Category Archives: Photo Gallery

Today is a Great Day for a Bike Ride!

“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” – H.G. Wells

Kettle Falls Campground

“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” – 
Sherlock Holmes author, Arthur Conan Doyle, Scientific American, 1896

Kettle Falls Campground

Hubby and I took advantage of a beautiful day off and did some bike riding at the Kettle Falls marina and campground recreation area.

Lake Roosevelt is in an annual draw down due to spring melt.

Kettle Falls Campground

You can get an idea how deep the lake normally is from the above photo.

Click here for a bike ride post in the same area from a year ago.

And click here also for more photos and history of my part of the world.

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”
John F. Kennedy

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Bucks in the Garden

Sunday was a very pleasant and relaxing winter day for Hubby and me.

Hubby enjoyed working on his model projects, and I spent the day working on sewing projects.

And we both enjoyed the view right outside our window.

Deer

Deer

Look carefully; there are two bucks snacking on oak leaves.

Deer

Deer

Kitty Cushion

“Granddaughter, through you I see the future.
Through me, you’ll see the past.
In the present, we’ll love one another as long as these moments last.” – Unknown

This past weekend, I was blessed to have my son and his family visit.  The last time that they were able to visit was back in April.

Having my 10 year old granddaughter with me, meant that we could finish her cushion project that we began the last time that she was here. 

You can see the beginning of it in this blog post.

Alyssa's Kitty Cushion

A. chose the fabrics, threads, and the applique.  She also did most of the sewing (I helped a little bit with those eyes).  I simply encouraged her along.

Alyssa's Kitty Cushion

She’s a happy little camper, and I am a proud Grandma!

“A granddaughter fills her grandmother’s heart with rainbows!” -Unknown

Alaska Harbor Dinner Cruise

A harbor seal led our dinner cruise.  What fun to follow him (or was it a her) for the beginning of our 3-1/2 hour cruise around the harbor!

While in Alaska, our daughter and son-in-law treated us to a dinner cruise hosted by Marty and Marion, of the Galley Gourmet, from St. Paul Harbor in Kodiak, Alaska.

I highly recommend this cruise!  Marty is the former harbor master and Marion is a master gardener, chef, author and photographer.  They offer wonderful hospitality, not only in great-tasting food, but also in wildlife viewing, and entertaining (and knowledgeable stories) aboard their beautiful craft, the Sea Breeze.

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The photos were taken by myself, my Hubby, and my daughter.

Enjoy the show!

Denali Park

For those of you who are interested in my trip to Alaska, here is a slideshow of more photos, as promised.

You are looking at my visit to Denali Park.  I was blessed with a gorgeous day for the visit!

Hubby and I saw golden eagle, moose, ptarmigan, Dall sheep, bear, caribou, small critters, and fabulous scenery.  Nobody creates and designs like the great God above!

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Enjoy!

Click here for a slideshow of the glaciers viewed from the flight to Alaska.

Click here for a slideshow of the Alaska Railroad Denali Star train ride.

Alaska Railroad Denali Star

My life is boring since coming home from Alaska.  Ha, ha!

If you are planning a trip to Alaska, you might like to consider riding the Alaska Railroad Denali Star Train.

Hubby and I rode the train from Anchorage to Denali Park, and we loved it.  Yes, it was a wet trip, and a long one, but well worth it anyway.  The scenery is gorgeous!  You can see wildlife, and we did, but we didn’t take pictures of any (except a nesting white swan, which nobody but us would recognize from our picture…hee, hee!). It isn’t easy taking pictures of wildlife from a moving train!

Since I did promise more photos in the previous post, the following is a slideshow with a few of our photos from the train trip.

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There will be more photos for those who are interested.  Next up, Denali Park.

June OMG 2017 Goal Update

My June goal for the OMG and Patchwork Times challenges, was to work on an old birdhouse wall hanging project.

One Monthly Goal - Bird House

I’ve done absolutely nothing to it.

I do have ideas, and I want to work on it.  I really do.

But June turned out to be a very busy month.

I am painting an upstairs bedroom.

Painting Bedroom

And the bathroom.

Painting Bathroom

Both rooms will be a very soft gray, and much lighter than they were before.  I hate house painting, but the results are worth it!

Progress is slow, since I am fitting the painting in between work shifts and the usual life stuff.

I took a trip to Alaska at the beginning of this month.  What a lot of fun!  I’d like to do it again!

I have literally hundreds of photos to sort through.  I’d like to make a photo memory book for myself.  This is going to take some time!

I thought I’d share a few photos with you.  These are from the flight to Alaska:

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I’ll share more when I get them edited.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG).  Head on over to see what everyone else is doing!