Hello and Welcome In! A better week was had. Thank you to everyone for being concerned for us last week. We sure do appreciate it. All is well.
It was a good week to get out. We went to a lovely area called Camp Verde to do some antiquing and search for some color on the trees. This town is situated in the Verde River Valley along the Verde River in Arizona. Verde means green in Spanish. And as you can see this Valley is definitely green! It is surrounded by the Black Hills Mountain Range, Prescott National Forest, and the Mogollon Rim.
We did find some color on the trees. I think it is still a bit early in this area.
But we did find out that Camp Verde is well known for Pecans! There were many Pecan farms but one stood out to us and that was Summer Place Pecan Farm. Back in 1977 a man by the name of Dr. Tinlin took a chance and planted lots of Pecan trees. And found out that Camp Verde in the Verde River Valley had the perfect climate for growing Pecans.
You can visit the farm and stroll through the grove of Pecan Trees. They were not open when we stopped but it’s definitely a place I would enjoy visiting again!
We left the Pecans and headed into town to one of my most favorite Antique Stores called Sweet Pea Antiques. We always seem to buy something in this store every time we go. I’ll be sharing in a later post the new picture that will hang over our mantel and a few vintage treasures that will be added to our decor soon.
Before we entered another antique store… look what we saw! A Chevy Station Wagon… looks like a ‘63. 💚
The week continued to be wonderful. I have been walking in the cool of the mornings. There have been some lovely sunrises but this one was my favorite because of the church in the background.
And a morning never goes by without seeing a hot air balloon. If the wind is right… they will be up there.
Here are a few preparing to go for a Sunrise ride.
They are always fun to see. I went up in one several years ago. You can read all about it here. My hot air balloon ride was in one of the largest baskets in the nation which meant we had a lot of people on board!
Oh and I can’t end this post without mentioning that I won a Give Away from a wonderful blog I follow. Mary from Home Is Where the Boat Is has a spectacular She Shed/Potting Shed and a beautiful blog. Her Potting Shed was Miss October in a She Shed Calendar! She gave a few calendars away and I was one of the lucky winners! (And it’s because of Mary and her Shed that I have always wanted my very own!)
If you all have been following me… you know I have a She Shed that sweet man built for me. It is a potting Shed and a Storage Shed. Mine has a Southwestern Motif. After all… we live in the Arizona Sonoran Desert!
Come see the inside! Where I am very proud to hang the She Shed Calendar!
I enjoy tablescapes and of course there’s a small table set for two !
Thank you so much for touring my She Shed!
And thank you Mary for the calendar! I hope you can head over to see her Potting Shed all decked out for Autumn here. You will not be disappointed!
Thanks for reading along… I appreciate it! Do you have a She Shed? A Man Cave? Have you ever ridden in a Hot Air Balloon?
Thanks for the visit!