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


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
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


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


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.

Friday, October 14, 2011

HALLOWEEN LAMPS - 10/14/2011

My friend started crafting once a week at her home
across the states with family and friends.
Since I do not live close,
she mailed a surprise to me,
a wine glass, template,
double sided tape and an LED light,
so I could get started making these cute little lamps
I bought Halloween and a variety of scrapbooking paper.
Another friend gave me more wine glasses
that she was going to give to Goodwill.
Last night I made 2 Halloween lamps
and today I made the pumpkin one.
The sky is the limit on the shades you can make
for holidays, for the time of year,
for baby or bridal showers
or just because you like the paper.
Thank you so much to my wonderful friend.
Now on to the next project soon.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


On Saturday, we packed up lunches
and drove to Davis Ranch to the
Harvest Festival in Sloughhouse

They had pumpkins and ghords piled up
so colorful and a great place to stop and
take photos

There was a country band that played music
until 3pm

There were lots of vendors

and lots of pumpkins for sale
that brought lots of families with their kids
and a few dogs

There were even some rides and fun
things for the kids to do

We had a lot of fun and it was
a perfect weather day

We will have to make this an annual trip
Not far from home and they have
three Festivals each year
Corn Festival - July
Ghord Festival - September
Harvest Festival - October

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

OSCAR - 10/4/2011

Oscar is so playful this morning, as usual,
having a great time in and out of his scratch post
and running around the house like TAZ