Monday, January 16, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " B "


ABC Wednesday and the letter is  " B ".

I decided to call this post,

BEAUTY is in the eye of the BEHOLDER.

BEAUTY is all about your point of view.





BEAUTY can BE landscapes.




BEAUTY can BE  BOUNTIFUL veggies from BOA Vista Orchards.




BEAUTY can BE  BIZARRE.





I BELIEVE  BEAUTY can also show emotion.

This unkempt home makes me sad, BUT it BEGGED to BE photographed.




Woodland Serenity

That's BEAUTY to me.

To me, photography is an art of observation.

It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place...

I've found it has little to do with the things you see

and everything to do with the way you see them.

Elliot Erwitt

BE sure to enlarge these photos.

There is BEAUTY when you can see the detail.



Friday, January 13, 2017

THE STORM HAS PASSED FOR NOW


The full moon was finally seen after our rain storm left..




Happy weekend.


Monday, January 09, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " A "


Here we ARE  AT  the 20th round of ABC Wednesday.

That's 10 years People!!!

It's been quite A ride.

A is for APPLE

AND  ALSO  AN

ATMOSPHERIC River.

This is what the Weather Guys ARE calling our storm here in Northern California.

Rapid and heavy downpours...snow turning to rain in the mountains.

That in turn increases the flooding dangers where we live.




These photos of our yard were taken while it was still light.

AS evening came the waters rose and flooded our yard ALL the way to the house foundation.



Hubby and I spent 2 hours , in the dark , sweeping out the water into the street

AND hoping the little pump we have would do the trick.

The pump had A very hard time keeping up with the AMOUNT of rain coming down.


Thankfully we got A respite and the water went down.




Tuesday the next ATMOSPHERIC River is suppose to flow into our AREA.


So

It's batten down the hatches and maybe I should just have AN  APPLE, 

or A pear.


Thanks for checking my blog out.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

RAINY DAYS ARE HERE



Reflection my Hubby took of the rain storm after effects.

There isn't suppose to be water there.

Maybe it's time to build an Ark!!




Monday, January 02, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " Z "


A new year and the last letter of the alphabet.

ZERO letters left in our nineteenth time around the alphabet.

Here we go with the letter  " Z ".




Wishing I was riding on the ZEPHYR winds to go to my magical place.




There I would have a ZIPPITY Do Da Day.





Of course I could always go to the San Francisco ZOO.

It's a lot closer and certainly has that ZEN mood to it.





There is always a trip back in time.... to 2006.

A day at the ZOO was always fun with two of our Granddaughters.




ZIPPING back in my memory bank for these shots.

Here's to a great 2017 and ABC Wednesday  # 20.


Sunday, January 01, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEW YEARS BABY


Today, January 1st, 2017

is my Hubby's birthday.

Happy  Three  Quarters  of a  Century!

I love him bunches.

I think he has aged to perfection.





XOXOXOX


Monday, December 26, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " Y "


YOU would think after 19 times of creating a post for the letter " Y ",

it would be easier....

Nope!  It's just as difficult as the very first time.




I want to begin by wishing YOU

A very Happy New YEAR!

May it be the best  YEAR  YET.




May YOUR blue skies

Overshadow the gray clouds.

May YOU have the wings to fly above the difficulties of the days.




May YOUR clouds have a silver lining.




And before I get too serious,

Enjoy eggs.

Do you like YOUR eggs sunny side up,

Or do YOU want  YOUR  YOLKS broken?

See YOU for our final series.

# 20 is waiting in the wings.

Enlarging each photo will show more detail.




Monday, December 19, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " X "


Here comes that crazy letter again...

" X " is such a difficult letter for our ABC Wednesday series.





I guess the most obvious one is that

I would rather say Merry Christmas

than

Merry XMAS.





I seem to see "X's" everywhere.








In about 2 weeks the old year will eXpire.




2016 will eXit the calendar forever.

I wish all of you the happiest holiday season

and a wonderful New Year.


Monday, December 12, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " W "


WOW,  WE are almost at the end of ABC WEDNESDAY.

Today's letter is " W ".

I have entitled this post

WEIGHTY...WARNINGS...and WHIMSY




Due to some WEIGHTY  WARNINGS from my Doctor

I have been able to loose 40 pounds in my quest for better health.

I still have a long WAY to go but I know it WILL be WORTH the effort.




Here's another kind of WARNING.

WILDLIFE can be dangerous.





Keep Out , if  the WARNING isn't heeded,

it could be deadly.




I thought I WOULD end on a brighter note.

The figurine says WHIMSY to me.

Thanks for looking and leaving a comment.


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...