Memorial Day 2021

In the vast history of WWII, little is written about contribution of the United States Naval Reserve Waves. Mom enlisted after she graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1943. She then graduated from the Naval Midshipman’s School at Northhampton, MA as an Ensign and was assigned to the 12th Naval District in San Francisco, CA. Her job was to run messages between each department… she was even trained to use a pistol! Dad was her boss and they married soon after the end of the war.

This Memorial Day post is for all the women who served in the Waves, Wacs, as Nurses and others… who get little credit for the sacrifice and contributions they’ve made during wartime.

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Spring Garden 5_21

Despite the lack of water, the garden still manages to put out flowers and provide for the local fauna.Blossoms, bees bunny and more… all below!

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Sunset and Moon

Iridescent clouds and sunset followed by a sorta full Moon (wow… I missed the eclipse!). This evening’s post is dedicated to our wonderful Seester Cary.

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Santa Fe storm 5_22_21

Wild weather in the City Different and much needed rain.

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Sunset 5_21_21

Nice clouds but sadly… no rain : (

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Eldorado Preserve geology 5_20_21

Brought our friends visiting from out-of-town to see part of our preserve. Very nice hike to a river bed and interesting geologic formations.

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Bullsnake 5_19_21

They are good at camouflage and Joan nearly stepped on this one while we were on our morning walk! In the Youtube video, you can see him using his tongue to track his path. Incredible creatures who keep the mouse and rat populations in check. It’s probably looking for that bunny I saw yesterday!

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Baby bunny mornin’ 5_18_21

By this afternoon, he and his 4 children will be chowing down on our newly planted garden!

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Irises are bloomin’!

Doing a lot of landscaping so I almost missed the first bloom in the garden!

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Hummingbirds 5_11_21

A pair of male Black Chinned Hummingbirds are sharing our feeder without incessant fighting. Things are dry.

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