Tuesday, May 6, 2014

When Life Gets In The Way

Wow, as I sit down to write, I realize it has been three months since my last post. I guess that is what happens when life gets in the way.  With that said, I will have to continue with the hiatus for a while...

After 16+ years of living in My Mountain Green, we are selling the house and most of our "stuff". It amazes me how much we accumulate over the years. De-cluttering, cleaning, sorting, painting and staging is consuming my time.  Hopefully by Memorial Day, the house will officially be on the market.  

Anyone want to buy a house in beautiful Northern Utah?

Where are we going, you ask?  Good question...live the life of gypsies could best describe it...a little time here, a little time there...enjoying life wherever God leads us!

Bittersweet day, today...sold my Mustang GT convertible.

So sometime this Summer, I hope to start posting about our new adventure.  Now if only I can think of a new blog name!

Thanks for visiting My Mountain Green!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Lendonwood Gardens in the Fall

As I explore a "new to me" part of the county, Lendonwood Gardens is a botanical garden and local birding hotspot located in Grove, Oklahoma in the northeast corner of the state.  Beautiful any time of the year, I am sure, and I hope to experience more often in the future, early Fall finds this little picturesque park a quiet respite in complete solitude.  I spent a couple of hours here one afternoon and only saw one other person the whole time.  Enjoy the solitude with me….

American Beauty Berry

Toad Lillys

Toad Lilly

Towering Oaks

While an eBird hotspot, I did not see many birds this day, but I did see Blue Jays, Ruby-Crowned Kinglets, Carolina Chickadees, Northern Cardinals, and Tufted Titmouses.  Looking forward to birding here again this year.

Thanks for stopping by My Mountain Green even though you got a small glimpse of Northeast Oklahoma.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

A View From Within

So what do you do on a gray, snowy, cold day?
 Look out the windows, of course!
Looking out the upstairs front window.

Looking out the master bathroom window.

Looking out the balcony door window.

Looking out my home office window.

Looking out the front porch window at all the birdies!

Snow is blanketing My Mountain Green while I enjoy the warming fireplace, sipping my coffee,
and catching up on my blog reading.

Thanks for stopping by My Mountain Green.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year, Mr. Flicker!

As I look out the front window on this 1st day of 2014,  one of the most beautiful birds that visits My Mountain Green greets me!  My response...

"Happy New Year, Mr. Flicker!"

Wishing all my friends a 
Happy, Healthy and Adventuresome New Year!  

Friday, December 20, 2013

White Christmas Wishes!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

My Mountain Green will enjoy a White Christmas this year!

Life has finally settled down a bit.  Hope to post more often in the new year!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Frozen Fun!

Last week's cold front brought in cold temps, rain and snow.  
Just a dusting on the peaks near my house.

On Saturday morning, the sun shone brightly with blue skies disguising the fact that the temperature was freezing cold!  I volunteered to help out with some of my book club friends to man a water station for the 2013 Huntsville Marathon - The Full Monte.  Our station was Water Station #1, about 3 miles from the start.  This location placed us near milepost 40 on UT Hwy 39 at the top of Monte Cristo area almost to the summit.  

Do not let the blinding sunshine and the smiling faces fool you  --  we were freezing our "you know whats" off.   

That's me on the lower left, wearing 6 layers and warm gloves!  It was only 26F! I am a wimp! I am definitely not ready for winter yet!  

After the house cooling down in the 50s F, we finally gave in and turned on the central heat (instead of using the fireplace to temporarily heat us up) yesterday afternoon.  Low and behold, southwest winds began to blow late yesterday and continues today as well. It was warmer last night when I went to bed than it has been for the past 5 days.  I am finally thawed out! 

Check out the marathon link to see more information, a route map and elevation profile as well as a video of the route. 

Thanks for stopping by My Mountain Green.  Welcome to Fall in the Wasatch Front!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Cool Blast!

After a summer of record-breaking heat of over
 20 days of 100+ F degrees for the Salt Lake Valley, 
Old Man Winter has decided to send a quick reminder
he is on the way soon. 

A cold front has passed through the area this morning, bringing rain and snow for the next 2 days.  While there should not be any accumulation
 at my house located 5200' in the Wasatch Front mountains,
 there is snow forecasted above 7000' elevation.  

Maybe I will be able to post a snow-dusted photo of My Mountain Green soon, 
but hopefully Mr. Fall will decide to run 
Old Man Winter out of town for another month or so.  

Thanks to all my friends for the well wishes, condolences and prayers these past few months.  Appreciate ya!