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.


Friday, April 21, 2017

FOR THE WEEKEND


Here's a photo of the Crop Duster spraying who knows what

over the wheat fields...right where we were staying.

Mexicali, Mexico.




Have a great weekend.


Monday, April 17, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " O "


Here we are at ABC Wednesday again.

Today's letter is " O ".

My 2 week trip to Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico is....

OFFICIALLY  OVER.

I will be sharing just a few OF the photos taken

Showing what I did there.

This is Basecamp.

1200 high school kids and adult leaders from our church go ON this annual

time to serve the people of Mexico.





We cracked 200 dozen eggs everyday for scrambled eggs.

That's 2400 eggs each and every day!

The Kitchen team fed 1200 people breakfast and dinner each day.




Here's some of OUR team...myself included up and at it...at 4:30 every morning.

Happy scrambling.




It's amazing what can be done ON small propane grills.




OUR "bedroom" for the first week until the big "M.A.S.H. tents were put up.




Here are the Mash tents that we slept in for the rest of the time.

Big and ugly... but we didn't care...we were so exhausted we could sleep

anywhere.

11 homes were built for deserving families.

The families were chosen by the local pastors.

We were there to build.

Thanks for looking at my OFFICIALLY OVER photos.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " L" " M " " N "


I am combining 3 LETTERS this week since

I will be LEAVING for MY annual Church MEXICO trip in just a few days.

 I'm sorry that I will be out of the LOOP for 3 Wednesdays.


NO particular reason for posting these photos from MY archives.

I just like the designs.




I think this is quite an elegant window design.

Photo taken in LAS Vegas a few years ago.





LAS Vegas is so full of glitz and glamor.

Enlarging the photos will give you a LOT more detail.




This is the camp I will going to and these are the hungry MOUTHS that the kitchen

team I am a part of will be feeding....1200 teens, college, and adults.

LOTS  of MEALS....  LOTS of slicing and dicing!

Believe ME, our team will NEED boatloads of energy.

Those tents in the background are our sleeping quarters.

NIFTY  MASH- type tents.

See you all in a few weeks.




Monday, March 20, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " K "


It seems that the weeks roll around so quickly.

Here it is again, ABC Wednesday.

Today's letter is " K ".


My first photo is one of my favorite CD's.

Of course, I am partial, since it is a CD that my son and his wife sang on.

My son sings bass and my daughter in law sings soprano.




Their group was called  KINDRED Spirit.

This is a blast from the past, circa 1990.

I wish you could all hear this...it's still terrific after all these years.


On a different note

Here's a shot of the Circle K gasoline sign taken in Las Vegas.




Thanks for looking and make sure you go to my sidebar to see what others have

posted for ABC Wednesday  Letter  " K ".


Friday, March 17, 2017

WISTERIA MEANS SPRING


We have had a few days of beautiful and warm weather.

The Wisteria went from twigs to flowers.




Enjoy your weekend.


Monday, March 13, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " J "


We seem to be speeding along in our trip around the alphabet.

Today's letter is " J ".

JULIE, JONQUILS, JEEP, JUST BECAUSE, JUNGLE....




This is one of my best friends.

Her name is JULIE and we celebrated her special birthday this past weekend.




I'm not sure if these flowers are JONQUILS or daffodils.




In our slang English language we would say that's it's a JUNGLE out there....

meaning JUST too much chaos.

Enlarge this photo to get the full effect.




This historic JEEP photo is from my archives.

I wish I knew the full story about it.

Photo was taken in Pacifica, California.


Thanks for looking.



Saturday, March 11, 2017

SPRING IS SPRINGING


The sun is shining and the temps are finally warming up.

It's going to be a great weekend.





A little color for your enjoyment.




Thanks for looking.


Monday, March 06, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " I "


Today we are celebrating the letter " I ".

I have been ILL so It was time to dip back INTO my archives.




Our mountains have had a record breaking amount of snow this season.

The runoff from the ICICLES will be amazing.




Does anyone remember using INK like this?




This is one of many types of ICONS around today.


There are religious ICONS too.

I thought this was an INTERESTING one.

For some reason I can't continue to write below this photo.


So I will have to say thank you for looking.


