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Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Falling into Winter...




"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own;
and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, 
it is but a succession of changes so gentle
and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress."
Charles Dickens


This was taken just before we left on our vacation...
we were in between Fall and Winter...


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Our Little Corner of the World...


...was filled to the brim with family this past weekend.


Little Addison is the youngest of our three beautiful granddaughters...
and of course, the one who captured the center of attention quite masterfully!!! 





Kasey, our middle granddaughter took to the sledding like a 
duck to water...
And took it upon herself to build a slalom sled course...
complete with a mini sled jump!!!


Unfortunately...I was not on top of my game this weekend
as I'm still under the weather from the cold/bronchitis I picked up on our trip...
so somehow I missed getting a photo of our eldest granddaughter,
Kieley and her beau Brenden...
So I've included two shots from last year's summer visit...



Aren't they all beautiful???

We are so very blessed with such a wonderful family...
and loved having the young Watson and Smith families 
 up here for our Thanksgiving weekend!!!


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Monday, November 26, 2012

One in Ten Thousand...




"Ten thousand flowers in spring
the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, 
snow in winter.
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life."
Wu-men


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Saturday, November 24, 2012

In Silhouette...





"A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree."
Spike Milligan


Just a little hint about our fun and frolic...


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Friday, November 23, 2012

Sierra Waves....





"A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction
and at such a speed...It feels an impulsion...this is the place to go now.
But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds,
 and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons."
Richard Bach


Linking to Skywatch Friday...


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving...





"Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life...
a true folk festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, 
the beauty of seedtime and harvest,
the ripe product of the year-
and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God."
Ray Stannard Baker
aka David Grayson


Thank you all for joining me on my photographic journey
in the Eastern Sierras and beyond!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Birdwatching the Birdwatcher...





"If you make listening and observation your occupation
you will gain much more than you can by talk."
Robert Baden-Powell


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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Our Little Corner of the World...




"A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction
and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion...
this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reason and the patterns
behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift
yourself high enough to see beyond horizons."
Richard Bach


We're ba-a-ack!!!

Thanks for all your visits and comments!  
I checked in a few times on the trip, but didn't always comment...
I'm a little under the weather so will continue some old 
favorites for the rest of this week...
One of my all time favorites is posting tomorrow!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Grace...



San Juan Capistrano Mission, California


"Grace is the beauty of form
under the influence of freedom."
Friederich Schiller


I'm taking another breather...
but this time it's for fun and frolic!!!!

So I'm posting some of my favorites...
some that have grown on me...
and some just for fun!!!



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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Light and Dark...





"We've all got both light and dark inside us. 
What matters is the part we choose to act on.
That's who we really are."
J.K. Rowling


I'm taking another breather...
but this time it's for fun and frolic!!!!

So I'm posting some of my favorites...
some that have grown on me...
and some just for fun!!!

I’ll be back November 20th!!!


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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Stairway to Heaven...





"Life is a series of steps.
Things are done gradually.
Once in a while there is a giant step,
but most of the time we are taking small,
seemingly insignificant steps on the stairway of life."
Ralph Ransom


I'm taking another breather...
but this time it's for fun and frolic!!!!

So I'm posting some of my favorites...
some that have grown on me...
and some just for fun!!!

Linking to...



Friday, November 16, 2012

The Abyss....





"What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able
to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?
This is the most important of all voyages of discovery,
and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous."
Thomas Merton


I'm taking another breather...
but this time it's for fun and frolic!!!!

So I'm posting some of my favorites...
some that have grown on me...
and some just for fun!!!

I’ll be back November 20th!!!



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Thursday, November 15, 2012

More Cute Critters....




Bet you thought this was going to be a photo of Kelly or the kitties!!!


I'm taking another breather...
but this time it's for fun and frolic!!!!

So I'm posting some of my favorites...
some that have grown on me...
and some just for fun!!!

I’ll be back November 20th!!!


Linking to...


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pink Perfection...




"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
Franklin Roosevelt


I'm taking another breather...
but this time it's for fun and frolic!!!!

So I'm posting some of my favorites...
some that have grown on me...
and some just for fun!!!

I’ll be back November 20th!!!



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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Beautiful Corner of Our World...Cha



Statue on the Champs Elysees, Paris, France

"Every block of stone has a statue inside it
and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it."
Michelangelo


I wonder if the sculptor of this statue had that bird in mind
 or the possiblity of a ferris wheel?


I'm taking another breather...
but this time it's for fun and frolic!!!!

So I'm posting some of my favorites...
some that have grown on me...
and some just for fun!!!

I’ll be back November 20th!!!


Linking to...



Monday, November 12, 2012

Nature's Trumpet...



Trumpet flower, San Juan Capistrano Mission, California

"We are the music makers, 
and we are the dreamers of dreams..."
Arthur O'Shaughnessy



I'm taking another breather...
but this time it's for fun and frolic!!!!

So I'm posting some of my favorites...
some that have grown on me...
and some just for fun!!!



Linking to...





Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday in Winchester Cathedral....





"The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery."
Anais Nin


I'm taking another breather...
but this time it's for fun and frolic!!!!

So I'm posting some of my favorites...
some that have grown on me...
and some just for fun!!!

I’ll be back November 20th!!!


Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Crossroads...



Railroad crossing in South Pasadena, California

"We are at a crossroads right now
and have the ability to be successful
if we can continue to learn as a team
and compete at game time."
Coach Patty Patton Shearer


I'm taking another breather...
but this time it's for fun and frolic!!!!

So I'm posting some of my favorites...
some that have grown on me...
and some just for fun!!!


Linking to...




Friday, November 9, 2012

Hey! Look! An Osprey!!!




One of the perks of volunteering for Mono Lake was the training...
pretty awesome training day if you ask me!!!


I'm taking another breather...
but this time it's for fun and frolic!!!!

So I'm posting some of my favorites...
some that have grown on me...
and some just for fun!!!

I’ll be back November 20th!!!

Linking to...



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cute Critters????





Have you ever been to the Elephant Seal Rookery just above San Simeon?
During January the females find the beach here and go in to shore 
to birth their babies, rest up, 
and then wait for their Prince Charming to come in from the sea again...

When we were there, we saw the entire beach covered with female Elephant seals.
With a few males sprinkled in here and there...
We saw...
...a baby being birthed
...males fighting for the honor of a female
...males picking the one female he wants and going over hill, dale, and 
any seal in the way to get to her
...seals in the midst of lovemaking
...dead seals
and of course, 
the seagull strutting his stuff in amongst the rest...



I'm taking another breather...
but this time it's for fun and frolic!!!!

So I'm posting some of my favorites...
some that have grown on me...
and some just for fun!!!

I’ll be back November 20th!!!


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