Monday, May 15, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTERS S & T


I am combining TWO letters for ABC Wednesday.

SINCE I won't have my computer available for THE letter "T"

next week you will SEE both " S " and " T " here.

I have TITLED THIS SERIES

SIMPLE TREASURES.




I find THAT celebrating Mother's Day with my SWEETHEART

is a huge TREASURE  in my life.




THERE is nothing like having family over for a celebration.

My oldest Granddaughter is one of my TREASURES.





Little do-dads like THESE cute birdies really are my SIMPLE TREASURES.




Fragrant roses given TO me by SOME very SPECIAL friends

are definitely my SIMPLE TREASURES.

Enlarging each photo will SHOW you a lot more detail.





Sunday, May 14, 2017

MOTHER'S DAY


I thought I would post a photo from last year as my tribute to Mother's Day.

Our two sons and granddaughters...

Missing Mark's children...our other two grandkids, Samantha and Cody.





I love being a Mom and Grandma.


Friday, May 12, 2017

MEMORY FROM LAST WEEKEND

The Pony Express Rides Again.

Snow in May...who knew.....




Have a great weekend.



Monday, May 08, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " R "


After taking a little " R & R " this past week

I'm READY to REMINISCE and REMEMBER times at Lake Tahoe.

This is all for ABC Wednesday  Letter  " R ".


REMEMBERING our drought in Northern California.




This is 2 years ago at Lake Tahoe, California.

All that beach area should be under water.




The same spot taken on Friday.

It sees the drought is officially over.




Last year we were able to RUN over all the ROCKS and granite boulders

exposed because the Lake was so low.




This year the scene is so different.




The tree is now on an island.

We even had a freak and RANDOM snow storm on Friday.

Thanks for looking and REMEMBER to leave a comment.


Monday, May 01, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " Q "


Today's ABC Wednesday letter is "Q ".

I find it QUITE difficult to be creative with this letter.

I have chosen QUOTES  and QUARRY Park as my words.








I am looking forward to a little R&R soon at this place.




I think this QUOTE is perfect for our destination.




And lastly,

Our park just a mile from our home.

QUARRY Park.





Thanks for looking and leaving a comment.



Friday, April 28, 2017

IT'S THE WEEKEND


Happy Weekend Everyone!

A Flower for you.



Dreaming of a trip to Lake Tahoe...





It's so beautiful and restful....


Happy Weekend.



Monday, April 24, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " P "


It is time for ABC Wednesday again.

The letter is " P ".

I've decided to POST some PHOTOGRAPHS

for the words....

PURE .... PORTRAIT ....PHOTOGRAPH.





Isai is showing PURE joy.

He got new drum sticks from his friend Julie (who took this fabulous PICTURE)

The PHOTO was taken at Basecamp, Mexicali, Mexico.




I may be biased ,

but I am in love with this PHOTO my son took of my PRETTY granddaughter.




Lastly,

This sculpture is entitled

" Self-PORTRAIT. "

It's one of my favorites and sits PROUDLY in my curio cabinet.

Thanks for taking a PEEK.


Friday, April 21, 2017

FOR THE WEEKEND


Here's a photo of the Crop Duster spraying who knows what

over the wheat fields...right where we were staying.

Mexicali, Mexico.




Have a great weekend.


Monday, April 17, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " O "


Here we are at ABC Wednesday again.

Today's letter is " O ".

My 2 week trip to Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico is....

OFFICIALLY  OVER.

I will be sharing just a few OF the photos taken

Showing what I did there.

This is Basecamp.

1200 high school kids and adult leaders from our church go ON this annual

time to serve the people of Mexico.





We cracked 200 dozen eggs everyday for scrambled eggs.

That's 2400 eggs each and every day!

The Kitchen team fed 1200 people breakfast and dinner each day.




Here's some of OUR team...myself included up and at it...at 4:30 every morning.

Happy scrambling.




It's amazing what can be done ON small propane grills.




OUR "bedroom" for the first week until the big "M.A.S.H. tents were put up.




Here are the Mash tents that we slept in for the rest of the time.

Big and ugly... but we didn't care...we were so exhausted we could sleep

anywhere.

