Sunday, April 16, 2006

An Out-of-Doors Easter

I just had a most wonderful outdoor weekend. Away from the computer and desk and work. Its wonderful falling into bed at the end of a long day tired from being outside in the sun and from good old hard(ish) work with dirty hands. I really don't consider hard work when it so beautiful outside - or when you're having and good time working though - its fun for me.


Here are the Easter Eggs Paul and I dyed on Saturday evening.

Saturday Paul and I planted our veggie garden. So in two months we will be able to make eggplant Parmesan, cucumber, onion and tomato salad, fried okra, green beans and zucchini - yummy! So if anyone wants some good veggies, just let me know.

Sunday Michelle, Tommy, Paul and I went on a 6-7 mile hike at the Walls of Jericho. Couldn't have picked a better day. Every plant we passed seemed to be in bloom, it was in the upper 80's with a cool breeze and low humidity, butterflies were literally everywhere, and there were multiple waterfalls (not just two) brought on by the rain last week. Simply gorgeous!


This is called Yellow Lady's Slipper - and its part of the orchid family.



This is a variety Trillium - its part of the Lily family.



Paul's picture of the first waterfall. This is the view from where we stopped to eat lunch.



Michelle and Tommy in the mouth of a little cave up past the first waterfall.



The last waterfall - the past three times we've been to the Walls of Jericho this waterfall was completely dry and you could walk all the way down to the wall without even getting your toes wet.



Paul by the "bonus" waterfall.



Tommy and I by the last waterfall.




On the hike out I took some macro shots of this fantastic Luna moth.



The Luna moth and Paul's hand for a sense of scale. These moths are so beautiful and their size is most impressive.

2 Comments:

At 3:19 PM, Blogger Karisse said...

Wow! Such great pictures! I want to take some photography classes!! It looks like you had a wonderful Easter! I love the frog eye pictures further down. That's cool! =)

 
At 9:02 PM, Blogger Annamaria said...

These are BEAUTIFUL pictures!!! And what a great job you did on your Easter eggs! :)

 

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