Thursday, February 25, 2010

A backhanded compliment?

Yesterday my 5 yo grandson, Jesse, told me I look like that lady in the movie.

I looked puzzled at his big sis, Abigail. "Oh," she explained, "that lady in 'Driving Miss Daisy'!" [WHAT???? A backhanded complement, if I ever saw one!]

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rainier scrapping...

Sure do love this new camera! Loving the results of a good shutter and glass!

It's posted online at Scrap Girls RAINIER.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sunshine and shadows... a lovely warm day in February!

On the way to the Gregson house, I stopped to take this pastoral shot near their home. SWEET!

Last time I tried to get this shot, my memory card was not in the camera, but in the computer at home! Finally! I think this is "brothers" on the Olympic range. I love this view!

Another view of the range from Silverdale, WA.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Be mine, Valentine!

Happy Valentine's Day to all my valentines! Let's get some photos!

Grandma and Sally...

Who should wear Grandma's hat? We both wore pink today!
Let's take turns....
(Grandpa thinks it's planned, but we are always surprised to find we wore the same colors on Sundays!)

Sally's turn...

My turn!

Al wants in the picture, too!

Thank you, Roy! Good photos!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Please... FENCE ME IN.

Having a beautiful, springlike winter has been a blessing to us. The random rainfalls have been less sporadic and much lighter than our normal. January went on record as the driest on record for 88 years! We are currently setting a record of over 45 days over 45 degrees, and it continues.

During the last rainy, windy storm two panels of our rear fence fell down. After inspecting the damage, we realized the repairs could not wait for later. We set out to get a replacement fence and enlisted son-in-law Jesse to get price quotes for us.

While we waited for the quote, Al removed the old fence.

We decided to replace our fir and cedar fence with chain link, so we will not have to replace it again. They set the posts on the old fence line.

The sandy soil made quick post hole digging and the posts went in quickly by Saturday afternoon.

The dogs were fascinated with the new "see-thru" fence and the resulting "perimeter path" that was created in the process.

We will finish the last 30 or so feet in the spring, but we could not have asked for better fencing weather! While the east coast was buried in snow, we were enjoying blue skies and fluffy clouds.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sights around us... beautiful Seattle!

During the revival meetings last week, Hubby and I were able to take Bro. Max Alderman on a mini-size "Seattle Tour" .

I LOVE the Pike Street Market, but this was the first time I was there with a "real" camera. I don't know if I have a favorite picture in the bunch (pun intended), but they all scream for me to scrap them! Enjoy!

[I MUST go again soon! Anyone up for a photo shoot?]

Flowers! I LOVE flowers! Fresh, dried, fake!
(well, maybe not fake!)

Veggies! I saw these lovely pepper hangings.

The space needle was right where I left it!
Beautiful, even after 50 years!

Miss Rainier was peeking above the clouds so we managed to get off the freeway to get some pics of her, too! This was taken with my zoom lens. I LOVE it!

And this pig sculpture was too cute to pass up!
She gives new meaning to the phrase "PIG IRON"