Monday, October 05, 2015


I can't get over how fast the ABC Wednesday comes around.

The letter this week is   "  M  ".

I decided to post a MIXED bag of photos.

I think I will call these... MARBLE-IZED MUSHROOMS.

Enlarge this photo to read all the label uses.

MEDICINE for bovines.

I thought I needed to throw a little MICKEY MOUSE into the MIX.

MANY choices to be bought at this vintage store.

I'll bet there are some books in that stack about MINERS and perhaps MINORS


Don't forget to check out what others have posted for the letter M.

Saturday, October 03, 2015


I guess I am feeling really silly today.

I was playing around with the Photo Booth App on my computer.

So here you have it!

One crazy picture of me.

Hope this doesn't give you nightmares....


Wednesday, September 30, 2015



I'm posting this photo of myself ... mostly

To have a record of this for my end of the year photobook.

This is me at around age 10.

Approximately 1950.

I think my cousin Bill took this picture when he came to visit with our family.

It is fun to look back on memories from long ago.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Sept. 27, 2015

Blood Moon and Total  LUNAR  Eclipse.

We started out the evening with a spectacular sunset.

Those clouds made a gorgeous setting


They were very uncooperative and blocked the eclipse

For many.

I couldn't get the total LUNAR eclipse due to the clouds.

Wish I had a better picture but this will have to do.

There won't be another eclipse like this one for many, many years.

It's coming in  2033, to be exact.

Friday, September 25, 2015


Fall is officially here but we are still having temperatures in the 90's F.

I can't wait to get up into our local apple and pumpkin country.

Soon Apple Hill...Soon !!

The colors and variety of the gourds and pumpkins are just calling out to my camera.


What is the best thing that I just can't wait for ?????


Piping hot

Apple Cider Doughnuts......

Yummm !!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


We are wending our way through the alphabet.

The latest letter for ABC Wednesday is  " K ".

I decided to continue my previous post and show how dogs

are used in Law Enforcement as the K-9 Core.

These specially trained dogs are used in Search and Rescue,

And also in capturing the criminal.

The dog and his Police Officer trainer are waiting for the helicopter to take them

to where the criminal is hiding.

The dog looks "other worldly" with all his protective gear.

The K-9 dogs have a protective muzzle, sun glasses that fit closely to his head and ear phones.

His harness is like a flack jacket with hooks and extra equipment for the Sheriff and police officer.

All of this gear is for everyone's protection as the team is lifted 100 feet into the air.

The wake of the helicopter is extremely strong and the noise can be distracting

and defening.

The ear covers have a small microphone so the officer can talk to the K-9,

calm him and give orders.

K-9 being hooked with his officer to the cable to be brought up into the helicopter.

K-9 back on the ground and apprehending the suspect.


Even though this is a demonstration it was very realistic.

I would never want to be on the receiving end of the K-9's teeth.

I do feel safer knowing these wonderful men and women of law enforcement are doing their job in my community.

Many thanks to the South Placer County Sheriff Department and to South Placer County Fire.

As always enlarging the photos will show more detail.

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Today was a Day With the Deputy in our community.

It was hosted by our Church and had plenty of great activities.

South Placer Sheriff Department and Fire Department plus

California Highway Patrol brought all kinds of equipment.

The kids loved being able to get on rigs and talking to many men and women of Law Enforcement.

I especially liked this old time firetruck.

They really had this rig all shined up and ready to go.

The Sheriff's helicopter is ready for so many things,

From search and rescue to capturing the "Bad Guy".

One of the fearless Deputies showing how it's all done.

We ended our day with a yummy lunch from Chick-fil-A.

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

More photos to come for ABC Wednesday.

Thursday, September 17, 2015



I was digging through some old photos the other day.

I came across this very tattered photo of my Hubby's Dad.

As near as I can figure , I believe the date is 1922 or 1923.

That's 93 years ago !

This would make Him a very young man in the Army.

He is pictured on the far left of the photo.

The photo was originally in Sepia but I thought more detail could be seen in black and white.

Be sure to enlarge the photos to see the detail.

Monday, September 14, 2015


Here we are at the Letter " J " for ABC Wednesday.

One person's JUNK is another person's Treasure.

Garage Sales, Tag Sales, Yard Sales....they are all about the same thing.

Selling things one doesn't want any more to people that want them.

Some people say they are going JUNKING.

In JUST a few weeks our Church will be holding

"The World's Largest Garage Sale".

Hubby and I will be in charge of the antiques and collectibles.

We'll be selling everything from JEWELRY to furniture.

