I got the chance again to spend the weekend out of town, in a place with lovely grounds and chilly Soviet buildings. I wish I had been smart enough to take my camera on the hike I went on! The buildings were tucked down into a little wooded valley, but a short steep hike revealed an incredible panorama of the beautiful mountains surrounding the town I live in. If the mountains are so great and massive, how great must be the God who created the mountains!
The little bungalow building where I slept with some other homeschool helpers.
The road leading into the complex. I was quite busy both days I was there, but early one morning just after the sun came up I was able to step out into the crisp chill morning and snap some photos.
The grape season is almost over.
This is my favorite color of rose!
This lady was a bit far away, but she's in the middle of a daily activity for most Central Asian women; sweeping.
The stream that ran past all the buildings.
This was the main building; an old concrete Soviet building rather optimistically named "The President's Summer Home."
This is the flower that is most commonly seen here.
This carries rocks to a factory in the city. You don't want to stand directly underneath it!