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Trip to Hawthorne Nevada
I and my sister and parents drove to Hawthorne Nevada to help my sister and her family unpack into their new family home. Here are a few pictures that I shot of the view on the way there and back.
First here are some sandy mountains off in the distance
And some more sandy mountains
OH wait some trees
Then more sandy mountains
And some more
And Oh wait.....nope just more mountians
HEY a house!
And then more of this
and then this
Wait.......is that water????
and more sandy mountains
Why yes that is water and it is sooooo blue but this pic is not showing the color to well
WOW I wonder how tall this mountain is? it has some snow on top but it does not come all the way down
It is so pretty but my sister said that it does not snow down at their level during the winter but just a couple days out of the year.....weird
more of this
And drum roll please...........the famous bear rock!
Ummmm ok looks kind of like a tiger to me or maybe a really big rodent
So now we are done at my sisters house and on the way home but the water we passed here has now become really deep blue so I thought that I would take some pictures of it.
other than the water there is surprisingly nothing to see out here but sand and sage brush with some rocks scattered around through our whole trip from Reno to Hawthorne and back.
But there is a great beauty even in that!
Being a California girl I guess that I am use to seeing a bunch of manicured lawns, tailored buildings or the beauty of the forests.
Miles and miles of sand is not as stimulating to the senses of the brain as the loud colors, shapes and sounds of the city.
But the beauty of the plains of the Nevada's holds its own wonder
And after I had a time to relax my over taxed senses I really felt a nice peace in this place where nature lives and man does not
So I was reading a blog by Then she made and found this really cool way to make a soup storage can holder so I thought that I would try it myself so I start with a box like this then I cut the end off of my box because my pantry doors would not close because the box was too long then I taped the end I just cut off back to the place i just cut it off of but I tucked in the ends then I cut half way down the place I just taped to make a hole that I can pull the cans from when I need one Here is the finished end of one side next on the opposite side I cut a hole in the top so that I can add new cans to the back as I buy them that way I always use the oldest first next I took scrapbook paper and covered the box
I used this spray adhesive only because I love it! rubber cement will work just fine or what ever glue you wish
and here is my finished product! Woo Hoo I did this in only one hour! not bad I am quite happy with it. see how it works.....cans in back and pull out the front
Magically hanging leaf... just kidding, can you see the spider web?
Love this picture because it captures many things
A unique truck
Inside my environment while working
A gander of what's behind me
A moment in my life recorded :-)
The return of evening storms
The beauty my eyes behold... Grateful for sight
A childhood treat I shockinly found still in production. If you find one give it a go
Trees all over the Sierra Mountain Range fruiting this year
I NEVER! Get tired of these special notes left for me to find.
A secret re-construction of my fathers trailer! He was pleasantly surprised
It only took a little bit of Paint, new wood, some soldering, new reflectors, new electrical wiring, new studs, new tires and a weeks worth of labor, Phew.... Well worth it for the best father around
The startling white of this Hibiscus flower, gorgeous
The last bit of snow left on Mount Rose
More evening thunder, lightening and rain... My fav time of year