Thursday, March 31, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Today's Flowers, Mellow Yellow, Camera Critters / Hello MOO Cow!

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I am loving that this MOO COW is standing by yellow flowers and all dressed up with yellow tags on her ears.
I stopped my car and approached carefully so not to scare her away.
I wish more of her face was showing, but, she kept a good eye on me as I came closer.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

SkyWatch Friday / Looks Like Rain!

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Uh Oh... the rain is going to make it to the desert!
We spent a few hours yesterday at the Living Desert in Palm Desert, CA.
We thought we would escape the rain in Los Angeles or prolong the "dry" a little longer...but, it caught up with us before we got home!
These tents are used by those who want to spend the night to observe the nocturnal creatures here.
This area is often used by school groups on overnight field trips.
But...LOOK at that sky!
Storms coming over the San Jacinto Mountains create some "big" drama to watch!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ruby Tuesday / A Table for Two

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A table for two is available (outside in the rain)!
Would anyone like it?
I'll go inside, thank you!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Blue Monday, My World Tuesday, Watery Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday / La Jolla = The Jewel

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The Sea Wall at La Jolla
La Jolla is pronounced, "La Hoya" and means "The Jewel."
The area is a  beautiful part of the Southern California coastline just north of San Diego.

The bluffs are covered with color!

The coves are a haven for resting seals.

Blue Monday
My World Tuesday
Watery Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday

Friday, March 18, 2011

Today's Flowers, Mellow Yellow / A Vine

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A vine growing in my backyard that shall remain "nameless," since I haven't a clue.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My World Tuesday / Kilts and Boots - Irish Festival, Los Angeles, CA USA

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We really enjoyed an Irish Festival this weekend. 
This is a bagpipe band marching through the festival grounds.
I LOVE the kilts and boots!
March 12, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Color Carnival, Ruby Tuesday, Mellow Yellow, Blue Monday / Brooms Brooms Brooms

We went to an Irish Festival here in the Los Angeles area today.
These colorful brooms caught my attention and I put my camera to work!

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Weekend Reflections / Outdoor Tables Inside

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This is a reflection of outdoor tables & chairs in the window of one of the towers at the Crystal Cathedral in Orange, California.
The stairs are inside the building even though they appear to be a part of the reflection.
May God Bless Japan and her people after this devastating 8.9 earthquake.
I lift my prayers towards the Pacific Island nations.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Scenic Sunday, Mellow Yellow, Blue Monday / Dead Fish Kill!

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I have been posting images of the Salton Sea which lies in the desert region of southern California.
It is nearly the lowest elevation in the USA, but, Death Valley actually holds that distinction.
But, the Salton Sea is the largest inland body of water in California.
Unfortunately, the water contains a high salinity level and is extremely polluted from 
toxic run-off from the Coachella Valley.
As scenic as it is, it is a death-trap for fish.

The first clue that this body of water is a death-trap for fish is the SMELL!
Although, not too bad right now, because of cooler temperatures on the desert.
As the temperatures rise in the next few weeks, so will the stench of thousands (if not millions) of dead fish that line the shores.
NOT too pretty, right?

I used to water-ski here in the 60's but certainly not now.
It's a shame...part of it nature and part of it mankind...
something to think about...

Scenic Sunday
Blue Monday
Mellow Yellow

Friday, March 4, 2011

Weekend Reflections / Baby Michelle's Baptism

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I attended a wedding recently where a family baptism occurred after the marriage ceremony was completed.
A nice reflection was waiting for me in the baptismal font as the couple enjoyed conversation with their priest.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

SkyWatch Friday / Old Wagon in the Snow - Oak Glen, California USA

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Our family enjoyed a snow-day on Monday at Oak Glen, California.
We were delighted the snow level from our last storm dumped the pretty white stuff on the lower elevations of our local mountains.
No "serious" mountain driving was necessary.
Oak Glen is a beautiful little valley full of apple orchards.
I have seen this old wagon many times but, finally, I got a shot of it in the snow.
It was a beautiful sunny day...which means this snow will be gone in a very short time.