Tag Archives: Friends

~Summer flowers

 

a day with friends

a lovely walk

uplifts the heart

 

I took a walk with friends in the mountains west of Loveland, and captured our experience with my camera. It was a lovely walk along the Big Thompson River.

The beautiful Big Thompson River

The flowers were beautiful, the river was roaring, and the conversation wonderful. We were on a mission to find an American Dipper, but it was not to be. Next time!

Shooting Star
Penstmon
Purple Locoweed
Heartleaf Bittercress
Salsify
~

Enjoy the beauty of the summer!

~A Note From a Friend

This past week I received a card from a dear friend. I thought I would share with you the words.

For a friend…

A friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift.

A friend is someone we treasure for our friendship is a gift.

A friend is someone who fills our lives with beauty, joy and grace.

And makes the whole world we live in a better and happier place.

~Jean Kyler McManus

Treasure your friends and let them know how much they mean to you. Thank you my dear friend for sending me such a beautiful card! Love always.

~With our nose pointing west….

 

With our nose pointing west….

We sadly leave family and friends in Mississippi and Louisiana….until next time our hearts remain with each of you.

Two weeks ago we visited our family in Purvis, Mississippi. We had a wonderful time and it was truly sad leaving them. They spoil us rotten while we are there.

We stay at my brother and sister-in-law’s farm. While there we also get to see my younger sister and many nieces, nephews, greats and great-greats! Love you guys and thanks for making us feel loved and welcome!

A few Mississippi photos:

Annie
Annie She loves to chase cows and run off critters at night
Japanese Magnolia (my brother love to plant trees and blooming scrubs)
Japanese Magnolia
(my brother loves to plant trees and blooming scrubs)
Another variety of Japanese Magnolia
Another variety of Japanese Magnolia
Sing Baby Sing I saw twenty-three species on the farm while there
Sing Baby Sing
I saw twenty-three species, of bird this visit

 

Big Red, Hot rod, Lace and Fat Mama/Lena before she foaled
Big Red, Hot Rod, Lace and Fat Mama/Lena before she foaled. All across the Front Pond
Front Pond, Howard and Leland going to see if the Wood Ducks were in the bog.
Front Pond, Howard and Leland going to see if the Wood Ducks were in the bog. We saw 14!

 

 A pair of Blue-winged Teals visiting the back  pong

A pair of Blue-winged Teals visiting the Back Pond
Red Missippippi Mud -back pond
Red Missippippi Mud
-back pond
Tracks, probably Turkey
Tracks, probably Turkey
Another view of the back pond
Another view of the back pond

Goodbye Mississippi, we’ll be back! 

After our visit in Mississippi we drove to Madisonville, Louisiana and again stayed at Fairview Riverside State Park. We stay there, because it is close to friends, who also spoil us rotten! We had a great time and hope to see yawl soon. Love you guys!

 

I have been posting a few photos from Fairview Riverside State Park and I have a few more to share, including my new bird sightings!

A beautiful Cypress Tree
A beautiful Cypress Tree

One evening we had dinner with Howard’s brother and our sister-in-law, who drove from Hobe Sound, Florida to visit with SIL’s family in Metairie. Remember we spent time visiting with them and family in Hobe Sound. We will see all of you very soon, with all our love!

We all met at a restaurant in Covington, Louisiana. Howard and Bob’s childhood friend and his family jointed us for dinner and we had a very enjoyable time visiting.

One morning we drove the 22 mile causeway over Lake Pontchartrain traveling, as they say, from the north shore to the south shore to the city of Metairie, which is near New Orleans. We went to visit with our 82 year old cousin. Joy is her name and she is a joy to be around.

As you can see we had a busy time and again our visit has come to an end. This morning we pulled out of Fairview Riverside State Park and pointed our nose west!!! 

 

Goodbye Madisonville, Louisiana, we’ll be back!

 

We are slowly making our way home to Colorado, stopping along the way where ever we want, to enjoy birding, hiking, sightseeing and some more good eats! 

We are staying a few days in Duson, Louisiana (can you say the cajun pronunciation of Duson). While here we will visit a state park in Abbeville, Louisiana to see if we would like to stop there on future trips through this area. We really love the State Parks!

Tomorrow night we plan to eat dinner at a restaurant near Lafayette, while a cajun band plays their unique style of music!

 

We have not decided on a specific route home.

 

We don’t have any firm plans beyond this point, except to visit some of the national wildlife areas near Beaumont, Texas, hoping to see some migrating birds. 

 

Which way, which way shall we go?

 

 

~Gone to the Dogs~

A  few photos, prior to us leaving Colorado

Skye at the Colorado City KOA
Skye at the Colorado City KOA

I wonder what she is intently watching?

 

 

Kloud at the Colorado City KOA
Kloud at the Colorado City KOA

I think Kloud was watching her new friend.

 

 

Skye and Kloud meet a friend.
Skye and Kloud meet a friend.

I don’t know the name of Skye and Kloud’s new friend, but he sure was a photogenic guy!

 

 

Rest Area in Trinidad, Colorado
Rest Area in Trinidad, Colorado

Our last stop in Colorado before heading over Raton Pass.

 

 

Leaving Beautiful, Colorful Colorado
Leaving Beautiful, Colorful Colorado

Colorado flag waving in the breeze

 

“Enjoy your journey wherever you are”