Saturday, September 24, 2016

FALL MEANS PUMPKINS



Apple Hill Orchards

So glad my friend Beverly is here.

We got a chance to visit Apple Hill and eat some yummy donuts.








Hot Apple Cider donuts,,,, nothing better!





Enjoying Fall.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

APPLE HILL HERE WE COME


Apple Hill here we come.

Our friend Beverly is finally here visiting from Virginia.

Number one one the list is Apple Cider donuts....yum!




I hope we can see a few sunflowers like we did a few years ago.

Don't forget to enlarge the photo.


Monday, September 19, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " K "


Some letters are a struggle for me.

The letter  " K " is one of those.





" K " stands for KIDS.





" K " stands for KIDS playing KIDS hand games.





" K " stands for one of my KIDS playing with his KID.


Thanks for looking and KINDLY remember to go to the link on my sidebar to see what others have  posted on the ABC sidebar.



Monday, September 12, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " J "


ABC Wednesday seems to roll around so quickly.

Today's letter is  " J ".

Our friend Beverly is coming to visit next week.

One of the things we will probably do is take a JAUNT up to Apple Hill.

Perhaps we'll have some JAVA and apple cider donuts....





Hopefully we will see a lot of JACK O LANTERNS in the fields.

Actually I don't call them JACK O LANTERNS until they look like this.








The more JOCULAR the better.


If Beverly doesn't have JET LAG we might go to the High Hand Nursery

and see if we can find some pretty  JARDINIERES'.





After all of our JAUNTS we may JUST sit and JABBER about Life.

Enjoy and don't forget to go to the link on my sidebar to see what others have posted for " J ".



Friday, September 09, 2016

WEEKEND AMARYLIS



Here's a stunning Amarylis for your weekend pleasure.




Make sure you enlarge this to get the best effect.



Monday, September 05, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " I "


Do you ever have a hard time finding the exact picture you want to post?

I sure have.

I am trying to find a particular photo IN my archives.

IT'S a great picture of an INDIAN family....

Think I can find IT?

Nope !!!

So on to my second choice...

IMAGES




An IMAGE  of Fall to come.





I'M trying to IMAGINE how beautiful the mountains will be this Fall.




The Birches and Aspens will be decked out IN their Fall finery.

Can you IMAGINE how lovely IT will be?

Thanks for looking and thank you to the wonderful helpers at ABC Wednesday.


Saturday, September 03, 2016

THE OAKRIDGE BOYS


Tonight we had a genuine date.

Hubby and I got a bite to eat and then went to a concert.

We saw the Oakridge Boys and Wynonna and The Big Noise.




We have been fans of The Boys for 40 years.

Their voices are beginning to be a bit rusty but what fantastic entertainers.

They are very gracious and I think genuine.

Hubby and I were disappointed with Wynonna.

She really seems so full of herself.

I have to say though,

She does have a great set of pipes.

All in all it really was a fun night.



Friday, September 02, 2016

PROBABLY BORING YOU


I am thinking about Lake Tahoe today.

It won't be long until we are up there again.





Have a terrific weekend.



Monday, August 29, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " H "




Well I am really HAVING  a difficult time posting my photos the way I want to show them.

When I saw this sign I knew I had my post for the Letter  " H ".

HUMOROUS

Oh to be so Politically Correct for a speed bump!





Why not just say

Caution

Slow Down

Speed Bumps ahead?

HAPPY ABC Wednesday

Celebrating the Letter  " H "


Saturday, August 27, 2016

SATURDAY FLOWERS


For your viewing pleasure.....

Flowers captured last week at Lake Tahoe.








Have a wonderful weekend.


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!!