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Unconditonal LoveMe and John Wayne look alike, with Wild Bill Hickok Bust in the background. Troy Grove Illinois. HenleyBeautiful Montana. Thanks Mary Beth!!My beautiful daughter.Henley's car rideMy boy, Sarge. He goes with me everywhere!Spring 2011. Sarge posing for me.Alice at 8 weeks. Already knew how to give you her paw !Yellow Rump WarblerYellow Rump WarblerPrincess AliceRobinMy Buddy. RIP my beautiful boy. 1988-2012Spring Flowers 2011Munchie. Always a smile on his face.Our Snoopy. We were blessed with 16 years. Working on my Geraniums today. Re-potting etc. Wild flowers are just beautiful. More pics to come!California Poppies and Blue PhaceliaThe beauty of SpringWhat a way to start my day!Woo Hoo. Rain...Thunder too!!My boy SargeLast nights sunsetWhat a relaxing day!Our garden statueMy Buddy.Keep Trying..Keep believing...Be Happy..Don't get discouraged..Things will workout!Last nights SunsetCow at Happy Cow Ranch. Henley the HeroFeeling Groovy todayCruzer the BruzerI walk with styleHe's my boy!How I miss you Mama Hawk!My new plant. You can smell the moisture in the air.Good morning. My Dad and my Daughter when she was 4 yrs.My Daughter when she graduatedFeeling so sad. I had to put Sarge down early this morning.Pet sitting for a few days. I will be back to a normal schedule Tues. Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. ~ Washington Irving
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside. ~ Denis Waitley Took a drve today. Found a pic of the area we were at. Much prettier now.Devils Punchbowl area. So pretty! California Quail...They have been hanging around our backyard. Driving Henley crazy lol.Oh what a beautiful morning lalalalaSilviThunder, Lightening, Rain, Hail...What a day.Tehachapi Mountains. Storm we had 2 days ago.Beautiful day at Elizabeth Lake. We had a nice hike.We have a new visitor!Our sunsetIt's raining!Chance of snow tonightTook Munchie for a hike in the hills, and saw Mountain Bluebird. Woo Hoo!Munchie had fun on his hike!We hiked an hour in the hills today. Half of the time was up hill.Poor Henley. He had teeth pulled today. He is so out of it. The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. ~Samuel Butler,Across the road from Elizabeth LakeWe had a nice hike in our hills! Slow and steady wins the race! The real world, in my opinion, exists in the countryside, where Nature goes about her quiet business and brings us greatest pleasure. â€• Fennel HudsonIt's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. Henry David Thoreau"Home Sweet Home" Print by local artist Annie Galvin at 3 Fish Studios in San Francisco, California.Daughter Motor BoatWild birds are happy!Our garden has a lot of Busy Bees!My garden relaxes me so. Last nights MoonLast night's Sun as it was setting. Smoke from the fire made the Sun red. I'm pet sitting for 2 weeks. I won't be here as often. Thinking of you all!Yesterdays Sunrise. I was singing "It's a beautiful morning" by the Little Rascals.It's your choice! No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.I drank 8 cups of water daily for the Rookie Team.Hubby and I hiked up and down a new trail today. Two of the hills were a dozy. We had the most wonderful hike yesterday by Elizabeth Lake. We didn't get there until 5pm, and walked until dusk. I'm working on itHuck a roosI love this time of year. Woo Hoo. We are having a nice soft rain.We had another visitor today.Another visitor today, just pecking away. Nuttall's Woodpecker.Male Nuttall's Woodpecker. He is a bossy one! Yellow-rumped Warbler. It's sprinkling again. Woo Hoo!We are the captains of our own ships sailing the sea of life, but in times of a stormy weather, you will discover true friends when they donâ€™t hesitate to be a lighthouse. ~DodinskyWe had some rain this morning. Woo Hoo! Well rats, Let's try again. Have a wonderful November. Remember to walk!I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun. ChangeThis is our gym. Field Goal!Our last flight. I enjoyed touring with my team! Bear with me. I am pet sitting, and that keeps me busy. So I won't be around as much. Kindness is just love with its workboots on.My beautiful Daughter!Tonight's Full Moon hidden behind clouds. