Thursday, August 17, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Friday, August 04, 2017
A trip to the Forest Hill cemetery a few month ago
gave me a chance to photograph several monuments.
I really like the expressions and age to them.
Which treatment do you prefer?
Kind of creepy in an artsy fartsy way.
It's sad that there is no family around to do the upkeep on these statues.
I've posted this statue before.
This is just another angle and treatment.
I kind of like the sepia coloring.
To me this one is still called PLEADING.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Today we made a trek to the Gold Bug Mine in Placerville, CA.
We are trying to do a few different things while our son Mark and
Granddaughter Samantha are here visiting.
The ceiling was so low in spots that we definitely needed the hard hats.
A nice volunteer took our photo before we entered the mine.
We were able to take the self guided tour and listen to the info on Mark's cell phone.
Since the temperature was 104F. outside being in the mine felt super good and cool.
I liked this painting on the wall of the patio.
Mr. Studebaker ,of car fame, got his start by selling wheelbarrows to the miners.
He then funneled the money into the car business.
Hard Rock mining is such hard, dirty work.
Monday, July 31, 2017
While our Son and Granddaughter were visiting we made our trek to San Francisco.
Summertime and a Saturday made for a gazillion people on the road.
We did have a good time though and visited the Presidio of San Francisco.
Summer in San Francisco usually means fog.
This Saturday was no exception.
The Golden Gate Bridge was barely visible.
We always visit the National Cemetery at the Presidio.
Hubby's Dad and Mom are buried there.
There are some fascinating tombstones too.
This is one of my favorites.
If you enlarge it you can see the detail on his uniform.
Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Hot temperatures...three weeks in the triple digits...
Wild fires are taking their toll here in California.
A very rainy winter made the weeds and grasses explode.
This is our area's way of creating defense-able space.
Goats are brought in to get a juicy meal and we get the grasses mowed.
Here's the posted explanation for the wonderful goats.
It's so great to see the fields cleared and it helps everyone feel safer.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
I'm so happy that we got some grapes this year.
We are always fighting with the birds over first choice.
I guess the weather cooperated too.
I know this looks like it's on it's side but that's the way I took the photo without thinking.
They still are tasty...even sideways.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
This is ABC Wednesday and the letter is " Z ".
It definitely marks the end of an era for me.
10 years is a long time to faithfully post photos every week,
From A to ZED.
I am going to take a break and then we will see....
Today is Independence Day in the USA.
I am not going to get into politics but I do love my Land.....
Warts and all.
This may be the end of the ABC era but it is also the beginning....
Our younger son has finally found the Love of his Life.
Mark asked Kellie to marry him this past Friday.
We are so happy for them.
Don't they make a cute couple?
My heart is full.
And so it goes ... from A to Z
Monday, June 26, 2017
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
Monday, June 19, 2017
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
WHERE does the time go?
WE are coming close to the end of ABC WEDNESDAY.
Today's letter is " W ", featuring the WORDS
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
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
The weeks seem to be flying by VERY quickly.
We are now at the Letter " V ".
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.