Thursday, May 31, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
It was such fun to finally get to this spot. It was very, very cold and WINDY!! Phil and I agreed that anyone living in that area just north of the Golden Gate Bridge probably has no need of an air conditioner! You may recall Mark Twain's words, which went something like, "The coldest day I ever spent was a summer day in San Francisco." :-)
What a gorgeous sight! We were very happy that it was mostly sunny so that I could take these pictures!
Then I decided to take a shot of the building to which the dome belongs. Can you believe all the wires going to and fro across the street on which we were driving?
Saturday, May 26, 2007
How blessed we are!!Phil standing by the lovely flowers, in holiday-appropriate patriotic colors, in front of the hotel.
Close-up of the "blue" flowers. The little blur near the bottom of the photo is blossoms moving frantically in the strong wind!
There is a very small bridge along the walking trail, and the bridge spans a small canal that is part of the flood control system. As you can see, there is more ground cover along the banks of the canal.
I love snapdragons, and I think this color looks good enough to eat!Obviously, the critter in this photo (which I didn't even see when I focused my camera on this blossom) prefers eating yellow, or "lello," as one of our little ones used to say. :-)
This final photo....the red, white and "blue" (actually deep purple) flowers planted in front of the hotel in honor of Memorial Day. (Same as in the first photos.)
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Phil and I treasure every sunrise we witness here as we look out our hotel window, and we thank God for every day we are blessed to share together.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Later that same day, one of those "mysterious" white 747's with no logo or writing on it, waiting behind a United 747 (with new paint job) as they approach takeoff positioning.
I LOVE this place! Thank You, Lord, for the blessings we enjoy...one of the greatest being that in spite of Phil's full time travel for IBM, I am able to be with him no matter where he happens to be on an engagement.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
One of our outings was to Mast's ("old timey") General Store. It's impossible to explain what it was like to be taken back in time as we crossed the threshhold and entered the building! What a fabulous "open window" to the past for all the modern tourists who flock to Blowing Rock and the surrounding area of mountainous North Carolina.