Thursday, October 17, 2019

FALL or AUTUMN my favorite season

Pumpkins, hay bales, & corn stalks says it all!
amazing all the different sizes and shapes of pumpkins-real and decorative
Love Caryn's pumpkin clown and autumn decor
Fun table decor with old books added
On Caryn's kitchen counter-old mail box changes with the seasons
Wise old owl awaits another winter
Those are real little pumpkins in that fun wooden crate
Caryn has the lasgest collection of decorative pillows of anyone alive!
Wait till you see her Christmas pillows
Every corner has something fun to see
Click to read her fun witch sign found in the woods!
This is her outside front door patio, most inviting!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Another FUN ENRICHMENT activity

Once a month our Relief Society or women's organization of my Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a different activity and refreshments or luncheon. It's always interesting and fun to visit with others.

Cheryle and her husband were missionaries to Ecuador
Ann was born in the Netherlands and demo some items from her homeland
Akemi's parents were born in Japan and we traveled there recently
Akemi made these crane origami for decoration for the tables
A fun time was had for all plus a tasty potluck luncheon

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Searching for FALL COLORS

Another day trip looking for signs of autumn. Drove to nearby Kolob Reservoir and found some yellows and reds among the pines.

Farmland in Hurricane with newly cut alfalfa ready to be bailed
Old corral, note the red leaves in the mountains in the background
Kolob Reservoir is full of water again, used for irrigation purposes
Beautiful drive into parts of Zion National park west side
Love this fun rock formations on the drive up to Kolob Reservoir
Not many Maple trees, lots of Aspens turning yellow
Promise of continuing fall colors
Love these colorful different weeds and yellow colors
Some bushes and color in the distance
Zion Park in the dusty distance
Beautiful drive away from the city, perfect day trip! 
Love the different lanes in the dusty distance

Saturday, September 28, 2019


This week the weather has cooled with a promise of rain. Today we drove nearby to our favorite fruit stand in Santa Clara but it was not available as they were having their annual SWISS DAYS! Lots of traffic, so instead we went to the SATURDAY MARKET at TUCHANAN which is in a beautiful REDROCK CANYON near Ivins. We didn't find any fruit to buy but lots of homemade arts and crafts. Then we headed to the MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET in St. George. BINGO we found lovely fresh picked local peaches, plums and more. Plus had a lovely lunch in the square at Benja Thai restaurant. LOVELY DAY with hubby in lovely cool weather-never did rain but clouds and windy.

Driving up to Tuachan High School in Ivins
Gorgeous place for a Saturday market-mostly cloudy but some sun

Lots of booths to check out 
Wonderful Native American artwork symbols
Fun leather sandals
Fun clouds with red rocks in our desert wonderland
View of St. George from Red Cliffs Parkway
View of the St. George temple as we descend into St. George
Here we are at the outdoor booths
Found the farmers market with wonderful peaches and plums
Food, produce and crafts to buy
Outdoor music was enjoyable 
Interesting artwork
Fun wind chimes
Outdoor coffee shop going up 
Time for Thai lunch

Saturday, September 21, 2019


We wanted to take a short day trip so headed to Kolob Canyons-part of Zion National Park just 40 miles north of us on the freeway. What a beautiful area. We used to live nearby in New Harmony for 5 years until we moved to St. George.
Just a short drive 5 miles in and back to see these hidden cliffs
Love the red rocks and green trees contrast
There are four fingers that extend up but can only been seen from a distance
Love the different shades of pink, coral and red strata
There are many hikes you can take up these canyons
The view from Kolob Canyons of the New Harmony valley
The home where we used to live before moving to St George 12 years ago
The view from New Harmony of the hidden Kolob Canyons