Saturday, July 31, 2010

Marriage of fog and hills

They blend in well together...

Friday, July 30, 2010

Mystery Flower

I have NO IDEA what this flower is going to be when it will bloom... it does look very exciting thouhg.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Fragrant mint grows along the side of my home...if you are reading this, please pray for my grandmother, just pray...God bless you.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tomatoes from my garden

I learned something valuable about growing tomatoes this year after talking to my grandmother and my mother. You got to trim out the suckers. In Finland they are called "thieves", because they steal the nutrients from the tomato. So I have been very diligent about keeping the tomato garden streamlined.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Jalapena Peppers

I grow also jalapena peppers in my garden - spicy peppers great addition to many delicious dishes. yam...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

More "nutterbutt"

These are the cheerfully yellow butternut squash plants in my garden

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Butternut Squash

This year I am growing butternut squash in the garden among others...mmm....just got done pruning monsterous leaves - hoping to get a decent crop.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Scented Garden

This is part of my scented garden: Lavender.. I planted 6-7 of them and they eventually will grow to a nice size and after a rain or after water they let out a very nice lavender fragrance...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hornet Drive

Hornet drive is one that we go on when we are too busy to hit the trails and happens to be it is right next door to our neighborhood, therefore we can just ride our bikes from the house. This section of the Hornet drive has always intrigued me. I love to look at this turn as I ride up the hill. It is quite a steep grade so you got to be on a low gear and pedal at one pedal at a time until you get on the top of the hill.

Friday, July 16, 2010


..bird is a word?

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Happy hollyhock day. That is what these hollies say. Very easy to grow. Hardy Arizona flowers and very pretty indeed!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Are these yucca cacti? I am not sure, but they look great in a row in front of this house.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mt. Vernon Street

Well kept older homes stand along the Mt. Vernon Street.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Horned toad

He lives in our yard and every afternoon he appears on this rock. I noticed how the hind legs are resting on a smaller stone, like a little human. Such a friendly little fella as long as you give him his space.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Odd Stones on Earth

Do I need to say more?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Wild Banzai

Somehow it has made its way through life's storms and stuck right here.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Saw tooth edge of a pear tree leaf

As I was watering our garden this morning, I noticed the sharp edge on the pear tree leaf and it simply captivated me. the tree is only two years old, but it seems to like it in our backyard.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Up a barren tree

Group of birds have decided to take over a barren tree in the early morning sun. It must feel nice against their dark feathers after a cool night.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lakeshore trail - the beginning

Goes around Lynx Lake. It is actually paved on one side, wheelchair accessible. THe other side on the other hand is a dirt single track trail.

Monday, July 5, 2010

If you come any closer

I'll take off Flying... is the name of the game of this grey/blue heron. It is a very elusive bird. Always flying across the lake...never letting too close.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence day USA

Oh the Land of the free and the home of the Brave....

Saturday, July 3, 2010

My favorite friend

This eagle is one of the pairs that come and visit Prescott every year to nest for the season. I happened to be very fortunate one day when he allowed me to get quite close to shoot some pics.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Early morning retreat

Real, real early morning, between the twilight and sunrise it is nice and cool here to take walk or a bike ride so that is what we like to do: race the sun.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

When I look up the sky, it reminds me how great you really are Oh Lord, my God.

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