A fridge backstage at the House of Blues, in Houston, yesterday. Group effort.

Yellow Pants

Painting by Lisi-Tana in my office.

from the post Backstage in Saratoga – 02020-02-06:

Yellow | Ottmar Liebert (02020-02-04):

We live in turbulent times and I was tempted to record an album of sad, sad music and wear only black clothes. But I remembered a study that found that most people WILL feel happier after they smile. So I made an album that’s upbeat and which makes me smile every time I listen to it. And so I am wearing color, like these yellow pants, because they make me smile. And because most people wear dark colors in turbulent times these pants were on sale for only $25. So I got my smile for cheap.

Merry Christmas

My little bottle brush tree with ornaments that range from folded paper ornaments, to plastic balls, to glass ornaments from my family that are handmade and a century old. These diverse ornaments can all hang together and so should we.


Yesterday evening I walked to Jardim da Estrela, a lovely park with the tallest cacti I have ever seen, and lots of great big trees. After sitting on a bench beneath a tree, collecting my thoughts and enjoying the view, I walked East and South to Time Out Market, where I saw this poster. My next destination was the nearby Dahlia, where I had dinner. By the time I arrived in my flat I had walked just under seven miles.

Together we joy, ja?!
Let’s joy together!


Visited a tree and was happy to see that it was doing well. The photo that was taken from the greatest distance, is from July. The other two were taken this month. It may be a Bauhinia, also called Orchid Tree, and should look spectacular when it flowers. The growth is obvious and, as if to prove itself, the tree broke the bamboo stick that was put in the ground to steady it. I look froward to keeping an eye on this one.


It rained in the morning but cleared up in time to walk to lunch. Afterwards I discovered a different neighborhood, just following my nose. The light at this point was amazing, as you can see from the two iPhone pics above. And once again I thought that should have taken my camera along. But it was nice that could get these phone pics.