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ABC Wednesday – C   15 comments

C is for Catalina Island off the California Coast!

There’s even a song written about this little island…

26 Miles (Santa Catalina)

(Glen Larson and Bruce Belland)

Twenty-six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me
Santa Catalina, the island of romance
Romance, romance, romance

Water all around it everywhere
Tropical trees and the salty air
But for me the thing that’s a-waitin’ there, romance

It seems so distant, twenty-six miles away
Restin’ in the water serene
I’d work for anyone, even the Navy
Who would float me to my island dream

Twenty-six miles, so near yet far
I’d swim with just some water-wings and my guitar
I could leave the wings
But I’ll need the guitar for romance
Romance, romance, romance

Twenty-six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me
Santa Catalina, the island of romance

A tropical heaven out in the ocean
Covered with trees and girls
If I have to swim, I’ll do it forever
‘Til I’m gazin’ on those island pearls

Forty kilometers in a leaky old boat
Any old thing that’ll stay afloat
When we arrive we’ll all promote romance
Romance, romance, romance

Twenty-six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me
Santa Catalina
The island of romance
Romance, romance, romance

Twenty-six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me

Fun facts about Catalina Island

  1. It’s really only 21.8 miles from the mainland not 26
  2. More than 100 species or varieties of birds make Catalina their permanent or transitory home.
  3. Pigeons were used to carry messages between Catalina and the mainland from the 1850’s to as late as 1899.
  4. Length of island, 21 miles. Width, 8 miles at its widest point (Long Point) and 1/2 mile at Two Harbors at the Isthmus.
  5. I fly over this island two times a week on my way to and from Washington!

Here is an aerial shot I took of Catalina Island:


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ABC Wednesday – Z   12 comments

Z is for… Zoology: the animal life of a particular region

Okay, I know I am pushing it with this one this week!

These are the animals I encountered this weekend around my home (region) in Washington: Top row: blue heron, butterfly and turtle.  Second row: bird of some sort,  duck, and robin with a blueberry in his beak.  Third Row: raccoons in my backyard, dragonfly and a shy puppy (Lulu) who refused to look at my camera!

I am so looking forward to the next round of ABC Wednesday!

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ABC Wednesday – X   19 comments

X is for the letter X on my dessert plate…

Delicious!

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ABC Wednesday – W   13 comments

W is for Wine – Wallace Brooks Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley

I used to always forget the names of the wines I had at restaurants. 
Now I just take pictures of the bottle and have no problem remembering!
Cameras – don’t leave home without them!

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Posted June 24, 2008 by Lana G! in ABC Photograph Wednesday, Dining, Photo, Photography, Wine

ABC Wednesday – V   17 comments

V is for Volcano

Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier in the state of Washington

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V is also for

Valley, Vineyard, Vintage Volkswagon Van and Vision!

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Posted June 17, 2008 by Lana G! in ABC Photograph Wednesday, Fun, Photo, Photography, Volcano

ABC Wednesday – U   20 comments

U is for…

Where I would rather be right now – under ANY one of these umbrellas!

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Posted June 10, 2008 by Lana G! in ABC Photograph Wednesday, Photo, Photography

ABC Wednesday – T   20 comments

T is for…

I found these little cuties at the Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland, WA. They were so eager to spend some time in the warm sunshine, that they were clamouring for any available spot on the floating logs.

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