Thursday, June 30, 2011

A day at the Park...

So today I am going to share with you some photo's
we took while we were at a Memorial Garden in Santa Barbara..

We were on our way to see the Mission and happen to run 
across this beautiful parks..  We just don't have parks like this in
Las Vegas. 

 I was so made I didn't have my tripod with me.

I just love seeing these magnolia trees.. 
We don't have these in Vegas either..

Thanks so much for stopping by.. 
Till next time.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Having fun with my photo's...

I know like most of you, I love to play around with my photos.
I am definitely not that greatest with Photoshop and would love
to take some more classes on it..  

When I am looking around  at all your blogs I am
 truly amazed by what some of the editing you come up with.. 
It is so inspiring to me..

Day #294

This is 3rd street in Santa Monica, CA.
 I got this shot on our last vacation there..
I love these little cafe's they have in the middle of the street.. 
To me I think they look like they used to be old train stops..
I kinda wonder if they were..

This photo was not edited in photoshop. I do love to play with
Photoshop. But some time I just like to play in  Picasa and Picniks.
Depending on the what the photo is,  depends on were I like 
to play around with it.. 

So where do you prefer to do your editing?

I am linking up with Lisa's 
Creative Exchange..

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting.
I really do appreciate your comments.

Hugs, Linda

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday...

Good Morning!
I am so glad to be back this Sunday 
to Play along in Ashley's Scavenger Hunt..

Well I have to say this weeks words were so tough for me.
I almost didn't play.  I just felt like I could come up with any great shots..

So here is what I did come up with. 

I must have taken 100 shots of 
windows and doors.. And they all look like pooo.. 
So I pull this one from the archives.
  I love the way the building reflect on this window. 

These Eyelashes belong to my sweet daughter..

I love playing around with my paints..

Leaf Vains
Well I am not to crazy about this shot..  
When I snapped these shots of leafs they looked kinda cool
on my camera,  But then I loaded them in my computer and they
look so ordinary..  They did nothing for me..   So I played around
with it a little.. OK a lot.. But I am still not that happy with it!

Faceless Portrait 
O.K. here is another shot I was not to happy with
but I am going with it..  And yes that is me kicking water in my pool!

Hopefully Next week week I will have better luck with 
my shots..  If you would like to play along you have till
Tuesday..  Hop on over to Ashley's Blog to get the details.. 

I do hope you are having a wonderful day!!
And thanks so much for visiting me..  
I do appreciate all you sweet comments.

Hugs, Linda

Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Friday!!

Day #291

Yea!  It's Friday!!
So do you have any plans for the weekend.. 

I am going to be quite busy.
Later this afternoon I am having a Birthday party for my sister-in-law..
Right here at my house..  It should be quite fun.. Lots of food, some swimming.
Lots of chatting with friends and family. 
I am looking forward to it.. 

Then early tomorrow it is off to Arizona to visit my Mom & Dad..

So even though its a busy weekend I am sure to enjoy it!!

So tell me....  What are your plans..

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Life couldn't be sweeter....

I am the official Baby sitter for my sweet little grandson Myles.
And some may say I am crazy, but for me I couldn't be more happier..
So I get to see this bundle of Joy Monday thru Friday while My daughter and her
hubby are at work.   Yea!!!

So today Myles and I took a little trip to a local Nursery (for plants not babies)..
I forget all the stuff you have to pack just for a quick little trip..
Well him being only 2 months old slept through our whole adventure..
I even tried to wake him up,  With no luck..

Day #290

But he did wake up right when I pulled back into our driveway..
Just in time for a bottle..  Is that perfect timing or what!!

So I hope you don't mind but you will probably be seeing a lot more photo's
of this little guy..

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me.

Hugs, Linda

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday...

I'm am back from our trip to the coast.
I sure can't wait to see what everyone has been up to..
Hopefully I will be by soon to see you!  

You know I had to play in Ashley's Scavenger hunt.
I did have to pull some shots from my archives.

 So here is what I came up with for this weeks hunt!


This is Myles.  My Grandson..  He hardly ever cries..
 I sure do hope his Mom doesn't see this photo..
I swear I didn't pinch him..  

From a Flowers point of view.
I am pretty sure this is what my flowers see.. 
But I wonder if they see in color.. 
I hope so!!

Natural Frame
This is a shot I posted awhile ago.  So you might have already seen it..
I thought it was perfect for this prompt..  It was shot from a railroad tunnel out at lake mead..

Letters - Day #296
These 4 LETTERS say it all.

Here is another shot you might have already seen.. 
I think it speaks for itself.. 

Thanks so much for stopping by..
I do appreciate all your sweet comments.. 

To see all the others who joined in on the hunt you can
head on over to Ashley's blog.. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

On any given day…

Day #287

I take a deep breath and with my eyes wide open and take in all
the good that God has given me..

Day #288

I have to say taking this challenge of 365 days has really opened my eyes
to new possibilities.

Day #289

To try to find something extraordinary in the ordinary. Not always easy!!
Thanks so much for all your  encouragement along the way.
I really am enjoying this journey I am on..  
And seeing the beauty on any given day!!

I do hope to come around and catch up with everyone soon.. 
I am still away on vacation!!  I scheduled these post trying to get caught 
up on posting my 365 days.. 

Hugs, Linda

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Picture Perfect....

I attended my Nephews Wedding a over a week ago
and brought my camera along.
One thing I know for sure now is that I need to get me a flash!
I really have been saying that for awhile.  But it was pretty dark at the wedding
so a good majority of my photos did not turn out!

This hall was decorated so beautiful..
Every rose was in its place!

The cake even tasted better than it looked.
Is that  even possible.

She was so Beautiful!

This is the part when the hankies came out!!

This was a little game the D.J. was playing..
I really don't don't think she was to happy about it!

I can't believe my nephew is all grown up and married.. 

Is she too cute..  She did not let go of that basket all night..

O.K. I want to know who invited these goof balls..
(My sister and Niece and her hubby!)

Well fun was had by all..
It was a beautiful wedding..

Congrats to the happy couple..

By the way..  I am out of town on Vacation so I won't be
able to get around to Take a look and comment
on all your blogs..  I will catch up when I get back.
I have pre-scheduled some post while I am gone..

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Linda

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bring on the rain....

As I am sitting here this morning on my patio
drinking my coffee, I just got to thinking how wonderful
It would be if we could get some rain.. 

Day #286

I know to some of you are thinking I am crazy..
But living here in the desert we don't get much of the wet
stuff..  And I just love everything about it.. 
The smell, The sound of it hitting my roof..
A great reason to sit inside and read a good book while sipping tea..
Oh how I love the rain.. 

How about you?

No this isn't the rain..  Sad to say one of my sprinkler heads
broke and I just love the way the water was sparkling in the light.. 

Maybe one day I will move to where it rains more.. 
But then of course I will say.. I want the sunshine.. 
I am so fickle that way.. 

So if you don't see me around much this week it's because my husband and
me are taking our trailer down to the ocean..  That's another whole story
about a whole different LOVE..

I am linking this up to Lisa's Creative Exchange..

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday...

I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend..
I have been out of town, but managed to get my scavenger hunt photos done
early this week.

So here is what I came up with for this week..

Long Exposure

I really wanted to go down to the Las Vegas strip and get some cool
shots but really didn't have time to get down there..  But it is on my
"things to do" list..  So this is nothing to spectacular..  Just a shot of an
intersection not to far from my house.. Whoop deee doo...
It is kinda cool how the red light and green light both show up..

I really couldn't come up with anything for this shot..
So you get to see the cute little shape of my grandsons hand..

Some green tea in one of my favorite mugs..
Which is also a little green!!

A lime is a fruit, RIGHT.

Childhood Memories
On our last camping trip I caught a shot of these guys
trying to decide what to do..  I definitely brought back some
memories of when I was little and my parents would take us camping..
Such great memories..  I guess that is why I still love to camp today!

To see all the other entries you can head on over to
Ashley's blog

So I do hope you enjoy your weekend..
Till next time...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

When you're feeling good you need to let it show..

Today is the day it all comes together.
Today is the day,
I make everything better.

Day #274

My moment in the sun
I'll get it all done,

Day #276

The children and I'll
play for a while.
The world is all smiles

Day  #275

The ones I love the most
all smiling at me.

Today is the day I feel heavenly.

                                                                    ~Written by Margie Dunn

I must say I do not write very well..  But I do love to look for
quotes and poems that say something to me!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do hope you have a heavenly Day!!

Hugs, Linda