Saturday, December 27, 2014

Joaquin Sorolla























Three beach scenes painted by Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923),























Spanish Impressionist.


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Day






























"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."  John 3:16

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Almost Christmas






























With just a few days to go, there are still stitches to sew,






























cookies baking,






























trees being trimmed,






























and last minute orders shipping out.


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas With A French Twist






























Christmas cards from Germany with French scenes.






























Santa translates well into many languages.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Louis Valtat























An artist previously unknown to me, Louis Valtat (1869-1972).























Such a great use of color.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Cat In Town






























With an endless supply of gophers, the field next door is a magnet for neighborhood cats.  The regulars have been joined by this sweet little guy, who's taking a break in the bed of the truck.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

In With The Old






























It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

After The Rain






























Big tangles of kelp have washed ashore since the rain.






















Clouds were reflected on the wet, low tide sand.  Below, sea weed, kelp and eel grass.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Sweet Rain At Long Last






























We've had rain for 2 days - so very welcome in this drought parched land.  Raindrops gathered on the perennials asters,






























on the California poppies,






























on the trumpet vine, and on the daisies.


Thursday, December 4, 2014