Thursday, January 23, 2014

My Back Yard

Arizona has the most incredible sunsets.  These photos were taken in my back yard.  Okay, I know these intense colors are caused mainly by the sun reflecting off of pollution in the air but I try not to think about that when I have such a spectacular display right outside my back door.  Actually, I believe this one was due in part to the forest fire that was in Southern Calif. last week.

I hope there are still a few of my readers left out there.  This blog has been on hold for a week now because the photo program (Picasa) has refused to transfer any photos to the blog.  Once again I turned to son Ron, who helped me out but there is definitely a glitch in the program somewhere.  
However, there has not been much to chronicle anyway.  I am hard at work trying to get the house ready to put on the market but find my energy level to be way below what it was 15  years ago when I moved in here.
(A friend sent me this:  "Old age is when it takes longer to rest than it does to get tired.")

The simplicity of RV life is sorely missed but I am determined to get back to it.  Sadly, I am so spoiled now that I may never adjust back to a house that has no wheels. Even Sigh Me has not settled down.  She paces and yowls until I pick her up and cuddle with her,  then she follows me from room to room as though she were a puppy.

Something to share:  I found this young Russian lady's photography on line and think it is just lovely.  The photos are of her family.  She has only been at it a few years and her work inspires me to learn more.


  1. Isn't it interesting how we adapt to life on wheels? We keep wondering if we should buy a house, since prices are still fairly low, but then we step back and say "nah." Your sunset pictures are very pretty.

    1. Thank you, Allison. I am thinking of driving over to Cracker Barrel and spending the night in their parking lot. A bit like a mini-therapy.
      Here is an email note from my daughter, Janice:
      "Wow, Ms.Shumolova's pictures are pretty nice! Thanks for the link and say hi to Sigh-Me!"

  2. We had an unusually lovely sunset here in Seattle last night.

  3. I really enjoy your sunset pictures. Your pictures are so interesting and I learn so much from your comments. I saw your comment about missing the RV life. We are bringing ours over to the house to do some revamping and freshening up. We are getting the fever to take it out. Mom celebrates her 90th birthday in June if you are over that way then. Cherie