Monday, September 27, 2010

Run to the Pines

My sweetie and I took a break from chores this weekend and decided to take the  3 1/2 hour drive up to Pinetop, Az for the annual "Run to the Pines" classic car show. I could not have asked for a more perfect day. The weather was in the mid 70's (a stark contrast to the 105 degrees they were experiencing in the valley) and the smell of the pine was intoxicating. I honer of fall I created a mosaic from the cars in lovely fall colors!!!!



Pinetop, is up on the  Mogollon Rim, (pronounced Mug-ee-on) and has breathtaking views as far as the eye can see.

There was a time when my  honey and I used to go camping up here (and all over Az wherever we could find trees and water.)  I really miss those days and hope that next Summer I can convince my darling workoholic to take time to smell the roses (or pine) again!!!

26 comments:

luluslovlies said...

Beautiful Pictures karen, I think you photography skills are just Great! Love the mosaic of all the cars, just wonderful !! Have a great week! XOXO Marilou

Dorthe said...

Karen, that must have been a wonderfull tour, what a sight- fantastic to be able looking over all that beautifull nature, and smelling the pine.
You looks wonderfull, in the middle of all those cars.
Hugs,Dorthe

She Uses Her Words said...

Karen, what beautiful pictures! Isn't northern Arizona wonderful? And the smell of the pine trees? Love all the pics but that mosaic is my favorite. Nice job!
xo, Karen

Blondie's Journal said...

Breathtaking views, Karen! It would be fun to camp here, especially with the weather you are having! It's about time, right?! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Rosemary said...

Wow!
Beautiful!!
Thanks for your visit today.
Hope you visit again soon.
Miss you and your blog. So busy these days.
xo,
Rosemary

Caroline said...

I love your blog, what a beautiful pictures en so far away, greetings from the Netherlands !

krys kirkpatrick said...

Hey Karen It was great to meet you at creative connections. The event truly lived up to it's name. I just finished the Country living show with Jen and her earth angels. I guess that makes me a newbie in the angels group. I can't wait for next year.....CC was fantastic!

Cyn said...

Beautiful!!! I love going up there. Matter a fact we have a girls only weekend trip planned for the end of October!!!!! I MUST get hubby and sons up there next year for the car show!

GerryART said...

Oh, Karen, you make me home sick.

We lived in Strawberry just before we moved here to mid-MO.

We love the entire are up there.

In fact, we love Arizona.

Hugs,
Gerry

Tanya said...

Looks like you had a great trip. I love the smell of fresh pine too.

Emily Joyce said...

My hubby just went camping up in the mountains last weekend, and we're going to go together in a few weeks. If I like it, hopefully it will become a regular getaway for us. I'm looking forward to those cooler temperatures :)

koralee said...

Oh my dear this looks amazing...reminds me of our area. What a fun thing to do...wish my husband would take me to the mountains.

Hope your Monday was filled with some Joy!

Lynn Richards said...

I would like to run to anywhere to escape the heat we are having!!!!
xo
lynn

A Vintage Chic said...

I love your mosaic, Karen--the cars in those colors are fabulous!

Oh, I miss Pinetop! Used to go there quite a lot when I was a girl--I remember that wonderful pine smell, and the cool breezes at night...ah, memories!

Julie

Rustique Gal said...

Karen, It's so beautiful there. I did leave parts of my heart in the west! I can just smell the pines...
Great photo montage of the cars!
Sherry

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Karen,

This is one of the things I love most about Arizona (not just cuz I was born and raised here)is that you can have the best of both worlds. You can live down here in the valley where it's hot, and then two to three hours later you're in a totally different world, in the cool pines. I also love that we've had a pretty good year for rain and things up north are better than they've been in years.

Hugs,
Meri

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Wonderful, I felt like I was there! I am so happy my Gladee Whirligig and your dear art share this month's Somerset! Fun world this is! Blessings dear.

Mahek said...

hi
Karen
Thanks for visiting my blog and offering to help out with the pictures...Thats very kind of you, I will surely get back to you when i need to do something with my photos
keep up your good work THANKS AGAIN....

Lucy - By the Hill said...

What fun! I'm from Canada but drive through that area on the way down to Arizona and back again each year. It is just amazing country!
A real contrast to the desert not far south of there.
Thanks for the beautiful pictures!

Miss Sandy said...

Karen,

The views are stunning! Love the fall car mosaic too. My honey is a classic car guy too. Glad you guys got a little break to enjoy all that muscle and beauty.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Karen, your pictures are gorgeous, and what a great mosaic. It's so nice to get away from all the chores and take a little vacation, hope you and your husband have a wonderful time and come home refreshed!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

Lynn said...

Karen,
Your photos of those mountain vistas are beautiful! It makes me miss Arizona....
I'm following your blog now and have enjoyed reading your creative posts. Have a nice week. Lynn

Teresa Young said...

Your beautiful pics make me want to get away for a few days. I was in that area of Arizona several years ago...but still remember how beautiful it was!

Creative Carmelina said...

HELLO!

thanks for stopping by to see me...
your blog is so beautiful..I'm browsing it now...
Arizona....I was down there when I was 3 years old...it is WAY too hot!...lol

come by anytime~my 'screen' is always open!

ciao bella!

CREATIVE CARMELINA

Something Special said...

Hi Karen, It was wonderful to see the pictures of the Mogollan Rim. We moved to Southern Nevada from Pinetop, Arizona. We lived there for 7 years. I love the white mountains very much and sometimes wish we still lived there. Thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

ahhhh....Fall car shows...they are the BEST!!!!!
:)
I'm catching up here and I'm loving all of your eye-candy you are posting about the retreat too!
Have you come down from your "high" yet????
;)

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