Saturday, September 1, 2007

Pomegranate and scallops

I made this card when I first got the Garden Whimsy set and my new In Colors. I really love how bright and happy this card is. :)

You'd never guess my love for it based on how LONG this card has been sitting in my draft post folder! It's been in there since the 6th of August. Wow.

If you're a regular visitor, you may have noticed the lack of posts. Thanks for continuing to stop by and check things out, even though nothing new has made it up recently! We just had some fun stuff going on that precluded my being able to stamp, photograph and post to my blog. Ky had a birthday this week and two weeks ago we bought a new pop-up trailer.

Now granted, this is a 2005 trailer, so it's really not new, but it's sure new to us! We had a great time, and kept being amazed by the technological advances that had evolved since the time our previous trailer was made in 1978 (see photo below). What a difference 27 years makes!

For our inaugural trip, we went camping at Chambers Lake which is up above Fort Collins, Colorado, to a campground that's up Poudre Canyon. It was so beautiful. Everywhere we looked was so green and lush. As Colorado natives, we kept saying how remarkable it was to see everything being SO green as far into the summer as late August. This is not to say that things go dead and brown here, just that it's been a wet summer for us, and it really showed in the landscape.

This is a shot of one of the creeks that feeds Chambers Lake. It has a big job ahead of it to refill the lake. When we arrived, the lake wasn't much more than a substantial pond. Ky and I were able to stand in what is normally the bottom of the lake to take the picture above. According to campground rumor, they had drained much of the lake for irrigating Weld County and to make repairs to the dam. While the lack of lake was startling at first sight, it was incredibly beautiful nonetheless. Here is a different river that also feeds into the lake and comes from a different direction. This river had a winding path running alongside of it and Ky and I hiked it for quite some way.

For one of our day's entertainment we took the Jeep and went exploring on some of the many roads branching off of Poudre Canyon. Ky wanted to go check out a campground that's located off of a road that states that trailers are not advised for it. Since we weren't hooked up to the trailer, off we went! It turned out that we probably could have made it with our new trailer, so that will be good to know for the future.

We followed another dirt road up to the Craggs (see picture just below) and stood in awe at the foot of an amazing rocky crag that jutted up out of the mountain. The picture below doesn't do it justice, but it was immense!

So that's just a bit of why I haven't been around lately! I have stamped some though, and you'll be seeing some more projects cropping up soon. :) Have a great labor day weekend! I'm off to brunch with Ky's family to celebrate his birthday.


Lori Barnett said...

Great Pics!!! I so would like to be there :)

Jovita said...

Awesome pictures... We went camping last weekend, also in our pop-up (which we actually sold today)... I'm already looking forward to getting a new one with walls!