Monday, June 27, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " Y "


Here we are almost at the end of this YEAR'S  ABC Wednesday.

Today's letter is " Y ".

Hence the theme  " YELLOW ".





A few YEARS ago I went to a Classic Cars Show.

This car was called  Mellow  YELLOW.







Isn't this a great YELLOW roadster?




Talk about Classic...

It doesn't get any better than this.....





Beautiful

YELLOW 

Mustang.....


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " X "



Here is my  e X cuse for being late for ABC Wednesday.



Our son Mark is here visiting .

We are so e X cited to have him here.

Father's Day was e X tra special.

It was so nice to have the family together.





Saturday, June 18, 2016

FUN TIMES WITH THE FAMILY


Our younger son is visiting for a short time.

We're having a great time doing things together.

Last night we just happen to see Chubby Checker

and were able to get our pictures taken with him.





Our two sons and my daughter in law, with Chubby Checker.




First we stuffed ourselves on all you can eat crab and shrimp...

Followed by meeting this nice gentleman.

It doesn't get any better than that!


Monday, June 13, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " W "


It's time again for ABC Wednesday.

Today's letter is " W ".

I've decided to post some unrelated and WACKY submissions.





Is this a WOOLY  WORM  or are WE just looking down the throat of an iris?





Perhaps WE should gaze at this WICKED character from the Haunted Mansion

at Disneyland.



I think someone needs to WASH their dirty WOODEN  WINDOW.






Do you know the WAY to West Sacramento?


Saturday, June 11, 2016

FLOWERS FOR THE WEEKEND


Wishing all of you a fabulous weekend.

Here are some blooms to brighten your day.





Tulips and Iris blossoms make me happy.




Thanks for dropping by.


Monday, June 06, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " V "


We are getting to the end of the alphabet.

Today's letter for ABC Wednesday is  " V ".

I think my choice will be the words  VARIETY  and  VARIOUS.

A friend sold us some wonderful honey from his hives.

I tasted it today for the first time.

It is so good.

It seems his bees give a VARIETY of honey colors and flavors.

What we got was from blackberry nectar.

So dark and smooth.




VERY, VERY good.





Of course there is a VAST  VARIEY  of VARIOUS kinds of honey

found at the grocery store.







I think I will choose the fresh from the hive, thank you.




Thank you to those bees too.




Thanks to our sweet ABC Team  for presenting a honey of a meme.


Thursday, June 02, 2016

THROWBACK THURSDAY


In going through some old photos in my photo album,

I came across this one of me.

I think I am just about 5 years old.



I see some of my older Granddaughter in my photo.

Have a great day, everyone.


Monday, May 30, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " U "


I can't believe we are at the letter  " U " already.

I think the letter " U " is  UNUSUALLY difficult to define.

The words I have chosen are

UP  and  UGLY.




Not so great and kind of UGLY photo of the Swifts flying by our hotel window.

We were UP on the 17th floor.




This is their destination.

These are the UGLY and messy nests in the corners of the windows.




The birds flitted by so fast that my Hubby was UNABLE to catch a really clear photo through our tinted hotel window.




Even the mighty and UPSTANDING sometimes fall.




UGLY !!!

What more can I say?

Poor pumpkin!

Enlarging the photos will give more detail.





Friday, May 27, 2016

BEAUTIFUL CRITTERS



Beautiful Critters come in all sizes.




Have a wonderful weekend.


Monday, May 23, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " T "


It's hard TO believe THAT we are already at THE letter  " T "

for ABC Wednesday.


I have entitled THE first photo

TOUGH  TIRE  No Longer.




THIS blown out TIRE happened a few weeks ago.

My Hubby and I were TRAVELING on THE freeway at about 70 mph.

All of a sudden THERE was a rumbling sound and THE car begin to shake.

I am so THANKFUL my husband was driving and we made it safely

TO THE roadside.

Cars were whizzing by us but we were okay and THE  TOWING service came and changed our TIRE.

Of course THE spare TIRE THAT looks like a donut was very low on air.

We had TO get THAT  filled so we could make it TO THE shop.

TWO new TIRES and a definite dent in our wallet later....we finally made it home.

Scary but it all ended well.

Don't forget TO enlarge THE photo TO see THE ugly detail.




On TO a much prettier picture.

