Monday, October 16, 2017

TODAY IS A NEW DAY


My heart is heavy because of all the horrific tragedy going on

in my corner of the world.

But

Today is a new day.

Forward looking....









Thursday, October 12, 2017

YESTERDAY'S MURKY SKIES


California is up in flames.

We are safe but just within an hours drive from us

people have lost their homes.

Devastation for so many.

The skies yesterday were filled with smoke and ash.

Everything was turned a strange reddish tinge with no blue sky in sight.




Our fence is a dark gray.

The shadows on it and the tree show how eerie the sunlight was.

We are praying for all and especially our friends that are in harms way.





Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MARK AND KELLIE'S WEDDING


We have a new Daughter in Law, and we are so very happy.

Here are a few photos from this weekend's wedding.








Nothing like having your names up in lights for all to see.





The happy couple.




Our hearts are full.



Tuesday, October 03, 2017

WEATHER DIDN'T HAPPEN


The clouds this afternoon looked like a storm was really brewing.





Nothing happened...

The clouds cleared.




At least the scene gave me a chance to do a little sky gazing.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

WHERE'S IT HEADED?


This is a creeping shoot from our grape vines.

Its headed right for our lawn...across the pebble walkway.

Crazy plant

Doesn't it know that it doesn't belong there?




Enlarging it will show more detail.


Friday, September 22, 2017

FIRST DAY OF FALL


Here's to the first day of Fall.




Enjoy!!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

WEEKEND ADVENTURE


This weekend was our City's annual Hot Chili and Cool Cars event.

Here are several cars we enjoyed looking at.




Vintage chop job.

Enlarge it to see the detail.




Elvis lives on....




They say rust and grunge add to the mystic.


It was a fun time and we walked our legs off.




Tuesday, September 12, 2017

ODDS AND ENDS


I meant to post this photo yesterday but somehow forgot.




In light of yesterday being 9-11 I wanted to again say thank you to all the Firemen

and first responders that both gave their lives and saved so many too.

THANK YOU


Tuesday, September 05, 2017

RAIN ???


While at the High Hand Nursery a few weeks ago we saw this interesting shade treatment.

This is my Hubby's photo.

It turned out far better than mine.




A different view since I'm shorter than my Hubby.








Enlarging the photos will show more detail.

I thought this was a clever way to have some shade.



Saturday, September 02, 2017

HOT STUFF TODAY


The temperature on the covered patio was 90F

way before noon today.

It's going to be a scorcher.




Stay cool...



Thursday, August 31, 2017

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


This is a great thought for the day.






Friday, August 25, 2017

GREAT FRIENDS

It's hard to say goodbye when good friends have to go back home.







We are going to miss Don and Wanda.




Monday, August 21, 2017

SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017


Well my photo isn't a winner but I did get to capture the eclipse.

I took my phone and stood with my back to the sun,

then I lifted the camera over my head and just clicked.

This is the reflection from the shot.




Yes, my phone survived and so did I.



Saturday, August 19, 2017

SATURDAY ADVENTURE


Hubby and I haven't been to the High Hand Nursery for a very long time.

Today was the perfect weather day to go and spend some time.

Beautiful flowers and art pieces every where we looked.







I really think the insides of flowers are just amazing.





The nursery has many vintage pieces of equipment on display.







Love the weathered and shadow dappled look to this buckboard.


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

It was a great day.



Thursday, August 17, 2017

PAPPLES


Papples are really doing their thing in our backyard.

What's a papple?

It's in the Asian Pear family.




This means Fall is definitely in the air.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

BACKSIDES



HaHa  made you look.

These are the backsides and undersides of some beautiful roses.

From my archives.












Thanks for looking.



Sunday, August 06, 2017

AN AWESOME SUNSET WEEKEND



The temperatures dropped a bit and a breeze came by.

What a perfect night for a magnificent sunset.











Thanks for looking.

Enlarging the photos will definitely show more detail.



Friday, August 04, 2017

AN EXTREMELY HOT PLAYING WITH MY PICTURES DAY



A trip to the Forest Hill cemetery a few month ago

gave me a chance to photograph several monuments.

I really like the expressions and age to them.





Which treatment do you prefer?







Kind of creepy in an artsy fartsy way.




It's sad that there is no family around to do the upkeep on these statues.





I've posted this statue before.

This is just another angle and treatment.

I kind of like the sepia coloring.

To me this one is still called PLEADING.



Tuesday, August 01, 2017

TODAY'S ADVENTURE


Today we made a trek to the Gold Bug Mine in Placerville, CA.

We are trying to do a few different things while our son Mark and

Granddaughter Samantha are here visiting.




The ceiling was so low in spots that we definitely needed the hard hats.





A nice volunteer took our photo before we entered the mine.




We were able to take the self guided tour and listen to the info on Mark's cell phone.





Since the temperature was 104F. outside being in the mine felt super good and cool.





I liked this painting on the wall of the patio.

Mr. Studebaker ,of car fame, got his start by selling wheelbarrows to the miners.

He then funneled the money into the car business.

Hard Rock mining is such hard, dirty work.



Monday, July 31, 2017

A SAN FRANCISCO WEEKEND



While our Son and Granddaughter were visiting we made our trek to San Francisco.

Summertime and a Saturday made for a gazillion people on the road.

We did have a good time though and visited the Presidio of San Francisco.




Summer in San Francisco usually means fog.

This Saturday was no exception.

The Golden Gate Bridge was barely visible.




We always visit the National Cemetery at the Presidio.

Hubby's Dad and Mom are buried there.

There are some fascinating tombstones too.

This is one of my favorites.

If you enlarge it you can see the detail on his uniform.


Thanks for looking.



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE





And that's my thought for the day......