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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring in Salem

One reason we move up to Salem from California is captured in these photos. Each spring the cherry blossoms come out around the Capital and it is so gorgeous. Click on each photo to get a
close up.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ruby Green Tuesday

Today is Ruby Tuesday accenting something GREEN for St. Patrick's Day. Please join us by clicking here. Thanks to Mary for hosting. The following shots have green in them and were taken in our last trip to New Orleans , The Big Easy. Have a great St. Patrick's Day.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Ruby Tuesday

Today is
Ruby Tuesday and time to post something with a little or a lot of RED. Come join us by clicking here. Mary, thanks for hosting each week.
Son John and his pet snake Scalia. Scalia is a Ball Python.

Here is John, one happy son of mine, enjoying the Santiam River last summer near Salem, Oregon.

I love geraniums, can't wait to start my planting this Spring.

Have a great Ruby Tuesday, and remember for St. Patrick's Day next week it will be GREEN instead of RED.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Ruby Tuesday

Today is Ruby Tuesday again and time for a little bit of RED or a lot of RED. I posted some photos of my favorite things.
Of course my wife, Cindy and son, John

Our favorite flower

Our little Robin redbreast last spring

Come join us for Ruby Tuesday, all you need is something a little RED. Click here to see all the people for Ruby Tuesday.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ruby Tuesday

Our favorite city to visit is New Orleans. Here are some pictures of our last visit in October 2008. The Big Easy is exciting to visit with all the great food, culture, and history. The people are awesome and each time we visit we do something different. The last trip we took a cemetery tour and a Haunted History tour. We will continue to visit New Orleans in years to come.

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John, a happy young man in New Orleans and the famous, " Pete the Cat"

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Name Game

I got this from The Jason Show. My lovely Princess, Cindy did it, so now it is my turn....

Name Game

Your Real Name: Richard

Witness Protection Name: (mother and father's middle names) Louise Kenneth

Secret Spy Name: (your first name spelled backwards) Drahcir

Nascar Name (first name of your mother's dad and father's dad) James Thomas

Detective Name: (favorite color, favorite animal) Red Cheetah

Soap Opera Name: (middle name, county where you were born) James King

Super Hero Name: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink, add The to the beginning)
The Black Cosmo

Fly Name: (first 2 letters of your first name, last 2 letters of your last name) Rian

Street Name; (favorite ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Vanilla Bean Oreo

Rock Star: (1st pet's name, street you grew up on) Thumper Green

Your Next Child's Name: (name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy)
Joop Skittles

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Mulligan's Happenings

Last week my sister, Sue, came to visit us in Salem. It was nice to see her after several years. We had a great time talking about years gone by, present times, and future concerns. As you get older these moments are especially important. She is living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and enjoying retired life.

Halloween 2008

Halloween was very quiet this year. We only had about 10 groups of Trick or Treaters, meaning we had a lot of candy left over. Oh well, more candy for us.

John, drilling his little pumpkin

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"N" is for New Orleans!

This week ABC Wednesday is "N" as in New Orleans, my favorite vacation spot to visit. We just got back last week after spending 6 days in "Nawlins" and thoroughly enjoying it. This was the first we had been back since Katrina. We had missed it so much and were happy to spend some time there eating our way through the French Quarter. The following are some of our photos of our trip. We highly recommend everyone to visit the Big Easy if they get a chance. You will be treated to the culture, music, food, and the wonderful people of New Orleans.

Jackson Square French Quarter site of St. Louis Cathedral

French Market in French Quarter

St. Louis Cemetery has all above ground burial sites
Our favorite location, the French Quarter

My wife and son eating their way through the French Quarter

Our favorite brunch place in the French Quarter

One of our favorite foods , Beignets at Cafe Du Monde with a cup of Cafe Au Lait.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Ruby Tuesday

It's Ruby Tuesday and time for a little bit or red or a lot of red. This week I added a little bit of humor to my posting of my family coneheads. I did some photoshop editing, but captured some red also.
Next photos are from my yard this last weekend. It was great weather in the 80's and a great time to do some macro shots of my flowers.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Ruby Tuesday

Today is time for Ruby Tuesday. I found this photo that my son, John, took during the summer. He shot his sunglasses reflecting himself and the clouds in the background. I thought it was a creative shot and worthy for a Ruby Tuesday posting.

This next photo was taken during Child Abuse Prevention Month. My son's school donated over 100 Teddy Bears to the police department, which they would give out to children in need. John is with Lt. Bennett of the local police department.

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John & Skittles

John & Skittles
A Boy and his Cat