Saturday, July 4, 2009

Oh Beautiful America......

Our drive to get to Hot Springs was very beautiful!
Arkansas is so hilly and has so many more mountains than I remember.
As we drove on what seemed like a roller coaster ride,
sometimes the scenery
was very hard to capture on camera.
I hope that what I have captured tells some of our story.

I love wide open spaces
and country drives
and this brought about so much of a reflection about life for us.
We had a wonderful time
just talking and enjoying the scenery.
An old piece of farming equipment brought back memories
of the farm I grew up on.
Someday I will try to recreate my memories
(maybe in a drawing)
of the buildings
we had that housed the farm equipment.

Miles and miles to go...........

Bales of hay
We saw pretty horses
But I was not quick enough with the camera.

Finally we arrived in Hot Springs
and the first thing we did was
to go for a long walk through
Garvan Gardens.

Look what I found!
A beautiful quartz rock.
Still trying to decide if we want to go gem digging.

Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!

Monday, June 29, 2009

A Quiet Day

Not much going today. A pretty quiet day. We had someone come over early this morning to give us an estimate on a skylight. Then Maddie and Brian came to swim for a little while. Then I dyed my hair and watched a car chase scene on the news while I was waiting for the dye to time out. I still haven't heard the end of the story about the 1 and 1/2 hour long chase. I had to wash the dye out and then when I came back they had moved on to something else on the news. The chase scene looked like something on one of those video games. Very strange how it could all be viewed from a helicopter, but nothing was working as far as being able to stop the criminal. I think they tried twice to put up spikes in the road to flatten his tires and had no success. Maybe I will find out later what the whole story was on that news piece.
I went outside this morning and tried taking some pictures of the only flowers we have right now. The lilies. I didn't buy any flowers this year, so when these go, we are without flowers.
I still do not know how to use my new camera that I got for Christmas and went outside to try some different settings on it.... with not much success. I am hoping that our trip later in the week will have some good photo opts and that I will ready to snap some good shots. More practice tomorrow. And I may try to shop for a nice big shade hat to wear when I go digging for gems and diamonds. I hear that is what all the ladies are wearing out in the gem fields this year and I need to be in with the latest fashion.

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever