Top photo is Sue's patio in New Mexico and lower photo is Pam's backyard in Oklahoma, both beautifully covered in snow. I wonder how much their heating bill is...ours is higher than I ever imagined this year!
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thank you Vitit Kantabutra from Pocatello, ID for sharing the incredible shot (above) of our January 2010 "Wolf Moon" Full Moon.
Below is a shot of the Wolf Moon West Sacramento. By the time I had got my camera setup with lens, tripod, and checked the manual settings...the moon was sinking fast. I kind of liked this shot of the moon behind our neighbors tree.
The Wolf Moon is a full moon that occurs in January. The name comes from hungry wolf packs that would howl outside the villages of Native Americans. This full moon is also known as the Old Moon or the Moon After Yule.
Friday, January 29, 2010
This photo was sent to us by Charlie Gordon who said "I enjoy your photo blog and wanted to share this sad photo with you. This boat has been in disrepair for years, sitting just south of Linden on the river road. Maybe it was the last storm that sunk it. What a shame."
See previous photos posted on this blog in November of 2007.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Nothing better than a bowl of East Side Chef's Hot and Sour Soup with a bottle of Tsingtao Beer. We normally do the take-out option, but since we are now on "retirement time" we can take time to sit down and enjoy being waited on by Grace.
Posted by Barbara at Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Missing on Jan 14th Tuxedo/Tuxy with collar and his ID. He weighs 20lbs-Big loves to eat. He may be locked up by accident please look in your garage etc. Lives on Jefferson Blvd, between Higgins and Blacker Rd. REWARD! 371-1448. Please bring him home he is friendly and loved & missed so much.
Posted by Barbara at Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
We were the first customers at the new Chipotle last night for their soft opening and all the proceeds from the evening went to children's charities. We ate the soft and crispy tacos and gave a thumbs up for tastiness and for staff friendliness!
Posted by Barbara at Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Posted by Barbara at Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Thank you David Kamminga for sharing the great shots of the Memorial Auditorium. The auditorium was constructed in 1926 and was originally dedicated to solders who died during WWI. Grampa Frank's brother Almer Norton's name is etched on one of the original Memorial stones.
Trivia: The Beach Boys Live In Sacramento, 1964 Second Show! album was recorded on location at the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, California on August 1, 1964. We saw the Broadway Production of Hair at the Auditorium in the early 70's.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The underpass leading to West Capitol Avenue from the Raley Field was flooded on Monday morning......Being a tree city is wonderful but the drawback means leaves piling up and blocking the drains in our city's low points.
Posted by Barbara at Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Mr. Lal (upper) tested for his second degree black belt Saturday at Southport ATA (American Taekwondo Association). His amazing spin kick wowed the crowd. He broke the board on his first try. ( Lower) Mr. Chandler Smith, preparing for his kick, also earned his second degree black belt.
Trivia: The word Taekwondo itself is made up of three Chinese/Korean words: Tae, meaning to kick or jump; Kwon, meaning fist or hand; and Do, which means "the way." Loosely (if not literally), it can be thought of as "The Way of the Hand and Foot."
Posted by Barbara at Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Christy and I enjoyed this exotic combination when we were on the inaugural voyage of Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas. I highly recommend trying a Murphy Stout and a Coca Cola Cupcake with Buttercream Frosting. A sidenote: the pastry chef and manager of the Cupcake Cupboard was trained at the CIA in Napa...
Posted by Barbara at Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thank you De'Onna Johnson Jack for sending her "High School Sports Illustrated" photo of the week of Matt Scott, a Junior on the River City Raiders, during his hoop shot at the game on Tuesday Jan 12, 2010.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
We went to the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Sacramento City College West Sacramento Campus and came away so impressed and proud for the citizens of our city! It is interesting to compare the top photo of the completed project with DLR Group's Architectural Rendering below.
We were intrigued by the huge special event scissors that were used to cut the ribbon hung at the entrance of the Center.
Posted by Barbara at Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Carolyn says "When I was very small, my father gave me a "Darling Debbie" doll for Christmas. She is long gone, but today, I nearly cried when my friend brought over this "Darling Debbie, dressed just like the one I played with so many years ago. Still in the box, she is only missing the pearl earrings, necklace and bracelet. My friend hated the doll, and never played with her, so "Little Debbie" is in better shape than I, after all these years."
Posted by Barbara at Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Congratulations to The Sea Scout Ship Neptune Crew who were awarded "Best in Class" in last months Lighted Boat Parade hosted by the Sacramento Marina and the Capital City Yacht Club. The Trident won first place in the 30' and under class. Photo courtesy of the SSS Neptune Crew.
Posted by Barbara at Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Those coupons that Phillip Morris is sending out won't work in the vending machine thank you...This machine was in a pub in Siesta Key,Florida. In some countries like Germany and Japan cigarette machines are still common but it is pretty rare to find one in California.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
We received this mailer from Philip Morris this week, addressed to us, unsolicited. There was a phone number to call to opt out of receiving the mailer in the future and when we called to take our name off, they said the process will take 10-12 weeks! Interesting lure..especially since the $10.00 they offer barely dents one day of cig addiction...
Posted by Barbara at Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Cathy Perrigo sends this photo of life in Baja..."our next door neighbor's ficus trees were over 30 ft tall before he chopped them down. This poor dove is wondering what the heck happened to his home. The humming birds also lost their home.."
Friday, January 8, 2010
I love the stark contrast of the barren oak trees against the colorful camellias in full bloom in our West Sacramento neighborhoods. These photos were taken at my friend Barbara's house near Meadow Road. Unfortunately, the soil in my garden in Southport just doesn't have the right mix for Camellias to thrive..
The Japanese Camellia (C. japonica) is the state flower of Alabama as well as the city flower of Sacramento, California, Newberg, Oregon, Slidell, Louisiana.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Roy G. Deary founded the Hires Bottling Company of Sacramento in 1937. Hires Bottling Company became Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. in 1970 under the leadership of Roy's sons Don and Grant Deary. Nor-Cal Beverage now has 760 employees who produce and distribute more than 45 million cases of soft drinks and beer a year and is one of California’s Top 10 Independent Bottlers.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
We had breakfast at Eppies on West Capitol Avenue yesterday and I asked Mike if I could take a photo of his "flesh tunnel" ear piercings. Mike is not only a good sport but also a fantastic wait person. And......my Ortega and Cheese Omelet was pretty spectacular too!
Posted by Barbara at Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
In Traditional Mexican Culture, on the night of January 5, the figurines of the Three Wise Men, "Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar, are added to the nativity scene. Before going to bed the children place their old shoes under their bed or in the living room, where the Wise Men will leave them their presents.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Joan Barber sends these photos from icy Minnesota. Joan said "as a West Sacramento resident the first thing I thought this morning when they announced it was minus 17 degrees was ...."What the heck am I doing here?" :)
Sunday, January 3, 2010
11th and Park
West Acre Road 11th Street
Meadow Road and Longcroft Street
We followed the chase trail and took these photos showing the destruction and damage to property in the West More Oaks area that occurred during a high speed police chase in the early morning hours of December 30, 2009. See article on WestSacWeb for more info.