Saturday, July 24, 2021

ANOTHER PHOTO OF THE DAY CHALLENGE....

 

I said I wasn't going to do these challenges but I will be picky about what ones I do. 

Yesterday's challenge was " SEPIA "

Here is again my series.



Things I saw on the Thrift Store shelf.



Joyful figure I saw at Merlo Park.



Lost in the undergrowth.



Not quite SEPIA but I had to post it anyway.

I haven't a clue what type of spider I saw a few years ago...

I think he's pretty scary looking and glad he's long gone.


Thursday, July 22, 2021

THANKFUL THURSDAY- THROWBACK THURSDAY- PHOTO A DAY CHALLENGE

 

Today can be lots of things.

Thankful Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Photo a Day Challenge

This is a crazy mix for me today

First is the Photo Challenge... the word choice is BAGS but I'm including all my subjects in these pictures.



Even BAGS of trash can make an interesting photo.



BAGS of potatoes being sold by this woman in Uzbekistan.

Challenge plus Throwback from my trip there years ago.

Thankful I don't have to live there and work in such difficult situations.



BAGS full of spices and grains in this Uzbekistan market.



BAGS and things that act like BAGS to go down to the river to do the laundry.

Henche, Haiti

I am so Thankful I have a washing machine and don't have to go to the river to wash and I don't have to carry the laundry on my head.

I am grateful my Hubby and I have been able to take many trip to places through out the world.

I am Thankful I have been able to see how others live and really we are ALL the same deep down under the skin.





Monday, July 19, 2021

THANK YOU

 Thank you dear Blog Friends.

Your tender comments and concern are so touching.

Things are better today..circumstances haven't changed...

But ...my outlook is better...

It seems things just get tumbled together and I go with that instead of pressing on..

That being said... I am an overcomer...

I took a deep breath of evening sunset and said Thank You Lord.



Looking one direction .... and then the other ... 



Someone said this one looked like cotton candy... I think they are right...


Sunday, July 18, 2021

SUNDAY THOUGHTS

 I'm feeling kind of all over the board this morning.

Some good and some things a bit concerning.

Nothing horrible but issues have put my emotions all over the place.

I choose to stand firm and keep my hand in the Lord's hand.

Life certainly has its ups and downs.




Friday, July 16, 2021

FLASHBACK FRIDAY

 

The year is 2005...

Here are 2 of my Granddaughters enjoying Disneyland.

This was a surprise Birthday gift for our older Granddaughter that our whole family was able to enjoy.

The years sure do fly by.



Such fantastic memories...


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

THURSDAY PHOTO A DAY CHALLENGE "HOT"

 Today's photo a day challenge is anything to do with "HOT".

Here's my series of four for Thursday.



A fast moving FIRE in the state of Oregon.



It's so HOT , lets get in the pool...



The African Bush of Kenya is HOT and dry.



The Red Rock Canyon  in Nevada is just plain HOT...

As always, enlarging these photos will give you more detail.

This can also be Thankful Thursday..

I am thankful I have air conditioning

I am thankful I have a camera to keep memories of all the places we have visited.

I am thankful for the many friends I have throughout this wide wonderful world.


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

PHOTO A DAY CHALLENGE

 

Maybe you are getting bored with my Photo a Day Challenges.

I am enjoying going back into my archives and seeing some photos I haven't looked at for some time.

Today's challenge is FAMOUS PLACES.

Here are my 4 for the day.



The Empire State Building in NYC, as seen at dawn from our hotel room...

through a grungy window.



The United Nations Building taken from our double decker tour bus.

It was not in session...no flags present...



The Chicago River ....Chicago, IL.



Las Vegas, NV.

I am so grateful for all the places I have visited, the sights I have seen and the experiences I was able to have.


Monday, July 12, 2021

HA HA ... I DIDN'T KEEP MY PROMISE

 I relented and decided to do another day of the photo challenge.

Today's is   STRAIGHT



Go STRAIGHT ahead...No U Turn....



Then again... lets go STRAIGHT ahead to dessert !!



STRAIGHT into the Tunnel



STRAIGHT across the San Francisco Bay Bridge at night.


Thank heavens for my archives.

