Monday, July 06, 2015


We had a wonderful but quiet holiday weekend.

I can't believe that my camera didn't see the light of day.


It's back to the archives I go!

This little guy said that he needed to be seen again.

Happy to oblige.

Not to be outdone

Mr. Squirrel had to get into the act too.

Don't forget to enlarge these.

Have a wonderful week.

Friday, July 03, 2015




Monday, June 29, 2015


Carmi Levi of has a new thematic prompt for us today.

The theme is AGED.

Here are three photos that I think are "AGED".

The very old wall dappled by sunlight shows its AGE.

The top of this bridge shows the AGE it was built...1912.

You may have to enlarge the photos to see the placard.

Arches really show the art of architecture from a different AGE.

Friday, June 26, 2015


I have been so busy this week.

There hasn't been time to collect my thoughts.

So I'm posting another series of ANGLES and LINES.

Of course enlarging the photos will show more detail.

I love the late afternoon shadows across the rugged fence.

Now this is one way to grow and display your plants.

I love the sun flares on the railings and all the X's on the bridge.

Sunday, June 21, 2015


A beautiful Sunday was spent at Lake Tahoe with my Hubby

And one of our sons and his family.

Even the geese love Lake Tahoe.

Aren't the shades of blue amazing?

We arrived at the Lake early enough to have the whole beach to ourselves

for a good long time.

That gave us plenty of time to shoot the Lake to our hearts content.

It was a wonderful Father's Day.

Enlarging the photos will show a lot more detail.

Saturday, June 20, 2015


I'm combining ThrowBack Thursday ( a little late)

And Father's Day (a bit early)

This is my Dad.

He's been gone for 29 years but I still miss him and our great talks.

The photo was done in the early 1930's.

As you can see,

The photo has been hand-colored.

His eyes were blue, but not quite that blue,

Nor his lips that red.

I love the photo anyway.

I think it shows his kind and gentle spirit.

Happy Fathers Day.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


This post is combining WHAT I am doing this WEEK and


It is time for our annual Breakaway.

It's a children's program on steroids.

In the early morning before 1200 kids WANDER onto our church campus.

The theme is Mission Possible WITH all the spies and Minor and Major Mayhem, WHO 

are the key "bad guys".

All the props set the stage for a busy New York City and the "bad guys" WHO WANT

to make a mess of BREAKAWAY.

Of course there is a Biblical emphasis put on the entire week.

I love the site seeing bus at the entrance.

I'm so grateful for Security WATCHING over all of us.

It is such a secure campus.

No one gets in that doesn't belong.

All the rallies are held in Breakaway Headquarters.

I hope to get some more photos to show activities going on.

I believe this WEEK is just

WAY Cool!!

Monday, June 15, 2015


Wish I could do this for real.

The picture doesn't come out as clear on the blog as it does from the camera.

I love fiddling around with various apps. for Picasa.

Enlarging this may show the pencil sketch more clearly.

Happy Monday.

Saturday, June 13, 2015


My Hubby took these shots while we were in Oregon visiting our son.

Oregon truly is a lush state.

The support columns of the bridge are so picturesque.

I love the way the arches frame the views.

The long afternoon shadows give so much character to the photo.

I think this is my favorite photo from the entire day.

My Hubby did a fantastic job on this one.

Enlarging the photos will show so much more detail.

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Here is an unique THROWBACK THURSDAY post.

While we were visiting our son in Oregon

He showed us what he had been puttering with to pass the time.

He took an old 33 1/3 RPM record and made a clock with it.

Old shells are the wings

CD disks the eyes

and the center of the eyes are 2 halves of an old yoyo .

I think it's rather clever and it keeps good time.

It jazzes up his bare kitchen wall quite nicely.

Monday, June 08, 2015


I thought I would add my two cents worth to ABC Wednesday.

The letter is " V ".

I have been gone a long time and wanted you to see my VISITS, VIEWS and VACATION.

It was wonderful VISITING our youngest son for a few days.

He lives in Oregon, a good 9 to 10 hour drive from our home.

We spent a little bit of time VIEWING a Children's Discovery Museum.

I fell in love with this bronze statue.

Isn't she a VISION?

I do love this pose .

On the way home we passed Mt. Shasta.

Mt. Shasta is a VOLCANO in Northern California,

Don't forget to enlarge the photos to see all the detail.

Be sure to check out all the other VERSIONS of the letter " V ".

Sunday, May 31, 2015


A few photos for your viewing pleasure.

Totally random.

Don't forget to enlarge these.

Hubby and I took the pictures.

Right now I'm not sure who did which ones....

So just enjoy.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 28, 2015


I thought I would post a Real Throwback Thursday....

This is the Capuchino High School band in front of the Capitol in Washington D.C.

I had the honor of playing with this band

And marching down Pennsylvania Ave 

For President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Parade.

The year was 1961.

The temps were at 32F, .....freezing....

We had had to wait our turn for more than 6 hours

In uniform with only several porti potties available.

With tummies growling....

 we then had to almost run the parade route.

It's really hard to fast step, toot the instrument, breathe

and try to look perfect for the President.

I think we did a pretty good job of it though.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


My blogging friend Beverly and I are finally together again.

Of course she has become more than just a Blogging Friend.

We have so much in common.

I have enjoyed just catching up on life.

She will be missed when she returns to her home.

I think it's my turn to visit her next.

I really hope it can be soon.

Don't you think we look like sisters?

Monday, May 25, 2015





Saturday, May 23, 2015


Posting some lovely flowers for this Memorial Day weekend.

Enlarging them will show more detail.

Rain kissed Hibiscus.

I love the stately Cana.

I don't know the name of this flower but I kind of like it's spidery look.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 21, 2015


I just thought I would show another picture of my Dad.

I believe he was probably in his late teens or early 20's.

That would make the date around 1924.

My Dad loved to wilderness hike, fish and camp.

That backpack looks so heavy.

They are certainly not streamlined like today.

I am again fascinated by seeing my high school facial profile in this photo.

Missing my Dad.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


I haven't posted for a while.

Hubby and I went down to Disneyland to hear our Granddaughter

play with her High School Concert Band.

They performed 2 concerts

One in each of the parks.

Of course we had to go on the rides and see the sights too.

That is definitely the place to walk one's legs off.


It's all about making memories.....

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Great Grandma and Great Granddaughter

The year is about 1995.

I didn't get this picture up for Mother's Day

So I thought I would do it now.

A nice memory of my Hubby's Mom.

Monday, May 11, 2015


When my Hubby and I are hungry and in a hurry

We visit BLAST 825*

There is nothing like your own individual pizza with everything you like on it.


I'm getting hungry just thinking about having one.

Don't forget to enlarge this one to get the taste buds drooling.

Sunday, May 10, 2015


My Mom's been gone for many years but I still miss her.

I often think I should call her and tell her the latest happenings.

I think this photo was taken in the late 1930's or early 1940's.

Unfortunately, there is no date on it.

I hope I can find that locket Mom is wearing.

I remember seeing it some time ago.

I think it's time to start wearing it again.

Happy Mother's Day.

Thursday, May 07, 2015


We just returned from a mini vacation.

It was a time of refreshment.

The Iris were in full dress mode.

This was a shade and type of Iris I had never seen before.

Enlarging it will show the detail and all those interesting inner parts.  

Our terrific friends Diane and Gary.

They invited us to be with them at their Angels Camp, CA time-share.

What a great time...great food...great weather....

Great Friends!!!