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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Photo #306 2012

First Sunset 
We are here in Zihauanejo for 11 days-
this was our first sunset as we ate an early dinner...
it's paradise here!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Photo #302 2012

Everything is rosy when visiting friends
A few weeks ago we drove south and visited/stayed with
friends in Los Altos, Atherton,Bolinas, Sausalito and Mill Valley.
There is nothing better than seeing dear friends and family.
The best medicine for our hearts and souls.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Photo #301 2012

Mt Eddy
Seen from our home in Weed California
I took this just as the sun came out of the clouds.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Photos #297,298 299 and 300 2012

Kathe's Quick Trip to Lake Oswego, Oregon

"No Officer- I'm not on my cell phone
this is my camera.  I am just taking a few photos while driving"
Just leaving Weed- we had our first snow last night.

Siskiyou Pass Summit- a little over 4000 feet.
There's only a trace of snow. Whew.

Etta with her martini and me with my glass of Pinot!
We had a lovely time catching up and having dinner.

Gracie and Dexter waiting for breakfast.
You can see my fully loaded Subaru
through the window. I had come up to
pick up all the tile we needed to finish
our bathroom.  Plus a tile saw.
After this photo was taken I headed
back down I-5 for the 350 mile trip back home.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Photo #294 and 295 2012

Now it's time to make dirt....
Russell built the raised beds out of recycled old decking
and I've got the task of layering straw,alfalfa hay,dirt
and manure with blood meal and bone meal.
Finishing it all off with a topping of 
good compost and planting cereal rye seeds for a winter cover.
Hopefully by planting next year I'll have better dirt than this year.
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Is it time to rake leaves?
We have countless Black Oak trees on our 10 acres-
needless to say we only rake leaves up and away from the house.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Photo #293 2012

Alpen Glow
This is exactly the color the mountain was last evening.
Unbelievably beautiful Golden Hour.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Photo #291 2012

Fall has definitely arrived!
It rained a teensy bit last night
but not enough to make anything less dry
and we don't see snow yet on Mt Shasta... 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Photos #288 and 289 2012

We vacationed-now back to work!

Since returning from our week long time off in
the Bay Area Russell has transformed our old vegetable
garden into a nicely designed raised-bed garden.
He recycled a lot of the old deck lumber 
and this will be so much easier to maintain.
Now I need to find a source for good growing soil!

Russell also finished the deck off what will be our
master bedroom. Now the exterior building is complete!
In the spring we can begin to landscape with indigenous
perennials and shrubs.
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Have a great week everybody!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Photos #286 and 287 2012

 Lucy loves to be in a sunny window!

 Lucy is so happy to be home with us-
she has fun at "Kitty Camp" but prefers we not go on vacations

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Photos # 282, 283, 284 and 285 2012

This past week we drove down to the San Francisco
Bay Area and visited friends and family.
Here are some of the images from our visits...
and you can see more on my Word a Day blog

Our friend Kitty has
a house full of visual delights... 
 Lunch at Harriet's---
yummy quiche and applesauce.
 Arthur's pond....
Bolinas Sunrise

Monday, October 1, 2012

Photo #276 277 and 278 2012

We are going off line for a few days-
hence three photos now
and more in a few days.

While in Etna the other day
I spotted this fence with unusally colored knotholes.
Since I couldn't look through them to see what was
behind the fence- I held my camera over the fence....

I took a photo in one direction...


and then the other direction.....

All I saw was bits and pieces of old cars...
Backyard wealth.