Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Birth of a forest fire

I can not tell you how many times  have seen a puff of smoke like this.  It almost looks like a puffy cloud, doesn't it?
 The puffy cloud just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

 That is how quickly these fires start and spread.  This was the Entiat that is still not 100% contained.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Whimsie -Have to have it.

Remember this?

 Store sample 

My version is here!

Being a good shopper I also spotted these plates.  This is the dessert size.  There is also a luncheon size plate and oh yes, cups. Not finished yet--canisters!  I can see just where this is going.   

Monday, July 7, 2014

Paradise--We have a problem

I love, love living here but there are times that things do not go to well.   Like this week-end when the hill by our house went up in a blaze.

 The roof top is the house across the street.

 We have a great department for handling these fires.

No homes were lost, thanks to the work of the fire crew.  Crews remain doing  clean up but people are allowed to go back to their homes.  It looks at this point it may have been illegal fireworks but then people were also shooting in that area.  

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Fouth of July from paradise

I wish you all a Happy and safe 4th of July.  We have rediscovered the joy of hiking in our wonderful paradise, what a beautiful country God has graced us with.

Great place for the kids.

 The roar of the water.

 The falls quiet for a bit, before their next deep fall.
 From the mountains to the desert, all right in my back yard. We can truly say America the beautiful.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer reading

Once upon a time, many years ago, I was a student.  As a student, our English teacher  thought when school dismissed for summer, that reading would be a good idea.  To some students she would assign books, others were left up to chose on their own.
That set in motion a life time habit of loving to read especially in the summer.
Summer reading means finding a shady spot and losing yourself for hours in the pages of times gone by.  

I happen to love OLD BOOKS, the older the 
 better. I was thrilled to find this book tucked away with some of our families old treasures.

 An inscription on the inside makes it a bit of a mystery.  Were these family friends? Were they family members?   I know my father was born in Chadron, Nebraska.  The date the book was gifted May 26th 1896.

Look at that price.  I am also looking at the beautiful hand writing.

 The pages are now yellowed and crisp and must be handled with great care.  Oh, How I love reading the pages, as they share so much history.

More about the author
Her home. I am just fascinated by this woman and feel so lucky to have one of her books.  I might need to collect more.