Monday, January 31, 2011


My first camellia!!
Early bloomer, but wonderful to see
signs of Spring...

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Following a nice rain of over 12 hours
we finally saw the sun as the fog was washed away!!
which lead to another lovely sunset...

Saturday, January 29, 2011


The long and lonely road to fitness...
I love it!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011


My family recently lost another member the Cancer...

My Aunt (Dad's Sister) passed after a very short battle ~

In her home, my Aunt had a cedar chest that had belonged to
my Paternal Grandmother. The chest is at least 75 years old!!
I am honored to store it at our home for my Dad...

The chest has so much 'character', I wish it could talk and tell us
all the stories of it's life ~

I tried to capture some of the color, dents, dings and the awesome lock!
Unfortunately, pictures don't do it justice, so you'll have to take my word for it!!
It is truly a treasure...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

365*-27; Assignment - I Spy: "BALL"

Our pupster Belle catching "the ball"...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


We love baking our own bread!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Amtrak train bridge crossing...
(I want to add that this was SOOC!)

Monday, January 24, 2011


I caught Kitty Baby enjoying our recent sunshine...

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Another value of a year's worth of running!
I have an eye for spotting change while running...
this is what was found in 2010

Saturday, January 22, 2011


I am in awe and amazed latley by
both sunrise's & sunsets!!!
Another amazing sunrise during our morning run
along the American River Bike Trail ~
What a treat to have access to such a treasure...

Friday, January 21, 2011

365*-21 Assignment; E&E: "Excited"

This weeks assignment is about
finding different people and capturing
their emotions or expressions.
This is me, dear daughter and her Prince charming
after our very first SNOW run!!!
We live in a part of California that does not see snow!
We were visiting my Son in Washington
and it had been snowing for two days!!!
We were SO excited for the snow,
not to mention that we ran a 5k in it!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


I had to giggle at this...
The temp was MAYBE 50 degrees
and this guy was rollin' in the convertable down
the freeway at 75 MPH...
What do you want to bet the car was NEW!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Another overcast day
but the local geese didn't seem to care ~

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


After more than a week we
were blessed with the sun today!!!
Beautiful sunshine today leaves
a beautiful sunset...

Monday, January 17, 2011


I have had homemade mac & cheese
on my list of dishes to try!
FINALLY today I gave it a shot...
It is definitely a dish I will make again,
the flavor was amazing ~
(I used the recipe by Rachel Ray)

Sunday, January 16, 2011


This was my view as I got to my turnaround point
during my morning run!!
Can't believe I had my back to it, and almost missed it!
Glad I turned around when I did...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

365*-15 Assignment - Tech: Upside Down

This week's assignment was to take a picture Upside Down
I chose to hold my camera upside down (which was a challenge in itself!)

This is my neighbor's front yard after another Friday night TP episode...
It has been overcast/foggy all week and the coloring was off
so I went with B&W ~

Friday, January 14, 2011


Many states are suffering through snow...
Here in California we have plenty of rain & snow melt...

Thursday, January 13, 2011


One day after scaring up a skunk and getting sprayed
Belle was back in hunting form!

She received a nice bath of peroxide, baking soda & dish soap
that worked wonders on the skunk spray.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Uh oh...
#1 Chocolate lab scared up a SKUNK this morning...
You can see how happy SHE is!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


How about a little fire... scarecrow????

Monday, January 10, 2011


Found this little guy during our nature walk...

Sunday, January 9, 2011


90 days until they become Mr. & Mrs.!!!
So excited...

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Our first attempt at garlic stuffed olive bread...

Friday, January 7, 2011


Meet Miss Kitty Baby...
She can often be found doing just this,
peeking over a counter or furniture to see
what we are doing ~

Thursday, January 6, 2011

365*-6 Assignment; Word: 2011

I have been trying to think of what to use...
Sat down at work today and tadah!!!!
~ It had been right in my face all week ~

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I have been meaning to try my hand
at making my own tortilla chips!!
They turned out pretty well :-)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


The rain clouds have spread out and left
amazing sunsets!!

Monday, January 3, 2011


Although this appears to be a creature of some sort...
It is a hydrangea!!
I loved the contrast of winter hybernation
and spring blooming prep~

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Dear hubs' first attempt at crusty white bread
that accompanied my Cioppiono...
We make such a great team...

Saturday, January 1, 2011


My annual New Year's Day tradition...
Dear husband added his first attempt of
crusty white bread to the meal!!