Monday, November 23, 2020

DAY 23 THIRTY DAYS OF THANKSGIVING

 

Day 23 of my days of Thanksgiving.

God's Masterpieces are new every day.

Last night I think He outdid Himself.

The setting sun pinpointed the tree across the street and

Bam

There was a "neon" color show...

5 minutes later it was all gone!



So thankful of the beauty all around us.


Sunday, November 22, 2020

DAY # 22 of MY 30 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING

 

Day # 22 of my 30 days of thanksgiving.

Short and Sweet

My Anchor Hold and Grips the Solid Rock

This Rock is Jesus



Happy Sunday


Saturday, November 21, 2020

DAY # 21 of 30 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING

 

Well....

NUTS....

Unfortunately I can't eat walnuts.  They hurt my tongue a whole lot.

I am thankful there are other nuts for me to enjoy, 

Especially cashews..... and some People that are My Favorite NUTS...😁



Here's to those NUTS in your life too.




Friday, November 20, 2020

DAY # 20 of MY 30 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING

Today I am thankful for a great night's sleep.

I didn't have to get " up " and wasn't restless at all...

Thank you Lord  ...  it sure made the morning brighter... 

Speaking of morning

There was Frost on the Pumpkin this morning.

I'm glad I could capture a little bit of it before it melted.



Enlarging this will show the detail more clearly.

Have a great weekend.

Be Thankful




Thursday, November 19, 2020

DAY # 19 THIRTY DAYS OF THANKSGIVING

 Day # 19 of my Thankfulness series.

Today I am so very thankful for FRIENDS ...

The kind that will call out of the blue

and it's just like we have never been apart !



You know who you are....

💓😊



Wednesday, November 18, 2020

DAY # 18 OF MY MONTH OF THANKFULNESS

 Goodness, this month is zipping along.

Here we are at the 18th of November.

Several of you were asking what the "fruit" was pictured on my previous post.

It's from our MANZANITA tree/bush in our front yard.

Right now there are quite a few green "balls" hanging on the tree.

I don't see any turning orange yet.

It's raining right now so I'm not going to venture out to take another photo.

This one was taken last year with both the "fruit" and fall bell blossoms in full bloom.



I would say they are the size of a very large cherry.



This shot from last year shows the reddish trunk and bark of the manzanita 

and the bell like clusters of blossoms.  I love that this tree blooms during the 

transition of fall and winter.

So , I guess I can say that this is my thankful choice..

Thankful for Fall flowers.



I am also thankful for the much needed rain, the puddles and the delicate leaves

that have been sprinkled to the ground.

Enjoy your day

Be sure to enlarge the photos, especially the first one.

That way you can see the wonderful detail of the "fruit".




Tuesday, November 17, 2020

DAY # 17 THIRTY DAYS OF THANKSGIVING

 

This is day # 17 of my 30 days of Thanksgiving.

Today I am very grateful to belong to a wonderful faith-based photo club.

We meet via ZOOM so there are people from near and far.

I don't understand a whole lot of the techie stuff

but the people are wonderful and I have actually learned a lot.

Each week there is a specific photo challenge.

This last week was "how low can you go?"

For many of us it wasn't the getting down to photograph something

that was difficult ..... it was the getting back up afterwards.... 😄

This was my submission



I looked out my dining room window and saw that my Manzanita bush/tree had dropped

some of it's "fruit".

The sun was highlighting them and the tree shadows framed them nicely.

So

I squatted down with my camera on the ground and shot.

I'm happy I was able to get these things in focus....

But

I'm even more happy that I was able to get back up!

It wasn't a pretty sight!

Hope the neighbors couldn't see me...





Monday, November 16, 2020

DAY # 16 OF THANKSGIVING

 

This is day # 16 of my 30 days of Thanksgiving.

What am I thankful for today?

For the ocean and it's scenery.  

For most of my life I have lived within a few short miles of the Pacific Ocean.

I love it's many facets of color and moods.

I am especially fond of this lighthouse.

It stands as a beacon for all to see.



And now...plunging ahead into a new week...

SMILE


Sunday, November 15, 2020

DAY # 15 of my 30 DAYS of THANKSGIVING

 It's hard to believe that we are through half of November already.

Today is # 15 of my days of Thankfulness.

November is Downs Syndrome Awareness month.

I am so thankful that I have the privilege of being this delightful guys' friend.

Samuel just turned 22 and is the best hugger around.

I sure miss that now that COVID'S being such a pain.



Don't you love that precious smile?

Always Be Kind.


Saturday, November 14, 2020

DAY # 13 AND 14 of THANKFULNESS

 Yesterday just took over my life and I didn't post a thankful photo.

