Saturday, October 25, 2008

Scenes From Family Day

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion."

-Henry David Thoreau

We had a super time yesterday! The weather along the coast was just magnificent. A cool ocean breeze and, of course, a warm autumn sun, made for a day of perfection! Ordinarily we celebrate Family Day on October 23rd, but in recent years, because of scheduling conflicts, we have been celebrating on the first available day after the 23rd. Hopefully next year we will be able to celebrate it on the actual day. Anyway, the day of the week doesn't matter as much as the day itself. Days on a calendar are just that... days on a calendar. :) We are taking this weekend off from gallivanting about the countryside, to stay at home and get things ready for the adoption of a new family member! We haven't got all the details worked out, but hopefully soon, there will be the pitter-patter of little cat paws on the linoleum again soon! I'll keep you posted!

Here are some sights from Family Day 2008! Enjoy!


Friday, October 24, 2008

I'm Back... Kinda

"Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter."

-Carol Bishop Hipps

I am back from Nevada. It was a wonderful getaway for Alan and I. We took pictures, and played a bit in the casino, and just enjoyed each other's company. Two days is about the right sized trip for us I think. I was ready to get back to my own little world when it was time to leave, sleeping in my own bed last night was wonderful too. Ok, so the big getaway is over, but Alan is still on vacation for another 2 weeks, so I will be in and out of town. I will keep you posted.

Today we are off to Half Moon Bay, to enjoy our Family Day, which is our very own made up holiday, then we are going down HWY1 south toward Santa Cruz. Could some roller coasters be in my future? You bet! I loves me a good roller coaster! You just never know with me... do you? Stay tuned to watch the adventure of, Carly and Alan's Vacation 2008, unfold!

"Autumn Sky"
Reno, Nevada
October 22, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #8: Reflections

"There are always flowers for those want to see them"

-Henri Matisse


EMPS #8: Reflections.
We have a simple subject this week folks... Reflections. Grab your cameras, and show me a reflection of some sort. It could be in water, or in glass, or in any reflective surface. You might come up with something spooky, or something beautiful, even or someone deep in thought! Get it? Think about it! Be creative. Be daring. Be Reflective!

Extra Credit: Show me a REFLECTION of, well, you! :)

You have until next Sunday, at 9:00 PM to post your entry to your blog or journal, and then come back here with the direct link to the entry specific to your EMPS entry. DO NOT LEAVE A GENERAL LINK TO YOUR BLOG OR JOURNAL.

Linking List for EMPS #7: Furniture. 10/13/08

Now Closed!

Jama shows us a gorgeous dining set. :) Very, very nice indeed!

Judi's favorite piece of comfy furniture is a honey pine 4 - poster bed.

Laura allowed my favorite Internet sensation, the Watchful Scuba Duck, to relax in her favorite comfy, cozy chair. I am loving that duck! GO SCUBA DUCK!

Martha has a gorgeous, comfy dining room all set all ready for dinner guests! I'll be right there Martha!

Karen, and her hubby, have two favorite places to sit. A "chartreuse whatchamacallit", and a "pink chair like thing." Both look like good places to catch a quick nap! :)

Julia has a lovely antique rocker, with a pretty tapestry covered seat. Aren't family heirlooms just the best!

Steven has a really nifty entertainment center, which pretty much takes up an entire wall!

Wammy photographed some outdoor furniture, including some that she bought at a sale. An excellent bargain to be sure!

Tammy's favorite place to cuddle with her kitty and dog, is a on a recliner in her living room. Everyone looks mighty comfy in her photo, and now I need a nap! LOL. Yawn. :)

Connie shows us an outdoor swing, with an attached awning, in a blue and white stripped pattern. Outdoor swings

Wonderful photos as always everyone! See you in one week with the Linking List for this week's challenge, and an all new photography assignment!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Carly's Vacation Schedule

"Those who say you can't take it with you, never saw a car packed for a vacation trip."


Vacation Picture #1 "Sunset Over The Marin Headlands"

Just a little reminder for everyone, Alan and I are on vacation until November 5th, so, I will be a bit sporadic in my posting. The Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot will post on schedule tomorrow, with a new topic and the complete Linking List, but it will be later in the week before I will be able to get around to all your entries. The Round Robin Photo Challenges, will be played as scheduled, but as for my regular posting on Ellipsis, well, I will be taking some time off here and there, but when I get back you will be treated to some all new photos. I am starting you off with the one you see above!

This week, I will be gone from Tuesday until Friday. It is our annual trip up north to see the autumn colors, with a stop over in Reno for some fun! Wish us luck! When we get back, there will be several more day trips, which will probably require a little time off. The long car rides really play havoc with my Fibromyalgia, and the arthritis in my knee. On the other hand, the photography and the sights and sounds makes my creative side very happy. Life is all about finding the balance. Alan and I are a good team, we do well for each other. That automatically makes life just about perfect. With or without silly little things like chronic pain!


"Sunset Over The Marin Headlands"
Berkeley, California
October 16th, 2008