Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Watery Wednesday-Moccasin Point

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This is lovely Lake Don Pedro, specifically Moccasin Point. Our lake is one of the largest in the state and a great place to live and play! Hope to see you all here sometime!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Is Lake Don Pedro drinking water safe?

I attended a meeting tonight about the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District board called by past HOA president, Vicki Keefe. The agenda consisted of what to do about the current boards misuse of funds. While there I believe a bigger, more dangerous question came up.

Is our water safe to drink?

A parent of a former employee was there and stated that her son quit CSD after being told to cut the amount of chlorine that was supposed to be added to the lake water so it is safe to drink. She said he quit because of it.

There were only about 20 people at the meeting tonight and there will be many more needed to recall the four board members who voted a pay raise when the CSD is close to running in the red.

How many will it take to recall all five of them if they are cutting corners and risking the health and well-being of our kids and family?

I don't care about the nonsense of who gets elected, whose feelings are going to be hurt, who is the most popular. I haven't lived here when we've had five sane people on either the HOA or the CSD board and I don't care about the political BS.

But I care if they're messing with the water!!!! And I plan on doing something about it.

I hope you will join me!

Sorry blogger friends- no pretty pics this post. This is too important not to write about!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Been Gone Too Long!

Love those bare feet!

Kody Boatright, ladies and gentleman!

Hey Blogger Friends! Sorry I was gone so long. Summer was SO busy! Took a short trip with my son to Seattle and had a great time! Been busy with work- not all good unfortunately but that's why they call it work, right? If it was fun, it would be called somethiing else.

Just stole these pics off Jeremiah and Lori's Facebook and I have to share!

This is my Grandson Kody. Isn't he quite the Dapper Man? And already playing Chopin!

I'll post some of my Seattle pics on Friday. Got some great SkyWatch and Watery Wednesday pics.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

SkyWatch- New Moon Watch

I hate to be redundant but this was a shot I took a few weeks ago and thought I'd share this week. And I haven't been taking my camera with me since it's been so hot so I'm low on SkyWatch pics.

This picture was taken, as usual, right off my back patio. I am so blessed to live in such a wonderful home and in such a beautiful area. I love to sit on my back porch, especially at dusk to watch the sun set behind Mt. Diablo and watch the lights come on in the valley and the stars start to shine. I get to enjoy the seasons here and my favorite is summer. I'm a sun worshiper and even though I know it's not good for me, I do like to lay in the pool and catch some rays.

I'm now advertising my home on if anyone is interested in exchanging homes and enjoying our beautiful California sunshine, the lakes, the mountains, golf and all the other great things to do here. I'm hoping to travel to Puget Sound this fall and back to Oklahoma later on to see my beautiful Grandson Kody and my son Jeremiah and his family. And with any luck someone will stay in my home and enjoy it and I can stay in theirs. Did you see the movie Holiday? It's worth renting. and it's all about exchanging homes for your holiday instead of staying in a B&B or hotel.

Have a fantastic Friday!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

SkyWatch- Moon Watch

Didn't mean to stay gone so long. Gettin' busy tryin to get a new job. Got laid off from my contractor accounting job and looking for somehting to replace that 2-3 days of work. Had 2 interviews today and one would be a super cool place to work. Really praying that is the place God wants me to be. Please pray too, any p/t job will do.

I took this picture during the May full moon. It's looking off my back deck, over the hills below me and into the central valley (the lights are approx. N. Merced/Atwater area). I love this view. I've lived many places but this is by far the greatest place I've ever lived, with the beautiful views, my horses Sandy and Dani here with me and the pool. When it's hot and sultry the pool is the best place to be. At night I float and watch the stars come out. Listen to some jazz, or Christian, or rock, or country... depends on the mood.

Hope you enjoy this view as much as I do.

Have a super weekend.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

SkyWatch- Thunderheads over the Sierra

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This first photo was taken last week. Our weather in the Sierra foothill area stays pretty much the same all summer: hot and dry with clear blue skies. Pretty boring for SkyWatch. But if I turn around 180 degrees, the Sierra mountain tops are busy fending off thunderheads like the one I captured here. This is looking east over Lake McClure and towards Hornitos which very few people may know is the birthplace of Ghirardelli Chocolate.

A favorite photo for a special friend . . .

