Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 313 of 365... Flowers and Bugs!

Flowers and Bugs go together!
A walk through Descanso Gardens...
Morgan and I were a perfect match today.
She in search of bugs and I, images! 
We walked and picnicked among it all on this first day of Spring 2012! 

Lilac time!

The smell was So Sweet-Sweet!

..and a beautiful display of Tulips! 

A perfect day, in my opinion!

Day 312 of 365... Contentment!

It feels good to be out in the sun, walking on the earth and breathing in the fresh air!
Walking with the dogs and Cal and Morgan....
She is here on Springbreak, Bug Collecting and Relaxing!!
Its the BEST when your kids WANT to hang out with you!

Collecting hearts is what my eyes find, everywhere!!

So happy Morgan found such interest in bugs and flowers and is graduating this year!! 
I am so happy for her!

Steve Jobs said, "You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. 
So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."

Day 311 of 365... Fun with Birds!

I really like this shot and played with it in Photoshop to create a watercolor look!

Day 310 of 365... Passenger Carly!

Back Seat Dog, she is happy to drive around! 
Carly is a real special dog!

Day 309 of 365...Puppy Love!

The Sweetest Dog and the Best Cuddle-R and Puppy-Kisser, Ever!!

Day 308 of 365...Joy in Everyday Things!

Picked from the back patio pots, 
I pressed these clovers and made decorations for my table! 
...oh well, no 4-leaf ones!

Day 307 of 365... Leprechauns!

Wikipedia's definition is a creature from Irish folklore, 
usually in the form of an old man, in a green coat, 
who enjoys partaking in mischief! 
They make shoes and store away their gold in a pot of gold!

...this little guys, on my shelf, fits the description just perfectly!

Day 306 of 365... Pink Roses!

Pink Roses for my birthday from Mom and Dad! 
Floriography, victorian-era language of secretly communicating with a message of flowers!
Pink means love, in a different way than red roses!

Day 305 of 365... Little German Girl!

Love this little trinket I got when I visited German, more than 6 years ago! 
...funny how they can quickly bring back your memories!

Day 304 of 365...Sunsets at the Coast!

One of the Best Spots to see the sunset, North of Pismo! 
...even with the Fogbank tonight! 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Day 303 of 365 ...Breakfast with My Forever Friends!!

Frankie and Lola's for a special breakfast!
Grateful for Our time together!

thanks for always making me feel loved!

Day 302 of 365...Flowers and Chocolate!

Visited the San Francisco Botanical Gardens

...talking Plants and Bugs!

Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Chocolate

...A few of my favorite things! 

Day 301 of 365...Special Places!

Today marks the day of my birth and My Special Day! 
Grateful to spend the day in San Francisco with Morgan and Weston, 
visting some of their favorite spots!

Morgan and Weston! good to see them!

Beautiful sunset at the beach!

Memorial family portrait.

Day 300 of 365... Lemon Drops!

As I get older my tastes are changing...I now love lemon flavor!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Day 299 of 365...Cobalt and Tangerine!

Great colors together! 
These are Complementary Colors! ...for sure!
Opposite on the color wheel! 

Day 298 of 365... Natures Awesomeness!

Love the colors in this! I am in search of interesting color combinations!

This bloom had a broken branch leaning on it, so it was bent like an S. recovered  and continued its journey upward and is beautiful in its own special way! 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Day 297 of 365...Justin!

Celebrating Justin's 26th Year!
A Fine Young Man!

...they sure grow up fast!

Day 296 of 365...Celebrating with my Bro!

Marking another year Older and Wiser 
for My Brother and Me!! 

Celebrating with Johnny and Cindy and Cal!

51 and 50!
How did we get here already?!

Day 295 of 365 ...Almost-Ready-Buds!

Warm air in the springtime...bring lots of weeds and new buds!
My favorite time of year!

Day 294 of 365...Amazing Color Combinations!

Dark brown, bright green and peachy pink,
....This flowering succulent was hiding out by the pool!

Day 293 of 365...My Watch Dog!

Darla is always keeping an eye out and she lets me know whenever someone is out front!
Beware of Dog!

Day 292 of 365... Bare Branches!

Sitting in the sun and warming their feathers!

The birds are so easy to spot this time of year,
when the leaves are just small little buds not quite ready to burst!

day 291 of 365...Crisp and Clear!

The birds and I really enjoyed the air today! 
Couldn't help but look up all day!

Day 290 of 365... Oxalis!

I really like Oxalis! I don't care what others think! 

This plant has a bad reputation!  Many will say its a weed and try and try to get rid of it! 
There are so many varieties, beautiful colors and leaf shapes! 

Day 289 of 365... Shutter Speed!

Enjoying my Photo Class at Valley College.
Learning about and practicing with shutter speed!

Day 288 of 365... Fresh Flower Arrangements!

Photographing an arrangement is a challenge and so much fun!
... just another reason I need flowers in my house! 

Day 287 of 365...Doodles!

Collecting Pens for Doodling!

Day 286 of 365...Seeing New Places!

Visited my friend Judy in her hometown of Torrance.
She gave me a tour of her very homey-home and garden and beautiful city and surrounding areas!
It's a beautiful place, I see why she loves it!

We enjoyed lunch on the water!

...and we had perfect weather!

Day 285 of 365... Growth!

This leaf is unrolling and unfolding itself...
Nature is amazing! 
A little rain, a little sunshine, bright, shiny and fresh to the world!

Day 284 of 365...Our Presidents!

According to the Federal Government, the holiday observed on the 3rd Monday of the month of February is officially Washington's Birthday. But many Americans believe it is now called President's Day, in honor of both Presidents Washington and Lincoln, whose birthdays are Feb 22 and Feb 12th.

I am thankful for ALL the Past American Presidents that have given those years of their life to lead the U.S.A.!
They took on a very difficult job and their lives will be forever changed from it!