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Worry is like a rocking chair, it will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhereHenley wasn't sure about the hat.I had to reset my email addy again for Spark People. I was barely getting any email. Tonight's Sunset. The sun was out today, so we hiked in the hills.We drove up to the Aqueduct by our home. Looking at our local mountains.Tehachapi MountainsMy Daughter moved to Oregon, and starts working Friday. In every gardener there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy. ~Robert Brault, "I have found, through years of practice, that people garden in order to make something grow; to interact with nature; to share, to find sanctuary, to heal, to honor the earth, to leave a mark. ThrouOur Canna is popping up already. I also saw Robins!Put your phone away, your laptops etc. Enjoy what is before you!I hope to hike in the hills tomorrow. Nothing like a good hike with our dogs in the hills.Going on a mini vacation. Be back Wed.I'm back. Today's sunrise. Spring is hereA lot of Doves this yearDid you get in your walk today?Beautiful drive, and had such a good time taking pictures. More to follow! First day of Spring looks pretty awesome here!PoppiesRose in our front yardI'm a Warrior. Nothing will get in my way!Moon early Sat. 3:30 amI'm pet sitting for 2 weeks. I won't be around as much, but I will think of you all!I can't see Huck for a couple of days. I will miss him. Can't wait to get back to a normal schedule! Back to exercising HuckThank you everyone. I'm feeling better!I love my Spark Friends. Thank you for your encouragement, and well wishes. I truly appreciate it! Some Hero's have 4 legs. June brings Joy!So curious5 years ago today.I love the blossoms on a Ocotillo plant. Cruzer the BruzerFlowers my sweet friend Marlinda sent me. Wow, reading people's comments and blogs is depressing today. We always have something to be thankful for. Done reading today. Had enough. I hope August is a fantastic month for everyone. I am so proud of the newbee's here. You have done a wonderful job in sticking with your program. You will have days where you will feel discourage. What ever you do, don't give up. From my garden to yours!"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel ProustA smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose.Thursday night MoonSomeone abandoned this poor cat. My Hubby has taken pity on it. It seems to have adopted us, from afar. He/she won't let us touch it yet. Bloom on a Joshua Tree. Joshua Tree bloom half way openJoshua Tree bloom totally opened. Looks very different from the beginning stage. We have several Hummers this year. Usually only one hangs around, and chases the others away. This year she is sharing the food.A few years ago I came across a ranch called Happy Cow Ranch. And the Cows were happy!Tonight's MoonWhen I first saw the hills (they were very steep) I about passed out. Then I thought of "The Little Train That Could" The first hill was the steepest. All the way up I said "I think I can". I did it. That was a year ago. As soon as it cools down for good, we are going back. Our Sunflowers are done for the year. The flowers never cease to amaze me with their beauty!This is where my Hubby goes fishing. Colors are starting to change. Nothing like Fall colors!This isn't the park!Back in April. I love Spring as much as I do the Fall. Different type of beauty!Don't forget to smile!Remember to keep your snacks healthy Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.I love my baby boy! Taking care of Huck for a week or so.On my way out the door, but wanted you to know Dennis is doing good. Surgery went well. When a 87 pound dog licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it's hard to feel sad.One year agoCali lets us stroke her back for a bit. Progress is good.I love my baby boy!Munchie and I on a hike The Rabbitbrush is alive this time of year. We took Munchie to Vasquez Rocks today. 30 min. hike. I forgot my camera, so here is a pic from the last time we went.My spark friend Mari, gave me these Mums in memory of Henley. They make me smile, just like Henley did. Thank you Mari!isI was at the grocery store, and notice this rose bush with a name "Day of the Dead". I just had to buy it. We salute them all. 2 legs and 4 legs. God Bless You!Ever feel like you're being watched?Hope your day is going well!How to keep warm on a cold day.Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband. Not a very good pic, but there are 4 Black Phoebe's hanging around. They are so cute. I have been pet sitting. Just a few more days!We are getting a new pup this month. Probably after Christmas. She is 4 1/2 weeks now. We named her Cherokee RoseLast night's Super MoonI'm finally feeling like my old self again, and I amWe had a new visitor today. A Sharp Shinned Hawk. At first I thought I was a Coppers Hawk, but after I downloaded the pictures, I realized I was wrong. This Hawk is small, but mighty!Spark friend sent me flowers in a cute snowman vase. Thank you Marlinda! Say hello to Cherokee Rose. She is a real love bug!Happy New Year! My flowers are still beautiful. Have a good 2018. I wanted to take a pic of my Hubby holding Cherokee, and she fell asleep.Rainy day today. We needed it.is a San Bernardino MountainsCherokee Rose. 10 weeksShort hike in the hills with MunchieCherokee Rose loves her Daddy What a morning. Need my Tea!President Chester A. Arthur. My Hubby is related. Tonight's Moon Playing around with the Moon from 2 days agoThis is where my Hubby goes fishing in the summerCherokee Rose. 13 weeks, and 23 lbs.Oh my gosh, She has Henley's smile. Puts tears in my eyes. Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art. ~Ambrose BierceCherokee says Happy Valentines Day!My Hubby is so thoughtful!We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. Ralph Waldo EmersonCruzer the BruzerThis is so sweet!May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. Edward AbbeyMiss AliceBloodhouund/Newfoundland pup. What a cutie!This was taken 2 weeks ago. I need a new pic to show ya'll. She is even bigger!Cherokee Rose 4 monthsOh no. Why is the print soooooooo small all of the sudden. Happy Birthday to my sweetie!Rock Pigeon. It has been hanging around all day. Getting ready for more snow, and more snow for the mountains. Getting ready for more rain, and more snow for the mountains. It's difficult to understand why people don't realize that pets are gifts to mankind. Linda BlairTrees are blooming. Happy first day for Spring/' Rainy dayI love our rain!I love our rain!Cherokee's Dad..Weather is beautiful. Time to get back to the hills.It doesn't matter how slow you go, as long as you keep moving. 5 months I got my walking in.I got my walking in.I got my walking in.Cut my hair. Added some highlight. Dorky picture. My Hubby didn't let me get relaxed lol. Sitting here listening to baby House Sparrows wanting to be fed. One of our new rose bushesWe all have something to smile about!The puppers decided my rose bush needed trimming. Buds and all. I bought a new rose bush today. It's called Cinco de Mayo.Happy Birthday to my oldest Sister. She is 82 today. My Geraniums are happy I have been listening to this Mockingbird all morning/afternoon. What a tweet!We bought a mini Rose Bush called Rainbow Sunblaze. Elegance Crystal Rose, Martha Washington Geranium These popped up on their own.Some days you may feel like the Tortoise, but remember who won!I played with Huck today, and get to pet sit next week for a few days.Our first Sunflower. Woo Hoo!!Love my little HummersPet sitting for a few days. I won't be around much. Cherokee Rose. 7 months, 57 pds.Say hello to Aspen. We adopted him today. We got him for free. Only paid for license. ASPCA picked up the rest of the bill. I'm working on my High School reunion. I won't be around as much. Lesser Goldfinch are happyCherokee Rose almost 8 monthsAspen says hello. opps here's the picHappy 4th of July!Hubby and I sat and watched the fire works from our backyardMiss AliceMiss AliceCloudy tonight.Cali is missing. So worried.My MomFrom our garden to yours.I came across this picture today, and it is just breath taking. The photo was taken by Kathleen Wasselle Croft. This is where we hike with our dogs. I love the view as we walk back down the hill. My boy Sarge. He was so loyal. Saturday's MoonMiss AliceWestern BluebirdNothing like a cute little smile. Makes my day. Have a good MondayI talked to a Cousin of mine, Mom's side of the family. I haven't seen her since I was 13. It took me forever to find her. I always wanted a wishing well. My Hubby build me one. He then put brick around the well. I added plants around it. Next year we put in sod.I walked to the garden, and found a beautiful Sunflower. Only one this color that has bloomed so far. Cherokee Rose. 10 months, and 75 pounds. Cherokee actually laid still for me. I was able to get in some good shots of her. The pictures look better here, so I will post one a day. Bird flying overWell, looks like we need to dig up the rest of the Canna bulbs. Cherokee is still digging them up, then chewing on them. We don't want her to get sick. The stink pot.I'm looking forward to Fall!1 year ago today. Look what we have in our backyard. Opps wrong pic..This is it. One thing I love about the Fall. Rabbitbrush starts to bloom.My beautiful townLeaving to go out of town. White Crowned Sparrows are already here. Usually middle of Oct. they arrive. I saw them 2 weeks ago eating out of our feeder.11 months, and still growing. Cherokee's little Brother. (related). Say hello to BlueThe woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before. Albert EinsteinTonight's MoonAre you ready?Hello November12 weeks..I votedFinally, a rainy day!Have a wonderful December. This has been a big storm. Almost 3 inches of rain here so far. Lot's of snow in the mountains. I pray for those who live in the mud slide areas. I am so jealous. Leona Valley, where we used to board our Horses. 15 mins. from where we live, and they got snow. We didn't get one snow flake lolI need my boy's smile today.Looking up our streetI thought for sure I had gained weight with everything that has been going on. Sometimes I stress eat. This morning I weighed myself, and I lost 5 pds. 10 more to go!Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail. "Kindness is like snow—it beautifies everything it covers." ~ Kahlil GibranDay after ChristmasCherokee Rose. 1 year old. Time sure flew.When you are not out there walking, someone else is getting better at it. I climbed this hill, and will do it again.
