Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " B "



The BLOG for today is about the letter " B ".
Do you see the BITTY curls of BARK on our Manzanita limb?
The BARK looks like wood shavings.
Enlarging the picture will give you the BEST view.



What more can I say BUT this is the way
we saw the BEAUTIFUL BLUE sky up at Lake Tahoe.
One just can't BE BLASE' about the BRILLIANT color.



BALANCING rocks from Granite BOULDERS is a BASIC pastime
while we BUMBLE along the riverBED.



Last, BUT in no way least is the word BIRTHDAY.
Today is our older son's BIRTHDAY.
I BELIEVE this picture shows alot about who he is.
He is a wonderful family man who adores his kids.
He loves the great outdoors and is passionate about photography.
We are BLESSED to have him for our son.
Happy BIRTHDAY!!!
To see what others are BOASTING about for the letter " B "
go to Mrs. Nesbitts link on my sideBAR.
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61 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a lot of fun Bs for the day! Love your photos as always! The balancing rock is amazing! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Sylvia

Mar said...

What a beautiful collection for B and wonderful words.
Happy birthday to your son.
B is for blooms

Carolyn Ford said...

What a beautiful post and tribute to family life! I love the balancing rock...I'm sure they have used super glue!

Olivier said...

encore une belle serie

Gramma Ann said...

That was a fun post using so many B's. I have never seen the tree with the unique Bark, Before.

Annelie said...

Stunning photos, love your B:s!
And give my regards to your son!

Annelie E, ABC Wednesday Team

jay said...

I love the bark picture! You did a great job on it, too. I like the blurring of the background so it stands out well.

Your son sounds like a sweetheart! Happy Birthday to him!

Leslie: said...

What a great post today! (as usual) Love that photo of the balancing rock! :D

Carver said...

I hope your son has a wonderful birthday. Wonderful shots and the curly bark is so beautiful to me.

Wanda said...

A great way to share a B.

Happy Birthday, so you son!!

My little grandson who loves to stack would like your rock picture.

Paula Scott said...

I love your round up of B's for today! That balancing boulder seems impossible and I especially love the bitty curly bark!

Reader Wil said...

Blessed Birthday! Beautiful briliant blog!

Roger Owen Green said...

great Bs, tho I really like the balancing rock. Happy Bday to the son.

ROG, ABCW team

Hood Photo Blog said...

Awesome variety of B's! I love the boulder balance one :)

Have a good rest of the week!

Hood Photo Blog

Amy said...

Good one Sue - I can't believe the balancing rock and the tribute to your son is beautiful! Looks like you had a good time in Tahoe - isn't Summer grand?

Anna said...

A great selection of Bs and a happy birthday to your boy :)

MorningAJ said...

That curly bark is lovely. The tree must be very pretty.

Kansas Bob said...

Love that balanced boulder!

Granny Smith said...

I love all of these beautiful photos and tributes to family, but the manzanita bark is truly brilliant!

Sandra said...

the beautiful bitty barks look like a child was playing with paste and having fun. the rock is amazing

Joy said...

Beautiful colour of the Manzanita and the bark is fascinating, your photos looks like a wonderful trip out

Mara said...

That bark looks really amazing. Are you sure there aren't any garden gnomes around that come alive during nighttime?

LisaF said...

Is that in itty Bitty curls of Bark?! Balancing that rock is amazing. Hope your son has a happy Birthday and is showered with many Blessings today.

Tumblewords: said...

Happy Birthday to your older son! Fascinating blues and balance and other lovely sights! I've never seen the curling bark on manzanita although I've seen a bit of curl on birch.

ρομπερτ said...

Great photography - love the rock one very much ! Happy Birthday as well from Athens, Greece and a great Wednesday for you all.

daily athens

Manang Kim said...

A very unique bark and I like that balancing rock is somebody put it there? Thanks for the visit!

ABC Wednesdsay~B

Carol said...

Nice B's. I thought that curly bark was something artificial! The balancing rock is so unusual.Happy bday to your son.