This lovely church, Big D, is St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Hornitos, California. Hornitos was a thriving Hispanic village and gold rush town of 15,000 people in the 1860s. It was also the hangout of desperados including Joaquin Murieta. Now the town is barely awake with only a handful of homes, a few businesses and a post office. These days, most residents are four-legged and munch on the lush, green grass that grows profusely each spring. The area surrounding it is mostly large cattle ranches backing up to Lake McClure. This was taken in late winter, right before the trees sprouted and I thought it looked haunting in Sepia. I have more photos from sleepy Hornitos but I'll save them for another time. Enjoy your Friday!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

SkyWatch Friday Stormwatch

This was a few weeks ago when we had a few dry electrical storms. Sorry it's not very clear but I have an autofocus camera. We're having some great weather here in the central Sierra Mtn area. Cool, a little wet (expecting rain Saturday) and very comfortable. Hope yours is as well.

Have a super Weekend!

Friday, May 29, 2009

SkyWatch- Barn Watch

This was taken about a month ago when our last winter storm blew through. This is looking at the horse barn at dusk and the silver clouds above it.

I've been terribly busy and unable to post as often as I'd like to. I did get some fairly decent shots of lightning a few days ago but have been unable to download, save, post them yet. I'll try for next Friday's SkyWatch.

We've had some funny weather here. Yesterday there was a flash flood warning above us in Strawberry with downpours that lasted hours and hail the size of nickles. and it's HOT! Probably hit 100 the last 2 or 3 days. The sky in the evening is lovely and every time I see a good shot, guess what? No camera!!!

Have a super Friday!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

This was taken our first year in Pedro. I still worked in the valley and everyday I drove home by way of Turlock Reservoir and watched the Osprey build thier nests and hatch their young.
Hope you enjoy my version of watching the sky. Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Watery Wednesday- Happy Mother's Day!

This is Lake Don Pedro! I have been wanting to post this photo for awhile and now is the perfect time. This was taken on Mother's Day 2007. This is my brother Scott's boat and my son Raymond on the tow line. My mom Suzanne, my ex-husband and myself were on our pontoon boat meandering around while Scott, his wife Jodie and my sister Denise were speeding around on his new boat. Raymond was the first on the tube that morning. A few minutes after this photo was taken Scott hit a submerged sand bar/ rock and high centered the boat. It took a tow barge with a crane to lift him off of it several hours later and then they towed him back to the ramp. Scott was very upset that the lake was so darn mean to him that day!!! Did I mention that when the barge came around his boat to get close enough to lift him off the sand bar/ rock the barge captain hit the side of Scott's boat and put a huge hole in the side? It was just not Scott's day!

So this Mother's Day we all decided to stay off the water!

Here's hoping you have a great Mother's Day!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Watery Wednesday

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The wind and sun have turned our lovely green hills and meadows a dull brown. A sure sign that summer will be here soon. Hope you have a glorious Wednesday!

Friday, April 24, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

I took this photo a few years ago on one of the back-roads when coming home from town. The skies can be so beautifully blue against the lovely green grass and these black and white cows just begged to be photographed. When I first saw it I thought it looked a lot like the Windows background- but better with cows!

Friday, April 17, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

This occured a few days ago when we got some unexpected rain. The winds kicked up and the temp dropped. There was even snow in the mtns. The weathermen were stunned. They said it was "lake effect weather" from Lake Tahoe (approx. 60 miles north of us) and something never seen before in our area. It was interesting to watch the rain start to come down like this.

Friday, April 10, 2009

SkyWatch Friday- Good Friday

Sunrise always brings hope.

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He was a man and He was God.
He came to earth poor and grew up simple.
He knew what He had to do and He knew what was to come.
He gave His all for me and you and did so without a qualm.
He prayed in a garden before being betrayed.
He asked His Father to take it all away.
Then He lifted His eyes to heaven and softly said,
"Your will not mine be done."
They brutalized Him and humiliated Him.
Throughout His death walk they taunted Him.
When they raised the cross upon which He was nailed,
He said, "Father forgive them, they know not what they do."
For three days He was dead
For three days He carried my sins
For three days all who loved Him wept and tore
For three days all thought Love was gone for sure.
Then there appeared, an angel of God, with good news!
He is here! He is alive! He is not dead!
My Jesus, you came and died for me.
My Jesus you are all to me!
My Jesus is Alive! He is Alive! Alive!

