Friday, December 30, 2011


This is a composition of pics from Finnish Independence Day event. My husband played the accordian and I sang with him a few songs.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Big Church Building

In the distance: this was our first time there but we are ready to venture out from our comfort zone anyway. The most import issue was to find a place of worship for Christmas for Sunday morning where we could sing old hymns and that we did.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Inside a Christmas service

We traveled to a catholic church service for a more traditional service with hymns etc.

Monday, December 26, 2011


Priest greets people coming out of the church building.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Hello and Merry Christmas...!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Total lunar eclipse

We were treated with a total lunar eclipse this morning.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Arizona Finns

From our Independence Day festivities..these ladies features the traditional "Aino" "Kalevala" Costume...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Happy Independence Day Finland

..yes..I am originally from Finland...born and raised...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Enjoy the day


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving week

Lots to do before Thursday...hope you all have a wonderful week.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My boy

... He's the best - even when I accidently dump pistachio nut shells in the dishwasher and forget to tell him..

Friday, November 18, 2011


at the Chapel of the Rock..

Thursday, November 17, 2011

There's mountain's over there

...view from the Chapel of the Rock..

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Chapel of the Rock

..a little distance away - seen with all the majestic mountains around.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Chapel of the rock

....that God may come to life in the souls of all men and be a living reality." -Marguerite Brunswig Staude -(student of Frank Lloyd Wright)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Mountain tops

Clouds.. and cacti..

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Downtown Prescott the summertime...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Early morning mist at lake

Mist rises up on the lake.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Early morning mist at lake

mist is rising behind the grass....

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


..always so diligent - makes me smiles.

Monday, November 7, 2011


there is a winery in our area - my husband and I drove there this summer and looked around some. it is a favorite place for weddings and gatherings...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

wedding of a very special young girl. I used to baby-sit her and her brother long, long ago many many weekends.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Downtown Prescott

It was very windy today...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Runaway Visitor

This friendly face comes by and visits us on occasion. We have no idea whose dog she is, but we like her. In fact, we have a box of "I Ams" dog snacks for her when she comes : )

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


...puppy steps towards camera..

Monday, October 31, 2011


I saw the dance of the fall ....

Sunday, October 30, 2011


..with feeling..

Friday, October 28, 2011

Natural contrast

From west fork

Thursday, October 27, 2011


A still moment during hike...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Peace like

.. a slow stream..

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Mossy ground decorated with leaves.

Monday, October 24, 2011


along west fork..

Sunday, October 23, 2011

fall greetings to you

...from our hike of west fork, sedona..

Monday, October 17, 2011

Grand Canyon Univ. Phx Oct. 16th 2011

"I have visited a grave in Cyprus that purports to be the grave of Lazarus. Inscribed on the grave are the words, “Lazarus, Friend of Jesus, Twice Dead. ..." -Ravi Zacharias

Thursday, October 13, 2011


...don't step on it...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


..along the trail..

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Side by side

...along the way...

Sunday, October 9, 2011

wild, wild, flowers

...along the many trails of Prescott national forest, these little daisy like purple flowers are everywhere..

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Time for Rye

...after three days of souring the is the delight!!

Friday, October 7, 2011


...the journey is on the other side...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

fence post old fence post..

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Granite Mountain

...without clouds..

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Car - 2

My neighbor's funky car again.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


One of my neighbors has a real funky car.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Watson Lake

...on a nice Sunday afternoon...

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Bugs are curious of people when you are outdoors. I see that all the time.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Watson Lake

...and some more clouds..

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


It is a season for clouds.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Beautiful clouds on a Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Baby and mom

..a moment of tenderness...

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