Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Hi everyone,
I'm still here :) :) :) I'm sorry I haven't posted in awhile. A lot is happening here. It's all good things, but I went from having nothing to do everyday....literally, to suddenly having something planned every day of the week...and it's been a bit of a shock, a happy shock....but wow, I really need to manage my time better.

Also,  someone that knows me (but has chosen to remain anonymous) has generously paid for me to get some much-needed dental work done...It's been well over 10 years since I've been to a dentist...probably around 17....I'm ashamed to admit that...but I've not been able to afford to go.

Needless to say, I have some cavities and tooth decay happening behind my beautiful smile. However, that is now getting fixed and correct...and can I say amazed and humbled I am about that?  I'm so thankful :) :)

With that, I'll leave you with this photo of the day:

I had visit number TWO of four at the dentist office this week? WHAT???? Remember, what I said earlier about needing some serious dental work?  Well, it's all good and my dentist is FABULOUS.  So after that, I went to see my chiropractor in Pacific Grove.  Since his office is three blocks from the ocean, I decided to take in the view today. Let me tell you that it is some kind of fabulous today. It's really warm and the water is the most beautiful shade of blue I have ever seen.  Enjoy this.

Pray for me as I work to be more disciplined with my blogging.  I really do love and appreciate all of you. Your visits and comments really make me smile BIG :) :)

That is the news from the ocean shores of California today.  Love and hugs, Heather :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Hi everyone,
I am entering this super fun, super cool photo contest over at the "Have an Epiphanie" blog. If you love really cool photo stuff and the coolest, most stylish photography bags EV-AH...then click here and pay these nice folks a visit.

We were asked to post one photo that speaks to us of our Independence Day.  This is my favorite photo out of all the pics that I took on July 4th. In fact, I shared this photo in a previous post. This photo was actually taken on July 2nd, as the city was getting ready for the 4th of July parade.

This is a photo of Colton Hall in Monterey, California. Monterey has a HUGE historical significance in the Spanish and Mexican periods...and also in the American period.  We are getting ready to celebrate another year of independence...and I don't know about you, but it feels really good ;) :)

Colton Hall is where the very first constitution for the State of California was signed. It also served as a school in the early 20th century. That bit of information I learned from my 80-something year old neighbor, whose mother went to school there.

Here's my entry for Independence in July :) :) Enjoy:

That's the news from the ocean shores of California today. Extra love and hugs to your day, Heather

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Hi everyone,
It's been a really exciting week for me.  I'm not ready to talk about what it is...yet. However, it is pretty big for me :) :)

I'm participating in Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday this week. Today it's an "anything goes" edition. So I decided to show you all my very FIRST texture that I used. It was Kim Klassen's "Autumn Burst" back in September 2011. I hadn't learned how to resize the layer image yet, so I just cropped everything instead. This photo was of a lilac bush in my neighbor's yard. Lilacs are so beautiful and delicate:

Tomorrow, our country will be celebrating it's birthday on July 4th :) :) There will be a parade downtown and I'm looking forward to checking that out.

In the meantime, I leave you with a photo of Colton Hall in the city of Monterey, California. Colton Hall is where the first constitution for the State of California was signed back in the 1850s. It also served as a school at the turn of the 20th century. It's being decorated for our July 4th celebrations tomorrow:

That is the news from the ocean shores of California today. Extra love and hugs to your day today, Heather :)