Caramel Sunrise: Skywatch Friday

A caramel sunrise: LadyD Books

 A warm July sunrise morning greeted us here in SoCal. I'm an early riser, so this was a pleasant sight to see. Then we began to make the rounds with our early morning chores. I couldn't help but feel as if the sky was a sea of caramel. For more sky photos visit, SkyWatch Friday.


Watering lots or flowers outdoors is an easy chore for me since everything is on an irrigation system. Plus, we've planted lots of drought-tolerant plants, like the Lantana above.

Gerbera Daisy: LadyD Books

The Gerbera Daisy is easy to grow and they make lovely gifts to share with the parents of my piano students. For more beautiful flower pictures, visit Floral Friday Foto

father and son fishing: LadyD Books

After the avocado grove irrigation was shut off, we headed West towards the Pacific Ocean and visited with a few folks, seeing them catch plenty of mackerel for the day. Photo for Photograph4life

baby egret
There were lots of baby Egrets that day at the pier. They fly inland looking for water, too. I've mentioned them in former posts when the Egret landed on my roof. Also, you'll find a children's book review on one of my favorite true stories, Astro Steller Sea Lion.

play dough art

Modeling clay was a happening for indoor play when we arrived home. The texture and feel of play dough are so important for development, plus so much fun to work with. My grandson is learning the feeling of squeezing!

play dough project
 The end of a perfect day from sunrise to sunset. Photos for Kids-e-Connection.

For Friday 56 Freda's Voice

I'm reading a sweet book that my mother-in-law recently gave me that doesn't have available cover art called,

Flower thoughts; a selection

It's a Peter Pauper Press Book (hardcover book) and it's by Louise Bachelder with illustrations by Eric Carle.

"There is not the least flower but seems to hold its head and to look pleasantly, in the secret sense of the goodness of its heavenly Maker."
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“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis
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