Tuesday, July 20, 2010

a visible collection of particles of water or ice suspended in the air, usually at an elevation above the earth's surface.

The title is one of the many definitions of a cloud.

I'm on facebook and I discovered a very interesting site you might want to visit or even participate.  Click here  to view and participate in the project, I am.  You'll see clouds from all over the world.

I think I'm gonna post my cloud photos over on my photo blog.......................maybe we could do name that cloud, have a contest, do some dreaming on a cloud. 

As always

Monday, July 19, 2010

110 years

That's a very long time  to hold a rodeo, but the very fine folks of Gunnison Colorado have done just that.  Cattlemen's Days is a week long event ending with the rodeo.

                                         My boots need a good cleaning

                                              a patriotic beginning

                                          the Queen of the Cattlemen's Days

                                 and our favorite event...................bull riding

Great weekend, weather cooperated............great job Gunnison!!

Now to the wildflower festival in Crested Butte just up the road a bit.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

What ya think

Mr Doodles trying his hand at a different kind of beading.  And I'm the lucky recipient of a beautiful new bracelet.  It's about two inches wide, not stretchy and very comfortable to wear.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Star gazing

Sister got me started stargazing when we were in Yuma this past winter.  Nothing like a navy blue sky and sparkling stars shining down on you to get your juices going for more star gazing.  I have a curious nature  so I wanted to learn more.

Fast forward to Gunnison, Colorado where we have spent the last three summers.  Guess what they have an observatory!!  Click here  to see the site.  This place is run totally on volunteers and has been in existence since 2007 I believe.  They now have some fairly fancy telescopes for viewing. 

Imagine the nite sky in the Western Rockies in SouthWest Colorado.  Many navy blue skies I'll tell ya.  And the stars sparkled like diamonds

The local college has some nite classes that they call Wednesday at Western, well one of them was an astonomy lecture and visit to the observatory, fee $5.  When I saw that I checked with some friends here and we quickly made a reserve since I figured these kind of things fill up fast.

Last nite was our lecture...................what a terrific experience.  Professor was a tad geeky but then I kind of expected that of an astronomer. 

The clouds cleared, all but a couple of wisps and low and behold there was Saturn in all its splendor includng the rings.  Everyone that viewed walked away from the scope say WOW!!

If you would like to partake  in some amateur star gazing check out Skymaps.com   You'll print out the map calendar and wander out in the nite time sky and see some pretty amazing  sites.  Best viewed on a pretty clear sky, no clouds, and when the moon is not real bright.

It was a wonderful nite and I will definitely go back because they have public viewing on Friday nites.

Friday, July 09, 2010

just another PO'd post..........sorry

We all go in to fast food joints where they give you a cup for your drink. That's an all you can drink ya know so buy a small and drink away, fill up as many times as ya want. Well that is while you are in that location. Don't take the cup home, wash it and bring it back the next time. If in fact you do, look ashamed, look very ashamed.

Now there is another one the irks the HE## out of me. Years ago fast food establishments started giving out small cups for the elderly, yes I mean seniors, for them to get water at the all you can drink area. Isn't that nice they started doing that.

Well it didn't take long for folks to take advantage of the generous nature of these establishments. Needless to say it didn't take long for the establishments to raise the price of their drinks. Why you ask.............well people are getting cups for water and then filling them with soda or tea, yes even the seniors. I sat the other day and watched 7 folks that were all together of various ages, 6 of them used the free water cup given them and walked right over to the soda and filled it with ice and soda. The seventh person asked what's with the drinks, one of them explained and he said "well I'll know next time".

Does anyone think this is stealing?? Yes I know there is a huge markup on soda, tea and ice BUT why must I pay for your lack of conscious. Rest assured I would go very thirsty before I participated in the free cup scam.

Friday, July 02, 2010

O say can we see

Please remember our service men and women serving our
country around the world.

Have a safe 4th of July!!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Happy Canada Day dear Canadian friends

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

fyi...........my niece used to be able to play this anthem on her flute