Snug in a Blankie

Snug

Now that the weather is getting a little cooler, I like to curl up in a blankie that the Mama puts in the dryer to heat it up. She took this picture of me in one of the blankies all nice and warm. Click on me to make me big.

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Cactus and Eastern Sky at Sundown

Cactus and Eastern Sky at Sundown

We have been getting some very nice sunset colors and not always in the direction of the setting sun. I took this photo of the sky and clouds behind our ocotillo and saguaro a few nights ago looking to the opposite direction of the setting sun. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Christmas Trolls

Christmas Trolls

Time to break out the Christmas decorations and my favorite Christmas Troll Dolls! I have been decorating the house for years with my little colorful and festive so-ugly-they-are-cute dolls.

We also decorated the Palo Verde tree out front with red ornaments today. There will be more decorations to come as Christmas Day approaches. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Wickenburg Christmas Hat Decorations

Wickenburg Christmas HatBob and I were shopping in the old downtown area yesterday. Across from one of the shops on Tegner, I noticed the town had put up some Christmas decorations on the street lights. On the top of the light fixture, there was a cowboy hat reminiscent of that worn by the town’s founder, Henry Wickenburg.

Image: Wickenburg Christmas Hat - click to enlarge

That’s one of the things we love about our town. It, and the townspeople, have character. I remember seeing the hats from last year, but they are a relatively new item in front of the courthouse where the bust of Henry (inset in the photo) has been placed.

Since we’re not going away this year, we’re looking forward to spending the Christmas Holidays here in tow, enjoying the character of our town.

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Naptime

Naptime

The Mama and the Daddy had turkey weekend. Bay Bay and I ate so much that all we felt like doing was to take a nap. I like napping on the love seat by the window. Click me to make me big.

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Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving to you and to yours!

Verna and Bob

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Zero-Eight Foxtrot

Zero-Eight Foxtrot

We recently got a scanner for the office. It is a modern one that runs completely off of the USB port voltage without need for an additional external power source.

I had the above photo hanging in the old office in Torrance until we rescued many of the relics from the house last month. The photo was actually a color print, but the UV from sunlight streaming through the windows for years managed to fade it to a point that I had to recover it in monochrome (sepia in this case) after running it through the scanner.

The photo was taken circa 1976 around the time Nixon was resigning after I had flown a photo shoot for a local photographer. He rewarded me by taking this photo of me hovering in the Hughes 269B helicopter, tail number N9408F “Zero-Eight Foxtrot.” Click on the image to enlarge.

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