Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NEW TRAVEL PLANS AFOOT:))

DSC_8638

NEIGHBOR’S FLOWER GARDEN

These are difficult days for a blog writer like myself.  With not a lot going on it is difficult & quite a challenge to come with something creatively different let alone interesting each day & that includes photos.  I know ‘I don’t have to write a post every day’ but my problem is that ‘I want to write a post every day’.  It’s an outlet for me, it’s my entertainment if you will & it’s my way of communicating with folks.  And above all it’s my favorite hobby:))

DSC_8630

GAMBLE’S QUAIL IN ONE OF OUR MESQUITE TREES

Couldn’t believe how warm it was already when I stepped out the door about 8 a.m.  Knew right away we were going to have ourselves a hot day.  With no A/C in the Jeep we knew we wouldn’t be going too far:((

DSC_8695

CURVE BILL THRASHER

Mike brought our Jeep’s back seat back today.   Janna & Mike had borrowed it when they had company last week.  Today they are headed over to Salome for a weeks ATV’ing with a group of friends.

DSC_8685

I’M HOPING OUR FLOWER GARDENS WILL SOMEDAY LOOK AS NICE AS OUR NEIGHBORS

Sitting on our front porch this morning talking about this & that I’ll be darned if we didn’t just up & hatch ourselves a whole new set of travel plans.  Looks like northern Arizona & eastern Utah with a stop at the Grand Canyon are back up on the drawing board again.  And we may be rolling out shortly:))))))

DSC_8620

GROANER’S CORNER:(( Johnny was at his first day of school. The teacher advised the class that each school day starts with the Pledge of Allegiance and instructed them to put their right hand over their heart and repeat after him.  As he starts the recitation he looks around the room, "I pledge allegiance... to the flag..." When his eyes fell on Johnny he found he had his hand over the right cheek of his buttocks.  "Johnny, I will not continue till you put you hand over your heart."  Johnny replied, "It is over my heart."  After several attempts to get Johnny to put his hand over his heart the teacher asked, "Why do you think that is your heart?"  "Because every time my Grandma comes to visit she pats me there and says, 'Bless your little heart,' and my Grandma wouldn't lie."

21 comments:

  1. Al anything you take a picture of is always fabulous. Love that Quail and the thrasher. Sounds like a great trip you have planned as you mosey on back to Bayfield.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Going sight seeing, huh! Good for you guys and hopefully it will be cooler!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sometimes the best laid plans fall apart..but better ones come about!

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh wow, can hardly wait to see the pictures to come from what you see on the way! Safe travels and enjoy!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh Al, I hate to be attached to anything because it is just silly, but I do so want to see you hit Canyon Country in Southern Utah. It is just such an incredible place. You are going to love it. It is my favorite place on the planet actually. the best.

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's always fun to change plans at the last minute. Keeps life interesting!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Well, it won't be hot up that way!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I like elastic plans. It will definitely be cooler in that part of canyon lands. Nice and warm around Q today. Should be back in Yarnell tomorrow. Unless my plans change. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  9. That sounds like a good travel plan, and you can just take your time rolling home as the weather here warms up.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I don't know if you're like me, but once we have a plan I'm ready to hit the road... now. Even if I know the plans could change on a daily basis... Maybe we're all just tired of winter ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Al, enjoy Utah! It is one of my favorite places.

    Glad to see you are going to hit the road early and take your time headed home. Last time I checked at our place near Ann Arbor, they still had some of the white stuff on the ground. I think we will stay put in SW Florida just a little while longer! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  12. It's always nice to have neighbors with a beautiful yard. I appreciate their efforts and am inspired to emulate them. Love your quail, they're so pretty. When it's time to go, it's time to go!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love Utah! We can't head north until the middle of April so I'm sure we will miss you. Sounds like a great trip you are planning...isnt planning the route so much fun?

    ReplyDelete
  14. That should be a great trip. Can't wait to see your photos of that area.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Looking forward to your posts. We plan on going that way in late April, early May.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Al, we love your pictures sooo much that if you are ever stuck for writing a blog, just dig in your files and pull out some pictures. That will keep us VERY happy!
    KarenInTheWoods and Steveio
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

    ReplyDelete
  17. Can't wait to see your pictures - they are always wonderful! You have picked a very scenic route.

    arlonHboozer.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Exciting to think about heading out and seeing some new places on the way home. I thought Utah was a photographer's dream, such beautiful mountains and landscapes and colors there.

    Great bird photos, I love the neighbor's Poppies. And I'll bet your garden will end up looking even better than your neighbor's. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. I wouldn't go to the Grand canyon too early. It's often extremely cold there. Remember the rim is 6000+ feet high over sea level.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Al, your photography is so exceptional its a joy to read your blog and see your photos everyday. That you share your thoughts and life is pretty special too. I am looking forward to seeing what you can do with the Grand Canyon....I think, it will be very special to see your viewpoint of such an iconic photographed place.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love the pictures today, Al. Next year you will have flowers just as pretty as your neighbors. Lovely pictures of the Quail and Thrasher, also. Plans are meant to change, sounds like your changes will be jun.

    ReplyDelete

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.