Monday, August 22, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " G "


It seems the weeks roll around so quickly.

Here it is again...ABC Wednesday!

Today's letter is  " G ".

Our  GET-AWAY  last week was so worthwhile.

Rest after a very busy week and the weather was perfect.





GOING  to Lake Tahoe always  GIVES  us pleasure.

The Lake wasn't as blue as it usually is.

California wildfires had caused a smokey haze to blanket the Tahoe Basin.





Maybe someday we will GET how to take Selfies.

At least I didn't cut my Hubby's head off completely....




We love going to The Pope Estate and enjoying the lovely GROUNDS.

Thanks for coming by.

Now GO to the ABC link on my sidebar to see other posts.


Monday, August 15, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " F "


Wow, how time FLIES!

I can't believe it's time FOR ABC Wednesday again.

This week's letter is  " F ".

Hubby and I will FINALLY be FLEEING the hot Central Valley

of California and spend a FEW days up in the mountains

at our FAVORITE place....Lake Tahoe.




I can smell the FIRS and pine trees already.




I need to gaze at that deep blue water and maybe even talk to a FEW 

FRIENDLY  FOLKS along the way too.




We might even take a side trip to see how FANNY Bridge is doing this year.

It is called FANNY Bridge ,FOR obvious reasons, by the locals.

Thanks FOR looking and leaving a comment and a thank you also to the ABC Team

who FAITHFULLY comment each and every week.



Friday, August 12, 2016

THINKING BACK TO MEXICALI, MEXICO


After having a wonderful conversation with Miguel on FaceBook this morning,

I began to think of this young man I met in Mexicali.

I wonder what has happened to Antonio.





He greeted me like I was his long lost Grandma.

Antonio's face will forever haunt me.

He did not want me to leave.

I think I'm going to cry.



Monday, August 08, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " E "


It's always interesting to see what people post for the Letter  " E ".

Many times it is an ELUSIVE letter to describe.





I think these crystals are quite ELEGANT.





In this shot I put the EMPHASIS  on the crystals and ERASED most of the background.





This ENTRY  is just the beginning

Or perhaps it's the END.

Don't forget to ENLARGE the photos.


Thursday, August 04, 2016

THROWBACK THURSDAY

THROWBACK THURSDAY

I was wandering around my archives

and found this photo of my husband and I.

It was taken in 2002 at Disney World.

We had extended our time after working a trade show

At the DisneyWorld resorts.




Lots of fun to remember good times.




Monday, August 01, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " D "


It has been just too DARN hot to go out on a photo shoot.

We have had a full week of temperatures of 105 F to 112 F at our house.

So

As I have said many times before.....

It's back to the archives for me.




Isn't our Grand DOGGER sweet?

She is so much bigger now.

Puppies grow into DOGS

but she is still a lovable part of our Grand DAUGHTERS family.




DEFINITELY true.



Just another  " D " word.

John DEERE tractors are a mainstay of rural America.

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out all the posts at the ABC link on my sidebar.


Saturday, July 30, 2016

LAKE TAHOE BEAUTIES FROM 2013


So much political ugliness floating around.

I decided some beauties needed to fill my brain and eyes.

Back into the archives from 2013.

Lake Tahoe

Pope Estate




It almost looks like Christmas in the middle of August.




These flowers make me happy.

Be sure to enlarge the photos to see the detail.




Even weeds can be beautiful.




Enjoy your summer.



Thursday, July 28, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY FIRST BORN


48 years ago today we welcomed a wonderful baby boy into our lives.

Steve is a man full of integrity, drive, compassion and a tender love for his family.

I'm so proud to call him Son.





Love you bunches.



Monday, July 25, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " C "


Time marches on and it is again time to post for ABC Wednesday.

Today's letter is  " C ".

A few weeks ago my Hubby and I attended an event.

The event was by our local restaurant, CHICK fil A.

It was CALLED ..

COW Appreciation Day.

