Friday, August 27, 2010

Summer Time boy do we enjoy the Summer Time!

Summertime is sweet and fleeting. We wait all year and then it's gone in a sunset... The dark nights of Winter arrive and we long for the warm carefree days of Summer once again.

The words listed above is a beautiful comment left by my Husband Glenn on my last post I just had to share it with you. Very nicely said Glenn!
This is my dinner when my husband and best friend  decide to have oysters for the main and only course for dinner. Yes as you can see it is a bowl of honey nut cheerios and a bloody mary.
Hence, a really big bowl of oysters:(

Here they are enjoying their dinner while I am getting some cereal out of the cupboard.  

Here is the 1st photo taken of my outdoor tub, I just love to soak my feet in the evenings. It is still a work in progress but we are getting closer everyday to having this project complete and then I will follow up with photos to show our outdoor bathing area.

I just have to show you the wild flower garden, what a pretty site to sit by and enjoy the evening after work. Glenn and I have new ideas for next year I can't wait to see how it turns out.

I would like to introduce you to Lincoln Edward the newest member to Glenn's oldest daughters home. He is our 2nd grandchild and both Glenn & I welcome him with open arms!
Big Sister Lucy is the apple of our eyes! She is going to be a wonderful big sister that is for sure.

Hope you enjoyed just a snap shot of our summer and I just know I will have more to talk about here real soon.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Summertime! Summertime!

I just love this time of year all my hard work is starting to pay off, visually that is.

Arbor is 2 years old this year the vine we planted last year really made great progress.

Hello Susan:)

The most perfect zucchini flower ever.

Hello to the 1st sunflower of the year! I can't wait to see the rest of the crop.

Perfect song on the radio

Sing along 'cause it's one we know

It's a smile, it's a kiss

It's a sip of wine, it's summertime

Sweet summertime

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Alvord Desert & The Steens Mountains

When you are out in the middle of no where, you should always read the signs:)

This was so deep and the color was incrediable, I could feel the heat rising onto my face when I was taking this photo.

Peeking in at Glenn while he was enjoying the Alvord Hot Springs, it was to hot outside for me, but this rustic structure and the bathing is all the make up for a good time.

If your not careful someone might just take your hat and sunglasses, something you definitely need in this area on a hot summer day.

The Steens Mountain Range, need I say more, WOW!

Here we are heading to the top summit of the Steens gets a little warm at 9000 ft. That is for sure but I see snow in the distance.

Oh, this is funny to get to the alvord desert you take a gravel road for approx. 45 miles at the end of the gravel rode is Fields Oregon where the cafe there is known for their famous milk shakes. Yes we both had one:) If you look closely you can see an air plane taking off to the right. Yes out in the back country the county roads are also the run way and if you didn't know it Air Planes have the right-a-way. Good Times!

scary big, for no water except hot springs about every 20 miles.

This photo is fun to me because I use to work with a Guy who would say, "why do you choose to follow Glenn to those far reach places"?  This photo shows I am doing just that follow Glenn to the edge of the earth (it felt like).

Glenn taking the Jeep out on the desert floor, not sand but alkali, dusty that is for sure.

Hot feet!

You do what you can to stay cool.

I don't like it when Glenn lays over the edge of  glacier cliffs  just to get a good photo, doesn't it look like he is going to roll off the side.

Cold feet! Finally some relief from the heat.

Just can't get enough of the wild flowers.
Alkali  dust storm off in the distance, incredible.

Crystal Crane Hot springs, there is nothing better then jumping into the pond 1st thing in the morning when you wake up.  The pond is a cool 103 degrees on an average this is utopia.

Hope you enjoyed this trip via my blog as much as we did in real life.
 Until next time, Betty