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Come Visit My Garden

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Just wanted to share the the results of most of my exercise. Welcome to my garden... ... Hope you enjoy it. ~~ Donna

This story continues... ... into July. Enjoy emoticon

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RORYLYONS 9/7/2014 11:13PM

    What an awesome garden you have.....You are very the photo of the birds ... emoticon emoticon

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INSPIREDSOUL 9/7/2014 11:57AM

    It's so pretty. emoticon

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PURPLE0906 8/3/2014 5:13AM

    Beautiful, thank you so much for sharing. I especially love the glads and foxgloves.


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CLAIREINPARIS 7/19/2014 3:22PM

    Such a beautiful garden! Well worth all your efforts! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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GABY1948 7/6/2014 10:49AM DH loves cacti....would love to have yours! emoticon for sharing! And what is the "eye" peeking out from one...I couldn't quite tell...a cricket?

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LADYRH 7/6/2014 6:37AM

    emoticon for sharing your lovely work of art.

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/6/2014 5:54AM

    Absolutely beautiful!!
You are a Master Gardener.

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    emoticon Thank you for sharing I really enjoyed, beautiful garden you have emoticon

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Skipped My Wednesday Walk for This...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I've been trying to walk with a group from the local senior center two days a week on a lovely path called the Hammond Trail, which traverses the bluffs along the ocean in our little community. However, last Wednesday I had an appointment with my 13 year old, deer hunting granddaughter to help her do a mosaic on the skull of her first deer. I know some of you will be totally grossed out by that, I was a little grossed out myself at first. But my son and his daughter ask for very little, so I agreed to help. My back is still sore from sitting all day (9am to 5 pm). We got it done and it actually is pretty hanging on her bedroom wall. I actually totally loved spending the day with her!

I'm posting a few pictures, so beware!!!

Where we started.

About half way finished.


My proud little huntress with her first trophy.

It was an excellent use of my time, even if I missed my walk emoticon

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SUPER_CIARA 5/2/2014 12:53PM

    wow, elaborate!

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GABY1948 4/30/2014 6:52PM

    I am NOT grossed out...I also am a hunter! This is BEAUTIFUL...thank you so much for sharing....I wish you could do one for me! emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 4/30/2014 9:33AM

    She is so pretty. You both did a good job. I bet you got some activity with the project.

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A Weekend on Crescent City Harbor

Monday, March 10, 2014

We traveled up the coast about 80 miles to attend my grandson's basketball tournament. (This was the first time we had taken the 5th-wheel out since hubby got his new pick-up.) We stayed at Shoreline RV Park right on the harbor.

Some of our neighbors...

Battery Point Lighthouse, which is only accessible at low tide and a foot path...

Out in front of the restaurant where we lunched there were between thirty and fifty sea lions sunning themselves. These wild sea lions were totally okay with having people approach them. Many folks got so close they would have been in danger had these animals had turned aggressive. But they were so absorbed in their sunbath nothing seemed to disturb them...

Although extremely beautiful, shiny and sleek, these creatures were beyond smelly. They stunk...

This was sunrise on Saturday morning, and it's true! 'Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning.'

When our day of basketball games was done and we returned to the park at dusk, we got to watch these brave or reckless souls scooting along the very windy bay right before a monumental storm broke...

Through the night our trailer rocked with the wind and was beaten by torrential rain. In the morning, we found that we were sitting in the middle of a small shallow lake. These two Canadian Geese were right outside our door, searching for their breakfast...

My husband caught a short break in the rain, got us hitched to the pick-up and on our way home. It was a fantastic short trip, watching my grandson's team play three games (they lost, but not without a valiant effort) and many little walks on the beach with our dogs before the storm set in. It was a GREAT little get-away!!!

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KAYYVAUGHN 3/12/2014 5:27AM

    Beautiful and natural photos. I know you had a great time.

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GABY1948 3/11/2014 3:21PM

    BEAUTIFUL, thanks for sharing!

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FISHINGLADY66 3/10/2014 3:58PM

    Absolutely awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing your trip.

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So I went for a walk...

Monday, January 13, 2014

A couple weeks ago, I fell forward in my office (big klutz) and although I thought I was healing apparently I really tweaked my hip, which keeps stiffening up if I sit for more than a few minutes. Getting old is really NOT for sissies. I just turned 67. So I need to workout, but it hurts. I decided that walking would be best and I live only a mile for the Pacific Ocean... So I took my dogs and went to the beach. North Little River Beach to be more specific...

It was NOT a lovely day... foggy, cold... but I'm used to that.
I made it down the stairs that were clearly not made for old ladies with sore hips, even my little dogs had a hard time with the angle. However, my Fitbit didn't notice the elevation change at all.
Which way to go...

We picked the Near Beach Trail since I wanted to walk near the surf.

I haven't visited this beach for many, many years. Probably around 40 years, so I was pretty surprised to find...

I had no idea that it was snowy plover nesting season, nor that large sections of the dunes are closed for restoration. This was the maze that led to the beach...

I love the beach and I am thankful for all the work that is being done to restore and preserve it. Eventually, I met some snowy plovers... By now I was getting tired and decided to try to find my way back. But alas, I was lost. We walked quit a long way before I realized that I had missed the entrance to the maze. Since we had walked beyond the restoration postings we went cross country over the dunes to find our way back (it was a little scary) and my little dogs were running out of gas. I had to carry Buttercup for awhile, but we made it!

By the time we got back to the car all four of us were pretty tired, but all the stiffness was gone from my hip and I plan to do it again today Although I will try to skip the getting lost part and will try to enjoy the ocean more. After I returned I found out we were having record breaking waves for this area and I missed them due to the fog!!!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/8/2014 7:40PM

    emoticon Beautiful.

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KAYYVAUGHN 1/17/2014 2:57PM

    In a way that was a good exercise. Just adjust it the next time.

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CATLADY52 1/13/2014 6:10PM

    emoticon You really weren't lost you just decided to go for a stroll. emoticon

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GABY1948 1/13/2014 5:36PM

    What a lovely walk....I felt like I was there with you! Wish I could have been! Walking the beach sounds fabulous! Have a GREAT night! emoticon

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CLAIREINPARIS 1/13/2014 4:46PM

    Walking in the dunes is hard work! I am glad it did help your hip though. Walking is often the best exercise, I am convinced of it. :)

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FISHINGLADY66 1/13/2014 4:19PM

    emoticon Wish I lived close to a beach. So glad you had fun. Hope your hip gets better every day.

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BOB5148 1/13/2014 11:46AM

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LM.JACKSON 1/13/2014 11:39AM

    I am so envious ... would love to walk the beach here, but it is covered with dangerous ice dunes and the temp is a little warmer than normal (47) which only makes them even more treacherous.
Instead I am heading to my Mom's retirement center to join her in their Silver sneakers probram. Hope the hip heals up quickly ...

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Sugar :(

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

1-1-14 This morning I joined a team that I hope will help me break my sugar addiction. Of course I didn't run across it till after I started this day off with about 7 cookies. I also weighted myself this morning and was encouraged to see that I am down to 196.2, which is not good, but is better than the 199 I was at just before Christmas. I have found that when I log my food I become obsessed with it, so I quit. Right now I'm trying to use what I have learned on this site regarding healthy eating and to measure and watch my portion sizes. So far that seems to be working for me. Soon the Christmas sugar will be out of the house and I will have less temptations with it. My next big hurtle is to get back into regular workouts... starting today... and figuring out how to make this posting private.

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GABY1948 1/2/2014 10:21AM

    You are so right....196 is WAY better than 199 and it is the small goals that work the best! emoticon emoticon emoticon

P.S. I gave up sugar a year ago last September 1, (I don't count the hidden sugar in things as long as it is less than 5 grams/serving) and let me tell you, I will never go back to it...I feel better...less aches and pains too! God Bless your efforts to be sugar free! emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 1/1/2014 3:21PM

    There is a way to do it on the start page.

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ABB698 1/1/2014 11:26AM

    emoticon sugar is a hard one for all of us. I need to get back to tracking as well. Let's do this my friend!
Happy New Year!

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