The Monday after Christmas we enjoyed our day off and the beautiful weather by going for a hike, again to South Mountain (at least one resolution is looking good!). Jonny and I were on the way when we thought my mom might like to come, adding that I thought Gus (her dog) “would be smitten by a hike as well,” to which we all got a good laugh, and along he came! (Although he probably won’t be invited much more with the way he behaved around the other dogs.)
And since I loved taking pictures in the desert before (here & here), I decided to go in a non-athletic but an equally comfy outfit, mixing my embroidered blouse with these 25-cent shorts I picked up awhile ago and keep meaning to wear, as well as a really old flower pin I never use, simply attaching a hair clip to the back pin part (and wondering why I’d never thought of that before!).
Someone really wanted a picture pretending to hug a cactus and it wasn’t me!
The desert was absolutely stunning, so green from all of the rain we had that month.
And in case you’d missed seeing a close-up of my embroidered tops lately ; ). I just can’t get over how beautiful they are.
Maybe next time we’ll check out this mountain range a bit farther away.
Outfit details: shorts- thrifted (25 cents); tights- hand-me-downs from mom; hair flower- some mall shop 3+ years ago; blazer & booties- thrifted gifts; top- handmade in Chiapas, Mexico.
We used to always have a potluck Thanksgiving at an arboretum and go for a big hike after stuffing ourselves, and I think it’d make for a wonderful new tradition on or around Christmas don’t you?
And I might as well rub it in that we can go hiking in December and January right? ; ) (Especially since I’ll be miserable and dripping sweat come summer when most blogger prance around outdoors.)