Don't forget to enlarge the photos.


Saturday, July 10, 2021

LAST DAILY PHOTO CHALLENGE FOR A WHILE

 

This Daily Photo Challenge was to post 4 photos concerning the number Two.

I really like photo challenges but to post 4 every day is too much for me.

so this is my last one for a while.



TWO frilly Iris blooms



TWO Bison in the mustard flowers



TWO Geese



TWO canoes

Can...oe see them?

Don't forget to enlarge them to see the detail better.


Thursday, July 08, 2021

PHOTO A DAY CHALLENGE LETTER V

 Well, I am still plugging along with this daily challenge.

My goal is to finish a week and then maybe take a break...

I know I am wimpy but it really is a challenge for me to do it daily.

Today's challenge is something about the letter V...

So here we go....


Looking in the rear VIEW mirror



Can you see the " V's " ?




An old V-8 car hood grill




A Bible VERSE



Don't forget to enlarge all of these to get the best VIEW...



Wednesday, July 07, 2021

PHOTO A DAY CHALLENGE - THE LETTER U

 

I'm thinking that this Photo a Day Challenge is really a challenge.

Too much for every day.

I used to do ABC Wednesday and that was fun.

I'm willing to give it a few more days but then I think I will be a bit more choosy and just do it when I feel inspired.  If I'm cancelled from the group...So Be It !!

Okay, enough of that...

Today's challenge is something about the letter U.

I'm going to go Off the Wall a bit with this one..😏

All of these photos look best enlarged.



U is for UGLY....



U is for standing UPRIGHT....



U is for being UNDER the lights...



U is for UMBRELLAS


That's all I got folks...


Tuesday, July 06, 2021

PHOTO A DAY CHALLENGE - IN THE TOWN

 

Our challenge for today is  "In the Town".

We are suppose to post a series of 4 photos 

So here are my choices for today.



Boomtown , Nevada



Chinatown, San Francisco, CA



Managua, Nicaragua



Sacramento, CA


I'm all about variety...😊



Monday, July 05, 2021

PHOTO A DAY CHALLENGE

 I have joined another photo club that has a daily photo challenge.

I probably won't keep it up but its fun to go back into my archives and share with people from all over the world.

Yesterday's theme was LAKES AND RIVERS.

These were my contributions.


Taylor Creek, Lake Tahoe



Merlo Park, Sterling City, CA





Lake Tahoe, CA




Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA


Sunday, July 04, 2021

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY...AMERICA

 Happy July 4th here in the U.S.A.  .... Independence Day....



Enjoy your day

Stay safe


Friday, July 02, 2021

FLASHBACK FRIDAY

 

I was looking through some of my archived photos and came across one I haven't posted for a very long time.

This one is from 2011 and a trip Dave and I took to Las Vegas.

You often see unusual things in hotel lobbies.



Just a bit of levity to brighten your day.


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

PHOTO CLUB CHALLENGE THIS WEEK

 

Summertime Vibes...when its hot it's hot !

Our photo club had sort of a repeat on the challenge.

We on the West Coast are in the midst of a horrendous heatwave.  PNW had 115 F. yesterday.

That's practically unheard of...

We here in the Greater Sacramento area ONLY got up to 105F.

So...

Here's what I came up with for the challenge....



Nothing like ice cold watermelon on a hot day.

Gotta eat it outside to keep the juicy drips off the floor.







It will be our go to snack all week long.


Monday, June 28, 2021

A JUNE CHRISTMAS

We had such a nice weekend.

We celebrated Christmas in June !!

Due to all the virus ugliness we had to cancel our annual tradition of Christmas with my Daughter in Love's side of the family.

So guess what?

It came on a hot 105F day in June....

There were 20 of us family and friends that have become "family"

Great marathon eats, lots of laughs and a still fun gift exchange.

I did manage to grab a few shots of the day but mostly it was just enjoying being out and together.



Some fun appetizers and by the time everyone came this counter was full of goodies.



This was just the beginning



Loved seeing a Christmas tree in our son's house in June.



Dave was so happy to be out and enjoying himself.

He was one pooped Papa by the end of the day though.

Merry June Christmas... (:0)

💓😋