Friday, February 12, 2016

A LEAP TOWARDS SPRING



My Hubby and I have spent the last few days out in our backyard.

We've been pruning and getting rid of a lot of "Dead Wood".

The weather has been balmy and perfect for working.

At our age, it really is Working!

I have to say it's a satisfying ache and pain to see the results.




The plum tree is just beginning to burst forth with dainty blossoms.





New Life.

Remember to enlarge the photos for more detail.


Have a wonderful weekend.



Monday, February 08, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " E "


Here we are at the 5th letter of the Alphabet.

It's the letter E.

Trying to figure out what to post for E

Made me feel a bit like  EEYORE,

" Oh Bother"





How about a bright fake ELEPHANT for the letter E?





EITHER  EVENING  or daytime, the castle at Disneyland is ELEGANT.








This  EVENING  sky is so  EASY  on the  EYES.

Don't forget to ENLARGE the photos.


Saturday, February 06, 2016

HAPPY WEEKEND



Here's wishing you a very happy weekend.





An oldie but a goodie.....



Monday, February 01, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " D "


The letter for ABC Wednesday this week is  " D ".

The first thing I thought of was our

GRAND-DOGGER ... Snicker as in SnickerDOODLE....

Our GranDAUGHTERS are owned by their DELIGHTFUL

DOG.





Here she is at about 2 months.

A very sweet LabraDOODLE.




And about 7 months later she looked like a SheepDOG.

No tiny little girl DID she turn out to be...





Age and a good hair cut shows that sweet face.





That DARN smile will melt your heart.





Now Snicker is 8 years older than the first photo.

She again has her Winter "DOODLE" coat.

Thanks for looking.

Now go to the ABC link on the sidebar to see what others have chosen

for ABC Wednesday, Letter  " D ".


Saturday, January 30, 2016

52...52...YES, 52 YEARS !!


Today,

January 31, 1961

is Dave and my  52nd  Wedding Anniversary.

It's hard to believe that we have been married for more than

a half of a century...

Boy, that sounds old!!

I guess that's because it's a whole lot of years.

A Merry Roller Coaster.






I am glad we have this photo with both sets of parents.

They have been gone for a lot of years.




More pounds and more gray

and lots more love.

Happy Anniversary

Love you bunches.


Friday, January 29, 2016

IT'S THE WEEKEND !


This weekend calls for rain, dull and chilly.

I thought that I would post a happy little bird again,

Just to brighten your day.





Happy Weekend!



Monday, January 25, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " C "


We seem to be  CHARGING ahead with ABC Wednesday.

Today's letter is  " C ".





Here are a  COUPLE  of  CANOES  just waiting to CARRY someone down the river.





If you don't want to travel by CANOE , how about a horse?

The sign says it's man's noblest  COMPANION.





If neither of those suggestions appeal to you,

How about a  CUP of  COFFEE while you COMPOSE your thoughts?


Thanks for stopping by and leaving a  COMMENT.



Friday, January 22, 2016

RUSTIC LANDSCAPE



On this dampish winter day I have again made a trip back into my archives.

During a recent day trip

We came upon an old church and stage coach stop in the Gold Country.




I thought it made an interesting capture.

Enlarging it will show the detail.

Have a great weekend.




Monday, January 18, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " B "


Here we go again with ABC Wednesday.

Today's letter is  " B "

I think I will go with the theme

BLACK  and White




My photos are definitely going to be random pictures posted in BLACK and White.







On a gray and dreary day it wasn't hard to see the world in

BLACK and White.








A little BIT of color on the BLACK and White car

BRANDED with the letter " B ".

Thanks for looking and leaving a comment.

It's most appreciated.

Check out what others have posted for " B "

BY going to the ABC link on my side BAR.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

ON A DREARY WEEKEND





On this dampish, dreary weekend I do see a bright spot.

Our Camilia bushes are blooming their hearts out.




Wishing you all bright spots in your day.



Monday, January 11, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " A "


Can you believe this is the start of session 18?

I am going to give it a valiant try AGAIN this time.

Round 18..... the letter  " A ".




ALONE

ALONE with his thoughts.




ALONE 

Sad and ALONE in the cold and snowy cemetery.





ALONE

Buried  ALONE  and forgotten.


ALWAYS remember to go to the ABC link on my sidebar

to see what others have posted for ABC Wednesday.


Saturday, January 09, 2016

ON THE WAY TO BOOMTOWN, NV.



When our son was visiting in late November,

We took a road trip to Boomtown, Nevada.

On the way we stopped at a ranch and had a good time

Shooting some Old Timer photos.





You will definitely have to enlarge these to get the full effect.








Have a great rest of the weekend.



Thursday, January 07, 2016

RANDOM


Here's a random photo for the new year.

I think it's time for another photo shoot.

It seems my inspiration has flown

just as the pigeons seem to be escaping across the sky.




Wishing everyone a great weekend.


Monday, January 04, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " Z "


Here we are at the last letter of the alphabet.

ZED the end.

" Z "

I can't believe that I have done this ABC round 17 times!

I have to say it does get harder to find things I haven't posted before.




I did have to sneak back into my archives and post another from our trip to Kenya.

Don't you love the expression of the ZEBRA on the left?

Almost a photo bomb...

Enlarging the picture will definitely show the detail more clearly.





I do love the way the limbs of this tree  ZIG ZAG their way across the sky.




The stormy rain clouds ZIPPED across the landscape and finally have dumped some precipitation on our thirsty land.







ZERO leaves on the branch allowed the water drop to be seen in all it's glory.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, December 28, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " Y "


The YEAR 2015 is coming to an end.

2016 is just around the corner.

ABC Wednesday final letter for this YEAR  is  " Y ".

What else could I do but say" HAPPY NEW YEAR " ?

To all of YOU out in blogland,

May this next YEAR be filled with joy and laughter.



Monday, December 21, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " X "



I'm in a bind for time, so this ABC Wednesday is a bit early.

The letter this week is " X ".

The obvious choice is  XMAS.

I would rather say Merry Christmas.






Here's Santa wishing you all the wonders of the Christmas season.





I decided to add this  " X " on the dock for good measure.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

THROWBACK THURSDAY


This is Christmas Eve 2005.

A perfect set of photos for Throwback Thursday.

A long time ago, filled with many memories.




Cousins, Uncles, Grandpas and music.

There is no better combination.





Santa is knocking at the door.





Santa and his bag of gifts.


Oh those little kiddos are all grown up now.

Treasures.



Monday, December 14, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " W "


WE are WINDING our WAY to the end of the alphabet.

Today's letter is " W ".


WARNINGS





WOODEN  WATER  WHEEL





Global WONDERLAND

The next two photos are from an event in Sacramento, CA.

It was called Global WONDERLAND and was a WONDERFUL, 
colorful display of larger than life lighted sculptures.







Please enlarge the photos to see these brilliant WHALES.

Don't forget to go to my link on the sidebar to see WHAT others have posted for " W ".


Friday, December 11, 2015

WINTER AT OUR HOUSE



We finally got a little bit of rain.

It was just enough to knock off the last of the leaves.

Now we have naked trees and interesting skies.





There are a few puddles still around.





I saw some lonely leaves still trying to show off their Fall finery.





I have to say that the rain washed the sky to a brilliant blue.

It's going to be a good day.