Celebration of Life

Moving beyond my pain and celebrating life.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Patience and Wisdom...

One of the greatest secrets of life is having
patience AND wisdom!

Have a good weekend everyone!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Price of Value...

To realize the value of a sister/brother

Ask someone who doesn't have one.

To realize the value of ten years:

Ask a newly divorced couple.

To realize the value of four years:

Ask a graduate.

To realize the value of one year:

Ask a student who has failed a final exam.

To realize the value of nine months:

Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize the value of one month:

Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.

To realize the value of one week:

Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of one minute:

Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize the value of one-second:

Ask a person who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.
You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:

Hold on tight to the ones you love!

Peace, love and prosperity to all!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Got Milk?

I hope they have a good dentist!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Stand up and be counted.....

Sunday, January 18, 2009


All of my plans for the weekend changed with a telephone call; my good friend Tonie was sick and unable to come stay with me for a few days. So instead of playing hostess for a weekend of laughs, tears and lots of Scrabble games, I went on a drive with Gary.

As you can see in the pictures below, the sky was a beautiful blue, it was about 45 degrees and no snow or not much out on the high desert. We headed north and took a dirt road east at about the 14 mile hill. We got our first glimpse of the Wind River Range when we were about 20 miles off the highway.

We saw several herds of antelope and for some reason they were spooked and ran away before we could get pictures.

Our first stop was the White Mountain Petroglyphs. From the parking area, this cliff did not reveal the secrets it housed.

Walking closer, I could spot several Eagle Nests. The nests were at least 6 feet tall.

On the face of the cliff were the first horsemen petroglyphs. They took my breath away when I spotted them.

Then I spotted the water dripping; water in the desert.... amazing!

There were several caves, some were deep and I could imagine someone using it for shelter from the elements. This cave had smoke on the ceiling which looked like some modern cave man or woman built there.

Some of the caves were tunnels and not easily accessed.

This cave was shallow and held bones of some animal, probably deposited there by a man.

When we walked around the corner, to my surprise we found these bear petrographs. In this picture you can see the bear paws and in the middle, the bear. I was in awe while exploring these ancient drawings.

There was once a mighty hunt!

This petrograyph is of an elk. We didn't spot any elk that live in this area of the Red Desert but we did spot an elk track!
Elk tracks in the sand.

This next picture is the road to Boar's Tusk. This road was once the railroad tracks where Iron Ore was shipped from Atlantic City. For those of you who don't know, Atlantic City, WY is over South Pass across the Wind River Range. The Atlantic City mine is now closed and the land has been reclaimed.

It seemed like it took a long time driving but we finally arrived at the Boar's Tusk. Here are a couple of photos of it from a couple of different angles. The Boar's Tusk is an old volcanic tower.

Our next stop was the Killpecker Sand Dunes which are the largest continually migrating sand dunes in North America.

Our next stop was the Tri-Territory Marker.

As the sign reads, this is the common boundary of the Louisiana Purchase (1803) and the Northwest Territory (1846) and Mexico (1848) The site is located where the Continental Divide crosses the 42 parallel north lattitude. It was amazing to see a landmark of history out here in the middle of nowhere!

The sun was beginning to set as we hit Hwy. 28 between Farson and Lander. We had only traveled about 50 miles but it had taken us all afternoon to walk in the footsteps of the past.

The beautiful Wind River Mountains were pink and purple.
Gary and I had a glorious day together.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My Favorite Snowman Revealed........>>>>>

I appreciate everyone participating in my "Favorite Snowman" question!
There is no doubt about it...
The Snowmen above are very cute!

But... my favorite, for obvious reasons

is the one pictured below!



Have a great week!


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy Winter...

Which snowman do you like best?

Starting at the top row from left to right start as #1 ending with #12 at the bottom right corner. Or you may identify them by their hat. :^)

I will disclose my favorite snowman after I have comments from everyone.
Happy Winter!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Winds of change are blowing.....

I woke up very early this morning to the wind rattling my windows and my teeth. I have installed weather stripping around my windows and doors but this morning my window coverings were flapping from the strength of the wind howling outside.

I know that I have blogged about the wind before and I realize that the wind is Mother Nature's way of cleaning house but the wind drives me crazy at times. I keep telling myself that wind is good and there is a benefit to having the wind blow so much such as no smog.

The 'winds of change' are blowing in my personal life. I can feel my life shaken up a bit as the old is blown away and the new dawn blows in. I can't discuss what these changes will be but the changes aren't all bad. I have come to the conclusion that I can complain about the changes or I can embrace them; I choose the latter.

Have a great and prosperous week, everyone!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Countdown..12 rules to live by for happiness...

My penpal friend Gerry from Canada, recently sent me this in an email. It lists the standards I attempt to live by in a very beautiful way; I just had to share it:

Make it a great year, everyone!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I am sending blessings of love, good health and prosperity to all of my family and blogger friends!
Happy New Year!