Monday, July 13, 2009

More Summer Photos....

Hi Everyone...
I've been a bit of a slacker with blogging these past couple of has been really busy around our house. Things will be getting back to some normalcy this week...
Here are a few photos from this past week...

The first photo is of me next to my of 75 chosen for this years' Western Photo Gallery.
The second pic is of a beautiful mural titled: "The Horse Gift" It stands over 22 ft high, 18 ft wide and contains 238 panels featuring the work of 174 artists. It is truly beautiful!

These two photos feature the Tipis of many different Indian families. During Stampede, Indian families live in the tipis on the grounds in "Indian Village". I couldn't photograph the inside of their homes...they consider them sacred. Ed and I are here with the Stampede Indian Princess 2009. Each tipi is hand painted and all have beautiful headdresses, beading and fur inside....they are wonderful. You could sample bannock and bison which they were cooking outside.

This photograph is of one of the Cake Entries in the Creative Arts and Crafts Area. It was truly amazing. It won a ribbon and was second in the Cake Section. It was depicting a sampling of some of the food here at the Stampede...Beef on a Bun, Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs and of course, Mini Donuts!!

The last two photos are of my little grandson Matthew going on his first plane ride. He is holding his mints and wondering when we are going to get this plane in the least that is what I would be thinking! Finally, the plane is being taxied to its' place in line...and he was off on his wonderful adventure to California! His Dad (my son) wanted to take him to Sea World, Disneyland and the ocean for his 6th birthday. We talked to his Dad a couple of days ago...and he was so excited he fell asleep 45 minutes into the flight! They are coming home on Tuesday with many funny stories to tell I am sure!

Hope you have a great week!


Dolores said...

Great times were had at the Stampede, I see. I wish I had been able to go. Perhaps next year. I loved looking at all the art when I was there. Very inspirational.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nancy,

Lovely to hear from you and you have every reason to take a break from blogging. I can see why, you have been so busy.
I love your photograph that was chosen ~ very nice.
Also neat photos of you and your husband with the Stampede Princess.
Loved the tipis.
Also that was lovely your Son and Grandson could have a trip away in the plane. How exciting and there will be some stories to tell.

Enjoy your week

Lee Beth said...

Hello. Just found your blog. I think your stuff is really interesting. New follower. Feel free to come check out my blog if you'd like.

Merci-Notes said...

Beautiful art work!!!
The Stampeed looks like a good time.
My Dad used to go to...hmmm I think it was Iowa some summers and he made a friend who's Dad was the Indian Chief. My dad was given his Bow and now it is my Brothers. I do not know why he was going from Michigan to Iowa for summer visits.. We are Danish, Welsh and Scotitish. oh and Dutch.

What a wonderful trip your son and his must be having! Memories!!!

Nancy said...

Thank-you so much for visiting Dolores and Carolyn. Always love hearing from you.

Welcome Lee Beth and Merci-Notes! Thank-you for your kind words and your visit...hope you will visit often.


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