Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy 2016

I cannot believe how time has flown by.  Another year has come and gone.  The photo site I joined along with some medical problems have consumed my time.

Our cat Oscar is now 12 years old and our little ferrel cat, Miko is becoming more and more a part of our family.  She and Oscar sure enjoy each other which has made this so easy and fun.


Friday, November 30, 2012

It Has Been A Long Time

Wow, how things change when one has not posted since February.  This is so odd to me to see a new format and will try to figure it out as I write this post. 

I may have lost someone I followed for two years to Ovarian Cancer but not sure so reaching out via this post.  She is not on Facebook any longer, her Blog is gone (says last post was 4 days ago) and her e-mail address is inactive.  Shocked to say the least.  My only connections to her are no longer connections.  I have read through all e-mails that we sent back and forth for the past two years and reached out to a Blogger that we both were followed by.   If by chance all is well, Ashley, I would love to hear from you.  My thoughts are with you as always. 

Hugs!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

COSUMNES RIVER PRESERVE - 1/7/2012


A friend told us about a Wildlife Preserve
close to home,
so we took a drive there today.


It was so windy so we stuck close
to the trees and skipped the wetlands
for another time


We took many photos of each other
and the beauty around us


We walked a lot
on
wood, concrete and dirt paths


and
enjoyed everything that we saw
What a world away from everyday life
and a place we will be back to visit

Friday, January 6, 2012

SUNSET - 1/6/2012


There was such a beautiful sunset tonight
that we had to stop so I could
take a photograph
of it.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

PURPLE FLOWER - 1/5/2012


A photo of the last of my purple flowers
on my favorite shrub in our front yard,
till the Spring.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

SUNRISE TODAY - 1/4/2012


Went out this morning and took
a few sunrise photos
What a Winter we are having,
cold but sunny and beautiful mornings.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

SOAKING IN THE SUN WITH OSCAR - 1/3/2012


To think that 2 years ago
Oscar did not know what grass was
and was hysterical to watch tip-toe on it,
to a Spring like Winter day today
where he plopped for the first time
on the lawn to soak in some sun


We both enjoyed the warmth of the sun so much


He made funny faces as usual,
eating his crunchy treats


Then he saw and heard the little birds
playing in the trees behind our house,
so it was time to go back inside for today.
Since the weather will be like this for
at least a week, we will be enjoying it
while it is here.
After all,
Winter weather has to arrive eventually!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

CHRISTMAS DAY - 12/25/2011


Cards, stockings, decorations and our tree.
Our annual Christmas set up


Family to spend time with on
Christmas Day
December 25, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

CHRISTMAS MORNING - 12/25/2011


We had a little visitor on Christmas morning
a green hummingbird
getting nectar from
my Pineapple Sage plant flowers

OUR ANNUAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS PHOTO


MERRY CHRISTMAS
FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS
Dan, Darlene, Erik and Oscar
December 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

SHOPPING AT THE ROSEVILLE GALLERIA - 12/15/2011


Erik and I arrived at the Mall at Noon
We shopped, sat and ate and shopped more
There are over 200 stores/shops


We met a man who was selling CD's
that he and his partner recorded
Al Fabrizio plays the best sounding Italian Mandalin
and his partner plays guitar
I came home with one CD to enjoy
and a photo of me with Al


We left the Mall at 7pm
What a long and fun day with my son

Saturday, December 10, 2011

OUR CAT SLEEPS AS MY HUSBAND PLAYS HIS GAME - 12/5/2011


Our cat Oscar loves to lay next to my husband
like this every evening and any time he can
even while he tries to play this crazy game

Saturday, December 3, 2011

CHRISTMAS AT SUNRISE MALL


We went to the Mall last weekend
their Christmas tree was up
nearby
Santa sat waiting for children to
tell him their wishes for Christmas.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

DICKENS STREET FAIRE - 11/26/2011


Today we went to the Dickens Street Faire
held in Old Town Elk Grove
Snow was brought in from the mountains
for the kids to play



Santa cruised through
in an old fire truck with sirens going



Wonderful holiday music
was a delight to stop and listen to



Lots of food and craft vendors
were enjoyed by many including us



There were rides on a buggy pulled by two horses



My purchase of the day
a
Soy Caramel Macchiato Candle
Wow, does it smell good in here
even without lighting it
which I do not plan to do

THANKSGIVING - 11/24/2011


Thanksgiving Day - November 24, 2011
Table set for our dinner
turkeys stuffed and on the BBQ's


Pumpkin Cheesecake
for dessert
What a wonderful dinner and a busy day,
so busy I forgot to take photos of our dinner
or the turkeys
one on gas and one on charcoals
delish!!
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 20, 2011

CHRISTMAS LAMP


Bored?? Me??
Yes, and usually at night.
I am supposed to be asleep, but cannot get tired enough,
so I decided to make a Christmas lamp shade
with some of my old (stored for a long time)
Christmas wrapping paper.
I made it a bit, well a lot too small
and was lucky
to have my small thrift store wine glass
for it to fit perfectly.
Guess I better call it a night.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

FALL



I love the colors of Fall
All the trees are becoming so beautiful

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS


I bought this shelf at a craft fair we recently went to
I came home and quickly found a place for it
along with some of my favorite things.
It makes me so very HAPPY,
filled with MEMORIES
and DREAMS

Monday, October 31, 2011

HAPPY HALLOWEEN - 10/31/2011


Happy Halloween to all.
I finally fixed today's photo problem.
Turned off my computer,
let it sit,
then turned it on and my photo was there.
I made two more Halloween lamps
that I added to one I had made already
and added some of our decorations.
Getting in the spirit of the day.
Thank you to Carol for getting me into making
these fun, cute and festive lamps.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

FOLSOM HARVEST FESTIVAL - 10/29/2011


We went to the Harvest Festival
in Old Town Folsom
It warmed up in the afternoon to the 70's
to make it a wonderful day to walk the street
filled with lots of vendors
including a few we had see at a previous Festival


There was entertainment that drew many
with a great singer that you just had to move to
and a musician playing music


Dancers and what a view beyond


Old shops that we will go back to
but went into one that brought back memories
of our lives years ago
What a fun place to go to
and what a wonderful day we had
Brought lunches, so went back to the car
got our lunches and sat at a bench
where the light rail picks up and drops of people

Thursday, October 27, 2011

LOOK WHAT WAS SITTING ON OUR FENCE - 10/27/2011


Look what was sitting on our fence
when my son and I got home
from shopping tonight.
Thinking it is a white dove,
though we have only had gray doves where we live,
so not sure where it came from,
but it was not too afraid of us
till my husband got really close to it
and it flew on the neighbors lattice overhang.
Will have to see if it is around tomorrow.
Lucky for this bird that all the cats
in the immediate area
are indoor cats wanting to get out and get it.
This bird is not around this morning,
but found out from a friend what it is:
A White Homing Pigeon
"They are specially bred this way;
so it probably escaped from a breeder.
These white pigeons are often released
as "white doves" at weddings.
They call them white doves,
but they're actually pigeons."

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ERIK'S JAZZ BAND PERFORMANCE - 10/25/2011


We love going to see our son perform in
the Jazz Band he is in
at our local Junior College


They sound wonderful this year
with a full band and a wonderful band director


I only wish the photos would come out better
which seems impossible with their lighting


or get it on video to share,
maybe next time


What a wonderful evening
and wonderful memories
as my husband's sister and our nephew
were able to make it
and enjoy it with us

Saturday, October 22, 2011

SUNSET - 10/21/2011





I love a beautiful sunset
and will miss them with the change in time
in 2 weeks
as it will be dark before I can get
out and take photos

OSCAR


Sometimes I wonder what he is thinking
and sometimes I just look at him
and wonder how we got so lucky
to have our wonderful Oscar in our lives.

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