Thursday, July 5, 2012

Local Color


This little beauty is a survivor!
I went to visit the newly purchased home of friends.  They said it was a fixer upper.  And IT IS. 
  The garden was very neglected, but here she is...a sweet little rose just waiting for them to trim, water and love, as they love their new house!


Yesterday I had many kind comments on my mountain hike of younger years.
 Here is the mountain I climbed. 
 I'm not an avid hiker.  I once thought I would climb it again....NO, no longer do I think of that!

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This is Mt. Olympus as seen from Salt Lake City.  The red circle shows the top where the trail leads.  

Second photo is from atop the mountain looking down at a section of Salt Lake City.  I did not take a camera since I wanted to carry nothing extra!  Not even enough water. 

I don't know those people below.  Let's say "hikers."

http://utahtravelcenter.com/activities/hiking/hiking-trailsnorth/images/mountolympus.jpg

Today is restful for me is as I am NOT climbing a mountain! ~Mary



21 comments:

  1. Now I have The Sound of Music stuck in my head..."Climb every mountain, ford every stream"

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  2. I bet that's quite a long trek to the top! I've given up walking to the top of mountains. :))

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  3. I love Jacqueline comment:) Great shots. B

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  4. Great sky and perfect skypost!

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  5. Love the rose ~ and the mountain is ominous ~ great photos ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  6. The little rose is beautiful. In our first house we discovered a little rose which had been tucked in a back corner and had been overgrown by other plants. We trimmed everything back and were rewarded with beautiful lavender roses. That was my favorite little rose bush :)

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  7. Fantastic shot! Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  8. Pretty shots. Well enjoy your restful non-mountain climbing day!

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  9. wow, thats really high! great shots! :)

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  10. I climbed a local mountain with my niece who was so nimble she was like a mountain goat...and the way down was the hardest....

    Knees don't give out, legs keep moving, arms find your balance...lol.

    Good going, at least you did it.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  11. Oh that mountain makes me weak in the knees too. I climbed to the top of Mt. Katahdin, Maine in 1976. I was so scared on one section that was straight up and I couldn't find where to go next. (no harness) Murray had to come down and talk me up and I continued on to the top. Crazy!! Going down wasn't bad at all as I felt I had the mountain to my back. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Hi Mary
    First, I LOVE your roses...Just beautiful... The mountain shots are heavenly...
    Thank you so much for your visit and sweet note about my fairy bed.
    Wishing you a wonderful week.
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  13. Lovely roses, Mary!

    Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xo

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  14. I hope they enjoy their new home. What a nice gift to them, the beautiful roses!

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  15. very nice roses, and awesome scenery....

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  16. Gorgeous roses! My favorite!! Hope your 4th was lovely!! xo heather

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  17. Hi Mary, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  18. I hiked some when I was in college and heck, my college was on a hill. I loved the views from up high. Even climbed Diamond Head in Hawaii twice but those days are indeed gone.
    I'll have to let the young ones with good knees enjoy the higher views. :)

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  19. Gorgeous scenery! That's quite a mountain you hiked, Mary! Thank you for the blog follow and the nice comments! I appreciate it!

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  20. Love the rose, but I'm with you on climbing the mountain. Not anymore!

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