Sunday, March 22, 2009

Project 365 Day 81

Two for one special.....we had several hail storms today.....

...and a spectacular sunset behind Table Mountain.

Project 365 Days 77 to 80 in Emeryville

Our hotel was just across the tracks from the Emeryville Amtrack Station. Pai loved watching the trains go by. It was surprisingly quiet in our room.

While Bernie was at work, we explored the neighborhood. A favorite adventure was the pedestrian bridge over the tracks.

Another day we went out to the Marina. The trail starts just west of I80 and goes all the way out to the end of a new fishing pier. Cool views of the Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate and downtown SF.

There are gorgeous flowers blooming all over Emeryville. I loved these lupines.

The trail is on the bayside, the road is to the left and follows the marina side.

And many beautiful boats.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Project 365 Day 73

Jeanne grows these beautiful orchids outside near Jamestown in the winter! The plant is between 2 and 3 feet across with many, many blooms.

Project 365 Day 72

Drive-by at Yosemite Junction.

Project 365 Day 71

A volunteer...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Project 365 Day 70

Trying to stay warm outside my kitchen window...

Project 365 Day 69

We made the decision to take out a big oak on the north side of my house last fall. It was showing signs of stress and huge limbs hung over the power lines. The fallers said the wood was as hard as a rock when they cut it down. And this split in the remaining stump is two feet deep. As sad as it was to loose this tree, clearly it was a wise decision.

Project 365 Day 68

Grandpa's dump truck.

Linda's Retirement Party

We had a retirement party for Linda last Sunday. All the extended family and many friends were there to celebrate! Here are just a few highlights.....

Project 365 Day 67

Little cousins...

Project 365 Day 66

Dad's pond is full following the recent rains.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Project 365 Day 65

Julius Segale circa 1920 near Moccasin Creek. Artist is Nancy Davidson.

Project 365 Day 64

Old Red.

Project 365 Day 63

Green fields.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Project 365 Day 62

Local run-off after almost three days of rain.

Project 365 Day 61

A double rainbow graced the hills Monday afternoon after a big thunder storm ended a long day of heavy rain.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Knights Ferry Picnic

A cloudy Saturday was perfect for a picnic at Knight's Ferry, especially considering the forecast of rain for all of next week. G. did an excellent job grilling hotdogs to order.

While S. practiced "round the world" with his new yo-yo.

GP and GM even had a turn.

Poppies and popcorn were blooming. Only a couple of the gorgeous bush lupines (in header above) were open.

It's about a mile to the upper end of the Park. The trails follow the Stanislaus River canyon.

More poppies and a glimpse of the river.

Back the the bridge we stopped for a snack of Girl Scout cookies, then headed for home to get ready for the rain.

Project 365 Day 60

"Chris" was born on Christmas Day.

Project 365 Day 59

Sprinting up the trail....