Borrego Springs, CA

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Some comments on a comment

wautaush said...

I believe that Ma and John are walking the path with you. And I bet that John is reading every sign post you pass.

My brother, Carl, left this comment on yesterday’s post.  It immediately brought tears to my eyes.  As some of you know, my mother passed a few months ago, and John, my step father, almost ten years ago.  What many of you don’t know is that they were full timers back in the 80’s when there weren’t quite so many of us on the road. 

They spent ten years on the road pulling their 30’ Avion travel trailer.  And travel they did!  John was famous for stopping for every historical marker.  He was also a gifted photographer, and those interests have rubbed off on me.  I always regret it when I can’t stop to read one of those markers.  :)  So, yes, if such things are possible, I too believe that Ma and John are walking the path with me.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I have been battling the wifi difficulties.  It’s not much of a battle since there’s nothing I can do about it, but hope it gets fixed.  I’ll be trying to post this entry in the morning since there seems to be some connectivity for a change.  It really is hit and miss lately.  :(
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Emma’s cyber boyfriend, Riggs, has asked for a few more photos of her, so here you go Riggs!  There’s nothing like a good roll in the grass to get rid of those pesky flies that descended on us yesterday!

I’ve also been enjoying these peaceful views out my front window.  The snow is almost gone from the mountain peaks surrounding Red Rock RV Park.  (Live Writer has now suddenly decided to insert paragraph indentations…Ack!! Sometimes technology is frustrating.)
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Can’t have a post without ending it with a few hummers.  :)  I’m trying to take http://thebayfieldbunch.com/ advice and focus on the eye of the bird, but have you ever tried to focus on the tiny eye of a moving object??
_MG_2466Thanks for stopping by ….talk to you later,  Judy


  1. We too believe in the faith that our loved ones have passed into another life and can share our happiness without being here. Many times I think of my parents and my younger brother who just passed away and I feel an inner peace knowing they are with us. Thanks for the pictures of Emma. When I enlarged them on the laptop screen and called Rigg's over he looked at them and and did that side to side head movement dogs do when they are trying to understand something. I think he knows the message I was trying to get across, every time I said "Look Rigg's here's Emma" he would twist for a better look.They sure are smart,I wouldn't part with him for anything.Have fun and be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

  2. How sweet of your brother to make that comment. Full-timing certainly runs in your blood as well as the talent for photography. Speaking of which...we still haven't been able to capture that hummer pic we want. So focus on the eyes...well alrighty we'll try that.
    Emma sure enjoyed her roll in the grass!! It's so funny to watch bigger dogs roll like that. There are alot of legs in the air. Cute!!

    Take care!
    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  3. I came cross your blog today and I'm glad I did! My mom passed away in '93, and I like to think she's around to see what I'm up to. You've got a great brother too :)


  4. Beautiful post and a loving tribute for your Mom and Step Dad. They apparently forged a path for you to follow with their fulltime RV life. Awesome.

  5. Great post, Judy. I think you're doing an exceptional job with the photos of those hummingbirds! They look terrific.

  6. Beautiful the way you can see every feather in that hummers red throat!

    Loved ones live as long as we remember.

  7. what a lovely tribute to your parents!!..you must wonder how it was for them to be on the road without all the wonders of cell phones and internet??..you are doing a great job with your photos!!!

  8. I stumbled upon your blog tonight and found both your words and photos to be inspiring. Once again I am re-focused on the treasures our parents give us, which sometimes go unnoticed until the time we really need them.
    What camera did you use for the pics of the hummbers?

  9. Great hummer photos. Despite putting out several humming bird feeders the last few years we just haven't had any luck attracting the little critters. I see them darting about in the flowers but they seem to avoid the feeders for some reason.

  10. Wonderful post Judy and a great tribute to your Mom & StepDad. I lost my Mom in 1995 and know that she is enjoying our travels. Great pictures of the Hummers!!

  11. whatever you're focusing on, it seems to be the right thing ~ including the memories!

  12. Exquisite photos of the hummers, Judy!!!
    I am so glad the "wifi gods" let this post go through!!
    I miss the Rufous, he's my favorite!
    Just yesterday we saw our first Ruby throated hummer on this trip, all of the way up in New Brunswick!!
    That's after how many thousands of miles from Florida without a hummer?!
    Emma looks like a silly girl rolling in the grass!
    Red Rock is so green there compared to our stay last Sept!
    Happy Trails,