Bloomin' Desert

 Beautiful cactus blossoms.
Amazing to me that amid the somewhat harsh terrain of the desert, there is such absolute beauty.
Even if it is just for a little while.
 The white blossoms on these cactus will fade in just twenty four hours.
Gone, but not forgotten.
 My sweet hubby and I, ran away for a few days.
We visited beautiful St. George.
Celebrated our twenty fifth anniversary.
Relaxed, laughed, and did a lot of  "remember whens".
 It was wonderful to get away together.
To leave work, chores, and daily life behind, and enjoy new views,
 and sunshine.
How fortunate we were that the desert put on a Spring blossom
show for us.
 St. George temple.
How it stands out and shines in the red landscape.
 A really great nursery.
You know, I don't think I've EVER gone on a trip that I didn't track down a nursery, and spend  some time there.
I adore a great nursery.
 What a great building.
An old cotton mill.
It's so great that this old building can be enjoyed by people, and it makes a wonderful back-drop for a nursery.
Leaving St. George.
We'll go back.
It's really not too far of a drive.
We will probably wait for Fall, and the weather to cool down again.
In the meantime, we'll enjoy our valley weather beginning to warm.

I'll share a few more pictures of our trip later.... and I got the best idea while I was there.
I'll share that idea later too.

Attitude of gratitude:
~I'm so grateful for my sweet hubby. He loves me eternally.
I'm the luckiest girl in the world.
~I'm grateful that my sweet hubby is so smart!
We had a mechanical problem with the car, and he was able to pull
into a parts store, buy new parts and right there in the parking lot he was able to fix our car, and
get us back to our vacation!  I was trying not to have a melt-down and he just kept grinnin' at me and telling my it was no big deal.
What a guy!


  1. I love the cactus! You just gave me a great idea ;) thanks!

  2. Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a delightful trip and I love the old cotton mill used as a nursery. The cactus blooms are so very pretty. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Hi Kerin!! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip!! Beautiful photos!!Happy 25th Anniversary!!! How great!! My husband and I had our two year last month!! I look forward to our 25th!! Have a lovely weekend!! xo Heather

  4. We vacationed in St George several years ago and vowed to go back. Thanks for the reminder of the beauty there. Patty

    1. It's a small world isn't it ?

      Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. These photos are stunning!! The colors are so vivid. I forgot how much I love the desert. We used to travel down into Arizona. Too far away now. We closer to high plains desert now. Pretty flower pictures. Congrats on 25 years. An accomplishment these days. Fewer and fewer couples make this milestone.

    @ 3Beeze Homestead

    1. Thank you so much.
      I'll tell you what--25 years goes by pretty quick, but even more so when you spend it with your best friend :)

  6. Well,I am so glad you said something because I thought I was following you and you just weren't posting. Silly me.
    What a great post to get reacquainted with. And absolutely what a sweet hubby you are blessed with...and handy.

    1. Thank you for such a sweet comment.

  7. Congratulations on 25 years, Kerin!! Your hubby definitely sounds like a wonderful man. And, I know his wife is a wonderful lady! blessings and wishes for many, many more for you two! tanna

    1. Many thanks Tanna..
      So kind of you.

  8. Happy 25 yrs with your guy- he sounds like a very patient man- you are blessed! I would love to explore that old cotton mill.

  9. That all looks so familiar. The horses at the split rock, my gosh Kerin you were so close to me! Just a few minutes. I love Star Nusery! I'm glad they bought that place, because it was starting to decline! Wish I could have met you somewhere for just a few minutes! Maybe next time!

    1. Hi Susan...
      You bet! Next time we are there.. I'm going to give you a call :)

  10. Love the cactus, beautiful. Hey you were in St. George, me too. I love it there so much, I have seen the statues of the horses and Indians, so striking! What a good reason to be there, celebrating your marriage. I looked at your post One Fine Day, loved that one too! I have been to the Old Cotton Mill many times now, so neat1 :)


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