I wish you could all come and part with a bit of your money.

I know you would definitely enjoy JUNKING at our sale.

Saturday, September 12, 2015


California continues to have one raging wildfire after another.

Containment isn't in sight for many of them.

Though the fires aren't that close to us,

You can see how dark and yucky the air has turned.

I took this and the next photo yesterday from the top of a hill near our home.

Everything has a strange yellow pallor to it.

Praying for so many that have had to evacuate their homes and for the losses

a lot of them have incurred.

We need rain !!!

Enlarging the photos will show more detail.

Friday, September 11, 2015


This is a portrait of one of the many heroes of that fateful day.

Louie Cacchioli, Firefighter, Engine 47, FDNY

Louis Cacchioli is a friend of ours.  We worked with him in NYC during Trade Shows.

Louis rescued many from Tower No. 1.

We didn't know if he was alive or dead until I read a blurb in a tribute

about 9/11 in People Magazine.

Thankfully he made it.

Here are his words about that horrible day.

" I stepped outside after bringing about 40 to 50 people down a stairway.

I looked around.  It was crazy.

Someone yelled, ' Look out!  The tower's coming down!'

I started running.

I tossed my air mask away to make myself lighter.

Next thing I know, there's a big black ball of smoke.

I threw myself on my knees, and I'm crying.

I said to myself, 'Oh, my God, I'm going to die.'

I was crawling.


the biggest miracle thing in the world.

My hands came unto an air mask.

It still had air.

Another 15 seconds,

I wouldn't have made it."

Louie retired soon afterwards.

His lungs and eyesight were so compromised

from all of the awful stuff in the air.

This still gets to me even after 14 years.

We will Never Forget!!

Tuesday, September 08, 2015


Here we are in our ABC tour around the alphabet at the letter " I ".

I really need some INSPIRATION  and some IMAGINATION 

for this one.

Here is a picture of my sunflower IMPOSED on a link called Three on a Bench.

Many IMAGES were used to make the large IMAGE of Pocahontas.

Be sure to enlarge this to see what I am talking about.

Do you know who this ICON   IS?

I do like the watery IMAGERY and reflection of this photo.

Be sure to go to the ABC link on my sidebar to see what others have posted

for the Letter " I ". 

Saturday, September 05, 2015


I'm so looking forward to some leaf changes and the crisp fall air

of Lake Tahoe.

I took the photos several years ago.

I'm wishing for some scenes just like these:

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.

Monday, August 31, 2015


Wednesday will bring us to the next letter in our ABC Wednesday meme.

The letter is " H ".

The stained glass windows at Old St. Mary's in San Francisco, CA depict

HOLY scenes.

I like the old and the new in this shot.

The HIGH RISE  with the 1900 Old St. Mary's Church in front shows HOW

the vintage and new can exist together.

I am very fortunate to HAVE this wonderful HEIRLOOM from my Mother.

Once upon a time it HAD a picture of both parents.

Now all that is left are her initials on the front.

I'm glad I finally found it.

Another treasured HEIRLOOM is this pocket watch.

It was my paternal Grandpa's and my Dad made the little display stand for it.

HOPE everyone enjoys the letter " H " and will HURRY over to the link on my sidebar to see what others have posted.

Friday, August 28, 2015


Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


     I was going through some old photos and found a perfect picture for Throwback Thursday.

This is an early photo of my Father in Law, Dave's Dad.

There is no date on the photo but I think it's around 1924 or 1925.

His life was the Army and I know he enlisted at a very young age.

I can see my Hubby and my younger son in this picture.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


     Here we are again posting for ABC Wednesday.

     Todays letter is " G ".

     Considering my history with the  GOLDEN GATE Bridge,

     Posting something about it was a " GIVEN ".

    This is an early photo of where the GOLDEN GATE Bridge was GOING to span
    the San Francisco Bay.

     Here is the successful completion of that important project.

       Set on the hillside above the Bay are many GRAVES.

       After many years the GRASS around the military stones was worn out.

      The workers were replacing the GRASS and cleaning each individual

       GRAVE marker, GIVING the cemetery its proper respect again.

       This photo is a throwback to 2010.

        Three of our GRANDKIDS came to visit their GREAT GRANDPARENTS 


       They GENTLY each placed a flower on the marker.

       Tender memories of a time GONE by.

      Be sure to visit the other posts for ABC Wednesday.

      Just click on the ABC link on my sidebar.


Monday, August 24, 2015


My friend was posting a video about Lake Tahoe.

It made me want to just be there again.

The next best thing

Share some more photos....

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Have a wonderful week.