The vibrant colors for this month's blog train are perfect for all your summer photos. I'd love nothing more than to be walking the LA beaches again this summer, but I'll be gardening instead and training one unruly pony. He's a beautiful blue roan, but he's the baby of the herd and thinks he can get away with all sorts of shenanigans. He needs to learn some manners. Amazing what you can accomplish with horse treats, apple slices and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! :)
I love being outside with the sun on my face and the wind at my back, preferably on the back of a horse. But, even on foot, everything outside is better. It's real. And this time of year is such a joy to watch all the perennials come alive after a long winter's nap and watching them bloom, new colts in the corrals and the cutest baby kittens in the barn. Hello June!
I've lived in several different places across the country, from some of the largest cities to towns on the edge of nowhere. And I have visited a lot of different places and countries. Loved them all. But, for my destination I have chosen where I now call "home" -- New Glarus Wisconsin. The first time I visited this area looking for a new house several years ago, I fell in love with it. So, let me give you a short tour before moving onto what you really came here for!
Swiss tradition is alive and well here, and the town has over 2 million visitors each year. This very large church is the first building you see when you come over the last hill into town on the highway and the chimes that play at noon each day are beautiful.
We have organizations and businesses just like every other town, but in New Glarus, it all has a Swiss flair from architecture to bakery goods. (Most towns have a bakery. We have a Backerei with the most delicious "Orange Blossoms".
These Swiss Cows are kept by various businesses throughout town. Each cow is painted to exemplify the goods inside -- restaurants, flower shops, parks, etc. The cow by the clinic has a cast on his leg, stethoscope around his neck and band-aids. In keeping with the theme of our Swiss Village, the brewing company built a Swiss Village brewery and has brought numerous job opportunities to the community.
When I started working on this kit, I was thinking April couldn't come fast enough. This has been the weirdest winter! It was warmer in February than it was in March. And this week, it's been cold and rainy all week long. I just want the sun to shine and be warm enough that I can pack away my winter gear. Is that asking too much?
This month's theme is Raindrops and Rainbows. The colors are so bright and cheerful . . . even on this blustery, blustery day. Enjoy!
This month's theme is "In The Pocket". "What?" That's what I and several other scrappers said! After it was explained what pocket scrapping is, lots of wonderful elements and papers started filling up the train.