Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Sunday, July 29, 2012

I've been AWOL because...

I've been taking riding lessons for the past couple of weeks!  At first, it was just basic horsemanship...grooming, picking up feet, leading, flexing, etc.  But this week, I've ridden twice now!  This was my second time and I brought my little Nikon Coolpix with me!  (The batteries died three photos later...)  AND, I've been busy researching my family roots back on the female side of my dad's family.  They were much more interesting than a bunch of Connecticut farmers!  I've found people murdered, beheaded, and hanged by King John!  I've found Norman knights as well as one line that IS Saxon.  It can be traced all the way back to England before the conquest!  I've even managed to find an Irish ancestor among all the English lines, so now I can tell my husband, "See, you DO have an Irish wife!" I've found some very interesting people and I've started up a new blog on my discoveries so that I can pass this info on to my children.

I haven't been out around town much this summer.  It's just been too darn hot.  I only have a couple of weeks left, then I report to school for a 3 day training, then we take off to the Sierra Nevada for about a week, then come home and I return to school.  WHERE did the summer go?

3 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

congrats to you on the riding!

Gaelyn said...

Love seeing you on horse back.

Rohrerbot said...

I know...where does it all go indeed. Glad you've been having fun and learning about your violent past:) Sounds very interesting....plus horseback riding is fun:)