Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Throw Back Thursday.
My Mom, Dad and myself at the San Francisco Zoo.
February 1946. I am 2 1/2 years old.
I love this picture because it shows the dapper clothing from that era.
I really think my Dad is handsome in his 3 piece suit and hat.
Those leggings I'm wearing are pretty cute too.
Love the faux fur coat my Mom has too.
Doesn't everyone dress like us to go to the zoo?
Friday, December 05, 2014
I guess you will see that this post is really random.
This was my view while eating a wonderful BBQ dinner at Thunder Ranch.
Can you say Ewwww ?
While in California Adventure I was struck by the title of this sign.
Our Church's name is Bayside.
Quite a selection of brews.
Enlarging this shot will give more detail.
I wonder what you would say as a caption for this picture?
It really poured while we were in Disneyland.
I loved the patterns on the water and the droplets on the roses.
Here's a nice close-up of the rose that the cashier gave us for being married for 50 years.
Have a terrific weekend .
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Dave and I visited Disney's California Adventure between the steady raindrops.
I love the huge Mickey ornaments.
I managed to get us in the reflection.
We look like we are scared to death!
Not at all...candid shots just aren't very flattering.
We got one of the first cars when the ride opened...the rain stopped for a while.
This is such an awesome ride.
It's called the Radiator Springs Racers.
Amazing speed and the track is really steeply banked.
We ate dinner at the Plaza Inn.
Yummy chicken dinner for me and pot roast for Dave.
The cashier saw our anniversary pins and wished us a Happy 50th Anniversary.
We went to our table and began to eat.
She came to our table and gave me this beautiful real rose
This "Death by Chocolate"
gooey, so delicious piece of cake to share.
Being married for so many years does have it's perks.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Dave and I continue to celebrate our 50th anniversary.
What better way than to go back to the magical place where we spent our honeymoon?
Fortunately the rain held off yesterday and we enjoyed the Christmas lights
and fireworks show.
I know we should be glad for the rain....
I wish it came a few days from now.
Tomorrow another gully washer is forecast,
I guess we will have to get our water wings out and swim....
The castle isn't quite as pretty in the rain.
The roses were so beautiful, especially when kissed by the rain drops.
Don't forget to enlarge the photos.
We went into The Mad Hatter store and tried on the "Mickey and Minnie"
bride and groom hats.
The supervisor was nice enough to take our picture.
We were soggy from the rain but it was a fun day with little crowds.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
I have to say that this plant is really ugly.
The beautiful thing about it is the buds appearing all over my Christmas Cactus.
This is the first time in 2 years that I have had buds and hopefully
Of course, as always, enlarging the picture will show more detail.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Today is a Misty,
Attempting to be a pretty Fall day.
Don't forget to enlarge the photos to see the detail.
Here is my tree in the front yard.
It's trying so hard to show its colors.
I wonder if it is ever going to happen.
Have a great Thursday, everyone.
Saturday, November 08, 2014
I am posting a few more photos of Life at Lake Tahoe.
We love this place so much...
Even when the Lake is low and the Granite boulders are really exposed,
Here is a shot of my sweet Hubby by the huge hunk of Granite.
You can see the water marks from previous years.
That's a lot of water completely gone.
Pretty rocky terrain but my gimpy knee did really well.
I was so happy to be able to hike around and see the beautiful scenery.
Isn't that an amazing jumble of rocks?
Most of these boulders are suppose to be covered by the Lake water.
Of course, as always, please enlarge the photos to see them at their best.
Thursday, November 06, 2014
My Hubby and I spent the last few days at one of my favorite places,
The following photos will actually be a series of " NO " entries.
California is in its 3rd year of drought.
That's not good news for the lakes, rivers and fish.
This area is usually teaming with spawning Salmon and a virtual buffet for the bear.
These were the only living fish we saw along Taylor Creek.
I'm afraid there is no place for them to migrate to.
The water is too low, stagnant and you can see all the dead fish on the lower right of the photo.
NO color either.
The Aspen didn't put on a show this year.
They went from green to brown and falling to the ground.
Zephyr Cove is full of huge Granite boulders.
NO boats can come to shore.
Lots of muck instead of crystal clear Lake Tahoe.
Here's the South Shore of Lake Tahoe.
I have never seen it this low.
You can see where the dock would usually be way out in the water
I love the Lake and the view of the mountains.
It makes me so sad to see it this way.
Be sure to enlarge these photos to see the detail.
Praying for snow and rain to fill up this Lake again.
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Color has dressed the trees and some rain has finally fallen.
This shot was taken through one of the cut glass pieces in our front door.
It made the trees multi - faceted.
I rather like the effect of the rain dampened street and the trees reflection.
To see the Before post please go back several entries.
Happy weekend everyone.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Here we are again at THROWBACK THURSDAY.
Talk about the typical 70's family.....
I found this photo in my Mother in Laws things.
It had been packed away for quite a while.
It is faded and not quite in focus but it shows my giggly younger son and the older one laughing at his brother's antics.
Mustaches and longer hair were all the rage.
I do love that shirt Hubby is wearing.
Friday, October 24, 2014
This weekend marks a very special day.
Twenty years ago this precious bundle of joy was born to my son and daughter in law.
How can it be 20 years already?
She is the first of our 4 Grandkids, which makes us about the luckiest Grandparents around.
Love you sweet Girl...to the moon and back.
Now ... don't you just love those glasses I'm wearing?
I was so right in style back in the 90's.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I'm still looking for some Fall color.
There are a few hints of red and gold here and there.
Usually the view from our front door captures the tree across the street in all of it's red splendor.
I guess I will have to wait patiently for God to get out His paint brush.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Since this is Throwback Thursday I thought I would wish our son a early Happy Birthday.
I like this photo because it shows our younger son's character.
He is a Loving Father, Caring Husband and a Terrific Son.
The picture was taken almost 12 years ago, when our youngest grandchild was just born.
Happy Birthday this weekend, Mark.
We love you bunches.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Fall skies are the best.
We just wish it would rain and end the drought and terrible fires all over our state.
Our poor pomogranates are unhappy with the lack of rain too.
They are so small this year, still juicy but oh so small.
The leaves are trying their hardest to turn.
Most are just going from green to brown and dropping.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Ever hear of Bobbing For Pumpkins ??
That's what this vat of pumpkins made me think about.
No bobbing....just cleaning them before they were set out for sale.
Don't forget to enlarge the photos to really see the detail.
They had their bath and now are all nice and shiny.
I love the various types of squash thrown into the mix.
Some clever Jack-O- Lanterns could be made from them.
I really like the assortment of colors and designs on each squash.
The stems of these squash were black and so different from the pumpkins.
I could see them in a beautiful Fall display.
They were a bit pricey but I may go back and pick up a few...just because.....
Have a great rest of the week everyone.