We are a close knit group of people who thrive in high places. We love challenges including long hikes to out of the way places through adverse weather inorder to catch a glimpse of a new breathtaking vista. What do Mountains dream of ?
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The weekend brought fierce storms on Saturday. Fast moving masses of clouds with jaggedy lightning. Jaggedy lightning is lightning that makes you scream. I first encountered this in Colorado at 8000 feet elevation.
Looking East toward the foothills there was a giant bald eagle flying ( mid picture just over the mountain horizon) These guys are huge and have a wingspain of at least 6 to 8 feet. When you see one driving it is easy to get distracted .
Sunday was tamer with nice warm weather. The Most Coveted Marley was out in the yard admiring the flowers. I know they are just flowers. However last year not so many as the deer ate them all. I discovered bells filled with dried blood that make the deer stay away from the garden. Sounds pretty icky but better than the rats with antlers eating everything in site.
As you turn off Hwy 35 there is a nice wetland. I particularly like these in the spring and summer as they are so filled with activity . There are always red wing black birds and other bird life around. One was squawking at me while I was taking pictures . I suppose I was too close.
Looking south down Hwy 35
Then the ever looming chore of stacking wood. I finally had time to go to Lowes and pick up 2 x 4 s and block . It is fun to cram studs into a corolla but we made it . 32 feet of wood stacked with 7 liters of water and a sunburn later it was time to go for pizza.
Mammut rides again
Nice peaceful end to a good day of work . Sun is getting low in the sky and dipping the tops of the trees in gold. Time to rest and take a couple of aspirin.