Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hawk's 1st Birthday! August 15, 2012

I was lucky enough to be in Utah for my grandson, Hawk's 1st birthday! He is as sweet, loving and wonderful as he is beautiful. Grandpa and Grandma miss you, Hawk and Big Brother, Cole! Delicious. Happy Birthday! In the Garden Look at what I found in Heather's pumpkin patch! Delighted "Delighted!" Mother and Son Mama and Son -- Alpine Loop, Utah Summer's End "Summer's End"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Went to Texas to help get our daughter and son-in-law moved. Even with their incredibly busy schedules they were able to show me enough of Austin that I immediately fell in LOVE with it! Amazing place... Fredericksburg, Texas First town in "Texas Hill Country" that we came to. Germans settled it and it still has that German flavor. Awesome place! I Could Live Here In a Second I could live here in a second! Fredericksburg. Austin, Texas Austin, Texas. Howdy I don't think they had his size... Cowboy Boots Galore Allen's Boots. This is just a small sampling of their selection. Clouds Make My Heart Soar Texas Skies Food Trucks on South Congress Food Trucks on South Congress in Austin. Austin Morning Austin Morning Gourdoughs "Gourdoughs". I have no words to adequately describe the fresh "donuts" made when you order. You haven't lived until you try one! So Cool "So Cool." Yarn Heaven "Yarn Heaven" Something For Everyone Something for everyone at Big Top Candy Shop! Delights Big Top Candy Shop More Big Top Candy Shop! Girls of Austin "Girls of Austin" -- taking a Sunday stroll along Ladybird Lake. Fetch! "Fetch!" Austin Skyline Austin Skyline Hula Hut "Hula Hut", on Lake Austin. The Saddle "The Saddle". They were the musical entertainment while waiting to eat the best BBQ in the world, at The Salt Lick. Salt Lick Texas From the Train From Austin to Fort Worth by Amtrak. Fun train ride! Rickety Shack from the Track So, THIS is a shanty! From the window of the train. Back in Time Back in Time. Texas Backcountry Texas Wildflowers Texas Wildflowers

Monday, October 8, 2012

Getting Caught Up. June, 2012.

Life is Full of Surprises Near Monticello, Utah. On the way to our youngest daughter, Chelsea's, baby shower! I call this: "Life is Full of Surprises" Striations Striations. Utah has more variety of landscape than any other place I know. On the Road "On the Road Again" Our "Baby" Having her First Baby Chelsea -- the reason for the trip! Getting a baby shower - "showered" by her sister, Heather. Mine "Mine". Chelsea, Heather, and Hawk. Hanging Out With Uncle Ben Hanging out with Uncle Ben Beautiful Bouquet "Beautiful Bouquet" What, Grandma? Cole. "What, Grandma?" Happy Baby Happy Hawk Square Foot Gardening Heather's Square Foot Garden! Fed them all summer long. You should see the pumpkins! Much More to Come!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Time Traveling

I've been spending some time cleaning up my computer and going through files in my external hard drive. It's brought back lots of memories of a different time and wonderful places I've been. Today I'm drawn to nature -- the constant in life that always brings me great happiness. I thought this blog would be a good place to keep the memories. Sunrise Over the Lake Sun Rising Over Lake Sutherland Beam Beam Somewhere Over the Rainbow Somewhere, Over the Rainbow. Our own (old) back yard. Little Finch Little Finch "Nevermore" "Nevermore". Lots of turkey vultures hanging out in Ramona, San Diego, CA. Wild Turkeys My Wild Turkeys Lizard Sunning Lizard Paints Paints Shades of Cool Shades of Cool Simple Beauty Simple Beauty Only the Sound of the Frogs Only the Sound of the Frogs Cabo San Lucas Cabo through Cacti Infinity Infinity Mexico Mexico Ahhhh.... Ahhhhh..... Utah, the Beautiful Utah, the Beautiful On a Golden Pond On a Golden Pond Gliding Gliding Bear Lake Bear Lake Mission Bay Mission Bay, San Diego "America's Finest City" "America's Finest City" - San Diego Wow WOW. Hawaii Turtle Bay Turtle Bay -- One of my favorite spots on Earth. Thanks for your indulgence! ~Shelly