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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Computer Glitch



Oops!

Computer Glitch...

As in, no computer services until Tues...

Come back to visit on Wednesday...

Hopefully, we'll be up and running again, but if not, stay tuned, it won't be long!!!

A Kelly update...

She had knee surgery today to take care of a ""Luxated Patella"

The groove the tendon rests in to control the patella was too shallow and she 

frequently had her knee dislocate which consequently made her limp periodically.

But they brought up a special doc from San Diego to do the surgery, and she's 

doing fine...

In the meantime...please send good thoughts and prayers her way for a speedy 

and thorough recovery!!!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Can YOU do this???





Can't even imagine!
It's a conundrum to me...
Can anyone's body actually do this???
InComprehensible! 

My lovely Granddaughter Kieley doing the inComprehensible!!!
Taken by my other lovely Granddaughter, Kasey!!!

It's ABC Wednesday!!!  

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Treasure Found...





"Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small.
We haven't time, and to see takes time -
like to have a friend takes time."
Georgia O'Keefe


I saw these flowers out of the corner of my eye while the granddaughters 
and I were watching two squirrels in the lawn of the Ahwahnee Hotel.
They were large bushes, with these delicate, somewhat small flowers...
What treasures we find when we allow ourselves to see beyond the obvious...

Monday, July 25, 2011

An Angelic Moment in Time...





I can assure you, that is not a halo over Kelly's head...
(Her halo is a bit rusty from all the water she's been in lately!)

Photo taken by my lovely granddaughter, Kieley...


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Half Dome in Black and White....



Half Dome from Olmstead Point, Yosemite, California


One of the complaints about digital photography is the ability to 
manipulate the photograph......

Did you know that Ansel Adams worked with his photos in the darkroom?
He used filters, dodging and burning the light and darks to just his satisfaction...

I'm so relieved!!!  

Please join me in viewing some of the other participants of 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Let's Pretend it's Wednesday Again...


"A" is for the Ahwahnee Hotel!!!

Revisiting ABC Wednesday!!!



Kasey, Kieley, Kelly and Grandma Kathy all went to Yosemite today!!!  
Lunch was at the Ahwahnee Hotel..
Gorgeous!!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"A" is for....ABC Wednesday!!!



It's a a A A a  Bear!!!!



Ok...So I know I'm jumping the gun here...
but this is my first bear sighting of the year...
and the first bear sighting up here for the granddaughters!!!
Fortunately...Granddaughter Kieley got the pics with her Droid phone...
Did I mention we have identical Droid phones...including case???

There were actually two bears up the tree...this little one, and a big mama bear...up higher...
It's absolutely Amazing just how high these big ol' bears can climb!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Do You Remember???




Around September of last year, I posted this.

Do you notice a difference in the level of the lake???

Yep...lot's of snow means lot's of water in the lakes, streams, and waterfalls!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Fresh Fish Anyone???



What could be fresher than fish caught the same day???


Granddaughters Kasey and Kieley...
3 Rainbow Trout!!!


Fishing, of course, includes gutting and preparing the fish...
Eeeeeeuw!!!!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Reflections of a Photo Nut!!!





"The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face."
William M. Thackeray

Unless of course, his (or her) face is covered with a camera!!!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Glimpse into the Past...




Breakfast anyone???

I just need to dust and straighten up a bit...then come on in and set a spell!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Blue Skies, Smilin' at Me...





"Blue skies smilin' at me,
Nothin' but blue skies do I see.
Bluebirds singin' a song,
Nothin' but bluebirds all day long."
Willie Nelson


Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's Picnic Time!!!


The Mammoth Lakes Women's Club Annual Summer Picnic...





Well...Kelly's a girl!!!
It was her first party...she did great!!!





And some of Mammoth's finest!!!

Mammoth Lakes Women's Club raises money through out the year to 
contribute to local non profit organizations...
One of the primary fundraisers is right here at the Snack Shack at
Shady Rest Soccer and Baseball Fields!





Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's Been A to Z on Every Wednesday!!!


We've gone from Alligators 


to Zebras...


From Alpine vistas


to 

Zany dogs...


All in the game of ABC Wednesday!!!

Round 9 anyone???

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What's all that wet stuff???


Kelly got to go Convict Lake this past weekend....and had her first
experience wading in the lake....






"Ah mom.....do we have to go home NOW???





Monday, July 11, 2011

Where were we???






No...it's not Disneyland...


It was the best darned concert on the mountain this weekend!!!

City Folk at the Rafters!!!

AWESOME!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Weekend Reflections...






Have you ever been somewhere and wondered who was there before you???

Reflections of past visitors...

For more participants in Weekend Reflections, click here!!!
And for Sunday bridges...click here!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

What Galaxy is this???





I think I woke up in another Galaxy...

What Galaxy is this???

For more Weekend in Black and White participants...click here!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Yearning for some Yellow???


It's "Y" at ABC Wednesday!!!



Yahoo!!!  No need to yearn for some yellow here!!!
Yes...we're getting near the end of round 8 of ABC Wednesday...
Will I join in on round 9???
You may just have to come back and visit to find out!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

And what did you do for the 4th???


Well...TheChief had to work...so I had to go it alone...
NOT!!!
First, it was the Lion's Club breakfast...


with friends...


Isn't that Sheriff Scholl flippin' flapjacks???
And isn't that Annette, overseeing the parade route???


And to keep up the tradition...
I rode in the parade with Joanne, her granddaughter Lexi, and friend....
in Joanne's 1986 Corvette!!!  


Cruisin' down Main St. with the top down and the Beach Boys blaring...


The Corvette paraders...


The big float of the day...


Then off to the Pops Concert in the Park...
And no...that's not a pirate's cap that Byng's wearing...it's a Paul Revere Freedom Fighter cap!!!
And the ever lovely, (I think she's my sister from a different mother!)...Joanne!!!  


Settling in to listen to the Pops Concert...


Oh, yeah!!!

Hope you had a happy 4th!!!!