1/9/14 - I have been blessed with meeting and having 2 mentors in my life, that have helped me in various ways. Dr. Francis Lazenby and Dr. Matthew Vriends. Both have passed on, but they left within me an acknowledgement that they cared and believed in me and my talents - writing and photography.
11/20/13 - I'm in the midst of candy making and baking for Christmas. This year has been a bit challenging with the mystery theme - we'll see how it turns out!
5/12/13 - I'm so behind! Added more concerts, another jewelry slideshow to add. And sad news, my other kitty, Chephren passed from kidney disease. I miss him so much! After Khufu passed, a new kitty actually found me. So now it's Ramesses and me. I need to say a long overdue thank you to Lisa at Marchello's Restaurant for having my bird pictures up in the restaurant last year!
I have also put up slideshows from the OWLS trips last year. Check the drop down menu.
Kiki's Jewels June - Dec 2012
12/1/12 - It's that time again! Candy making has begun!! Link will be up in a few days!! Added new song, well from a psycheldelic band - Iron Butterfly. They were one of the first albums that I ever bought, and I had every single album!
Rest in Peace my baby Khufu the cat. You will always be in my heart. Please watch the video of Khufu and Chephren together which encompassed 10 years. Chephren, now alone, is coping with the loss of his buddy.
Thanks to all that attended the Birdwatching Presentation on March 28th! This was truly my first photo showing and giving a presentation. A special thank you to Dr. Matthew Vriends for being the guest speaker and for the ideal!
Happy New Year! And with the new year, new projects begin! I have already begun making new jewelry pieces - Posting Soon!!
Nature Movies - as of 8/17/11 - Anhinga movie,
The first Kiki movie! Woodpeckers and Wood Storks! See Movies in drop down menu!
Pictures of Lake Carlton Arms! - (nature pictures from Tampa Florida. See Herons, Egrets, Storks, Cranes, Moorhens, Limpkins, Alligators and more! 13 slideshows to date (10/15/11), check back will be adding more!)
The perfect place to stop in for awhile to visit! There's lots of pictures: Yes, Journey, Concerts, Cats, rocks and fossils, Etc.. see gallery below - and some interesting information to read and see on the Korean War, especially the Army at the Chosin (Changjin) Reservoir.(See Gallery below for special Korean War picture albums!
Who Is This Kiki Person Anyway?
My name is Karen Smith. There are certain things most people know about me - my musical tastes of YES and Journey, rocks and crystals and my cats! And I have a real unique Dad - He's more than special. He's an Army Chosin Few survivor from the Korean War. That means a veteran from the battle of the Chosin Reservoir - Few, because so few survived. Dad and his Army buddies were in one of the worst battles of our time, yet have been overlooked for 50 years...
Well, since my Dad is special, that makes me extra special - well.. at least my cats think so!
Picture of dad and me - back then~
Click on Yes logo to take you to the Yes site or click on picture of the cool Chosin logo to take you toThe Army At The Chosin Reservoir site.
Click picture to go to The Army At the Chosin Reservoir Site!