I hope you know the Living God. If not, every church in America is ready to welcome you in this Easter Sunday. I pray you find one so that you too can know my Jesus! My Savior! The one true Living God!

He is Alive!

Friday, April 3, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

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We are what we have experienced in life. Our memories, our parent's influence, our community's influence, the schools we went to and the teachers we had. All of that is what makes us what we are today. Is what we learned growing up right? Is it wrong? Is some of it true? Most of it?

What I know to be true and right is the bible. According to 2 Timothy 3:15 "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, ..." That means God breathed every word, every command, every instruction and He did it for us. And He meant it for training.

So next time you hear a young mother say, "I wish there was a manual for raising children!" Be sure to tell her that there is. Or when a married couple is having difficulties, tell them there is a place to go for good marital advice. When you are depressed, stressed, feeling unloved, and more there is a place to go to for instruction, comfort and peace.

He has given us everything we need. Go to Him.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Jeremiah and Raymond

I took these pictures last year when Raymond and I traveled to Oklahoma right after my grandson, Jeremiah's son Kody, was born. I thought this first picture looked best in sepia. It seemed to me a little nostalgic even the day I took it.
Jeremiah took Raymond and I along the banks of the Canadian River to catfish. First we had to catch our bait so JB showed Ray how to throw the bait net. Then they baited up a couple of poles and tossed them out. It was a windy day so there weren't many bites but Jeremiah did catch one nice cat that he cooked up for us for dinner. Wow! That was some good stuff!
Funny thing is I didn't have a livense and he wanted me to fish but I said, no better not. He said "No one ever comes out here!" When we were done and leaving, we walked over the bank to his truck and here down the little dirt road rolls a Fish and Game Ranger. He stopped and asked us some questions, like were you all fishing? I said no and Raymond said yes and to that he replied, "I know. I've been watching you." Whew! I don't know what the fine is in OK for fishing without a license but in Calif. it's pretty steep and I'm really glad I didn't have to add that to my travel costs! We had a great time and I'm looking forward to getting back out there to visit them again and do the Okie things like go to "The Walmart" and fish for cats.

My boys; my rocks; my joy.
enjoy our little fishing trip and ...
Have a happy Thursday!

Friday, March 20, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

Big Trees near Arnold in Calaveras County. A lovely blue sky surrounded by California Redwoods. For other SkyWatch Friday posts, click here.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

Big puffy clouds in a lovely blue sky fading into the pink of sunset. Click here for more SkyWatch photos.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Watery Wednesday- Mariposa Creek

I took this close up of rocks, water and moss just this morning in a creek near Mariposa and I liked how I could see through the water so clearly and the green moss is interesting. Hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed taking it. For more Watery Wednesday photos, click here.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

SkyWatch Friday- Lake Don Pedro

Big, billowy thunder clouds soar above Lake Don Pedro. This was taken last year but could easily be today. We have sunshine now but the clouds are moving in and more rain is expected later this afternoon. Happy SkyWatch Friday! For more SkyWatch Photos from all over the globe, click here.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Watery Wednesday- SF Shoreline

If it's Wednesday it must be Watery Wednesday! Going back to my SF trip in December: this is looking back at the San Francisco bay and skyline from Sausalito. The bridge to the left is the Bay Bridge. From the famous Ferry Building in SF we ferried across and walked through the quaint town of Sausalito then had a fabulous lunch at The Spinnaker Restaurant. It sits at the very edge of the inlet and has windows the whole length of the building that look out to SF and the bay. It was a little rainy and very overcast so it's a little gray but still a nice shot of SF. The ferry driver took us really close to Alcatraz Island. I've never toured it and have no desire to but it was cool to get so close. To see more Watery Wednesday photos, click here.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away . . .

My girls, Sandy (R) and Dani (L)

I said it before, I know we need it! But wow, would I like to see the sun!
There is mud everywhere. The area behind the barn where I usually feed the horses is slop so I've moved them into another area even though it means they have to eat their hay off the ground. The picture above was a few days ago when the girls were just a little muddy. Now they are both mud all over- not just their faces.

I know they're not perfectly focused pictures but I thought they looked sweet together.

We said goodbye to Jack on Saturday. He went to his new home and hopefully he will start his training and get the attention that he deserves. We will miss him.
Sandy is now queen of the pasture and is enjoying being in charge. It's a first for her because she's always been on the bottom of the pecking order.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Scenic Sunday

Silver Lake, California

Memorial Weekend May 2006

Thursday, February 26, 2009

SkyWatch Friday- SF Skyline

San Franicisco looking East toward Oakland. The tall building on the left is the Hyatt Union Square and the green Nike sign in the forefront faces Union Square.

Sunrise in San Francisco. Absolutely Beautiful!

It's Friday!!! And that means another SkyWatch! This is the view from the window of my room at The Drake Hotel in San Francisco. I was so blessed to get away for a few days after Christmas, although it seems like forever ago now! Did a lot of tourist stuff but my fave was the just being on the streets of San Francisco (hmmm??? sounds familiar. heheheh) at night with everyone else. There were full bands playing on the street corners and a puppet show/ balloon maker handing out balloons at 10 PM! It is crazy and I loved every minute of it! What I think is so great is that I can feed my horses on my rural hill in the morning when it's perfectly quiet except for the howl of coyotes and the cry of a hawk, then jump in my car and at lunchtime be standing on the corner of Market and Broadway in SF with hundreds of people, cars, buses, cable cars, taxis, restaurants, theatres, and all that makes SF so great! It's a grat place to visit. (Glad I don't live there!)
Another fave was finally getting to the Ferry Building. If you love to cook- you have to go there!!! It is like a Foodie's Disneyland! Hope you enjoy- to see more SkyWatch Friday from around the globe, click here.

Street band at Union Square. The guy in front is the bass player/ PR guy. He was trying to get the girls to dance with him.

Puppeteer / Balloon Maker. shes making Elmo Balloons! See the little kids in the chairs in front? It was 10 PM! At that age my kids were in bed!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Watery Wednesday

I have been complaining about all the rain we've had lately but one very nice benefit to all the rain is that our "seasonal" streams get going. I live in a very dry area. For nine or ten months out of the year it can look like the face of mars: hot, dry and brown. For a few months out of the year, like now in the wettest part of winter, it is as green here as Ireland. Creeks, streams and waterfalls run, trickle and fall from nearly every crevice. It's very beautiful and that's what inspired my Watery Wednesday photo this week. This is a small waterfall I found near my house. I played with the settings on my camera until I got a clear background and a wispy waterfall. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. For more Watery Wednesday photos, click here.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Camera Critters- The Princess Sugar in Snow

Saturday I got to spend the day with my two favorite people, my son Raymond and the Princess Sugar. (SShhhh...Sugar has no idea she's not people so let's keep that to ourselves). I had to go to Mi Wuk Village and I asked the two to ride along. Raymond was willing and Sugar jumped right in the truck. It hasn't snowed in a few days and there was no threat of it that day so I was feeling pretty good about driving that high in elevation (approx. 4500 ft. elev.). Just to set things straight I don't drive in snow and if you see me driving in snow get out of the way 'cause I have no idea what I'm doing! I'm third generation Californian so I've never lived in snow or driven in snow and frankly, I don't even like to play in snow. Neither does the Princess Sugar, but she did get out of the truck long enough to pose for this photo in a snow bank in Mi Wuk Village, California. For more Camera Critters click here.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

Have to post this early- I'll be away from the computer Friday. I caught this sunset while driving to my son's basketball game a few days ago. Our skies have been clear for the last 24 hours and what-do-you-know? there is a sun! But more weather is on its way so it will probably be a wet weekend! For more Skywatch Friday photos click here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Watery Wednesday

This is not so much a body of water as the kind of water we've been experiencing for the last seven days. I took this shot this evening as I came home from a friend's house. The clouds are nearing and the rain is coming... again! We have had some wild weather! This morning a houseboat was partially submerged in the lake. The wind was blowing and the waves were cresting over the bow. The wind has been blowing night and day for the past four days, often gusting up to 80 mph. I know we need the rain and snow but I miss the sun! Click here for more Watery Wednesday photos.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Stormy Sunday

