Friday, April 24, 2009

Sunshine ~ Snow ~ and 100 YEARS!!!

On Wednesday, I decided to go south to visit a friend. It was a beautiful day for a drive (120 round trip). I had the cruise control set, the sun roof open, and the tunes cranked. It was a great day to shed the cobwebs from winter. As I was heading home, I just had to stop and take a photo of what my drive was like... Blue sky and snow capped peaks... (and 70 degrees F) I love the Rocky Mountains - call me John Denver!

Yesterday was not so nice - some clouds and colder... (40s). Hubby went to town, so I used the opportunity to do some spring cleaning. My dust bunnies had moved in with their grand children... it was time, and I feel good that it is done!
Today - well... pictures speak louder than words!



I am off shortly to go help some of the local ladies set up the community center for a very special event. One of our long time residents (and our neighbor) is turning 100 years old. What a wonderful man he is too. The image below is the front of the invitation that was created (by me) for the event. In the photos used, he was 97. It was our first summer here, and he would come over on his tractor for visits. Oh, the stories a man who has lived a century has to tell. We, fortunately have a road that passes through our property to his, so he never had to go on the highway. Anyway I just wanted to say:



Happy Birthday Al Wise

I would also like to send my prayers to anyone in South Carolina who had been affected by that terrible fire.

and on that note... I must now go get some things done.

Be well, and have a great day.

eila




8 comments:

txbubbles said...

Sounds like Texas weather! Every day is a surprise! I love that photo of Al, hope ya'll have a wonderful celebration.
Big hugs,
Vicki

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

My dream is to see the Rocky Mountains! Your first picture is dreamlike!

Happy Birthday to a wonderful neighbor!

Cheers,

Rosa

nancy said...

Love the photos.. GLad you got some good days. It is up in the low 70's her in Western New York. Have a good time at the party. Happy Birthday to your friend..Nancy

Cicero Sings said...

Achh ... spring weather, how it changes! We had the odd snow flurry today ourselves.

Happy 100 to Al Wisel! He looks GREAT at 97.

Barbara said...

Eila,
The picture of the mountains is gorgeous. It reminds me of my days when I lived in Denver. The weather was always changing there, too. Happy Birthday to your friend, Al. Love the photo of him.
Hugs,
~Barbara

xashee's corner said...

Big CONGRATS to Al and happy birthday too! :) i LOVE your photo of the Rockies! AND your post before too, your dogs are ADORABLE!! :) we make our dogs sit too until we say they can get their dish, we KNOW how bad it can get otherwise! hehe Thank you so much for sharing your days in Montana!! Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Have a great week and thanks for passing by!

Cheers,

Rosa

Census (aka Cen aka June.S) said...

The weather sounds real swings and roundabouts!! I love the photographs, real peace..what I'd give, lol!!
How amazing to get to 100 years, just think of the changes that have happened in his life time. He must be a walking history book.
Have a wonderful day!!
June