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Monday, January 05, 2009

Cactus Monday One-and-a-Half Edition

Daya wanted to go to the zoo, so I took her. My yearly membership to the Wildlife Conservation Society more than paid for itself in the first 2 1/2 months. It's great.

And this time, we found a cactus at the Bronx Zoo:

The peacocks were running around everywhere. Daya and I both tried to catch them. Neither of us was successful.

So we rode the Bug Carousel instead.

Here's the One-Half part of this Cactus Monday: I started painting the Stape G Faerie!

Starting this week, I will not be on the computer at home on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I'll be on at work though. This is my attempt to curb the hours spent on the puter and give myself time to do other things- mainly reading and art.


  1. A very good New Years Resolution Jess. I am sure Daya will appreciate it too. There are so few hours in a day especially when working and child rearing. Your forays to the Zoo sound like so much fun. I can just see you trying to catch a peacock. Not going to happen. Aren't they just so elegant?... Happy Cactus Monday.

  2. Wonderful photos. I would love to capture that peacock blue in watercolor. Daya is a doll, so happy and carefree.

    can't wait to see your painting, it looks great already!


  3. Wonderful pictures. The little princess is really enjoying herself! So nice to see.
    Love how the fairy comes along (I clicked to enlarge it....)
    watercolors are great!

    Happy Cactus Monday!

  4. Yeah. What a fabulous treat to the zoo with your little one Daya.
    She is so cute and post well in front of camera. i think she got natural smile:)

    Yeah, it's great to spend some quality time for reading and art. So fun and enjoying these beats, I hope you also have the same feeling!
    Wow! Your progress on the water coloured fairy piece is remarkable. Take your time Stapeliad!
    Happy Cactus Monday!!!

  5. Enjoyed reading this Jessica!
    And they actually have a Cacti Garden? Well, it's NYC (the city of a lot).
    Looking forward in seeing a new fairy, looking good so far :-)
    Any peacock feathers escaped in the chase...?
    HCM, have a great week!

  6. whew that peacock is fantabulous. what a good decision to stay off your puter for 2 days...good luck...happy cactus monday cactuteer.

  7. Simply joyful...your whole poast! :) HApopy Cactus Monday fellow Cacuteer! :)

  8. Great the colours in the peacock. Daya looks adorable riding the bug.

    Your watercolour painting is looking fabulous!

    I understand about you needing time for yourself to read and create. I spend way too much time on the computer too.

  9. Daya has grown up so much!!! She is so beautiful too! You sound like such a great Mom chasing peacocks with her! :)
    I think your resolve to stay off the computer the two nights a week is a great one...especially since you have a little one. I need to follow your lead!
    Happy CM!!!

  10. Love this peacock. I have also started my Artist Journal this year and it is fun, I think it will keep me going. It is said in India that any day is a good day for doing right things so I agree with you on that.

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