I truly was thankful for the good day, my ability to love on my 80 year old friend 

and dive back into getting things ready to sell on eBay again.

Today I am thankful for Damp Leaves.

I went out in our backyard this morning.

It was the first time in a long time that we had damp, chilly fog kissing everything.

I tried to photograph the scene but it looked so blah...I deleted them.

These fallen leaves caught my eye and begged me to photograph them.

So I did... 😊



As always, enlarging the photo will show the amazing detail on the leaves.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

I'm thankful for you.


Thursday, November 12, 2020

DAY # 12 THIRTY DAYS OF THANKSGIVING

 

This is day #12 of my 30 Days of Thanksgiving.

First off, I am very thankful for the satisfactory call to my mortgage lender.

I had received a letter that said my plan couldn't be completed.

This was after I was in the plan for 3 months already.  After 35 minutes on hold 

I was able to get it corrected ... it's all good.

If you only knew how much I fretted over this "problem".

I think my blood pressure is finally back down in the okay range.

Secondly,  I am so thankful for our Small Group Bible Study.

We had our annual Thanksgiving Feast last Tuesday.

It was a wonderful time but darn .. I forgot to take a photo.

This photo doesn't have anything to do with either of my Thankful comments.

I just like it... 



BE THANKFUL...




Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Day # 11 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING

 


In honor of Veteran's Day

I am forever grateful.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

30 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING # 10

 

Here we are at the 10th day of November.

There is much to be thankful for each day.

Life moves on whether we embrace it with open arms or not.

Today I Choose to do that.

Today I am very thankful for the amazing detail in nature.

You definitely need to enlarge this one to see the photo.

The insides of flowers truly fascinate me.

Take a look.



And...

I'm thankful for you !!


Monday, November 09, 2020

DAY # 9 THIRTY DAYS OF THANKSGIVING

 Wow, it sure seems like the days are flying by.

It's hard to believe it's almost Thanksgiving.

Today is number 9  in my thankfulness series.



COFFEE !!!!!


Sunday, November 08, 2020

DAY #8 THIRTY DAYS OF THANKSGIVING

 

This is day # 8 of my 30 days of Thanksgiving.

Today I'm so thankful for the beauty of nature,

Especially these lovely swans.

God of all creation made such amazing creatures.



Have a great day.




Saturday, November 07, 2020

DAY #7 THIRTY DAYS OF THANKSGIVING

 

Day number 7 of my month of Thankfulness...

I am truly thankful for the many places I have traveled, both in the U.S. and abroad.

I am grateful for the chance to meet and enjoy people from all over the world.

Here is my " Thankful Photo" from the Boomtown area of Nevada.



Thankful for the pioneers willing to establish homes and create history that I can learn from.

Enjoy your weekend.


Friday, November 06, 2020

#6 for THE 30 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING

 Here we are at November 6th 2020...

What a week this has been!

Elections, weather changes, COVID surges, Getting one year older...

I am so thankful for the beautiful colors of Fall.

We don't get the changing tree colors like the East Coast but I do enjoy what we get.



What are you Thankful for today?



Thursday, November 05, 2020

30 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING #5

 Since this is my birthday week I thought I would add some photos of our celebrations.

I have been fortunate to have some special FREE coupons to use.

We have visited the Spaghetti Factory, The Habit, The Black Bear Diner and Nothing Bundt Cakes.

I sure hope these calories Don't Count!!

I am so thankful that I can celebrate and enjoy a bit of being out and about...



I think Dave caught me concentrating so hard on wishing the calories away.

Delicious and yummy.



A really good and hearty breakfast ...  Love that it was FREE for me!



These cakes are so "Sinfully Delicious".

I got a lemon one..my favorite...

Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of my Habit Burger..thought about it too late.

The other thing I didn't take a photo of was my son and daughter in law coming over last night and bringing a To Die For chocolate eclair for each of us.

I also got a new "shelf sitter" which I will post at a later date.

All in all, this has been one wonderful birthday.

I AM VERY THANKFUL.


Wednesday, November 04, 2020

DAY # 4 of 30 DAYS of THANKSGIVING

 

Today is my birthday.

I truly can't believe I have turned 77 ....

There is much to be thankful for today...

I have my health, a great home, fantastic husband and family and wonderful friends.

There's not much more to ask for except maybe PEACE .



Don't we make a cute couple?


Tuesday, November 03, 2020

30 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING

 

I have decided to do something my friends are doing on FaceBook.

30 Days of Thanksgiving.

I did submit the first two on FB already.

The first was being thankful for my wonderful Grandkids.

Second was a good nights sleep.

Today is #3...I'm so grateful for the times of my Hubby and I working together in our yard.






So grateful to be doing Life together.


