It is incredible here. Everything is frozen solid, fountain, hummingbird feeder, bird bath, buckets of rainwater. There is a layer of ice crystals about a quarter inch thick on the cushions on the patio. This is Agricultural Zone 23, 2nd from the coast. We are suppose to have very mild weather. Oh Well!!! A little minnie winter wonderland.
What a little cutie! Grandma teases that he has bushy Armenian eyebrows. I think they are quite nice frames for some beautiful "lady-killer" eyes. Handsome little man.
This crazy Cat always sleeps under the Christmas tree as long as it is up. She was a wild kitten found in a wood pile. We brought her home from the desert when she was just a little ball of fluff. When she was a tiny thing she used to climb up in the tree. Now she just sleeps under it.
Fr. A had his Birthday Breakfast Bash at Journey's at Pechanga Casino in Temecula. It was a great time to catch up with old friends and celebrate a life very well lived. He is our retired Pastor who has touch so many lives and made a huge difference in the world. We all love you Fr. A. Happy 80th. You look Muauuuuvelous! Kisses.
Here comes the sun. It is going to take a little while, but you can begin to see the light. These big fluffy clouds with the edges lit are more beautiful than ever. I am a lover of rain but as they say, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Rah! Rah! Sunshine.
Time to clean up a little if the rain lets up for a while. The storm turned over the hammock. knocked over the umbrella in a 50 lb. stand. Pulled up another umbrella and threw it across the patio. Definitely not a hurricane or a tornado but pretty big for us. Lots of plugged drains and closed roads. Mudslides causing a detour around through the hills. Adds a 30 minutes onto my drive into town.
Boy oh Boy, What a storm. I don't ever remember a storm lasting this long in my life. We general get wind and rain for a day or two at the most. This year we have had more rain than I can remember. I think we got about 13inches for this one storm. Very unusual for "sunshiney" Southern California.
It has been raining here for more days in a row than I have ever experienced in my life. I am a native Californian and this has been six days in a row so far and at least one more to go they say. My bridge is flooded and the hammock and umbrellas have blown over. but a few of my feathered friends are still checking to see if the Bird Cafe is open. Of course we can always find a little seed for them.
This old view camera was given to me by my father who knows how much I love photography and also that I am a junk collector like him. Last weekend my little brother brought me a 4x5 view camera that he had laying around. I sure do love it. What a nice surprise. Thanks brother. I'll post a picture of it soon. Love, Sis
Very hard to get into the Christmas spirit this year, but my little darlings came and really helped to get the trees up. Large Italian Family gathering on Sunday and the Christmas spirit kicks in. Large, Loud, Wild and Wonderful Family Time.
Are you aware that there is someone licking the corner of your mouth???? Never mind him pose nice for the camera my beautiful baby girl.
Traditions are a great thing to pass on. This is our first year to go, Manny's family has been doing this for years. Maybe next year we can all make it together. Great fun, but Brrrrrrrr cold.