Monday, April 10, 2017

"Ain't it funny"

Well hello there

My, it's been a long, long time

How am I doing?

Oh, I guess I'm doing fine

It's been so long now,

But it seems now, that it was only yesterday

Gee, ain't it funny, how time slips away.

I was thinking about why I haven't been blogging much 

especially because I have been taking photos - deleted 1,428 pics last night!

I decided that's it because I have done very little around the house -

For the most part, our days have been spent out adventuring - 

walking around the neighborhood,

kayaking in the harbor,

sailing with family,

hiking the botanical trail

to enjoy all the colorful flowers 

after a rainy winter,

celebrating 46 years of marriage 

with a long lunch at the San Ysidro Ranch

so we could walk around the grounds in daylight,

and as always, walking on the beach.

I gotta go now,

I guess I'll see you around

Don't know when though

Never know, when I'll be back in town.


  1. What a great post. I am glad you are enjoying your life. It is hard to be on the computer and out and about doing things, isn't it? I struggle with that balance, too, sometimes. Looks like you are having a wonderful time and you can pop in any old time to say Hello! xo Diana

  2. Just as it should be. You enjoy your life!

  3. Loved this post...and the pictures are all stunning! You live in such an amazing place. Storybook perfect...:) Enjoy your week!

  4. I love that you're enjoying life and living in the moment! Have fun! (And I LOVE seeing your beautiful scenes.)

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    1. Carol, I think you have your priorities perfectly set! Congrats on 46 years.

  6. It does my heart good to see 'home' {CA} green again! Have you checked out the botanical gardens behind City Hall yet?

    Hugs ~

  7. So great you are enjoying life and busy out and about. Your pictures are beautiful and so interesting! Congratulations on your anniversary! Helen xox

  8. All I hear is Willie Nelson's voice as I read your post, even the parts that weren't in the song...LOL. Love all the pictures, such beauty.

  9. Oh my, you are seeing such beauty and having a lovely time. Thanks for taking some time to share. Hugs.

  10. No apologies necessary for living life and enjoying it.
    Loved this post with all the photos.
    That door <3 behind the table/desk <3 I think I'm in love.
    Have a wonderful week.
    diane @ thoughts&shots

  11. Life is meant to enjoy! Glad you are doing that! Love your photos. Hugs!

  12. Beautiful photos and happy for you in getting out and around...but did you have to stick that song in my head? I'll be singing it for days!!!

  13. And what you are doing is so much more important. :)

  14. Great post, so glad that you are enjoying your life. Photo's are terrific. so many beautiful flowers and ocean.

    Have a wonderful week. Happy Anniversary.. Looks like a great place to have lunch.

  15. Happy Anniversary to you and Steve. How wonderful to have such beauty to take in and enjoy. Carol it is all about finding happiness and beauty everyday. Love love your post and the pretty pics.

  16. Keep on livin' out there Carol. We all have more stories to tell when we come back inside.

  17. What a lovely post filled with life, color, family and so much more.

    Congrats on your 46th Anniversary!!

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

  18. Wow! I couldn't stay inside either! Gorgeous! Happy anniversary!

  19. Once summer arrives up north, I spend very little time on the computer, so I totally get how being outdoors enjoying the beauty around you trumps all else. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!!

  20. Gorgeous photos, Carol. I can't get over how much California looks like Crete! I swear, the pics of the flowers in the landscape could be the meadow behind my home and the sea, the Aegean!

    Happy Anniversary!


  21. Wonderful post! I love seeing some pics from your adventures! Great pics! The flowers have been SO amazing this year! Happy Anniversary! I haven't blogged as much the past few years for the same reason....out having fun! Blogging takes a LOT of time. I'm trying to get back to it though because it is fun.

