31 March 2008

Sunup to Sundown...

on Saturday.

What a weekend.

Or day (as we're looking here at Saturday aren't we?) Quite simply put, I was engaged in fun fun fun from sunup to sundown...

My good friend Chrystal
(after going to her little girl's school dance on Friday evening together...where I held her sweet little boy almost the whole time...he was a great date!!) called me, as she was doing a little disappearing act jump into Saturday...and swept into my weekend, like a fun girl whirlwind...





We started the day off with a big home made breakfast, tea and coffee....juice, you know, the works...

Rich called and let us know he was making a brief appearance downtown for some early morning pictures...we walked out the door into the day to meet him...

Things are starting to bloom in full force around town, so we took advantage of the good morning light, and clear blue skies...



I was a bit obsessed with this tree, as you can plainly see (which will probably mean that it will end up in my header before long...for April) My ornamental cherry tree is much younger than this one, so the branches are so much smaller...Plus? Since it's growing into/near the pergola on the patio, I keep it well trimmed.

Either that, or my guests have to live with eating through branches...

After a full day of pedis, lunch, chatting, and a quick clothing party...Chrystal went her own way, and I immersed myself in a late afternoon bubble bath...


...Towel dried, and hopped into the car out for a trip to Granite Dells, a visit with my favorite Airstreamer, his good friend Gunny (and wonderful pooch-a-roo) and Lars...where the 4 of us headed out for a quick hike to catch the sunset...


We're still gettin' our haze on sky-wise here in Arizona...I figure, with the spring winds we've been having, maybe that's it? Rich says no...that when he got here last year it was all clear and sunny...windy, yes...but not as hazy.


It was a lovely sunset, although I wasn't too inspired to take a million shots...I'm reading up on ye ole' digital photography and trying to gear myself up to learn some new tricks. And, it was fun to visit a bit with Gunny, as he reminds me of my grandfathers...



Then, off the rocks and into the gentle safety of the Airstream (which continues to feel like such a wonderfully safe place to me...it was all that Anza-Borrego traveling we did, you know...either that or Rich's fabulous couch and softie blankies) where Rich and I kicked back, put our feet up, and watched The Deadliest Catch...Have you seen this show?! It is amazing...I know what you're thinking, "who cares about crab fishing?!" (easy judgmental) Well, I suggest you suspend those beliefs and sit down for a viewing. It utterly captivating! I mean, I start to feel sorry for the crabs after a while (but, I'm not a big crab fan, so it's a bit easier for me to watch...give me lobster any day...that and they have very strict guidelines about catching, and who gets taken out of the ocean, and who gets thrown back...) but, what an interesting job...I would totally do it.

yup.

Right up until the point
it got all cold and wet and I didn't get any sleep (oh wait, that IS the job, then again, I'd be pretty buff) Rich is currently catching me up to speed as he gets the latest episodes himself. I love me some Alaska though, and I have always though I wouldn't have any problem living up there, it is so amazing...and very harsh. Much like Arizona, only in the opposite direction of the spectrum I think...

9 comments:

flutter said...

So. Frickin'. Gorgeous.

Felicia said...

I can see how you could love that tree. Its beautiful. And so is that sunset :)

Wende said...

oooh, Spring. I envy you. It still thinks it's winter here. OY. I don't know, snow in late March isn't as thrilling as snow in December. Maybe it's just me?

furiousBall said...

gorgeous, thank you for sharing all this beauty. yah spring!

sulu-design said...

Sunup to sundown and everything in between sounds like perfection! I need a weekend day like that.

Lois Grebowski said...

Sounded like the perfect day...

I was just admiring the trees up here as well...

bleeding espresso said...

Gorgeous photos. I love spring!

Jennifer Goertzen said...

LOVE Deadliest Catch. Love. There's a new series starting called Ax Men, I think and its about loggers and created (if I recall correctly) by the same folks who created Deadliest Catch. Its wrong that that makes me happy.

Rebecca said...

That tree is beautiful!

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