December 6, 2011

Angel Fun

What a perfect day for making Angels, cold and clear. Mary hosted us again.

One of the first to be completed by Monica

Happy at work

Some of the finished product

November 25, 2011

Eagle Owl

Check out this slow-mo video of an Eagle Owl!

November 13, 2011

Sutton Birthday Hike

Monica and Mike came over to help me celebrate my birthday

We did the Sutton Creek loop and didn't get rained on

November 11, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hard to be anything bur happy about a cheesecake like this

November 4, 2011

October 29, 2011

Last Farmer's Market

John Yager from Greenfields Farm surveys Sheila's pepper and eggplant crop from Smith River

Shoppers are so happy to get the local organic produce

Maria Yager of Greenfields Farm and her helper Pat

Alpha Farm has a great display. We will all miss our market very much. What will we eat?

October 25, 2011

Milk Stool demo

We had a good time catching up with our friends Karen and Pete who live in NE Oregon

In the morning Mitcho gave us a demo of how a Swiss milk stool is worn 

and put to use

October 24, 2011

Cape Perpetua Hike

Hiking Gwynn Creek trail with my old friends Karen and Pete

Karen and I went to Quaker high school together

Is Pete really trapped in the tree?

Coral fungus along the trail

They live in Eastern Oregon so it's a real treat to them to hike in the ferny, mossy forest of the Oregon coast

October 20, 2011

Ridin my bike

I've been getting out on my bike almost every day. Can't believe it's the end of October!

October 18, 2011

Kayak Siltcoos Outlet

The second 70 degree day we had to get on the water

It was warm and windless even at the mouth

It doesn't get any better

But I'm afraid it's the last kayak of the season

October 17, 2011

Hobbit beach walk

What a day for a walk on the beach! Mike and Monica came over and we did the China creek loop.

October 6, 2011

Waldo Lake Trip

Waldo was outstanding as always.

Weather was as good as it gets.

Some worked on rock art.

Some went exploring, this is my favorite cove.

The water is so clear as you can see.

October 4, 2011

Bison Jams

Bison are common in Yellowstone, this one was in Silver Gate a village on the park border.

Bison jams are common, cars can back up for miles, all you can do is wait and get some pics.

I was always glad to be in the car when we were close to these guys.

He just doesn't look all that friendly does he?

October 2, 2011

Beartooth Highway

Our last day in Yellowstone we drove NE out of the park to drive over Beartooth Pass.

At 11,000 ft it's probably windy a lot but this day it was gale force winds with blowing snow.

Mitcho had to ride over the pass anyway!

The namesake peak.

The proud cyclist.

September 25, 2011


West Thumb near Yellowstone Lake

Turquoise  color in a hot spring

Men, Bea and Wolfi taking a break on the knotty porch after MANY geysers

Grand Prysmatic Pool

Men at Mammoth Hot Springs

September 24, 2011

Grand Teton hiking

Mt. Moran of the Teton Range

Trail to Inspiration Point

A couple of Moose browsing on streamside willows

Hidden Falls

Paintbrush and Harebells still blooming

August 30, 2011

Summer Heather

The summer heather is in full bloom.

Japanese Blood Grass surrounds Longneck.

Dwarf conifers in the foreground.

Our new lantern near the pond.