Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MY THREE GUYS...July 2015



My three guys went out together for the First Born's birthday.

The restaurant took their photo as a gift.




This was right before the steak coma set in.

What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

FIRST BORN'S BIRTHDAY


Today is my First Born's birthday.

He's a gentle giant , to my way of thinking.






I decided to show both of my sons photos when they were just hours old.

Both brothers are getting a chance to visit this week and celebrate

the First Born's birthday.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

THROWBACK THURSDAY


The year is 2008.

It was a great time for our two sons to be together with their Dad.





I'm posting this photo again

Because our younger son is coming to visit us again in a few days.

We need another picture of the three of them

from the year 2015.


Saturday, July 18, 2015

GEESE AND MOTION


I was just going back to a few of my archived photos.

I do like playing with them sometimes.

The first ones I call Motion.






Geese at the beach









Goosey Goosey Gander

Where do you wander?

I can't for the life of me remember what the rest of the rhyme is.

Can someone help me?


Thursday, July 16, 2015

THROWBACK THURSDAY


Somehow life keeps sending curveballs
And I don't get my Throwback Thursday done on the right day.




These are my Paternal Grandparents on their wedding day.

As close as I can figure the timing

I believe this was between 1900 - 1902.

My Grandma passed away at a very young age.

I think my Dad was a teenager at the time.

I wish I had known her.

My Dad said she had a great sense of humor

And truly loved life.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

LAKE TAHOE ADVENTURE


My Hubby and I have been gone for a couple of days.

We needed to escape our house which had just had the carpets cleaned.

Because we had a coupon for 2 nights stay free at a hotel we thought this would be the perfect time to use it.

We had a wonderful time even if it rained and there were thunderstorm and flash flood warnings.




This is the view from our dinner table one evening.

Make sure you enlarge the photos to get the details.




The view of the Lake as the storm moved in.




The next day we stopped at Regan Beach along the South Shore of Lake Tahoe.

Usually the foreground is water.

Can you see the woman playing catch with her dog?

The drought is certainly changing the landscape of the Lake.




The view more towards the North Shore.




I just can't seem to get enough of the beautiful Lake and clouds.

It's pure therapy for me.


Monday, July 06, 2015

IT'S BACK TO THE ARCHIVES AGAIN


We had a wonderful but quiet holiday weekend.

I can't believe that my camera didn't see the light of day.

So.....

It's back to the archives I go!





This little guy said that he needed to be seen again.

Happy to oblige.





Not to be outdone

Mr. Squirrel had to get into the act too.

Don't forget to enlarge these.

Have a wonderful week.


Friday, July 03, 2015

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND


INDEPENDENCE  DAY





FREEDOM !



Monday, June 29, 2015

AGED


Carmi Levi of writteninc.blogspot.ca has a new thematic prompt for us today.

The theme is AGED.

Here are three photos that I think are "AGED".




The very old wall dappled by sunlight shows its AGE.




The top of this bridge shows the AGE it was built...1912.

You may have to enlarge the photos to see the placard.




Arches really show the art of architecture from a different AGE.


Friday, June 26, 2015

ANGLES AND LINES


I have been so busy this week.

There hasn't been time to collect my thoughts.

So I'm posting another series of ANGLES and LINES.





Of course enlarging the photos will show more detail.

I love the late afternoon shadows across the rugged fence.





Now this is one way to grow and display your plants.




I love the sun flares on the railings and all the X's on the bridge.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

FATHER'S DAY @ LAKE TAHOE


A beautiful Sunday was spent at Lake Tahoe with my Hubby

And one of our sons and his family.

Even the geese love Lake Tahoe.





Aren't the shades of blue amazing?





We arrived at the Lake early enough to have the whole beach to ourselves

for a good long time.

That gave us plenty of time to shoot the Lake to our hearts content.

It was a wonderful Father's Day.

Enlarging the photos will show a lot more detail.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

I'm combining ThrowBack Thursday ( a little late)

And Father's Day (a bit early)




This is my Dad.

