Monday, February 28, 2011


For the sake of practice, I did another textured picture of our Granddaughter Naomi.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011


A very dear friend of mine was so kind as to explain how to use Textures and actions in elements for me.

This is the original photo I took...

This is my first attempt with Texturing...

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Saturday, February 26, 2011


Last night we reached a record low of    20 F. so needless to say I wasn't that surprised to wake to a bit of ice this morning.

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Friday, February 25, 2011


Another of our active Grandsons, Beau, has started his first year of wrestling. We were so proud of him.

Love to watch his expressions as he does his work.

come get some...

come here ya little twerp !!

you can run, but you can't hide...

I came, I conquered !!

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It is so amazing what you take time to photograph when you're bored to death...hahaha

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Thursday, February 24, 2011


Yesterday or so we had an unexpected snow storm...

I got up the next morning and looked out the living room window only to see this poor little lawn Frog looking back at me like it was my fault...hahaha

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Saturday, February 19, 2011


Yesterday. Our Grandson Tarin participated in the State championship in wrestling for the state of Washington.

We were unable to attend, but, with the help of my daughter Kim and her husband Ed, I was allowed to get a few photos to make this tribute....

We are so proud of him.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Our sweet Naomi celebrated her 4th Birthday...

And some of her cute cousins joined the party.

sweet Little Finley

Handsome Levi, and...

Lovely Janae.

No one had as much fun as I did...

Friday, February 11, 2011


Last night our Son Steve, who's a teacher,asked us to come to his school. They were having a " Fill The gym night" for the Special Olympic basketball teams in our area.

It was so much fun watching these young athletes doing their thing... Their expressions were worth a mint. 

The pictures aren't all that sharp because we were in the gym and the coach asked we don't use flash in case it might upset some of the players. So, this is what I ended up with.

I would do it again in a heartbeat.

These kids had a ball.
and so did I.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Sun is shining , but, it is colder then the dickens this morning.
The little birds don't even want to venture out to eat.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.  ~Elisabeth Foley

Recently my wife and I rediscovered some dear friends from the past that we hadn't seen for some 47 years...

Hopefully we will stay in touch this time...

Monday, February 7, 2011


 I know we've all had those days when it 
would have been better to keep 
your mouth shut...haha

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Took the liberty of a few candids during the wrestling match.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Our Grandson Tarin was in a wrestling tournament this weekend in his High School.

He finished in Third which qualified him to go on to the district Competition.

When he finishes that, it's on to the State competition.

And Grandma and Grandpa will be there....

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


yet another beautiful, but cold, day in the Pacific Northwest.

I feel so sorry for those on the east coast in all that snow and blizzard weather.

I found all of these subjects enjoying the sun today...

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