Wild Weds. 51/52 Elvis is in the HOUSE!

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I went back to my archives to find a Christmasy image to share this week because even though I’ve been taking photos this month none are really Christmasy- back in 2010 on my way out of town for a photo shoot a friend and I stopped downtown to catch a little bit of the Christmas Parade and who should strut by? Elvis!

I can’t remember which Christmas song he was singing. I wish I had made some notes.

Elvis Christmas Parade Downtown San Jose CA 2010

So, I went to YouTube to see if anyone had posted the parade and caught him crooning this number…well someone did post about him at the Parade!  Turns out he’s Rick Torres a popular Elvis impersonator here in the Bay Area and he won the 2010 Holiday Day Parade trophy that year! Man, I love YouTube!


Since Elvis wasn’t singing in that clip so here’s some Top Christmas Songs sung by Elvis to help us keep the spirit of the season Merry and Bright.


From my house to yours, Wishing all of you that celebrate it a Rockin Merry Christmas!

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Wild Weds. 50/52 I spy…

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…Mule Deer!

I spent a long week-end in the Eastern Sierras with friends and had a blast and saw some amazing wildlife. This Buck and Doe were chilling in the morning sun.

Mule Deer Buck

Mule Deer Doe

I hope you’re all having a wonderful week!

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Wild Weds. 49/52 Song Sparrow

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Song Sparrow…I think. Its song was pretty on this morning in June.

Sing a Song!


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Pumpkin Pie

I am sharing a post from my archives this year, I hope you enjoy this Thanksgiving re-post from my archived posts. But first…here’s the latest in my life.

Big Baby Boy is coming home for the Holiday long week-end,  and Baby Girl and the Handsome Surveyor are hosting Thanksgiving Dinner this year in their house. We were really excited about that, but dinner may be a bit late.  I’m going to share something very private. Baby Girl is a woman who is a High Risk for disaster when it comes to having babies.  I begged and pleaded, cried, and pleaded for her to get fixed after #1 Grandson because she was in such a terrible, a terribly sick place that I feared I, He-Man, Big Baby Boy,   #1, Grandson, and his father would lose her.  Thankfully, she had wonderful Doctors and they pulled her through, but she felt there was another baby in her life so she did not get fixed.  Well, she was right #2 is in the oven and she’s 27 weeks 3 days pregnant.  Today the fear of her past history of Preeclampsia reared its ugly head.  Tonight she’s spending the night in the hospital as a precaution. Her labs are good, but they don’t want to risk it and let her go too early, so we’re praying for her morning labs to come out good, and she’s able to come home, and #2 Grandson our soon to be littlest who is fine continues to grow in the womb until the planned 37-week delivery.

Because of her history, they’re going to induce him at 37 weeks: I don’t think I shared it’s a boy did I?  It’s a BOY!  37 weeks is thankfully today a full term baby. That’s 10 weeks away! I will be praying every day she stays healthy and can deliver him at 37 weeks.

While I was with her in the hospital tonight they had a  premie baby specialist come in to tell her what would happen to the baby if she had to deliver him tonight or tomorrow and what medicines she needs now to help him survive. It was scary, and we hope, and pray with all our hearts and beings it doesn’t come to that!

As you can imagine my heart is full tonight with fear,  and gratitude, and Thanksgiving for all the blessings I have in my life. With all that is going on right now in my life, I want you to know that you Dear Readers, you enrich my life and bring me joy,  teach me, distract me when needed most,  and bring me strength almost every day. Thank you so much for your conversations, and friendships I appreciate you dearly. You help prop me up when I’m feeling low, and life is punching me far too hard.  Thank you! ❤

I wish all those celebrating in the US a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a lovely week. Be thankful for your family, and count your blessings. At the end of the day it’s all about your family, and the God you believe in to see you through this life.



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I hope all those celebrating Thanksgiving had a lovely day, and are recovering from the “food coma”.  We have lots of left-overs and enjoyed turkey sandwiches today, and there’s still pie! Life is good! 🙂

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I’m staying away from all stores this week-end. I’m shopping after this week-end and online. I don’t want to deal with parking, traffic, or the crowds. Did you brave the traffic, parking hassles, and crowds today? Did you score any really great bargains? I never have. I guess that’s why I don’t miss going.

Tomorrow I hope to put away the Thanksgiving decorations, and get our tree up. I think Big Baby Boy is going to put up the Christmas lights for us this year. What a blessing he is!

I wish you all a great week-end!

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Wild Wednesday 46/52 Tule Elk

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The smokey morning air from the Northern California Camp Fire diffused the morning sun giving the look of Golden Hour on the Tule Elk in the field.

Tule Elk Herd

The largest male with that beautiful rack is the Alpha Male with part of his herd and a couple of young bachelors in Central Valley at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge.

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Wild Weds. 45/52 The Spanish Knight

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Hail, and well met Lords, and Ladies!  A few weeks ago I went to the NORCAL Renaissance Faire which is always a bawdy good time.

By my faith, one of the most spirited shows and one of me favorite shows is the Tournament of Champions where the Knights from 4 different countries compete.  They were: Sir William of England of course, France’s Knight, Spain’s Knight, and Scotland Knight.

I will showest thee a few likenesses of the Spanish Knight demonstrating his sword and javelin skills that I made with me Nikon Venetian box.

A strapping peacock aye?

The Spanish Knight_DMZ6481


The Spanish Knight


The Spanish Knight_DMZ6511

He didst compete very well!

I have more likenesses to share with ye soon, but now I bid thee farewell, and a good week, I must away! 😜


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