Friday, April 30, 2021

SHE FINALLY DID IT - BEANIE IN A BOX

 We have had her for almost six years.  I have witnessed her love for boxes (like all cats love), but the other day Mike opened up a box that was delivered from Amazon and mindlessly just put it on the chair next to where he was sitting.  I walked into the room and there she was - the first time I ever saw her fit into a tiny box.  My camera was on the counter so i kept saying to her "don't move" ...over and over while getting the camera and taking her photo.

ahh, the tape on the chair shows up..oh well...these chairs will have tape on them until the day she isn't with us anymore.  She's already ruined them with her nails.




Monday, April 26, 2021

I INVITED MYSELF TO VISIT "GREEN VALLEY LAKE" THE OTHER DAY

 Mike wasn't home and i needed to get out and walk through nature.  As i walked along I saw this boat just taking a break and napping in the sun on the shoreline.  It was really difficult  not to just step in, sit down  and go for a float around the lake.  It was a beautiful day and I walked for at least two hours up and down the roads and through a few neighborhoods.  And then... today is foggy, chilly, some sprinkling and hoping tomorrow is another beautiful sunny day.

Green Valley Lake is at about 7000 feet and one of the prettiest small lakes around these mountains.




Friday, April 23, 2021

MY HOUSE OF ALMOST 30 YEARS BEFORE WE MOVED TO THE MOUNTAINS

 It's beautiful days like today that make me wish I still had my yard to work in, the trails behind the house to walk through and a house filled with family before they all moved to different states.  It's fun to look back and if I close my eyes I am right there again.  I have four sons - three of whom wanted out of California and one who when the time is right will also probably move out of state.

They live in Washington, Montana and Oregon.  It's interesting to me that they all chose the Northwest.  One lives just down the mountain from us, our youngest and his son.

We had an acre and I loved yard work.  I worked from home doing medical transcription and when I wasn't working I was out in the yard.  Our the back yard we could walk down a wash area and over to the a trail that took you to a waterfall.  We were at the foot of the mountains so it made sense that our next move would be to the mountains.  I would see those mountains every day and always loved to visit them.

We had three weddings in the yard and a couple baby showers, a hot August night party and several other get togethers, poker nights, and i loved having all my family around.










Wednesday, April 14, 2021

ONE OF MY FAVORITE PHOTOS OF MY SON AND GRANDDAUGHTER

 They were visiting us back in around 2009 or so and I was lucky enough to catch this scene.

This is my oldest son Joel and his daughter Holly.  

Holly is now 15 years old.

Felt to add this to my blog today so I can enjoy it again.




Friday, April 2, 2021

HIGH DESERT APPLE VALLEY AREA

 What a nice day we had recently.  Went down to the high desert area to do a bit of shopping and stopped at Hesperia lake looking for the pelicans and then over to Spring Valley lake area.

It was definitely nice getting off the mountain and seeing some color.   These photos are from Spring Valley Lake which is near the border of Apple Valley and Victorville.

How nice it would be to have a house right on the lake. 














LAKE GREGORY COLORS