Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Back From Holidays

WOW, I can't believe it has been so long since I last posted.
My husband and I went on a 5 week long road trip to Arizona. Did lots of sightseeing & exploring in the desert.
Glen bought a used metal detector in Parker, Arizona and tried his luck at finding gold in the hills of Arizona and California. No luck with gold but found lots of old bullets and other stuff.
North of Quartzsite, Arizona

I knitted 15 dish cloths along the way. Made them out of doubled #10 crochet cotton. I had a bunch of partial balls and just wound them all up, used 3.5mm (3 U.S.) (10 Canadian) knitting needles. They seem to have more scrubbing power than worsted weight cotton.

Saw a herd of antelope south of Great Falls, Montana on our way home. Picture shows about 1/3 of them.

Visited with friends, Larry & Dianne who live in Palm Desert California.They used to be neighbours 28 years ago. I sure envied their lemon and orange tree. You can't believe the smell of fresh oranges while peeling them.

Beauty in the desert

West of Quartzsite, Arizona

Someone's lost butterfly, North of Quartzsite, Arizona
Bright red and green hills north of Barstow, California

Our car from the top of a hill we were exploring north of Barstow, California
1000 Palms Oasis, California
Geode found north of Yuma, Arizona 
Weird rock found north of Yuma, Arizona
Strange cloud over street festival, Palm Springs, California

And the not so beautiful
West of Quartzsite, Arizona

Not much for wildlife, but what we found was interesting.
Black Phoebe

Northern Mockingbird

 Back home, now some sewing time for my next post.

1 comment:

Raewyn said...

Amazing photos - looks like you had a really interesting trip.