Sunday, May 30, 2010


Yesterday was Pink Saturday.
I've never participated,
but I decided to visit a few of the blogs.
The next thing I knew
I'd stopped by them all.
It took all day.
(Guilty look here.)
But it was so much fun!
So in honor of my lost day of posting,
a pink flower for you!

Friday, May 28, 2010

What I've been working on

So I've had some questions regarding what I'd been knitting.
Here's the final project.

It's a super soft lap blanket with crochet edge.

I don't know about all of you,
but I just can't have too many of them laying around.

 This one is for the apartment in California.
I love the blue edge!

Hope you all have a wonderful Friday!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Fishing Wyoming Style

While I was born in Minnesota,
I lived more than half my life in Wyoming
And my husband was born and raised there.
So fishing, fly fishing is a favorite past-time.
For example, here is a photo of my husband and one of our grandsons on their first fishing trip together. 

This was taken moments before my grandson started to cry
right after my husband demonstrated
how to 
catch and release.
My grandson didn't forgive him until they were able to catch another one.
The photo was taken on one of our last Wyoming fishing trips.
Last because, well it was July
and there was snow outside the tent.
Yes, we sleep in a tent.
Well, we moved to Arizona to get away from the cold,
but we missed our "Wyoming fishing."
A couple of years ago
we met a fishing guide in Greer, Arizona.
We explained our need to fish Wyoming style.
He was a kindly man, and knew exactly what we were looking for.
He showed us a map and gave us directions
where to park
where to walk
and how many times we'd have to cross the river to get to the place few had tread before - to fish Wyoming style.

This is a favorite spot of ours.
Last summer we never made it up.
But we are thinking about planning a long weekend.
This is what we will see:

The last time we went my daughter came and fished with her father

And of course, we had the dogs.
Autumn was a puppy then.

 One more cute puppy photo just because:

Grown now, I wonder how she'll do.
 Have a great day!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Home is where the heart is.

It's been so nice to have a couple of days home.
I've been resting and, of course, reading blogs
because that is relaxing.

But I did want to send out some love to all of you,
These are from me to you!
Have a happy Sunday.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Tonight I attended a part-tee.
What a great time.
I wanted to show you a few pics.

There were pretty flowers,

Fruit and Cheese 

It was to celebrate a 25th anniversary.

These were yummy!


And of course there was cake - er, cupcakes.

The tables were all decorated so pretty,

So were the trees.

There was champagne - non alcoholic

And more flowers. Lots of flowers.

Oh, and the best party favors!!!!!!!!

A candy bar!!
Like you got these cute little boxes that you could fill with all kinds of goodies.
There was salt water taffy - blue raspberry and green pear
There was almond rocha
And dark chocolate stars
And almond joy candies
And peppermint m&m's
And blueberry sticks
And toffee
Oh I've got a tummy ache
and a sweet tooth
And I had the best time.

Everything Else

Whew, I'm almost done
with going on and on and on
about the 
Here's a few more photos.

The Palm garden

 The ponds

 The Children's garden
By the way, tucked inside this playhouse is the cutest little table and chairs.
Around the house are numerous water fountain play areas.
What kid doesn't like to play in the water?
There are statues

 And well tended lawns

 And incredible buildings
 Filled with great stuff

And of course, more flowers.

These are just for you!

 * * * *
Today marks my 12th day away from home in a row.
This is not the norm
I'm homesick
Tomorrow I fly home to see hubby
and the grandkids,
and the puppies
for a couple of days.
I can't wait!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Roses are red, and white, and yellow, and pink and peach, and . . .

I'm hoping you aren't sick of seeing the photos from the Huntington Botanical Gardens.
I promise I won't go on forever with them . . .

Anyway, welcome to the rose gardens.

They were also green, blue and purple
but I guess I didn't get any photos
you'll just have to trust me

and why shouldn't you?
I'm sending these just for you

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Too Much Stuff - Never!

I must admit when my friend asked me to go to Huntington
I had no clue.
I didn't know that it was a research library,
where you could see 
the Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales,
or see a copy of the Gutenberg Bible on vellum - on vellum!
Or that they had the double-elephant folio edition of Audubon's Birds of America
or the greatest collection of the early editions of Shakespeare.
I didn't know about any of that.

I knew there were gardens:

These are the cactus garden photos,
some of them anyway.

I also didn't know at Huntington there was a house,
an old house,
filled with art!
including Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy,
among others of Gainsborough's work.
as well as Reynolds’ Sarah Siddons as the Tragic Muse 
and Thomas Lawrence’s “Pinkie” 
"Pinkie" and "Blue Boy" were so cute!
I was told the cactus garden would be in bloom,
But not that the large drawing room, (yes, large because there was a small one too)
was decorated with 18th century French art works on display.
(I knew this would get your attention, mes amis français.)

The colors!

I was told I wouldn't be able to photograph the inside
no flash photography
and my camera was not prepared to do otherwise
this trip : )

I do feel lucky though
at capturing all this.

In one day.

Thank you my friend for showing me
The Huntington,
surely one of California's biggest secrets.

This is not me, but 
ma très magnifique amie,