The bovine herd is very CONTENT because

ONLY

CHICKEN is served at the restaurant.

Free entrees were given if  CUSTOMERS dressed up as COWS.




Some CRAZY people will do just about anything to get a free meal !

It was lots of fun and we sure enjoyed our CHICKEN.


Saturday, July 23, 2016

GETTING ANTSY



I'm sure getting antsy for some get away time.

I feel a trip to Lake Tahoe coming soon.




Tahoe....

Take me away !

Don't forget to enlarge the photo.

The Lake is too pretty to miss the details.




Thursday, July 21, 2016

ANOTHER THROWBACK THURSDAY


I was just reading on my friend Linda's blog

about her Granddaughter trying on her wedding dress.

That made me think about our Granddaughter wearing my wedding dress.

We had used it as decor for our vow renewal party back in 2011.





I really think she looks like a princess.




Be sure to enlarge the photos to get the full effect.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, July 18, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " B "


Here we are at the start of the 19th ABC Wednesday.

Today's letter is  " B ".

I again went way BACK into my archives.

The year is 1951 and I'm 8 years old.

I guess you now know my age......


A very good family friend asked me to BE her Junior BRIDESMAID.




Sorry for the poor quality of the photos.

Unfortunately they had yellowed terribly.

My dress was a soft creamy yellow.





My Mom did a fantastic sewing job on my outfit.

I'm especially proud of the workmanship BECAUSE she disliked sewing.

Do you see the scowl on my face?

I  absolutely hated that BONNET !

I felt like a BABY.




Other than the headgear which I had to wear at the BRIDE'S request,

I felt like a princess.

Thanks for looking.

I wish the photos were BETTER,  BUT you can enjoy them anyway.


Saturday, July 16, 2016

SUMMER FRUIT



My sweet Hubby picking our "Papples" today.

They are a cross between a pear and an apple.....

I think they are close to the Asian Pear family.




They looked so good that I had to make a Papple Cobbler.

Since it isn't on my diet restrictions,

Dave will get most of the yumminess.

I have to admit I cheated just a skoosh,

One teeny, tiny teaspoonful

For "TESTING" purposes

Won't hurt me too much.

Now don't go tattling to the Doctor

Please!!


Monday, July 11, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " A "


Welcome to ABC Wednesday.

I just can't seem to decide whether to start this time AROUND or not.

I guess I will give it a whirl.....

The theme word for my letter " A " is

ARCHIVES





The next few photos ARE from 2005 through 2007.





My Granddaughter and I way back in 2005.




This is what I call AN  ARTSY Fartsy choice.

Sorry if I offend ANYONE.




Thanks for looking.


Thursday, July 07, 2016

FRIENDS WITH A SERVANTS HEART


We have just had two very special friends staying with us for a few days.

They have such servants hearts.

Don and Wanda helped Hubby and I prepare and serve dinner

For the American Motorcycle Challenge...50 states....15,000 miles.....30 days!

That's a lot of miles on the back of a motorcycle!

One man...one cycle.

It was a honor to be a part of the event.




My Hubby and Don slaving over a hot grill.




Dear Wanda serves up a mean bag of chips...


I sure miss them.

Thank goodness October isn't far away!


Tuesday, July 05, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " Z "


All good things must come to an end.

This is the end of the alphabet

The letter " Z "

And possibly my ZED or end of ABC Wednesday for a while.

I have been at it from the start and have finally run out of fresh ideas.




I have to ZERO in on my old standbys.

ZEBRAS from our safari back in 2009.





Here's looking at you....





How about a broken ZIPPER for some randomness?





Or

How about this shot which has ZERO ....nothing .....

to do with the letter Z??

Here's looking at you through the barrel of a vintage cannon.

Happy viewing everyone.


Friday, July 01, 2016

INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND


Happy 4th of July weekend.





Long may she wave.....





With Liberty and Freedom for All....





For all who gave their all.....





THANK YOU...


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!