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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Life goes on ...

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Outdoor Wednesday,

Thursday Thirteen,
Yard Art,
Haiku Friday, Sky Watch,
Window Views & Just for the JOY of it!
But first, my belated ...

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Wordful Wednesday

Once again I find myself wondering where the time has gone since it's been almost two weeks since I've shared anything on this blog ... and considerably longer since I've opened my reader to visit anyone out there in the Blogosphere. I have published at Small Reflections and Happily Retired Gal ... sharing thoughts about tennis at Wimbledon & 4th of July photos snapped around the neighborhood recently, but even there my offerings have been few and far between.

Now that Grand Slam tennis is over until the US Open at the end of August and my friend 'S' is in the Midwest for a family wedding, perhaps I'll find more time for blogging. Of course I'm still doing my best to keep to a schedule of daily journal writing in anticipation of the upcoming Writers Retreat in Taos, New Mexico and continuing to clear out clutter accumulated during the 31 years I've lived in this house ... a task that seems endless no matter how much progress I make.

Molly's adjusting to life without Aloha and has made friends with the new tenant in the little blue house who moved to So Cal from Virginia and plans to 'rescue' a hound in the next few weeks once he's unpacked and settled in ... so perhaps she'll have another canine playmate eventually. Until then she's 'making do' with me and whoever happens by in the neighborhood when she's out front with me as I work in the garden & catch up with neighbors.

I thoroughly enjoyed a local performance of Boomers: The Musical Revue of a Generation at Vanguard University's Lyceum Theater recently. I was surprised to discover myself sitting next to a gal I met a while back at an Adult School class ... small world, eh? In addition, I've purchased season tickets for the Laguna Playhouse (Just for the JOY of it) and am looking forward to this year's series including performances of Life Could Be a Dream, I Loved Lucy, Daddy Long Legs, The Art of Leonard Bernstein, and Private Lives.

For the most part, June gloom has continued into July. In fact, yesterday morning's 'drizzles' were more like actual RAIN, but skies have cleared in the late afternoon and I've shared 13 beautiful BLUE sky views below showing off So Cal at it's best ... along with some views of a local 'historic house' and a mosaic of local holiday 'yard art' ... just for the JOY of it!

This year's fireworks
were spectacular but I
didn't photograph

anything at night ...
just some afternoon views as
drizzily skies cleared

Just for Joy as I
walked the neighborhood and looked
'up' as planes flew by

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Thursday Thirteen, Sky Watch, Haiku Friday
Midweek Blues and Outdoor Wednesday

Newland House snapshots
from different perspectives ...
blue skies and windows

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Finally a few
holiday 'yard art' views in
this week's mosaic

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participating in Yard Art

Thought for Today
"The United States is the only country with a known birthday."
James G. Blaine


Alice Audrey said...

That's a lot of flying by.

Brenda ND said...

I hope you have fun at the Writers Retreat in Taos, New Mexico. I look forward to your pictures when you get back.

maryt/theteach said...

Extraordinary house and windows, storyteller. And I love the patriotic yard art! :)

Karen said...

It seems odd, how we're not connecting as much in Blogland these days--but my one consolation is that VERY soon, I'll be actually seeing! So keep on writing!!!

Barb said...

Sounds as though you've been busy! Enjoy the theater. Your skies are beautiful there in S Cal.

Adelle Laudan said...

Gotta luv them blue skies. Love your yard art. Happy T13!

Larry D said...

Great to see blue skies! The yard art is also neat.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Always good to know you're doing well! And good to admire your lovely pictures.

Divaa D said...

an eyeful post :)

totally awesome

Faux Pas not Funky

JOE TODD said...

Playing catch up can be a good thing