Here in the Gold Country Foothills of California it's a Stormy, Gusty morning. The wind blew all night, sounding like it was taking the roof off, tile by tile. The animals are all hunkered down in their sheds and didn't even want to come out for breakfast. Feeding this morning was a wet and windy event. I geared up with a muffler and coat and just as I reached the hay stack huge indiscriminate blobs of rain started to come down. I switched gears and headed to the barn to get the hay from the breezeway and fed my friend's paint gelding first. The rain stopped but Dani was running around like she was unsure what the skies were up to and I put her and Sandy in a stall to eat their breakfast out of the rain and wind. I headed back to the hay stack to get a flake of alfalfa for the sheep and the rain started up again. Humongous drops pelted me as I walked to the sheep pen. They were warm in their shed but came out with he promise of food. Sorry but they have to eat in the weather. Then over to Red, he's my other friend's gelding and a very picky eater. He hates his new grassy alfalfa and all I can get him to munch on regularly is the Senior feed she brought up for him. She found him in a heifer pen at a dairy in the valley up to his hocks in cow YKW. She was SO lucky- he hasn't been touched in 7 years but trained very well as a youngster and in just the few weeks he's been here she has discovered a diamond in the rough! The vet gave him a big thumbs up too so even though all he ate was corn silage and super high protein alfalfa, he's in great shape.
The picture above was taken a few days ago when the clouds were high. Theres a touch of snow on the mtns to the left but after last night there's probably a lot more. Have a great Sunday, stay dry and enjoy your day of rest.

Friday, February 13, 2009

H is for Happy-ness!

My Wonderful Friend Wanda gave me a fun assignment! I am to name 10 of my favorite things that start with the letter "H." She knows I adore horses so that's why she assigned me the "H." She is sooo sweet!

So here we go, ten of my absolute favorite things that start with "H":

1. Holy Ghost- He is part of the Trinity of God: Father, Son and Holy Ghost. The Lord God is my Creator and Redeemer. He can be yours too.

2. Harry- He was my wonderful Grandfather whom I loved dearly. He has been gone over 20 years now but I can close my eyes and see him in his favorite spot: sitting in his rocker on the kitchen porch. Its a late summer day and the wind is just barely whispering through the leaves on the trees in the backyard and Gramps is listening his favorite baseball team losing the big game on the radio. I was blessed to be able to live with my Gram and Gramps for a short time- one of the best times I can remember. Gramps loved the Lord and I know when it's my turn to die I will be reunited with Him in heaven. You can be reunited with your loved ones in heaven too.

3. The other Harry- my son Raymond Harry. My husband and I named our son after our Grandfathers. His was Ray and mine was Harry. If you say it a bunch of times it actually starts to sound good together. Raymond Harry, Raymond Harry, Raymond Harry...
He's a great kid and one of the reason's I breathe.

4. Horses- I bet you thought this would be first! I do adore horses. All of them. I've been horse-crazy since I was old enough to crawl under the neighbor's sour old gelding and had everyone jumping around trying to figure out how to get me out of there without the horse stomping me. I got my first horse when I was 12. His name was Spooky and he taught me how to ride. He was an ancient paint pony with one bad eye that was so very patient with someone who didn't know a bridle from a crupper. I've had a lot of great horses over the years and now I am blessed with my little Gift From God, Dani and her mommy Sandy.

5. Herd Dogs- I love my dogs Max and Ariel (aka The Evil Twins). They are herding dogs, part Aussie and part Border Collie. My good friend Billie at Galaxy Farms raises and trains herd dogs and will help me with mine when the time comes to start them on sheep.

6. Harmony- As in music. I love music. I especially love praise and worship music and contemporary Christian music. My favorite group is Mercy Me. They have some awesome harmonies and every song they do is better than the last! I go to a church where the music just rocks! It's great! I am not a singer so really appreciate a good harmony.

7. Handbags- I LOVE purses! I don't have the money to collect them but I have a few that are very dear to me. I especially love western style purses!

8. Handicapping- I used to go to the horse races a lot when I lived in the bay area. I think they are closing or have recently closed Bay Meadows but it was a nice track to watch the horses race on. I had the opportunity to go to Santa Anita once with the Atascadero Wranglerettes. That was really fun! We stayed up all night in a bus driving to L.A. to go to the track and to Magic Mountain. Thanks to a great family friend Shirley! That may have started my love for horseracing. I also love to read about horse racing. My good friend Kay got me started on Dick Francis books years ago and I love the way he writes. I'm not a huge mystery fan but mysteries around a horsetrack! Yeah!