  22. Carol, this post was so delightful . . . you out did yourself. Before I type anymore and forget . . . Happy Anniversary! Our was the 2nd, and we forgot all about it. Steve was catching up on some paperwork from work and asked me the date. I wasn't sure if it was the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, so I went to the calendar. I told him it was the 2nd and he thanked me, then about 5 minutes later he says, "hey, it's our anniversary", we got a big senior moment laugh out of it.
    Your photos are amazing and it looks like you are having a perfect California Springtime . . . If I were there I would be enjoying the weather and the countryside and not in front of the computer either.
    Enjoy, sweet friend!
    Connie :)

  23. Life is good! Keep enjoying it. I enjoyed your post and beautiful photos. Take care.

  24. Thank you for sharing your beautiful life adventures and how you're just enjoying life. Your photos are lovely and made me happy to see today.

  25. Carol
    You have so many beautiful places to explore near your home. No wonder you haven't been doing much inside these days. Glad you are enjoying yourself!

  26. Carol, At least you have found beauty where you walk. I love all the flowers and beach shots. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  27. You have been living life large and celebrating 46 years of marriage. Good for you! We all need a break from our blogs once in a while. Wishing you a blessed Easter.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  28. Adventuring is awesome Carol...I say keep at it. And Happy Anniversary to you both! Fabulous!

  29. Carol I know what you mean about blogging. I haven't posted in April and it does seem like it's been awhile ---maybe that's a blogger thing, we experience time differently hahaha
    Although I have been working on our backyard, just haven't taken a lot of pictures. But time does fly by. And it sounds like you guys have been enjoying life and that's the most important thing. I love that picture of you both on a boat, you look so happy.

  30. Carol congratulations to you and Steve on 46 years of marriage. So glad your retirement allows you to get out and about and explore your area together. Sarah x

  31. Good Evening Carol, Congratulations on your 46th wedding anniversary. You are living your life perfectly..... you are enjoying it.
    Have a wonderful time taking photographs and enjoying life.
    See you when your ready to return.
    With warmest wishes.

  32. Hi Carol, I loved this post and the way you weaved the old country song through your thoughts. Computer time can be a challenge but I am finding doing less is my new way and loving real life more!!
    Lovely photos as always. Happy Anniversary!!
    Have a nice Easter too. xo

  33. Well, you've been enjoying life and that's what is important! My blogging has slowed down quite a bit as well. Time seems to fly by quickly and I have a lot on my plate. :) I'm drooling over that red polka dot bowl!

  34. Don't blame you at all. It's so beautiful there, enjoy that!

  35. Happy 46th anniversary! Carol you inspire us all to truly live all the moments joyfully.

  36. Wonderful pictures of spring! Happy anniversary!

  37. Happy happy anniversary my dear, and wow 46 years is a testimony to your beautiful love and the beauty you surround yourself with.
    Truly love the beauty surrounds you. This post is breathtaking, enjoy your time and hope to see you soon.


  38. Wonderful post, have so much beauty all around you, I would find it terribly hard to sit down and write. Your pics are gorgeous. The one thing that stood out the most when I visited San Diego was all of the flowers and blooming shrubs and trees. One huge garden!! The scent was intoxicating. When I see your pictures it all comes back to me.

    Happy Anniversary to you and your's to many more years of adventures together!

    Easter blessings,

    Jane x

  39. Oh my goodness! What a lovely post! I took my good old time gazing at your photos. Very nice. And out adventuring is what a good life is all about! Thanks for sharing! And I do hope you post more of your adventures! I'll be back! Aloha!

  40. Enjoying life - that's what its all about! You have such a lovely place to do that! I'm having a hard time blogging too, but I still love it. Thank you for touching base. I think of you often.

  41. Your reasons for not blogging are pure perfection. We should all enjoy life to the fullest. May you enjoy a glorious spring and a wonderful week!

  42. Beautiful pictures. Glad you checked in. Sounds like you're really enjoying yourself.
    Thanks for sharing

  43. I love your blog and anytime you are in my email is a good day! Don't worry about when, you go have a great time and when you post we will all be here very happy! This October my husband and I will be married 45 years.

  44. You are doing the right thing for yourself. Enjoy your life. One trip around is what we get. Looks to me that you have a beautiful life and a wonderful place to enjoy it in. Your pictures are stunning. Very creative. Thanks for sharing the beauty. We all need more beauty in our lives. Your life is a good example of happiness. God bless.