Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hello Friends

How are you? 
Where ever you are I do hope you are enjoying some nice weather.
We are on the move once again.  We have pulled "Big Bertha" back to California.
We are close to San Diego and the weather is beautiful.
We will hang out here for a couple of weeks before
we head back to Arizona to my Mom's house. 

I am so happy to be playing along with
Random Five Friday again.

The Five Random photos I am about to show you are very random
-just some of the photos I have captured over the last month.


 I have been having fun trying to take photos of some flowers.
I pulled out my 50mm lens.  I really need to use this lens more.




 A beautiful Desert Sunrise.
  And Yes I was outside in my PJ's to grab this shot.
I hope the neighbors didn't see me. 




 We went to a little Ghost town call Oatman.
It's a fun little town to visit in Arizona.  It's only about an hour's drive from my parent's house.
The little town is overrun by Burro's. And they are not shy at all.




 Some more practice with my 50mm lens.




  Here is my sisters newest member of the family.
What a cutie. But a bit difficult to get a good shot.
I was a bit nervous about jumping in the pen with them.  I
was afraid they might knock me over.


There you have it.  My Five very Random shots.
To see what others are posting you can head on over to 


I also want to say thanks so much for those of you
who sent me a private e-mail about my dad.  It was much appreciated.
You are all so kind.


Hugs~

46 comments:

Kamana said...

the first two are breathtaking!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing. I am off outside in my PJs taking morning photos! Hugs, Valerie

Claire said...

What fab photos! Gotta love the wee piggy :)
A great Random 5 and have a happy Friday!

Lynn said...

more mouth watering fantastic shots, the macros are stunning! Cute little piggy, I used to play in my aunties pig pen when I was little..San Diego, Arizon, my goodness Linda, I think every time I'm here what an opportunity you and your Husband are having, and am so happy that you share.

Crafting Queen said...

Five amazing photos!!! Love the sunset, so beautiful. Enjoy your lovely weather and sending hugs.

S. Etole said...

Fascinating variety. I like the creamy look of the flowers. Good to see you here again.

Netty said...

wow great photos Linda, love following your travels. Annette x

Nicki said...

Beautiful flower shots - excellent close detail with that 50 mm. The donkeys are quite friendly and that pig is cute (which is why it is a good thing I mostly eat turkey - not a cute animal by any means --- not that I use that criteria to determine "what's for dinner" ... but...).

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Awww, those burros are adorable -- what a great shot. Thanks for joining in Linda and enjoy San Diego!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How fun you got to visit Oatman ... I haven't been there since I was little!! I loveeeeee the pig too!! Toooooooo cute!!

Gail Dixon said...

Stunning shot with your nifty 50! The pig made me laugh. So cute!! Enjoy your weekend and your new destination. :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful photos Linda! Hope you are enjoying your time on the road! Waving hi from Arizona!

Barbara said...

These just make me smile in the beauty and style. I love the 50mm and also have a new love my 40mm pancake. Your image the one of the carnation is just so gorgeous and the pig is just plain cute.

I was sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Have a great weekend.

Robyn Goddard said...

I really like the 50mm shots, especially the first one.

The Burros and pig look like they could be little characters.

Hope you continue to enjoy San Diego.

Terry said...

Fabulous Friday share, Linda! I love your photos and all the detail! Wish I could take that quality of a shot! Enjoy your San Diego time! Hugs!

TexWisGirl said...

enjoy the california area before you head over to arizona. blessings to you.

Audrey Pettit said...

I was so, so sorry to read your post about your father, Linda! Hugs to you, my friend! Really glad to see you felt up to sharing some of your beautiful photos again. They are always such a pleasure to see! I am in awe of your 50mm lens shots! Wish I could have a book of your photos!

It's me said...

Beautiful pictures....your dad ??..have i missed a post ??..i will read back now....love happy weekend from me...x !

It's me said...

O yes Linda i read it.....so sad news...but you can't comment on that post...i never have thought that i also could email you...sorry.....but you where in my heart that days.....big hug from me darling....love from me Ria...x !

Snap said...

who cares if you were in your pjs -- beautiful shot! lovely flowers with your 50mm lens. the burros and the pig -- too cute ... brought a smile to my face. wishing you and yours well.

Emily Keaton said...

All of these are SO gorgeous, Linda!! Your 50 mm lens photos are absolutely breathtaking.

