Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The count down is on

Hello my friends.
Hope all is well with you?

I have been busy, busy...  So I decided to give myself a Time out.
The last couple of days I did absolutly nothing.
Well I shouldn't say nothing.  I started reading a new book. 
Watched a sappy love story on TV.  And took a nap.
A nice long nap.  It felt so good.




Such a wonderful way to renew the spirit.
At least for me!




I had taken this photo about a month ago.
Not my favorite photo, But I did have some fun
watching this guy play in the water.



I couldn't get too close because he had his eye on me.
I snapped off a couple of shots and then just sat and watched
him, as he tried to clean whatever that was he was trying to eat. 

He finally finished and flew off.. 
I can just imagine him thinking what the heck was this crazy lady with
the camera doing..  Can't a guy eat in peace around here..




Well my friends even though we have been living in Big Bertha
for over three months now,  The time has flown by.  And the countdown is
on for us to leave the Vegas area and head north to cooler weather.

My Husband has only 5 days of work left.  He still can't believe it..
I am very excited for him and us!

We will be pulling out of Vegas area in 8 days. 
Yikes..  Can that be right..  8 days.

I have been busy meeting friends for lunch, going out with my sisters,
and saying goodbye to our parents.  It hard to believe we will be leaving this
area..  I have lived here for over 38 years. 
But we will be back in the Vegas area just in time for Christmas.

So sorry I have not been around lately.
I am hoping to catch up with what you all have been up to real soon.

Hugs~

46 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

how VERY exciting for you!!!

Terry said...

My dear friend, you know I am excited for Bruce and you as well! Can't wait to see where your travels take you and if you happen by us, LMK! It was so nice to meet you both and hopefully next time, we can do it for longer! Hugs and Enjoy the Journey!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely photos. Enjoy the trip north! Valerie

Crafting Queen said...

Great photos, what a super capture with that bird. Good luck in your new adventure!

amanda | wildly simple said...

Beautiful shots, as ever.. and FIVE days! Very exciting!

Julie said...

How exciting Linda, what an adventure!
Your photos always make me smile, one that I hope to see at some time is one of your little man on Grandad's carved motorbike, you must have one I'm sure. Anyway, enjoy the rest of your week,Julie.x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You've had a memorable summer! Enjoy these last few days and soak up some sun! Sweet hugs!

Sylvia said...

It's so nice that you were able to do a time out. We all need them regularly. Your photo's just get better and better, you are truly gifted, Linda, you have to have a good photo before you can change it! I know you be glad to leave all the heat and be able to move and move on from place to place. Have a sweet Thursday! Eat an ice cream on me! Hugs and prayers for you.

Tracy said...

Oh wow, only five days left. Yay for hubby! So the road adventure is about to start for real. Sooo exciting! Great pics and I can only imagine what the future ones will look like. Hugs!

Lisa Gordon said...

This is so exciting, Linda! Your adventure is just beginning. I wish you safe travels, and the most wonderful times ahead. xo.

Carol Blackburn said...

Happy trails to you! Safe travels.

Davi said...

Oh how refreshing to have a little time out! The pics of the grackle is too cute, they are so fun to watch! Always seem compelled to soak or wash whatever they eat ;) Gosh hard to believe the time has flown by and off you will be on the adventure of a lifetime! Keep us all in the loop as you travel the country my friend, be safe! hugs

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Wow, what an exciting countdown! If only I could retire in eight days and travel. I look forward to living vicariously through you!! Hahaha! Your photos are gorgeous...as always. Savor each new day. Blessings to you, my friend! Kath

Breathtaking said...

All the best Linda, enjoy these coming days with exciting times ahead. Great shots of the
bird:)

unikorna said...

The second photo is amazing and yes, doing nothing sometimes can be a good thing for the spirit :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Only 8 days? Really? Where did the time went by so fast? I hope we will get to meet tomorrow, as when I come back from Europe, you will be heading your new journey!
The photos are beautiful, you did a great job at editing!