9. Hope- My hope is in the Lord. He has blessed me and Raymond so much in the last year that I am continually praising Him for all that He has done and continues to do. I have the hope that He will provide for us and meet all our needs as He has already done. I have the hope that He will bless my boys and their families as they grow in Him. I have the hope that He will provide a good Christian man for me when He knows the time is right. I have the Hope that I will be with Him in eternity. You can have this hope too.

10. Happy-ness! Don't we all just want to be happy???!!! I spelled it that way because I loved that movie with Will Smith. I am happy even though I am going through what no woman wants to go through, all the emotions and frustration and despair. I turn it into Happy-ness thanks to God who when I allow Him to take it off my shoulders, He bears it all on His. You can give your troubles to Him too and be Happy and full of Happy-ness!

Email me and I'll tell you how easy it is to have Jesus as your Savior and Redeemer, how you can find hope and happy-ness in times of despair and how you can be reunited with loved ones in heaven.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Loves; My Horses

This is my love, Sandy. We fell in love when I was feeding for friends. They had just bought her at a sale and she had an injury I had to clean and doctor. She was all by herself because the other horses picked on her. She was only about 1 year old and scared of people and all the changes she was going through. I asked my friends if I could buy her and because they were horse-poor at the time, they hauled her to my house.
We bonded nicely; she is very sweet and has a great heart and mind. I have no idea what breed she is but I was told she looked Mustang, which she does a bit but also Quarter Horse. The picture above was taken a little more than a year ago and I think she was about 1-1/2 years old. I named her after a horse a friend of mine had when I was young. My Sandy looks just like Linda's Sandy with a caramel coat, a flurry of blond mane and tail, a wide blaze and attitude!
I had to move my horses rather quickly last year and when I did the friend that helped asked me when Sandy was going to have her baby???!!!!
I took a good look at my horse and realized that he was right. The hay belly I thought she had was a lot larger than it should have been.
In March last year I went out on the boat with friends and when we came back I went by the pasture I had the horses in to feed and before I pulled up I told my friends that one day I was going to find another horse in the pasture when I came out to feed. You guessed, that very day I found I had another horse in the pasture! A perfect little filly.
The picture above was taken just one week after she was born. God told me to wait for this wonder and so I named her Nadan which in Hebrew means "Gift from God." I call her Dani and she is so awesome! Even more so than her lovely mommy!
This place I had her in right after she was born was on a busy road and people from all over would stop to pet her and feed the horses carrots and grass they picked. She got to be VERY friendly because of it and absolutely Loves people. The picture to the left was taken when she was about two months old. That is my son Raymond and the Princess Sugar who rules our home . She is now 13 hh tall and will be one year old soon. I believe she will be taller and wider than mom who is a little on the narrow chested side and only stands 14.3 hh. I love short horses (shorter distance to fall! hehehehe!) so that's good for me. But Dani will be taller and more Quarter-Horsey in conformation. Well, those are my two loves and I hope you enjoyed meeting them. I am currently working with Sandy on ground work. She wears a saddle and bridel and when I get my round pen up we;ll have a nice place to work on drills such as stopping (ohh so important to teach a young horse! hehehehe!) and other fun stuff that with her little attitude I am certain she will just LLLUUUVVVV!!!! Not.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Watery Wednesday

This photo was taken in Pismo Beach when my nephew Daniel married the lovely Jessie. This little fellow was one of hundreds of pelicans that were roosting on the cliffs along the resorts seaside edge. If you click on the photo to enlarge it you will see them all. It looks like he was protecting his mate- or was she protecing him???

Luckily the kids have forgiven me and Raymond for TPing their suite- now that was fun!!! So was cat-calling at midnight from below their balcony. Setting up- fun. Cleaning up- not so much.

Overall I give the event a score of 9.5. If someone had kidnapped Jessie like Louise was kidnapped years ago out of the hotel parking lot by the best man, now that would have put it over the top. Wait, at Louise's there were stolen chairs, champagne glasses and who knows what else was stolen that day. Not to mention many of us underage kids helping ourselves to the drinks the adults left behind. All I can say is Dan and Jessie... it was a good attempt but I don't think anyone can ever top Louise and Mike.
That said, it was a beautiful wedding, you are a wonderful couple, and it was a great weekend in Pismo!

Enjoy the Watery Wednesday Photo!