Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Weekly Wednesday Wrap up

“Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.”
Margaret Mitchell
I really do need to post more than once a week as there is just too much going on in my life to capture it all in one short blog post once a week. It's just hard to always find the time to post. I am at least trying to maintain my Weekly Wednesday Wrap up.
Lets see what has been going on this week.
I took the time and cleaned out my greenhouse and replanted again. Going to try this now that the weather has started to cool down. Still trying to figure out how to grow things down here. Been a real challenge and learning experience. It's a lot more than just sticking seeds in the ground and watering here. You have definite pest control issues. Anything green seems to be fair game to the wild life around here.
Hence the green house.
So far everything is up and looking good. I have it set up to water everyday for me so when I can't be here to take care of the little darlings they won't suffer. Took some pictures of everything earlier. But haven't got them uploaded yet. Will post next posting.
We took our RV on a shake down cruise Friday -Sunday. We had a wonderful time. Figured out a few things that we needed to include to make life a little nicer. We spent the first night near Safford Az in a State park with all the hookups and such. It was the perfect spot to do our first night out with the RV. We enjoyed hiking around the little lake that was in the park.
We then took off to a more remote site near Clifton AZ. No power, no hookups. It did great. We did a little hiking on the Gila river but didn't wander too far as there were a lot of hunters in the area. So we stayed pretty close to the campground.
Sunday when we drove home Marv made my afternoon by stopping at the Arboretum in Superior. Oh it was lovely. Not a lot blooming this time a year. But a lovely oasis of green. I do have some picture for you.
The nice thing about my job is I can work anywhere. So I actually got a lot of crocheting done this weekend. Worked out the kinks on a new design. Worked on two long term projects also. Didn't finish anything but made good progress on all that I took with me. Also did a little sketching of ideas and some pattern writing. Love having my flash drive set up so I can work on any of my computers anyplace.  So a productive weekend.
Yesterday was my favorite Tuesday of the month. It was the crochet meeting up in Prescott, Az.  I am so glad I started going up there each month. They are such a great group. We had a great time. I taught a friend Irish crochet padding cords and she helped me get  acquainted with my Adobe Illustrator program. Some day I hope to be able to chart my designs. That's my goal anyways.
I am hoping to get a little time to play with the program tonight. Thank you Susan for you help. I am not worried about messing up too much with it now.
Well I have some pictures from last weekend to share.
Now isn't this a pleasant looking place to spend some time. This is at the Arboretum by the visitor center.
Loved the colors and the cool look.

The Gila River looking up at this lovely old bridge.

Pip giving his seal of approval to the whole weekend. He loved the trip.

Caught this shot of the snowy egret in flight. A bit blurry, but he wasn't hanging around for me to focus the camera.

Same Egret before he took off.

Our new toy. It's a small one. But just right for the 2 of us and pip.

Loved how the afternoon sun highlighted this flower. Taken at the Arboretum.

This little fellow I found on the side of the road. A little bit of color peaking out at me.

Taken near Rope lake. I wanted to capture these colors together.
A lot of the pictures I took this weekend were color studies.
Nature has a wonderful palette.

1 comment:

  1. Love the new RV - a great size. Beautiful pictures - the arboretum would have had me hanging out all day. Enchanting.