Thursday, April 23, 2009

Route 66 in the Mojave - tell me Thursday

Last Spring our family took a trip west to see the desert in bloom. We also took the time to revisit some Route 66 sites on the way. It was a great trip and I took lots of photos. Last year I wrote a post about the beautiful desert wild flowers that were everywhere.
Yesterday's Wordless Wednesday photo was taken on Route 66 just outside of the Mojave Desert Preserve in a town called Goffs. This small town is kept alive by the Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural Association and historian Dennis G. Casebier. A visit to the School House during one of their open houses is something I have yet to do, but is on my list of must. The group has not only helped this small railroad town, but many of the towns that Route 66 flows though along with other historical sites throughout the desert.
My photo is of the mailboxes along the road. In the background you can see the train as it comes though. I like the image in black and white too.

Here I'm also including a photo of the now closed Goffs Store building. Enjoy

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Just a Quick Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all my family, friends, and readers. I hope your having a wonderful holiday weekend and have had time to spend some special time with your family.

We spent today coloring eggs together and getting ready for tomorrow. My daughter is a great little helper and she had to help me make the potatoes au gratin for tomorrow's dinner. We are celebrating the day with friends whom also don't have extended family in the area. It should be lots of fun, but a bit busy since I said yes to brunch and dinner.

I though I would share with you some of the eggs we made this year. My daughter only wanted four dye colors and really enjoyed coloring on them. Daddy made a southwestern(ish) looking one, and mine have flowers and poke a dots.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tell me Thursday - Spring Snow Day, Yea!

These photos are actually from Friday. We woke up to spring snow storm that left about 4-5 inches of snow. Just when we thought spring had arrived our world went white again.

It was beautiful and spring was still shining though. It only took two days to melt, but the weather has been cold ever since. Luckily, while my husband is stuck at home working over my daughter's spring brake, I have escaped west to visit family and friends in Kingman AZ.

Yesterday I posted my favorite photo from that day. I thought that buds of the cherry tree flowers were a beautiful expression of how spring was almost here, but the snow (just slightly melting) expressed the last of winter's cold. March this year did not go out like a lamb, but rather went out like a lion. But in the west all spring the wind blows fierce, no matter the temperature. So much for those childhood rhymes.
Here are more lovely photos of our Spring Snow Day, Yea!!

more great quotes

Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
- Salvador Dali

Living is more a question of what one spends than what one makes.
-Marcel Duchamp