Wednesday, May 29, 2013

This just struck me funny; who would be parking here?

Standing by the fence that divides our apartment complex from several homes.

Great-nephew, Gage, reading a catalog; he loves checking out the latest catalog my boyfriend gets in the mail.    Taken not long before his 9th birthday.

Great-niece,  5 year old Zoey and sister of Gage.   They both have a great fondness for pickles of every shape and size and will not only eat them but drink the juice from jar.  :)    She had just bit into the pickle and this is the look of a 'pickle puss'.  :)

We have a number of crows that hang around and I feed and talk to them.   They are neat to watch watching you.

A while later in the day I was walking around the fence checking out trees, etc. and looking up saw this crow just watching me.    I know many people don't like crows but I do; very intelligent creatures and they can recognize faces.

This is part of an empty field across from the complex.   Turkeys walk this path and so do homeless who vanish into the dense trees.   If you continue straight through, you will come to a road that in one direction has a horse farm.    I have lived in this area for over 31 years and it was mostly rural in most places.   Now, they are going to finalize plans to bring our unincorporated area into the city.    Don't like this one bit and decided to get some pictures in case they destroy area and build apartments or something.  

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Walking around my apartment complex

Part of my apartment complex.   Surrounded by redwood trees it is nice and cool in the summer and cold and dark during the winter.  

Walking around the complex noticed this chair sitting outside the door of one of the apts.  

Friday, May 24, 2013

Skywatch pictures

Don't  a couple of these clouds look like flying saucers?   I have never seen shapes like these before.
These two sky pictures were on same day, within hours of one another.   This last one was as evening started to come around.   We have been seeing some lovely skies lately and I always enjoy them.  
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Asiatic Lily

My niece gave this Asiatic Lily to me last year.   It had been dormant through the winter and it is now starting to bloom again.    I love these big yellow flowers.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bright ending to a lovely day.  
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Having fun with filters

These were a pretty pink.
Pale yellow roses.    Picasa 3 has a button to invert colors; what fun and interesting pictures they help make.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Looking through leaves off my patio to the street beyond.


Some of my neighbors flowers; aren't they lovely?

Friday, May 3, 2013

More skywatch pictures

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