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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Study in B&W...






"To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage."
Georgia O'Keefe




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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Our Little Corner of the World...





It was a Bue Bird Day:

"A blue bird day is a beautiful sunny day after an overnight snowfall.
It's a perfect skiing day with a clear blue sky, bright sun, and fresh snow."
skiing.about.com/od/skiingglossary/g/bluebirdday.htm


Yep...Saturday was a Blue Bird day up here!!!
Who knew our Friday snowstorm would end up being the biggest snow storm of the year?!!!
We had over 2 feet in our back forty...40 inches on the mountain...
It's melting fast though...
all the more water for LA!!!






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Monday, April 28, 2014

Struggling to be Spring...





"Dear beautiful Spring weather, I miss you.
Was it something I said?"
"Skipper" Kim Corbin


We headed up to Bodie on Saturday...
on the way...
we stopped at the LeeVining museum and walked around the grounds 
checking out all the old machinery on the grounds.
Leave it to Kelly to find this little patch of snow.
Before she could roll in it I went and grabbed my iPhone!!!

Just a little weed flower trying to survive the recent snow...



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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Words to Live By...





"Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!"
Mary Anne Radmacher


Had a great day with the family at Bodie!!!
This is our lovely middle granddaughter, Kasey!!!

She's growing up soooo fast!


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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Just Another Spring Day....




...in Mammoth!!!

Weekend in B&W

But M-O-M.....I want to play with Pepper and Lucy!!!


Yep...it's been snowing like this a allll day long!!!


Want to sit on the deck???


Well...if I can't play with Pepper and Lucy...


SNOW-DIVING!!!


It's not as much fun as playing with Pepper and Lucy, Mom...


Cocktails on the back patio anyone???
We can light a fire in our cool (literally!) patio fire pit thing-y!!!



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Friday, April 25, 2014

Gentle Spring...





"Come, gentle Spring!  Ethereal Mildness! Come!"
James Thompson



Don't let these blue skies and tree leaf buds fool you...
100% chance of snow...
We're expecting a foot...


S-I-G-H!!!



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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Round 2...



Bear - 2...


Dog gate - 0



The barbecue lovin' bear is at it again!!!

Fortunately...the gate alerted me...and I shooed him away before he got to the barbecue!!

Kelly didn't even notice...


Barbecue lovin' bear...

Remember this guy???  
The cute little cub that survived after mom was killed by a car on Hwy 203?
He's now a couple hundred pounds and has developed a fondness for barbecues...
...well...let me re-phrase that...
a fondness for OUR barbecues (he already ate one...)!!!
(and the next door neighbor's)

Our resident Bear Whisperer says he's never heard of a barbecue lovin' bear!!!



Oh...and BTW...
he's also...


...the infamous Vons Bear!!!


As cute and fun as these encounters may be...
they can be the beginnings of trouble for this bear...
Steve Searles, the Bear Whisperer, is concerned about him
and is on the look out for him...
His objective?
To encourage the bear to leave the human things alone and go back to his natural habitat...

We'd like that too...
...those darned doggy gates (and barbecues) are kind of expensive!!!


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Our Little Corner of the World...




Convict Lake
April 17, 2014

Convict Lake
April 4, 2011


What a difference a few years can make...

The winter of 2010-11 was an epic winter...
60 feet of snow on the mountain...
snow up to the middle of our second story window...
it snowed on Memorial Day Weekend...
Skiing was open through July 4th...and only stopped because insurance wouldn't let
the mountain stay open...

This year...yep...another epic California drought year...

The silver lining???
An early mountain Spring!!!



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Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Spring!!!





"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


Nothing says Springtime more than yellow flowers...


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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!!!





"The spirit of Easter is all about Hope, Love and Joyfull living.
Happy Easter!!
Unknown


The Easter Duckling wishes you an 
Easter and Spring filled with  life, love and laughter!!!


Love and Easter Blessings to you all!!!





Saturday, April 19, 2014

Benton Crossing...





"I want, of course, peace, grace, and beauty.
How do you do that?
You work for it."
Studs Terkel


This farm equipment is on display in Benton..
a small community on the edge of Mono County.

It was once a thriving mining community
and is now a small community
centered around a natural hot springs...



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Friday, April 18, 2014

Bad Moon Rising...





"There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."
George Carlin


Remind me, the next time there's a lunar eclipse, 
to get my tripod out!!!

Credence Clearwater Revival



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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Nature's Heart...





"We do not see nature with our eyes, 
but with our understandings and our hearts."
William Hazlett

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Have you ever been...



...to the California Poppy Festival?


If you think you might be in California April 26 & 27...
plan to head to Palmdale for the Annual California Poppy Festival...

Rolling hills after rolling hills, all covered in California poppies...
Spectacular!!!


This pic is from my archives...
but it was inspired by my drive back up to Mammoth!!!
I didn't have time to stop, much to my disappointment...
I was under a timeline to get to the town council candidate forum...
Maybe the next time I head down I'll be able to stop...
I'll keep you posted!!!


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Our Little Corner of the World...





"A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable."
William Wordsworth


Heading back up the mountain!!!



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