Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy New Year 2012 Clocks Ticking

Hello and Happy New Year to one and all of my good friends here on blog land. As some of you know I have an invalid husband, Rick, who suffered a stroke and is paralyzed on his left side from head to toe. He has a computer and a tv to keep him occupied. Rick has always enjoyed photography so now he likes me to take him out so he can photograph city clocks among other things and here are a few of his pictures which he takes from the car or if we are walking he takes them from his wheel chair. He only has use of his right hand so he has a small camera that he can hold with one hand. We hope you enjoy them as much as he enjoys taking them. All taken here in Southern California.
We went up to Solvang and this is their clock.


Montrose is not far from here and he was able to take this picture.

We went to Riverside and stayed at the Mission Inn, he took several shots of this clock but we decided on posting this one.

LaVerne is about an hour from our home, it was a nice drive he caught a picture of this handsome clock.

We used to live in So. Pasadena so of course he wanted this clock.

On a visit to our daughter Judy in Upland he took this picture.

We went for lunch in Monrovia, he spotted this clock. Always carries his camera.

Our other daughter Julie, took us up to Los Olivos, I know the clock seems a little far but we had so much to do there that this was the best picture.

This is Duarte, we were just out for a little outing that day.

San Gabriel is the next city from us, took him with me on errands that day.

This clock is in down town Riverside.

Well all the clocks are ticking and soon we will see a New Year. My wish for us and for all of you is for good health, peace and love in our hearts and of course strength for those of us that have extra work with our husbands, like Dolores and Shirley.
God Bless everyone.
I have joined the party over at Ivy and Elephants please visit them to see what all the other gals have been up to. Link is on my side bar.

27 comments:

  1. Your husband is so cleaver to think of taking pics of clocks in different places! I love that idea. I visited Solvang many years ago and grew up in California so I recognize many of the places. I went to the Senior Prom at the Mission Inn. What a beautiful building. My parents used to take us to Riverside Park when we were children. They used to have a Tilt-O-Whirl there. I remember the geese and swans too. I hope you both have a wonderful New Year. God bless.

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  2. Awesome pictures your husband took and most cleverly done.
    I wish you both a Happy New Year.
    Thanks for your support.
    Yvonne.

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  3. Lu, I enjoyed seeing all of the pictures of clocks. I am glad your husband has something he enjoys. I wish you both a very happy new year!

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  4. I love your husband's photos of all the clocks. Very interesting.
    Wishing you both a peaceful and healthy New Year.
    Hugs
    June xx

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  5. What a wonderful selection of clocks that Rick has taken photos of. Thank him for sharing them with us today. I am so glad that he is still able to continue with his photography, as it must have been such a blow to him when he suffered that stroke. I pray that you and Rick will have a happy, peaceful and healthy new year and that God will give you both courage and strength to cope with the situation that you find yourselves in. Blessings my friend.

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  6. Love the pictures Rick!! Nice job!
    Hope you both have a sweet and peaceful New Year Lu!!
    hughugs

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  7. DEAR LU,
    I LOVE ALL THESE CLOCKS IN YOUR HUSBAND'S PHOTOS!!!!!!!!!! THE LAST ONE IS VERY BEAUTIFUL! ARE THESE CLOCKS OLD? BECAUSE THEY SHOULD BE IN AN ART GALLERY !!!!!!!!!!!!
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SHOWING THEM TO US.
    KISSES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Your husband surely took some nice photographs of a variety of unique clocks. :) I'm sure you both enjoyed your day together as you traveled to different cities while taking clock photos. :)

    Have a great New Year!

    -M. Wildflower

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  9. How fun to share your adventure. Happy New Year!
    Linda

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  10. How fun! Lovely collection of clocks.
    Thanks for visiting!
    Ruth

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  11. Hi Lu,
    I am from Glendale, Calif.! How did I miss all these gorgeous clocks? What a fabulous post! Happy New Year--I hope it is a wonderful year ahead!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  12. Good morning Lu,
    Wow, this just goes to show you what we can miss while we are out and not paying any attention to details.
    I am from Sacto, born and raised. I just know I must be missing so much by not really looking.
    We now live in the desert, but you can tell your talented hubby that my eyes will be open and they will be looking for clocks.
    Love this post, and hope you and yours have a wonderful Happy New Year. See you in 2012,
    Char

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  13. Hello and Welcome, Dear New Follower! So happy to have you planning on dropping by my blog. And I will do the same, at your lovely blog.

    Great photos of clocks! I love my camera too, and it's fun to pick a Theme, for taking pictures. I wish him well with this!!!

    Wishing you well too my Dear. Your plate is full. I wish you much calm and etc.

