Saturday, June 12, 2010

bloomin' desert!


We went out on the desert with our friends Deb and Alan to get a bloomin' view!

Yucca bloom held open












beautiful globe mallow







Deb and I, and miles of glorious mallow!













Deb, Alan and the Mr.








It was so very beautiful, and the smell......ummmm hummmm.........

was sweet and pungent! It only lasts a couple of weeks and then the blooms fade away, and it doesn't always bloom like this, only every few years, so it was a treat to behold .

We ended our day down at Sand Wash boat launch on the Green river. A place I had heard tons about but had never been too. I'll share pictures of that on another post......


Well, I have been to Young Women's camp and back. I not only survived our extra over night backpack trip up the mountain with my backpack, but I LOVED it! It was a BUSY week at camp. Didn't get lots of sleep, ate good food, ran hither and yon, all up hill.....both directions! LOL Made some dear friends, and totally had my well filled to over flowing!


We are having a BBQ with our kids tonight.......goat cooked on a rotisserie .
No typo, really is a goat. All fat and grain fed. Wanna come?
For the week in heart, or stomach, there will be hamburgers and hot dogs......bring a pot luck salad or dessert OK?


Thank you all for your sweet and tender emails. My heart was very touched. Hard times made better by your love and concern.



Carpe diem.......Seize The Day

15 comments:

Shakerwood said...

I'll stick with the salad if you don't mind! But that mallow is just breathtaking. I'm sure even more so in person.

Connie said...

I survived Girls Camp twice and vowed never to go again, sugar! I'm too old for that now. Sigh...
xoxo,
Connie

Julie Harward said...

I'll come but I don't want to eat a goat! LOL Glad you had a fun time at girls camp, that is always fun!
The earth is so beautiful every where...we have those orange flowers too, I don't have to weed them, so I love them! Come say hi :D

colonialhomestead said...

I have never seen any place like this. All those beautiful orange blooms to see. It looks so amazing. I wish the blog came with smell too. Never ate goat. Would give it a try if had the chance. I have ate goat cheese from a market on salad. I hope to see some of the world some day. Thanks for sharing.

denise said...

what beautiful scenery! i didn't know the desert looked like that.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Mercy, It is so nice to hear from you again...goat huh? what does it taste like..I am always willing to try new things...save me some dark meat...I will bring a macaroni/potato salad to share.:) love the flowers and seeing the face behind the posts.:)

Nifty Nappy Cloth Diapers said...

wow, where was all that mallow? I want to make some natural dyes! :)

Glad you "LOVED" girls camp! :)

Cowboy mom said...

I Love girls camp!!!I haven't been for a few years, though.

Ah, the beauty of a multitude, so many angles of beauty. individually, collectively...

We have a goat that were not sure what to do with......hmmmmm!

Mimi Sue said...

Sorry I didn't see this post yesterday! Otherwise I'd have come to your BBQ and brought some potato salad and Texas sheet cake. Darn. We just got back from a week at Lake Tahoe. Drove through the Nevada desert and it was blooming too. Do they call that mallow Indian Paint Brush? It's sure beautiful this year. How was the goat?? Mimi

Eric and Caralee said...

Wow, as much as I dislike the desert it sure is beautiful! I love the colors. I'll definitely pass on the goat (I've never been able to eat it since my parents killed our pets!) It's been a tough few weeks, but I believe we're going to make it through. We find out Friday (hopefully) if Eric is going to finish on time for his program. (Cross your fingers for us) Love Caralee

Parkers said...

This was extremely beautiful! Thanks for sharing it.

Nifty Nappy Cloth Diapers said...

I found a blog you would love! My sister introduced me to it! :)
http://gardenmama.typepad.com/my_weblog/

happy reading.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Mercy,
I came by to thank you for your sweet words regarding my mom passing away. But then I learned that your family has had a rough go of it too, lately. I was so sorry to read about your nephew. It seems to me that few things would be harder to deal with than that. I will keep this little family in my prayers.
Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos of the desert in bloom. What a treat.
Thank you again, Mercy.
Mary Lou

joy said...

Beautiful! It reminds me of the Bluebonnets in Texas in the spring! I love it! Love, Joy

Brenda said...

Hi Mercy,

Great to hear from you again!
You always brighten my day with your sweet posts. Blessings and hugs to you! Welcome back!
Love, Brenda