Red-Breasted Nuthatch

I forgot to share a few pictures I took on the 26th of October. We were at Bower’s Mansion State Park down in Washoe Valley…throwing some horseshoes when a heard a lot of noise up in the trees. Finally spied a wee birdie that acted like a kid hyped up on Mt. Dew. 🙂

Red-breasted Nuthatch ~




Rambling Monday ~ 24 October 2011

Wow…it’s been a week since I posted anything.

Friday night, while my husband had boxing on, I prepped a lot of hexies so I can start making flowers again.

Spent Saturday up in Virginia City and then at Bowers Mansion. It was supposed to be cooler up in VC…but they lied. We wandered over to our favorite park up there to play a game of cribbage and frisbee. OH! That reminds me…if’n you’re ever in the need of a GREAT frisbee that just ‘feels’ right? Look no further than Del Sol! Just love that frisbee!

Then over to Bowers Mansion for a couple of games of horseshoes and to walk around.

(pictures taken from my Blackberry Torch…not my regular camera)


View looking down at Washoe Lake from the horseshoe pits.
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View looking up while laying in the leaves.
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View looking up to where the horseshoe pits are.
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Virginia Creeper on the wooden fence around the old hot springs swimming pool.
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After getting back from our outing I started washing the box of Macintosh apples I got from Apple Hill so I could make applesauce.

I used a recipe I found online at Simple Bites…posted by Aimee on 29 Sept 2010. I liked the idea of leaving the skin on while cooking the apples!

CLASSIC APPLESAUCE RECIPE

I added two cinnamon sticks, two vanilla beans and two cups of apple cider with my apples.

Here is some of the finished pint jars of applesauce ~ it’s very tasty! Thanks, Aimee!

Photograph Thursday ~ 10 December 2009

Making this a picture day…photographs of Bower’s Mansion (29 November), Sparks Hometown Christmas Parade (5 December), Snow (7 December).

Washoe Valley, NV

Washoe Valley, NV

Washoe Valley, NV

Steps behind Bowers Mansion

Bowers Mansion, Washoe Valley, NV

Cutest trio of Angels ~ Sparks Christmas Parade 2009

Sparks High School Marching Band

Christmas Parade

A cold cutie patootie

My nephew (leaning forward-middle) in the Sparks Christmas Parade 2009

4:00 am on Monday morning...it was still snowing.