Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Desks and a Mini-cation

Since we got back from our mini vacation I have not taken time to sit at my workdesk.  And since this is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, I'm supposed to share my desk. And this weekly view of desks is a fun tour around the world (sort of) brought together by Julia of the Stamping Ground.  She's been doing this for 374 weeks!  I've been involved for about 1/2 that time.  But my desks looks just like it did last Wednesday.  So....  I decided to share a few pictures of our trip!

We went to Prescott, AZ July 29 - 31.  It was hot there, too, but not as hot as at home.  This first pic is of us at a concert in the Square.  What a fun surprise!  The band played mostly blues.  Lots of dancers and there was 1 guy who danced a lot whether with someone or by himself.  He had some really smooth moves!  I love this app on my phone camera that does a selfie with the picture!

While we waited for the Phippen Western Art Gallery opened we took a short hike.  The trail was a bit rough but the view, oh my gosh!!

I loved this tree on the hike.  Such character!  Look closer at its base, it's twisted! Can you imagine the wind forces against it as it was growing?  Wow!

And last (for now) a pic of some new growth on a pine tree.  I may have to play with this one on my PhotoShop program.  I have many more pictures but these are my favorites.

We visited the Sharlot Hall Museum, Phippen Art Museum (they just opened a special exhibition called "Hold Your Horses" which was fabulous!!), the Lone Spur Cafe (best burger I think I ever had!), a fun little restaurant called Shannon's Gourmet Cheesecakes (I ate too much cheesecake), and the Heritage Zoo (all the animals were rescues).

So, no desk but a bit of fun and nature.  Please head over to our head desker Julia at the Stamping Ground blog to get the links to others taking part in this weekly tour of desks.  If this is new to you please click on her page What is WOYWW for more info.


shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Carol, Sharons Gourmet Cheesecakes sounds made for me, lol. I love them.I'd have eaten too much too. Love all your scenic shots, beautiful. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xx#7

BJ said...

Love the selfie stamps on the photos, BJ#9

Kathyk said...

No desk but you are entirely forgiven because of the guided tour instead!



Julia Dunnit said...

So nice to be away for a few days isn't it. Love the pics of the tree and new growth, I'm constantly surprised that anything can grow in such a climate of extremes. I love the selfie stamps on the photos...will you name the APp please?

glitterandglue said...

What a lovely time away, Carol - great fun. I think I just may have enjoyed the cheesecakes as well... Fun "stamps" of yourselves on the photos.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #17

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh how lovely to see a pic of you - what a beautiful gal you are! I loved seeing the pics of your trip. The tree and pine cone are fab shots, so interesting. The app works really well!
Hugs, LLJ 8 xxxx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Carol, great photos looks like you had a good time. The desk will still be there when you get back to it. Thanks for the comment over at mine and happy woyww, Angela x 12

Shoshi said...

Carol, thank you so much for your prayers, and for your lovely thoughtful comment! Much appreciated. So glad you had a good trip, and I love the photos of the ancient trees. They are amazing, like sculptures!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #32

April said...

Sounds like you had a great time.
April #24

Sharon Madson said...

Sounds like you had a great time! That was a neat photo of you, too.
Thanks for sharing. I hope you do check out Splitcoast Stamper. We have a lot of fun, and there is a lot of inspiration! Thanks for your earlier visit.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super pics of your trip. I found that selfie pic thing too. Great way to use it on hols where you've been. Thanks for sharing. Take care Zo xx 25

LisaDV said...

Glad you had fun on your trip. Have a great week. LisaDV #23