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Monday, May 25, 2009


These are my favorite fruit! My mother planted these fruit trees a few years back and that was a very wise decision. These cherries are the best! Thanks Mom! Thanks to everyone that helped pick too!


Sunday, May 24, 2009

View from hills of Berkeley

I spent a couple of nights with a friend in Berkeley and this was the view from my bedroom window. It was very hot that day and I liked how the tree looked in the sunset.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Wild Flowers along Trinity River

These flowers I have known all my life they bloom along the Trinity river each spring. They are beautiful wild flowers and usually bloom just before the wild snap dragons. The first digital photograph has the Snapdragons to the right of the Lupine, they are always shades of yellow when blooming.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Big Daddy's Antiques

If you live in the Los Angeles area, or are visiting you should not miss the chance to visit my friends Antique Warehouse. It is located at the address and number below. They have such a wonderful selection of indoor and outdoor antiques you will be amazed. He and his wife have fabulous taste and will help you find what you need.

phone 310-769-6600 • fax 310-769-6606 • 13100 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90061


Quote of the Week

We have arrived at an intellectual chaos.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn


Monday, May 18, 2009

Sutter Butte Mountain Range

Known as the smallest mountain range in the world. I stopped off of Interstate 5 sometime back and it was a beautiful spring day. The smallest mountain range was in the distance, so I took a few photographs. It was a pretty hazy day.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Rhodadendrons in the Spring

Rhodadendrons are very beautiful in the spring!


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Highway 20, Calistogo, Middleton

This is off of Highway 29 heading from Alexander Valley Road, Calistoga to Middleton. This is one of the more curvy mountain roads, in northern California. At the top of the mountain is the Robert Lewis Stevenson State Park. Supposedly on a clear day from the peak you can see Mt. Shasta!

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park is the place where the famous author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped spent his honeymoon in 1880. Although nothing remains of Stevenson’s cabin, the site is identified on the trail to the summit.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"I am an artist... I am here to live out loud."
Emile Zola

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Emeryville Marina Cat

When I was at the Emeryville Marina near Berkeley California I took some photographs of this grey cat. He blended well with the rocks.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Olampoli Park, Marin County

Olampoli State Park, Highway 101, California

Olampoli State Historic Park

This beautiful state park is so easy to miss off of highway 101 north of San Francisco south of Petaluma. Believe it or not the rock band Grateful Dead lived here in 1966 and Janis Joplin has been known to have stayed here. The grounds are amazing with beautiful old trees, gardens, an old fountain, and many historical signs explaining the history of the site. There are wild turkeys on the grounds also. If you prefer to just take a hike up the mountain you can do that too. There is also a huge Try Pot, which I included a picture about the history of this pot.

"The name "Olompali" comes from the Coast Miwok language and likely means "Southern village" or
"Southern people". "


Friday, May 08, 2009

Gerbera Daisies

Another beautiful flower, the Gerbera Daisy. They come in the most beautiful colors and grow back each year. A wonderful flower to plant in your garden.


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Auto Parts Giant

This company is not accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has an F Rating. They have taken money from me please do not order automobile parts from them. Auto mechanics and auto repair shops please save yourselves hours of phone time and do not shop with Auto Parts Giant. An experienced mechanic, my dad, has been calling and is wondering how a credit for mitsubishi auto parts never sent can take one month. He is also warning other automotive mechanics and auto repair shops of this company it is not a safe bet or a good deal.
16429 Lakewood Blvd
Bellflower, CA 90706
Phone: (877) 654-4268
Fax: (562) 748-0293


Zig Ziglar Quote

"Some people find fault like there was a reward for it."
~ Zig Ziglar


Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Cinco de Mayo Celebration - Shasta College

There was a celebration for Cinco de Mayo at the local community college. It is a wonderful event, there is some good food, and latin music, along with these very talented young dancers from Corning High School. They are so energetic, and truly can dance well.

Here are the photographs that I took. They dresses are so colorful and beautiful!


Monday, May 04, 2009

Emeryville Marina in April

These pictures are from my trip to Berkeley a week or so ago. I had a wonderful time, the weather was unusually hot! It was nice to be in the bay area and actually be in the middle of a heat wave.

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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Trader Joes Grand Opening, Redding, CA

I went to the Trader Joe's Grand Opening on Friday. We have been waiting for some time for the opening. It was a great event, there were many people, everyone was very patient.

They had the "Halia Hula 'O Tahiti" from the Polynesian Cultural Dance Center, they were dancing to music played by DJ Sammie. I found out that the group actually performs for no charge, but they would like that you make a contribution to the Shasta College Fund for Students. What a great cause. They were a wonderful addition to the Trader Joes opening.

Above is the photograph I took of the actual Ribbon Cutting.


Friday, May 01, 2009

Happy May Day

Another year has flown by and here we are again at May Day 2009. Every year in Junction City, CA they have a very wonderful May Day celebration. There are fun games for the children, booths with things to buy for gifts. Then, the piéce de resistance is the actual May Day Ribbon dance, which is where children and adult participate and weave the multi-colored ribbons. It is a fun community event, and the children love it.