Friday, February 29, 2008

Marine Plaque


I love the way the soldiers are climbing up to land...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Navy Plaque

More of the memorial plaque read:
"A ship heading for see passes directly by this spot at the northern end of the Golden Gate. Here the sailor feels the first long roll of the sea, the beginning of the endless horizon that leads to the far Pacific."
I love how you can see the Golden Gate Bridge in the background of this plaque.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Merchant Marine Plaque


This one I believe was of the Merchant Marines. I have a few more to post from that memorial. I really wish I had taken more pictures. I was worried about running out of space on my mega sized memory card (which I did with over 485 full size, large file pictures!).

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Coast Guard Plaque


Just off the first exit ramp from the Golden Gate bridge, is a scenic lookout area. There is also a small memorial area dedicated to "The Lone Sailor" with beautifully detailed bronze carved plaques and statues. Here is the beginning part of the memorial plaque that was there:
"This is a memorial to everyone who ever sailed out The Golden Gate in the service of their country - in the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, the Merchant Marine."

Monday, February 25, 2008

Coastal View


A coastal view of the Golden Gate Bridge (taken from the opposite side of the mountain).

Sunday, February 24, 2008

You Take The High Road...

and I'll take the low road...

Just another view of the Golden Gate Bridge. It's winter in Georgia still, and it's getting boring around here for pictures, so thought I'd post a few more from my San Fran trip. Afterall, I took 450+ pictures !

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Dreaming...

of spring... someone's dafodill's are popping up early.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sun Lights


I have always loved how the sun reflects in the waters; how it sparkles, glows, and brightens everything. I guess winter in the south can be pretty after all. Just look around!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

Broken Down


I didn't know what to title this, so my Brenna Bear named titled it a "broken down bridge" - which it really is. I liked the way the trail/path was lit by the sun. If I had good software, I could do some fun things with this picture (ahem, hint hint hint hint hint!).

Sunday, February 17, 2008

53 years old

Mr. Bill is getting up there! And now he's worth 40Grand. We saw this car last Sunday on our way to the Chattahoochee. It's a 1955 Chevy Bel Air. It is orangey indeed! I played around on Paint Shop Pro and "erased" the background. I giggle over how uneven it is around the wheels.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Fleeting...


Last night, I was going through my pictures and opened the folder for 2/14 of 2007. Strikingly, I could see how much my children have changed in 12 months. Ahh, where does the time go? This is my nephew from this time last year...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

View From The Heart


This is in San Francisco, looking at the Presidio area. When I took this picture, I could see how the trees were making a heart shape. Wish I had zoomed out just a tad more to complete the shape on the right side. Happy Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Walk On Water


This duck's name is "Eddie Money" - and he is singing this to the female duck next to him:

And if I could walk on water; If I could find some way to prove;
If I could walk on water, would you believe in me?
My love is so true.

(I loved that 80's song! Sorry, I couldn't resist it for this picture.)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Half Way Across


On our little hike at the Chattahoochee River yesterday afternoon, we passed this old bridge. I could not find anything to read on it as I was wondering why there was only half still standing. Notice how blue the water looked. It is usually quite green but it was really reflecting the big beautiful blue sky.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sunlit Leaves


We went on a small hike at the Chattahoochee River today. The warm glow from the sun on these leaves caught my eye.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

6 Snails


Digging around in the backyard today, I came across a family of 6 snails. They are t.i.n.y.!
(sorry to post this late - blogger would not let me upload ...)

Friday, February 8, 2008

Little Bear


I LOVE this dog's face. I think he has a little look of Chewbacca going on!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Rose Buddies

I'm not crazy about this picture because I used a flash. What I do like, though, are the little buds that are popping up around it.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008

Life and Death


I was going through my hundreds of Yosemite pictures, and this one caught my eye. While hiking in Mariposa Grove, I was struck by the new life sprinkled among the dead trees and debris...

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Mmmmmm


Had to do something with 10 Granny Smith apples before they went bad...

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Metal Mouth


Two of my children had braces put on last week. This has forced me to cook lots of soft food!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Winter Wheat


Same thing, different angle... And I don't think this is wheat; some sort of tall grass, maybe?