Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Rock Shop

Oldladyofthehills, Here is a series of photos from the rock shop. You expressed an interest in seeing more, so here it is. I hope you like them!

Yes, it is good to feel better! You sound like you HATE being ill as much as I do. I am not very good at accepting long term illnesses in ...
"Oh, that is just a part of life", philosophy! I can be a real long term B----, about it!

It does rain a lot here in Oregon, as you mentioned. The weather girl made a joke about it on the TV Oregon weather report. She said that, "A lot of people that moved here recently were moving back to where they came from because of our Oregon rain". But she said, "We Oregonians love it here"! Which is true of-course, of any state in the US to live, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else but Oregon. Gene Kelly would have loved it here. He could have sung his heart out here. LOL!

Rock Shop

I included this photo I took at the Rock shop because I thought it kind of cool that when I took the picture of this rock through the front window of the shop that it also captured our car and the bamboo wind chimes outside the shop.

Rock Shop

This is a close up of the rock I admired from the case below. This picture does not do it justice because it was quite an impressive piece. You could actually see though the rock to the case mirror behind it. And the turquoise border on the rock was a much brighter turquoise than this photo shows.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Crystal 1

My brother is back in the US visiting from the Philippines and he is staying with friends that have a rock shop. I went to visit him yesterday and loved these Crystals from Africa. I took Jengibre's picture inside of one to give you an idea how big they are. Aren't they beautiful! I just wish I could afford one! They are really heavy!

I took lots of pictures inside the rock shop. If you want to see more, I will post a few more things if you like.

Crystal 2

Jengibre is not sure she likes sitting on crystal spikes but was a good sport and let me take a second picture in these beautiful crystals!

Friday, January 20, 2006

20 inches of RAIN in one month

I must apologize for not posting or reading any of my friends posts for so long. We have been very sick. Donnie first and then me for almost three weeks now. I have never been so sick ever in my life before, and thank you, amstaffie, for asking about me. I am still not up to par but I am feeling better.
These photo's are from our Albany newspaper, the Democrat Herald. I have not taken any pictures as most of my time has been spent in bed. But these will give you an idea of what our weather is like here in Albany and the Willamette valley right now.
I think it was Sam I Am that asked me once how come my lawn was so green. Now you know Sam. We are known for our rain here in Oregon, some people joke and call us the rusty state, but I like to think of ourselves as the green state.