Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Hubby and I went up to our favorite grassy knoll last night.
We thought the sunset would be pretty good, with all the smoke in the air.
That was a right idea.
Each of these pictures was taken 1 minute apart.
Such beautiful drama in 5 minutes time.
Of course, as always, enlarging each shot will show more detail.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
California is up in flames.
We are safe but just within an hours drive from us
people have lost their homes.
Devastation for so many.
The skies yesterday were filled with smoke and ash.
Everything was turned a strange reddish tinge with no blue sky in sight.
Our fence is a dark gray.
The shadows on it and the tree show how eerie the sunlight was.
We are praying for all and especially our friends that are in harms way.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
This weekend was our City's annual Hot Chili and Cool Cars event.
Here are several cars we enjoyed looking at.
Vintage chop job.
Enlarge it to see the detail.
Elvis lives on....
They say rust and grunge add to the mystic.
It was a fun time and we walked our legs off.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
While at the High Hand Nursery a few weeks ago we saw this interesting shade treatment.
This is my Hubby's photo.
It turned out far better than mine.
A different view since I'm shorter than my Hubby.
Enlarging the photos will show more detail.
I thought this was a clever way to have some shade.
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Well my photo isn't a winner but I did get to capture the eclipse.
I took my phone and stood with my back to the sun,
then I lifted the camera over my head and just clicked.
This is the reflection from the shot.
Yes, my phone survived and so did I.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Hubby and I haven't been to the High Hand Nursery for a very long time.
Today was the perfect weather day to go and spend some time.
Beautiful flowers and art pieces every where we looked.
I really think the insides of flowers are just amazing.
The nursery has many vintage pieces of equipment on display.
Love the weathered and shadow dappled look to this buckboard.
Don't forget to enlarge the photos to see the detail.
It was a great day.
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.