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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

H is for Happy!!!



Hsi Lai Temple, Hacienda Heights, California


He's the epitome of Happy!!!




I'm taking a break from my regular Mammoth posts...
I hope you enjoy these shots I chose from my archives!



Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Dream World...




Gift shop at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano, California


Those who know me...
know I wear a lot of turquoise...




I'm taking a break from my regular Mammoth posts...
I hope you enjoy these shots I chose from my archives!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Pastel Loveliness...






"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not."
Ralph Waldo Emerson






I'm taking a break from my regular Mammoth posts...
I hope you enjoy these shots I chose from my archives!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Timeless...




Hsi Lai Temple, Hacienda Heights, California


"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.  It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels, or by demons, heaven or hell."
Buddha





I'm taking a break from my regular Mammoth posts...

I hope you enjoy these shots I chose from my archives!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Comparatively Speaking...


A little comparison...


This year...


Last year...

The shots aren't at the exact same spot, but they're close...


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Curious Furry Feline...


"F"



My Fabulous Furry Friend has a streak of curiosity that outdoes 
any Feline of my Furry Familiy history!!!
She's a Female Feline who's Finicky, Funny, Flirty, and just plain Fun!!!
Just ask Kelly...
she'll tell you ...



Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Crystal Clearness...






"In the attitude of silence
the soul finds the path in a clearer light,
and what is elusive and deceptive
resolves itself into a crystal clearness.
Our life is a long and arduous quest after the Truth."
Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Silver Linings...



Devil's Postpile, Inyo National Forest, California

Remember those incredible winds this last November 30th?
(I know it was the 30th because they were blowing the day our Addison was born!)
Well...probably the worst hit area for winds (outside of the Pasadena/Temple City area)
was the area surrounding Red's Meadow and the Devil's Postpile in 
the Inyo National Forest.  That's right...just up the road from Mammoth...

According to KIBS radio and the National Park Service website,
the Inyo National Forest, Devils Postpile National Monument, and 
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort pulled together to begin clearing the area 
of downed trees and debris during December and January
due to the unprecedented lack of snow this season.

Their goal is to open as much of the recreational area as possible this summer. 
Because of our lack of snow, they've gotten a jump start on this objective...
Guess it's true...there's always a silver lining!!!




Friday, February 17, 2012

Ecstasy in the Sky...





"An ecstasy is a thing that will not go into words;
it feels like music, 
and one cannot tell about music so that another person
can get the feeling of it."
Mark Twain




Thursday, February 16, 2012

A New Kind of Snow Plow...





I don't think she'll clear the road or driveway, 
but she's awesome on the back patio!!!



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Mixer for Everyman...(and Everywoman!)




Our Valentine's night started out at...none other...
than the Chamber Mixer at the Tap!!!

It was quite a crowd...
I think we were all waiting to see what Everyone Else 
was doing (or not doing) for Valentine's Day!!!

The question for the day was...
if a bar serves only wine and beer...is it a bar?
Or a Tavern?

What's your take???

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This is My World...






"In wilderness is the preservation of the world."
Henry David Thoreau


Our World Tuesday...
To visit other corners of the world, click here...



Monday, February 13, 2012

A Branch in the Light...




"I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches
and foliage that reached up toward the light.
But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself."
Edward Steichen

Sunday, February 12, 2012

In Celebration...




"Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known."
Winnie the Pooh
(A.A.Milne!)


Celebrating 100 posts of Louis La Vache's Sunday Bridges at
San Francisco Bay Daily Photo blog!!!


(You're right...this ain't Mammoth!!!) 
The Japanese Garden in Huntington Library Gardens




Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mystery in Black and White...






"A tree is an incomprehensible mystery."
Jim Woodring


While browsing through the participants of Skywatch Friday, I 
discovered a fabulous photo by Nature Footstep Photography
and it occurred to me to play with some of my tree photos...
I was particularly interested in darkening the sky to black...
with the branches in high contrast...

What do you think???

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

Do be sure to check out Nature Footstep Photography!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Solitary Moment...






"If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities."
Maya Angelou


For more participants in Skywatch Friday...click here...











Thursday, February 9, 2012

Visions of Tranquility...






"Quiet is peace.  Tranquility.  Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life.
Silence is pushing the off button.  Shutting it down.  All of it.  Amir"
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Moon Dance...







Now I'm no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own..."


Have you ever danced in the moonlight???  
With songs of Sinatra or Ella humming in your mind???



Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Forecast is Snow...




Vista of Crowley Lake from the lake's dam


"The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it
and wrong too often for us to rely on it.:
Patrick Young

The forecast for Tuesday here in Mammoth is snow...
Any bets???


For more participants in Our World Tuesday...click here!







Monday, February 6, 2012

A New Opening...





"I held a moment in my hand,
brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour.
I dripped it carelessly, Ah!  I didn't know, 
I held an opportunity."
Hazel Lee


Sunday, February 5, 2012

In a Week's Time...







Sooo....remember last week's mirror reflections??? 
Same lake...one week later...
Completely iced over!!!

It's been cold...but still no snow!

We had our Rotary fundraiser dinner tonight...
and our SoPas Rotary friend's helped the Mammoth Rotary Economy significantly!!!

Thanks for joining us Tom, Tim, Kristen, and Sylvia!!!


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Archive in Black and White...





OK...We've got friends from So Pas Rotary up here this weekend and I totally forgot to 
post something!!!  So, again,  I'm dipping into my archive photos that I'm still in the process of
organizing!!!

I took this on a walking tour of Pasadena City Hall with 
Ann Erdman...the Public Information Officer of Pasadena and a group of
San Gabriel Valley bloggers...

It's quite an imposing building isn't it? 



Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Lofty Mountain top...






"Doubly happy, however, is the man whom lofty mountain tops
are within reach, for the lights that shine there
illumine all that lies below."
John Muir




On the way back from Yosemite Valley, very near Lake Tenaya...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Best Friends...












"Love is when two people (animals?) know everything about each other and are still friends."
Unkown



The first day of the month is Theme Day in City Daily Photo...
Today's theme is Animals!!!