Friday, September 5, 2014

photographs


random photographs from this summer... 


Because my hubby and I were attending our niece's wedding in July in San Diego, we decided to visit Death Valley on the way--yep--in the middle of Summer! Here we are having fun with shadows on the western edge of the park looking out to the Panamint Mountains. 


The wedding was so wonderful!  The ceremony and the reception were held outside.  Banners and lights were strung in several courtyard areas.  



The day after the wedding, the bride and groom escorted 13 of us into Baja California, Mexico for wine tastings.  First up--tacos and paletas.  Then we had all the energy necessary to visit 4 wineries!  At one of them, there was a grape tasting garden.  I wish I remembered what variety these are.



back home again to a waiting kitty!



and a mini garden harvest



My 9 year old twin goddaughters came over to play for an evening.  We had lots of fun!  Oliver (kitty) enjoyed man little girl-handling, we made fun food, and played flashlight tag.  This ice cream lady was inspired by Samantha Lee's amazing food art.  ("Lola" was made of 2 kinds of ice cream, strawberry lips and cheeks, chocolate sauce eyebrows, hair of oreo-type cookie surrounded by chocolate sauce.  A tree was made of cantaloupe branches and pieces of fruit for leaves and blossoms.) 



2 trips to Asheville, NC to visit my daughter and SIL.  We always work on a house project.  Sometimes we explore the town or the mountains.  We always have awesome food --and wine.  (My daughter's a wine rep!)  Recently, we were working on converting a carport into a greenhouse.  Alas, we didn't finish.



Yesterday, I was playing around with my iPhone taking photos of my flowers.  The asters have just begun to bloom.  It must be Fall.  See the beetle?


Alphabe-Thursday, hosted by Ms Jenny, is so much fun!  This week our letter is  "P."  Come visit others' submissions HERE and join in the fun!  


 
photos by me  © 2014   all rights reserved
     

Friday, August 29, 2014

sunset


near Pagosa Springs, Colorado


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photo by me © 2007  all rights reserved

Thursday, August 28, 2014

snippet of an Ohio summer


How fun to watch a ball game on a glorious summer day!


It's a hit!



The Ohio River is visable from the park.



a young fan enjoying the game



Besides watching the game and people watching, one can also watch boats cruise up and down the river.




Alphabe-Thursday, hosted by Ms Jenny, is so much fun!  This week our letter is  "O" (for Ohio).  Come visit others' submissions HERE and join in the fun!  


 
photos by me  © 2013   all rights reserved
     

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My Meyer lemon tree has been blooming.  There are now 3 lemons developing on it.  can't wait till they're ripe!

Wordless Wednesday/ Wordy Wednesday--where I linked up: 


The Art and Tree Chatter of Aquariann
  (Yellow Hibiscus Flower)


(Daredevil)




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Thursday, August 21, 2014

nautical


Sint Maarten, NA, Caribbean during the Heineken Regatta race




Alphabe-Thursday, hosted by Ms Jenny, is so much fun!  This week our letter is  "N."  Come visit others' submissions HERE and join in the fun!  


 
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

brilliant!


An Asiatic lily of striking brilliance and size bloomed in my yard this Summer.


Wordless Wednesday/ Wordy Wednesday--where I linked up: 


  The Art and Tree Chatter of Aquariann
  (Pink Hibiscus Flowers)
(Simply Irresistible:  Magellan)






iPhone photo by me © 2014  all rights reserved      

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Meow!

or "Life Lately"


Life is very busy for a Nap Adept like me! 


I spend my valuable time seeking out the most comfortable sleeping spots-- such as the best sun puddles or   



my favorite blankie given to me by my hooman brotfur.


aaahh...just a little stretch
then back to business



Let's see.  Is this more comfortable or


is this?



As you can see I take this most valuable work very seriously. 

meow! 
Oliver  
=^.^=

Alphabe-Thursday, hosted by Ms Jenny, is so much fun!  This week our letter is  "M."  Come visit others' submissions HERE and join in the fun!  


 
photos by me  © 2014   all rights reserved