Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " F "


Well today I'm  FEELING  FLU-ISH......

So its a perfect day for the letter F.




I had to FIND my ( F )otos in my archives.

How about some  FEATHERY  FLAMINGOS ?





FANTA and other FIZZY drinks in Uzbekistan.




It was almost 10 years ago that we were trying to pack and upgrade our home to move.

How about a FRIDGE in the living room?





And last but certainly not least,

FALL in Nevada.

Thanks for looking.


Friday, February 10, 2017

THE TREES ARE HOLDING UP THE RAIN CLOUDS



It seems that the trees are holding up the heavy rain clouds by our house.




Tomorrow "THEY" say it's going to be dry...

We'll see.

One month of heavy rain has practically washed us out to the ocean.



Monday, February 06, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " E "


The days march along and we are at the ABC Wednesday Letter  " E ".

Last week I shared EXACTLY what my Hubby looked like after his fall.

After EX-RAYS and a week later,

Here's what he looks like today.

What a lovely black and blue EYE he is EXHIBITING!




Poor guy

It will take a while to get back to normal.

On a different note,

We went to Panda EXPRESS for some supper the other night.

Gift cards and free food can make any dinner EXCITING.



Panda EXPRESS is celebrating the Chinese New Year EVENT.

You can see their logo in the hanging lantern.

Makes me hungry just thinking about it.

Thanks for taking a look and leaving a comment.

Have a great EVENING or morning whereEVER you are.




Saturday, February 04, 2017

MY NON-POLITICAL POSTS FOR TODAY



Here's my Non-Political post for the day.




Have a terrific weekend.



Monday, January 30, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " D "



Well, this has been a most interesting DAY.

Here we are at ABC Wednesday, letter  " D ".

The DATE is January 31, 2017.

The DAY  started out with my DARLING Hubby DAVE

taking a tumble while wrestling with the shovel and getting a huge knot on his head.

Plus he got very DEEPLY  bruised ribs.




All that to say....

What happened on the same DATE  53 years ago, January 31, 1964 ??

It was our wedding DAY.







Lots of years gone by and a few tumbles along the way.




I wouldn't trade those years for anything.




So....

DESPITE

Knots on the noggin and painful ribs we still say

" I love you "

Happy Anniversary and many more years to come.


Monday, January 23, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " C "


Here's a new post for ABC Wednesday.

Today's  CAPTURE  is the letter  " C ".




We have a  COLLECTION  of several antique  CLOCKS  in our home.

My folks gave us this family  CLOCK  for an anniversary on year.

There are stains and the face is a bit  COCK-EYED  but I think it is pretty.

I'm not sure of it's age.

It was in my parents home when I was growing up.




This  CLOCK  was in my Husbands' parents home.

He believes it is around 100 years old.

I don't remember ever hearing it  CHIME  .





Another  CLOCK  that has some age to it is this Tiffany modern style.

As Time marches on I feel like maybe I am an antique too.

Of  COURSE,  as I always say...enlarge the photos to see the detail....




Saturday, January 21, 2017

56 YEARS AGO



I should have posted this yesterday but the day got away from me.

56 years ago...January 20, 1961

My high school band that I was in,

Played and marched down Pennsylvania Ave

For President John F. Kennedy's Inauguration Parade.




Our band in front of the Capitol.

I'm about 3 up on the right hand side.




Photo taken off the television.

It was so late in the day when we finally got to step off onto Pennsylvania Ave.

Temperatures were right at freezing and they had us practically running to speed up the parade.

Frozen lips and frozen instruments but great memories.



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.