and Audra's puppy, Dutch, gives the best puppy kisses of them all!
Have a beautiful weekend!
I know, I know...everyone in town is sneezing their fool heads
off...but you have to admit, our rather rainy year has produced the most
abundant crop of sunflowers! Flagstaff is so beautiful right
That's right outside of Continental Country Club last night.
Beautiful purple flowers seem to grow with the sunflowers, making them
even more beautiful.
This one was taken this morning at Buffalo Park. So pretty!
Both photos were taken on my phone...so not perfect...but I
hope they convey to you how beautiful they are! Ok, one more...I
just can't help myself! (ahchoo!)
We had a wonderful visit to Colorado with our friends Bill & Jody
a few weeks ago. Jody works for the city & showed us how they
have really revitalized downtown Grand Junction. From January to
May, the city tore up 1/2 the streets & sidewalks &
re-constructed them to feature all sorts of nifty things: a place
for kids to play, water fountains, trash cans & some amazing
art. This amazing art can be purchased...some for the low, low
price of around $20,000. Let me take 2! Anyway, I took some
photos along the way of what I thought was interesting. Enjoy!
Rumor is that this bar is "straight before eight". Cool either
way. I love the vintage sign! I'm sure there was a time that
people wanted them to update their look, but hey, what's old is new
again & it's perfectly retro now!
little screaming people are carved into the whole building. Can
you believe that? I don't think that everyone sees them as
screaming people...I, however, would not be able to work in a building
that had them.
wait to scrapbook these! And although I find the screaming faces
quite unsettling, I also have visions of printing that photo really
big...almost background big for the base of my page....we'll see what
Four Corners, August 1973. That makes me 6. (I'm diggin' my outfit! And check out those classic cars!)
Four Corners, August 2010. (I definitely see a scrapbook page here!)
you ever been to Four Corners? It's where Arizona, Utah, Colorado
& New Mexico meet. There has been some controversy in the
past couple of years that it's in the wrong spot. You can read the
Navajo Nations position on it here. Really, it didn't matter to me that I may not actually be standing on the spot. I just knew that I had this photo of me as a little girl standing there & I wanted one of me as an adult.
funny, but this little road trip my husband & I took has kind of
unleashed a desire in me that I've never had before. I've realized
that I spend too much time wishing I'd done something or gone somewhere
& not enough time doing it or going there. Enough of
that! I have things to do & places to go! No more
We have a book at the store for bored husbands to read
while their wives shop called "Weird Arizona". It's filled with
folklore, tales & stories, as well as some rather odd places in
Arizona. It's pretty entertaining. (We don't sell it, you
can find it at Barnes & Noble.)
We've (ok, I've
helped us decide) that we're going to visit all of the places in the
book. Each & everyone of them that you can reasonably get
to. I'm taking my book to Kinko's to have the spine cut off &
I'm binding it with a really big springy thing (the word is alluding me
at the moment...but I want the pages to be able to flip all the way
around to the back). As we visit each of the places in the book,
we're adding our own photos & memories to the pages. So it's
like a traveling scrapbook! I cannot wait! And hey, when the
Arizona book is done, then I want to do this one, too:
(I love clouds!)
Have a great weekend! Make sure to scrapbook!