Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

July 28, 2010

Our Stonehenge

Our townhome in Fairfax, CA had a unique floor plan, with vaulted ceilings and skylights upstairs. We moved into the place in August of 1994, and that fall, we watched as a narrow ray of sun crept down the wall along the stairs, from the skylight at the top of the upstairs hall. In March, it happened again. That time, I grabbed a faceted crystal ball, stood on the bottom stair and held the ball up into the ray of sun and a thousand rainbows flashed across the whole room. Brian yelled, "COOL!!!!! We gotta hang that there!" So I beaded a suncatcher, that hung there above the bottom stair in the livingroom, year round. Friends were always so puzzled, "Why in the world would you have a window crystal hanging there?" Because twice a year, near the Equinoxes, for about 4 or 5 days, the sun would light that bad boy up. So we started calling it our "Stonehenge". Now here's the kicker: The one and only time I thought to shoot a photo of it, as seen here, I didn't realize I had black & white film in the damn camera.


  1. How beautiful! Kind of reminds me of that scene in "Pollyanna" when she holds up the prism to the light. I've been meaning to tell you, I noticed the names of your dogs and our very first family dog was named "Pepper."

  2. you guys are so cool with the things you do - gee i am soooooooooo boooooooooring

  3. Thanks for the direct invite over here, didn't know you had REDECORATED! :D Love the knew set-up, you know how much I love them UFO-clouds. (even if now I realize I didn't really see a UFO; nice to know I wasn't nutz.)

    Yeah, that is awesomeness. Did someone actually build the house that way?

    BTW, did you see the Catahoula on Facebook? (my daughter's doggie, Blue.) Isn't he just so great? Such a sweet temperament and VERY vocal dog, he practically talks to you. They call them "leopard hounds" too, since they are spotted. I just fell in love w/him and I am not especially a dog-person. But some animals/breeds almost command respect and love!

  4. Your imagination knows no limits.

  5. Nantz - what kind of a dog was your Pepper? Ours is a mix breed. She's a cutie.

    Ann - You are so NOT boring! Not with all your adventures in Israel!

    Daisy - Welcome back! I've missed you so much! I don't think the townhouse was built that way on purpose as we lived in a small village of condos and townhomes in Fairfax. We just happened to buy one that had that effect!

    Val - And I'm limited only by my budget. lol