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(for Six-Word Saturday, at the Mint Bar, Sheridan, WY)

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If we’d been at the cabin a week earlier, there might have been no riding and not much outdoor activity, as it was rainy with low-hanging fog. Fortunately, the week our older daughter, her fiancé, and his parents were there, the weather was excellent.  The next week when I was at the “phone booth” (a high ridge where I can get phone reception), I took this photo of some of the many wildflowers flourishing in the wet spring.

It’s that time of year: time to load the van and point it west, to see familiar landmarks go buy, to head for the mountains.  My only regret is that my husband can’t come along.  Other than that, Willie’s words ring true as always and I just can’t wait to see this view again.

Those lovely mountains keep out phone service quite well unless you have a satellite phone and our internet is quite slow, so I’ll be saving up all my experiences and photos for when I get back (or maybe I’ll drop in when I’m in town.)  In my absence, be safe and happy and I’ll look forward to seeing you all soon (but not too soon!)

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The venue for our daughter’s wedding is Las Gaviotas in Baja California, Mexico. It’s a beautiful community built up the lower side of a hill. The houses are close, but every house has a view of the ocean and many of them have wonderful doors. Here are just a few from one of my morning walks.

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While it’s true that we did have a margarita or two while in Baja California (also known as Mexico), we weren’t wasted. We were on a mission to check out the place where our older daughter will be married this fall. A beach wedding (the beach seen here) will be as lovely as is the surrounding area.  I had several wonderful mornings walks and found the perfect spot on the far side of the rocks you see here, out of the wind, to enjoy the sun later in the day.

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It may not be a rose, but it’s certainly between two or more thorns!  I like the contrast between the sharp thorns and the soft flower.  Be careful if you attempt to pick this flower!!

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At a time when weather in the northern US has been a hot topic (or a cold topic), “Weathered” is an apt theme for the Photo Challenge.  In the annoying tradition of making a word a part of speech it wasn’t meant to be, those of us in that part of the country have been getting (winter) weathered like crazy.

But my example comes from a summer day in the Vosges Forest of France, a place where you don’t expect to come across a chair of any sort while following a trail.  This chair obviously had weathered more than a few nights in the forest and come out the worse for wear, something with which we who’ve experienced many days and night of sub-zero Fahrenheit temperatures might identify!

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