Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 54 - waiting room ambience

Had to have a routine blood test this morning. Thought I'd share the waiting room vibe. Imagine the sounds of Regis & Kelly on the TV that everyone has their backs turned to. A latino man speaking loudly on his cell phone. The forced cheeriness of the clinical staff. And, the sound of those restaurant-type pager thingys that light up and vibrate when it's your turn to get needled.

Have you ever seen a copy of "The Planetary Report" magazine in your waiting room?
(click on the image to enlarge it enough to see the carefully lined-up magazines)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Day 46 - scenes from our hike


We went for a hike today in a park we have never been to before. The first two shots are of some of the beautiful flora that we saw on the way to the waterfall pictured below.



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 44 - dinner

Sherry came up with a great dinner - maple roasted chicken with sweet potatoes...Yum!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 43 - signs of spring

The flowering fruit trees are starting to blossom -- down hill at lower elevations that is.
These are more parking lot trees. Our flowering trees are still just beginning to form buds.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Day 40 - baby boy

For our niece's sweet little baby boy. What's cuter than jeans for a newborn? OK, maybe shoes.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Day 39 - mossy rocks

There are some beautiful moss and lichen covered boulders in the landscaping surrounding the local library. I always notice them this time of year.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Day 37 - druid monument?


something that has always caught our eye located at a busy intersection in our little town

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Day 34 - palms

We are surrounded up here in the foothills by majestic pine and oak trees but not far down highway 50 awaits another world -- the surreal landscape of shopping center palms.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Day 32 - project mode

We're in the middle of a big project, so no time to find the perfect photo today.
We are replacing some boring old carpet with hardwood. It's a lot of work, but the results should be worth it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day 31 - a year for fungi

It was a beautiful day today. The sun was out and the temperature it made it up into the low 60s. This meant it was time to catch up on yard work. Every time I'm futzing around in the yard, I find a huge, get-a-load-of-this mushroom. There have been quite a few but none as orange and with large ruffles. Quite the specimen.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Day 30 - groundhog day


So...we heard the groundhog said six more weeks of winter today...doesn't look like it here.
We saw these spring blooms on the way to our walk.
Thought the bridge over the creek was an interesting perspective.