Friday, March 07, 2008

A Color Kiss

Somewhere Joe says that he's all about the color. And that once in a while an angel hands him a good one.

The Ken Trueman Center is an alcohol and recovery treatment center. Now that right there makes this right here an angel swoop if ever there was one.

When I saw the red pickup coming, I got nervous; I pooched it, sacrificing some focus for the bird in the hand. Oh well. It's still a kiss. Just a bit of a sloppy one. And that ain't bad.

Sorry so sloppy......Joe. (Good gawd, I'm funny.)


At Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 1:54:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gillian said...

Good gawd you IS funny boy.
So, I think, but I'm not sure...that perhaps we've been left a CLUE. Deputy, make haste over to mon blog and partake of said clue.
As for this rainbow, how apropos, for dear Joe, who we all know, loves a good rainbow.
You am de sweetest dang fella. I tell ya.

At Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 1:59:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

BLUE TSG: Ew. A clue? This new is from you. What else can I do? But attend to the goo. But who? Just who? For to know what is true, would please us two. Yea, if only Sir Jeaux would show through.

At Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 3:16:00 PM PDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoo boy . . . you missed your calling in the Rap genre. (I find it difficult to use rap and genre in the same sentence but, never the less...) ;-) I left a little "sluthiness" in your last star/seagull entry regarding the famous ( or is that infamous ) celebrity, that of which Joe dallied. ( or is that dittled? ) I imagine it will be more comic relief than helpful.

Nice rainbow. I once, saw two of them simultaneously when I was in Ireland some years ago.


At Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 4:04:00 PM PDT , Blogger somewhere joe said...

Fabulous in excelsis Deo!You caught a trout, mon viex, an angel kiss. The drawers of America are stuffed with perfectly focused, perfectly forgettable snapshots. You've caught a glimpse... exhilarating isn't it.

At Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 5:17:00 PM PDT , Blogger Scarlet said...

Un angel con una promesa y un beso.

You have impeccable timing, my friend, Gawpo.

Your lovely comments on my blog made me blush. Yes, I can draw nude men, but your words bring out the scarleta on my cheeks. ;)

At Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 6:30:00 PM PDT , Blogger Pam Aries said...

I hear a.. ..choir of angel voices the back ground.. I DO I REALLY DO!...thanks for stopping by . Are the colors in my photos looking bright? On My 'puter they don't, but it has been very BIG sunshine around here. Well, except for the past hour when WE had SEVERE weather! BIG TORNADOES! BIG RAIN! It looked like a ROCKSTAR LIGHT SHOW! over 50 lightning strikes in one area. Strobe effects! .. Aieee..I am not in Kansas anymore!

At Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 6:35:00 PM PDT , Blogger lime said...

that is some kind of photographic trifecta right there!

At Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 7:54:00 PM PDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the evenings I like to relax without having to interact with people direct (do that all day) so I read in bed - or - search your and Gawpo's blog(s) for more clues to the clues (if you know what I mean cause I don't know what you do.

Somewhere Joe's beach photos are lovely to peruse too. Love the music he plays with them as well.

Besides that I like to visit your site to click the hunger site tag

Write in my journal / paint.
Never realised how busy my evening were really


At Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 8:27:00 PM PDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How funny
The above post was meant for indigo blue's blog.

Sorry Gawpo. Obviously need a good sleep.


At Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 9:18:00 PM PDT , Blogger craftyhala said...

This pic is nicely colorful.

At Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 10:10:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

BUTCH: Goodness, you are an oh so funny friend, friend! I'm still laughing out loud over the Rap/genre comment. Yes. One finds that a collision at best. Of the two, I prefer dallied. I like that. Never have used it in that context, but now that I know we can, I'm using it. Lots. Like maybe even at work tomorrow. No one will get it when I say, "Well, Dally you!" And thank you for the CSI morsel. Believe me, Blue and I are side-barring ourselves into overtime in direct emails. We need all the collaboration we can get.

Dayle Hinman, you out there?

JEAUX: Exhilerating. Yeah. That's the word. That's what it was. Is.

This was actually a double bow. You can sorta see the faded outer band if you know it's there. This is beyond fun, you know. I thank you. Cuz I am on fye-uh with desigh-uh.

SCARLET: You are so sweet to say such a thing. You really are good. Can't wait for more of your work to appear as you develop what I know I never will--the ability to draw.

Yo he ido a al misa en el idioma de lo que hablamos aqui de unos vezes. Y tenia yo mucho, pero no todas las palabras. Practica conmigo, mi amiga.

PAMMERS: I can hear them too now that you have mentioned them. Nice. We did hear about the tornado in Atlanta. Wowzers. Charleston, too? You will have to cross Kansas to get here, ya know. Or at least overfly it. w00t!

LIMERS OF THE TYE-DYE-EYE: Yes. Almost trinitarian. The rainbow is the Holy Spirit. The truck is Jesus cuz it's truckin' along. The house with many mansions, well....that's Daddy's pad. Thanks for the glimpse into the neo-theological wave of the future.

