Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday Scenery

I'm not sure if Lee is still doing his Sunday Scenery meme or not over at Tarheel Ramblings but I thought it might be kind of fun to post a picture of what the scenery looked like in Stockton, California last Sunday ...

No, that isn't my camera crying - though it well good have been considering the situation! - that is rain; lots and lots of rain that was coming down on the windshield and on my head when I ran into grab a coffee at one of the local Starbucks (don't try to find a Dunkin Donuts in California - they do not exist much to my chagrin!).

A little over 100 miles and several hours later, my Sunday Scenery changed to something more like this ...

... Surfer Boyz enjoying the waves in Santa Cruz in spite of the chill, the fog, and the very unCalifornia-like conditions! Or maybe it just seemed unCalifornia-like to me as it certainly wasn't bothering these guys any nor did it really bother me all that much as Katherine and I toured her lovely town.

Speaking of lovely here's another great bit of scenery from Santa Cruz ...

... a lovely Bird of Paradise flower for all of you ladies out there who are celebrating this day dedicated to all of us who claim the title of Mother in this life. A very Happy Mother's Day to all of you and may it be all that you wish/hope for it to be. If by some chance you aren't a Mom, you definitely have one even if she's no longer residing on this earthly plane so don't forget to wish her a happy day and thank her for all she did/is doing for you!

And finally ... one more scene for my friend and dispatch partner Kevin who is celebrating a birthday today - something I know that will make him happy ...

... Happy Birthday, Kevin, and may this year be right on track for you (corny, I know, but that's what birthday sentiments are supposed to be!).

Now all you folks get out there and enjoy your Sunday, I'll be at 9-1-1 if you need me!


  1. Happy MD to ya! Love the Bird of Paradise shot. I do miss the FL foliage, but get to enjoy it for 3 months each year.

    Hope you have a quiet day at work.

  2. smile.

    Wishing you a Happy Mothers' Day Linda!

  3. Anonymous9:13 AM EDT

    Oh, I like the bird of paradise!

  4. Happy Mothers Day!!!!

  5. Thank you Linda and Happy Mother's Day to you.

  6. happy mother's day honey!

    smiles, bee

  7. Yes we tend to forget how spoiled we are here in Jolly Old California. I have Bird of Paradise in my very own garden. A far cry from rainy old England. but we'll be heading back there in five weeks for our annual pilgrimage.

    When I spoke to my mum this morning on the phone [they've already had Mother's Day in England] she was asking if I'd packed there's a woman who plans ahead.

  8. We had Mothers Day in March but Happy Mothers Day to you Linda, shame you have to work today.

  9. Happy Mother's Day to you too!!

    OH... there is/was ONE Dunkin' Donuts in Sacramento. I haven't bothered to go looking for it YET... maybe something to do today (chuckle)

  10. Happy Mother's Day, Linda! I'm taking my mother to Bingo. She'll love that better than anything other than holding her newest great-granddaughter!

  11. "They" say it doesn't rain in California. But "they" rarely get it right.

    Sometimes it doesn't rain enough, but it does rain...usually right on top of well made plans to go out and enjoy the scenery!

  12. It must be chilly doing that surfing.

  13. Happy Mother's Day. I hope it was a good one. Doctor Who seems to have dropped in on your blog, lucky you. If Torchwood or any of the creatures from Primeval show up you might want to find a good hiding place.

  14. Great pictures!
    Thanks for sharing part of your vacation with us!
    Happy Mother's Day, Linda!

  15. I hope your day was cheery in spite of having to work. Bummer....
    I have a small Bird of Paradise in my yard but my daughter has several of the big boys in hers. Aren't they something?
    Take care...

  16. Great scemary as always. Loved the Bird of Paradise, I have never seen one "growing", only in floral arrangements! Very nice.

  17. i was just so curious on the picture of those surfer boyz enjoying the waves in Santa Cruz.... i saw SHARK.. the black one right in white portion of the ocean (the bubbles or what do you call it), is it?

  18. oh, i forgot to tell you that your post and the sceneries are great!.. thanks for sharing this to us..

  19. I hope you had a great Mothers Day Linda.

    Happy Birthday to Kevin too.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

  20. I hope you had a great Mother's Day. I guess I've been keeping up with you on Facebook, and not in the blogosphere.

    Your photo of the bird of paradise is beautiful, Duchess Linda.


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