Cousin Ardell and I took a short vacation at Wabasha, MN the end of July. This is a barn with a quilt that we saw on the way home. We saw a lot of other barns with quilts too. I'll be sharing them on Mondays with Amy at http://rosestreetreflections.blogspot.ca/.
that I am still alive on this planet. I never meant to be gone for over 3 months. It was supposed to be 2 or 3 weeks so I could get my house cleaned and gardening done. That didn't happen. I guess I just lost all my enthusiasm for blogging. I did write a post almost every day in my head but it didn't get into the computer. I mostly read and went swimming, plus a few trips to Mayo Clinic in Rochester for doctor appointments. Finally found a doctor willing to do the surgery to remove 3 cancerous nodules in my neck. Had the surgery September 30th and all went well. What a relief to get that over with.
We have been having some beautiful fall weather with warm temps and gorgeous trees. Here are a couple of pictures of my back yard. Most of the leaves here are already on the ground
And some of the trees around town.
I hope you all had a great summer and are having a wonderful fall. I promise not to be away for so long again and will get around to visiting you all soon,
I have a variety of photos for you today so I thought I would participate in several memes .
1. First off is a fence near the stables at the place we stayed at in the Black Hills
2. Next are some of the critters horses that people staying there could ride.
3. Here are a couple of photos from my daughter's wedding last Saturday evening at a golf course.
My daughter and her new husband right after the ceremony.
My son-in-law with his new family...my daughter and her two kids. The kids stood up with them. Notice the shoes flip flops the guys are wearing. He said he would only wear a suit if he could wear his flip flops. :0)
4. While I was in the Black Hills most of my peonies bloomed. This one was a little later so I got a good picture of it.
5. Last but not least, I won TexWisGirl's colored pencil drawing for June. It arrived in the mail today!
Doesn't she do the most magnificent work with colored pencils. The wood duck has landed in my kitchen, but I think he will find his way to my computer room above the desk.
She also sent me this cute little card with one of her drawings of a humming bird.
Sorry I haven't been posting or visiting much. Time just sees to get away from me. I will be posting more photos of the Black Hills and my daughter's wedding soon. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.
See you next time
ps I'm having a little trouble with those 2 horses. They don't want to be centered in the middle of the page
That is the slogan for the South Dakota tourism. Here are the great faces. Well I can't say the one in front is so great. :-)
This is what you see when you walk in from the parking lot. It is known as the Avenue of Flags representing the 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
A closer look a the faces.
This shot was taken at night during the lighting ceremony. It was very impressive. They showed a short video of how the faces were carved into the mountain. Afterwards they called all the service men and women in the audience to come down and give their name and which branch of the service they served in. There were about 40 people who came down.
You can read about the history of Mt. Rushmore here .
I will be showing more pictures from the Black Hills and the Bad Lands as I get them edited.
Thanks for all your kind comments on my last post. Have a great week and I'll see you next time.
That's been the words to live by this week as we have had a very rainy, stormy week in Minnesota. Not so much where I live (other than the 5 inches last Sat) but many places have received 10 or 12 inches of rain or more. And there is flooding in many parts of the state.
One evening as the clouds were pulling away and the sun was setting it created a very orange sky and colorful clouds.
On the way to my hair appointment I spotted this rusty old car among the wild phlox. I thought they made a pretty background for the old car. I'm thinking it is a 1968 Plymouth. Does anyone know for sure?
I haven't posted anything for 3 weeks and I haven't been around commenting. Life has just been busy.
I was back at Mayo Clinic. Nothing has been done yet about the thyroid cancer. We are going to watch it for 3 months and see if it grows. Then make a decision as to how to proceed with treatment. I am feeling fine.
Not sure how much I'll be posting this summer. Lots going on with a trip to the Black Hills, my daughter's wedding, gardening, replenishing my booth, etc. etc.
Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you next time