Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ghost Town Galivanting!


Gee whilikers!!!  Do you suppose there are Ghosts in the Gable???
Gawking tourists Gaze into the windows looking for the Ghosts of days past here 
in the Ghost town known as Bodie.  The next time you want to Getaway and Galivant 
to someplace fascinating...Go to Bodie!!!

Check out ABC Wednesday for more "G" entries!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's been a tough start...

Many of you may remember that our Kelly came to us with a need for knee surgery... wasn't an ACL or an was a congenital problem called a 
luxated patella.

In a nutshell...the groove the tendon rested in that controlled the patella was not deep 
enough and it would dislocate periodically...
a typical Golden Retriever issue and the same issue as our friend Petrea's Boz had
when she got him many years ago...(Petrea of PasadenaDailyPhoto)

Well...she had the surgery 4 weeks ago...
Today she went to the vet for her xrays to see how she's healing...

The vet said she's doing great!!!  It's healing on schedule...

But much to Kelly's chagrin...she's still on restricted activity...
But she's gonna have a cool scar...

And even with all the visits to the vet with surgery and boarding most recently...
she loves everybody at the vet...
she wiggled and bounded right up to the vet the first visit after the surgery...
he patted her and said "Don't you know you're supposed to be afraid coming here???"

Nah...not our Miss Kelly...she's glad to see them every time she goes there!!!

Thank you Bishop Veterinary're all awesome!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

It Was Quite an Adventure!!!

Sadie and Cleo got to go outside today for the first time since we've been up here in Mammoth Lakes.
Down south, they were both indoor/outdoor kitties.  They loved sitting on the patio and cruising the yard.
For the most part, they stayed in the yard....

When we first got to Mammoth, our home up here had a huge and wonderful deck off the second floor
which was our main living area...the deck was high enough that the cats could go out and enjoy the sun 
without really being out in the "wild".

But here we are in our new home...yes...we have a deck, but it's off the first floor and has steps down
to the slate patio below.  So...the we let the cats out?  

Today they went outside...we were all out there.  Kelly, TheChief and me...Cleo and Sadie...
Sadie was in hog heaven...

literally!!!!  She rolled and rolled in the dirt...then she explored...with me following and 
bringing her back close to the house whenever she got a bit too far...

Cleo wandered a bit but stayed close to home...

And was completely tuckered out when she got back in!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

You've Got Mail!!!

When someone new makes a comment on my blog, I generally click on their 
"name" and check to see if they also have a blog.   This time I clicked on 

He has an interesting blog and his last post was for the meme "Sunday Series" I'd not 
seen before.  His post was about how "snail-mail" is dwindling in popularity and 
because of that post offices all over the country, like the one in his city, are closing.  
He showed some lovely photos of what looks like a true treasure...
I am so sad that his wonderful post office is closing...

I checked back in my blog to see when I posted this photo of an old post office taken at the 
Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop, CA.  I thought for sure that I had posted it and was going to 
post a link to it in my comment to him...but I couldn't find it!!!  
So here it is!!!   My homage to the US Postal Service's glory days!!!

This is not an official entry to the Sunday Series Meme as I have not met all their criteria...but in case you want to check it here!!!

However...this is my entry for...

Saturday, August 27, 2011


"In water one sees one's own face; But in wine, one beholds the heart of another."
French Proverb Quotes

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Silhouette of the Minarets...

"There is no black and white situation.  It's all part of life.  Highs, lows, middles."
Van Morrison

The sun set quickly...and without a lot of fanfare...
but just wait...

and come back tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Find the Doe!!!

Think of this post as one of those drawings where you have to look and look
to find the hidden animals...
In this case, she's a doe that spent the morning behind our new home...
Kelly and I were sitting on the back deck, reading and watching the trees grow...
when I spotted her behind a stand of bushes...

Darn the yappy dog next door...she might have joined us if it wasn't yapping all morning!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's A Wedding!!!

Tim Smith and Melissa Watson 
are getting married this weekend!!!

So I'm heading south today and will be gone through Monday...

I would pre post for this weekend, but I'm having trouble reconnecting my photos to my 
Lightroom catalogs...
I've been limping along day by day while trying to get the computer back up to it's 
former perfect set up, but it's a slow process!!!  Hopefully, next week I'll be back on track.  

In the meantime...please wish Mel and Tim a lifetime of happiness!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It was a good Evening...


Evening at Minaret Vista

"Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life.  The Evening beam
that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray."
Lord Byron

Minaret Vista is the perfect spot for friends to gather 
and enjoy the setting sun...(but don't forget the glass of wine or martini!!!)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Window into the Past...

Bodie State Park Stamp Mine, Bodie CA

"Until you know that life is interesting - and find it so -
you haven't found your soul."
Geoffrey Fisher

Monday, August 15, 2011

In Flight...

My lovely granddaughter Kieley took this during her visit here 
a few weeks ago...if you look closely, you'll see that the 
seagull just caught a fish!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Skywatch Friday....

I've been digging into my archives for this one!!!
I don't think I've posted this's another Bodie shot...

But how can you beat the sky and clouds in Bodie???

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New House

And this is what it looks like today!!!

Have I shown you the back of the house???

And our "backyard"...sans snow!!!

Our yard actually only extends to about the stump...the rest is Forestry land...

We've moved to Paradise!!!

(We'll see if we're still singing the same tune when the snow comes...
we're on the "snowy side of town"!)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

It's a Dog Day Afternoon

Sometimes life as a Dog is not all that fun...

Sometimes...for no reason at all...a Dog's people takse them Down to 
a strange place that smells funny, and leaves you for way too long....
(and other people poke and prod you...and then you take a long nap)

But then they come get you and take you home...
Life is good...
 (Even if you're Darned knee still hurts and you have to wear this stupid Darned collar!!!)

Happy ABC Wednesday to you all!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

This is Our Life...

Since mid June...this has been our life...

Now at least we're under one roof...

I just don't know if I can find the roof...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

We've moved!!!

Yay!!!  We've moved!!!  

Most of our "stuff" is under one roof again!!!  We've done a few things 
to make it ours...and this past weekend, we made our final move!!!

Check in on Tuesday to see more!!!

Thanks to you all for your patience and kind (and funny) words lately!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Taking a Breather!!!

Well...the internet is hooked up, but the house is still in move mode...
Boxes everywhere...can't remember what's in what box...
I'm sure you know the drill!!!

Gone Fishin'....

I'm sure I'll be posting by Monday..