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Friday, September 19, 2014

Close of day

Lovely colors at the close of a good day.  Check out more Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site        

CATS

One of several cats that live in houses across the fence.  I have a new camera that has 35 x zoom and it came in handy this morning.
Smokey checking something out on patio floor.
Smokey looking at a little finch moving around in the trees.

New bridge

Metal bridge at our apartment complex.   Still in process of doing new sidewalks.  When place was built the bridge bringing two complex's together was a nice wooden one.  Over the many years it started wearing down and got so bad and unsafe, it was torn down.  It has been a number of years that have gone by without a bridge of any sort.  Finally, this one is made of metal and hopefully, will last a lot longer than the dear wooden one.   I was not even thinking of the shot until viewing it later that evening; liked the composition.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stately crow

We have many crows around our area and I like to think we are friends. I know they recognize your face and are quite intelligent.  Doesn't this one look quite stately?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Andy Lopez in artwork poster

This is a artwork of 13 year old Andy Lopez who was shot and killed by police last year.  He was walking with a toy gun that was made to look real even though it had an orange tip on the end.  The cop was a veteran of the Iraq war and who said he couldn't tell it wasn't real;  supposed he yelled at Andy to stop  This is the problem with the militarization of the police forces around the country; this action has been compared with the shooting of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
I know I am afraid of the cops and I am a white woman.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tonight's sky



The sky kept coming up with so many different colors it was almost hard to keep up with them.  These were from different directions, too.
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Sunset in gold

The sunset was turning sky a beautiful gold.
This is the only palm tree in the area.  Liked the way the sunset made it turn a lovely orangish-red.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Early morning sky

You can see part of the sun on right side.  This is from my front porch. Check out more Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site        

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Personal tragedy in family

I have not been on my blog for quite a while.  

My younger and only sister, Donna, died June 13th.  She had lived with the physical effects of a stroke from 2001; her right hand and foot would curl up and give her trouble, especially when she got really tired.  She was quite independent, though, and passed a driving test again. 

It was not expected this early and took us all for a loop.  Grieving still and miss her like crazy.  I loved my sister.  I took this picture about twenty days before her death.  Her daughter and I were with her when she died, I still have bad dreams about that whole day.  It is going to take a good long time before we are OK again.


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sky in the evening

My dear sister, Donna, died June 13th.  I miss her so very much.