The desert has been blessed.

This is something I have never seen before. The desert is rich with green grass and flowers carpet the valley floor! This won’t last long…it was 94 degrees when I took this shot in Borrego Springs on Sunday. But, oh while it lasts, it is a glorious sight! For a bit in time this harsh land has turned gentle….

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Nature’s Beauty

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Be still my heart…

This is a fantastic year for wildflowers. Everywhere you look the blooms are glorious. I have never seen the hills so alive with color…I want to drink it all in because I don’t expect to see the like again in my life time. God is good…

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Our little Golden Finches have found the peach tree!

I love this combo of these bright little birds and the colorful blossoms…it just sings “Spring” to me.

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Spring is here!

I can’t believe what a few days of bright sunshine brought after all the rain. The backyard is popping out in bloom…and this is just the beginning!

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The home where I grew up.

I joined Ancestry.com recently and I have made contact with a couple distant cousins. The bits and pieces of my history are coming together…and it’s an amazing feeling! I found this photo of the house my grandfather built and raised his family…four girls and one boy…my Father. When my Grandmother passed my Dad bought the house and I lived there…sharing the same space and hearing the memories he had growing up.

I remember playing dress up with Mom’s old curtains and catching fireflies at twilight. Of  walking to school in the snow and playing ‘jacks’ on the front porch with my best friend. Of riding my bike over the bumpy brick streets. It was a time when parents thought nothing of letting you just run free all day and come home only when you couldn’t see any longer. An age of innocence and freedom that no child knows today.  I was blessed….so blessed.

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We went to the Indio County Fair!

Nothing makes me feel more like a kid than a county fair! The smell of dozens of kinds of cooking food,  the 4-H kids showing their animals, the quilt and jams and artfully arranged posies. Rick won two firsts and two second prizes with his carving!

And then there is the midway. I can’t soar any more but I can watch the kids screaming their lungs out…eyes wide with pretended terror. Oh…the thrill of being scared! LOL

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Surrounded by gulls…

We visited La Jolla Beach the week…just to grab some sunshine between the storms!

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Black Cabs of London

These cabs are everywhere in London. Part of the English life…

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