Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Castle Mountain MInes Museum


Now a ghost town.....Castle Dome was once a bustling industrial town housing 3000 people....
Restored buildings house authentic relics from the town’s past including old mining equipment, furniture and newspaper clippings.

A few open mines...
This area is about 10 miles off the main highway... I've always been attracted to the Castle Mountain.

The last few miles is a narrow gravel road...but the beauty of the desert is worth the drive!


Monday, February 1, 2016

Who would of thought....

We past this park many time in the last 5 years...never thought of stopping in...
 When we did .....who would of thought what was inside....
"Yuma Conservation Garden"...
It's 28 acres of garden featuring native Sonoran Desert plants...

Walking trails...duck pond.... desert tortoises....
 and a whole lot of antique farm machinery...






A wonderful place to visit!!


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Ornaments...

When we packed up last June... I got rid of a lot of Christmas Decorations....since we were not sure if we would own a house again I downsized.

I kept the decorations that were given or made for me..

I worked in the school for 15 years...I have a number of decorations from students...
One year when I was working my one daughter decorated the tree for me with ornaments she made..



  My oldest made a set of these ornaments for me...


Just a few of the ornaments I have kept and treasure...

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas things...

An apron made by a friend...in the 80's... it a beautiful apron that I have enjoyed yearly.. ( It's over 30 years old...does that make it vintage?)
This friend also made me a set of  napkins..

Love the embroidery on them! and I love using these each Christmas!!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Tree

Over the years...our custom is to have Christmas Oranges, Egg Nog and a box of Chocolates when we decorate our tree...
I see the oranges are missing this year!!... But the turtles are better than a box of chocolates...

But one thing ALWAYS stays the same...
Hubby puts the lights on the tree!!