Tuesday, August 27, 2013

License plates

On our trip to Colorado we saw many different car plates.  We decided to keep track of some of them. 
While looking at the list I noticed that I wrote in a comment that Kaiya made when Amber told her there was a lake.  


The Alluvial Fan waterfall at Rocky Mount Nat'l Park was definitely one of my favorite sites.  I could have watched and explored it for hours.  There is just something special about seeing the water cascade down.  Of course, I'm a rock person..love rocks of all sizes so I couldn't resist all the cool shots of rocks that I could take with my camera.  . . . And no I did not take a rock sample home with me.  I did buy some polished rocks at  the visitor center though. The fan and waterfall was created in the 80's I think by a very large flood caused by snow melt. 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

There's No Place Like Home

It is always wonderful to get a way for a while.  To see someplace different.  But I always find that after I am away from home I seem to appreciate home a little more.  The picture below was taken at Rocky Mountain National Park by Estes Colorado.  It was so wonderfully scenic and beautiful.  I enjoyed every moment....but then it was time to tap the ruby slippers and say, there's no place like home. Whether its a mountain , or the Oceanside, I will always savor the moments of relaxed realization of wonder I get from those places.  But seeing the daily beauty The Lord has surrounded my life with is the true wonder.  

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


In My World...rose for Mary.

Rocky Mountain High

Recently I went on a trip to Colorado with my daughter Amber, and two of her children Kaiya and Ezra.   
I learned several lessons along the way.   #1. Kaiya is in charge.  This little dynamo will definitely be a leader when she grows up because she will take on just about anything.  Kaiya (age 3) was a great helper in the back seat when Ezra (10 months) needed entertainment.  She also felt she had the power to rename the mountains on the drive to Estes..they were not mountains, they were fish.  Amazing confidence I would say...lol.  However, when we arrived at Estes she too was amazed at the "mountains". Each day we went outside she would say "look, I found mountains".  Again, that confidence came through, SHE found the mountains!...lesson #2 next post.

I'm back

Well hello world, I'm going to try my blogging again.  I have been away, for a break.  Partly because I now have an Ipad, and it did not allow me to post pictures.   So. hello world!