Monday, December 05, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " V "


It's time to again post for ABC Wednesday.

The letter is " V ".

I'm going to post a VARIETY of photos and thoughts for it.




No VISIONS of Sugar Plums are in our future this year.

We unfortunately have to forego our annual trek to Disneyland.

No Santa parade...no pretty lights....

There's always next year.





VARIGATED colors








Some VERTICAL lines to brighten your day.

Thanks for looking at my post and leaving a comment.

I also want to thank Roger and Denise for the fun ABC Wednesday series.





Saturday, December 03, 2016

THE GRANDDOGGER IS VISITNG AGAIN


We again have our Granddogger

Snicker visiting for a few days.



I do wish I could speak Dog Language!!


Monday, November 28, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " U "


Today we are at the 20th week of ABC Wednesday....year # 9!

The letter of the day is " U ".

I am calling this...

UNSUNG Heroes




Our local South Placer Fire Department personal are hard working

UNSUNG Heroes.




The California Highway Patrol are definitely UNSUNG Heroes.




Our Placer County Sheriff's department K9 unit are pretty much UNSUNG too.




The Placer County Sheriff Department shows why they are heroes in this enactment.





Men like Sheriff Bonner put their lives on the line everyday.

I wanted to show my appreciation for them by making them my Heroes.

They are UNSUNG any longer.



Monday, November 21, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " T "


ABC Wednesday has brought us TO THE letter " T ".

I guess THE most obvious THING for me TO say is....

Happy THANKSGIVING Day TO THOSE of us in THE U.S.A.




Actually it doesn't matter where one lives,

It's good TO be THANKFUL.





Here is our Crepe Myrtle  TREE  TURNING from leaves TO TWIGS 

at THIS  TIME of year.




On a TRIP up THE Mendocino Coast of California

we saw an interesting sign.

THE  TSUNAMI Hazard Zone




THEN  THERE is our TRIP  TO San Francisco a few months ago.

We couldn't believe how light THE  TRAFFIC was on THE Golden Gate Bridge

approach.

We could see so much construction going on as THEY finished TWO  TUNNELS

for simplifying THE TRAFFIC jam.

Don't forget TO enlarge each photo.  THE detail will be easier TO see.


Friday, November 18, 2016

IT'S THE WEEKEND!


I wish I could give credit to the creative person that posted this thought,

But it's unknown to me.

Happy Fall Weekend





This says it all.



Monday, November 14, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " S "



Today's letter in our trip around the alphabet is   " S ".

It would be no SURPRISE if I used my name,  SUE

SO,  SURPRISE, I'm not going to use it.





Instead I am SELECTING  SEVERAL  unrelated SCENES.

This one I call

SHAMBLES

The SHACK is in SHAMBLES.




SHADOW-play  SANS  color.





A  STUDY in  SHADOWS








STICKERS for fruit boxes.


To SEE the photos clearly, please enlarge each SHOT.



Friday, November 11, 2016

NOVEMBER COLOR


Today is Veterans Day in the U.S.A.

I am remembering all those who gave so much to give us this wonderful country.

I love my country... Warts and all....

In light of all the discontent raging in our land

I feel the need to post beautiful, peaceful splashes of Fall.











Happy Peaceful Veterans Day...


Monday, November 07, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " R "


It seems we are REALLY arriving at the last segment of the alphabet.

Todays letter is " R "

It's all about REMEMBERING.




Today I am REMEMBERING my trip with my blogging friend, Beverly,

and the ROOSTER statue we saw in front of a RESTAURANT in Nashville TN.





We went to the Country Music Hall of Fame and saw the many gold RECORDS

by famous RECORDING artists.

The year was 2011.





One of my favorite sculptures was this one of ROY Acuff and Minnie Pearl,

at the Hall of Fame.




" Oh, ROY "





And as an added bonus

Please REMEMBER to RECYCLE !


Monday, October 31, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " Q "


The letter for ABC Wednesday is   " Q ".

This is QUITE a difficult letter for me.

I decided on  QUOTES to fill the bill.




If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams

and you will always look lovely.

Roald Dahl  -  The Twits





It's no use to go back to yesterday

because I was a different person then.

Lewis Carroll  -  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland





It's not what you look at that matters,

It's what you see.

Henry David Thoreau





In every walk with Nature

One receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir  - 1877





Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,

Because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.

those who don't believe in magic will never find it.

Roald Dald   The Minpins

Thanks for reading all the QUOTES.

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



Monday, October 24, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " P "


Many thanks to all the fine PEOPLE who make ABC Wednesday POSSIBLE.

I decided to make a POST  PERTAINING to

PERSPECTIVES.




Not the usual way one looks at their vertical blinds.

Just a different PERSPECTIVE.




This really is only one PHOTO.

Coit Tower PHOTOGRAPHED between two buildings in Chinatown.





Are those diamond shaped tunnels or is it just a different PERSPECTIVE?





Outside looking inside at the outside.

Enlarge the PHOTOS to view this PARTICULAR  PERSPECTIVE.

It all depends on your POINT of View.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW



Daydreaming and staring our my window

When I should be doing other things.




Sunlight and Shadows always catch my eye.




Monday, October 17, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " O "


In my OPINION,  Time is flying by.

We are already at the Letter  " O " in our trip around the alphabet.

Words for today include

ORIGINAL...OVER....OLD....




Up and OVER




OLD St. Mary's Church




Rocklin, CA   dedicated 1883




My ORIGINAL...

My younger son, Mark.

Today is his birthday....


If you have to go to the ER...Emergency Room,

What better people to have take care of you than my son Mark and his nursing friends.




Mark is also  OFFICIALLY  ON the volunteer team for the Salem Police Department.

Happy Birthday,  Dad and I love you with OUR whole hearts.

Thanks for looking.  Don't forget to enlarge the photos to see them more clearly.



Monday, October 10, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " N "


ABC Wednesday is here again.

Today's letter is " N ".





NIGHT

The Platter's hit from 1958.

Heavenly shades of NIGHT are falling - It's Twilight time

Out of the mist your voice is calling, tis twilight time.






When purple- colored curtains mark the end of day

I'll hear you, my dear, at twilight time.

For some reason I can NOT upload the rest of my photos to this post,

So this is where I will end my Letter "N".

Enlarging the photos will show the detail.








Thursday, October 06, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " M "


I am late for ABC Wednesday but I wanted to post MY  letter  " M " choices anyway.




This is one of MY MUSICALLY gifted Granddaughters.

She plays MELLOPHONE in her high school  MARCHING Band.

The band spends MANY hours preparing for competition.




Doesn't she have a gorgeous MANE of red hair?

Thanks for looking.


Monday, September 26, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " L "


Since we have my good friend Beverly visiting from Virginia , I haven't been LOOKING for the L theme  photos.

Of course where do I go?

Back to the archives for the LETTER  " L ".





LIGHTHOUSE





LOVE





LEGENDS





LAUGHS


Thanks for LOOKING.