Sunday, August 26, 2012

Day Trippin' Again . . . Monday Mosaic . . .

Bob and I decided to go on a day trip last week, just the two of us!  It was a lot of fun, he even went fishing, something I have been trying to get him to do since he retired.  We didn't leave until he caught his limit . . . :0)  Yes, they were delicious!!

 We stopped at the,  "Soldiers Grave".  This brave soldier was named Samuel A. Glass.   Samuel was a blacksmith, and was shot through the bladder during a battle.  On August 22nd, he died of his injuries, and was buried near Pleasant Valley, in the Kilgore area, under the direction of General Howard.  His grave is maintained by the forest service and is well kept. Wild flowers grow on his fenced in grave-site.  It overlooks this beautiful valley.  His headstone reads:

Samuel A.
New York
2 U. S. Cav.
August 22, 1877

We drove home over Porcupine Pass - such a beautiful drive!  The willows are changing color along the creeks, it won't be long until the the Quaking Aspen start to change.  I can hardly wait, their colors are so vibrant and beautiful!  Along the way, we saw four elk, a rare treat these days.

 I Just love all of the old buildings and barns that dot the landscape in this area.  I know that each one of them tell a story . . . I would love to hear those stories . . .

The mountains are just gorgeous this time of year!  It was very smokey, but they are still so majestic and beautiful to look at!

 "The trees are God's great alphabet:
With them He writes in shining green
Across the world His thoughts serene."
~Leonora Speyer~


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  1. I like the smoky edges you gave your mosaics to mimic what was going on with the wildfire smokes. Very pretty country. The old grave is sobering...hope that the soldier didn't suffer long...Yay for fishing and delicious fish to enjoy. Now that your hubby has taken your advice, he may do it more often.

  2. What a gorgeous set of photos. It looks like a very peaceful, relaxing way to spent the day. I especially love the pics of the soldier's grave. He was a long way from home, but it looks like he ended in a good spot.

  3. Thanks for taking me along on your daytrip. I do not fish, but I would enjoy the beautiful scenery. Lovely photos and what a beautiful countryside. Thanks for sharing.

  4. we love the Spenncer area and that same little lake is one of our favorites!

  5. Wonderful photos of your date with your hubby. Looks like a wonderful day. Valerie

  6. What a fun road trip! Freshly caught fish are so delicious! And the scenery is stunning.

  7. Hi Barb,
    That sure looks like a peaceful and relaxing trip! Beautiful scenery, too!! We both like to fish, but hubby hates cleaning them so we seldom go. I like to catch them, and I'll cook them, but I don't want to filet them. I'm not too handy with a knife!
    Have a wonderful week.

  8. The pictures are beautiful. I have never been to Kilgore, but I hear so many say how beautiful it is.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! I can almost smell the mountain air. That's an incredible landscape you get to enjoy, Barb. Before you know it there will be snow covering it, and it'll be a whole new look. Glad you and your hubby were able to enjoy a sweet getaway! Have a blessed week.

  10. Hi Barb,
    OMG! beautiful pictures and a beautiful trip. I gotta try the mosaics. Yours inspire me. Thanks for another delightful visit. Between the pictures and music, I'm not sure which is the BEST. Love them both. Thanks. Hugz!

  11. Hi Sweet Barb!
    What a special treat to spend the day with your one true love, and enjoy the beautiful country side!!

    I love days like that!!

    So glad your hubby got some fishing in!
    I hear that's what you're supposed to do when you retire :)

    Hope this week is a great one for you!


  12. Hey sweet lady...seems like forever since I've talked with you. this certainly looks like a great trip. I sure love Texas, but sometimes I long to live up North. Gorgeous country!
    See ya later...have a blessed evening.

  13. Barb, so pretty. I'm glad your husband went fishing! And I love the way "Porcupine Pass" sounds! :)

  14. Just a lovely post of beautiful pictures and thoughts. I am so glad you were able to go fishing. I wish I could get Roger to do some things like that again. Maybe when he does retire. We have many memories of fishing and hunting. I loved being in the mountains. I love the fall colors.
    We are coming up for Christian an Austin's game tomorrow night; maybe we will see each other for a hug. I guess we will be on one side of the game for the 1st half and then the other side for the 2nd half. It should be fun. Blessings and hugs!

  15. You live in such a beautiful area. Loved all the pictures you shared. So happy you could have this time together. Nola


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