Thursday, September 11, 2008


Went to put some flowers on my Dad's grave about 3 weeks ago and ran into one of my favorite people in the whole world. My Aunt was up there with her granddaughter and great-grandchildren.

The cementery is located on property that belonged to our family about 5 generations ago.

And many family members still live nearby.

Yes, it's her 4 wheeler and her son Jesse made the covered wagon. Actually it's her second wagon-- some people saw her first one while driving up the road and stopped and bought it on the spot.

Yes, she is as much fun as she looks.


September is here and it's time to start putting the cabin to bed for the winter.

The pots on the deck are emptied, scrubbed and sprayed with Clorox water and stored.

The canoe is under the deck and the paddle boat is under the tarp along with the playhouse.

The geese are going home with us this year along with several other irreplaceable items because of the fire danger. We're sure we'll all be back next year and many years after so hopefully it's a needless precaution.

I now have two lamppost gardens in the center of town. The one across the street from mine has been without a friend for two years and was looking pretty shabby. I had always admired it because it's the only one with roses and everyone wonders how they grow up here. . They seemed to have done well with benign neglect for awhile so we should get along fine. It did have about 40 little columbine starts which I removed and transplanted to the cabin.

Garden # 1 has done great this year-- I think it's been it's best year even though my alpine clematis died last winter. I've gathered all the poppy seeds but will wait a couple of weeks to mulch and do the winter stuff.

And thanks to Sage who kept me walking upright this summer.

Monday, September 8, 2008


There is an intense road bike race that takes place the 2nd weekend in September in the West. It starts in Logan, Utah and swings through a corner of Idaho and back into Wyoming and ends at Jackson Hole. Hence the first two letters of beginning and end destinations, Logan To Jackson Hole. Our son has ridden in it, this is our son-in-law's 3 or 4th year in to ride in it and he has always done well and this year was our daughter-in-law's first year to ride. She has only been riding competitively for a little over a year. She came in 2nd in her class, just 1.4 seconds behind the first place winner. There were over a thousand riders this year. We are so proud of
both of you.