The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Photo #91 2012

The rain can stop anytime now!
We have had non-stop percipitation for the last 10 days.
Intellectually I know we need it-
Emotionally I would like some sunshine please!
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Friday, March 30, 2012

Photo #90 2012

The joys of home ownership-

Especially when the roof leaks.
Annoying whan previous owners are less than open
about the house and it's water tight integrity....or not.
We called in a roofer and the roof is now resealed around
the solar panels. When looking in the attic we could see
that the roof had leaked many times before.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Photo #88 2012

Mango and Orange Salad
My family loves their "Kathe" salads.
This one has mango and oranges laced with lime juice,
accompanied with walnuts,a bit of chopped red onion,
celery and some Gorgonzola cheese.
Oh- and some lettuce can be found in there!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Photo #87.5 2012

Baby- it's windy and cold outside!

Our weather report today is:

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Photo #84 2012

Lucy absolutely loves her new home
Our new home has so much light and sun
and every window has a window sill deep
enough for Lucy to sit on and enjoy...
I call these windows "Kitty TV".

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Photo #80

First day of Spring....really?
It's blowing up to 50mph today...
and I could only find this pitiful little pansy
as a sign of spring. It's about 1" in size and
I have to admire it's tenacity in it's stubborn little blossom.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Photo #78 2012

This morning's panorama view from our front porch...
(double click on image to see a bigger image)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Photo #75 2012

We took an exploratory drive yesterday going
from our home in Weed to Gazelle, hanging a right
and going up to the little town of Etna
via another little town Callahan.
Beautiful sights along the way;
a fun day trip and tasty beer at Etna Brewing.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Photo #74 2012

The predicted high winds howled all night and we got a bit of snow.
The winds came from the south-hence only snow on one side of the trees.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Photo #73

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, March 13, 2012. A strong Pacific storm will continue moving into the West Tuesday, renewing rain and high elevation snow from the West Coast through the Intermountain West. This storm will be the first in a series of Pacific storms to hit California over the next week, welcomed news for a state that has endured a mild and dry Winter. Winter Storm Watches and Warnings are posted from the Cascades through the Sierra Nevadas in anticipation of over a foot of new snow. The snowpack in California supplies drinking water and agricultural irrigation for much of the Golden State. The storm will also be intense enough to instigate very strong winds up to 100 mph in the higher elevations of the West.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Photo #72 2012

Except for a few boxes in the house
we are almost unpacked
Now we have to tackle the garage!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Photo #70 and 71 2012

Apples from the orchard......

and a wicked game of Trionimoes.................

Nothing better than a game or two or three of Trionimoes-wickedly fun game. Followed by a delicious Apple pie or Apple Crisp from home grown Bill Solus apples!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Photo #67 2012

There's a group (family?) of 5 deer that
usually stroll through our property around breakfast time.
When we have company that makes for ideal photo ops.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Photo #65 2012

Russell's Birthday Dinner and Cake!
We had great day- complete with house guests.
Doug took this photo and I made the cake thanks to
Steve's super secret cake recipe!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Photo #64 2012

Lucy and Russell merged into one........
Happy Birthday Russell!
(nope it isn't photoshop-just Lucy looking out a window
with Russell on the other side of the window!)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Photo #62 2012

Improving TV reception by knocking the
snow accumulation off of the dish......
Man does not live by bread alone...
He must be able to chill in front of the TV fire.