Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Monday, April 3, 2017

Coming home

We got home from Sedona last night after two nights and three days on the road. This morning (above), it was sunny and brisk. Instead of red rocks and high desert vegetation, there was water outside my window!

Leaving Sedona in snow flurries.

To back track, the morning we left Sedona we had snow flurries after a night of high wind and muddy rain. Then we had snowy mountains in Utah.

Snowy mountains loom over the highway in Utah.

Oregon's green hills dwarf a train in the Columbia River Gorge.
In Oregon, the Columbia River Gorge had the most gorgeous emerald hills! They looked like velvet in the late afternoon sun. Later that night, I had a decadent chocolate torte in Hood River, OR.

We unloaded the car last night before it got dark, and this morning I went for a walk in the sun. It wasn't the same as our six-mile treks in Arizona, but it did get me out of the house to check out what had changed in the past month.

We didn't see trees this tall in Arizona!

These gorgeous flowers are blooming in our yard, as well as fruit trees blooming throughout town. I also spotted some daffodils, but I didn't get pictures. I miss the desert, but it's good to be home.

Have a colorful day


Julia DesertSpring said...

Oregon's rolling hills: Goddess' inspiration for my couch?

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Glad you are safely home again, and love the flowers! We got a "snow squall" early last evening... high winds, followed by rain then sideways snow... took the power out for about 15 minutes, and it's still cold. Springtime in the High Country! ;-)