California

Photos I’ve taken in California locations

I Left My Heart….SF

Just some FUN Friday photos today from our day hanging out in San Francisco with the monkeys. I’m still organizing the pictures of the boys goofing off around Fisherman’s Wharf with us. So, today, I’m just posting some scenic pics that I’ve been playing with taken from the bay cruise we went on. City Skyline […] Read more…

Friday’s Fabulous Five

Happy Friday everyone!! Here are the 5 Fabulous (in my opinion) standout moments I had this past week – hopefully one or more of them will inspire others to go green and/or try healthier foods and/or support eco-friendly businesses and/or take some time for themselves to be creative and play.  on my list this week […] Read more…

Sharing the Fun!

  As you may have noticed, this week I was gone and away from my computer a lot! You see, our anniversary falls every year over the President’s Day weekend, so we always have a bit of extra time off that we like to spend together. We actually picked this date to get married based […] Read more…

Nia’s Happy 50th Birthday

Sorry, I’ve been a bit MIA lately. It’s been a bit hectic around here so far this month and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. Gotta love the holidays! Last weekend my good friend Nia celebrated her 50th birthday. She celebrated this amazing milestone as only Nia could…with a lot of fun and with […] Read more…

Yes, I spotted an Elf!

I’m hoping everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Truthfully, I’m still enjoying my Tofurky-Day time off as my mom is here visiting for a couple more days. Just to be sure you didn’t think I wasn’t posting because of some food coma injury, I thought I’d check in and post PROOF that the holidays have really […] Read more…

How to “Be”?

We’re away from home right now. Visiting one of our “happy” places the Ranch. Usually there are a lot more people here when we are here, and I’m busy socializing, visiting and catching up with them. Today, however, I found myself alone (except for Bubba) for quite a few hours. Free! When I never feel […] Read more…

Scenes from Monterey, CA

Oh how I love Monterey! Luckily, it’s less than an hours drive from my home. There are actually so many gorgeous places  – all different and unique – within an hour or two of my home. I feel so lucky and also always wonder why I don’t visit them more often. I suspect that work […] Read more…

This Past Week’s Fun in Malibu

Yes, that is a naughty dog up above…though he has no idea that he’s being naughty. I shot this in Malibu this past weekend when we were visiting some friends. It was a long weekend filled with friends – some old, and some new, fun & laughter, love, good food, and GREAT music! Here’s to […] Read more…

Tahoe – Rubicon Trail to Emerald Bay Hike

As expected, it’s just glorious up here in Lake Tahoe. We’re staying in Incline Village for 5 days with our good friends Greg and Dianna. There is still quite a bit of snow up on the mountaintops making almost every view simply gorgeous. The crisp, clean air just makes the colors seem much more vivid […] Read more…

Beach Toy Advice

I have a feeling we’re going to be making quite a few trips to the beach this summer if we’ll have as much fun as we had this past weekend. Here in Northern California the weather at the coast can be hit or miss in the summertime – you can have a gorgeous sunny day […] Read more…

Winter Weekend in San Francisco

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!! Though the “big” fun we had this weekend had nothing to do with watching the big game, I hope all of you are having fun cheering for your favorite team – hopefully with a big crew of friends and lots of high calorie snacks. Our “big” fun this weekend was heading […] Read more…

Ranch Protea Garden

Here, at the Ranch, our friend Larry has a parcel that has been in his family since the early 70s. His Uncle, after visiting the Blue Mountains in Australia and seeing the beautiful protea plants growing there, decided the climate at this Ranch parcel was similar. Larry’s uncle, after returning from Australia, began an incredible […] Read more…

Thanksgiving – Pre-feast Hike

Pops & I (and Bubba) are with friends at The Ranch this Thanksgiving. I thought I’d share a few shots of our “pre-feast” hike. Hoping everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. Blessings and Love to my family, friends and my precious blog readers!! ~ Lita Read more…

Bodie – Wild West Ghost Town

After our recent trip to Yosemite, and on our way up to visit friends in Reno, Pops and I stopped in the ghost town Bodie. I have wanted to visit Bodie for years. Not just because it’s said to be a ghost town, but also because I saw some amazing photographs of the town taken […] Read more…

Monkeying Around

As I was browsing through Westly photos the other day, when writing his birthday post, I came across this photo I took at the San Francisco Zoo. We went there for the day just a little bit after Westly was born. This guy really put on a show for everyone – he was definitely the […] Read more…

Morning Ranch Hike

The scenery at the Ranch is just beautiful so, I wanted to share some photos from our last trip down there. Here’s some pics form the morning hike I took with Pops and Bubba(loooooo) up one of the canyons. Hope you enjoyed the pretty scenery and that your morning and day are going just as […] Read more…

Visiting the Tufas at Mono Lake

On our road trip last week, after Yosemite, one of our stops was Mono Lake. This lake was believed to have formed at least 760,000 years ago. To me, one of the best parts of visiting Mono Lake was seeing the Tufas (calcium-carbonate spires and knobs formed by interaction of freshwater springs and alkaline lake […] Read more…

Yosemite – September 2010

As always, Yosemite is gorgeous right now. I’m pretty sure this is always a stunning place to visit. I’ve been lucky enough to visit three times in the last year. I could never get tired of going. You really feel connected with nature in the park. Everywhere you look, you’re constantly reminded of the beauty […] Read more…

We Are Dreamgirls!

The other night I went with my friends, Leilani and Christine, to see the “Dreamgirls” musical in San Francisco. I’m going to admit, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the movie. Don’t get me wrong, the singing was fabulous and Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce were AMAZING, but my two friends, well, they were IN to […] Read more…

Bloggy Boot Camp San Francisco

I’m so very excited to be going to Bloggy Boot Camp in San Francisco this Saturday!! It’s my first ever blogging convention – yahoo!!! It’s going to be at the Westin St. Francis which is such a beautiful hotel. Here’s a little pic of the dining room: I lived in SF a long time ago […] Read more…

Day at the Ranch

No, this isn’t the type of “Ranch” you’re thinking of. Though this one is a working ranch with cattle, etc. it’s also a wonderful beach getaway spot. It’s located along the central coast of California. When you arrive, the gorgeous scenery makes you feel like you’re going back in time. We’re fortunate to have friends […] Read more…

Yosemite Beauty

A couple of weeks ago, when my mom was out from Florida visiting, I took her to Yosemite. I simply cannot believe I’ve lived here in California for over 20 years and haven’t taken her there until now. If you’ve been, you know there simply aren’t the words to describe how incredibly beautiful the sites […] Read more…

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