Friday, March 31, 2017

Dakota and the Salt Lamp

Good evening everyone.

This morning I ran some
errands with my mom.
That means that Dakota
had to stay home.
Dakota does not like
having to stay home.
He loves to go.

This is what I see when
we pull in the drive way
later on. Can you see
him looking out the window?

Silly dog.

I have been wanting to get
a salt lamp for a while
now. I did purchase one
on line in Jan. to be shipped
to Calif. for my 
daughter in laws 
bday. But held off
getting me one at the

I went by Bed, Bath and 
Beyond this evening and 
picked one up.

Be cool to see if  I see
any changes after using
this for a bit.

 Thanks for stopping in,

Photos from the Past - Braden

Pics for the past 
six years.
Braden, my youngest

Dakota guarding Braden.

I love watching them sleep.

Trying to take pics of
him and Dakota photo

Love my grandson's eyes.
Denim blue with dotted
lines circling the inside.


Thanks for stopping in,

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Walk Around the Yard Today

Good afternoon. 
Dakota and I went out to
do a walk around the yard.
I do this to see what is 
going on with my plants!

I love this shot of my creek.

This is my garden on the 
side of the shed. 

This is my hummingbird,
made by a local 
metal artist, Major
Hall. He does the
most a amazing work.

My Hosta is doing great. 
Been in this spot for 25 years.
I usually thin it out and 
give some a way. 

I took up painting rocks a 
couple years ago and 
saw this somewhere so 
I had to make one for my

This is the bank along the 
creek. For years I tried
to get ivy growing there.
I would plant and baby
it and it would not 
take. So a couple of 
years ago I throw some out
to get rid of it and it takes....

Just so you know, this is my driveway...
see how dangerous a missed step
can be if you are getting
out of the passenger side and I 
don't park way over to the 
other side. 

I have this hanging on the shed.

Broken plate....yep it
adds interest to the flower bed.

Hoping my vine grows and 
makes its way up the baby
bed springs. Yep, I 
use that as a trellis. 

My best friend gave me these
last year. Glad to see them
came back.

Thought I lost this but so glad to 
see that I did not. It is
Lemon Sage. You can use
this for cooking. It also smells
like lemon pledge.

Saw a wasp going in the birdhouse 
in the garden but that is not
what I really want in there...
I want birds!!


Corner of my shed. The colorful
glass ball I picked up at 
It is turned upside down.
It used to be one of those 
things you buy and 
put water in, stick it in the 
plant and it waters it when it
needs it. That long part that 
goes in the dirt of the plant
was broken off so I just
sat it down in a metal
candle holder. 

My fav piece.
I welded this, it is my Wild Flower

Picked this up at Goodwill a 
few years ago. I had a 
solar light in there to 
have it glowing on the 
garden but one of 
how many storms lately
took it out. I will have to 
replace that.

Thanks to the man up the 
street from my mom 
I now have red canon lilies.
I had some for years but a 
couple of years ago I lost
them. Glad I was able
to replace them. 

And the sun shines on the garden.

This is the condo I hung last week.
I saw birds flying around it
yesterday and I was
hoping that they were
moving in but I looked
today and there is no 
sign of renters yet. 

House Leeks - no clue the
real name. Growing along
the side of my tree.

Got this at Goodwill 
also. Its a metal 
ant so I hung
it to the tree in the
front yard. Today
I looked and it looked
like the ant was eating 
some plants! lol

A couple of years ago I 
started picking up a rock
whenever I traveled. 
I thought that by painting on 
them and sealing them, 
I could put them in 
my garden and each
time I go out there I 
remember my trip.

The UT Knoxville I picked up
outside of my nieces
apartment when I went 
up to visit. 

La Mesa I picked up right 
outside of my son's house.

Del Mar I picked up on the beach
when my son, daughter in law 
and I were staying in a condo on
Del Mar beach in Calif. 

It adds color to my garden 

Glad Dakota and I walked
the yard when we did.
Winds are picking up.
Storms coming in.

Take care and thanks
for stopping in,

Photos from the Past - Cory and Britney Wedding

An interesting thing about
being a photographer is
when your son gets
married and wants
you to photograph 
the wedding. 

Playing mother of the groom
and photographer is 

But with another family
member there that is
a great photographer 
helps out. 

This is my daughter
in law, Britney.

While shooting this I
did not realize that 
I blew it out. 
But afterwards I
realized I loved it.

Little playing around. 

This shot became my business

Cory was loving this.


Fun shot.

The groom and the best man.

It was a great wedding. 

My first time back to California since
I left at the age of 2, 
I was 

Britney did a great job
with her colors. Prettiest wedding
in red, white and black.
Photograph so well. 

The wedding was held in 
wine country in Southern Calif. 
The day could not have been 
any prettier. 

Thanks for stopping,