Monday, June 27, 2011

Birthday Party

Someone is turning one year old.

It is the little girl in the pretty pink dress, and we are celebrating!

Time for cake and cupcakes too.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Signs of the Times

Just a few things I noticed of late about the times we live in....

This is based upon some magazine covers.. at a Dr.'s office visit in 2010.  There was a plethora of magazines for the visitor to this office to see, learn from, and entertain themselves while they waited for time with the doctor.  Here is some of what I observed.

 Attitude is everything, and since many women and men are "pegged" against each other as such different "species" many women tend to think that they know better than men.  Subsequently, men have happily abdicated the difficult role of leadership to women.  Now, don't get me wrong, I know women are great leaders... thinkers... doers, I am a woman.  However, I did read statements in the very well planned and photographed article, like, "It is rarely noted that the financial wreckage littering our world is the creation, almost exclusively, of men, not women."  Really?  "Rarely noted"?  Exclusively the wreckage of men?  What about those women who love to "shop?"  I think their overspending is  equally to blame.

Anyhow, here are the "Sheriffs" of Wall Street, according to TIME  mag.

Here is another wonder..... the promotion of raising one child and how it is a "myth" that they will grow up being "selfish, spoiled or lonely."   Nope.  TIME says, those kids are just fine.   

And finally we look at what is available on the table in the office....
Redbook and Highlights for children.


Friday, June 24, 2011

The Centennial Trail

Approaching the Spokane River from the North

I have lived in Spokane for about 18 years and have never traveled the Centennial Trail, until this week.  I had to wonder why I had never done it before. 

Here is my friend who introduced me to the trail. 
I liked it so much I had to go back again the next day!

The Spokane River Trail follows the contour of the Spokane River.  It begins in the east at the Idaho state line and ends at Nine Mile Falls, Wa.  The length of the Centennial Trail is 37 mile from end to end, and it is completely paved.

View from the Bridge.

Part of the Centennial Trail

 There were lots of flowers....

 Wild roses.



These particular flowers, the white ones, smell heavenly.

Walking the trail is a nice,  peaceful walk.  The people passing by on bikes were friendly and the day was lovely.  There was a lot of sights to see.. mostly nature.

There were birds, a rabbit, and a chipmunk too. I saw
ladybugs, snails, and bumblebees.


Snails come in all colors.
Busy ladybug crossing the trail before us.
                                                                                                                                                 Why did the ladybug cross the Centennial Trail?

Flowers... blue and yellow.

Man-made Maribu Falls

To get to the other side!