Sunday, October 12, 2014

Summer Is Not Over Yet


Summer is still hanging on. These wild berries are not ready for winter yet. 








The Sumac Tree is always the first to announce the fact that Autumn is here  
 There is still lots of colorful flowers left
Some are just undecided.

Enjoy you weekend.

Just Hanging Out

I found this little critter hanging out side my front door.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

You Cannot get cornered in the round house!!!

My Dad always made the comment "you cannot  get cornered in the Round house"

Nancy and I just got back from a vacation the in the world famous Sun valley Idaho area. About half way up bald mountain is a restaurant called the Round house.Built in 1939 it is only accessible by gondola or a hike that has an 2600 foot elevation gain. It was a beautiful view from the top. I asked the bartender, she said all of their food and supplies are delivered on the gondola, bring a pickup the ski run is a last resort.    
    
This was the deck where we ate lunch. The inside was empty in the summer, but it had a very large 4 sided fireplace right in the middle of the restaurant with tables all around the outside walls. 
The lift tickets came with a warning on a day when a storm was rolling in. They said that it there is a lighting strike within 25 miles they would close the lift for 20 minutes. If there was a second lighting strike the 20 minutes started over again and so on... It this happened your options were to hike down, or wait until they made the decision to close it down for the day. If they closed it down for the day then and only then they would send someone up the ski run in a four wheel drive pickup the get people off the mountain. There was a second chair lift that went to the top of Bald Mountain about another 1500 foot elevation, I am sure it would have been a spectacular view, but we decided to head down rather than risking getting stuck on the mountain.
    Lets go on a gondola way up in the mountains so we can spend more time texting....        

Sunday, August 3, 2014

2014 fair



Today I sent my entry form for the photo contest in the fair. last year was my first time entering an I won second place in the black and white Macro category, lets see how  i do this year...  

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Now That's a Water Hazard!!!

If it was only true. That is actually two golf courses separated by the Snake River    

The long and winding road leading down one of the courses
 This is the view from the courses.
Shared with Weekly Top Shot Weekly Top Shot #146

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Deere keeps going and going and....


I found his old beauty in a yard along while hiking. It may be old, but as near as I can tell it is still going.   

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

From My Childhood

I spent all weekend working around the house, and have not touched the camera in over a week. I am posting some "SKY" pictures from my archives.
 When we were kids, my Mother would take us outside to look at the clouds. She would always find some kind of an object in them. I would think that she would see a boat race in this formation.

 When she saw a water spout like this, she would sing "I am a little teapot song"
Many summer evenings we would lay in the back yard just to watch the "sun go to sleep"
    We spent many summers at my Aunt & Uncles home on the Washington Coast. The evening consisted of eating dinner, then we would all climb on Uncle Ross's flatbed truck and drive though town to see homes he was building at the time, then go to the far end of the beach and drive the entire length to the beach as the sunset.  
Linking up with Sky watch Friday

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Wednesday flowers


“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
~ Aristotle

“A single rose can be my garden...a single friend, my world.”


Where Flowers Bloom So Does Hope 
~ Lady Bird Johnson 

"Even a Blind Squirrel Finds An Acorn Sometimes" 
~Proverb Quotes 

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday (Feathered) Field Trip

 Our Two chaperons Big Red and Ellie
Below is our young class mates.

 Fiona. above Pru Below
 
Rosie above & Gwyn below


Now that they are old enough they get to explore the yard. There are thing to jump of off, plenty of critters to be found and a tasty lunch from the compost pile 

   Saturday's Critters              
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