Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I'm back!

Summer is suddenly over ... although the weather is sunny and bright, it no longer contains the heat that is summer.  Leaves are falling ... quietly drifting to the ground ... only making a noise when they crunch underfoot ...

So I am back to blogging, and hopefully on a much more regular basis!

This last summer is going down as one of the best in a decade ... my DD and I were constantly busy, constantly exploring and constantly having fun.

I have a new passion ... and that is being in the mountains around cattle country ... exploring on an atv ... oh the things you can see ... amazing ... and driving up high in the fresh air, you can smell everything ... each flower, the grass, the trees ... even the not so pleasant things like ... well ... droppings ....

Here's a few shots of the last trip we took to my Brother's cabin ... hopefully we will be back again next summer ...

 My Dear daughter and my niece ... wish flowers!
 a new horse ...
Artists live down the old highway ... their house is amazing ... such fab art can be found everywhere, like this shed adorned with skulls and birdhouses made from reclaimed wood and findings
 I made it up this scary huge hill .... i was totally excited!
 a lady bug visits my daughter ... she had many stories ....
 hide and seek in a fabulous aspen grove ...
riding on a ranch road ...
the girls tubing ... it was actually a game of battle tubes ... yeah it was a hard fought game but they had a blast!

And now, back to the routine that is the school.  So far DD is happy with her classes ... they actually had a farmers market up at the university today so DD came home with books and lots of lucious local fruit and veggies!

Thanks so much for the visit ... peace, love and paper y'all!!!

8 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

Jo I'd have to agree you really had the best summer ever! Loved all your photos! Sure hate to see it end. but something to really look forward to next year!

hugs Lynn

Izzy said...

Fabulous photos! I can see why you have a new passion :)

Ames said...

Wishing I could be there. Not going past the Mississippi this year. :(

Birgit said...

Jo,

What a lovely outing -- thanks for all the great photos you shared!

Thanks also for leaving some sweet comments on my blog -- so very much appreciated.

Of course, I would love to welcome you back to my blog. Currently, I even have two giveaways -- details are on the left sidebar of my blog.

Sunny greetings from Munich,
Birgit

Cheryl said...

A bit jealous of this wonderful area. That artists' shed is fantastic. My favorite picture is the hide & seek shot. So glad you've been out in the fresh air enjoying yourself. (Personally, I like the smell of farm animal poo.)

Did you know your word veri if back on? I wouldn't mind except Blogger has gone stark-raving mad with the new veri stuff making it almost impossible for humans to read.

Kathy said...

What great photos Jo! And, I know exactly what you mean about being up high and in the country. LOVE IT! Looks like you and your girl had a fabulous summer together. I'm glad I got to share some of it with you too :)

Annesphamily said...

Such a wonderful adventure! I love the art with the skulls and birdhouses! Amazing! I think you had a blast! Such fun and great shots to rmemebr it all!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love that shed with the skulls and birdhouses. the lady bug photo is great too.... I love so much the outdoors. I grew up with the ocean to the west and the forest right behind us. I spent many hours riding dirt bikes and hiking thru the woods....The sad thing is a lot of it is gone now.