Tuesday, January 16, 2018

MOSS-Y AND PEACHY


Our few days of rain has brought out the moss in all its glory.

The sun, at the perfect late afternoon angle, highlighted this rock perfectly.





It seems that all of our fruit trees have seen better days.

This poor peach tree really shows its age.

I have to admit that the lichen on the trunk is pretty though.

I don't think there is any hope in saving it.

It makes me very sad.




Rain is predicted this weekend with heavy snow in the mountains.

We need it badly but it will keep us from working in the yard.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

SUNDAY MIND WANDERINGS


I was cruising through some of my past photos and thought I would post a few of them again.




I titled this photo..."DREAM".




Lake Tahoe is always one place I dream about going to again.




I really like this quote.

Thank you AGIRLANDAGLUEGUN.COM





Thursday, January 11, 2018

WHAT WE DID TODAY


We have had a few days of hard soaking rains in our area.

As always, our yard seems to become a swamp.

Today cleared and we tried to figure out why our drains are not doing their job.

It's a mystery.  We just don't know where the drains are beneath the lawn and side yard.




I know this doesn't look like much , but you can see that the end pipe doesn't do the job.

We just can't figure out where the entry is and how to unplug the darn thing.




In any case being outside today allowed us to see the beautiful sky

And breathe in the crisp, dampish day.


Sunday, January 07, 2018

A VERY GRAY DAY PICK ME UP


Sunday is gray and maybe rain is on the way.

So here's a Pick Me Up for you.




Lake Tahoe at its finest a few months ago.



Thursday, January 04, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY


Today is my lovely granddaughter's 18th birthday.

She is beautiful both inside and out.

I love her quiet and gentle spirit and that crazy giggle too.

It was so special to be present at her birth.

How do the years fly by so quickly?




My son Steve took this amazing photo of her.

I think it's fantastic...just like she is.

Be sure to click on the photo to see the wonderful detail.




Tuesday, January 02, 2018

A NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNINGS


Happy 2018!

This new year brings a year older, new editions to our family

and changes.




Happy birthday to the love of my life.

Dave is a New Years baby ...January 1st.




We celebrated by going out to dinner at Chili's with our older son and family and some close friends.




This lovely granddaughter on the left celebrates her 18th birthday in 2 more days.




Our younger son remarried a few months ago.

Now I have 3 additional granddaughters.

My heart is full.




Now Mark has 4 beautiful daughters.




Can you see how fortunate we are?


Happiness is family.

I'm sorry I don't have a recent photo of our grandson.

Thanks for looking.



Sunday, December 31, 2017

SECOND CHRISTMAS


The following photos are more for me and the memories

to be printed in my ShareBook for the year 2017.

When our older son and family returned from their trip

We were finally able to have Christmas together.




Not the greatest photo taken directly into the glare of the window.

We pretended it was Christmas morning and did breakfast, opened our stockings

from Santa, and then opened the special gifts from each other.




Even Snicker ( in her new haircut) got into the act.

When she's comfy and content her favorite place is on one of our feet.

10 years old and still thinks she's a puppy.




After breakfast the horses that are boarded in the acreage behind our son's home,

came to see what there was to eat.

It's nice to see these beautiful animals without having to deal with the daily care.




This horse seemed to be the Alpha of the group.

The other horses gave it plenty of room when it approached the fence.




The big gorgeous horse really wanted to come over the fence to get the apple.

This was so fun to watch and the weather was perfect.




I'm ending with the gorgeous photo my son took of 2 of our granddaughters.

Things are changing.  A new job in another state for one of them,

The other is graduating High School and turning 18 in a few days...

And this Grandma is getting older but so proud of all of her family.

I do wish our other son and his family could have been with us too.

Hopefully next year...



Tuesday, December 26, 2017

CHRISTMAS AT OUR HOME


This Christmas was a little bit different this year.

Our younger son lives in Oregon and had his own celebration there.

The older son and family were in Las Vegas. 

Our granddaughter had an important interview to attend.

We missed them all so much but had a really nice time with friends that are like family.




