Monday, October 15, 2018


The weeks seem to roll around so fast.

Hubby and I had a really nice time again this weekend.

We started out having a tasty lunch at the Rio City Cafe in Old Town Sacramento.

It was a beautiful warm day to eat by the Sacramento River.

I really like this Pony Express statue in honor of the young boys

making the dangerous journey through Sacramento carrying important papers and news.

We then made our way to Stage Nine Entertainment Store for a Disney event.

This is Bill Farmer, the wonderful voice of Goofy.

A true gentleman and so humble.

It was a delight talking with him and reminiscing about The Mouse Club and NFFC times.

This is Margaret Kerry.

She was the original live model for the creation of Tinkerbelle.

She was so happy to have conversations with her fans.

Another weekend in the books.

I love when I can do these fun things with my best friend.

Thursday, October 11, 2018


Dave and I again had a busy week.

We had guests for 5 days.

Ed and Joyce have been our friends for 47 years, and the last time we

were together was 15 years ago.

You know, there are some friends that time doesn't make a difference.

We could pick up right where we left off.

It was fun to play tourist and eat far too much.

We started off by visiting the Otow Orchards and talking with the owner Tosh.

He told us all about preserving and drying persimmons.

I love their vintage truck.

Notice the beam that doesn't hold up anything....

I guess that proves it's vintage too.

We visited the town of Auburn CA and learned all about the Chinese that came to this area

to build the Transcontinental Railroad.

This humongous statue was built in their honor.

You can get a feel for how large this is by noticing ED standing by it.

Just look at the size of his hand!

Of course we then had to go to Rainbow Orchards, Apple Hill, CA.

We all enjoyed the freshly made while we waited...

Hot Apple Cider Sugar Donuts....

Yummm...True diet destroyers!

 There were plenty of pumpkins...

All shapes and sizes....

Loved them all

Warts and All...

The sun was so bright and warm.

We had to take our record shot there.

The whole time was wonderful.

Friends Forever.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018


On my way to the mailbox yesterday,

I stopped by my neighbor's rose bush.

This truly was the very last rose of summer.

It kind of makes me sad

but Fall is trying so hard to show her colors.

Hopefully I will have a few colorful tree photos to post soon.

Monday, October 01, 2018


This weekend was again filled with Serving and celebrating.

Hubby and I prepped and served dinner at Celebrate Recovery.

It's always a pleasure to help and see friends again.

This Sunday was our dear friends 78th birthday.

Lynne and I have known each other for 57 years.

That's quite a long time friendship.

I'm so glad we could be together with some family and those that are like family.

I know it's not the greatest photo but it's the memory that's the best.

Nothing like a birthday BBQ with yummy Tri Tip out on a friends patio.

Monday, September 24, 2018


My Hubby and I were so happy to serve at a wonderful local event this weekend.

It was called "A Day With a Deputy".

All local First Responders and law Enforcement were honored.

There were amazing hands on demos and a chance to talk to those that put

Themselves in Harms Way every day.

We offered to the First Responders a free lunch as our thank you.

Nothing like fresh salad, baked beans and yummy Tri Tip, piping hot!

Attendees could buy their lunch for $5.00 (a great deal).  That money went to the

Placer County Law Enforcement Assoc. for their programs.

The Jaws of Life demo was very impressive.

A very valuable service.

The Sheriff's K9 Team is so amazing.

I would never want to be on the receiving end of these highly trained dogs.

Beautiful horses involved in the Mounted Patrol.

The Sheriff's  Chopper demo is always a favorite.

The ending demo of the day was so exciting.

The Sheriff repelled down in his harness to the ground.

This was to be a demonstration of rescuing someone in a medical emergency.

The Sheriff's girlfriend was to be the "victim".

The Sheriff got out of his harness, got down on one knee...

Pretended to fiddle for something in his medical bag and

Proposed to his girlfriend...

The whole crowd erupted in applause and bells and whistles.

She said YES!!

So Cool.

The local news posted it on FB. 