Deb Hickman said...

Exciting times!!!! Amazing photos. X

Becca said...

Yea! So excited for you! You will have so much fun taking photos of new and exciting things! Love the shot of the agapanthus! Looking forward to chatting with you on Friday.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Awesome pics ...

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Awesome pics ...

JansArtyJunk said...

Whoooo how exciting!.. Enjoy your big adventure Linda! :)

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Fabulous shots!! I love them ...
How very exciting and wonderful for you both ...
Have a wonderful amazing time ... keep safe and keep in touch ... hugs to you!

Pride In Photos said...

It is just fun fun to come here and experience your travels thru the posts. Always look forward to where you will go next...I left you an idea on my blog comments about the fence♥

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful photos! So where are you moving to? Did I miss that information somewhere?

Sue Lelli said...

Love the photos! Five more days for your dh! Wow! Enjoy your last days in Las Vegas!

Nancy said...

I can hear the excitement and happiness in your words Linda -- so much to look forward to! :)

It's me said...

Enjoy summer Darling.....love ra...x!

It's me said...

Ria ....i mean...,....iPad ...grrrrr!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Time is passing so quickly, the excitement is about to really begin. Your photos are delightful - is the yellow flower a daisy or a calendula? Have a gloriously wonderful time!

Thanks for your comment about the quilts too
:)

Mona Pendleton said...

Such beautiful photos Linda! It's always good to catch up on some "me" time, relax and enjoy life! :) Good for the mind, soul and body :)

Sandie Edwards said...

The count down is on .. I can imagine your excitement. As always, your photographs are so inspiring ... I really need to learn my new camera, so I can attempt to catch some amazing photo's like you have ....
Always enjoy popping in to see what you are doing, and what you are photographing.

Audrey Pettit said...

Everybody needs a good time out now and then, my friend. I'm just so glad you have been able to take one and re-charge your batteries a little bit. You have been through a lot of changes lately, both good and bad, and you need to take care of yourself. So excited for you and hubby on this next stage!

julieprice3 said...

How exciting, soon to be off on a fabulous adventure, can't wait to see all the photos along the way, Have an awesome time
Hugs Julie P

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful captures, my friend! I hope everything work out as planned ! I am very excited for you and your hubby!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving the photos and LOVED meeting you!!!!!!

Catherine said...

How exciting that your new journey is soon going to be starting! Have fun!
xo Catherine

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Hi sweetie, I'm so excited for you!! Wishing you a great time!
Awesome shots again. The flowers are so gorgeous...

big hug!

Gayle Price said...

Wishing you and your hubby safe and happy trails as you head off on your BIg Bertha adventure. What a wonderful way to see the country and I'm sure you will meet some amazing people along the way. Don't think of it as leaving your home....you're just having an extended holiday. I am so looking forward to stories and beautiful photos from your travels. Have fun !!!! xx

Milagros C. Rivera said...

Totally awesome photos Linda!!! hope your journey takes you safe wherever you go it was SOOOO nice to meet you!♥

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Good luck Linda! I know you will love every minute of your travels. Just keep this stunning photos coming, I just could not live without them now! Big hugs my friend xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Thanks for sharing all these wonderful photos. All the best for the forthcoming trip. Enjoy it :)

Jane Wetzel said...

oh lovely Linda, I am sooo happy for you! Gosh, when I havent been to your blog I miss it so much- your photos are always incredible! Happy and safe travels..hope you are gonna keep us posted :)

yyam said...

Ooooh...I'm excited for your guys too! :)

Lori said...

Five days of work left...how awesome is that? Love your photos and your way of renewing. Have fun in Big Bertha!

Gay Peplow said...

Wonderful photographs Linda, glad to hear you are looking after you ! Hope the journey north is lots of fun and very interesting too, hugs Gay xx

Charlene said...

You deserve this time Linda and I think it's great!!!! I so enjoy your pictures my friend!! Have a GREAT time on your adventures!