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Comfort foods, hike, watercolors

Sunday, January 20, 2019

I’ve been home sick with a miserable cold for the past few days. Do you have comfort foods that you eat when you are ill? I do. I like soft boiled eggs, soups, hot chocolate, juices and pudding. I guess all of them go down easy when you have a sore throat. (And my mom used to serve these items when we were sick as kids) The weather here has been very stormy, with Highwinds and wet snow. So I don’t miss getting outdoors much. But I am so ready to be over this cold virus!

Here are a couple of photos from my last hike into dry River Canyon. This canyon hike closes for several months in a few days, for raptor nesting. So my friend suggested hiking before it is closed. It is a beautiful and dramatic Canyon in the Badlands.

The trail was very icy in parts.

Raven’s nest

Finally, I thought I would share a couple of my watercolor paintings. These are landscapes that I did from sketches and photos during my trip to Lake Tahoe. The watercolors are not perfect, but I had a lot of fun painting them.

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    I love your paintings...I think they are really very good. You do have talent my friend! Loved your hiking pics as well. I surely hope your cold is better by now. DH has had a horrible hacking cough since January...I hope and pray it goes away it has totally drained him of energy and he's lost a lot of weight because he has no appetite and feels nauseous when he eats. Poor guy... emoticon
    609 days ago
    I love your watercolors and photos. And your sense of adventure! emoticon
    617 days ago
    These pictures are all great and you are so talented with your water colors! I am sorry I missed
    this blog when first posted; and I do hope you are feeling well these days!
    634 days ago
    I hope you are almost over your cold - I’ve been lucky so far this winter (knock knock) w/some mild allergy-related sinusitis, nothing too horrible.
    More beautiful hiking photos, & I appreciate your support on my blogs. I’ve gotten heat from friends & Family who think I need to “cut the cord”, but have you looked at rentals lately?!? I want Z to concentrate on his education, not be scrambling to pay the rent so even though he may not be doing it “My Way”, I’ll continue to support him.
    647 days ago
    Hi Alison.............
    I am glad to read that you are feeling much better. I am on the tail end of a cold too and it just takes so much energy when I don't seem to have enough to begin with!

    I loved your photos of the Canyon and I also love your watercolors. I think that you are very talented.

    My comfort food when I have a cold is homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. This time of year, I keep containers of it frozen just in case.
    648 days ago
    We too had that miserable cold! emoticon We found the Emergence -C drink to help with stuffiness and energy. My comfort food is Cream of Wheat. Very nice artwork and photos. emoticon
    648 days ago
    Feel better soon. Lovely paintings.
    649 days ago
    Beautiful!! I like your paintings. Hope you feel better soon.🤧
    649 days ago
    Beautiful photos. Hope you feel better soon.
    649 days ago
    Nice pictures
    649 days ago
    Such talent. Beautiful paintings. Hope your up and feeling better real soon. I had a cold and it set me back. Now I need to get back on track.
    649 days ago
    Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing. My go-to comfort food when I'm sick is Graham crackers. Yum!
    649 days ago
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