Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
A Cage for Two
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I saw this over on Arthur Hash's Blog, so I apologize if this is a repeat for you (I really never want to be one of those people that just blogs about things on other people's blogs), buuuuuut I just had to share. Its that awesome.
Eye Jewelry by Eric Klarenbeek
Monday, July 28, 2008
I have also been listing several other items, so check it out! There is lots of cute new jewelry and more to come in the next week!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
The first day we were there we went exploring to find this place called Ellison Falls. We'd never been there but heard there was a nice swimming hole and wanted to see what it was like.As you can see, it was beautiful. The turquoise color of the water was striking against the background of red rock. I will definetly be going back here. It was a major bonus that it was only about a half mile hike.The next day we went on a hike to Fossil Springs. It was an 8 mile hike that I wasn't sure I could make. I had very patient people with me:)We had to hike to the bottom of this canyon. Hiking out was the hard part.I started out in the back and was there the whole way. One of the most beautiful things on the hike were these blooming agave plants that just shot out into the sky across the desert. They were gorgeous.Unfortunately the thunderstorm we had the day before made the hike pretty muddy and the water really murky. Usually Fossil Springs has water that is a gorgeous turquoise color. This isn't the spring, just a wash on the way, but I thought the color of the water was really cool because it shows how red the rock is here.
Fossil Springs "seems to appear out of nowhere, gushing 20,000 gallons a minute out of a series of springs at the bottom of a 1,600 foot deep canyon." The water was really clear near each spring, but pretty murky in the rest of the stream because of all the rain. We did a little bit of swimming mostly to cool off before we started the hike back up the canyon.We left to hike out at just the right time. We heard lots of thunder on our way out, and as soon as we approached the parking lot to leave it started to rain. I would never want to get caught in that canyon during a flash flood (which happens fairly often this time of year).
It was the hardest hike I've done in a really long time (if ever) and I am actually really proud of myself. Of course, I can barely move today, but it was really fun and a much needed weekend off. My favorite part was not the hike, but was playing "Take Two" (a version of scrabble) with our friends. It was a great weekend!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Their ways seem harsh and wild;
They follow the beck of a baleful star,
Their paths are dream-beguiled.
Some loftier mountain-slope,
And little recked of the country strange
Beyond the gates of hope.
Summoned their feet to tread
Midst the cruel rocks, where the deep pitfall
And the lurking snare are spread.
Of outcast liberty,
They're sick at heart for the homely ways
Where their gathered brothers be.
And the hills loom large and dim,
For the Shepherd's voice they mutely hark,
And their souls go out to him.
Safe in the inner fold;
And maybe they hear, and wonder why,
And marvel, out in the cold.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Then I went to the studio (yes, on my birthday) to do some work. I don't really consider it work though...because I love what I do so much. Anyway, my friends there had made me this killer necklace! They sometimes call me The Flame, its my nickname, if you know me then you know why:) Hence, "The Flame tunrs 24." This will adorn my studio wall. Forever. I love you guys!They also collaborated and made me this AWESOME little sculpture. I love it. See the little pearl? Isn't it gorgeous?! I think they should sell these on Etsy! (Its about 4" high.)My friend Kristin gave me a gift card to go to a swanky salon in Scottsdale. I am saving this for a cute back to school haircut! And she took me out for some yummy sushi at Kabuki. It was delicious!My mom gave me a new flat iron that I've been wanting for a while. Sometimes I like to make my BIG hair small...and flat. Thanks mom!
So, another year has passed and now I'm older and wiser. Thanks for being there with me and for making my birthday great!