Thursday, January 13, 2011

Silver Reef, Utah

This post was not supposed to post without some explanation of the pictures. So sorry about that. I don't know if I can do this or not but we'll see.

This was sunrise on Tuesday morning after I arrived at my sister's place where she was house sitting and animal sitting. The view was amazing.

This was the view out their kitchen window.

More sunrise.

Brenda is a rock hound and fossil collector. There are little stars in the rock which are cross sections of a sea fern or some kind of sea plant. Really cool. I hope you can see them.

More fossils.

This is the front of the house where we stayed.

This is River their dog. She was stand-offish at first but by the time I left on Thursday morning we were old friends.

Can you find the face in the cliff?

I made some new friends Larry and Anita. This quilt hangs in their living room. It's
like a stained glass window.

This photo of Taco is out of order. He belongs to the Peter and Ronda where we were staying. He was so fascinating. He loved to scream and have you scream back and imitate him. He was a lot of fun.

This was the view from Larry and Anita's dining room window. How would you ever want to leave?

Stained glass window in their guest bathroom.

This was their overhead hanging light in the entryway. It was four or five feet across. Stunning.

This is my sister Brenda pointing out their name on the direction board at the beginning of their neighborhood.

This was Ricky and Lucy. Aren't they sweet?

Another picture of Brenda on a hike around the reef in front of an old rock cabin.

Sunset on the last night I was there.

These are just a few of the pictures I was able to get on here. I may post more later. I had such a great time with my sister and meeting new friends. I hope I will get to go there again sometime. Anita if you read this consider yourself hugged.

Tata for now!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Hope Springs Eternal

Don't you just love this time of year when you start getting all the garden catalogs and your heart and mind start thinking about what you will be doing in the spring?

I may not get outside much right now when its so cold and wet but I can dream. I think about the plant exchange I am going to have the first Saturday in May and the plants I want to divide for that. I think about the bulbs I planted in the fall and how they are going to look. About the garden and what I will plant. And the list goes on and on.

I love being in and cuddling up with the pugs in a chair with a blanket and good book and a cup of tea or coffee. I have about three or four books going at once and always about four magazines. And cooking and baking are big on my list also. I love cookbooks and reading all about different foods.

Here a few of the catalogs I have received that I really like.

Love the hand with the tomato on Baker Creek.

These are all inspiring.

This picture makes my want to eat some tomatoes right out of her basket.

I was invited over to my Dad's yesterday to have lunch and see two of my cousins and their wives that I haven't seen in about 20 years. Had a really good time getting reacquinted. Thanks Dad and lee. Of course I didn't think to take my camera so I could get some pictures. But hopefully we will be able to get together again in the coming year.

Next week I will be in Utah visiting my sister who is going to be house sitting for some friends. We're hoping to do some hiking, if the weather is warm enough. I plan to take both my camera and computer so I may get to blog some.

I had written a post on the 4th that never posted so I hope this one will. I pray all of you are doing well and staying warm and dry. Have a great weekend.

Tata for now.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Have you ever known anyone who lived in the past and could not see today and all the good that was around them. I know a family member like that and it is so sad. This person is bitter and being eaten up inside because they can't be grateful for today. I want to live my life in the present because there's no going back. I was reading in one of my devotionals this morning and came across this:

"Living in the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way."

Edna Ferber

Just a quick thought for the day. Tata for now.