Friday, August 25, 2017

Peach PIE at home...

I made a homemade pie with a little help from Philsbury pie crusts.
Years ago I used to make my own fluffy delicious pie crusts but...
Now I can use all the help I can find...
It turned out okay and smelled luscious while baking!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Eclipses and Clouds

We live in the high desert where it hardly ever rains or is cloudy. So, yesterday we had light rain and thick clouds which only parted for a little while to let us see a partial eclipse but we weren't over the direct path anywhere but it was fascinating to watch it on TV.

Clouds got in the way
Partial eclipse through my collander as we didn't have any special glasses
Great coverage on TV especially when the total eclipse darkened crowds

Friday, August 18, 2017

Needing a RECHARGE?

In this day of multiple electronie devices, sometimes I feel like I need a station to plug me into to GET RECHARGED? It's been a long hot summer this year with a few medical challenges to overcome, BUT now that Fall is in the air-it's only 69 degrees at 6 am rather than 80 degrees––I'm reinvigorated. It always seem that way each year. Somehow with school starting even though my sons now have kids in school, I start to get a better routine going and work on some new projects.

My projects are mostly poetic as President of Dixie Poets, chair of the Youth Poetry Contest now in its 7th year and also finalizing some details for Poetry in the Park for next March plus will serve as Daughters of Utah Pioneers Historian for my camp to try to motivate them to write and collect their family histories. Then I'm doing several blogs and miscellaneous projects AND hubby just decided to trip to Texas for his 55th HS reunion-so that will be a fun adventure. Probably too many projects, but it's fun to feel my energies return as the sun heads south towards fall and winter.

How about you, what are you looking forward to?

Monday, August 14, 2017


A small miniature peach tree produces!
Loaded with peaches we found this under the tree yesterday
Luckily the critter got full, so hubby picked these remainders for us

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Returning from Vacation

Driving back through the redrock deserts of Southern Colorado, Page Arizona through Kanab, we were headed HOME to St. George Utah...our retirement home sweet home.

Coming down from the Colorado Mountains to the desert below
Quite the view below, I love mountains and valleys
A few puffy monsoon clouds are trying to form.
Colorado River in Colorado
Navajo Reservation views
This is the land we gave the Navajos to live on in Arizona
Lake Powell Arizona-popular tourist and boat destination
Anyone have an extra house boat? It's only 90 degrees today so far.
Heading towards Kanab and Utah-our home!!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Rocky Mountain National Park-Colorado

Driving into the park, lots of wildlife-an elk here
Scenic drive up to 11,000 ft and back down into Estes Park
Views in every direction and coolness
Snow near the summit and not trees

I loved the green coolness
Rocky Mountain HIGH Colorado!
Beautiful landscapes in every direction.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

More Vacation Photos

Been home for a week or more but still have lots of great photos to share...

Leaving Wyoming, heading to Colorado
Beginning of Colorado River at Fair Play elevation 10,000 ft-that's high!
Heading to the Pine trees
Granby Lake outside of Rocky Mountain State Park
There's something peaceful about lakes and open space and mountains
Great place for a cabin by the lakeside

Great place for boating....
Peaceful surroundings....