Saturday, June 30, 2012

Saturday Night Dinner

We are enjoying a special summer treat 
for our Saturday night dinner!




Do you like hot dogs, too?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Boating Trip to Tingley Beach

Today I got to go on a very special boating trip
in a real BODY OF WATER!!!!


 I went to a mountain with a great waterfall
and a fabulous lake!
(fountain)

(west side of the fountain)
 (east side of the fountain)

This a popular spot!!!!

I set off in my boat...



And Around...
video
And Around I Went!
video
Then....
I drifted too close to the rapidly flowing stream of water,
and settled for a moment in the current.
It shot me forward toward the stream leading into the BIG LAKE!

video
My person stopped the camera and set it down when she realized 
I was in imminent DANGER
and waded across the beautiful lake (fountain) to rescue me 
before my adventure got any more ADVENTUROUS! 
(I was glad I had the foresight to take my shoes and socks off,
and put my feet in the fountain, prepared to wade in for quick rescues!)

One more trip around...
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..and it was time to check out the surrounding area.
The lake for model boats was surrounded by a wall of hungry geese
following a boy who had been feeding them bread,
so we turned and walked in the other direction.

I found a wood bridge crossing the stream,
where I was able to look north toward the "children's fishing pond".
My special boating lake (fountain) is at the far end.

We wandered to the main pond on the other side of the bridge.



I swear this goose wanted a bite out of me!
I'm glad it decided I was not a tasty morsel!

 There were more boaters on the main lake, 
along with people fishing and children playing.



I had to keep my PFD (Personal Flotation Device) on
until I got all the way home!
Thanks to Julie Old Crow for the PFD from a long-ago Hitty Camp,
and Pauline's Polys for reminding me to wear it!
SAFETY FIRST!!!
http://www.hittygirls.com/freepatterns/lifejackets.htm
I hope I get to come back to this great boating spot again!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Boating Lesson


There is a rumor going around 
that Jubilee might be able to take the boat out into a real BODY OF WATER,
if only the boat floats properly and she can balance her weight to keep it afloat.
She was happily willing to take some lessons!



Hold still in the middle of the boat!
No, it is leaning to one side!


Sit up straight!

Oops! That is NOT SITTING UP!
Watch the back end of your boat!


After some twisting around,
 Jubilee starts to daydream about the scene in
Anne of Green Gables
where Anne floats down the river in a small boat,
reciting the "Lady of Shallot"
Too bad Jubilee does not know that poem.


Well, try facing the back.
Is that better?


Still, steady, and no diving out the boat.
How did she do?


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Sunday, June 24, 2012

El Rancho de Las Golondrinas


Santa Fe Fiber Arts Festival at
El Rancho de Las Golondrinas
a living history museum in  Santa Fe

Map
scroll mouse over numbers on map link for more photos at each location

(location 11 on map-covered entry)

Willow Baskets











Activities in the Rancho Courtyard
(looking toward location 19 on map)


 Colcha Embroidery


 Carding and Spinning Wool



Bread Fresh From The Horno
(courtyard around location 12 on map)








The Baca House 
(27 on map)

Tanning Hut
(location 69 on map)
 Out and About
Cottonwood Pods Everywhere!
(location 40 on map-looking out at fields)







Taking a Break Near the Outdoor Washing
(beyond location 41, before the bridge)


 By a Stream
(goes under the bridge)

Schoolhouse
(location 45 on map)




 Natural Dyes
(location 46 on map)


 The Mora House
(location 61, and surrounding compound)


The Willow Basket Man gave us a willow wand.
The Belt Weaver at the Mora House gave us a posey, and a flower ring used to make tea.

 







Big Mill from Sapello
(location 56 on map)




Hiking Back Up the Trail
Back of the Main Rancho
(view from trail near location 17 on map-
point 41 to 17 is all uphill!)



Old Looms
(location 10 on map-backside of Pino house, between the stage and the house)





Navajo Weavers
(outside near location 7-museum gift shop)

Outdoor Market
(location 3 on map)
Local Vendors



Josefina in the Gift Shop
(Museum Gift Shop-location 7 on map)

 Miniature Collection



Back Toward the Entrance


Adios!!!
My Flickr Album
on El Rancho de Las Golondrinas

Webshots Albums (page 2)

El Rancho de Las Golondrinas