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Last week I was on the phone and had the back door open and heard all this commotion. As I went outside, I saw two red hawks flying off and every bird in the whole area was squealing and flying like crazy birds. Then they all hid in trees and it was dead silent except for some crying. I couldn't find a wounded animal so not sure if it was in someone else's yard or just an unset critter. I have a black phoebe bird nest and did not see the (15 comments)
photography: Marketing Luxury Real Estate: Watching the Ships Come In - 04/16/13 11:04 PM
I personally love going on cruises so I just had to re-blog this post written by Ron and Alexandra Seigel. Stop by and comment on their blog as I am disabling my comments. Their photo is so beautiful and makes me wish October would be here sooner as that is my next cruise. Everyone should go cruising as it is so relaxing and you can go to multiple places and only unpack once. Via Ron & Alexandra Seigel (Luxury Real Estate Marketing) (email@example.com): The cruise ships periodically stop in our Santa Barbara harbor. They are too big to anchor close to the dock, (0 comments)
Grasshopper Desperately Needed Help with Website & Domain
Grasshopper Desperately Needed Help with Website & Domain
I wrote a post asking for help as my website is 9 years old and only updated once about 4 years ago. I also have eEdge and KW.Com but I do not have the bells and whistle program through Market Leader.
So I decided I must update my website to get more leads and to get better Google juice. One concern was that Superlative pays for my domain every year so would they own my name and ask for (14 comments)
My family member is in the hospital in San Diego at the Scripts Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. We went to see her yesterday and I was fascinated by the beautiful fountain at the entrance of the hospital. So there I was taking a few pictures before we entered. The fountain shows the life-sized “Little Girl with Fishes” who dances in a fountain outside the hospital’s main entrance.
Later I found that the hospital has a Wolfstein Sculpture Park and Healing Gardens with 31 sculptures donated by the Wolfstein Family. (12 comments)
The first full moon of 2013 occurred on Saturday January 26 and I got some good pictures that night. The moon looked awesome.
Some call it the Wolf Moon, which the Farmer’s Almanac attributes to the Algonquin’s and other American Indians, under the notion that hungry wolves would howl on the outskirts of Native villages in the dead of winter.
According to EarthSky.org, the January full moon—like the July sun—”follows a high path across the sky as seen from the northern part of the globe, and a low (14 comments)
Snakes are found throughout the world and snake bites are extremely common. Typically the most common and dangerous in the U.S. are the rattlesnakes which can cause severe tissue problems and sometimes death.
The weather is warming up and rattlesnakes are waking up and creeping around so beware. In San Bernardino Count, the rattlers of San Gorgonio Pass emerge from hibernation; authorities are dealing with frequent medical emergencies when the venomous snakes and people fail to keep away from one another.
The California Poison Control Center records about 800 bites (15 comments)
This week Ribbit introduced the Eraser Tool. Now you can easily delete areas from layers, textures, frames and stickers! That means it's now easy to add another person to a photo, and to customize textures, stickers and frames by deleting areas you don't want.
So last night I had to practice doing this and watch the video twice but it is pretty simple and so cool to be able to add people or pets into a picture.
First add both pictures into the Upload area. Click on the main (16 comments)
Just before dark, I heard buzzing coming from my window in the kitchen. I am always leaving my French doors open to get air and hear the birds flying around. I realized that this adorable little hummer had flown in and was stuck behind the wooden blinds and trying to get through the glass. I tried to get a picture as the camera was right there but unfortunately it was too close and just blurred. This was a time when seconds counted so I had to forgo the picture. (14 comments)
One of my clients gave me two bags of oranges this week so I have been juicing every morning. I love fresh squeezed orange juice and will sometimes cut one up and take one as a morning snack.
USA is the #2 grower of oranges in the world (#1 is Brazil). The price is usually reasonable unless there is a major freeze and most every store nationwide stocks oranges.
So why eat or drink orange juice/fruit in the morning? The reason is in your nose. The aroma of citrus produces (24 comments)
photography: ActiveRain Points Breakdown | Down the Rabbit Hole - 02/06/13 12:39 PM
Kristi Knutsen has written a wonderful post on POINTS which some of you know is one of my favorite subjects. This post below will answer a lot of your questions and maybe sparks some ideas of something you haven't done yet. Read on and continue to blog, blog, and blog. Via Kristi Knutson ♥ Blog Trainer (ActiveRain): Hello, ActiveRain! :) I get a lot of questions about the ActiveRain points breakdown and HOW to get them, so here's a guide about what's what for those curious(er and curiouser!)
The First Step So, you just joined ActiveRain. Or maybe you’ve been on (0 comments)
Stock up on the ‘Forever Stamps’ in the next couple of days as next Monday postage is going up. I am sure most of you are aware of the Forever stamps; they are the ones that are good forever no matter what the postage rates increase to. Currently to mail a regular letter (1 oz) is 45 cents but will be going up to 46 cents to help defray mailing costs by the USPS.
The USPS is offering a new stamp ‘First Class Mail Forever (8 comments)
California Indians cherished the poppy as both a source of food and for oil extracted from the plant. Its botanical name, Eschsholtzia californica, was given by Adelbert Von Chamisso, a naturalist and member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences, who dropped anchor in San Francisco in 1816 in a bay surrounded by hills of the golden flowers.
Also sometimes known as the flame flower, la amapola, and copa de oro (cup of gold), the poppy grows wild throughout California. It became the state flower in 1903.
In 1985, President Reagan declared December National Made in America Month in hopes of providing both the country and the world with more products made in the United States. With the current economic climate, it’s becoming increasingly more important for everyone to do what they can to help our economy, and purchasing goods manufactured or produced in the United States is a great way to increase our Gross Domestic Product and ensure as many Americans have jobs as possible
In November 2012, ABC challenged America’s consumers to buy American made so that (14 comments)
I am a Southern California Realtor and have a wide variety of interests. First of all Real Estate is my real love and focus point but I do have hobbies. I am interested in photography; nature, landscaping, lunar and solar phases, but Birds are my favorites. I also enjoy scrapbooking, blogging, and traveling; beaches, deserts, and mountains. I am also involved in the community as I care about the Inland Empire and making it a better place to live.
I write this daily blog composed of nature, real estate news and interesting stories in Southern Califoria and other places across the United States.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.