We had the best ham I think we have ever had.

Yummmmm!!!




There is nothing like special friends.




Very thankful.



Sunday, December 24, 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU





Love you all

Photowannabe

Dave and Sue


Friday, December 22, 2017

A NEW MEMORY MAKER ORNAMENT



Our new Daughter in Law sent us this ornament yesterday.

It was made with love and will always find a place on our tree.




It's so nice to have a new favorite for our tree.





Monday, December 18, 2017

38 YEARS AGO TODAY MY FATHER IN LAW WENT TO HEAVEN


Its hard to believe that it was 38 years ago today that my Father in Law

Went to heaven.

He was such a kind and gentle man, and loved by all.

He was a great Dad, Father in Law, Husband, Grandpa and fantastic businessman.

I still miss him and his big booming voice.




He loved San Francisco and had the distinct honor

of being able to go to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

NATIVITY SCENE FROM KENYA


We went to Kenya in 2009.

I couldn't resist this Nativity scene.

It really is my favorite souvenir from that trip.





Monday, December 11, 2017

AT LAST...CHRISTMAS IS COMING


Good for us!!

At last the tree is up and the lights are up outside.

The older we get

And fighting some bugs

Things just don't get done like they used to.




NOW Christmas can come....



Friday, December 08, 2017

MY BLOOMING CAMILLAS


My camilla bushes are blooming.

So many blossoms.

They look like Christmas tree decorations.




This blossom looks like it has a light bulb in it.




Have a great weekend.



Thursday, December 07, 2017

IN REMEMBRANCE


In memory of those who gave their all

That we can live in peace.






Saturday, December 02, 2017

CHRISTMAS WOMEN'S BRUNCH


Just a couple of photos from a really lovely morning.

I was invited to a wonderful Christmas brunch with some awesome "Sisters".

We were also blessed by the Christian recording artist

Christy Nockels.

Beautiful setting, great food and the best music.








Tuesday, November 28, 2017

FALL IS FALLING ALL OVER THE FRONT YARD


We have a beautiful carpet of leaves in our front yard.

Raking isn't as beautiful though....







I love the bright and shiny days of Fall.



Saturday, November 25, 2017

VERY SPECIAL FRIENDS


Yesterday we finally got together with some very special friends.

We go back 55+ years!

It's quite unbelievable really.

You know...

Real "Heart" Friends can pick up right where one leaves off

Even when the miles and difficulties get in the way.

They aren't just friends

They are Family.





Friday, November 24, 2017

SO THANKFUL FOR OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS


Yesterday was a wonderful day.

We missed part of our family but still had a thankful day.





Trying to get us all in the photo wasn't easy but we all have our

smiling faces for the record.

Dave and I have so much to be thankful for.



Friday, November 17, 2017

THANKFUL


At this time of year we are reminded to be thankful.

I am so thankful for many things.

I am thankful for my husband of 54 years this coming January 31st.




I am also thankful for amazing colors the Lord has painted in His creation.

First the earth was washed and the trees gladly soaked in the rain.






Then the sun came out and showed off His handiwork.











BE THANKFUL



Monday, November 13, 2017

A FEW MORE PHOTOS FROM MY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION


Here are a few more shots from Lake Tahoe.

My Hubby and I enjoyed a few days away

celebrating my birthday.




Sand Harbor State Park, Nevada is an amazing place.

The water was so clear and the air was crisp and invigorating.

6500 Feet with the temps this day at 40F.





Please enlarge the photo to get the 3D effect.





We came home to an amazing sunset at Apple Hill.




I'm all for dragging out my birthday just as long as I can.

Free breakfast to celebrate.

Sometimes it's worth getting older!!

Yummy....but those pancakes were the size of my head...groan but so good.



Thursday, November 09, 2017

BACK TO REALITY


I had a wonderful time away for my birthday.

Even with the 24 hour flu it was great.

We went to my Soul Easing....Heart Refreshing...favorite location...

Lake Tahoe.













This place is perfect Eye-Candy

Even if we don't know how to take good "Selfies".

Thanks for looking.