Katy Noelle said...

Such beautiful images.... and the burros are so funny... but nothing beats the personality of that pig!!

and, Linda... I'm so sorry about your Dad. xxoo

Best wishes!

Katy xo

Ros Crawford said...

Such fabulous shots!! Loving those Burros ... have fun in CA

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh, I do love that little nose!! Too sweet!

Your flower photographs are just gorgeous, Linda, especially the first one here.

Have a wonderful time in CA, my friend, and a great weekend too! xo.

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, the florals are to die for, Linda. We have some friends who have a pig as a pet. It's a little disturbing having dinner at their house and a pig is running around the table...
xo

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Such beautiful shots!! My deepest condolences too,,,as I just read it today. Take care, you are in my thoughts.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Awesome photos! The flowers look so pretty and I love the burros! It's neat that they aren't shy because I would love to pet them and get up close and personal.

Still keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! And sending big hugs your way.

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Linda, I'm glad you are getting to enjoy some warmer weather. Can't wait for Spring to arrive myself. I do love that floral (carnation??) photo. Take care!

Andrea said...

It doesn't look to me as if you need much more practice with your 50mm ... those are beautiful shots. Just use it more because you're good! Love the Burros and the little pig. I am a sucker for animals and those were really cute pictures. I am thinking maybe you look pretty good in your pj's and maybe your neighbors would be lucky if they saw you ... This was fun. I enjoyed every picture and you comments.

Andrea

Ida said...

Welcome back. - Great shot of the Burro's, they didn't seem to mind being photographed at all.
Cute new edition but I'm with you about getting into the pen with them.
Your floral shots were so dreamy and pretty.

Barb said...

Oatman - I must look that up. I'm going to AZ in April. Your shots with the 50mm are fabulous - great depth and soft colors.

augcott said...

Gosh .. your flower shots are so dang amazing!!!! Not that your other shots aren't ... but those shots are amazing!!!!
Lucky you to be in warm weather territory ... it's still dang cold here in New England!
Have a great weekend.
diane @ thoughts and shots

Davi said...

So glad you are up to posting Linda! I know that saying goodby to your Dad was really hard, hope that all your special memories of him help ease the loss a little my friend. Your mom had me laughing as she is telling me your are her FAVorite and everyone knows it!!! Oh and I do Love those flower shots, reallly beautiful! I never tire of the sunsets. I know my neighbors just shake their heads and say oh its just the crazy old lady out in her pjs again, and who cares just gives them something to talk about LOL The pig is sooo cute and Oatman and the burros are always a fun place to visit.

Margie said...

The fourth shot is my favorite. Soft with a perfect focal point.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Crisp, clear, beautiful Linda pictures. I never get tired of looking at them. The sweet baby pig has my heart today. xo

Tracy said...

Oh I've missed you! I'm so sorry for your loss. I send you prayers of healing my friend. The photos are wonderful. I feel like I could ruffle the donkeys fur. Your pictures don't look like pictures at all. You should have given your sister the camera and then hopped in the piggie pen. LOL. Bet those would have been some fun shots. Sending big hugs!

Sylvia said...

Very beautiful photo's, Linda, the animals are great, the flowers gorgeous! At least we know that burros are photogenic! That was a great shot and I would not have gotten in the pen with her favorite pig! Enjoy the warm weather. It is supposed to be stormy here this weekend, but I don't mind. Happy Saturday to you!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Your flower photos are gorgeous Linda. Pleased things seem to be going ok for you all at this fragile time.

Julie said...

Hello my lovely friend, what gorgeous photos, I wish I shared your talent! I looked for an email address to message you, I've been there, I know what it's like. Hugs wing there way to you for those moments that you need them most. Take care my friend xxxx

Roan said...

Very nice 5. I especially like number 4 and the pig snout. Cute shot!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful photos again. Wishing you a sunny sunday :)

julieprice3 said...

Stunning photos, love the colours on that first flower, just beautiful, Have a safe trip
Hugs Julie P

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh my... I love all these, especially the blooms! They are stunning!

Sue Lelli said...

FAB photos but the flowers are my FAVS! Such Stunning pics!

yyam said...

These are random and fabulous! I really enjoy your photography my friend!

Sorry to hear about your dad. You heart must be aching...big hugs to you.

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Hello dear Linda, these are beautiful photos again. That first one is so gorgeous and dreamy...
hugs