...in real life. The Southwest is just so breathtaking--like another world. My brother and I traveled through New Mexico (he lived in Albuquerque), Colorado, Utah and Arizona, in an old VW Beetle, about 30 years ago. It was one of the best experiences of my life. It will never happen again--Patrick passed away 8 years ago. But my search for today's virtual trip brought back a lot of memories!
This blog from New Mexico reminds me of the wonderful times we spent in Santa Fe:
http://santafedailyphoto.blogspot.com/ There's just something about old wood and turquoise...
I think Long Island is one of the prettiest places in America, but Colorado is one of the most beautiful. Go pay a visit to Curt and his dog Duncan at http://whilewalkingduncan.blogspot.com/ You'll be glad you did--Curt is one of the best writers I've ever come across in blogland. And Duncan is a handsome, sweet fellow!
Utah has beautiful Bryce Canyon and a great blog called "Lost Button Studio." You'll find recipes and more there! http://lostbuttonstudio.blogspot.com/
And finally, there's Arizona and the blog "Creative Kismet." Recipes, great photography...and tutorials! I love tutorials! (But you already knew that.)
Well, that's it for today. Do you know, this USA blog thing isn't as easy as it looks. There are some states, like Pennsylvania, with an abundance of creative, friendly blogs. I'm sure there are creative people in Delaware, Iowa, Louisiana and Nebraska--just a few states for which I can't find blogs that fit my criteria (nice, non-political, respectful, nothing I'd be embarassed for my 85-year-old mom to see)...so if you know of a lovely blog and I haven't hit that state yet, please, let me know about it! Thanks!