Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Guarding the PEACHES

It's almost peachtime in St. George again and our little 4 foot peach tree is about ready. But the chipmunks and raccoons know that too and made an early incursion into our crop and got several green peaches. Hope they got a belly ache. This inspired my hubby to build a net enclosure around our tree which seems to be working. Let you know in a few weeks the results.

Look at those luscious peaches ripening on our tiny tree
Pounding these plastic stakes into the hard ground, needed a metal rod first
Covered over wtih nylon net with ends secured to ground with rocks

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Relief Society Field Trip

Visited our newly restored  Tabernacle in town with a group of friends from my church. Enjoyed seeing and appreciating the  handicraft of this historic building lovely redone to be earthquake resistant and stronger.

Before and after up above

Mold for grape cluster on trim inside, also cotton blossoms

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Clouds are Here!

On our recent trip to Oregon and back, I took several photos of clouds and found it amazing how differently they can look. You can almost see objects, faces, etc in them. Take a look and see what you see.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Family is what life is about...

Establishing a home where children are welcomed, loved and nurtured, is so important and hopefully inspires them to start families of their own. Reunions and other special occasions, holidays and just ordinary days give us the opportunity to reach out to each other with hugs and support in our individual journeys. Families are needed. I've enjoyed reconnecting with various families from my past this summer. My first family I joined when I married into the Hatches, then visiting my hubby's Floyd family on the Oregon coast and after that attending a funeral of a beloved cousin Keith Renstrom who joined our Johnson family when he married my cousin Jody back in 1966. He was 97 and had lived a good long life.
Three lovely daughters l-r Alicia, Katherine and Sarah with their dad Allen
Sarah the organizer and hubby Chuck taking a selfie
Visitor looking lonely
Lots of mouths to feed and excellent food cooked by the daughters
Grand kids galore but some missing oldest daughter Deborah's family
Lots of game playing and puzzle making as well as beach activities
Cooks in action: Katherine and Sarah
Role playing games enthralled all ages
Adrianne enjoys a new book of fairy tales to read
Sarah's daughter Karrah enjoys Aunt Katherine reading to her
Step grandmother Lin reads to Karrah while her sister Annalise listens.
There's a smile from the patriarch Allen with Sarah and tasty burritos
Captive audience enjoys lots of family slides from the good old days.
Showing off his dad's Distinguishing Flying Cross

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Oregon Coast Photos

After 3 long days of traveling through hot  barren desert highways we found Oregon...beautiful and green with temperatures in the low 60s and a very cool ocean breeze.
Beautiful calmness or nature invites relaxation
Foggy coolness envelopes the beach.
Beauty that continues mile after mile
The rhythm of waves never stops ever
Bundled up to keep warm
Everywhere is green-ness at Cape Perpetua
Love the Oregon Coast-beauty everywhere
Lighthouse hidden in trees, would be fun to live in that house
Beauty in every vista
Please take my photo!
Exciting cliff views everywhere
Time to head home over pine covered hills
Three more days of driving and we are back to our high desert home.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Home again safely...

After 8 days of traveling more than 2000 miles round trip from St. George via Scipio, Utah via Ely, Nevada via Burns, Oregon arriving in Lincoln City, Oregon we enjoyed several days of socializing with family and celebrating the Fourth of July in cool temps try 67 degrees or cooler. Then we made the 3 day journey home via Klamath Falls, Oregon to Hawthorne, Nevada then home to St. George where it's today 107 degrees. What a change but welcome to be HOME AGAIN.

Three sisters mountain peaks near Burns, Oregon
Such tall trees on the side of the road.
Lakes along the way
Enjoying a nature walk in an almost rain forest
So cool and refreshing, look at the size of those ferns
Moss on trees!
Ocean view from our nature walk
Beautiful flowers everywhere