She is all of 13 years old (going on sixteen!).  Thank you all who have been praying for her.  She is holding her own  and watching her
diet.  Recently she has been doing some wonderful artwork, some of which seem to have been inspired by the zentangle style which my sister Kaybee and I have introduced to her.

Her 'step-father', my son, took this delightful photo.  It's a keeper.

She so obviously has a natural talent, which I'm sure will grow and bloom far beyond my capabilities. I love this flower.  So simple but beautifully drawn.

Something I would never have thought of drawing.  Expressive with wonderful details. Look at those little 'curly-bobs' under the mask,  each one facing the other.

Here come the tangly ones.  I like the soft blurry lines in the one above.

And how's this for a variety of shape fillers?  The little red heart is a perfect touch.  I will have to study these to see all the different patterns she has used and then try some out on my work.

Forgive me for bragging about my granddaughter but she is the only one I have and such a delight!

This is my contribution to ABC Wednesday -- letter H.  If you would like to see more enterprising and interesting contributions to this project, started by Mrs. Nesbitt and continued by Roger Owen Green and his team of helpers, please click HERE.

Saturday, February 28, 2015



This theme was right up my street.  I knew almost immediately what I was going to draw.

In our back yard we have a cheeky and noisy wren who lives under the leaves of our large bougainvillea which serves as the  hedge between us and our neighbors. Late afternoons he starts his routine of scratching and fluttering  while singing loudly.  I'm hoping we'll have a family of wrens this year though I haven't seen any suitors yet.

This was created in Prismacolors with a little black pen, on card, 5 x 7inches.

To see how others chose to illustrate our theme, please click HERE

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


It's that time of year.  Our plants and trees are in the growing mood.  We do already have flowers which for our climate is not unusual.  Some flowers are blooming almost all winter.  But we look forward to the new growth on trees and shrubs as true signs of spring.

There are buds beginning to open on our myrtle tree.  We have two of them and they are quite young. They are not planted in the best place in the yard.  They don't get much sun and the soil in that small area is not good.  In addition, because we have had so little rain in the two years in which we have lived here, it has been a struggle to keep them alive.  But here they are budding to leaf already this year.

The liquid amber tree that the association planted in the fall, on the bank of the creek at the bottom of our small stretch of yard, is doing really well.  Big fat buds beginning to break out into leaf.

This weird looking thing is actually my plumeria which has some green growth at the end of the stumps with tiny little shoots on the tips.  It will not actually bloom until late summer, but large green leaves will hopefully appear before then.  Early spring ice plant flowers in the background.

When we moved here two  years ago, we brought with us several cuttings from our Jade plant.  Jades are plentiful around here so they weren't a priority for us.  We stuck them in a bucket with some water and there they stayed for almost a year.  Finally we got around to planting them at the edge of our property on the bank of the creek.  We planted three small clippings hoping they would develop into three small bushes making a kind of hedge.  Then if we liked that effect we might plant more and develop a low hedge defining our property from the bank of the creek. Well they have tripled in size and this little one even has the tiny pale pink flowers.  Jade plants flower in the winter and are very easy to grow and to propagate, but I wanted at least one plant from our old house, just for memory's sake.

This is my entry to ABC Wednesday, the project set up by Mrs. Nesbitt and continued by Roger Owen Green.  We are now in our 15th round.  Click HERE to see what other members of this fine group have chosen to represent the letter G.

Friday, February 20, 2015


THIS IS 'JASMINE' August last year.
This was taken last summer in Hawaii when she and my sister, Kaybee, spent some time with us on vacation.

Today she is entering her third week in the hospital with continuing intermittent seizures -- not epileptic.  Today she has had a 24 hour EEG while under heavy sedation.  Of course we have no idea of the results yet.

Haley, my granddaughter, is continuing on the same level with her Crohn's disease and they are still considering surgery.

This is just an update for my blogging friends and a request for continuing prayer.  We are all doing well given the circumstances.  Pray for continued peace and strength for Kaybee. Jasmine is doing well between medical procedures and keeping her spirits up, but it's been a long haul.