Miss MagicI have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn't be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year's resolution is not to bark back.California Scrub Jay3 years ago today.Jan of last year. How time flies. Parts of the Palmdale & the other side of our hills got snow. It rained where I live. Best of palsRainy day again!Jan.15, last year. We bring Cherokee home around noon. Woo Hoo!!Cherokee says thank you for all of the hugs. She is mending, and sleeping a lotHouse Finch. I love the birds that hang out in our yard.This time last year10 mins. from my home.Have a good Sunday!I woke up to thunder, then it started to rain. Now it is coming down pretty good. Lightening as well. Staying home today.Half Time isn't my cup of tea. Changed the channel. Feb. 2014Looking out my back door.My Hubby bought me flowers today.This time last year our bulb plants had popped up. This year, nothing yet. j'aurais aimé être làFor my friends who want Spring so badly. We had to drive to the San Fernando Valley today. Coming back we saw a few Poppies. Early this year. March 4th, 2018. She now weighs 80 pds. No matter what; life is meant to be enjoyed.March 8th, 2013I hear they are starting to bloom!Woo Hoo. Spring is here!Driving up the main road from our home. Lots of Lizards this year. We didn't have to go far to see wildflowers. 2 mins. from my home. 6 mins. from my home. Can you imagine looking out your back window. What a view!Enjoy the beauty the Earth gives us.Looking pretty again. My Hubby planted the Sunflower Seeds. Can't wait for them to bloom.Our roses have finally started to bloomMy Hubby bought me flowers for my birthday. My neighbors Lilacs Navy P 3 Orion Sub Chaser has been flying over our house all week. My Hubby bought me new plants to go around the wishing well he made. Slowly we are getting our yard back into shape.Taking the dogs for a walk May 1st, 2015Feeling much better thanks!One of our Roses We had light rain today. Flowers are singing. It doesn't matter if you have a 2 legged child, or a furry child with 4 legs. You're a Mom!Our red Geraniums are looking good. Someone was not happy with us today. His Peanuts were late.I just looked out the window and saw a whiteEurasian Collared Dove. It was walking around with its mate, which was the typical gray. It looks a lot like this Dove. My rose bush I bought and dedicated to my friend Janet. Blue sure is feeling better. He has turned into Tigger. Will blog about Blue soon. New Petunia's. We bought 4 of them. Planted them along our driveway. This rose bush popped up on it's own. Two years ago today. Funny how each year is different. This year our Sunflowers have just begun to bud. No flowers yet. I miss Huck aka Huck A Roos. I hear he is doing well in Utah. Huck and Meg'sDog Drags Sprinkler Indoors For Some Summer FunMy new garden decor From my garden to yours. We found this at Aldi's. I need to fix the eye though. It can't see hehe.I have had this Frog for years. It was by the front of the house but decided to put it by the driveway area where I have my other frogs. I need to paint the Lateran. .Our pool is open. Someone is happy. I'm ready for the summer. Half of our garden. Stay safe, and have fun!Standing in my backyard watching the fireworks.Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.For Debbie. Hope it helps you heal. Cherokee RoseBlue CaliIt's a beautiful morning lalalalaNap timeTaken in Troy Grove Illinois, 2015“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” – Tony RobbinsA few days ago I was taking a pic of the sun going down behind pine trees. After I downloaded the picture I noticed something like a Angel. Interesting.She's almost 2 years. Blue turned a year old this month. Feo is on the left. Ul on the right. Nap time! Happy Dog Day from Cherokee Rose & Blue!Beautiful Sunrise today. A pipe broke in our wall in the main bathroom. The price of plumbing these days. Feo and UlI had to say goodbye to my little Munchie this morning. Feeling sad. This morning I came across this. It says it all.Last night's Moon. Photo taken by PATRICK MAY. Have a happy day!Rabbitbrush is alive this time of year. Joshua Trees in the winter.Bishop CaliforniaThe trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water Mirrors a still sky. William Butler YeatsWhen life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. Sabrina Lake. This is where my Hubby goes fishing. It's about a 4 hour drive North of us. Everyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.October in PalmdaleOne year ago todayA Coopers Hawk has shown up again. Judging by it's behavior we think it is Cooper.Leona Valley. 15 mins. west of us. December 2012God Bless Them All!Happy Birthday Mickey!Mountain Bluebirds are backMale Mountain BluebirdIt's snowing. Cherokee and Blue are having fun. Emma wouldn't go outside lol.Our birds were still happy. They sang off and on all day. We had a Pigeon show up, and a Lark Sparrow. Opps, that was the wrong picture. Here ya go.Happy 1stEmma... 2 yr German Shep mix. I adopted her Dec 27th, 2019.Looking for peanutsFemale House FinchLet the days be merry & bright!Dec 12, 2012 And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time. Jesus ChristIt's sunny right now, but Monday supposed to get more snow. 26th. Even the Hummingbird was out flying around. Perching on his feeder off and on. Picture taken through a screen. That's why it is fuzzy. Mountains that are near us. Most of it has melted now, but it was pretty. Opps. Forgot the pic hehe. I can't wait for Spring!San Gabriel Mountains & Palmdale LakeI always buy flowers from California. Most growers are organic and without chemicals. This is one area they grow. Santa Paula California.15 mins. from where I live. His head is massive!Jan 2018..Cherokee Rose is 95 pds. now. Cherokee todayI took Emma for her first walk in the hills today. It was a beautiful day. Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray. Lord ByronSunny and breezy here today, but a beautiful day!Today's weather is lovely. Emma and I took a hike. Today is windy. I love the wishing well my Hubby made for me. Love where you are while working towards where you want to go.Blue was given a clean bill of health. He no longer is having spinal problems. Woo Hoo for my handsome boy! Take a unexpected drive. You never know what you will find. Time for Tea!I can see for miles & miles.I can't wait for our Lantan to bloom again. Right now it is brown. Calmest Scrub Jay I have ever seen. Peach Tree we had a few years ago. Sadly it bit the dust, but I love this pic. Taken Feb. 2015Switzerland in MarchToday the birds have been singing away. Finches, Sparrows, Mockingbirds, Doves. Even a Great Horned Owl. Today is totally different. Cloudy, and very windy..Oh...We have two Horned Owls in the trees behind us. They fly over to the telphone pole that is in our yard and Whoo Whoo. SylvieTraveling down below Sat. to see my oldest Sister. Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” March 29th, 2017I'm sitting at my computer then realized I was hearing a bird call that is different from our everyday bird. There in our alleyway is a Quail calling for its mate. We haven't seen them for a while. In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. ~Abram March 2017After 3 days of rain, it is startling to clear. Palmdale, early morning. I've banished Winter, saith the Spring, Awake! arise, ye flowers! Brisk breezes blow, Bright sunshine glow, And rouse the young Year's powers. ~Henry James SlackToday is so bright and sunny. Actually warm! Our first Poppy has bloomedLooking across the street. He/she visits everyday My Hubby bought me a birthday cake. I had a small slice. Sweet, but very good. Took a drive to see the Poppy's today. Oh, Lancaster was windy. Flowers were partially closed, but still pretty. We have had a Great Horned Owl in our yard for some time.Then a male showed up. I spotted this nest in our neighbors tree a few minutes ago. Our neighbor has a sense of humor. Miss Alice. How she enjoyed our little trips to where ever. She just sat and looked out the window. I love this time of year. Makes me smile!As soon as I get the ok, I will conquer this hill again. Hollyhocks...They popped up on their own in my backyard. One of my new Petunia's. May 31st last year. The Sunflowers for this year haven't opened yet.I guess I am wrong. I walked out to the veggie garden area, and there was a Sunflower that had just opened up. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. Christopher Blue says helloFrom my garden to yoursBack in AprilHppy Fathers Day to my HubbyHave a good Monday Have a happy Friday!Getting back into the swing of things, a walk my dog. Rise and shine. It's a beutiful Monday!July 1st, 2013I had fun wawtching the birds yesterday. I love my Country! This is what I have feared. I smelled smoke, walked outside, and saw smoke. I bet it is from fireworks.Every morning I wake up to this smileWhoooo is watching meHave a beautiful Monday We sit in the backyard everynight, watch the sun go down, and wait for the stars to appear. Have a beautiful Friday! The life of RileyFor my friends who follow the news in So. Calif. We are safe. I live about 23 miles from Lake Hughes. A lot of hills and mountains between us and where the fire is. Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.I watched the sunrise today. Owls, Ravens, got a hug from Emma. I so agree!The sunsets have been so pretty as of late. Unfortunately due to the fires. A bit smoky here today. Sunday's SunsetThe Scrubjay started to bury it's Peanut, then saw me. Me and my Hubby on vacation in Montana.Henley, the Bloodahoula Hound.My lovely daughterAlice, our Cocker/Lab mix. Such a beauty, and cleary the boss of the group.Oh my. Was he really that small?Our beloved Heidi. She went to Doggy Heaven 3 months ago. A beautiful spring day.We rescued Munchie at Petco. What a bundle of energy.Munchie is 1 1/2 yrs. now. What a happy guy!Mendota Illinois. Unveiling of the statue.Joshua Tree in our Desert
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