Last week's experiment with the sunflowers didn't work, and I've continued to do battle with the squirrels in my yard over the sunflowers this week. Apparently the squirrels have won. A few flowers have bloomed and I got excited at my triumph, only to look outside a little later and there's a @#$!%# squirrel pulling it down! They chew the stems from the bottom, and they grab the buds from the top and cut them off, too. I finally gave in and rescued the flowers that were still out there and put them in a vase.
Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
I Like Thursday #299
At least we can enjoy them this way!
In need of a getaway day recently, we drove up to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. That is one of my very favorite things to do in the summer! We're so lucky to only be about 30 miles away, and can take advantage of that as often as we want. Plus, sleep in our own bed that night!
This time we decided to go into the park and drive up Trail Ridge Road. It is the highest continuous paved road in N. America, reaching 12,183 feet in elevation at one point. There are places to park along the way and walk to a viewpoint, so we did quite a bit of that.
At about 11,500 feet you're above tree line, and the view changes.
And, of course, it's always much cooler up there, which was a lovely break from our hot summer days!
Of course, a stop at Snowy Peaks Winery for lunch is always on the agenda for the day, as well as the local quilt shop, The Stitchin' Den. I brought home some batik fat quarters that are specially made for the shop and the area. They're in the "just for fun" category of fabric acquisition!
Hope you're having a great week!
I'm joining in with LeeAnna and friends at Not Afraid of Color,
for I Like Thursday.