    Gentle hugs,
    "Auntie"

    "An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." ~Bill Vaughn

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  14. Lu Hi, First of all I'm sorry that your husband is going on, be in prayer requests in the mailbox and although we do not know personally pray for you and for your health. I think the power of prayer and above all to our God, merciful and lover of his creatures. All photos showing remodeled watches, precious! I congratulate you! I hope that new year esste your husband's health improves and all fence them better, to thrive in any well as their souls prosper, Greetings, Rose M

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  15. Hello, Lu
    I love this post of your husband's photos of clocks around Southern California. It is funny how a person can probably not even notice clocks until someone else points them out! Now, I will be noticing clocks everywhere since you have posted this lovely post.
    We get to come down from Central California to the Rose Bowl on January 8th for the flea market. I have heard so much about it and have just never had the time to go. Have you ever been there? I would like to know when the best time to go is...the earliest costs $20 to get in and I wondered if it was worth it to pay that much or to go in when it doesn't cost as much. I know it will be lots of fun! I have been to one in Sacramento, which is only $3.00 to get in and is also the second Sunday of every month rain or shine under the freeway underpasses near 21st and W and X streets, I think. It was fun too! Mostly collectibles and goodies. I think their website is Sacramento Antique Flea Market, or something like that.
    Yes! Please have your husband visit my brother Troy Howell's studio blog. There is lots to look at.
    Enjoy your New Year's Eve~
    hugs XXOO
    Teresa

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  16. Oh Lu, I love CLOCKS, and these pictures that your husband took are great! What a great idea for the New Year. I am familiar with many of these places, as I live in So. Cal. I wanted to thank you for your friendship this year. You have been a special blogging friend to me, and I am grateful. I hope the New Year brings you so much joy, and I can't wait to see more of your wonderful posts soon.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  17. Hello, again, precious new friend Lu! You were so encouraging to me with your comment on my blog.... I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and visit so very much!

    And I always enjoy your blog, too.... it is so beautiful!

    Those clock pictures are awesome! Especially to see them one after the other, in order to compare and contrast the differences in them... no wonder he enjoys taking pics of them... made me realize what variety there is in the ways we keep track of time...

    And you and your husband will definitely be in my prayers, dear heart...

    Have a wonderful new year.....

    Hugs from Texas,
    Jenni

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  18. First of all, thank you for stopping by my movie blog yesterday. It's always a delight to hear from other William Holden lovers!!

    Next of all, I love clocks...the old-fashioned kind, that is. Seems we seldom see those kinds nowadays. In my own home, for example, there are probably 8 clocks...all digital. I need to look at the thrift store for a really pretty wind-up kind of clock.

    Finally, your husband's photography is beautiful. He really does an awesome job with his camera!

    Wishing you a wonderful 2012. May it be a year of abundance and blessing.

    Love,
    Patti

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  19. Hi I am glad you came to Hibiscus House it gave me the opportunity to see your wonderful blog. You tell your Rick that he is a very good photographer!! I love the idea of clocks...I take them for granted and you know they are quite beautiful! Every time I see one now I will think of Rick and his pictures and enjoy their beauty more! Thank him and thank you. I look forward to the new year and keeping up with you two...Happy New Year!!! Dolly

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  20. Rick, wonderful, wonderful pictures!! Thank you for taking them and thank you Lu for posting them for us all to see!!

    Happy new year and may your year be filled with love and joy and peace!!

    hugs,
    Dana

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  21. Rick did an excellent job photographing the clocks.....those are an amazing and beautiful array of clocks.
    I wish you and Rick blessings in this new year!!!

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  22. Hi Lu,
    Happy New Year Greetings from here in the UK!
    I do hope you celebrated the New Year well with your family!
    You have such a romantic blog I just love it.
    These clocks are amazing! It's lovely how we can visit our friends around the world at the touch of a click! I would never have seen these clocks otherwise!
    They really are something else!
    Lovely photography!
    Wishing you a Very Happy New Year! Love and best wishes Suex

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  23. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS DEAR FRIEND LU .MAY THE NEW YEAR BRING HEALTH PEACE AND LOVE TO YOU AND MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP CONTINUE THIS 2012,I AM PROUD TO CALL YOU FRIEND..I AM SENDING A BIG HUG TO YOU..I WILL SEND AN EMAIL TO YOU

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  24. Hi Lu,
    Happy New Year my friend. I love this post because my hubby and I love clocks too. Your hubby's pics are awesome. He is very talented with his camera. Each and every clock is special. What a fabulous hobby he has and can enjoy everywhere he goes. Wishing you both many blessings in the new year and beyond.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Love to you and yours,
    XO CM

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  25. Hola guapa,
    espero haya pasado bien las fiestas...
    y que sea cargadita de creatividad para este ano nuevo.besitos.

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  26. DEAR LU, I WISH TO YOU AND ALL YOUR FAMILY A NEW HAPPY YEAR!!!!!!
    KISSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank you so much for stopping by. I read and love all the comments. Blessings to each and every one of you.
Hugs and smiles...Lu

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