This statue was rescued  from the ruins of Pompeii.

It was created by someone with a skilled hand and it lived in the sun and watched the stars come out and sometimes it saw them fall.

Then one day, through no fault of it’s own it was surrounded by death and covered with ash and it was forgotten-unaware of the world spinning on without it.

 It was as if the statue had never existed at all.

Until someone found it

and brought it back to life.

I love this picture, this statue because I think that it’s story is my story too-  but in this version I am cast in marble and beauty.

It makes some of my dark journey feel like it was worth the trip.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Unaware

The Ice Cream Cone

Photo of Hamish Macbeth
by A.M. Moscoso

This is my dog Hamish, I write a lot about him here at My Bones

He’s pretty great- a little naughty at times but as long as he doesn’t try to steal anyone’s car or create a fake profile on Facebook, I figure why stress it?

He’s a good dog and he doesn’t have a mean bone in his body.

Unlike some people I know- myself included.

So here’s something that Hamish does when I get in late.

He leaves his favorite toy in the window- it’s an ice cream cone and it smells like strawberries.


Photo A.M. Moscoso

When I walk in I can see it there and I always go to the window and pick it up and say to Hamish, ” Look, it’s the best toy ever and it looks like an Ice Cream Cone- how great is that?”

If I put it down right away Hamish will pick it up and throw it at me- which if you’re not ready for it, that toy of his is solid plastic and it will hurt upon impact.

So I carry it around for a bit and when I see him I tell him I love it.

Then he carries it off to his stash where it stays until I find myself coming in late- but no worries because when I get it I’ll find the best toy in the world in the window.

My sweet reward from my sweet boy for coming home at last –  a  brilliant job well done.




Taste For Love

True love never dies

they say

but it can be consumed

thoughtlessly, mindlessly

like over buttered popcorn

tossed into your mouth

at the movies

in the dark

where nobody can see you

chew it up

with relish

like an animal always on the hunt

 for it’s next meal.

That Didn’t Take Long

An artist illustration of the InSight lander on Mars.

NASA has a wealth of information  about the InSight Mission you can see at their website HERE.

I’ve been noodling around there and it’s fun, so check it out.

But come on, we all know what comes on the heels of cool and historic pictures- that would be cool and epic photo shopped pictures of course and here are a few favorites of mine:


Everybody Loves A Parade ( especially if dogs are involved )

I don’t do the shopping thing after Thanksgiving, but I do love a parade and today in  Seattle, WA was the Macy’s Holiday Parade.

This year my cousin and his Saint Bernard ( aka, my Cousin’s son ) Xavier got to march in the parade with their Saint Bernard Club-  before you ask the dogs weren’t carrying brandy.

Sorry parade watchers.


Here are a few pictures of them having some fun ( check out the smiles!)

Just as a side note, my cousin has been raising and training Saints since 1969 and I’ve more or less considered his  Saints as his kids.

It was a great way to learn about dogs- but it also skewered my sense of what big dogs are because anything smaller then a Saint is ” medium ” sized to me.

Weird right?

Anyway, here are the really sweet pictures I mentioned earlier:


John and Xavier


Inspired By the Ragtag Daily Prompt: Shop