THESE are beautiful TULIPS my Granddaughters gave me for Mother's Day.




Aren't THE insides of THESE  TULIPS  amazing?

I finally had TO TOSS THEM into THE garbage yesterday.

THANKS for looking at my post.


Friday, May 20, 2016

BEAUTY FOR THE WEEKEND


Wishing all of you a restful weekend.




I saw this amazing amarillis at the iris place last week.





Isn't the salmon colored frilly iris just lovely?


Happy Weekend.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

THROWBACK THURSDAY


THROWBACK  THURSDAY

While on the quest for my Disney pins and my old family photo albums,

I found this photo of me.

I think I was probably about 4 years old.




Sometimes cleaning out the closets is worth the treasures that come to the surface.

Have a great day.







Monday, May 16, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " S "


Where does the time go?

It's time to post for ABC Wednesday  Letter  " S ".





A SIMPLE  SAUCER of SHELLS





A  SLIGHTLY  SCARY  STORM  cell that moved through our area

SEVERAL weeks ago.





My two SONS  SCOOTING along the SAND dunes of Oregon

back in the 1980's.




SHADOWS


Thanks to our illustrious ABC Wednesday team and especially Roger and Denise.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

DAY TRIP TO HIGH SIERRA IRIS GARDENS


We missed the prime time for the beautiful Iris blooms by a few weeks,

But they were still so stunning.

I have never seen so many colors and varieties.

There are actually 500 different Iris varieties there on the property.



The centers of flowers fascinate me.

there is such a vast variety of styles and coloring.




I took so many photos that it was difficult to pick only a few to show today.




Isn't this one amazing?

It is all one blossom.

The white frilly top knot just sets of the purple throat.

Remember to enlarge them for the best effect.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " R "


Here we are again at ABC Wednesday.

Today's letter is " R ".

REMEMBER the old song " Home on the RANGE ?"

Oh give me a home

Where the buffalo ROAM......




This buffalo is REALLY  a bison but he lives in the Buffalo Paddock at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA.




They are RATHER big, to my way of thinking.

Be sure to enlarge these to REALLY see the detail.

And now for several RANDOM  " R " shots.




Old RAILROAD tracks and RAILROAD crossing sign at Quarry Park.




A REMARKABLEY fragrant  RED  ROSE.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.



Sunday, May 08, 2016

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY


Even though my Mom has been gone for 20 years,

I still miss her a lot.

I often think, oh Mom would love to see this or hear about that,

I should call her......

Can't do that.....




I'm so thankful for her Godly guidance

Kind and gentle spirit

and just plain fun to be around.

Precious memories.


Thursday, May 05, 2016

THERE'S A FUNGUS AMONG US


We spotted this fancy fungus enveloping a big tree root in our backyard.




It's almost the weekend.

Get out and enjoy it.


Monday, May 02, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " Q "


Well here we are again making the rounds of the alphabet.

This time I am on the QUEST for the letter  " Q  ".


I am QUITE happy to have a new park so close to our home.

QUARRY Park....




The new park is on the grounds of the old, no longer in use, QUARRY.

The QUARRY mined granite for many buildings in San Francisco.

I am so glad they have developed such a beautiful park.




This place in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco,CA is called

QUEEN Wilhelmina's Tulip Garden.

The Dutch Windmill has been cosmetically restored but is no longer working.

When we were there recently the tulips were finished for the season and the

Icelandic poppies were just about done too.

It was a beautiful day for sightseeing anyway.

Thanks for looking and thanks to the ABC team and their QUALITY work.


Monday, April 25, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " P "


I am POSTING this a wee bit early since my schedule seems a bit on overload.

These PHOTOS are for ABC Wednesday  Letter  " P ".




When we were in San Francisco, CA last week we went looking for this house again.

Much to our relief the  PSYCHEDELIC house was still there in all its PAINTED glory.





A few weeks ago Hubby and I went to see the movie " Jungle Book."

It reminded me of our trip to Kenya and seeing the PACHYDERMS marching

like Colonial Hoth's brigade.




This is a banner year for California POPPIES.





The Icelandic POPPIES in Golden Gate Park were so PRETTY after a brief shower.





I love the PLETHORA of colors in God's creation.

PLEASE enlarge the PICTURES to see all the detail.