Sunday, September 14, 2014

Linda's Dahlias trip 2014!

This is a pretty long and colorful post! In the time since my last post I got a new, to me, car!! It is a 2005 Ford Escape!! I love it!! Drives great and it only has 84K miles on it!!

 I try to take my Mommy to the local Dahlia farm every year. This is our finds for this year! Beautiful all of them!! And they all are my favorites!!!
 The colors are exquisite!!
 The textures and the shapes are so wonderful too!

 This purple one is so cool, every bloom is different.
 This is the whole plant.
I am going to have to purchase this one again. I lost it in our hard freeze. I did did them and they froze in the garage! It does not usually get that cold here. So the Dahlias in my garden are all yellow, my only survivors were yellow?? LOL, and purple, which are the new ones I purchased this year! LOL 

 The half and half ones are so fun!

 Stripes stripes stripes!

 There are so many flowers in this "smaller" Dahlia farm! LOL

 Some are so delicate.
 Another half and half.

 These are called water lily, shape.

 This one looks like it is on fire! I think, flame, is even in its name, but I cant remember it, LOL

 My Mommy in the Dahlias!
 Were were constantly amazed by the vibrate colors!
 There are single leaf flowers too. These are from his test garden.

 Love these star ones.

 This lavender is sooooo pretty!!! I have a thing for purple flowers!!

We had a great afternoon. We went to lunch before we went and then had a had squeezed lemonade!
I hope you enjoyed the colors. This is only a portion of my pictures! LOL

Monday, August 18, 2014

Update on Emma

 I was so happy tonight! I took Emma out for her walk in the yard and fresh grass. I lunged her a little bit at the walk and trot, and she only had a small bobble in her step!! Both directions! Before today she has been worse with her bad leg to the outside of the circle. Probably because she has to reach farther forward with it when going in that direction.

 The stall has been her  purgatory for the last three months! It was three months on August 12th, since I had the vet out to check her out!  ( August 12th was also my one year Anniversary of being back to work!!)
Guardedly very happy about this! She has good days and bad days, hopefully now we will start having more good days than bad!  I will try to get a video of her, if she cooperates! LOL My hands still smell like horse, LOL, I will start slowly exercising her a little more, as long as she isnt in any pain.

Everything I have read up on about a broken pelvis in the horse, is pretty optimistic about the outcome, at least with the kind of break she seems to have. No ex rays, the treatment with or without the definitive diagnosis of ex rays was the same. I really wouldnt have wanted to put her through the three hour trailer ride to OSU in Corvalis, Oregon. It probably would have been really painful. It also wasnt in the pocket book, a minimum $500. to go over there for that. So I did take a very conservative approach. We havnt done good with the weight that the Vet wanted her to loose. LOL How do you lock a horse up in a small pen and stall and keep them from going crazy!! She is getting grass hay in slow feeder nets, when I am gone all day at work I fill two of them, two leaves of hay each. She gets about two cups of soaked beat pulp, am and pm. It makes it a lot easier to give her meds and supplements when she is used to getting something.

So thats my update for now! My garden is exploding with produce and my Dahlias are all blooming! It has been a warm Summer up hear in Washington.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Silly squirrel! He came over to the feeder and ate a little, then my hubby says, come look!  I guess the little critter was tired or too hot!! LOL He stayed like that for quite a while.
 When Hubby went outside he ran up to his escape route across the roof, and did this, hung from the gutter for a long time too. It was around 90 degees LOL
Squirrels are so funny. This is our resident Douglas squirrel. Hubby has now renamed it Flop. LOL

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fun trip, last of the pictures.

I did not sit on this horse! LOL Hubby tried to take a picture of me straddling it! But it didnt turn out.

 Didnt see the sign til after! Oops, but really I didnt put my weight on it!
 Neat architecture shot.

 Ceiling in little shopping center.
 Some neat headstones at the Roslyn cemetary.
 I thought they were great!
 The military section.
 Peek-a-boo LOL, Matt was checking out how old some of the stones are.
 A turn style in a cemetary? kinda strange, there were a few of them.
 Vary scenic area.
 Quilt alert!
 It is really fun seeing all the quilts on the barns.
 Thought this was a neat entrance to this old Grange.
 Cute little boat!
 Traincar house!
 Ah the quiet soothing sounds of a river.
 dont remember what river it is??
 Pretty none the less.
 Thought the rock in the middle kinda had a face! LOL
 Cool clear water.
Neat old Cabin in the campground at this river access.

 Down town Roslyn, I never watched Northern Exposure, but this building was one of the characters homes. (the tall tower in the back)
 Sunset that night at my cousins house.
 Part of Central Washington University!

 And a few more quilts, as we head home that morning. These three quilts were on the same long barn.

 We drove South to Yakima through Badger Pocket, where there was bad fires this last week. This is a beautiful farm!
 All wonderfully kept in red and white.
 Rafters on the Yakima River.
 Winding down the river canyon.

 Famous Fly fishing destination.
 Marker for old homesteader.

 Roadside markers.
 Rugged canyon walls, When the weather isnt so hot, there are Big Horn sheep on the hillsides here.

 Wild horses on the Indian reservation.
 Mt. Adams.

We ventured down through another scenic canyon, love old barns.

 LOL had to try to get a pic of these! there were three beautifully carved horse heads!!

And we were home, had a great trip!