Friday, August 29, 2014

The Week to Relax and Enjoy Life


All of a sudden it is Friday!  I look around at a few projects I've started and decide they will be good for another week’s post – once I finish them. It’s time to take inventory for the week.  You know, just go over what I really did!  It seems I enjoyed nature by taking walks between storms.  And I want to share some of that lush area!  

Watson Lake has a lovely walking trail that is pretty flat.  I live in hilly terrain and need to find flatter places to walk because of my knee.  The lake is the place!  No ‘bathtub ring exists on the rocks anymore since we had so much rain.  First time I can remember the water level is this high in 4 years. 



Weeds and wildflowers are in bloom.  Butterflies, grasshoppers and whip-tail lizards play on the trails and in the rocky areas.  A red-tailed hawk circled over head and barn swallows played around the water’s edge. 





What else did I do?  Signed up for a Monarch Butterfly Workshop to learn to catch and tag the butterflies.  Yes!  I ordered a butterfly net!


Bought a beautiful new copy of the opera ‘Marriage of Figaro’.  I heard about it on NPR.  The conductor is Teodor Currentzis and he uses period instruments. It is so lovely listening.  http://www.amazon.com/Mozart-Figaro-Deluxe-Edition-Blu-Ray/dp/B00GK8P1EG


And I've read some, played with my lizards and began practicing on the harpsichord!  I have not played a keyboard instrument in 40 years and I have a lot of practicing to do!  It’s been a wonderful week!   I hope you enjoyed yours too!



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Friday, August 29, 2014

The Week to Relax and Enjoy Life


All of a sudden it is Friday!  I look around at a few projects I've started and decide they will be good for another week’s post – once I finish them. It’s time to take inventory for the week.  You know, just go over what I really did!  It seems I enjoyed nature by taking walks between storms.  And I want to share some of that lush area!  

Watson Lake has a lovely walking trail that is pretty flat.  I live in hilly terrain and need to find flatter places to walk because of my knee.  The lake is the place!  No ‘bathtub ring exists on the rocks anymore since we had so much rain.  First time I can remember the water level is this high in 4 years. 



Weeds and wildflowers are in bloom.  Butterflies, grasshoppers and whip-tail lizards play on the trails and in the rocky areas.  A red-tailed hawk circled over head and barn swallows played around the water’s edge. 





What else did I do?  Signed up for a Monarch Butterfly Workshop to learn to catch and tag the butterflies.  Yes!  I ordered a butterfly net!


Bought a beautiful new copy of the opera ‘Marriage of Figaro’.  I heard about it on NPR.  The conductor is Teodor Currentzis and he uses period instruments. It is so lovely listening.  http://www.amazon.com/Mozart-Figaro-Deluxe-Edition-Blu-Ray/dp/B00GK8P1EG


And I've read some, played with my lizards and began practicing on the harpsichord!  I have not played a keyboard instrument in 40 years and I have a lot of practicing to do!  It’s been a wonderful week!   I hope you enjoyed yours too!



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