Saturday, October 6, 2012

Saturday Snapshot

Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

(I am singing this now as I type!   It will now be stuck in my head all day.  sigh.)

Last month our friends, the Cain's, invited us out on their boat.  April gives me a bad time about not being
1) a spur of the moment person  (I'm not--I need to work from a list)
2) an outdoor person  (she's wrong with this one. I LOVE to work in my yard and take long walks and do some short hiking AND we eat our supper out on the patio every night during the summer)

Okay, she might mean I don't like to do ADVENTUROUS stuff outdoors.  But I do love the outdoors--I think sunlight on water is the most beautiful sight in the world!!  I could take my book and sit by it all day long.  In the shade, with my good book, and sunglasses and sunscreen, BUT HECK, I do too love the sounds of all those other people being adventurous on the water!! 

So, when they invited us to spend the day on the water in their boat--after giving me a few days advance notice of course--I jumped at the chance!   It was just the 4 of us,  and we didn't ski or swim or anything  (thank goodness),  we just relaxed  and enjoyed the day. Outdoors!!  April took some crab salad and shrimp salad and I took some fresh bakery rolls to put it on.  We had fruit and cheese  and some snacks ,  magazines, books.... It was a Pontoon boat, so we even had space to sit back and take a little nap.  Which April and I did.   Doug did a little fishing-- It was a glorious day.

I bet a couple of you are wondering--how can they have enough water to go boating if they live in the desert?  There is a huge reservoir about 40 miles from here, that's how.  Yes, it is 'desert' boating--I'll show you pictures--which brings me to today's post SATURDAY SNAPSHOT.
I'm going to link up with Alyce from At Home  With Books and her Saturday Snapshot meme.
You should too.  It's fun.  All you have to do is share a picture (or two) that you or someone you know took.  (nothing pulled from the Internet or anything).  You can write as little or as much as you want about the photos. Then link up at her Blog and wah-la!  That's it.  It really is fun.

Wait---this is all coming back around--with the antelope song--I'm working it in.

While we were boating, we saw some antelope on the shore.  Can you see them? 

We go closer so I could get better pictures--that and I changed lenses too.
This was a 'cluster' of antelope.  Or a herd.   I looked up collective nouns because I think they are funny.  I mean, who ever heard of a cluster of antelope?

A couple  of them climbed to the top of the bluff.

This one was walking the wrong way--I was a bit worried about him, as he was leaving his friends.

And that is the end of what I am submitting to Saturday  Snapshot. 
What follows are just a few for my friends  (but you can look too if you feel like it)


This is where we put the boat in.   Our lovely desert reservoir---it's huge tho.   22 miles long to be exact.  We went from the beginning  (here) to the end and back.  We saw birds and antelope and a beaver, whom we followed for a while to see where he was building his home.

There it is--SUNLIGHT on the water.  I love that sight.  And of course, April and the ol' Handyman.  ( did not, DID NOT say old.  I said  ol')

And Doug driving the boat.  We were just taking off from the boat ramp.

Just the desert as scenery.

And  a nap is always good in the afternoon!   (but I don't know how anyone can sleep on their stomach.  )

It was a great day! Thanks  Cains.


bermudaonion said...

What a fun way to spend the day!

Christine Harding said...

I love the juxtaposition of all that water against the desert scenery - isn't nature wonderful! And a 'cluster' of antelope sounds delightful. My Snapshot is at

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

I love those shots of the deer silhouetted against the sky!

And you probably just got that song stuck in my head too...time to cue up iTunes, obviously!

Bev Hankins said...

Desert boating! A whole new phrase for me. And I love the pictures of the antelope.

Here's my Snapshot.

Alyce said...

The desert and the water make fantastic photos! I can see why you enjoyed it so much. And very cool that you got to see antelope!

Brona said...

I love your desert reservior - the contrast of dry and wet is interesting. Sat Snapshot has been a great way for me to see more of the American landscape:-)

Louise said...

What a wonderful experience, great photos.

Karen said...

Sounds like a glorious day! We bagged 5 antelope yesterday. The fun is over, now it's time to cut them up, package, and freeze them. Ugh.

Pierce said...

What spectacular scenery, absolutely gorgeous!
I have your town plugged into my Weather Channel ap and see you have mornings in the 30's....yikes, that's cold for October. Well, it is where I am anyway.

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