Sunday, November 01, 2020

A NEW MONTH

 It's hard to believe that today is the beginning of November.

Where has the time gone?

What a different year it has been.

One good ... no ... great thing is this man I walk beside.

A friend of ours that belongs to our Faith-based Photo Club

took this photo of us.

There are a lot of titles I could put on this picture, considering our ages and all.

What would YOU title this shot?



Happy Sunday

Happy November First...


Friday, October 30, 2020

HOOTIN' ANNI'S SCAVENGER HUNT MYSTERY ANSWER

 

So many of you got the right answer for Hootin' Anni's scavenger hunt mystery item.

I didn't crop my photo small enough and it was pretty easy to see what it is.

The answer....

STARFISH

Thanks for playing along



Happy Friday

Happy Weekend.


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

HOOTIN' ANNI'S SCAVENGER HUNT PART #2 and 3

 

Here is the second installment of things to photograph for Hootin' Anni's Scavenger Hunt.

1.  Miniature..anything,  a trinket,  jewelry,  a knick knack



This is a miniature lunch box Christmas ornament..only about 2 inches wide.


2.    A pumpkin or gourd



3.   Something dated...

The plaque outside the Finnish Temperance Hall, just a few miles from our home.



4.  Anything that is lighted...   


     



I will post the last few tomorrow and the final mystery item on Friday.

The link won't let me repost so I'm adding part #3 now to this post.


Here's #1... Decorated Door...




#2  Author's name printed

       This is the autograph of Glenn Seaborg  the man who discovered the element SEABORGIUM.

       His element is in the red square.  My Hubby and I worked at a conference where he was the

      featured speaker.  He was kind enough to autograph a card for us.




Here are several additional miniatures...I just couldn't resist.



You must enlarge this one!

The poster of Pocahontas is made up of thousands of small photos from peoples' archives from Disneyland.

Okay..last one before the mystery item.

Pins and Needles..


And now

The Mystery item...





Lots of fun to look around and post the photos.

Give it a try.

Go to Hootin' Anni's link on my sidebar to join in the fun.



Monday, October 26, 2020

HOOTIN' ANNI'S SCAVENGER HUNT

 One of my fellow bloggers has a fun suggestion for us to try.

It's a photo Scavenger Hunt for this week.

I decided I would give it a try and post 2 or 3 of the suggested items each day.

The final day will be a mystery item for all to guess.

So here are my first few entries.

1.  YELLOW LEAF


2.  Think outside the box...Seasonal


I couldn't decide so you get two for the price of one !!!



3.  A sign....  here again, I couldn't make a decision so there are two to look at....







So there you have my first installment of Anni's Scavenger Hunt.

You can get the link by clicking on Hootin' Anni on my side bar.

Thanks for looking.  I hope you enjoy these photos.


Sunday, October 25, 2020

SUNDAY SNIPPETS

 

Because it's Sunday and we are still going to church on line,

I thought I would post my 

ROAD MAP for LIVING.



Enjoy your day.

This is the day the Lord has made.

I will rejoice and be glad in it.


Thursday, October 22, 2020

THROWBACK THURSDAY

 

I was going through a box of old photos yesterday.

I found one of my Dad dated 1914.

Figuring the dates he should be 8 years old but I think he looks a bit older than that.

There is no photographer name on it which leads me to believe my Grandpa took it in his studio.

It could be a confirmation photo.

I love the high collar and necktie that doesn't quite go all the way up.

That slicked back hair is pretty cool too.



Hope your day goes well.



Tuesday, October 20, 2020

NEW PHOTO CLUB CHALLENGE

 

I'm posting our latest photo club challenge.

It's mostly for my annual Sharebook that I print every year.

That way I have a hard copy of some of my photos.

The challenge was to take a portrait just using our cell phones.

Most in our club found it hard to photograph without using their cameras...

Me not so much, since I use my phone a lot...



That being said..I cheated...

I took a shot of my son taking portraits of his wife and daughters.

Not technically wonderful but I actually like it.



Then I zoomed in while Steve was taking their photo.

Our oldest granddaughter and her hubby of a month were in town for several days.

It was fun to be together as a family.

Please enlarge the photos.

The new blogger sure doesn't do the photos justice.

I think I will add this photo that Steve too of his two daughters.

They are so photogenic .



Thanks for looking.



Saturday, October 17, 2020

NEW PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT

 

I decided to add some more pictures to my own photo scavenger hunt.

Here are several that show both TEXTURE and VERTICAL LINES.





COMPLIMENTARY AND CONTRASTING COLORS






LEADING LINES


FRAMING






This last one was suppose to go under leading lines but I think it can be called framing too.

You definitely need to enlarge all of these photos to see them in better detail.

Thanks for looking.