ELLIE: I so dig you. That's some 50s American beatnik for you to contemplate. I did see your bi-located comment over on Blue's blog. I get to enjoy it here as well. You really could have just said you meant to do it and none would be the wiser.

No progress on digging my little Skut out of the old pottery studio. Once I do that, I can get to bisque firing the mugs. But you are patient, I do hope.

CRAFTY: Your comment simply echoes what is going on in there. Thank you for that. G

At Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 10:38:00 PM PDT , Blogger Brett said...

Dog brain event of the day:

Gimme some glass beads for this, Gawpo!

At Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11:06:00 PM PDT , Anonymous quilly said...

Simply lovely. Those photography angels must have had a lot of kisses to spare this week. I set up a generic shot of the ocean and some waves, but it was plain ol' ordinary.

I snapped the photo and set off down the beach looking for more spectacular wonders -- which I found. But later, as I sorted through the pics, I discovered a sea bird had dropped into the frame. I caught it in flight. Had I tried to do that ....

I'll post the photo later this evening.

At Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11:21:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

BRETT-tuh-tuh (two Ts): Awww. Cuuuuute little dog brain. Can't wait. I'm headed right there, Chang.

You must WIN glass bead. You cannot simply just ask. No.

QUILLS: Man, I just LOVE when that surprise thing happens. Isn't that a kiss all its own? I will make like it's a library book and---check it out. xo, G

At Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11:26:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

BRETT: Oh! My! GAWD!!! I am just absolutely dying here. That is SOFA KING funny. Oh man. Coly how, Brett. Where'd you find that? Splitting a gut. That is so dawg. So little dawg brain. Don't you just love them? I sure miss Rhonda and her "special tricks" that you taught her. Thank you for that video. I have to stop laughing because I need to work in the morning. I might just be cracking up all night. Total abandon to the cause. Wish you were here. We need to hook up before we get dead.

At Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 1:15:00 AM PDT , Blogger jennifer said...

I just did a front page skim of your site because it is three o'clock in the morning and I have got to get into bed. In the words of the governor of the great state of Cal-I-forn-yah, "I'll be back."

I love the pic - a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for some?

Be blessed - Jen

At Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 1:20:00 AM PDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anytime Gawpo
You sound busy. A surprise arrives when you don't expect it.

At Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 6:20:00 AM PDT , Blogger lime said...

gawpo, the rainbow, house, and truck as analogy for the trinity1 i LOVE it. i'm so giving up on the egg and the sun as analogies and moving to this picture. LOL

At Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 7:54:00 AM PDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

(somehow, I entered this on the previous entry so this will be redundant)

Good morning,

Here's another thought about salt, etc.

A salt rimmed glass is a must when serving a marguerita. Could the mistery person be Margaret Cho? ;-)


At Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 10:35:00 AM PDT , Blogger Cheesy said...

Sometimes life's sloppy kisses are the sweetest~~

At Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 9:41:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

JENNIFER: Skim on, Sister! You and I both keep late hours. I do have one with a pot of gold that I shall publish soon. You won't believe what the pot turns out to be. Didn't realize what I had until many views later. "Don't it always seem to go...that you don't know what you've got til you stumble on it?" Joni Mitchell (or something like that) Cheers!

ELLIE: Busy isn't even close to the word I would use to describe my insane work push. Better than crawling into a bottle of gin, I suppose. Wait. I take that back!

Thank you for your patience. I have been promising Blue something in the mail for over a year now. Had it in the car. Went to the packing place. They closed at 5:00. I got there at 5:03. I was THAT close!

Next day off is the 27th, but will be in California until the 31st and then back to work. So my next real day off here won't be until some day in early April.

LIMERS: Yeah. Isn't that just a much better model? I'm goin' with it, too. We are so revolutionary. We rawk!

BUTCH: I love where you're going with that. But with Joe, we just don't know. I suppose, though, it could be Cho.

CHEESELIPS: Here's one for you: Mwuah--slurp.

At Monday, March 17, 2008 at 12:39:00 PM PDT , Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Post more often. I miss you.

At Monday, March 17, 2008 at 3:39:00 PM PDT , Anonymous quilly said...

Hey, I thought you were coming to see my Saturday post. since then my Sunday post has gone up and my Monday post is in process! Did you loose the link?

At Monday, March 17, 2008 at 3:52:00 PM PDT , Blogger Anissa said...

Gawpo, you brighten my world.

At Monday, March 17, 2008 at 7:12:00 PM PDT , Blogger Pam Aries said...

hmmm... if you look up in the sky one day soon and see a 77 VW bus floating up there,,well, I reckon I didn't make it through Kansa.;~}

At Monday, March 17, 2008 at 10:37:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

FAB: And I shall. I dig the missingness too. I so love what you say over there at Pointless Drivel.

QUILLY: (z-snapping and wagging head) And I so went there, girlfren! Loved it, too.

ANISSIONIA: As do you light up my own life, sweet friend.

