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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Southern Ca. Cactus, Dana Point, & Laguna

We visited family in So. Calif. Grand kids graduations. Had a little time to run to Laguna Beach, and Dana Point. I fell in love with this cactus. Probably only lives at the ocean, because I have not seen that type here in the mountain garden shops.
I fell in love with this brick wall in Laguna, the patterns, texture and color.
It is such fun looking at all the types of "boats", some I might even categorize as ships. Gentle breeze, sea gulls, and blue sky.
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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Coarsegold Historic Museum Fund Raiser

We were pleased and delighted to have the Cadets from the Yosemite High School present the colors for the opening of our 7th annual Fund Raiser, Art Music, Dinner in the Meadow. We had several venders, showing a variety, plants, buttons, yarns from Unraveled in Oakhurst, Crafts, Children's area and Photography. The barbecued chicken dinner was delicious, thanks to our great cooks and servers.

The Sierra Mountain Quilts displayed their Cuddle Quilts on the outside of the Picayune School House. Chuckchansi Yokut Indians and other children from the area attended classes here from 1913-1956. Our newest Opportunity Quilt was inside having the binding finished. It is beautiful combination of piecing and applique, the tickets are now on sale.. Drawing will be May 2011. When I get a full photo of it I will post it.
Busy day tomorrow, Hanging a show at the Positive Living Center Book Store.
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Summer in the mountains- tourists

Tourist season in the mountains... The buses are arriving.. This is just a few of the buses that stop at our grocery stores in Oakhurst. Giving the people a moment to stretch their legs and purchase something to eat, drink etc.. I think it is fun to hear the different languages spoken, and sometimes I chat with people from Holland.. My parents were born there and I miss hearing Dutch spoken.. Not many relatives left in that beautiful country. I would love to visit there again and see the tulips. Ralph and I had a short stay eons ago, with my aunt in Amersfoort.. I understand they built a new train station there..The old one was lovely, with small tables covered with small carpets. You could sit and eat a snack or have something to drink while you waited for some one to pick you up.. I saw a picture in a magazine of the new one. It is beautiful with lots of glass and brick..
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