He's been gone for 29 years but I still miss him and our great talks.

The photo was done in the early 1930's.

As you can see,

The photo has been hand-colored.

His eyes were blue, but not quite that blue,

Nor his lips that red.

I love the photo anyway.

I think it shows his kind and gentle spirit.

Happy Fathers Day.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WAY COOL

This post is combining WHAT I am doing this WEEK and

ABC WEDNESDAY.

It is time for our annual Breakaway.

It's a children's program on steroids.




In the early morning before 1200 kids WANDER onto our church campus.




The theme is Mission Possible WITH all the spies and Minor and Major Mayhem, WHO 

are the key "bad guys".

All the props set the stage for a busy New York City and the "bad guys" WHO WANT

to make a mess of BREAKAWAY.



Of course there is a Biblical emphasis put on the entire week.



I love the site seeing bus at the entrance.




I'm so grateful for Security WATCHING over all of us.

It is such a secure campus.

No one gets in that doesn't belong.




All the rallies are held in Breakaway Headquarters.

I hope to get some more photos to show activities going on.

I believe this WEEK is just

WAY Cool!!


Monday, June 15, 2015

DIGITAL FOOLING AROUND




Wish I could do this for real.

The picture doesn't come out as clear on the blog as it does from the camera.

I love fiddling around with various apps. for Picasa.

Enlarging this may show the pencil sketch more clearly.

Happy Monday.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

MORE OREGON SITES


My Hubby took these shots while we were in Oregon visiting our son.

Oregon truly is a lush state.



The support columns of the bridge are so picturesque.




I love the way the arches frame the views.




The long afternoon shadows give so much character to the photo.





I think this is my favorite photo from the entire day.

My Hubby did a fantastic job on this one.

Enlarging the photos will show so much more detail.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

THROWBACK THURSDAY ALMOST GONE

Here is an unique THROWBACK THURSDAY post.

While we were visiting our son in Oregon

He showed us what he had been puttering with to pass the time.




He took an old 33 1/3 RPM record and made a clock with it.

Old shells are the wings

CD disks the eyes

and the center of the eyes are 2 halves of an old yoyo .

I think it's rather clever and it keeps good time.

It jazzes up his bare kitchen wall quite nicely.


Monday, June 08, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER V

I thought I would add my two cents worth to ABC Wednesday.

The letter is " V ".

I have been gone a long time and wanted you to see my VISITS, VIEWS and VACATION.





It was wonderful VISITING our youngest son for a few days.

He lives in Oregon, a good 9 to 10 hour drive from our home.




We spent a little bit of time VIEWING a Children's Discovery Museum.

I fell in love with this bronze statue.





Isn't she a VISION?

I do love this pose .





On the way home we passed Mt. Shasta.

Mt. Shasta is a VOLCANO in Northern California,

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

Be sure to check out all the other VERSIONS of the letter " V ".


Sunday, May 31, 2015

RANDOM-NESS FOR TODAY


A few photos for your viewing pleasure.

Totally random.



Don't forget to enlarge these.

Hubby and I took the pictures.

Right now I'm not sure who did which ones....

So just enjoy.







Thanks for looking.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

THROWBACK THURSDAY



I thought I would post a Real Throwback Thursday....

This is the Capuchino High School band in front of the Capitol in Washington D.C.

I had the honor of playing with this band

And marching down Pennsylvania Ave 

For President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Parade.

The year was 1961.



The temps were at 32F, .....freezing....

We had had to wait our turn for more than 6 hours

In uniform with only several porti potties available.

With tummies growling....

 we then had to almost run the parade route.

It's really hard to fast step, toot the instrument, breathe

and try to look perfect for the President.

I think we did a pretty good job of it though.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

BLOGGING BRINGS FRIENDS TOGETHER



My blogging friend Beverly and I are finally together again.

Of course she has become more than just a Blogging Friend.

We have so much in common.

I have enjoyed just catching up on life.

She will be missed when she returns to her home.

I think it's my turn to visit her next.

I really hope it can be soon.

Don't you think we look like sisters?