..........A little blog about the little things in life..........

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Good Bye, January

adieu, adios, arrivederci, auf widersehen, au revoir, bye-bye, cheerio, sayonara, so long January....don't let the door hit you on the way out!

Poppies and Lupines in Spring, originally uploaded by dee1960HHS.

"If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I ordered this cool corazone (corazon ?) fabric from an online store (http://www.vistalatina.com/)
awhile back, intending to use it  to make some postcards.  I finally got around to making some cards from the fabric. 

Here are 6 cards that I've made using the corazone (heart) fabric.

No Golf Today

Rain all day, so.......No Golf Today.

So........I'll sew instead!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Shore Thing

More photos from the beach. Some gulls, a whimbrel, several avocets, and a solitary black-coated wind surfer.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Sunday Drive

Driving up the coast on Highway 1 from Morro Bay to check out the elephant seal population north of San Simeon. There are hundreds of seals on the beach there, and I think every female has a baby. Didn't spot too many males, but there are a few hanging around. Surf was high. Temps in the high 50's and low 60's. We had lunch out on the patio at the Moonstone Grill in Cambria.

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It's No Bull

Oh, wait, actually, it is a bull! And my daughter, Kristen seems to be riding it! She recently went to the National Western Stock Show, which is held every January in Denver, Colorado, and sent me this photo of her and Max, the Brahma Bull. She said that Max was very soft and warm.

The National Western Stock Show has been going on in Denver since 1906 and is a very big deal in Colorado, drawing attendees and participants from all over the west. You'll find just about any kind of animal that's being raised on ranches and farms throughout the western US. There are rodeos, horse shows, performing animals, parades, roping, judging of animals, farm and ranch exhibits, art, and it goes on for about 2 weeks! And there are hundreds of thousands of people!!!!

Had to include this photo of Jim Shoulders, "All Around National Western Cowboy and Rodeo Legend". Jim won 5 All Around Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association Championships, 7 Bull Riding Championships, and 4 Bareback Riding Crowns. And broke nearly every bone in his body. He's from my home town of Henryetta, Oklahoma. This photo was taken in 1958.

You'll see bison


working dogs (and sheep)

Mules and donkeys,
And of course horses, cattle, pigs, goats, etc. etc.
And it's got to be cold! I mean really cold, during the stock show. Everyone expects it!

All of the photos, with the exception of the first one, were taken from the National Western Stock Show website.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Elvis - January 8, 1935

January 8th - Elvis would have been 75! I first watched Elvis on the Ed Sullivan show at my grandmother's house (1956)- she didn't think much of him! I remember going to Tulsa see Elvis when I was about 14 or 15 years old - he was performing with the Grand Ole Opry, and performed maybe 15 minutes. Of course, we only went to see Elvis...could have cared less about the rest of the show.

The following is a medley of Elvis tunes from You Tube.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Black-eyed Peas and a Blue Moon

This New Year's Day we had our black-eyed peas for good luck and prosperity.

And there was a "blue moon" - this occurs when there are 2 full moons in a month.