I was trying to add a picture of Bunny to the previous post but for some reason the picture disappeared! I walked across the street to the lodge where I had to perch on the stair landing and I guess cross my fingers and pat my head! The desk clerk finally went upstairs and turned the router off and on. Voila! Bunny’s picture reappeared! So here she is. She sent this photo as she was leaving to make a presentation to the elementary school.
My husband and I went to visit my mother in law today for Mothers Day. She has a bluebird house and I went to check it out. I saw this little face cautiously looking out the hole. I had never seen a baby bluebird. Gotta love the iPhone 7, what a great camera! After lunch we came back out to the patio. Someone looked over and there right beside the concrete, peering at us in the grass was the little bird! He must’ve made his first flight! I think he was looking for me! Smile!
We talked to him and watched him and after a few minutes he took off! Very wobbly, not very experienced yet. He went around the house and landed again on the ground. We watched for an hour or so while his mom flew near and answered his calls. The dad, a brilliant blue, was helping as well. They stayed near, coaxing, and keeping him safe. Unfortunately we had to leave before he flew away for his new life.
My mom loved bluebirds. She got so excited when they would find their way to her house. I was missing her today. She passed away 6 years ago a few days before Mothers Day. When I saw these birds I knew, like the momma bluebird, my mom is always close. I can’t see her but I can feel her! I know she loves me and watches over me still. Coincidence? I don’t think so! Thank you all the moms for all you do!
Virgin Mary with head bowed kept watch over the campsite.
Days into nights
Nights into daze
Warrior stares at the dragon’s gaze.
Facing the dark
Facing the light
Which is wrong and which is right.
Each must choose
Your choice alone
Choose the path that takes you home.
©Toni Dranes Hooper 2014
We are sometimes sooo smart. We booked a later flight and got a late checkout so we could take our time. We just got back from touring Temple Square. We learned that there were three main buildings, the Temple that is off limits to non Mormons. Then there is the tabernacle where the music is, and there is the church where all can worship. We were guided by two sweet “sisters”. One from Taiwan and the other from Tahiti. They were here serving for eighteen months. It’s freezing here this morning and we understand Nashville has rough storms. Heading home anyway. Ready to see the families and get back to our daily routines….until the next adventure. Until then Thelma and Louise are signing off. Hope you enjoyed our adventure.
Arches is one of the most exciting parks I have ever seen. I know you’re thinking, “how many rocks can you look at?” For me, there are always more rocks. After all Lynn and I have mailed two boxes each home already. Love rocks, always have. What fascinates me is how different they all are. How long did it take our Creator to sculpt a formation we named, “Three Gossips?” Wind and weather and time have sculpted these rocks, we have given them names. We started out to just scan the park and come back later. Ha Ha. During the course of the day we did short hikes and by the end of the day I did the hike to Delicate Arch. Note, I am a walker not a hiker and Lynn is terrified of heights. I kept hearing little whispers in my head for weeks, “get out of your comfort zone.” Little over 3 miles, not bad if it was flat, but at the end I felt like I had climbed my Mt. Everest. It was spectacular. Check out the photos below.
Then we had dinner at Sunset Grill. It was the original home of Charlie Steen who was one of the major uranium kings of Moab in the 1950’s. Food was a Incredible and the house sits high on a hill with incredible views.