If I can figure out how to post it here I will show the cute picture...

Which I missed recording.

I was serving food at the time.

It was an awesome day.

Friday, September 21, 2018


Even though the temperature is nearing 90F. today

Some of the trees in our yard are saying,

"Come on Fall...get busy"

Happy Weekend !

Make sure to enlarge this to get the full effect.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Last Saturday hubby and I went to Sutter's Fort, Sacramento, CA.

The event was a fundraiser for childrens' educational field trips.

The field trips provide an opportunity to experience California history in a hands on way.

We had a flapjack breakfast.  The flapjacks were made from an 1800's recipe.

Quite tasty...sorry no photos...I ATE THEM all up!!

Here is the Crusty Blacksmith we ate our breakfast with.

Here is "Biscuit"... the blacksmith ... and his very knowledgeable apprentice, Evan.

This docent was full of information about the grist mill at the Fort.

All in all it was a fun morning and money well spent.

Monday, September 17, 2018


We had an amazing sunset over the weekend.

I was thrilled I was able to capture it from the middle of our street.

I love the variations of color as the sun began to set.

A true Blaze of Glory.

God is the Master Artist.

As always, enlarging the photos will show the post better.

Thursday, September 13, 2018


We finally took a short trip to Apple Hill.

It was for our Apple Cider Donut fix and

of course just welcoming in the Fall season.

There is nothing like these donuts fresh and hot...made right before our eyes.

Apple cider donuts...yummmm !!

I really love when we can just have fun together.

My friend Beverly is missing from this picture this year.

Hopefully she can come and visit sometime in the near future.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


September 11, 2001

May we never forget.

My photo from 1998 before the Towers fell.

The thing that gets me about this photo is the plane in the upper right corner.

It makes the hair on my neck stand up on end.

Monday, September 10, 2018


I'm just plowing through some of my older photos.

I thought maybe these would perk up the day.

Don't forget to enlarge the photos.

Have a great day...

Tuesday, September 04, 2018


Everyone has been posting thoughts about Fall and the gorgeous colors.

It made me dive back into my archives to share some of mine with you.

Have a great week everyone.

Don't forget to click on each one to enlarge them.

The detail is so much better.

Saturday, September 01, 2018


I have been in a bit of a funk lately.

Photo Therapy was an answer for me.

Though I deleted most of the photos I took yesterday,

Here's one that I liked enough to keep.

Our Crepe Myrtle tree is just about finished blooming for this season.

I thought I had better capture it before all the petals were on the ground.

Be sure to enlarge this one to see the details.

Temperatures are going back up into the mid 90's today.

I guess Summer isn't quite done yet.

Happy September 1st.

Monday, August 27, 2018


Today is a "slow" Monday.

California has gone off the deep end and considers straws dangerous.

We have to ask for them in restaurants.  No more Freebies....

That's all for today....

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A " ME " DAY

Today was one of "Those" kind of days.

I decided it was a ME day.

Fiddled around on the computer and sat in the recliner out on our patio.

The temperature was a wonderful 80F. and there was a soft gentle breeze.

I read half of my book and just daydreamed the afternoon away.

It was balm for the soul.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018


This post is mostly for me and when I print the book at the end of the year.

I love this photo of my younger son and his daughter.

They had a chance to go whale watching along the Oregon coast, the other day.

It was a special and good memory day.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Way back in April the house behind us burned.

The house was Red Tagged so no one could live in it.

Lately there has been a lot of noise and pounding going on.

Renovation has begun.

Back in April, you really can't see the extent of the damage.

Totally gutted...I can't even tell this is the front of the house.

I'm sure the neighbors will be happy when this is all finished.

It's pretty ugly looking right now.

Thursday, August 09, 2018


Another day of icky smoke filled air.

That means it's a stay inside day and I am doing a Throwback Thursday.

The year is 2007.

This crazy little guy found his way into our backyard.

Very random jump back into my archives.

I told you they were random... (:0)

Monday, August 06, 2018


Still smokey so staying inside where the air is better.

Thought for the day...