Monday, April 10, 2017

Springtime in the Desert and a Winner


I think that Spring is a wonderful season to visit the desert!


A  chance to warm up and recharge my deficient Vitamin D.


Such a colorful time


So many different types of blooms than I am used to seeing!


Tucked in notches here and there.


I believe that this is a creosote bush.


One early morning, they were steam cleaning the pool deck and this little hummingbird was enjoying a bath.

Two little bunnies enjoying an early breakfast.


I was taking a photo of this springtime nest, when I saw another friend


A Great Blue Heron fishing for his breakfast.


I had so much fun hearing all of your bucket list shops!


Some I have been fortunate enough to visit,
obviously Attic Needlework, Olde World Quilt Shoppe,
but Country Sampler and Temecula Quilt Company, too. 


And some are still on my list as well:
Notforgotten Farm, Shepherds Bush, Dying to Stitch, and Silver Needle.
I've been to Primitive Gatherings in CA, but still need to get to the WI location.


And some new shops have come to my attention:
Calico Hutch in MN, Three Dudes Quilting in Phoenix (how did I miss it?),
and Sew Graceful in AR.  


It was interesting to see how very often both Attic Needlework and Shepherds Bush were mentioned!


Thank you all for taking the time to enter!
It was fun to read through your 57 entries!


Using random.org, the winning entry is #24 Kay H.!
Kay, I have sent you an email. Please send me your mailing address and your prize will be on its way.


I  just had to share a few last photos.
We were amazed one morning to find a pair of mourning doves making a nest on the windshield of the car next to us. Poppa kept bringing Momma more twigs as we watched. Not such a good idea!
A few minutes later, they changed their mind and left. Thank goodness!
  

And these are a few photos taken by my youngest son.


I just loved the colors and textures that he captured.


Thank you so much for joining in our trip!

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
~1 John 3:16-18

Blessings, Patti

5 comments:

Marilyn said...

Congrats to Kay!
Thanks for sharing the Springtime pics of the desert.
Marilyn

Farmhouse prims said...

Congratulations to Kay! I didn't know the desert was so beautiful. hugs, Lecia

Prims By The Water said...

Awesome desert photos. Thanks for sharing! Janice

Shelly said...

Congrats to Kay! Yes, the desert is pretty in the springtime. Not so much during the summer!

Heartland Stitcher said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.