Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cooling Off

My Weather Bug is set for Wiggins and it reported a high of 106 degrees, but the temperature has dropped to 104. I decided to come in and cool off! (My Weather temperature is current for Fort Morgan.)

Last night Sarah told me to post as I now have internet service again! While we were gone or as soon as we got back there must have been a wind storm that blew the antennae out of alignment with the "tower". I really needed a vacation after our road trip because I can't even remember if it was windy/stormy when we got back!

Perhaps visiting this amazing garden at the motel in Salida will cool me off.
There were two deer and a huge bear in the garden.
California poppies were scattered in the gravel. One guest wondered what they were and thought they couldn't be poppies as they must look different/bigger in California. Anyway, that's what they're called around here.
I'm wishing this lupine was in my garden. I think it gets too hot here as this one was at a motel in the mountains. I was out early to take some pictures of the beautiful gardens and was fortunate to finish just before the gardener came to turn on the water. I think she and her husband are the owners because he was serving the breakfast while she was outside. Our room had hand painted walls and a texture done with stencils.
More cooling thoughts because it's HOT!! Walking in the river at the Great Sand Dunes was cooling. The ripples flow on and on.
So much fun to walk in and watch our footsteps disappear.
I am pretending that it's 80 degrees!
Now I just need a refill on the ice water to make it through the afternoon. Summer vacation is sweet. ♥♫

6 comments:

debbie said...

Good Afternoon Marilyn,
Those are beautiful pictures and the Lupine is stunning.
In the first picture with the precious birdbath...is that Columbine..
At the risk of sounding like an idiot...where are the Great Sand Dunes???
Hugs
Simply Debbie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Marilyn,
Looks like a wonderful place to stay while on vacation. The pretty lupine reminds me of those that grow along the side of the road here on the Island. Love the deer! I just got home from spending the afternoon on the beach which was lovely and cooler than here at home. Ah, summer, gotta love it! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Deanna said...

Hi Marilyn, What a nice place to be! Beautiful garden...even with the bear there. He looks pretty powerful for a piece of art.
Summer time and the living is fine.

Thank you for the well wishes for my big birthday. Appreciate your kindness. Will email address for surprise!
God bless,
d

Kammy said...

Hi Marilyn !
I am catching up "again"....LOL 1
Love your trip pictures and all the flowers !
I am glad that you and Sarah are having a great summer !
Hugs ~ Kammy

i beati said...

i always love to open up to that quote and scripture- refreshing walk through the little garden we have a breeze today but rain has flown away again sadly

LDH said...

How nice stopping by to see the beautiful photos here on your sweet blog! I also enjoyed viewing the photos of your family on your side bar. Very cute BooBoo :)

I am happy you left a comment on my blog so I could come by and meet you!

Kindly, ldh