Thursday, January 31, 2008

Winter Setting


I like the way this turned out with the sun in the background. There was a small cloud passing over the sun which gave it a natural softness.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Fluffy Snow


The snow looked so much likecotton on these branches...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

9 Years...


go by so fast...

Monday, January 28, 2008

Hershey Kisses


This is a new family member, so to say. My parents became proud parents (sort of) last Sunday of a new cockapoo puppy. Retirement allows them plenty of time to train and dote on their "baby". We saw Hershey this weekend and adore him. It's challenging to take a crisp picture of a puppy and without the flash on. I'll keep trying...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Healthy


They were gone in a day. I didn't tell them it had zucchini in it until after their second helping!
UPDATE: At Char's request, I got the recipe here. I followed it step by step (I notoriously eye ball everything and usually don't have the same end result) and it was scrumptious. I sometimes pretend to be healthy, so I made a second batch and substituted Splenda for the sugar and stone ground whole wheat flour and... it turned out almost the same.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Exothermic


I.do.not.like.fire. Except small ones in a fireplace.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Hazing


We brought Coco outside to check out the snow. She acted as if she was being hazed.
Her face says it all! She wants nothing to do with the snow. Whatsoever!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Even cats...


catch snowflakes on their tongues. ;-)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Angel


These angels were on both sides of a driveway, below the ones on the entrance columns from yesterday's post. I counted at least 6 angel statues, although I think there were more (but I didn't want to be seen peeking around the property).

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Guardian


I change my running routes from time to time. The day it snowed, I ran passed this house that has these angels on driveway columns. Actually, they have quite a few angel statues that line the driveway. It looked really peaceful adorned with snow.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Winter Color

Drove around Saturday after it snowed (and as it was melting!)... I saw these berries among the snow on my morning run, and when I went back, the snow was just about gone...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

It Grew


From 5 inches to 3 feet - in just a few days! ;)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Spoiled


A second round of snow in one week - us southerners are getting used this! It's beauuuuutiful!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Blob


Been having trouble with Blogger loading pictures this evening... Another picture of the snow covered lights. Looks like a big eerie blob.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Glowing Snow


I am so lame. I left some Christmas lights on a few bushes just for the sole purpose of this. I had been cautiously, wishfully hoping for some snow to create a winter like picture. It's not exactly as I had visioned...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

For My Bro


I hope this comes your way tonight, so my sweet niece and nephew can have some fun. ;) Thanks for always being the best forecaster. You top them all. :)
(This mini snowman measured just at 5 inches. The mini choc chip for it's eye smeared.)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Making do...


with the candles we have on hand... My kids loved this big number!

Monday, January 14, 2008

PB & Pinecones


It's time to start picking the cones and lathering on the peanut butter and birdseed...

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Snow Plant


When I first saw this growth, I would have never thought it was called a Snow Plant. We saw these while hiking in Mariposa Grove (at Yosemite). We came across a few just sprinkled about here and there among the dead growth. This cluster seemed to be in bloom - ahead of the others we saw. It's not a great picture, but it sure was interesting to see.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

Vintage Mailbox


I took a new route on my run the other day and noticed this old mailbox that used to be addressed to an old farm. I drove back to take a picture yesterday. I love how unique it is.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Rocky Path


I loved that tree leaning sideways...

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Refreshing Run


This was a path I ran, while in San Fran...

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tasty


It was moist, light, and oh so delicious.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Detail...


is everything!
(This is the front door to the plantation with the porch)

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Welcome


Dreaming of a big, wide front porch...

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Friday, January 4, 2008

Signs


I loved the faded beach colors of this church, but I loved the sign in front of it! I had no idea!!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Saying Goodbye


The kids said goodbye to Geico after a fun 6 weeks with him. His remains were burried in the backyard with other former pets.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Miss Photogenic


She truly is one sweet, cute, adorable photogenic cat - except here and here - oh yeah, and here. Wow, 13 posts with Coco in them. My resolution this year will be to take half that many of her. Makes me wonder how desperate I was for a picture! Nah - I love my kitty! Although, on a blustery cold day like today, I was a little desperate for a picture. Here, I opened the back door and stepped on the patio and watched her expressions as she watched the wind whip the trees back and forth.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Smelling Flowers


It's quite challenging finding interesting things to take pictures of in the dead of winter... But I decided to make another round of capturing a picture a day for this year. Here, one of my girls is smelling the pansies I brought inside to protect from tonight's freeze. I like the way the sun illuminated her long lashes.