Saturday, November 28, 2015
While our son and grandson are here visiting for the Thanksgiving holiday we take family excursions.
The terrible wild fires of this past summer have left the earth scarred and bare.
We decided to take a ride to see what some of the areas now looked like.
Of course we picked the day that had a gully-washer of a rain storm.
We desperately need rain but the bare earth of the fire scorched area has turned into potential land slides.
The area we were visiting was called the Butte Fire, Mokulomi Hill, CA.
Beautiful trees are just shadows of their former selves.
I have to say that there is a beauty in the ashes.
It's nice to know that someday this will return to trees and beauty once again.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
I'm combining my 30 Days of THANKSGIVING
and ABC Wednesday THIS TIME around.
We will be celebrating THANKSGIVING in THE U.S.A.
I am so THANKFUL for all THAT THIS holiday expresses.
Food, Family and the many blessings we have.
TURKEY with all THE TRIMMINGS.....yum !
THERE is so much beauty all around us.
The cemetery lends itself to THAT way of THINKING.
TREES in THEIR fall finery.
Be sure TO count your blessings whether you celebrate THANKSGIVING Day or not.
Monday, November 23, 2015
I am so thankful for family visiting.
Eating together and roaming places for photo opps
Is a fantastic way to spend the day.
Sacramento Tower Bridge.
Joe's Crab shack and my yummy coconut shrimp platter.
Our Grandson and his feast of Shrimp and calamari.
The Sacramento River from the Tower Bridge.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Last night we had the most spectacular sunset.
I barely got out to the middle of the street to get some photos.
In just a matter of minutes the sky changed into a multitude of colors.
The vivid yellows and burnt gold were stunning.
A splash of purple then went across the sky
And quickly it was gone.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
I know this is a bit late for Throwback Thursday....
Better late than never.
The photo was taken in February 1974.
I'm so happy that these two will be together over the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Despite of many ups and downs in our lives this last year,
We still have so much to be thankful for.
Monday, November 16, 2015
This has been a crazy week with lots of ups and downs.
Consequently, I have not been out SCOUTING photos for ABC Wednesday.
I have gone back to my archives.
There is nothing quite as SPECTACULAR as the New York SKYLINE
SKYSCRAPERS of New York City.
How about SOME SODAS for SALE in Uzbekistan?
SHADOWS SANS color
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Saturday, November 14, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
ABC Wednesday has arrived at the letter " R ".
RAIN and ROOSTER
The weather this weekend helped make my choice a little easier.
" R " is for RAIN.
We finally got some wet stuff in our RAIN starved area.
I love how the drops look like RARE diamonds on the leaves.
Praying for more puddles in the days to come.
ROOSTERS have feelings too.
Apparently this one didn't want his picture taken.
RUN ROOSTER RUN !
I know I sound like a broken RECORD,
but enlarging the photos will definitely show more detail.
Friday, November 06, 2015
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Since yesterday was my birthday
I decided to post a photo taken of my Mom and me.
The back of the picture says I was 16 days old.
Times were tough and there was very little money.
Consequently baby pictures were few and far between.
The photo was taken at our housing at Marin City, CA.
My Dad worked at the Marin City Shipyards.
He welded the big war freighters.
I think my Mom looks so lovely in this shot,
and pretty good for just having given birth,
Monday, November 02, 2015
I'm always saying ABC Wednesday comes too QUICKLY.
Many of the letters are QUITE difficult to find a good word or picture
to explain it.
I'm just going to use a single word today.
" Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog its too dark to read."
" Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun
which you could never get from reading books on astronomy.
These pure and spontaneous pleasures are
"Patches of Godlight"
in the woods of our experience."
is the Thief of Joy.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Our neighbor's rose bush is at it again.
The blooms are so beautiful.
No color boost was needed for this rose.
Gorgeous right out of the camera.
Remember to enlarge the photo.
It really shows the blossom in all of its glory.
I love the pink outline on this one.
Grateful my neighbor has such lovely roses on the border between our yards.
Monday, October 26, 2015
We have arrived at the middle of the alphabet.
Wednesday's letter is " P ".
For once I have the PERFECT PHOTOS for the letter " P ".
This is a PARTIAL PORTION of our POMEGRANATES.
The last of the PROLIFIC crop this year.
There was one more special than all the others.
This one is as big as my coffee mug.
My Hubby weighed it.
Can you believe it weighed one POUND and 12 ounces? ...
Almost 2 POUNDS !!!
Now that's what I call a big POMEGRANATE....
Our PEARS were finished quite a while ago.
We bought some at Boa Vista Orchards.
The Orchard was also selling POMEGRANATES for
$ 2.00 a PIECE.
I wonder what they would have sold our huge one for?
I call this PHOTO
Still Life For 2 " P's ".
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Friday, October 23, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Today us Throwback Thursday.
I have no information on this photo except for a few words on the back.
This is Dave's Father's Grandmother.
Unfortunately, there is no date or name.
As close as I can figure it must be the middle 1800's.
I think she is so lovely and has wonderful character lines in her face.
I'm posting this to try and add to the history of our family.
Monday, October 19, 2015
We have arrived at the letter " O " in OUR adventure OF ABC Wednesday.
The letter " O " isn't too easy to find photos depicting it.
OF course, that's just my OPINION.
Soon this wonderful place, Big Thunder Ranch, at Disneyland will be
Star Wars will be taking its place.
OPTIC OPPOSITE OBSERVATION
OLD Fashion water closet.
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Saturday, October 17, 2015
Today, October 18, 2015 is my "baby's" birthday.
Just before noon, this precious bundle of joy came into the world.
The hospital took this photo when Mark was just hours old.
I love that sweet mouth puckered to give me a kiss.
Here's Mark with his daughter about 10 years ago.
Happy Birthday Mark.
Love you to the moon and back.