Me thinks this will qualify for Orange You Glad It’s Friday. My son, future daughter-in-law and I visited the Grand Canyon this week. I’ve lived in Arizona for sixteen years and this is my first time visiting the Grand Canyon! Has that ever happened to you – visiting some tourist attraction in your town when some of your relatives or friends come into town even though you’ve lived in said town for many years and never gotten around to seeing one of the main attractions in your state!
The Grand Canyon is absolutely awesome! Spectacular views in every direction. Unfortunately, the altitude affected me and I probably won’t venture to high heights again since it’s the second time I’ve succumbed to altitude sickness.
We had lunch at the Colorado Belle in Laughlin, Nevada. There is a moat around the front of the Colorado Belle and its loaded with Koi! You can feed the fish for a quarter’s worth of fish food – which creates a feeding frenzy which even the ducks like to participate in!
Since it has just turned Saturday here is a beautiful pink flower for Pink Saturday
Yes, it’s that time again! Scavenger Hunt Sunday. Go visit Ashley’s blog to see more scavenger hunt finds!
Can you see the glow in the flower?
Oatman, Arizona is a very old town! I’m reusing this photo because it’s the oldest thing I could find!
Who is that following me?
Spring is definitely here
Sparky had such a sweet happy smile!
Here are some beautiful origami rosebuds and a swan that our grand-daughter, Melissa, made while visiting us. She made them in about ten-fifteen minutes – voila`! Amazing!
And here is some succulent pineapple slices and strawberries served at my lady’s group -
And day lilies and snapdragons
Clouds shift, shape and form
dogs and cats, ducks and squirrels
Sharing with Sensational Haiku Wednesday!
We had visitors this week and took them to see Oatman, Arizona, an old gold mining town, considered to be a ghost town, located on historic route 66. The main drag is about two blocks long and is lined with souvenir shops, a few restaurants, and one old hotel where Clark Gable and Carole Lombard spent their honeymoon in 1939. There are plenty of wild burro wandering around, looking for handouts from the tourist, who feed them apples or carrots. The baby burros have stickers on their foreheads reading, “STOP! ”Don’t Feed Me”. I was told by a local that the baby burro’s digestive system cannot handle this kind of food yet.
Now, this is a far stretch – one of the wild burros stuck his head in our car just as we were fixing to drive out of town and DH and he started chatting like crazy, I mean, they were really chatterboxes! They both chatted so much they decided they’d take a little snooze
This is from my archives. Two baby bunnies giving each other comfort. I found them in the middle of my backyard around three-thirty in the morning. The mother must have been moving them from one location to another when I happened to come outside for my dog’s last pit stop before turning in.
IN THE KITCHEN
Now, this kitchen may seem cluttered, but being that it’s my kitchen, it’s remarkably uncluttered! That’s what happens when company comes – some of the clutter disappears. But feeling so good having it look bright and airy, I thought I would share some pixs with you. Oh, note the electronics in one of the pixs along the side wall next to the refrig. I spend practically 24/7 in the kitchen, watching TV while I multi-task on the computer. And then some times I even cook!
These are my neighbor’s tree with branches hanging over on my side, so I was able to get some macros of the flower blossoms – allergyville! But pretty nonetheless.
Hope you have enjoyed the scavenger hunt today!
Sharing my bright orange oranges with Orange You Glad It’s Friday. Visit Maria for more touches of Orange!
It’s hard for me to speak openly about my private life but haiku to the rescue! The word for Sensational Haiku Wednesday is Active. Try your hand at writing haiku – visit Jenn’s Sensational Haiku Wednesday and add yours!
Her mind is active
And her body just won’t quit
Busy, so busy
New thoughts going round and round
Where will they take me?
A new season comes
Future horizons beckon
Where will they lead me?
- Times Haiku, A Collection of Haiku Found in ‘The New York Times’ (laughingsquid.com)
Wishing my fellow bloggers a Blessed Easter!
Assorted garden lettuce
Couple baby carrots (tiny ones)
Snipped garlic chives
Baby pea pods
Nasturtium leaves and a flower or two
Lawry’s garlic powder
Minced onion bits
Use kitchen shears to cut up carrots, chives, and nasturtium leaves. Throw pea pods in whole and slice kohlrabi in thin slivers. Toss with small amount of honey-dijon dressing. Awesome!
Here are some related articles and photos on gardening and nasturtiums.
Green leaves so soft, so bright, so tender,
Emerging in the first blush of spring,
Bringing forth the newness of life,
So fragile, so frail, ever so gentle
With the first bloom of life,
Just waiting to strengthen their
Sensitive young growth into glowing
Strong armours of emerald delights,
Swaying amidst the elements of love,
Both seen and unseen, sharing with nature
The joys of being.
I decided to hang a few birdhouses in the backyard, but didn’t have the right hanger, so in the meantime set them on top of the hot tub cover and filled them with some bird seed. It turned out to be the perfect place for them – we could enjoy watching them while sitting in the kitchen. And Sunny, our cat, is amazing! She will spot a bird feeding from way in the family room, jump onto the back of the couch, leap over to the love seat, top of the love seat and down into the windowsill which is about six feet from the hot tub. She runs as fast as a roadrunner! Then she sits (sets?) there swishing her tail, making chattering sounds. I’m sure the birds can see her but guess they realize they are safe as long as Sunny is behind the glass.
So far there have been two different species feeding – a pair of mourning doves and a few small grayish-brown birds with black masks (I used to know the name but can’t remember).
While I was taking macro shots of the orange blossoms I spied this cute tiny creature – I call them jumping spiders because they take flying leaps from one place to another. It’s a fuzzy spider and is about the size of half of your little pinky nail.