Rejuvenate in nature

I always feel rejuvenated when I get to spend some time in the mountains. Brace yourself I took a few… ok, a lot of pictures…

I went to the city in the clouds.. also known as Cloudcroft NM.

I took my little rv to a place called Cool Pines.. the park was set in…. you guessed it… pine trees! Yes, it was nice and cool too. There was no WiFi and that’s ok by me… but truthfully there wasn’t anything special about this little rv park. We were parked in space 11, yeah my favorite number, however, the guy on his little cart parked us a bit too far up then was all yeah, maybe that’s too far up. Ya think? Then as he was leaving tells the guy behind us, who I had already waved at, and he had waved back, burying his nose back into his phone, she’s got dogs…. he responded with, I got your number… irritated… that was me.

So I set up, all the while ignoring my not so kind neighbor. Who by the way had a huge older dog himself.

Ok…. shake it off and just enjoy… which I did. I drove into town for a couple things.. and I walked into the Kings treasure, it’s a thrift store in Cloudcroft. This book caught my attention and so of course I bought it. Glad I did. I read it in its entirety before coming home. It had been awhile since I got so into a book. Something else had been my focus. That is done and gone.

The Language of Flowers

The RV always gets a bit of attention. Even in these days of social distancing. A very sweet couple from Austin Tx stopped by as they were out walking their pup. We talked about their rig and mine. They said they will be checking out the place mine came from since it was the city they were from. Lol. When I told them I had planned on a hike to a waterfall, they promptly told me, Oh no we are not hikers 😂.

I spent the evening on my love seat, outside, under the pines with my trusty companions. Oh, and I picked up a cute little bottle this lady in town told me was good stuff.

Kinky Pink!

Reading… just enjoying the quiet and coolness of the day.

I almost forgot about the parade… every evening a bunch of turkeys would go by. Cuteness!

The next day was the hike. It was a beautiful place.

The top of the waterfall was just as beautiful…

Water everywhere
Water coming out of the mountain.

The flowers were beautiful as well as everywhere!

On the way back to camp, I stopped at a little place that had some amazing veggie hoagies.. ahh dinner and a book.. who could ask for more.

Little Peepers

After a couple of cool evenings it was time to go back to reality.

Nothing like a little cider 😋

This is the cutest place. Fresh fruit, jams, ciders and lots of other homemade goodies.

It was a wonderful time…

I hope you are happy.. enjoying each and every minute of life.

✌️❤️

Raq

Music? It was the breeze in the trees.

Que Será

Yes, it sure will…… be..

It would be amazing if we could just see a glimpse of the future. Some can… but, I guess it would take some of the fun out of it.

Naw, I wanna see! 😆

Será…..

Love, peace & health,

Raq

It’s so funny

It’s funny how when you’re in the midst of loss or just feeling sad how you don’t understand that life just goes on…

But once on the other side it’s like an aha moment. It’s so nice that life goes on. The weight is lighter and new replaces the old.

Hopefully the lesson is learned and on we go. So many little sayings like live and learn, and some people come into your life to stay or to teach you a lesson.

We are constantly learning … life is short and every moment a precious gift. Sadly it can’t always go how you would like but maybe that too is a gift.

We all need someone to love and to hold
We all need shelter to keep us from the cold
We all need laughter when life gets hard
We all need someone to love us for who we are
We all need someone to love and to hold

Ain’t that the truth..

✌️❤️

Raq

Room in his arms?

Somewhere, he sings to me.

You see, if you sing to her, no matter your voice. It’s the vulnerability and truth you convey.

There’s so little of either in this world

Such goodness

Ahh Mr Bridges you know the words 🎶

She says nobody wants her,
But left along
She said nobody needs her
Girl, you are
Well, if you see her
Tell her there is room for her
In my arms, in my arms
You don’t have to go, you should know
(I know, I know)
I’ll be there for you, when you’re alone
(I do, I do)
To comfort you
Oh, baby please come where it’s warm
In my arms, in my arms

Ain’t that some stuff! 😉

✌️❤️

Raq

I think I lost it

But then again did I ever have it?

Your excuses not needed..

Ok so a few of the lyrics, as usual.

Everything’s paid for nothing free
If I give my heart
Will you promise not to break it
I think I lost it
Let me know if you come across it
Let me know if I let it fall
Along a back road somewhere

I just wanna live the life I please
I don’t want no enemies
I don’t want nothing if I have to fake it
Never take nothing don’t belong to me

Listen to it it’s kinda bad ass..

Moving on….

✌️❤️

Raq

Today it’s official

I’ve no job!

Retired! The future is wide open!

Smell that? it’s called freedom… lol

No more Brules for this one!

A new chapter begins, so much to do and see. New people to meet and connections to make. So much is changing… including myself. Like a tree, I will be dropping dead leaves and only keep the vibrant green along for the ride, or maybe growth. I suppose trees don’t take rides. Whatever, you get my gist. Lol!

Ahh La Vida!

Much Love ❤️

What’s your butterfly?

We all chase our butterflies, 🦋 be it love, money, freedom.

Different times of our lives leave us chasing different ones too.

Right now this butterfly 🦋 of freedom is work! However, I think one of my other butterflies might have actually let me go! Pinche butterfly. Lol!!

Glad there are so many other butterflies to draw in. Just have to get some flowers I suppose.

What’s your butterfly?

I was inspired to write this while working out and this song came on.

Always the music isn’t it?

I painted your room at midnight

So I’d know yesterday was over

I put all your books on the top shelf

Even the one with the four leaf clover

Man I’m getting older

I took all your pictures off the wall

And I wrapped them in a newspaper blanket

And I haven’t slept in what seems like a century

And now I can barely breathe

Just like the crow chasing the butterfly

Dandelions lost in the summer sky

Cause when you and I were gettin’ high as outer space

I never thought you would slip away

I guess I was just a little too late

I was just a little too late

I was just a little too, little too late