Linda said...

Loved your photos and your commentary. Balancing granite rocks is also a pastime here on the east coast.


Linda

ABC Wednesday team

Life with Kaishon said...

Happy Birthday to your oldest son! Hope he had a wonderful day! I am glad that he enjoys photography and is able to capture the world in great and beautiful ways : )

Beverley Baird said...

Lovew the way you presented the Bs for the week! Everything tied together and a great assortment of Bs! Gorgeous shot of sky!
happy birthday to your son!

Levonne said...

Great post and pictures!

Shammickite said...

I really like that balancing rock. Are you sure there isn't huge blob of duct tape hidden away around the back of the stone where we can't see?

Jama said...

You got a big collection of B words, I'm impressed! Love that shot of a curling bark, so pretty.

Martha said...

Beautiful!

Love that Balancing rock! I'll have to try that sometime.

Hildred and Charles said...

Your photos are beautiful, and a great collection of B words

Dimple said...

Bountiful B's and balancing boulders! Great post!
Blessings!

Gayle said...

I love how the air is so fresh and sky SO blue up in Tahoe - one of my favorite places.

jabblog said...

Beautiful Bs. The curling bark is amazing, almost as though someone has planed the tree.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Great B's and a Brilliant Birthday to your son.

Siromade said...

That's a million B's in here, love all the photos here they're magnificent shot.

Dave said...

Interesting photos Sue. Happy birthday to your son. - Dave

mrsnesbitt said...

Love the balancing rock!
Thanks so much - as ever a great collection.

Denise
ABC Team

Halie said...

Happy birthday to your son.

I hope you enjoyed the day. Beautiful B posts. I have to agree with some of the other comments, the BALANCING rock is really COOL!

Nathalie
ABC Wednesday Team

dhemz said...

lots of Bs here....:) great entry...mine is up as well!

ChrisJ said...

Great post! The wood shavings are an inspired idea! Happy birthday to your son. That rock balancing is quite an art. My neighbors undertook to do a big one and it remained up for months until we had the 7.2 earthquake. They still have a smaller one up.

Carol said...

Lovely photos! I so love trees/bushes with the reddish bark, or bark that peels. We have a River Birch that has a lot of personality. In the northwest the Madrone trees are my favorite.

Wendy said...

Bravo, Bravo, Bravo for all your creative and beautiful "B's" and hope you son has a wonderful birthday. Thank you :)

LD said...

Fantastic collection of poetic "B"s. That mazanita bark has always fascinated me..why does it do that?

Ann said...

Looks like some naughty boys have a game of shaving the bark. LOL

Re: the balancing stone? Is it stuck there, or some people have a game to see if they can balance the stone.

AVCr8teur said...

You have lots of Beautiful B's. Hope you guys are having the Best ever Birthday Bash! Nice hearing from you again!

Troy - ABC Wednesday Team said...

What a fun collection of B's and a fin son to be proud of. Yu have every right to boast.

I just want to say that although I don't return blog visits as promptly as I should, I appreciate that you visit my blog ever week and always leave me such nice comments.

They are always appreciated.

Troy

Gattina said...

Very nice B photo selection !

AphotoAday said...

Beautiful Bark!

Leo said...

oh yes, u did get a lot of words in :) lovely photos too..! well captured Beauty! :)

Grace and Bradley said...

Amazing how the tree bark looks like, we have a custom on certain day in the summer people will balance egg on the floor, some have been standing over a month!!

Mike said...

Superb photos!!

Hilary said...

Awww happy birthday to your boy. Wonderful photos all around.

Oh said...

I love the "balancing rocks" picture. (well, I love them all, but especially that one.)
Always a cool stop here in Blogworld - thanks!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful Bs. The bark is just gorgeous. Happy belated to your son!

Luckaa said...

Great pictures for "B"!

Freda said...

Could hardly believe the balancing rock is real - makes me want to go out and play with boulders and take photos. Many thanks.