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Surprise, Raven and Hoodoos

We’ve been doing some sorting out and came across this mug given to our son by my parents. The surprise when all the milk had been drunk was a delight to see!  D loved playing the trick on visiting friends!

We weren’t the only ones enjoying the view at one of the overlooks into Bryce Canyon.

Overlooking Bryce Canyon

Later in our trip we visited The Devils Garden of the Grand Staircase Escalante in south central Utah where there are the most amazing hoodoos to wander between.

Hoodoos in The Devil’s Garden

 

Painted Stone, Dyed Yarn and Cacti

We have recently been in America, driving in Arizona, Utah and Nevada seeing stunning  landscapes and meeting wonderful people.  I found this little painted stone on the wall at the Navajo Bridge over the Colorado River on our way to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Found at The Navajo Bridge, North Arizona

The wall where I found the stone

On the way there we called in at the Cameron Trading Post where I was delighted by the display of naturally dyed yarns.

I love the cacti in Arizona!  They are Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) and are familiar from lots of films.

 

 

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Gorse, Sunset and The Mittens

The sun came out late this afternoon, for the first time in many days, so off we went to the coast for a glimpse of the ocean. The bright gold of the Gorse was lovely in the fading light having a glow all of its own.

Gorse and the sea off St Agnes

The glow of sunset clouds is always a joy.

Fire in the sky

As we have taken all the cards etc down we have found the perfect  space for a beautiful little painting which came as a Christmas present, a delightful reminder of our holiday in Monument Valley. Our friends watched the painting being done and thought of us!

Beautiful painting of The Mittens by Baje Whitethorne

 

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Hat Pin, Thimbles and Missing Loved Ones

Sorting yet another drawer today, I found this beautiful hat pin.

Silver and feathers

There has been correspondence in The Guardian recently about The Peterloo Massacre and the fact that this topic is so little known about and is rarely taught in schools. (Is that so, G?) I was reminded of one of my Father, David Wiseman’s,  novels and set to this afternoon to re-read it. It’s brilliant! It was published here in the UK, in America and in Denmark and here are the various covers.

Reading it, I could hear my Daddy’s voice, see the cottage they once lived in, recognise characteristics of both my Mum and Dad in two of the characters, walk along the Coombe with the main character down to the sea and see again my Mum’s beautiful collection of thimbles. Quite an afternoon.

Missing someone

 
 

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Day 20 – Our Last Day

Sunday 23rd September 2018

Sorting, packing, hugging, chatting  – a Praying Mantis on the handrail and a mural on the way to the airport. We’ll be home on Monday evening after the best of trips!

Praying Mantis

Smiley mural

 

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Day 19 – Farmers’ Market and Lantern Parade

Another gentle family day today starting with the colourful Farmers’ Market and ending with the delightful Lantern Parade.

 

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Day 18 – Together

Friday 20th September 2018

A peaceful family day with  lots of relaxing and chatting together, sharing recipes  and family stuff. On our walk for lunch we spotted a tiny door in the wall….

Cakes to make; I’ll be trying the Hummingbird Cake!

Door…

Lunch was a delicious and very American burger.

Best Burger

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2018 in America, baking, family, Photography, Postaday2018

 

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