Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Yummin'

Pinterest has done it again!It has brought me a bit of sun when I need it most. Here is a group of photos of super yummy summer treats. I made this first treat a few days ago and oh boy...

So good.

Source: via Jennifer on Pinterest

Cheers to Summer! ;0) J

Just a few shots

This morning I was reminded that I have a blog and I need to post occasionally or my faithful readers will revolt! He he ;0)

So I am posting a few shots of happenings around here but I will be back with more soon. I have been sweeping chimneys like crazy and on those "sweepy" days I am beat, exhausted and have no desire to type or even think. On top of it my son has recently graduated High School and seems determined to drive me nuts! Why did I think things would be easier when he was out of school?! Even with all of this, and more I don't even want to bring up,I have been super crafty and I need to show you all what I have been doing. Until then check this out...

I posted about this table last November after we had a big snow storm and the snow piled up perfectly like a frosted cake. Well I didn't have room to store the poor old thing indoors so I just left it there where it stood all winter and figured it would be broken in the spring. I wasn't too attached to it anymore, although it was an amazingly well built table. Over the years I had painted it, decoupaged it and eventually it became a craft table and then it was put outside in the garden for our outdoor dinners and I used it a lot when I painted.

As the far above average amount of snow melted in the garden I would think about the table, "I wonder if the legs broke off" or "maybe it broke right in half down the middle?" I waited as the snow melted and watched. As the garden began to appear more and more I wondered "what happened to the table? I should be able to see it now!" I figured it must be broken flat on the ground. The middle and the legs must have broken in half. I did not in any way expect what really happened...

It sunk into the ground. About two feet of the table legs were perfectly pushed deep in the earth and the table was completely intact, the paint job ruined of course, but not broken at all. I had a mind to make big pillows to sit on and just go with it...go without chairs I mean but Hubby helped me pull it out.Whew... it was tight in there and a leg did break from the table and Hubs had to wiggle it out of the ground but it pushed right back into the table.No Problem! They sure don't make things like they used to, this table just won't die!

We went up to look at the local waterfall and here is a shot looking out over the town sitting amidst all those pines, looking toward Crowley Lake. It was a bit hazy that day...wildfires somewhere south.

Twin Lakes still had a bit of snow on it...

and finally here is the waterfall. I shot a sweet little movie of this moment with my handy camera but I can't seem to get it uploaded onto Blogger.

Sooo peaceful. Only birds twittering and the roar of the waterfall in the background. The campgrounds weren't open yet due to the Insane amount of snow we still have so there weren't many tourists either.
Our weather forecast for last night and today called for rain and snow...on June 28th! That is how crazy this winter/spring has been. I have lived here for 32 years and last winter was my biggest winter yet. I wonder what is coming next? It has been raining all night and this morning, and the mountains have are again covered in fresh snow so we are gonna go out and see some of the rivers swell. Can't sweep chimneys in the rain...rain, roofs and soot don't mix.

Have a great Day, J

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Baby Photos

Here are some fabulous photo ideas for a new baby and a couple great ones for a family photo shoot. My mind is reeling with ideas now.

Source: None via Melissa on Pinterest

Source: None via Edris on Pinterest

I love this one so much!

Amazing, I KNOW!

OK... I am Pinterested

I have just discovered Pinterest and I am hooked. Way too much time can be spent pinning I have found, and it's not like I need another reason to spend time on the computer. But just look at this...

Source: via Ruby on Pinterest

Genius isn't it. I love this idea. Look what else I found...

So sweet!

Source: None via Samantha on Pinterest

Do you see what I mean? There are some great ideas on Pinterest. I need to figure out a few things like getting pinterest photos onto blogger is a bit tricky and I had a problem with some sourcing but still... I am hooked.

Friday, June 10, 2011

I'd like to check you for Ticks (not)

On our latest adventure with Rugby we went down to the Owens River. This is a shot of the view to the south. The Sierra Nevada Mountains just go on and on. Here is the view to the north where the clouds went on and on. Oh... A very photogenic Goat posed for a scavenger hunt photo for me.
I needed a shot of a farm animal. I think he wanted to go home with us.

I also needed a photo of some tree branches and I found these gorgeous trees in a beautiful grassy area by the river.

I can't decide which photo I like better, with the sunbeams or without?

A sweet little wild rose in the softest pink.

This was a very nice spot...or so we thought.

Wandering through the brush I noticed the sting of a mosquito biting my hand and then my arm.

We found what seemed to be a nice picnic spot until right about here Rugby stopped having fun. I didn't know why until we found seven ticks on her that afternoon. Yuck. I have never seen one before and they are ugly suckers.

We got outta there Quick, and went shopping. ;0)

P.S. in case you are wondering, the title of this post is from a Brad Paisley song which has earwormed its way into my brain this week.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Lunchtime Discovery

We spent our lunchtime exploring in the Sherwin Creek area a few days ago and it turned out to be very interesting and a little creepy.
Rugby started off by watchin' out for critters...squirrels mainly.

She quickly turned her charms onto me and my lunch.Ahhh...the creek is nice. I love the sound, I love the smell, I love the cool air coming off the snow melt. "I am still sittin' pretty over here, a bit of that sandwich please."

"Daddy has crossed a bridge lets follow, Rugs."

Hey! I can do this all day if I have to!

Oh looky old cabin. I wonder if this little stove was used to heat water and cook food?

Deer Rest Lodge or Hanta Virus Haven? Someone put a lot of effort into this front door.

There is a cute little built in fireplace in the left corner.

To the right...

A tell tale signs of teen Solo cups litter the floor and there is some sort of foam stuffing in the "kitchen" area.
This place has potential during the day... but I bet it is super creepy at night. Let's go.

I wonder what lives in there? A woodpecker maybe?

a little flora...when these babies start blooming I start sneezing!

Today we are heading out on yet another little adventure so come visit soon. J