I'll be back to more regular blogging once the urgent needs have subsided. Right now I just need all my concentration for whatever each day brings. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015


For my praying friends...my niece, 'Jasmine', Kaybee's daughter, needs our prayers.  She was taken to the emergency room a week ago after suffering a seizure, (she's 45 years old) and has been having numerous seizures daily since then.  All tests have come back normal and no diagnosis is available.   They're trying various medicines but nothing seems to be working, in fact they seem to be giving her more problems than helping.  We've just had word that she is having a rough night. Please pray for her.  Pray for encouragement and comfort for Kaybee.

It's been a difficult week.  Haley is not progressing well either.  Another flare-up and now she is back to square one. Much prayer needed there too.

Then of course, minuscule in proportion, there has been Scruffy's sudden demise.

We know and believe that God is good all the time and this is not just blind belief.  These things we know and believe from past experiences.  God is greater than we can ever comprehend and His plans for us are great and good -- for 'Jasmine' and Haley too.   He has His reasons and one day we will know why and be able to praise Him for His unsearchable knowledge and wisdom.

"He has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel."
2 Timothy 1:10b

Thursday, February 12, 2015


He was put to sleep today.
He was 12 years old.

Please no questions, comments or thoughts.  Just trust us that it was the inevitable.  Know that we did everything we could. His passing was illness related -- not the coyotes -- I thank the Lord for that!  It was a wonderful four years of love -- his for us, ours for him.

We are doing OK, though I'm not sure when I will write my next blog.  
But I will be back.

Please link to Mrs. Nesbitt and Roger Owen Green for ABC WEDNESDAY by clicking

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

D IS FOR.....

I must give full credit for this idea for the letter D, to Diana of   HEART-SHAPED  . She had a post about a PUD CRAWL , not a PuB  crawl.  'Pud' is short for 'pudding' which is often what the British call dessert -- at least it was when I lived there. We are not at the letter P in ABC Wednesday, but...we are at the letter D and D is for DESSERT.  So thanks to Diana, we are going on a Dessert Drive.  (A bit of convoluted thinking I admit, but that's really how it came about).

I chose my favorite desserts, found pictures of them and now present them to you.  If you are easily tempted you'd better stop reading now.

I am not a cake and pie person, but anything with fresh cream, sugar, caramel or meringue is my favorite.  So in alphabetical  order here they are:

BAKED ALASKA  (pound cake basis, topped with large bricks of home-made ice cream covered with mounds of meringue and baked for brief minutes in a VERY hot oven.)

CREME BRULEE  (Forgive me, please, for no accents.  I don't know if it can be done in Blogger and I'm still fighting Windows 8.)  This is a smooth, very creamy custard topped with a thin, crisp, crunchy caramel layer).

ENGLISH TRIFLE  (Fruit, angel food cake soaked in jello and sherry -- in my case fruit juice,  covered with thick custard and whipped cream and usually topped with slivered almonds.)

GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE (This is out of deference to my husband.  Not for me, but one dessert for him out of five for me seems to be fair enough!)

MEXICAN FLAN  ( a smooth egg custard topped with caramel -- there are several versions of this)

PAVLOVA  (meringue base, whipped cream and fruit -- Australian)

TIRAMISU  (Cream, chocolate and coffee flavors with Lady Fingers --Italian)

I just realized that each of these desserts come from a different country.  No special significance, just interesting.  Sorry no recipes because as I've said before, baking and cooking are not my gifts, but eating these could be !

Got to go find something good to eat now, but if you are still reading and have not gone off in search of your favorite dessert, please visit ABC WEDNESDAY by clicking HERE.  I know Mrs. Nesbitt, the creator of this project, could probably expertly produce each of these desserts, but how about you Roger, our worthy leader?  Do you have any cooking skills?  I've heard it said that men make the best chefs (I wouldn't dare say that!)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

CREATIVE TUESDAY --Feb.3rd, 2015


Have to do something colorful, sorry.  It's not mine if it isn't colorful.

Actually, I found it difficult to come up with something different or unusual.  I started out with the idea of doing some tangling around the globe, but once I had done the first one (golden leaves), I decided, it would be enough with the bright swoosh of color.  I had already decided to link it with Christopher Columbus as someone who really thought he was going around the world -- hence the question mark.  He didn't really know where he was going. 

For more Creative Tuesday entries and to see what others have done with the theme please click HERE