My newest annual on my deck is a "Pink Twister Verbena". I cannot take credit for the burlap, I saw the idea on Pinterest. I lined the metal plant stand with burlap (3 layers) and then added my soil. Makes a pretty combination of textures.
Also the fragrance in my back yard is heavenly--my peonies have bloomed this week.
Happy Pink Saturday everyone!! I caught a glimpse of this when I was attending a luncheon last Saturday afternoon and went back to take a picture. You know I'm always on the lookout for pink just about everywhere. I've exhausted all my pinks from inside my home and until my flowers bloom nicely I am out looking.
Wishing all my blogging friends a pallet of beautiful pink brushstrokes today!!!!
Happy 5th Blogging Birthday to Pink Saturday founder Beverly-you have brought us much joy.
White water rafting at Noahs Ark River Rafting Co. in Buena Vista, Colorado.
It's exhilarating for sure. I definitely used the foot anchors inside the raft and kept hold of the rope. My Son is riding on the back and I'm in the front along with my two granddaughters and Daughter--see were all holding on!
What an adventure, we loved getting all suited up - can't you tell!!!
The "Crew" ready to go along with our raft captain. All DRY for now but we're excited. I would definitely do this again!!!
One of my favorite trips was a trip that my hubby and I took to South Dakota. We flew out and rented a car--spent the week sightseeing.
One of the first things we went to was Mount Rushmore.
Each states flag is displayed and a plaque with the states entrance into the union.
It is so majestic up close!!
Just 17 miles from Mt. Rushmore is the Crazy Horse Monument. This is the worlds largest sculpture and it is still in progress. It was started in 1948 and after the sculptors death in the 1980's his children have taken over the quest. It is a non profit undertaking, all done by donations. When it is finished it will be longer than a cruise ship and taller than a 60 story skyscraper. It is being sculptured in the Thunderhead Mountain.
This is what the final sculpture will look like.
I did not get a picture of Crazy Horse as it is now, so this one is from the Internet.
His face measures 88'.
The Badlands cannot be missed. The colors in the rock formations are beautiful. Lots of pinks!
We visited Wind Cave-another beautiful site.
This really took us by surprise, South Dakota has 19,000 recorded archaeological and paleontological sites.
We visited the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota. This is the largest concentration of Colombian and Woolly Mammoths ever found in their primary content (where they died). It is remarkable to see the shapes and bones of them laying right there before you!!!
There are many hands-on activities for children--would be a wonderful place to take the whole family.
The Indian culture, the breathtaking badlands and black hills made this trip one to remember.