Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Peek into my Day . . . My Menagery . . .

Yesterday was  just one of those lazy, very hazy, because of all the wildfires days.  I was sitting on the patio with my husband last night, taking pictures of this and that, and just thought I'd share a few of those moments with you . . . my goodness, you'd think I lived on a farm!










 I love lazy days.

Hugs and Love,

Barb

p.s.  Just a side note.  I put music on my blog.  If you prefer not to listen, go to the bottom of the page and push pause on the blue bar.  If you are using your phone or tablet, it won't play.  Let me know if you like it, or if you think it's just annoying.  XOXO

Friday, July 21, 2017

Garden of Eatin' . . .


"In every gardener, there is a child who believes in a seed fairy."
~Robert Brault~

Last night my son sent us a photo of their garden...oh my goodness, it was beautiful!  It had been a while since we were at their house, so we got in the car and off we went to see this beautiful garden of eatin'! They just bought their home last fall, so this is the first year they have had a garden.  I could not believe how big it was - just gorgeous, and I was the lucky recipient of, cucumbers, zucchini, beets and a beautiful red onion!




 Of course this morning I made cucumber salad, yum!  I don't know about you, but this has always been a staple in our house during the summer, we love it.

Cucumber Salad

2-4 cucumbers depending on how big they are
1 large onion
1 cup vinegar (I like apple cider vinegar)
3/4 cup sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Mix together and enjoy!  I always put in more onion, because that's just how I roll!

I couldn't resist these fun photos of, Brody with his cat, Mr. Meowgee.  This guy was a stray, who adopted them and they fell in love with him.  I would say he is brody's cat . . . they speak the same language.




Of course I couldn't resist taking a picture of the beautiful sunset from their front yard . . .

Have a great week-end!!

Hugs and Love,
Barb

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Camping . . .

Hi everyone!  It looks like this is my norm, but, I hope everyone just hangs in there with me until I can figure out how to get back into blogging . . . more than once every two months!

We went camping with my daughter and her husband the week after the 4th of July, and I guess it was just what I needed to get me inspired, it was just so beautiful!


We had no more parked our trailer and set up when another trailer came up the road.  Now, this is the only camping spot on this road, so we were a little worried.  They kept coming, and coming, until there were at least 20 trailers and at least 130 people parked right next to us!  It was a little crazy, but I was just amazed that they were able to get that many family members together for a reunion, and they have been camping in this spot for 22 years!  They actually wanted our spot, but we beat them to it.  The early bird gets the worm!


All we could do was make the best of it . . . they were great neighbors!  This was just a few of the trailers that made their way to the camp.  The more the merrier . . . right?

The sunsets were just amazing!  My granddaughter and I took hundreds of pictures of the sunsets every night.  I can't even tell you how gorgeous they were, the photos don't even do these beautiful sunsets justice!







Besides enjoying the sunsets,  we just visited, swatted at flies and mosquitoes, and ate wonderful food . . . you have to have wonderful food when you go camping, right?  


My two sweet girls in the hammock.  






The wild flowers were so pretty, and I know they won't last too long with the hot temps here in the Idaho.  Can you tell I love, Lupine!

Almost every tree in this area was just covered with moss!  It was very beautiful, and really fun to take pictures of!




On Saturday, we decided to go for a ride, up along the, Continental Divide, oh my, it was beautiful!


I love these next photos of my grands and their mom and dad . . . love, love them!  My, Cole Dog is in these pictures as well . . . we love him too.





My poor, Cole is getting old, but he loves to go camping!




I almost forgot to add this picture of a few Antelope we saw.  This was the only wildlife that we saw the whole week.  I'm just glad we didn't see a bear . . . we were in bear country, and more than one, Grizzly has been spotted in this area . . . eeeekkkk!


So long until next time . . . which will be in a few weeks!  We are going on our annual camping trip with the whole family!  I better get busy!

XOXO,

Barb