Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Top O the Mountain!

At the top of south crest looking at north crest

Finally the spring is here! Hubby and I enjoyed a great hike to the top of the Sandia mountains on Sunday. This is only the second time we've made it to the top! (Actually, we made it to the top of the south crest, north crest is still a ways further!) It was four hours to the top and 2 1/2 hours back down. The weather was perfect, except for a little sprinkle of rain in the last half hour. I took a video of the 360 degree view from the top, but I haven't been able to figure out how to transfer the video to youtube yet. Help, anyone?? Until I get it figured out, I'm posting a still photo from the top looking north. There is still a good 3 feet of snow at the top in spots!

Unfolding (click to buy)

Also, today I finished this daily journal painting. It was inspired by a blossom on one of my hubby's cactus. Very cool flower! Once again, an 8 x 8" H2O oils on recycled handmade canvas board.


Mary Timme said...

I suspected, before I read that a cactus was involved. It is that time of year already

Anonymous said...

Made me want to sing as soon as I saw it THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSICCCC LOLOLOL ;) How beautiful!

Your work is as outstanding as always. :)

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Thanks for the comments!

hope you are having a wonderful day! I wish I could say the same.....teenagers!! UUGGGHHH!

Mom said...

What a fabulous painting!!!! I love it! I also loved the view from the top of the mountain - guess I'll never see it that way - just have to enjoy the view from my living room window!!! Mom

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Thanks Mom! You're right, I barely made it to the top, so I doubt you would make it! :) There was a point when I had to stop for about 15 minutes because I thought I was going to have an asthma attack! The air certainly is a lot thinner at 10,000 feet!!!