CLOSE OF DAY

CLOSE OF DAY

I’ve been away for a little while and got back a few days ago to find that my computer wasn’t working properly & my monitor had bitten the dust…Oh Well ! I’ve now got a new monitor and hope to post a few piccies for you to see.
This little girl just fancied a paddle in Lake Windermere, Bowness, as you can see, it was a lovely evening for it, and don’t worry both mum & dad were very close by.

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Poppy about to BURST into bloom…

Poppy about to BURST into bloom...

Every spring I watch for the poppies in my garden to bloom… they are almost ready… this is the first to start! It seems a tiny spider has been building a web that may not survive the bursting forth into bloom. (nicer viewed large)

I’ve been extremely distracted with several things lately… last but not least… a failure of Bluetooth on my computer has left me with a less than ideal keyboard (typing is no fun) and a mouse that is quite uncooperative! I’m so far behind everywhere that I haven’t found time to back up my computer and take it in to the geeks at Apple who will diagnose the problem and fix it (thank heaven for the 3-year warranty upgrade).

I’ll be out of my house (staying nearby) during the next week due to a painting/floor refinishing project that will mean fumes and dust. If I’m slower than usual stopping by, know that I will do so eventually!

Featured on the blog for the Colors of the Heart group and on the blog for the Damn! I Wish I’d Taken That!!! group. 🙂

Featured as on the front page as a Diamond of The Week image for the Golden Pictures Worth 1000 Words group for the week beginning Sunday, May 22, 2011.

Posted by victoriaporter (here – always behind) on 2011-04-30 11:39:00

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Monument Valley Sunset

Monument Valley Sunset

Watching last thursday’s episode of Billy Connolly’s journey down Route 66 inspired me to take another look at my Monument Valley snaps. What a place!

I think I’ve got my settings wrong on my pc/monitor because this looks so much more vibrant on my computer than it does on my iPad. The difference isn’t usually that pronounced but with this shot it’s really apparent.

From monumentvalley.org :-

Monument Valley is one of the truly iconic places of the United States. It has been the setting for hundreds of Western movies, and its unique sandstone formations are instantly recognizable the world over.

The Valley is home to Navajo families that have lived there for generations.

Monument Valley is a part of the Navajo Nation. It is located on the Utah/Arizona border, east of Highway 163. The park entrance is in Utah. Admission to the park is $5 per person, and free for children under the age of 9.

For visitor information, contact Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

The park is open daily from 6am to 8pm from May through September and from 8am to 5pm from October through April.

Getting there

From Flagstaff, head east on Highway 40 to Highway 89 (Page, Grand Canyon Exit). Travel north on Highway 89 to Highway 160. Travel east on Highway 160 to Highway 163 (Kayenta exit). Travel north into Utah to Goulding’s Lodge then take Indian Route 40 southeast to the entrance to Monument Valley. The closest airport is Farmington, New Mexico. It is about two and a half hours east of the park.

Most of the scenic locations within Monument Valley are found within the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. At the edge of the valley, there is a visitor center, a small convenience store and the Haskenneini Restaurant, which specializes in both native Navajo and American cooking.

As this is not a federal park, National Park Passes or Golden Eagle Passes are not valid here.

“It’s breathtaking. You can’t believe it. It’s very photogenic; it has a kind of mythic feeling of age, of legend. . . . You’ve seen it in the movies, but when you see it in life, it’s so epic in its proportions that it almost stands for the whole of the West.” -Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich.

Posted by Paul in Leeds on 2011-10-01 12:06:43

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