Sunday, June 29, 2014

On My Birthday....

Hi everyone.  Yesterday was my birthday.  I've been celebrating it since last weekend, visiting with friends and family.  I met my friend, Tammy, for breakfast at one of my favorite places.  Viola's was chosen as one of the top 50 places to get a breakfast burrito in the state of New Mexico.
Huevos Rancheros. 
From there I headed to the Horse Stables.  I hadn't been up there since last year and I wanted to see if there were any babies.  No babies but I ran into some other friends and had a good time petting their horses and dog.  I was in the stalls and didn't take my camera with me.

I stopped at an overlook and took the following photos.  The first one is of a beautiful mountain lion sculpture that is in the middle of a round-about.   I've always wanted to take a photo of it but didn't want to stop traffic to do it.
Looking back towards downtown.
I came across this stump.  Do you see anything?
Maybe a bug of some sort with large antennas?

I stopped by my mother's final resting place.  What better day to visit than the day I was born.  I miss her terribly.
After taking this photo I went over to sit in the shade along a little ledge.  There was lots of commotion behind me and I wondered what was going on.  Next thing I know I have a visitor not too far from me.
He was so focused on his friend that I don't think he noticed me.
This was the cautious one.  It stayed next to the tree.  I wonder if they have a little family nearby.
Next I took a photo of our school spirit.  The high school mascot is a hilltopper mountain man.  Quite appropriate since we sit on top of mesas.
My brother graduated from here and now two of his children will be going there this next school year.

Another one of my favorite places in town is the public library.
They have a used bookstore; this is where I take my books if I don't pass them on to friends.  They also have a section of free books.  On this visit I picked up a shorthand book for free!  How fun is that??

 Nikki from Graphix and Design and I share the same birthday.  Stop by and visit her and wish her a belated happy birthday!  We met through WOYWW.  She mailed me a nice package with goodies for my birthday; her's will be in the mail soon (I'm always running late).

Thank you for sharing my birthday with me!  I hope you are enjoying your day.  



MaryH said...

Hi Kay, and Happy Belated Birthday. I am one day later than you (but many years older! I was 70 today - June 29!). I hear you about missing your Mom..mine's been gone 18 yrs, and still miss her lots. I'm glad you had a happy day, and got to have a peaceful visit & remember your sweet Mama. TFS the lovely pictures of where you live. You're such a talented photographer...please come give me lessons! I hope your coming week will be a good one for you, and that things are moving quite a bit further along the road that you need them to proceed along. TFS the lovely pics, for the sweet visit, and I smiled at your 'amateur' comment. Thank you, but alas, I feel very much the amateur as I see so many detailed and skillful works as I visit. It inspires me to improve...Hugs

Nikki C said...

You did so much more then me we where kind of lazy and just stayed close to home and even skipped Rib Fest this year sometimes you just don't want to eat heavy food in the heat :) But it was a fun day none the less
don't worry about the post it's tough when your busy :)
hugs Nikki

Connie said...

Hello Kay, and Happy, Happy Birthday! Thanks for letting us tag along and enjoy your celebrations.
Stay happy!
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Anne said...

Hello Kay and belated birthday greetings. I'm glad you had a lovely day. Your photos are splendid. I may be a little odd but if you take away the antennas on the tree stump I saw an owl :-) mmmmm yes I'm odd. Anne x

dottielottie said...

Hi Kay, wishing you belated Happy Birthday wishes. Loved looking at your photo diary of the day, you took some great pictures. The mountain Lion sculpture is stunning.So nice you were able to spend a few reflective moments at your mums resting place on your special day.
Thanks for your comments today.
Hugs lottie x

Mariane C said...

Happy belated .... :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Kay! I'm sorry I missed it! It is now on my calendar for next year! There are SO many of us born around the same time! Thank you for the awesome guided tour!! Hugs, Darnell

Hettie said...

Happy Belated Birthday fellow Junie!! Great pics there.