Every state has it’s own unique beauty. Learning to take the time to slow down and take it all in, is important. Having a lifestyle that has provided me with the opportunity to enjoy the different colors of each state. While the general colors are same everywhere, something about the different landscapes enhances the beauty of the colors.
I realize that the sunset picture isn’t the best, but I wanted to try and capture the colors. That’s really what this picture is about the color and the beauty that capped off this day a few weeks ago.
I was out getting some fresh air, taking a walk, when out of the corner of my eye, I see something running. I turn my head to focus on this running creature and oh, it’s a cow in the middle of a neighborhood running down the street! Then, I see a cowboy on a horse chasing after the cow. Next thing I see is the cowboy on his horse and the cow are running in my direction. It’s not every day you see a cow and cowboy on horse running through a populated neighborhood. I’d expect those things in a rural setting, but not a neighborhood. I don’t know how long the cow’s adventure lasted, but it provided me with some Monday entertainment.
I recently spent some time at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens. I do really enjoy taking pictures of flowers. They are so bright and cheerful. Why is that your pictures always look so much better in your gallery when you are flipping through them?
The botanical gardens in Amarillo is small and doesn’t take much time to see, but is well done.
When I first set this site up, I had good intentions. But we see how often I actually post anything. I wonder, if I will actually start using this more? I guess at the very least, I could start just posting pictures of places and things that capture my interest. I don’t know if anybody actually has read any of my posts and if you had read them in the past, you probably gave up on me actually ever posting anything again. I will make a better effort to contribute to my blog 🙂
I’m trying to set new goals for myself to post more blogs. Sharing what I do hasn’t been something I’ve been at doing over the last few years. In a world of social media, I feel like there’s been too much sharing of everything. Slowly, I’m trying to find a happy balance for me and keep myself accountable for how I’m spending days. I am also going to work on living a healthier lifestyle. I know that I really enjoy eating clean, healthy foods, but I’ve been trying to figure out what fun that is while traveling and wanting to try dishes from the different regions that I’m living in. I’m familiar with the rule of 80/20, but I find it a challenge to stick with lately. I do really enjoy cooking and experimenting with new recipes, so that does help me keep some balance in all my travels.
Today, I took a walk to the local library to pick up the next book in the series that I started. Along the way, I stopped to take pictures of a pretty purple flower, that was a weed. I’ve learned that taking my time to enjoy the beauty in all things in life is really good for the soul. On my way back from the library, I stopped by the park to read, people watch and enjoy the sounds of nature. It was a very lovely afternoon.
This picture looks crooked because of the angle I took this picture.
Pretty purple weed flower!
Looking for lunch
Oh, I did forget that while I was walking to the park some random car slowed down trying to get my attention, but I decided the safer option was turn around and walk towards the nearest building on a different street. When living in some towns, I don’t worry as much about people trying to get me to stop. The car did continue on and I continued to the park without any further incident.
An observation that I’ve made in the last year, as a pedestrian, is that motorist that ignore crosswalks, really makes my blood boil.
It’s good to do different things every now and then. Friday night we ventured out to the Monster Truck Show at the Ector County Coliseum. The arena where the show was held was close quarters for the monster trucks.
I was a little partial to Bigfoot since it’s from St. Louis, MO. It was fun to watch Bigfoot maneuver the tight arena.
Fun fact, Bigfoot jumped a 727 airplane in 1999. It wasn’t this particular Bigfoot truck pictured.
Each of the monster trucks in the show were very different.
Between the monster truck rounds were the stock truck races which were equally as entertaining as the main event.
The driver of Wild Thing was very animated after each run. Notice the actual Wild Thing on the hood of the truck. There was an added element to the truck as the animal would stand up as the truck went over the ramps.
Then there was the little red car that could with the smoke stack. This car was definitely one of a kind! It was barely hanging on as it zipped around the track, but it did manage to kick some butt. Best yet, if you are looking to buy a car for a new driver, this one could be the one!
The night was a lot of fun! It’s good to change things up and do something different.
Tonight (9/6/18) I headed to The Basque Market for a Paella dinner. The Paella is made in a huge skillet outside. It’s a beautiful dish filled with great flavor and color. I dined at a community table and made friends with the people at my table.
On the first Thursday of the month art galleries and shops are open late. It was a pleasant evening to be out and about in downtown Boise.
On a side note, I went to the Basque Museum a few weeks ago in Boise. It’s an interesting museum that gives you a great overview of the Basque culture. The Basque Country is a community in northern Spain and southern France, near the Pyrenees.