Monday, May 30, 2011
I found a nice spot for us to sit and listen to the music.
Someone else liked our spot as well.
In front of us, it took three people to change this baby's diaper, while a little girl reading a book didn't seem to be bothered at all.
Behind us, some young folks were enjoying a quinceañera.
The young lady looked like a princess.
We enjoyed the food,
and the people-watching, while listening to some really great music!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Sadly, next week is the last week of school and I will miss those little folks. They keep me young. So young, in fact, that a couple of them thought I was in high school! (I graduated from hs in 1971) I'm not reminding myself that they lump together everyone in high school and beyond and label all of us as "old people!" :-)
This past Monday they gave me a card that they all had signed. What a treasure!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Never Let Go of Hope
you will see
that it all
has finally come together.
What you have
always wished for
has finally come to be.
You will look back
and laugh at what has passed
and you will ask yourself,
"How did I get through all of that?"
never let go of hope.
never quit dreaming.
never let love
depart from your life.
Poet: Jancarl Campi
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
~ Herman Melville
We headed out on Midland, which is the road across the river from us. Fortunately, one of the two bridges across is right by our home. I thought I would take DH on the Red Mountain Trail that I had hiked on this past winter with my hiking buddy. (Who, by the way, is spending this month hiking across the state of New Mexico!) A very nice lady was gardening in her yard near the start of the trail and pointed us in the general direction. However, a few minutes later when things didn't look familiar to me we asked some young mountain bikers if we were headed correctly, and they told us we weren't.
Fearing that we'd get into something we might regret, I thought it prudent to just forget about this hike and head back to town until I got a map. The nice lady from earlier asked us if we'd found the trail and when we said, "No," she proceeded to take us to the trailhead herself! A little hiking angel. And, by the way, the part she took us on turned out to be the steepest of the whole trail. What a sweet lady.
A sweet sign on a bench we passed.
Near the start of the trail.
The usual warning sign. Today, even more important:
The bears are back!
Beautiful views and a little stream.
The area we were hiking was burned in a terrible fire about nine years ago but is coming back to life. Most, if not all, of the trees were destroyed, and what remains are charred.
Made it back home before the afternoon thunderstorm!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King, Jr
UPDATE:"The trouble with quotes over the Internet is that you never know if they are genuine." - Abraham Lincoln