Friday, March 03, 2017

NOT QUITE SPRING EVERYWHERE


Last week we were taking some photos at the Sacramento City Cemetery.

It wasn't quite Springtime yet in most of the areas.





We did capture an occasional blooming tree though.




I'm so glad we have had a few days of gorgeous weather...

Here comes the weekend and rain, colder temperatures and snow in the mountains again.

That will make the snow count over 565 Inches of the white stuff.

They are saying that the ski resorts will be open until July 4th!!

Amazing...

From drought to too much water!


Monday, February 27, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " H "


I missed last week's  Letter  " G " so I will be combining it with the Letter " H ".

We HAD a GRAND time this weekend.

Our son and His GIRLFRIEND came to visit from Oregon.




HAPPY faces because we were eating delicious Crab Buffet.




We also visited HANGTOWN .  This was what Placerville, CA was called during the GOLD RUSH.

It is quite an HISTORIC area.




As you can see...

This was the law of the land in HANGTOWN.




After the " HANGINGS"  one might be feeling Angelic.





Or maybe absolutely nothing HAPPENED!


Thanks for looking.



Saturday, February 25, 2017

SPRING HAS SPRUNG


Finally, after many days of rain

The sun has beckoned Spring to come.





Happy Sunday!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " F "


Well today I'm  FEELING  FLU-ISH......

So its a perfect day for the letter F.




I had to FIND my ( F )otos in my archives.

How about some  FEATHERY  FLAMINGOS ?





FANTA and other FIZZY drinks in Uzbekistan.




It was almost 10 years ago that we were trying to pack and upgrade our home to move.

How about a FRIDGE in the living room?





And last but certainly not least,

FALL in Nevada.

Thanks for looking.


Friday, February 10, 2017

THE TREES ARE HOLDING UP THE RAIN CLOUDS



It seems that the trees are holding up the heavy rain clouds by our house.




Tomorrow "THEY" say it's going to be dry...

We'll see.

One month of heavy rain has practically washed us out to the ocean.



Monday, February 06, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " E "


The days march along and we are at the ABC Wednesday Letter  " E ".

Last week I shared EXACTLY what my Hubby looked like after his fall.

After EX-RAYS and a week later,

Here's what he looks like today.

What a lovely black and blue EYE he is EXHIBITING!




Poor guy

It will take a while to get back to normal.

On a different note,

We went to Panda EXPRESS for some supper the other night.

Gift cards and free food can make any dinner EXCITING.



Panda EXPRESS is celebrating the Chinese New Year EVENT.

You can see their logo in the hanging lantern.

Makes me hungry just thinking about it.

Thanks for taking a look and leaving a comment.

Have a great EVENING or morning whereEVER you are.




Saturday, February 04, 2017

MY NON-POLITICAL POSTS FOR TODAY



Here's my Non-Political post for the day.




Have a terrific weekend.



Monday, January 30, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " D "



Well, this has been a most interesting DAY.

Here we are at ABC Wednesday, letter  " D ".

The DATE is January 31, 2017.

The DAY  started out with my DARLING Hubby DAVE

taking a tumble while wrestling with the shovel and getting a huge knot on his head.

Plus he got very DEEPLY  bruised ribs.




All that to say....

What happened on the same DATE  53 years ago, January 31, 1964 ??

It was our wedding DAY.







Lots of years gone by and a few tumbles along the way.




I wouldn't trade those years for anything.




So....

DESPITE

Knots on the noggin and painful ribs we still say

" I love you "

Happy Anniversary and many more years to come.


Monday, January 23, 2017

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " C "


Here's a new post for ABC Wednesday.

Today's  CAPTURE  is the letter  " C ".




We have a  COLLECTION  of several antique  CLOCKS  in our home.

My folks gave us this family  CLOCK  for an anniversary on year.

There are stains and the face is a bit  COCK-EYED  but I think it is pretty.

I'm not sure of it's age.

It was in my parents home when I was growing up.




This  CLOCK  was in my Husbands' parents home.

He believes it is around 100 years old.

I don't remember ever hearing it  CHIME  .





Another  CLOCK  that has some age to it is this Tiffany modern style.

As Time marches on I feel like maybe I am an antique too.

Of  COURSE,  as I always say...enlarge the photos to see the detail....