Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dirty Birds

Day 31
These are the pigeons that sit above our cars at work and send us their little bombs.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

After the Rain

Day 27

We had a beautiful day today. No rain, the sun was shining and it got to the low 60's. Here's my pic of the day that I took this afternoon after work.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Beautiful Balloon

Day 26

This landed at the park around the corner from our house. I don't even need to go to a balloon festival.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Dreaming About Summer

Day 25

It's still raining and I'm dreaming about summer, so here's my pic of the day.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Project

Day 24

This is the fabric I'm using for my next quilt project, that I promise I will finish. It makes a 79" x 79" quilt top. That's all I'm going to say about it until I post a picture of the finished quilt top.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

We still need the rain!

Day 23

It's still raining here and I think I need to build an ark. I haven't been out of the house today to take pictures so I thought I would post one that was taken on a good day. This is a reminder of why we need the rain and to quit complaining. This is the Glory Hole at Lake Berryessa. When the lake is full, the water is covering the round cement tube that goes down into Putah Creek. Excess water flows over the top like a bathtub drain and flows into the creek. It hasn't done that in a couple of years.

Friday, January 22, 2010


Day 22

This is a break in the clouds and sunrise at 6:30 this morning. It wasn't raining then and looked so pretty.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Day 21

You will notice that I missed a day or two. It's hard to take outdoor pictures when you are being drowned. We are entering our 5th consecutive day of rain. All I can say is I know we need it, but not all at once.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

This Was Our Afternoon

Day 19

First the storm cloud

Then the rain and hail

It was pea-sized hail and the closest thing to snow we will see in my neighborhood.
My darling husband took all of these pictures because I was still out driving my bus in this mess.

Roman Country Beef Dinner

Day 19

This is my mis en place.

This is the finished stew and it was delicious!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Journal Cover

Day 18

This is a journal cover I made. I'm going to make a few more today.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Grandma's Cedar Chest

Day 16 and 17

I'm posting these together to get caught up. This is my grandmothers' cedar chest that my grandfather made with his own two hands. He made it as a wedding gift in 1940 for Grandma. He was a finish carpenter and took great pride in his work. He would be appalled at some of the construction being done in homes today.  Check out the inlaid work on the top of the chest.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Black and White Childhood

Day 14

This was supposed to be my pineapple upside down cake but since I had a flipping accident, I decided to post this old picture of me, my sister and brother. I'm probably 5 in this picture, which would make my sister 3 and my brother almost 1. Aren't we cute?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Day 13
We have been living with fog for the last week and then we had rain yesterday. I was so excited when I got to one of my schools and looked up and saw the sun peaking over the roof.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Perfect Dog

Day 11

Ha Ha, you thought it was going to be another boxer picture didn't you? This is what you get to eat at my house when mommy is to tired to cook.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tea Cup


Day 10
I'm not being very creative. I didn't feel good most of the day and just took a picture inside the house to take a picture. I'll try harder to be creative in the next week.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Day 9

This is a picture of a quilt that was made with the blocks from our block of the month in Vacaville. When I get the money, I will probably buy the rest of the fabric to make this quilt. I have to finish the blocks first though.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My Love

Day 7
This is us on our honeymoon. Not very creative but I've been busy working and not getting outside to take pictures. I'll try harder tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Day 5

This is what I was driving in this morning. Believe it or not, this picture was taken when it was starting to clear up. I felt like I had frosted eyeballs by the time I got done with my shift.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Lucky Dog

Day 4

This is Lucky. He is one of two boxers that we adopted two years ago from NorCal Boxer Rescue. He loves kids as long as they don't set foot in my house. :( He sucks up as much love as he can get and is a pretty good dog.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


These are Mandarin Oranges on my tree out back. They are lovely to look at, but they are the worst oranges I've ever tasted. We had a hard freeze a couple of weeks ago and I don't know if that's what did it, but they are very bitter.

Friday, January 1, 2010

A Photo a Day

Can I do it? I'm hoping the discipline of taking a photo a day will spill over into giving me discipline in other areas of my life. This is not about becoming a world class photographer but about learning how to take better pictures and enjoying a hobby that I've always wanted to pursue.
Here is Day One: