Out of Touch

Just wanted to let you know I will be out of touch for the next couple of weeks. Have a lot going on. All good stuff, just not sure if I will be able to post. After things calm down will be back to regular posts.



Happy Easter

Hope you had a good Easter. Ours was quite, but nice. We went to hear our Son preach his first Easter Service.   He did a great job! We then had lunch with our son and his family. After that we headed home and had a very relaxing day.

Sorry it has been awhile since I wrote last. As I said before, we had 3 of our granddaughters staying with us.  I think I mentioned our daughter and Son-in-law were on a cruise. Well on Wednesday of that week we took the girls to Disneyland. Had a great time! Then on Saturday we meet our DD and DSIL in LA. They picked up the kids and headed home.  Tim and I then  went on the same cruise they had just finished. It was great to just relax after having 3 kids for 8 days. Don’t get me wrong we love having the girls stay with us, I’m just not as young as I use to be. 🙂

Will be telling you more later about the trips. Just wanted to let you know I was still here.

No Pictures Please

We are watching 3 of your grandkids this week. Our Daughter and Son-in-law are taking a vacation to celebrate turning 30. (wait I’m not old enough for my baby to be 30. I mean they are celebrating turning 29.99999)

Yesterday it was warm here and the girls wanted to go swimming in the pool. Now I personally think it is way to cold to swim in the pool right now, but they are young. Before they went in they had to get nice and hot, so decided to sunbath.

The response when I got the camera out was “no pictures please”

Then on to sunbathing.

Oh and yes they did get in the pool. Not me.


A Pastel Pallet

April 7th’s “Picture Spring” prompt was about pastels. It said: We often seek out bright and boastful colors this time of year (we’ve been fighting the doldrums of winter after all) but spring can also bring the soft, muted tones to soothe our senses and calm our souls.

Now I can’t say I think that much about pastels. I’m more of a bold color person. So I found myself looking at color different today. Found some pastel, but mostly bold colors. Even the plastic easter egg I saw were bold.

I just finished this baby blanket. It’s pastel!

And here is some more pastel for you

(This is a giant tube of M&M’s from the M&M store)

Have a great day!


A Fresh Face

April 6th’s Picture Spring prompt was “A Fresh Face” It said: capture yourself in a self-portrait. Not everyone is comfortable with self-portraits. Just keep in mind there are no rules to this; use a self-timer or a mirror, hold your camera or use a tri-pod, capture a detail of yourself or smile and say cheese if the spirit moves you. This is supposed to be fun!

Now taking pictures of myself is NOT fun. Lately I have noticed that I look really tired in pictures. What is up with that? Do I really look that tired? Do I need a nap? More sun? A new eyeshadow?

Ok enough of that! Here are a couple of pictures I can live with:

Have a great day.


Getting Grounded

No, no one is in trouble. At least not yet today 🙂  April 5th’s prompt was that “Getting Grounded. The prompt said:  Try setting your camera on the ground today to shoot for a whole new (and often surprising) view of the world around you.

Now like I have said before we don’t have that many green plants in AZ. But when we go to the coast to see Tim’s Dad there are plants galore. Tim’s Dad lives in a trailer park by Pismo. When we are there I love to walk around the park and look at the neighbors plants. Some of them sure do love to garden. I have always wanted a green thumb, but it hasn’t happened yet.

Here are a few ground shots I took the last time we were there.

This one was taken through a chin-link fence.

Nice different view isn’t it.


Look Up

April 4th” Picture Spring was called “The Sky is the Limit”. The prompt said: Capture the sky overhead today, whatever the weather. Now when the weather is 85 and sunny there isn’t much to look at in the sky. Maybe a bird or 2, but you could wait all day to see them 🙂    Here is today’s sky:

Now to add some interest, instead of a beautiful blue sky here are some sky pictures I have taken over the last year:


Rainbow in Pitkin

Pelicans on one of our coast trips

A sand storm, going through the desert

and our beutiful sunsets


Wow I didn’t relieze how many sky pictures i had until I started looking for them. Will have to do another post of sky pictures again.

Have a great day! Don’t forget to look up!


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