Friday, June 29, 2012

Bird Rescue - Day 168

I went to get my hair cut on this particular morning and discovered that someone takes birds in, rehabilitates them and releases those that can be released for a local organization. These two doves had just been dropped off.
June 16

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Antique Milk Bottle - Day 167

It's hard to believe, my children can't fathom milk being delivered to your front porch in glass bottles a couple times a week. I remember it so well. Ah, the good ol' days.

June 15

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Spindles - Day 166

Mom had quite a few of these spindles she would decorate with. I'm told they are the real deal but can't remember what they were used for.
June 14

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Windmills - Day 165

Every time we drive through this section of I-10, west of Palm Springs, I swear there are more windmills!
June 13

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Mt. Shasta - Day 164

Driving Youngest Daughter home from Eugene, Oregon. I stopped at this overlook just to get a picture of Mt. Shasta for today's photo. Since we never seem to fly over it, I can't get an aerial view.

June 12

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Saguaro Blossom - Up Close - Day 163

It's not often you see a saguaro blossom laying on the ground. This one is in great shape!
June 11

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Whining over a Wine Glass -Day 162

Well, I was perched high off the floor, on a narrow counter, reaching to get this picture. Unfortunately, the subject of the photo is out of focus: Margie Roos's decorative wine glass. Drat.
June 10

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Cock-a-Doodle-Do! - Day 161

A house warming gift in 2004 from our good friends the Winces. Who says family heirlooms have to be old?

June 9

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Handpainted Heirloom Plates - Days 157-160

There's a story behind these plates. Head over to The Turning of Generations to read all about them.

C. Passmore plates.

M. Passmore plates.

And the signatures on the back.

June 5 - 8.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chamber Pot - Day 156

Found buried deep in boxes in the Family Home, I believe this belonged to the Lowe Family. In case you are wondering, it's the real deal. A true family heirloom. LOL.

June 4

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

More Saguaro Activity - Day 155

The majestic Saguaro cactus behind our house has finished blooming but continues to be a hub of activity. Where there once were beautiful blooms, there now is fruit for the birds to enjoy. There are two birds in this picture. Look closely. The one on the left blends in rather nicely.

June 3

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Agave Progression - Day 151

We have been watching the progression of the Agave in front of our house for months now. It looks like it's going to seed.

May 30

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mini German Beer Steins - Day 150

More treasures from the family home. I want to say these were in boxes from the Lowe side of the family but don't hold me to it.

May 29

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Treating Myself - Day 149

Tired of lugging a camera bag and a purse when we travel and not having a camera handy when I need it, I treated myself. This camera bag has padding for camera and lense, expandable space for wallet and other stuff as well as pockets. Plus, it disassembles and flattens down to almost nothing to put in a suitcase. Loving it!
May 28

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Steamer Trunk - Day 143

I've been fascinated with this steamer trunk ever since it appeared in the basement of the Family Home many years ago. Mom picked it up at our neighbor, Rip Hoffman's yard sale. It has the name Allison scrawled on the side.

For years, many of the family papers and photos that now reside in the Archival Closet lived in this trunk. We brought it to Arizona last fall and I'm trying to decide between a couple of spots for it in the house.

May 22

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Juvenile Eagles and the Garden - Day 141

The "teenagers" were out on this drizzly day to practice flying. Shortly after capturing this shot a second eagle showed up. Unfortunately, the camera had been packed for the trip home so I couldn't get the two of them handing out together.

Our new significantly downsized garden is planted and ready to go. The radished were just peeking out of the soil.
May 20

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Day Trip to Port Townsend, Washington - Day 140

Today we are going to take the ferry that runs from Coupeville to Port Townsend. It's the same ferry that was passing by during our visit to Fort Casey the other day. The boats on this run are brand new having been put into service in the past year.

I've always been intrigued by the campground next to the dock. Looks like a fun place to stay and is in walking distance of Fort Casey. Just sayin...

The gulls on the pilings are always entertaining.
We sailed right by Fort Casey and the Admiralty Head Lighthouse. Here's the view from the water.

Scenes coming into Port Townsend.

There's lots to do in and around this lovely victorian town but since we were walk-ons we had to stay within a few blocks of the ferry dock. So we stopped in at a favorite antique shop to try on some vintage hats.

Since it was a beautiful afternoon, we had lunch on the deck of a local restaurant.
Then it was back on the ferry for the trip to Whidbey. We had a hankering for ice cream and since Coupeville is just a few minutes away we headed for town. Little did we know there was a Water Festival going on so we were blessed with an extra treat.

Thanks for joining us on our afternoon outing.

May 19.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Riding the Washington State Ferries - Day 138

When I was a kid, one of the ferries on the Mukilteo-Clinton route was the Olympic. When she was taken out of service, Washington State Ferries put one of the wheels on the current boat running the Mukilteo-Clinton route and made a display.

Above photo courtesy of Husband.

May 17
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Fort Casey, Whidbey Island, Washington - Day 137

Fort Casey is one of our favorite state parks to visit in Washington State.

There's lots of tunnels and hidden rooms.

The Port Townsend ferries pass by every so often. (We will be riding one in a few days.)

The Admiralty Head Lighthouse is fun to visit, when it's open.

The wildlife is fantastic.

There's a wonderful picnic area, beaches, and campgrounds. Plus it's the perfect place to fly kites. 

Hope you enjoyed this quick tour of Fort Casey.

May 16

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