Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sand Dollar - another thing I think when I think of San Diego...

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

One of the things I think of when I think of San Diego...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Recognize this gecko...?

... but this guy doesn't talk!
Other blogs that feature those who communicate without words: Dunedin - Seguin - Selma - Delta - Cottage Grove

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Can you Guess Who This Is?

Does this help?

Yep - it's your friendly meerkat! Other animal blogs today: San Diego - Nashville - Brookville - Rabaul - Stayton

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Sky in the Water

This beautiful reflection is courtesy of Erik - taken on the beach in Coronado.

Monday, January 21, 2008


I received the "You Make My Day" award from Southern Heart and Jana (see my sidebar above). Thanks for the honor!!
I'm passing along this award to some folks who make my day:
Slinger - Cottage Grove (the first daily photo blog I found and always a glimpse of the place I grew up)
Kate - St. Paul/Mazatlan (for showing me a St. Paul I never knew)
Ramling Round - Selma (for her insight into the South)
Abe - Brookville (for his exquisite wildlife photos)
Felicia - San Diego (for showing her view of our city and her always informative posts)
Bergson - Chateaubriant (for his view of his corner of France)
Dusty Lens - Minneapolis (for letting me wander around the Twin Cities each day)
Mitch - Minneapolis (for showing Minneapolis from a different angle)
Fabrizio - Torino (for his wonderful landscapes and city views)
Eric - Paris (for his inspiration and for this community)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Blue - for the Birds

Lots of folks in San Diego are blue after today's Charger's loss, but I am happy because I've received a "You Make My Day" award from Southern Heart and Jana! Thanks - you made my day!! Check back tomorrow to see who I have awarded.

Other blogs that are blue or "birdy" today: Prescott - Barton - Ystad - Cottage Grove - Orlando

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Lots of people in San Diego have hope that their Chargers will beat the New England Patriots. Maybe even by the time you see this, we will know if that hope is founded or dashed. ;-)

Folks in these cities are in a similar position tonight: Boston - Boston - Boston - New York - New York - New York - Wisconsin - San Diego

Friday, January 18, 2008

Purple Flower, Green Leaves

For other blogs with color on a green background (or green with a colored background): Durban - Newcastle - Mazatlan - Terrell - Coral Gables - West Sacramento - Dunedin

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sea World Flowers

I like the red poinsettia. Other "red" blogs: Miami - Saigon - Terrell - Seguin - Monte Carlo

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Color Against a Blue Sky

Other blogs a bit like mine today: Brisbane - Boston - Aukland - St. Barthelemy - Jackson

Monday, January 14, 2008

Birthday Present

These paper flowers on a birthday present posted in honor of my mother-in-law's birthday last week.
Other blogs with celebrations today: Singapore - Petaling Jaya - Kuala Lampur - Torun - New Orleans - Riga

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

Sunny Day View

I'd like to see this view this weekend... maybe with a nice margarita in my hand, or a good book...

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Putting Away the Decorations

Our cat (Anna) didn't want to see the Christmas decorations get packed... so she stowed herself in a box filled with holiday towels etc.
Silly kitty. >^..^<

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Funny Birds

Monday, January 07, 2008

Color on a Rainy Day

Still very grey and raining here... but I found some bright color in the yard on the lemon tree.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

January Showers Bring... Lemonade?

A shot of our lemon tree in the rain.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Storm Watch 2008

The first major storm of 2008 has left us with about 1.25 inches of rain so far...
we can tell this from our new weather station! You can see how much rain we get or, more regularly, how much we didn't get here: and here:

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Sunset on "Soft" Water

My Minnesota relatives are very jealous this time of the year of our "soft" (not ice) water.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

January Theme Day - Best Photo of the Year

I couldn't decide on one... those are four of my favorites.

For other "Bests", check out these sites:

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