Sunday, January 26, 2020

Paintings and Cards

A painting of a cardinal that I did last year.  He’s living in the home of a friend now.  The following are some of the paintings and cards that I made last year.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Moon, Clouds and Water

This month’s almost full moon rising over the eastern hills.  I love to see Herself in the daytime.

There were some interesting mid-level clouds hanging around last week.  Our poor, parched hills are starting to green up, but they won’t stay that way unless we get lots more rain this winter.  So far, our rain total amount is only 15 inches.  

Took a drive down the desert side of the San Bernardino mountains to Cleghorn Canyon.  Not much water in Cleghorn Creek, but the sky was a beautiful blue.  

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Beautiful Nature

Two pretty sunsets from last week, one taken by Lake Gregory and one taken from Highway 18, also called Rim of the World Highway.  I love sunsets, even though I find them a little melancholy.  

But I find fallen acorns very hopeful and life affirming...each one might become a beautiful oak tree, or feed a hungry squirrel!  

Monday, January 6, 2020

Winter Woes and Blessings

This has been a hard winter so far...and there’s still three months to go!  Thanksgiving was pretty much canceled up here by a huge storm that dumped nearly four feet of snow and knocked out the power for five days.  This was the first time the power had ever been out for this long. I didn’t move anything out of the refrigerator, because I was thinking the power would be back on any minute, so lost everything.  This storm also killed my trusty, dependable 2003 Ford Eddie Bauer Expedition by knocking a tree down on her.  Killed her DEAD.  Thankfully, no one was in the car when the tree came down and it missed my little cottage.

Things were just getting back to normal by Christmas when another huge storm swept in on Christmas Day dumping two feet of snow.  The kitties and I had our Christmas dinner however, because I roasted our turkey on Christmas Eve.  Ha!  Take that, crummy weather!  And this time I lost nothing from my refrigerator because I had a large ice chest ready in case the power went out, which it did for three days.  Happily my Christmas present to myself made it through this storm unscathed.
Her name is Ruby Subee, and I love her.  She’s a 2020 Subaru Ascent Limited and she has so many gadgets she practically drives herself!  I was a little apprehensive because she only has all wheel drive, not four wheel drive, but she did very well in the Christmas storm.  

I’m hoping the rest of the winter isn’t as bad as November and December, but we still need all the precipitation we can get, so I’m not hoping too hard.  I’m just hoping it comes as rain instead of snow!

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Cold and Snowy

This is the photo that goes with yesterday’s post.  

Friday, January 3, 2020

Happy New Year

This year is starting off cold and snowy-well, really it’s been that way since Thanksgiving.  I hope 2020 is a good one for you!
(No photo, I'm trying to do this from my iPad - apparently the Blogger app doesn't work as well as I had hoped it would).
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