Sunday, September 27, 2015

I Actually Took a Walk!

I actually took a walk! Incredible, I know, but it did happen, and I've got the photograph's to prove it! And now that the weather in Arizona is turning I may just have to get out and repeat the experience.

Currently we live in an apartment that backs up to a lovely walking trail that winds it's way along one of the many canals that provide much needed water to the desert. 

This first picture is a plant called Brittlebrush.

I know, it's not the prettiest bush in the world, but I thought it had tons of character.  It's actually a member of the Sunflower family, which is my favorite flower! 

Bonus fact - Did you know that the branches were burned as incense in California's early churches and the leaves were chewed by early Native Americans?  Cool, huh?

And this is what Brittlebrush looks like when it blooms!  

Beautiful yellow daisy like flowers!

This next picture is pretty much what it looks like, a bedraggled nest perched in a scrubby tree, but I thought it was a beautiful depiction of Arizona wildlife!

This pathway reminds me of the scripture..

"This is what the Lord says: 
"Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls." 

Jeremiah 6:16 (nlt)

I have to say that this trail looks inviting, doesn't it?

This poor fellow looks like he fell over at one point, but I'm so happy that he remained strong and kept his gnarly trunk!

I've saved the best for last! A lovely turquoise bridge spanning the wash. I love that little tree-bush sitting by itself! 

I hope you enjoyed your little walk, and are looking forward to the next one!

Happy Trails!


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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Yummy Stuff

So I was digging around in some old boxes recently and found a book I wrote and illustrated when I was in grade school. Wow! Talk about memories. 

When I was a kid I always had a book within reach. It didn't matter what it was, just as long as it had words on the page it was okay in my opinion. In fact, when my friends and siblings got their allowances they spent their coins on candy and ice cream and yummy stuff. My yummy stuff was a new book. 

I love crafting words that draw the thoughts of my mind on paper, something tangible, something that I can hold in my hand and say, “That’s who Kathy is.”  

Writing has always been my choice of communication, my therapy.  With my words I can puzzle out a problem, bring clarity to situations, express my joys and lose myself in delightful fancies.

Yummy stuff.

What interests do you have that thrill you, that you find yourself returning to over and over again? What is your "Yummy Stuff"?

I'd love to find out! Please post a comment and let me know!