PAM ARIES: That bus is amazing. Still crazy after all these years. Better than that car on Repo Man, to be sure!

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At Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 11:53:00 AM PDT , Blogger AnnieElf said...

Seriously Gawpo. Timing is everything isn't it?

At Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 9:12:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

MULTIFUNCIONAL: Rrrriiiiiggghhhht....

ANNIE FROM TURLOCK: Speaking of timing, I will be in Turlock on the 27th. Attending a reunion of employees at a join called The Red Steer. It was my first inside job (so to speak). Minimum was $1.65 per hour. The Folino brothers owned it. Joe was an actor from Hollywood. He called me three days ago to make sure I was coming. w00t!

At Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 9:47:00 PM PDT , Blogger Cooper said...

That picture has all the serendipity of a red and green and white lego village. The rainbow is the extra angel-blessing. Beautiful, Gawpo.

I have been trying to follow all the sleuthing going on, but I've got lost Somewhere between deep Blue and Gawpowocky. I'll just sit on the porch in my cowboy boots rocking.

At Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 9:53:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

Just goes back to that Annie Dillard quote I always spout off with: "Grace and beauty are performed whether or not we will or sense them; the least we can do is try to be there."

Now you just kick back in that rocker and keep on-a wearin' them cowboy boots, Mistuh. Me 'n Blue got this one in the bag.

At Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 10:19:00 AM PDT , Blogger Ps said...

Simply LOVED the pic.
Read your post twice.
Didnt understand it both times! (or at least i dont think I understood what you meant for me to understand) :-)

At Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 12:14:00 PM PDT , Blogger somewhere joe said...

Reconciliation, too. With our without our consent. Taste the rainbow. Taste and see.

At Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 9:59:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

Ps: See? Joe can read just fine.

Okay. I will let you in on the inside part of what is meant: When you come across a particularly rare and nearly impossible coordination of beauty, and you happen to have your camera AND your wits about you, you are handed just this one quick glimpse and a split second to make the decision to capture the scene. How's that? Angel kiss.

SOMEWHERE JOE: This one has melon undertones with a peppery finish. Swirl. Tink.

At Friday, March 21, 2008 at 8:14:00 AM PDT , Blogger Sheila said...

I finally made it here to comment.!
I know the 'other' photo' of which you speak, and it is great too..!
Perhaps even better..?
Maybe you could do a rainbow collection..!
Hope you are well..?
big hugs

At Friday, March 21, 2008 at 9:30:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

SHEILA MOB: Well, I am. Very. And thank you. A rainbow collection? Rainbows are rare here: Tons of rain, but not much simultaneous sun. I would have to travel for that. Ok. You win. I'm outta here.

Firm Xs and Os all over your facia. G

At Friday, March 21, 2008 at 11:31:00 AM PDT , Blogger Bazza said...

fantastic photo Gawpo, it is truly worthy of comment.

At Friday, March 21, 2008 at 4:41:00 PM PDT , Blogger Pam Aries said...

HoPpY Easter!!!!!!

At Friday, March 21, 2008 at 9:21:00 PM PDT , Blogger Claire said...

Have a wonderful Easter Gawpo! I've recently shot some photos of a hawk in my neighborhood. I will post them soon. Have a nice trip to Turlock, heh, heh.

At Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 9:12:00 AM PDT , Blogger Butch said...

Here's wishing you a joyous Eastertide and may the message bring peace.

At Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

BAZZA: Thank you, Bazza. Happy Easter!

PAM ARIES: Very funny. Yes, Hoppy Easter to you too, friend.

Oh, CLAIRE: I love raptor pics. I will try to get the sharp shin that hunts my wild, migratory Bandtails this time 'round. The new picturer will come in very handy. Happy Easter!

BUTCH: Yes. I think of you, Butch. I brought you and Joe and Blue to liturgy tonight. The Vigil was rich. G

At Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 7:29:00 AM PDT , Blogger mindy said...

hey gawpo!! i love this picture. i love rainbows. i love that we have the same camera too. i'm all full of love today! :)
email me pics anytime. you have my email. i'm off to hide easter eggs.. and i'm hoping to get a few good pictures today! :) happy easter!!

At Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 4:00:00 PM PDT , Blogger AnnieElf said...

Hi G. Got your note about being in Turlock ON the 27th at 4 p.m. We've been out of town and out of touch but are back. I've called but it may be too late. so sad. The Red Steer has good food.


At Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 9:17:00 PM PDT , Blogger Greg said...

A beautiful moment. Congratulations on your angel kiss!

At Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 10:30:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

MINDANCE: Yay! Glad you like it, fellow D40 picturer owner, you. Hope Easter was great for you. I am late here. Sorry for that. xo, G

ANNIE: Sorry I couldn't make time for anyone but my family. My friend and dairyman, John told me I need to plan an extended visit. I will be there for 6 days in June: 7-12. Niece's graduation party on the 8th. xo, G

GREG: Why, thank you! Kisses abound, don't they, when we look? G

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