Saturday, September 28, 2013

Random 5 Friday...

Linking with Nancy at A Rural Journal

1. Here it is Saturday evening and I'm doing my 'Random 5 Friday' post.... we are working hard to get the outside together before the snow comes so  my time is limited...

2. Sweet hubby got my clothesline up!!
 3. I love a clothesline...did you know that National Clothesline Day is April 19?? AND that happens to be my birthday..

4. Heavy Frost has come the last two nights.

5. Fall colours are starting...I don't like the cooler temperatures...and I do enjoy fall!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Craters of the Moon ...

We stopped and visited  Craters of the Moon in Idaho....
It was worth the visit....
 Different terrains...

Lava close up...
 You can hike up to the top of the volcano...
 The view from the top is spectacular!!
 Then you can walk out the the caves...there are three ...two you need flashlights...
 The one we visited had holes in the top so it had light...

 One of us has always worried about bats...they could get caught in your hair you know:))
 It was my first experience in a cave....
 And I think next time... I'll try one ...that is dark with a flashlight....
It was amazing....


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Reflections...

Driving in Wyoming... the beauty was breathtaking....

I snapped some 'drive by pictures' by Jackson Lake...






Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sky Watch...

Sky over Yellowstone National Park WY... September 2013

Jackson Hole WY

Or is it Jackson WY....when we were looking up the place, we could not figure out what kind  of town it was....but when we were arrived we fell in love with the authentic western town!
The center of town has two arches made from antelope antlers...
Boardwalks along the shops...
And a ski hill in your backyard if you want to visit in the winter!
The main reason for our trip to Jackson was to meet up with a fellow blogging friend
We had a wonderful lunch together!
And enjoying getting to know her better.
 Nancy had brought me a pair of the socks that she loves to knit!
They are so comfortable!! 
I love them, thank you Nancy....

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Yellowstone 2...

We ended up spending one more day at Yellowstone and visited the North end... it was new to us...and well worth the visit! So here are some pictures for you...
 A mountain...that roars...from all the  Numerous fumaroles
 We arrived at Mammoth Hot Springs...a very quaint area...


  This area has many terraces


I think this is one of my favourite areas!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Yellowstone

We're on a little getaway with a daughter and two grandson's....
I've been to Yellowstone 2 times before.... I wasn't going to worry about taking pictures...as I have so many....but I did...and I am still amazed at the beauty....the terrain....the history of this area....
 Where else can you see steam rising from the ground...

 Thermal pots...

 Bubbling Mud....

The Grand Canyon...

Bison...

I could go on and on with all the picture I took...  I have hundreds......but you really have to see it to see the real beauty of it all!!

I think we all had a wonderful time!!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Cascade Montana...

 It's a small little place just off of Highway 15....
 It is a beautiful place...
 Great for fishing!!
 Hiking if you desire...

A great little get away....

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Chalk Paint

For the past few months I have been busy painting furniture. I was introduced to "Chalk Paint"...and have enjoyed using it  and love the finished look and feel of the paint. It feels hard and silky smooth.

I make my own chalk paint... you can find recipes on the web... I used approx. 1/3 Plaster of Paris and 2/3 paint. After the project is complete I apply a paste wax to most of my projects.

My latest project was our bed frame.
I lightly sand the project and give it two coats of the Chalk Paint.
The last sanding I distress it...then wax it.
I have gone a little paint crazy...but each room will still have a natural wood piece in it!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Random 5 Friday

Linking with Nancy...

1.This is the first week for quite  a while that I can say...this week has been a long one..... can't figure out why it seems so long.

2. Beautiful weekend, we rafted down the river...it is quite the feat...we drop off our bikes...drive about 10 km to park our car, blow up our dingy...float for two hours...tie up our dingy..ride our bikes to the car...take the car and pick up dingy... It is a WONDERFUL day!!

3. We are not connected to the WEB... yet.. and not sure if we will....it's nice not to be connected to your computer....

4. Hubby has been working hard outside...things we were going to leave until next year have been started... the shed is started, the patio will be poured Monday, quotes on grass as coming in....a few trees have been planted and most important... my clothesline is almost ready!!! The inside is slowly getting organized...except all the stuff keeps moving to the 'next' room.

5. Welcome to my Kitchen Sink....

Have a great weekend!