11 homes were built for deserving families.

The families were chosen by the local pastors.

We were there to build.

Thanks for looking at my OFFICIALLY OVER photos.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " L" " M " " N "


I am combining 3 LETTERS this week since

I will be LEAVING for MY annual Church MEXICO trip in just a few days.

 I'm sorry that I will be out of the LOOP for 3 Wednesdays.


NO particular reason for posting these photos from MY archives.

I just like the designs.




I think this is quite an elegant window design.

Photo taken in LAS Vegas a few years ago.





LAS Vegas is so full of glitz and glamor.

Enlarging the photos will give you a LOT more detail.




This is the camp I will going to and these are the hungry MOUTHS that the kitchen

team I am a part of will be feeding....1200 teens, college, and adults.

LOTS  of MEALS....  LOTS of slicing and dicing!

Believe ME, our team will NEED boatloads of energy.

Those tents in the background are our sleeping quarters.

NIFTY  MASH- type tents.

See you all in a few weeks.




Monday, March 20, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " K "


It seems that the weeks roll around so quickly.

Here it is again, ABC Wednesday.

Today's letter is " K ".


My first photo is one of my favorite CD's.

Of course, I am partial, since it is a CD that my son and his wife sang on.

My son sings bass and my daughter in law sings soprano.




Their group was called  KINDRED Spirit.

This is a blast from the past, circa 1990.

I wish you could all hear this...it's still terrific after all these years.


On a different note

Here's a shot of the Circle K gasoline sign taken in Las Vegas.




Thanks for looking and make sure you go to my sidebar to see what others have

posted for ABC Wednesday  Letter  " K ".


Friday, March 17, 2017

WISTERIA MEANS SPRING


We have had a few days of beautiful and warm weather.

The Wisteria went from twigs to flowers.




Enjoy your weekend.


Monday, March 13, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " J "


We seem to be speeding along in our trip around the alphabet.

Today's letter is " J ".

JULIE, JONQUILS, JEEP, JUST BECAUSE, JUNGLE....




This is one of my best friends.

Her name is JULIE and we celebrated her special birthday this past weekend.




I'm not sure if these flowers are JONQUILS or daffodils.




In our slang English language we would say that's it's a JUNGLE out there....

meaning JUST too much chaos.

Enlarge this photo to get the full effect.




This historic JEEP photo is from my archives.

I wish I knew the full story about it.

Photo was taken in Pacifica, California.


Thanks for looking.



Saturday, March 11, 2017

SPRING IS SPRINGING


The sun is shining and the temps are finally warming up.

It's going to be a great weekend.





A little color for your enjoyment.




Thanks for looking.


Monday, March 06, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " I "


Today we are celebrating the letter " I ".

I have been ILL so It was time to dip back INTO my archives.




Our mountains have had a record breaking amount of snow this season.

The runoff from the ICICLES will be amazing.




Does anyone remember using INK like this?




This is one of many types of ICONS around today.


There are religious ICONS too.

I thought this was an INTERESTING one.

For some reason I can't continue to write below this photo.


So I will have to say thank you for looking.


Friday, March 03, 2017

NOT QUITE SPRING EVERYWHERE


Last week we were taking some photos at the Sacramento City Cemetery.

It wasn't quite Springtime yet in most of the areas.





We did capture an occasional blooming tree though.




I'm so glad we have had a few days of gorgeous weather...

Here comes the weekend and rain, colder temperatures and snow in the mountains again.

That will make the snow count over 565 Inches of the white stuff.

They are saying that the ski resorts will be open until July 4th!!

Amazing...

From drought to too much water!


Monday, February 27, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " H "


I missed last week's  Letter  " G " so I will be combining it with the Letter " H ".

We HAD a GRAND time this weekend.

Our son and His GIRLFRIEND came to visit from Oregon.




HAPPY faces because we were eating delicious Crab Buffet.




We also visited HANGTOWN .  This was what Placerville, CA was called during the GOLD RUSH.

It is quite an HISTORIC area.




As you can see...

This was the law of the land in HANGTOWN.




After the " HANGINGS"  one might be feeling Angelic.





Or maybe absolutely nothing HAPPENED!


Thanks for looking.