Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring and back again

Well, we've been back for two weeks and I am finally beginning to set a routine again.

We had a fantastic trip to Albuquerque and Arizona. It was really great to see our families though the time we got to spend with them was way too brief!

Here's a few shots from the trip. I will be (ahem!) trying to post bits and pieces from the trip every day this week. Maybe when I'm done with it, I will finally have something to show in the sewing realm. Very overwhelmed with just starting a project. Seems to always happen after a big project...

It really felt like we travelled to spring and back again.

This first picture is in Lawrence, KS. We woke up to two inches on the ground and more coming. Trying to wait out the storm didn't work either. We finally continued on south to Oklahoma and by the time we crossed the border, the snow had stopped the sky had turned blue and there was green in the fields.

In Albuquerque, the skies were blue, you could go outside without a coat and daffodils were blooming.

The desert around Phoenix was green.

We were a couple of weeks early for the cactus to be
blooming, but the wildflowers were splendid

In the city, the bouganviella was blooming and so were the orange trees. That is just a heavenly scent in the evenings. Unfortunately, I couldn't bring that home with me.

We did come back home to snow. In fact, we just missed being caught in another storm on the way home. It was a little disheartening, but the weather for the past week has been warmer and the snow is melted. Spring has followed us home.


gwensews said...

Those are beautiful pictures. Except, of course, for the snow!

Gwen said...

Welcome home! I'm glad you had a good trip and escaped winter for a while... How did everyone like your quilt? :)

I'm looking forward to more pictures! :)