Monday, December 16, 2013

A tiny Christmas tree

We visited the local Boy Scouts tree lot that had some fair silver tip Christmas tree and we got a beaut. Not comparing to last years 16' tree from the wild. We were going to cut our own but the snow got in the way. 

Monday, December 09, 2013

very cold in the BLC (actually NE BLC , Spanish Springs) -7

Too damn cold, at the Spanish Springs High School.  Glad I don't have to get out of the car. Poor Mad does. HA.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hiking in the Pah Rah range found a kitty collar

Rocky cliffs in Pah Rah mountains in Northern Nevada

Poor kitty lost his collar and probably the fight with the coyote.  This was way out in the desert.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Wine tasting at Toad Manor

4th Toad Manor wine tasting  9/7/2013

Over 80 bottles brought by guests, hard to try and taste them all.

All kinds of food and friends

Thursday, July 25, 2013

West Coast supermarket Raley's is stepping up by getting into the single beer sales

The future of beer sales, singles!
I'm not thinking that this will compete with the 50 meter long single beer sales of Total Wine but now I can get nice selection in one 6-pack right next to the house.  Good Job Raley's!.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Our 1st home is a disaster

Krissy and I bought this home in 1990 and sold it in 2001. We bought this house brand spanking new and sold it in great condition. Now, some 12 years later, the house and fence are falling down. The whole neighborhood is just shit.  We are so glad that we moved and now pay an association fee.
Look closely and notice the Christmas lights in July and the falling down fence.  I built that fence so I know how it should look. 

I love this bridge in my neighborhood

Reminiscent of bridge work in highways in the Sierra 's 

Thursday, July 04, 2013

United States Independence Day celebration

I would like to thank my hosts for this July 4th celebration Bill De Carbonel and his wife for inviting my into his home for this touch of hometown Independence day.

Local boy scouts raise the flag

Sparks Justice Court's Higgins reads the Gettysburg address and gives tributes to our troups

Our host's wonderful house and garden

A local high school back from his foreign exchange in Thailand.

A beautiful cake!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Out hiking in the Pah Rah with Sam and Ken (visiting from Portland)

A quick stop at "Stoner Land" Ken is minding Sam

A great stone with stacks of stones

cactus is rare here but I found a bit

the rock lichens are florescent green

Ken Perie way up there on the peak of Canoe Hill Sparks Nevada

Monday, June 03, 2013


I created a geocache a couple of week ago and I walked by it several days ago and noticed the the rocks hiding it were moved so I checked the log and no finds. This morning I walked by again and stopped and gave a look inside and found a FTF log from geoscout9. This is fun. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

First Hummingbird sighting at Banestone Manor.

A black or dark colored Hummingbird with a green stripe on its head stopped by the feeder today. I wish I had the camera

Monday, April 22, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Many of you know that I follow the Arts and Crafts movement ...

Here is a collection of images from the Arts and Crafts movement that I share over at Pinterest.  If you have any interest in this period, there are a lot of people trending this.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

A trip to Verdi for food at the Sasquatch Tavern & Grill and a long line at the free dump day

The in-law's invited us to have dinner at Sasquatch Tavern & Grill in Verdi, NV.  When I arrived I thought this place was kind of dive but I was assured that the food was good.  They had only 4-5 tables and a long bar.  They place was almost full of people so that was a good sign.  They have a fireplace with a statue of Sasquatch on the run.  The food was fantastic!  I had the fish and chips while Krissy had the burger (1/2) as I had the other 1/2.  Both were very good.  I will need to back soon.

The next day was the area free dump day and the line was an hour and half long.  A lot of strange characters there.