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Are You Ready for the Firebelles Follies?

said on February 9th, 2018 filed under: Cultural Events, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

 

The Lake of the Pines Firebelles are up to something…..

The Annual Firebelles Follies will be held Friday, February 16th at the LOP Clubhouse. Doors open at 6:00, the show starts at 7:00, and entry is restricted to ages 18 and up due to adult content.

You can call 530-268-1279 for tickets!

 

 

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Nevada County Food Drive at Lake of the Pines

said on December 21st, 2017 filed under: Cultural Events, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

Update:

We got the results of the Lake of the Pines Drive for the Nevada Co. Food Bank, and… We collected 5,550 lbs of food and $1,147!

It’s so amazing to live in a community that comes together like this, especially near the holidays. With this help, the Nevada Co. Food Bank can put a lot of food on a lot of tables, and it’s because you all chose to help. To everyone who donated, thank you!!!

 

 

I’m so proud of the Lake of the Pines community. Everyone reached into their hearts (and their cupboards) to fill their grocery bags for our Nevada County Food Bank!

 

 

We had two collection sites to donate at this year; I worked at the LOP front gates and the donation bags just kept coming and coming! In fact, our community gave so much that by 11:00 am, we had to have the Food Bank send a truck just for the huge amount of morning donations!

 

 

 

Thank you, Lake of the Pines! I am so fortunate to live in a community that reaches out to those who are less fortunate!

 

 

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Realtors getting into the Christmas spirit at Lake of the Pines!

said on December 20th, 2017 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

Our silly Christmas tree hats added so much cheer to this tour of our charming Tahoe style home on the Golf Course.
 
This home is such a wonderful gift… sure would be nice if it would fit under my Christmas tree!!!
A perfect home for folks from the city looking for a peaceful home away from the hustle and bustle… 12781 Torrey Pines Drive.

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Halloween on the Streets of Grass Valley, CA

said on October 31st, 2017 filed under: Grass Valley, Localism, Whimsy

A typical Halloween Tuesday on the streets of downtown Grass Valley, California.

I love the small town life.

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Life in a Small Town Post Office at Lake of the Pines, CA

said on September 6th, 2017 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Whimsy

The Post Office just outside of Lake of the Pines is a trip.  It opens at 10 and closes at 4.  The post ladies know your name.  You can buy handmade jewelry.

Take a closer look at the photo.  How many post offices sell farm fresh eggs?  Ah, I love life in my small town!

In case you don’t know, Lake of the Pines is between Auburn and Grass Valley in the California foothills NE of Sacramento.

 

 

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Golf Cart Parade at Lake of the Pines

said on July 2nd, 2016 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

Corny, Fourth of July Fun at Lake of the Pines.  Our Tammy Anderson took Second Place in the “Action Figure” theme Golf Cart Competition.

 

Tammy Gold Cart

(That’s Clark Kent out front in the white shirt.)

 

Here’s the First Place “Batmocart.”

Bat Golf Cart

 

And my favorite.  I don’t know what it is, but I like it.

Golf favorite

 

Nobody does the FOURTH better than Lake of the Pines (even when it’s on the SECOND!)

 

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Duplex for Sale, Really Cheap

said on May 2nd, 2015 filed under: Whimsy

This cozy duplex is for sale, cheap.  It’s somewhere in the desert, but I got lost so I don’t remember exactly where it was.  Rustic design, air conditioned through windows, rattlesnakes mostly re-located.

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Beautiful Granny Unit.  Buyer to verify permit.

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Bonus feature!  Low maintenance swimming pool included!

 

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A Day in the Life of a Real Estate Dog

said on April 15th, 2015 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Localism, Whimsy

 

 

Real Estate Dog

Dharma eyes

Daily Checklist

  •  Wait for mom and dad to get up
  •  Say good morning
  •  Get first treat from mom
  •  Get morning pills from dad
  •  Eat breakfast
  •  Pee
  • Wait for dad to get ready
  • Go for ride in the truck
  • Get special treat at Starbucks
  • Go for long walk in a favorite place
  • Pee
  • Poo (2 times)
  • Pee
  • Help dad with real estate
  • Get a bite of dad’s doughnut
  • Nap in the truck
  • Check on grandma
  • Get TWO treats from grandma
  • Go home
  • Munch ice cubes
  • Nap in the shade
  • Get afternoon treat
  • Pee
  • Play with dad
  • Get evening pills from dad
  • Eat Dinner
  • Get secret treat from mom that dad doesn’t know about
  • Go for night patrol in the neighborhood with dad
  • Pee
  • Poo (2 times)
  • Munch ice cubes
  • Get rubs
  • Fall asleep

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Lake of the Pines Easter Egg Hunt

said on March 30th, 2013 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

 

Lake of the Pines Easter Egg Hunt, or . . .

 

I Married the Easter Bunny!

There must have been a record number of children at the annual Easter Egg Hunt.

By the time I arrived, the first wave of toddlers had already completed their mad dash to egg satiation, and the second wave, the middle-aged ruffians were lining up.

The star of course is the Easter Bunny herself.

Hmmm, those ears . . . ?

That nose . . . ?

It all looks so familiar.  If only I could get a look at that cute little cotton tail, I would know for sure.

Yes!  It is her.  Shhhhhhh!  Do not tell a soul under 14 years old.  That’s CJ Jenkins handing out sweets and hugs.

I married the Easter Bunny!

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Getting Rid of Aphids on your Crepe Myrtles

said on October 17th, 2012 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Whimsy

Our friend Anne Frank at Lake of the Pines called in to ask “how do I get rid of Aphids on my Crepe Myrtles?”

After a bit of research, I divided my answer into  manual, organic,  or synthethic treatments.  Synthethic is an euphemism for “chemical,” or course.

The two most highly recommended treatments are below indicated in bold italics.

 

Manual

Spay ‘em off with your hose or pick ‘em off by hand

 

Organic

Neem Oil spray or Safer’s Soap

Ladybugs

 

Synthethic

Ortho Systemic Insect Killer (spray to get rid of them instantly)

Bayer Advanced 12 Month Tree and Shrub Protect and Feed (mix it and pour at the base of the plant)

 

I might start by spraying the aphids off with water, then putting a bag of ladybugs at the base (sounds entertaining!), then pouring the Bayer Advanced at the base.

 

If that doesn’t work, nuke ’em with the Ortho.

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