SNIPPETS (6-3-14)—Have a seat and you’ll get some milk


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snip-pet: a small piece of something

Snippets: mini blog posts


I have never really liked abstract art. There always seemed to be something missing, like a subject. As I was traipsing around San Diego last week, I found an abstract building, so I took a picture. Here’s my abstract Photographic Art of the abstract building:Abstract art

Since it’s abstract art, I don’t have to tell you what you’re looking at. However, I feel bad if I don’t, so the vertical line in the center of the art is the corner of the building. Hope I didn’t ruin the abstract….

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Maybe if you have a seat, you’ll get some milk.


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Just yards away from the couch shown above was this boat.

A boat out of water

I wonder if this is how they arrived to get their milk. Where is everyone now?

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Continuing the theme from SNIPPETs #2 and #3:

No trespassing, no dumping

Ah-ha! (not the group). I suspect that the people who arrived on the boat and sat on the couch to have some milk are now in jail for trespassing and dumping……… 😦

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It’s difficult to take great pictures from a moving train. The pictures in SNIPPETs #2 and #3 were taken from a train, but the train was not moving. The following picture, however, was taken while the train was moving at about 60 mph.

A shelter pet wants to meet you

That sculpture is located in Rialto, California, which could explain why it says Rialto on it……. :). But that’s not even the part of the picture that has me smiling. Look at the billboard at the left side. It says, “A shelter pet wants to meet you!” It’s difficult to read in this postage stamp picture, but I have the 32″x49″ picture, and it’s prominent there! Adopt today!

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It’s probably no secret that I love Mother and Father Nature. Here’s my favorite “flower pot” from this past week:

Flower pot

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As many of you know, I teach chess at a secluded Rancho Santa Fe home for the four children of a one-percenter. I always take my time going to the property so I can take pictures of the magnificent homes. About half of the homes are not visible or accessible from public thoroughfares, but you can only wonder at their magnificence when you see an entrance gate like this:

Rancho Santa Fe California

That setup probably cost more than my home!…….. 🙂

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Rancho Santa Fe had 3,117 residents as of the 2010 census. With a median income of $188,859, it always ranks in the Top 5, quite often at #1, on the list of high-income communities.

To help you understand just how uppity and snooty Rancho Santa Fe is, the city charter doesn’t allow mail delivery. To actually have postal carriers in USPS vehicles delivering mail to home mail boxes is waaaaaaaay beneath the dignity of the people of Rancho Santa Fe. However, that doesn’t prevent architects who are unfamiliar with the mail delivery restriction from designing really nice mailboxes for some of the subdivisions:

Mail delivery in Rancho Santa Fe California

At least we know that the people of Rancho Santa Fe won’t be complaining when the Postal Service quits providing home mail delivery………. LOL

Rancho Santa Fe requires their residents to go to the post office to pick up their mail. Since there are so many rich and famous people who live in Rancho Santa Fe, hang out at the post office if you want to see a few each day.

A short list of some who live or have homes in Rancho Santa Fe:

Pete Conrad, third man to walk on the moon
Jenny Craig, weight loss guru
Geena Davis, actress
Bill Gates, Microsoft founder
David Gates, singer with Bread
Chris Hillman, singer with The Byrds
Trevor Hoffman, professional baseball
Janet Jackson, singer
Richard Jefferson, NBA player with the San Antonio Spurs
Jewel, singer
Mike Love, singer with the Beach Boys
Jack McDowell, professional baseball
Phil Mickelson, professional golf
John Moores, former owner of the San Diego Padres
Juice Newton, singer
T. Boone Pickens, investor
Joe Walsh, singer/guitarist with The James Gang and The Eagles
Luke Walton, NBA player with the Los Angeles Lakers
Shaun White, Olympic gold medalist

The list of former residents throughout history is quite long. Google or Wikipedia “Rancho Santa Fe.”

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Does a big bowl of fresh strawberries count as fresh fruit if I add a gallon of whole milk and a pound of sugar?

Fresh strawberries

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This was outside a business on one of the triple-digit hot days we had a couple of weeks ago:

Water for the doggies

Let’s hear it for businesses that get it.

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14 thoughts on “SNIPPETS (6-3-14)—Have a seat and you’ll get some milk

  1. Patricia Salamone

    The photographs of the flower pot is my favorite, but I like the photo of the gate too. The verbal snippets that you have added are clever and made me laugh, and yes strawberries with sugar and milk is still considered fruit. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


  2. appletonavenue

    Terrific photos. The one from the moving train turned out great! I love the pet ad in the background. No mail delivery? Seems inconvenient to me. I would’ve guessed they had mail delivery right to their front doors.



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