The week started off with the celebration of Father's Day around here. We all had a terrific time, but I regret that I did not get more photos. Does everyone else get so busy entertaining that they forget to grab the camera? The weather was lovely for eating dinner outside.
|# 3 son with Gipe. Gipe is a family pet who is constantly on someones shirt for the ride. This little guy is unbelievably tame. I think he needs to be in commercials for dry skin!!!|
The strawberries are getting towards the end so it was a good time to make jam. Our daughter came over on Tuesday and we put up six batches of jam. It is so yummy.
DH and I took a short road trip to Wyoming this week as well. We both love getting in the car and hitting the back roads, using the Interstates only when necessary for time crunches. One of our favorite states to drive through has always been Utah. I love the red rocks, their spectacular canyons and the numerous streams and rivers. Someday I would love to try the fly fishing that we always see as we drive.
|A lavender farm that we passed along the way.|
The morning we left Wyoming it was 28* (at 4:30 a.m.). We drove straight through that day passing through Las Vegas with temps at 110*+ and arriving home to 68*. The fluctuations in temperatures are amazing. The many hours in the car provided me time to work on some cross stitch. It doesn't look like much yet since I have just begun, but I will share it with you as I progress on it.
I have to share a picture of the freeway in Las Vegas. They have been working on it for years and I think it is probably some of the most beautiful designs in roads that I have ever seen. Unfortunately, the cars kept getting in my way as I was trying to snap pictures, but they have the most spectacular displays of large iron sculptures - wild mustangs, big horn sheep, tortoises, etc. They are all set in a very desert landscape with rocks and cacti. One doesn't even mind being in a traffic jam because there is so much to see.
Our quail families have emerged with their babies in tow this week. The parents are so good. Unfortunately, they have demolished the cantaloupe and one new corn patch.
|There are two families here - one set of babies is a bit bigger than the other.|
|One of our yellow orioles here for the summer. I believe it is a Hooded Oriole.|
I've had a bit of time to work on catching up with my Takes 2 blocks this week. I am still way behind, but I am getting there.
This week I want to make a table topper that I saw with some patriotic fabrics that I won from Inchworm Fabric's giveaway last week. They arrived this week and they are just perfect. Hopefully, I can show it to you in my next post - all finished.