Monday, August 30, 2010

8/30/10 Naked Ladies

The Naked Ladies are starting to fade, but I did run across this vibrant healthy bunch next to the road today.

8/29/10 Summer Vines

The poor grapes have had a tough year.  Then in the last few weeks it got super hot, accelerating the harvest time even more.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

8/28/10 Petaluma High School

My new house is  only a few blocks from Petaluma High School, where all of my kids went to school. Too bad I did not live so close when they were going there!

8/27/10 Cobras

These 2 cars called Cobras were parked at the bank.  They were pretty cool looking.


A storm is brewing!!! Yikes, let's get out of here!
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Saturday, August 28, 2010


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Friday, August 27, 2010


Burnt Island Lighthouse.
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

8/26/10 Outlet Mall

Our local outlet mall has the best landscaping, I always find it to be inspiring.

8/25/10 Heirloom Tomatoes

The heirloom tomatoes are so good right now.

8/24/10 Sunflower

I love these guys.


More rain drops on another Hydrangea. Thank god for the rain. It has been soooooooooo dry here! Good gentle and soaking rain for two days. The weather is supposed to be mid 80's this weekend. Who knows WHAT the weather will be like when you all get here!
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Some raindrops on my Hydrangea
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Sea Fog.................
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the Hydrangeas are starting to "go by"......
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How fun are the colors of these chairs????
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I love a window with a flower box...........
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Monday, August 23, 2010

8/23/10 Shollenberger Sunset

It was so warm tonight I went over to Shollenberger Park after dinner and caught this pretty sunset.  

Sunday, August 22, 2010

8/22/10 Sunflowers

An added attraction the Wild Flour Bakery in Freestone is the Wildflower Gardens they also have,  where you are free to roam about.   They had huge sunflowers, over 10 ft tall.

8/21/10 Victorian Garden

This house used to look horrible, but someone fixed it up and now it is beautiful, especially the gardens.

Friday, August 20, 2010

8/20/10 Jelly Bellies

This is the best candy store in Petaluma, they have all the old fashioned candies as well as modern treats like these Jelly Bellies

8/19/10 Sunflower Fence

These sunflowers are just crazy big!

8/18/10 Table and Chairs

I love how people in my neighborhood have the cutest chairs and tables right out on the street.

8/17/10 Petaluma River

The Petaluma River.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


October sky in August.................
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010


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Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Gary and I where driving around today and thought this was an interesting door!
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this is Dave Alley, next door Dave. Wonder Dave and his grandson. Just thought it was cute.............
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Monday, August 16, 2010

8/16/10 Naked Ladies

These "naked ladies" are blooming all over town now.  A lot of people use them along the fence.  When we bought the office building the garden had a zillion of these bulbs, which I dug out to plant roses instead. They were almost impossible to get rid of.

8/15/10 Yellow Bench

My neighbor at the cabin has the cutest bench in her garden.

8/14/10 Riverbank Trees

The roots on these trees on the riverbank of the Merced River are huge.   And tons of people were rafting and swimming in the river.  Yosemite Falls is in the background but is barely a trickle by this time of year.

8/13/10 Black Eyed Susans

I love these colorful flowers!  These are at the Jail garden in Groveland, which is nicely maintained by the Pine Mountain Lake Garden Club.

8/12/10 Ice Cream Parlor

This ice cream parlor is next to the gas station where I stop on the way to the cabin.  Well, sometimes I also stop at the ice cream store. 

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I am trying to find a great shot of sea glass and a starfish. So you may see a lot of these types of shots coming up, but I need your serious critique. I would like to get a great shot and then have it blown up for the new hour. I'd like to do it on canvas. So let me know what you think............... I think this one needs softer, like later in the day light.
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Saturday, August 14, 2010


Lovely Lilly...............
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Friday, August 13, 2010


Happy Friday the 13th..............
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