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Out of the Shadow Came Spring with a Glow!

Yes, it’s that time again! Scavenger Hunt Sunday. Go visit Ashley’s blog to see more scavenger hunt finds!

GLOW

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Can you see the glow in the flower?



OLD

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Oatman, Arizona is a very old town!  I’m reusing this photo because it’s the oldest thing I could find!



SHADOW

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Who is that following me?

SPRING

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Spring is definitely here

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Sparky had such a sweet happy smile!


Scavenger Hunt today, sightseeing and burros

Sharing with Ashley Sisk’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday and Sunny Simple Life.

OUTSIDE

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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.

CHATTERBOX

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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 😆

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COMFORT

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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

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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!

TREES

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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!




Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Outside, Backside, Little Things, A Cup of ….., and Reflect.  These are the words for today’s scavenger Hunt on Ashley Sisk’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday.

Outside

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There are a few bushes still blooming.  These little tiny flowers are outside in my backyard.

Backside – and – A Cup of….   

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Here’s my cup of java.

The other day I was looking up the alt keys for the copyright symbol and came across a website that was full of alt key shortcuts for many different symbols, and on the sidebar was a picture of a cup with all the alt key symbols on it. So I clicked on the cup and it took me to her Zazzle store and I thought, “Wow! This will solve my problem of always having to look up the symbols for copyright, parenthesis, and ½ plus more.  The cup had a sunflower on the other side but I already have a cup with a sunflower so, since you can customize these products, I downloaded a photo of a wild burro that I took back in 2007.

An aside story: Just this past week someone emailed me to let me know that my burrow’s name is Jackie.  She sent me some recent pixs of Jackie and there was absolutely no doubt that her photos and mine were the same burro!  She continued to inform me that when there are too many wild burros in Oatman, Arizona the True Innocents Equine Rescue comes out and takes a few back to their shelter in Riverside, California.  So I’m very proud to know my little burro has a name!  She is one of the most popular of my selling art work.  It really depends on which hand you hold the cup in whether the symbols are the backside or the frontside 🙂

Little Things

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Here’s a little shadowbox I put up in my fixed up spare room.  The little girl and birds were painted and glazed by my mother when she was taking a ceramic class in the 80s.

Reflect

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When I go into our newly refurbished spare room I reflect over the past year, how the unpleasant experience of a flooded bathroom, hallway and closet led to new vanities, walls, and tile floors.  It took almost five months before everything was completed but we have much to be thankful for – it could have been a lot worse and we were able to upgrade our house!

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Oatman, Arizona

Mountains just outside of Oatman, Arizona



Feed me! Feed me!

The wild burros are used to tourists feeding them carrots and apple slices  and eagerly stick their heads in the cars as they come in and out of town.

The town’s people are very protective of their wildlife and have put stickers on the baby burros that read: “Don’t Feed Me”…  Their digestive systems are not mature enough to be able to digest the fruits and vegetables the tourists feed their parents.

Getting ready for the Great Shoot out.

The Classy Ass Store

One of many souvenir/tourist shops in the small town of Oatman, Arizona

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The Wild Burros of Oatman, Arizona

The living ghost town of Oatman, Arizona is a fun town to go through – an hour or two should do it.  Most visitors get a kick out of the wild burros (hopefully not literally!)   They roam the street freely – sometimes holding up traffic, and sticking their heads in the cars to see if there are any carrots to be had.  The business owners sort of take care of the

burros, seeing that they get enough food and yet try to prevent the tourists from overfeeding them – especially food that they shouldn’t eat.  The baby burro can’t eat the same tourist food (carrots and apples) as the parents because of their sensitive stomachs – so the townfolk came up with the brilliant idea to put stickers on their foreheads: “STOP! Please don’t feed me”.