Sunday, November 21, 2010

A little bit of winter…

Yesterday, the view from the office window was this…


So pretty.

Today, this is what I saw when I looked out my back door this is what I saw…

storm 5

Probably should have brought in my patio furniture before today…

storm 4

The view from the front door…

storm 6

Front of the house


storm 2

Can you tell I am from California and I get really excited when we have a big ol winter storm?

More pictures from around the house and the neighborhood

I thought the steam coming up from the ground looked really cool


steam 2

storm 8

storm 9

storm 10

My husband didn’t let me know he was expecting a package…  I rarely ever use the front door as I park in the garage and go straight into the house from the garage.  I probably wouldn’t have noticed this package on the front porch except I wanted to go outside and photo the hail storm

storm 3


Happy Sunday All. 


Aunt Nutty

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Zip Lining in Santa Cruz, CA

My Friend Lisa recently turned 50 and we decided we needed to something exciting to celebrate.  I went on-line and discovered they have zip lines in the Santa Cruz mountains and we decided that is what we were going to do for her birthday! 

Here’s the birthday girl – She was afraid she might pee her pants while zip lining, so she wanted to be prepared.  Uh Lisa you wear them under your pants, not over them.

Lisa 50

Lisa E


The Girls

The gang


This couple lives in Santa Cruz and did not know there was zip lining right in their backyard!

John & Lisa

Do I really want to do this?

Lisa E II


Lisa C Zip


Yay we’re alive!

The Gang II

It was so much fun!

Can’t wait to see what we are going to do for my 50th birthday, many many years from now.  Ha Ha!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Summer Vacation – Part II

After spending time in Burlington, VT, we headed to:


It is a really really beautiful park…



This is the bridge between the U.S. and Canada, we walked everyday110

Craig Bridge

Of course we took the Maid of the Mist tour – it was AWESOME!

M o t M

MM craig











View of the Falls from the Canada side Canada Falls

The American Falls Niagra Falls

The Skylon Tower has amazing viewsSkylon Tower

View from Skylon Tower

Skylon Niagra

So cool you can walk from one country to anotherWalk to USA

It’s free to walk into Canada, but it costs .50 cents to get back into the U.S.A.Change to USA

The falls @ dusk

Falls Dusk

At night colored lights are shined on the falls, it’s really pretty.  I especially loved the hot pink falls. Night Falls

As you can see we had a great time.  Now back to reality.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.


Aunt Nutty

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer Vacation – Part 1 – Burlington, VT


My husband has attends a conference every June in Vermont.  This year the conference was in Burlington, VT and I decided to tag along this year.  Burlington is a beautiful city, on Lake Champlain.  While my husband attended the conference during the day, I went on a “walk about” photographing the city…

I love old buildings and architecture


The lake is beautiful025


These gliders are all along the dock of the lake 038

So relaxing to sit on the swing and look at this…  I swear I could have sat on that swing all day!


The downtown area is really cool and there are some really beautiful old buildings…055



Burlington also has a really cool downtown area called Church Street Market Place 

Lots of shopping and dining.  I walked there every morning for my first cup of coffee of the day. 

After this we headed to another beautiful place, I believe it is considered one of the 7 wonders of the world…

Have a wonderful day!


Aunt Nutty