Ah! October…what a gorgeous time of year! The government shut-down temporarily closed the park, but it didn’t stop me from snapping some glorious shots of autumn near the old park entrance at Belton Bridge. Our annual fall hike, to Mount Aeneas in the Swan Range, took us from autumn reds and yellows to winter white. […]
Learning of an Idaho woman’s attack by a mule deer reminded me of a startling experience I had on a recent evening stroll. It was after sundown, and dark. Instead of talking about our kids or the social order, we were silent. Block after block we walked. About half way through our route as […]
Montana’s Great BIG Pumpkin and the Exorbitant Price for Seeds
Some people take their “great” pumpkin growing efforts quite seriously; so seriously they are willing to pay a colossal price for seeds. Unless you are a pumpkin farmer or a hobbyist out to grow a super-sized pumpkin, you probably don’t have a clue what the seeds cost to grow these orange beauties. I […]
A Labor Day Poem
My! The seasons come and go so quickly here. I’m beginning to feel a lot like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz as I call to mind an afternoon last year much like this one, deliciously fall-like, when Eileen and I sat on the porch swing and typed out a Labor Day Poem. It’s a […]
My sister, her husband, and their 8 kids were coming to visit for Thanksgiving. About a week earlier, they’d all been sick with a stomach virus. My sister sent us disgusting emails elaborating on the 20 puke buckets and the peanut butter vomit that her youngest splattered all over her face. My mom expressed her […]
Fun Tips for Raking Leaves
All of those beautiful golden leaves have just about fallen. We’ve been doing a lot of raking and the simple pleasure of playing in fall leaves has all but disappeared. Snow clouds have been hanging over the mountains and it’s time to finish up the yard work. This is when the grumbling from the peanut […]
An Archer is One With the Bow
It was early morning and still dark when I read the weather forecast. It said “TODAY, patchy fog possible”. I was a bit disappointed, as I am not yet ready to be socked in with inversions. The morning progressed, the sun came up, and frosty autumn leaves glistened on the lawn. It all looked so […]
I can hardly believe it’s November. Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We don’t trick or treat but E made some peanut butter eyeballs for the occasion. We had a good time with the decorating, but I must say that some of them came out looking like they had a bad […]
Pumpkin Trivia and Then Some!
It’s so dang pretty outside today, I can hardly keep from staring out of the windows. The weather has been fantastic, better than last fall. It’s almost like a second spring…the autumn leaves I mean, the splash of colors is simply awesome. Each morning, I’ve been stepping out onto my porch to embrace the day and take a […]
You Gotta Love Fall and 15 Bean Soup!
While having a hot bowl of 15 bean soup, Mallory piped up and suggested we take 5 minutes to write down everything we LOVE about the season. We did, and here is what she came up with. What I Love About Fall – by Mallory A. The color of the world…everything is in hues of yellow, brown, and […]