{POTD} Thursday’s Thirteen

This week seems to be moving along rather quickly.  And the temperatures keep climbing this week as well.  First thing Wednesday morning, I turned on my computer, programs started self-loading and suddenly I hear a clap of thunder.  My weather center was telling me there was an alert for my area.  Yep, more hot weather was settling over the western deserts.  No surprise there.

On Tuesday, my son and I ventured to the local water park {with camera in hand} and here are a few favorites {thirteen of them actually}.

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Thursday 13 #25

My gosh, where has this week gone.  Seems like only yesterday I was sharing 13 Reasons I love the Desert.  In reality, my son and I baked cookies yesterday afternoon while the temperatures outside hoovered around 100 degrees.  So to celebrate Thursday 13, here are 13 photographs from yesterday’s baking session.

CJ pounding clumps out of brown sugar

CJ pounding clumps out of brown sugar

Scooping out the cookie dough

Scooping out the cookie dough

Plop!  goes the cookie dough

Plop! goes the cookie dough

what does this remind you of?

what does this remind you of?

Cookies ready for battle in the oven

Cookies ready for battle in the oven

Lone dough ball

Lone dough ball

Dough ball close up

Dough ball close up

Fresh from the oven

Fresh from the oven

Cooling cookie

Cooling cookie

Many yummies!

Many yummies!

Snapple waiting for cookie droppings

Snapple waiting for cookie droppings

CJ excited to eat cookies

CJ excited to eat cookies

{POTD} There are Thirteen of them actually

My friend Thorne wrote a blog post today about 13 ideas for Creavtive Upcycling.  After reading this I headed over to Thursday 13 to see what this day was all about.  Then the inspiration came to me.  13 things I love about the desert in pictures.

#1

Desert sunrises

#2

Desert sunsets

#3

Kids can make their own bike ramps from dirt

Kids can make their own bike ramps from dirt

#4

Living space between neighbors - far and wide open

Living space between neighbors - far and wide open

#5

Plenty of room for my son to ride his bike

Plenty of room for my son to ride his bike

#6

I can visit Joshua Tree National Park anytime I want to

I can visit Joshua Tree National Park anytime I want to

#7

Strange growings on

Strange growings on

#8

More strange happenings

More strange happenings

#9

Yellow blooms on cacti

Yellow blooms on cacti

#10

Pink ones too

Pink ones too

#11

And dont forget the red blooming cacti

And don't forget the red blooming cacti

#12

It Snows!

It Snows!

#13

i {heart} the desert

i {heart} the desert

So there you have 13 reasons I love the desert.  Now show me your Thursday 13!