Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
We kept our eyes open for bears and mountain lions, of course! I love the sign that tells you what to do if you encounter a bear or mountain lion:
*Do not run, scream or turn your back.
*Make yourself look as large as possible
*Put children between adults
*Speak firmly and back away slowly
*If attacked, fight back
Thankfully, we saw none, but we did see:
some interesting fungus
a rufous-sided towhee
and the eastern plains
We decided against breakfast at the Chautauqua Dining Hall because who wants to carry a tray of buffet food AFTER you've hiked? So we ended up at The Buff. Yummy as usual, and we were so hungry I forgot to take a picture of our wonderful food. So, here is the end of our breakfast, and it was only 9 AM! We still had a whole day ahead of us. Can't beat that!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
"....gazing through 240,000 miles of space toward the stars and the planet from which I had come, I suddenly experienced the universe as intelligent, loving, harmonious. ... My view of our planet was a glimpse of divinity." ~ Edgar Mitchell ~
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Today we had an interesting walk to town.
First we saw this warning sign:
With temps in the high 80s, that's hard to believe.
Then we saw a very color coordinated young man:
Shirt, shoes, and shopping bag!
But then we saw the most amazing tall tree walking slowly down Pearl: Click on the photos to enlarge and see the detail! And check out the folks who seem totally unaware.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Yes folks, a new feature on Bella begins today. Thankful Thursdays. Just what am I thankful for? Lately I have tended to thinking of all things horrible, bad, unfair, and this does me (and anyone near me) NO GOOD! Every day I shall think of things for which I'm grateful and then once a week I shall report on some of these and hopefully this will eventually pull me out of the rut of despair.
This week I am thankful for a loving family, great friends and reconnecting with old friends by finally breaking down and joining Facebook.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
A set of four handmade all-occasion cards to the one who is the earliest to correctly identify the most photos by 1 am, eastern time zone, July 14, 2009 --- and no fair participating if you were ON the trip!