Monday, June 26, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " Y "


This YEAR I am having problems downloading my photos

from one device to another.

I may only have one photo to show for ABC Wednesday.

Today's letter is " Y ".




Well, I would say that this photo of the YUCCA tree looks YUCKY.

At least I got a photo posted but this is not my best work.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

HOT AND PRICKLY



This last week has been a real scorcher.

We had temperatures as high as 110F.

Too hot for me.




Yup, we were Hot and Prickly.

Enlarge this photo to get the full effect.



Monday, June 19, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " X "


ABC Wednesday is coming closer to the end of season 20.

Today's letter is " X ".

All my words don't begin with "X " but some have that sound.





These fire hoses are used to eXtinguish fires in the San Francisco area.




Sadly this 4 year old child eXpired in 1876.




Now the Big Gun Mine buildings are eXtinct.

I really dislike history being torn down because of "progress"





" X " marks the spot at my favorite place to be.




I love this tractor XING sign in Carsland...Disney California Adventure.


Thanks for looking and leaving a comment.



Monday, June 12, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " W "


WHERE does the time go?

WE are coming close to the end of ABC WEDNESDAY.

Today's letter is " W ", featuring the WORDS

WASHING...WONDER...WACKY...WAVE...WELLS...




I thought this WAS such a strange sign to find in the WOODS.




This is nature's WONDER at it's best.

How giant trees grow from something as small as a pinecone is amazing.




Our two WACKY sons doing crazy things together.





Long my She WAVE.




An historic WELLS Fargo WAGON  WAS on display in Old Town, Sacramento.

Thanks for looking at my post and thanks to all the people that make ABC

WEDNESDAY possible.



Sunday, June 11, 2017

MORE FUN FAMILY


I'm posting these photos so I have them available for my 2017 memory book.

Love my family.







Tuesday, June 06, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " V "


The weeks seem to be flying by VERY quickly.

We are now at the Letter " V ".

VACATIONS...VISITS....

That's what the letter is all about this time.



  

We loved having our son here for a short VISIT.

The time just goes by much too quickly.




The last time our son had his VACATION we VISITED this place.

The VINTAGE Monkey is a fascinating motorcycle shop, showcase and lounge.




Shasta, the owner of the eclectic place, created and made this 50 foot bar counter.

It's made of all calibers of ammunition and covered in resin.

Lots of hard work to make such a one of a kind piece.




Here's a VINTAGE looking rose.

Even faded and dried it has a certain charm.




A faded setting of VINTAGE Old Town Sacramento.


Thanks for looking.


Friday, June 02, 2017

A DIFFERENT TYPE OF DAY TRIP


We went to Forest Hill, CA. today, and visited the Protestant Cemetery.




The weather was absolutely perfect.




Here are some of the fascinating memorials we saw.





Rather spooky...don't you think?





It's been 8 years since we visited.

I still found this figure fascinating with her pleading gesture.




And what do you do as entertainment???



Monday, May 29, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " U "


It's UNDENIABLY difficult to believe we are almost at the end of the alphabet.

Today's letter is " U ".

If I could choose and had an UNLIMITED bank account

I would love to be on vacation most of the time.

We were fortunate to experience two of them this last month.




We have been to Disneyland UMPTEEN times since it opened.

We are fans,

but this time wasn't completely a UTOPIA for us.




It was so hot and crowded

I was almost ready to call " UNCLE ".

Some people are rather UNCOUTH...what does it take to say thank you,

pardon me or please?

Being with family made all the difference .

Our granddaughter is so UPBEAT.

We had a ball with her.






Space Mountain for us in the front row was the ULTIMATE for thrills.




Our other granddaughter had the UNIQUE opportunity of giving two concerts

with her high school symphonic band at Disney's California Adventure venue.




Hubby and I had the ULTRA adventure of going on the Radiator Springs CARS ride.

Totally fun even though our car lost the race.





We had a very wonderful and UNIQUE vacation because of this man, Walt Disney...

It all started with a mouse.



Monday, May 15, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTERS S & T


I am combining TWO letters for ABC Wednesday.

SINCE I won't have my computer available for THE letter "T"

next week you will SEE both " S " and " T " here.

I have TITLED THIS SERIES

SIMPLE TREASURES.




I find THAT celebrating Mother's Day with my SWEETHEART

is a huge TREASURE  in my life.




THERE is nothing like having family over for a celebration.

My oldest Granddaughter is one of my TREASURES.





Little do-dads like THESE cute birdies really are my SIMPLE TREASURES.




Fragrant roses given TO me by SOME very SPECIAL friends

are definitely my SIMPLE TREASURES.

Enlarging each photo will SHOW you a lot more detail.





Sunday, May 14, 2017

MOTHER'S DAY


I thought I would post a photo from last year as my tribute to Mother's Day.

Our two sons and granddaughters...

Missing Mark's children...our other two grandkids, Samantha and Cody.





I love being a Mom and Grandma.


Friday, May 12, 2017

MEMORY FROM LAST WEEKEND

The Pony Express Rides Again.

Snow in May...who knew.....




Have a great weekend.



Monday, May 08, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " R "


After taking a little " R & R " this past week

I'm READY to REMINISCE and REMEMBER times at Lake Tahoe.

This is all for ABC Wednesday  Letter  " R ".


REMEMBERING our drought in Northern California.




This is 2 years ago at Lake Tahoe, California.

All that beach area should be under water.




The same spot taken on Friday.

It sees the drought is officially over.




Last year we were able to RUN over all the ROCKS and granite boulders

exposed because the Lake was so low.




This year the scene is so different.




The tree is now on an island.

We even had a freak and RANDOM snow storm on Friday.

Thanks for looking and REMEMBER to leave a comment.


Monday, May 01, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " Q "


Today's ABC Wednesday letter is "Q ".

I find it QUITE difficult to be creative with this letter.

I have chosen QUOTES  and QUARRY Park as my words.








I am looking forward to a little R&R soon at this place.




I think this QUOTE is perfect for our destination.




And lastly,

Our park just a mile from our home.

QUARRY Park.





Thanks for looking and leaving a comment.



Friday, April 28, 2017

IT'S THE WEEKEND


Happy Weekend Everyone!

A Flower for you.



Dreaming of a trip to Lake Tahoe...





It's so beautiful and restful....


Happy Weekend.



Monday, April 24, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " P "


It is time for ABC Wednesday again.

The letter is " P ".

I've decided to POST some PHOTOGRAPHS

for the words....

PURE .... PORTRAIT ....PHOTOGRAPH.





Isai is showing PURE joy.

He got new drum sticks from his friend Julie (who took this fabulous PICTURE)

The PHOTO was taken at Basecamp, Mexicali, Mexico.




I may be biased ,

but I am in love with this PHOTO my son took of my PRETTY granddaughter.




Lastly,

This sculpture is entitled

" Self-PORTRAIT. "

It's one of my favorites and sits PROUDLY in my curio cabinet.

Thanks for taking a PEEK.