Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy New Year!

Yes, I know the new year has been here a while, but not too much has been happening. After being sick for Christmas and having to postphone it, then Oscar got sick and we had to postphone it again we finally just went out to dinner a few days ago. So having finally had Christmas dinner I can now move on to the new year.

We were at the lake for New Years Day and it was so beautiful. Here's a picture of the clouds over the mountain from our deck. Cathy's interest in clouds is contagious and now I'm one of those she has looking up. You've gotta admit having the clouds in this photo make it so much more interesting.

Dad and Daisy came for lunch and then we moved outside.
Like everyone is saying across the country, "Can you believe this January weather?"

I also worked on a quilt while we were there. A UFO (unfinished object) that has been in a box for years. These were leftover blocks from some quilts the girls and I made when they were in high school (or maybe younger). I pulled them out and was gonna just get rid of them, but Ray saw them and asked me to finish it up for his friend who moved to Alaska. It's not my favorite jean quilt, but it's out of the sewing room.
So here it is, my first UFO finish of 2012!

Then with Mike & Cathy we tried, again, to go see the Trail of 100 Giants. The last time we were up there the road was closed. When we got there the road was closed again. We decided to go around the signs and get up there anyway. Well, we didn't go far until there was so much snow across the road that we couldn't continue. Next time we'll believe the signs. We took a different road and found this - The Needles in the Sequoia National Forest. A few months back a lookout hut that was built on the one on the left burned down.
You can see more about it here:

Before leaving I had to take a picture of the dam. It's still a big lake, but  the water is really low right now. We had wonderful weather, but if winter doesn't come it will be a very dry summer and that's not good.

It's been a great year so far and if resolutions were to be made they would be for 2012 to include lots of nature, family and friends.

Happy New Year everyone and I hope your year is also filled with nature, family & friends! And when you get a chance - look up!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful views, Sherry! And yeah, that sky shot is gorgeous!