Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Mountain Climbers...

In the distance.... the mountain was covered with climbers...can you see one of them?

Monday, January 30, 2017

Desert Botanical Conservatory

Interesting Finds as we walked around this area....
 Old Man of the Andes (from Argentina)
 Crested Whortleberry Cactus
 My favourite Cacti.... Saguaro..... with a cool top!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Desert Drive

A short drive away... we took a ride into the California desert...

We hiked around... and I even collected rocks!!

Not sure who lives in this hole? Groundhog or rabbit maybe?

We continued down the road...
At one time we had ground on either side of us...
We sat here and had a snack...

Had to take a picture of the remains of this ghost town?....

The only thing we saw were Boondockers up by the mountains:)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Quartzsite


Quartzsite is about 1 hour north of where we live when we are down south. We pass through every year...but have never stop. We made a trip there on the weekend to visit the market.
What we didn't know was that there are 4 market sites, with over 800 Vendors that are open every day during the months of January and February. It's a booming little town during those months.

After an hour and a half...we hadn't even finished one market place... We will save the rest for another year!:)
Products from Mexico..
Lots of hardware.... and stuff...
Piles of rocks, crystal and stones!!!
Cute models for Dog Hats! Yes they were all sleeping!!
Antiques

Other Cool things we saw...

One Vendor made their Ice Cream on site!.... Very Cool!

 One of the  many 'campers' we saw!
 Many ATV's in the streets....
A great way to carry the wares you buy!!
My one purchase!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Iceberg Lettuce Field

Picking Machine was parked by the side...
They were on break...but then started working...

It's hard to see...but the heads of lettuce were popping out the machine!
The field after the picking...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Water Day...

A short drive from Yuma...

Are numerous 'Lakes'
The one thing missing this year...is the blue sky....clouds have been very prevalent this year!
We visited three areas this day...

Watch for more on 'Water Days'.... there are sandy beaches too!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Citrus Kombucha!

When we left Canada....I didn't want to leave my Kombucha behind.... so the scoby's went into their hotel...
Once we arrived we put them to work...The temperature needs to be between 70 - 80 F...some evenings get cool...so the lights are on the bottles!
 Hubby is the juicer when it's time for the second fermentation.... local lemons, grapefruit and oranges!
We have had great luck with the second fermentation!
 Citrus Kombucha....very refreshing!!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Quilt Tops

The squares and fabric I brought down is getting slim. I ran out of white for my 'Postage Stamp' so it's smaller than I wanted.

I had strips to use...

I think I can scrape one more top out of the 'scraps' I brought. 

The borders, pressing and quilting will be completed when I return home.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday Walks...

Behind our park is a field. We walked by it December 10th...
December 24th...
 
January 4th... the canals were full and watering the field..
Seeing this is always so interesting to us!
 An up and coming... promising hay field

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This and That

Arizona Citrus Fruit collected on our walks...

The Kayaks have been to the Colorado River... California...on the other side!

 Interesting sign in a Museum Restaurant....

Five guys...two clipboards...should solve the problem:)...made me smile!!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Carving Project Update

This post is an update to the post 'In The Shop'.
Hubby has spent many hours in the back yard...
 He started carving the Pawns....here are a few with the initial knife carving done..

He fine tuned all the light ones ( Jelutong) They are ready for the final finishing ...to be done when we return home.
Now he has to decide what shape...the other men will be!