Saturday, June 18, 2016

 delicate arch, arches national park

i am at a loss for words to describe the beauty

i saw on my recent trip to arches national park in colorado

 and  monument valley, utah.

balance rock, arches

so i quote edward abbey,

'out there is a different world, 

older and greater and

deeper by far

than ours,

a world which

surrounds and sustains....'

my iphone pics will give you a taste of 

the beauty.  hopefully you will one day

be able to see with your 

own heart.

cairns point the way to the trail 

a meal enjoyed at jeane-pierre restaurant and bakery in durango, colorado 

an large, intact skeleton found on a hike

brought home to my friends' for future project.

we felt like amateur paleontologists.

 sunrise over arches

 sunset, monument valley

rico hotel, rico, colorado

we have been in a drought situation in southern california.

this means 5 minute showers, drought tolerant plants,

reusing water runoff to water plants.  my eyes were singing

to see green everywhere!

telluride, colorado filling up with tourists for the 

blue grass festival this weekend

my travel journal, a gift  made by terry garret

sculpture in front of our friend's front door

 petryglyphs in arches

and a few of my teabags drawn with 

few supplies while on the trip 

i am a big sports fan so we watched the copa america

tournament along with keeping up with the nab finals.

i am glad to be back posting here on my blog.  

tell me what you have been up to!

posting with paint party friday friends.
thank you eva and kristen for hosting 
the weekly group of creatives for over 6 years!


  1. great tea bag art and your photos of your trip really show the splendor of it all! Happy PPF!

  2. Wonderful art and photos, what a fantastic trip you had. Here wed have had rain and storms for weeks....Hugs, Valerie

  3. Wow stunning intuitive creative mind sees people in those rock formations! I hope you got to the bluegrass festival..what fun that would be too!! Great teabag art on the road!! Looks like a visual treat was had on this trip.. The happy greenery always makes my "eyes sing" too! Great post thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

  4. Amazing photos, Irene. Loved them.

  5. Great post. I have been to all of these places many times and never tire of the magnificence there. You have such a delicate touch with the tea bags.

  6. Totally awesome photos. What a trip! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  7. Beautiful photos and artwork! Your teabag projects look amazing! Happy PPF :)

  8. Wow, breathtaking .... Indeed no words to describe this beauty, but the quote says it all. Love the little teabags :-)