Wednesday, October 31, 2007


There’s a diference

between art and graffiti.

One is destructive.

Photo by: Osquer

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


You've heard of Kitchen

Witches? Of course I had to

have a kitchen gnome.

Photo by: Osquer

Monday, October 29, 2007


Like gorgons doing

battle, my spider plant and

plush dragon engage.

Photo by: Osquer

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Frost warnings bring a

hasty and perhaps final

seasonal harvest.

Photos by: Osquer

Saturday, October 27, 2007


While baking bread in

jars I learned there's such a thing

as too much success.

Photo by: Osquer

Friday, October 26, 2007


There's so much I could

say, but I think I'll let the

tag speak for itself.



Photos by: Osquer

Thursday, October 25, 2007

haiku (for Paperback Writer)

I think Paperback

Writer cursed my brussel sprouts

with little green worms!

Fear not! All is not

lost. There are still sprouts to be

found in the garden.

Photos and video by: Osquer

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

haiku (for all those struggling in California)

Seeing gray rain clouds

above still green hills, I think

of California.

Photo by: Osquer

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Somehow, lemons smell

like Summer even when they're

in sauce in Autumn.

Fresh Yellow Tomato Sauce with Tarragon, Butter and Lemon

Photo and video by: Osquer

Monday, October 22, 2007


A potted daisy,

taking advantage of warm

autumn weather, blooms.

Photo and video by: Osquer

Torchwood: Anything Goes

This is a delightful performance by John Barrowman of the fantastic television show Torchwood.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Fall colors sprinkled

under an Autumn blue sky

but it feels like spring

photo by: Osquer

Saturday, October 20, 2007

haiku (for Mary Christina)

Cinnamon fills the

kitchen with its scent. I'll be

damned! You can can bread!

Photos by: Osquer

Friday, October 19, 2007


The sky, cried out, sighs,

a twinkle back in her eyes,

though the gloom lingers.

Photo by: Osquer

Thursday, October 18, 2007

haiku (in memory of Pgh Guy)

Some improbable

locations can produce strong

and beautiful lives.

Photo by: Osquer

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Think if I give the

gnome a rake, he'll do something

about all these leaves?

Photo by: Osquer

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


We find indoor homes

for patio plants as cold

weather approaches.

Photo by: Osquer

Monday, October 15, 2007


Bold-as-brass squirrel

surveys our yard. As far as

he's concerned, it's his.

Photo by: Osquer

Sunday, October 14, 2007


More and more pumpkins

appear in the neighborhood.

Halloween's coming!

Photo by: Osquer

Saturday, October 13, 2007


He got a glazed look

in his eye when he thought of

eating her cookies.

Photo by & Anginetti baked by: Osquer

Friday, October 12, 2007


Video by: Osquer - Bessemer Court Fountain

I dance along with

the fountain, shivering in

rhythm to keep warm.

Photo by: Osquer

Photo by: Jay

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Raindrops rest on the

morning glories after their

long journey to earth.

Photo by: Osquer

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Who knows what dragons

may treasure? Not all hoards shine

with silver and gold.

Photo by: Osquer

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

haiku (for Jay)

Photo by: Osquer

I lost myself in

the city’s layers until

you found me again.

Photo by: Jay "Where's Osquer"
(Click here for a hint.)


Lost in observing

layers of humanity,

I forgot I'm one.

Monday, October 08, 2007


Human art is nice

but cross-pollination puts

our paintings to shame.

Photo by: Osquer
Morning Glory by: Nature

Sunday, October 07, 2007


Herbs slipped under the

chicken’s skin get into the

air and my senses.

Photo and roasted chicken by: Osquer
(The herbs are sage and rosemary.)

Saturday, October 06, 2007


Like so many small

suns, black-eyed-susans shine to

deny autumn’s chill.

Photo by: Osquer

Friday, October 05, 2007


Flambe may not be

required for a great lunch, but

it does add some zing!

Video by: Osquer
Lunch at Nakama

Now there's something you don't see every day...

Thursday, October 04, 2007


I look deep into

the deep pink face of the rose

and take in its scent.

Photo by: Osquer

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Bright round pumpkin, if

you only knew what's going

to happen to you!

Photo by: Osquer

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

haiku (for Jay)

Muffins overflow

with extra of that secret

Photo and muffins by: Osquer

Monday, October 01, 2007