Monday, June 27, 2016
Here we are almost at the end of this YEAR'S ABC Wednesday.
Today's letter is " Y ".
Hence the theme " YELLOW ".
A few YEARS ago I went to a Classic Cars Show.
This car was called Mellow YELLOW.
Isn't this a great YELLOW roadster?
Talk about Classic...
It doesn't get any better than this.....
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Our younger son is visiting for a short time.
We're having a great time doing things together.
Last night we just happen to see Chubby Checker
and were able to get our pictures taken with him.
Our two sons and my daughter in law, with Chubby Checker.
First we stuffed ourselves on all you can eat crab and shrimp...
Followed by meeting this nice gentleman.
It doesn't get any better than that!
Monday, June 13, 2016
It's time again for ABC Wednesday.
Today's letter is " W ".
I've decided to post some unrelated and WACKY submissions.
Is this a WOOLY WORM or are WE just looking down the throat of an iris?
Perhaps WE should gaze at this WICKED character from the Haunted Mansion
I think someone needs to WASH their dirty WOODEN WINDOW.
Do you know the WAY to West Sacramento?
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Monday, June 06, 2016
We are getting to the end of the alphabet.
Today's letter for ABC Wednesday is " V ".
I think my choice will be the words VARIETY and VARIOUS.
A friend sold us some wonderful honey from his hives.
I tasted it today for the first time.
It is so good.
It seems his bees give a VARIETY of honey colors and flavors.
What we got was from blackberry nectar.
So dark and smooth.
VERY, VERY good.
Of course there is a VAST VARIEY of VARIOUS kinds of honey
found at the grocery store.
I think I will choose the fresh from the hive, thank you.
Thank you to those bees too.
Thanks to our sweet ABC Team for presenting a honey of a meme.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
I can't believe we are at the letter " U " already.
I think the letter " U " is UNUSUALLY difficult to define.
The words I have chosen are
UP and UGLY.
Not so great and kind of UGLY photo of the Swifts flying by our hotel window.
We were UP on the 17th floor.
This is their destination.
These are the UGLY and messy nests in the corners of the windows.
The birds flitted by so fast that my Hubby was UNABLE to catch a really clear photo through our tinted hotel window.
Even the mighty and UPSTANDING sometimes fall.
What more can I say?
Enlarging the photos will give more detail.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
It's hard TO believe THAT we are already at THE letter " T "
for ABC Wednesday.
I have entitled THE first photo
TOUGH TIRE No Longer.
THIS blown out TIRE happened a few weeks ago.
My Hubby and I were TRAVELING on THE freeway at about 70 mph.
All of a sudden THERE was a rumbling sound and THE car begin to shake.
I am so THANKFUL my husband was driving and we made it safely
TO THE roadside.
Cars were whizzing by us but we were okay and THE TOWING service came and changed our TIRE.
Of course THE spare TIRE THAT looks like a donut was very low on air.
We had TO get THAT filled so we could make it TO THE shop.
TWO new TIRES and a definite dent in our wallet later....we finally made it home.
Scary but it all ended well.
Don't forget TO enlarge THE photo TO see THE ugly detail.
On TO a much prettier picture.
THESE are beautiful TULIPS my Granddaughters gave me for Mother's Day.
Aren't THE insides of THESE TULIPS amazing?
I finally had TO TOSS THEM into THE garbage yesterday.
THANKS for looking at my post.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
While on the quest for my Disney pins and my old family photo albums,
I found this photo of me.
I think I was probably about 4 years old.
Sometimes cleaning out the closets is worth the treasures that come to the surface.
Have a great day.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Where does the time go?
It's time to post for ABC Wednesday Letter " S ".
A SIMPLE SAUCER of SHELLS
A SLIGHTLY SCARY STORM cell that moved through our area
SEVERAL weeks ago.
My two SONS SCOOTING along the SAND dunes of Oregon
back in the 1980's.
Thanks to our illustrious ABC Wednesday team and especially Roger and Denise.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
We missed the prime time for the beautiful Iris blooms by a few weeks,
But they were still so stunning.
I have never seen so many colors and varieties.
There are actually 500 different Iris varieties there on the property.
The centers of flowers fascinate me.
there is such a vast variety of styles and coloring.
I took so many photos that it was difficult to pick only a few to show today.
Isn't this one amazing?
It is all one blossom.
The white frilly top knot just sets of the purple throat.
Remember to enlarge them for the best effect.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Here we are again at ABC Wednesday.
Today's letter is " R ".
REMEMBER the old song " Home on the RANGE ?"
Oh give me a home
Where the buffalo ROAM......
This buffalo is REALLY a bison but he lives in the Buffalo Paddock at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA.
They are RATHER big, to my way of thinking.
Be sure to enlarge these to REALLY see the detail.
And now for several RANDOM " R " shots.
Old RAILROAD tracks and RAILROAD crossing sign at Quarry Park.
A REMARKABLEY fragrant RED ROSE.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
Sunday, May 08, 2016
Even though my Mom has been gone for 20 years,
I still miss her a lot.
I often think, oh Mom would love to see this or hear about that,
I should call her......
Can't do that.....
I'm so thankful for her Godly guidance
Kind and gentle spirit
and just plain fun to be around.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Monday, May 02, 2016
Well here we are again making the rounds of the alphabet.
This time I am on the QUEST for the letter " Q ".
I am QUITE happy to have a new park so close to our home.
The new park is on the grounds of the old, no longer in use, QUARRY.
The QUARRY mined granite for many buildings in San Francisco.
I am so glad they have developed such a beautiful park.
This place in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco,CA is called
QUEEN Wilhelmina's Tulip Garden.
The Dutch Windmill has been cosmetically restored but is no longer working.
When we were there recently the tulips were finished for the season and the
Icelandic poppies were just about done too.
It was a beautiful day for sightseeing anyway.
Thanks for looking and thanks to the ABC team and their QUALITY work.
Monday, April 25, 2016
I am POSTING this a wee bit early since my schedule seems a bit on overload.
These PHOTOS are for ABC Wednesday Letter " P ".
When we were in San Francisco, CA last week we went looking for this house again.
Much to our relief the PSYCHEDELIC house was still there in all its PAINTED glory.
A few weeks ago Hubby and I went to see the movie " Jungle Book."
It reminded me of our trip to Kenya and seeing the PACHYDERMS marching
like Colonial Hoth's brigade.
This is a banner year for California POPPIES.
The Icelandic POPPIES in Golden Gate Park were so PRETTY after a brief shower.
I love the PLETHORA of colors in God's creation.
PLEASE enlarge the PICTURES to see all the detail.