Happy Thursday, my friends. This week has been cold here in Prescott, AZ, and we had our first snow. This week we hosted Carmen, a friend and neighbor of ours from California who loves to shop. She loved the snow almost as much as she loves shopping. So, most of my walking has been inside malls. I’m late posting this because we took her to Scottsdale before dropping her off at the airport in Phoenix.
Thursday Trios Hosted by Mama Cormier
On Tuesday, Carmen and I had a wonderful trip to Sedona, to the Tlaquepaque Shopping Mall. The stores are mostly artsy and the restaurants are top notch. It was a destination for a shopping lover like my friend. Click here to see what Mama Cormier and other Thursday Trio contributors are posting.
At this shop, and I didn’t write down the name, but they sold jewelry. Carmen bought a few beads and some decorative ribbon to make bracelets. Baskets of shells and beads sat outside the store. The clerk trusted people to take what they needed and pay for them – a blast from the past. One customer last week had left money in an envelope under the door when the clerk had stepped out for a minute.
Some shops do not let you take pictures of their displays, so I was so pleased that this shop even took some of the displays out of the glass counters for me.
On the way home, Carmen treated me to a salt room treatment for my lungs. If you’ve never done that, you relax in a darkened room with music and salt air circulating, cleaning out the impurities in your lungs. You will taste the salt on your lips.
Today on the way to the airport, we did more shopping at Cracker Barrel after lunch. I see three sets of threes in this picture. How many do you see?
The shelves at Cracker Barrel were full of trios. Here are just a few of them.
FOTD – A Trio of Dried Flowers
Most flowers in AZ are dry right now. The bushes are arranged so that yellows are next to creams, so even in the off season, they are pretty. To see more flowers of the day, check out Cee’s daily post and visit her friends.
This Scottsdale geranium decorated the sidewalk outside of the ice cream shop Vince found.
#Thursday Doors Hosted by Dan Antion
Reminder: Today is the last Thursday Doors challenge for 2021. Thursday Doors will resume on Thursday, January 6, 202. Today’s gallery, after much review, should include our favorite door photos from 2021 and a badge for the contest. Click to link your review doors to his post and learn about the badge contest requirements.
Last Christmas season, my friend Connie took me to Sonora, the “Queen of the Southern Mines” – gold in California, that is. Her son is a pastor there, and we spent a lovely couple of days exploring this beautiful city in the heart of the Sierra Nevada’s.
This photo is one of my favorite photos submitted in August this year of a Prescott Loo with a View. The entire building is painted with pictures of children, animals and plants you might see around Prescott. I choose this picture to use in my badge entry.
Upcoming and Ongoing
PPAC # 27 on Friday will take us back to Cee’s blog where she always has some amazing surprises for us.
December Story Chat is well on the way with over 100 views, 42 likes and 57 comments. Come enjoy Cathy Cade’s Christmas story, “On the Streets” about a young street performer. She loves your comments and likes! The summary will post on Tuesday with quotes from all of you who “attended.” We’d love to have you drop by and leave Cathy a comment.
Challenge Interview Series. This week I heard from Bushboy, Brian Dodd. His interview will be coming up soon. If you haven’t seen his photos take a look at his website. and enjoy bits of Australian life. He hosts Last on the Card.
#WQWWC 52– Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge: The topic this week is Candles/Lights. This post goes perfectly with the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge – “You Choose” and Sunday Stills – “Metalic Taste.” Many people paired with the seasonal link-up challenge “Festive Bon-Bons,” co-hosted by Deb’s World, Retirement Reflections, and Women Living Well After 50. Does anyone cook by candlelight? Quotes might include a recipe!
You don’t have to limit yourself to Christmas or even winter holidays. Just choose your favorite candle or lights quotes, pictures, stories, and poems. The only requirement is to include at least one quote with your post. Songs count as quotes – by the way. 🙂
Now It’s Your Turn
Join in one of the challenges of your choice. If you want to share a link in my comment section or a pingback with me today, I will stop by and read and comment. Your hosts always stop by, and many of their community members also make the effort to visit at least one or two people.