Saturday, July 31, 2010


A couple of shots from The Fireguy's retirement dinner last night...

Friday, July 30, 2010


Obnoxious retirement shirt The Fireguy is wearing tonight!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Today marks the day before The Fireguy's retirement dinner.
All of my "kids" will be here in the morning,
and I will not likely be on the laptop.
Here are a couple of memories in honor of his retirement (again! sorry!!!).

We are so proud of you Poppa Bear!!! Enjoy your retirement!!
Circa 1986

Present day...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


The Retired Fireguy (aka Raft Guide) is a water nut!!!
Whether he is rafting or fishing he is always
searching for 'treasures'...

This is our Wall of Fame or Shame!!
Little trinkets that he has found over the years...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Our little grape tomatoes are loving the warmish weather...

Monday, July 26, 2010

365*-207 Assignment; Word: STARS

Had to dig pretty deep for this one!!!
(Thanks to my son for his assistance...)
♥Yeah, he was a pretty good baseball player ♥

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I know it is "A" picture a day,
but I really loved these shots and waned to share them!!
I found this lovely while I was in the yard this morning...

Saturday, July 24, 2010


We are now free to fly about the country!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010


We had a wonderful full moon tonight!!
Capturing the moon has been a project of mine,
meaning I needed to spend time with my camera and
I'm fairly happy with this shot...
I did not edit it at all, other than cropping~
(welcoming your suggestions/comments!)
I'm anxious to take more night shots now!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


♥ My two 'biker boyz' ♥

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Alright y'all...

It's another episode in my monthly self-portrait saga!!
I tried to crop out the camera, as if you can't tell ~ Hehehe!
Today marks the beginning of my last month of being "in my 40's"...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

365*- 201 Assignment; I Spy: Red, White & Blue

I was marveling at a beautiful mosaic when I had a thought ~
this was the result...

Monday, July 19, 2010


My dear husband, The Retired Fireguy
surprised me with these little goodies!!
Aren't they the sweetest?? HA!!
I am not "50" yet but I'm knocking pretty hard on the door :-)
I wanted to share these with you all!! Nom Nom...

Sunday, July 18, 2010


All that is left of our
what used to be gorgeous shade tree...

Saturday, July 17, 2010


How I spent my Saturday!!!
A traditional lasagna, a mexican lasagna, two mini pizzas,
a berry cobbler and berry pie filling...
We like to pre cook and then freeze meals
for future quickie meals!
I ♥ to be in my kitchen ~ makes me SO happy!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010


En route to return our granddog to her parents... Gonna miss the little peanut!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

365*-194 Assignment; E&E: WOW

Nothing like dog kisses...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010


This is what it looks like when Firemen run in the family!!!
L toR My Dad, brother-in-law's brother, My Fireman,
our nephew and brother-in-law...

Saturday, July 10, 2010


This is my "Granddog", Bella!!!
We are watching her while
dear daughter & her prince charming
enjoy a belated 3rd anniversary trip to Mexico...

Friday, July 9, 2010


Smokey says "Be Safe"!!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

365*-189 Assignment; Technique ~ 50mm

This week's assignment was to capture an image at 50mm ~
A 50mm lens (or shooting a zoom lens at 50mm) is
what your NORMAL eye sees.
Not as easy as you think if you own a point & shoot camera!!
I enjoyed this assignment as it made me work at the shot,
get to know the camera and give the shot some thought!!!
My capture today was some of our local geese families
on the lake by the house.
It was a lovely bright morning and
they were just so peaceful looking;
I hope you enjoy the shot!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Our kids gave this box to dear husband on Father's Day;
it was full of 'special memories' they have
with their Dad on individual pieces of paper...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Cat tails!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010


No idea what this is, but I found them very interesting!

Sunday, July 4, 2010


This was my final view as I left my son last weekend...
Bless them for getting up early to see us off!! ♥ you guys..

Saturday, July 3, 2010


I had some unexpected company while weeding today...

Friday, July 2, 2010


How cute is this little guy???
(Hopefully, I don't lose followers over this one!!!)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

365*-182 Assignment; Word: Summer

Enjoy the summer responsibly ~