Monday, October 24, 2011
Soo, changed my reservation and now out Tuesday, before the storm. Wow, we have much travel scheduled in the next few months - oh, dear - cause for thought and patience....
Fly report - they are much diminished in number- much happiness here, although, the week we're gone should be a good test on the remainder. Oh, please let us have a fairly pest/rodent free winter....
Friday, October 21, 2011
|Flap napping, twins there too just out of frame|
|deer in the woods courtesy of Mark|
Books read - I'm zipping through quite a few. Read the last two of a series that I had missed somehow. Dorothy Gilman - Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha, and Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle. Very entertaining series about an older woman recruited as a spy in exotic countries. This author has written a ton of books in addition to this series and she's 88! The other book is a new author for me - Martin Walker. Read his first fiction book, (there are 3 more in the series - I'll be right on that) Bruno, Chief of Police, the start of a series. It's fantastic. They're set in France, small town policeman and yes, a murder mystery (again), but so well written, and very food centric as well. Martin Walker, who I wasn't familiar with, was an international reporter for many years and is editor in chief emeritus of UPI, active in world events still, and written a lot of non fiction books about politics etc. His foray into fiction writing is terrific in my opinion.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
2 cords of wood delivered and stacked - check
extra firestarters purchased - check
new snowblower started - check
hauling the logs from the dead trees Mark cut down with his new chainsaw - um, not yet
outdoor furniture moved inside - well, mostly check
fence repaired - another mostly, our guy never showed up and Mark's had to fill in
find all gloves, hats, boots, and coats - definitely check
Well, we're sort of ready. And it would be easy to be fooled right now since the last few days have been gorgeous and high 60's. It can change in a flash...
|big boy - photo courtesy of Mark|
|fleeing elk - photo courtesy of Mark|
I really, really don't have a problem with the hunting, especially since we (the humans) have disturbed the natural order of things - the elk are overpopulated due to man wiping out their natural enemies as an example- but, I feel for the animals and don't actually want to do this myself... Oh, yes hypocrite am I.
|full moon - camera Mark's, photo mine|
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Ohio Pass had quite a bit of snow on it - already - this is the latest we've ever been on it I think. All looks wintery yes?
Time marches on and hunting season is upon us. I see lots of atv's and trucks all getting ready for 1st rifle season this weekend. You can't hunt on Star Mt., but nonetheless, the deer have become quite skittish. I've seen some elk back in the woods up the hill - they must know it's protected here...
Sunday, October 9, 2011
|Outhouse or package drop?|
I would be remiss if I didn't mention that while I was in Virginia, Mark decided to hike Carbon Peak. Our mountain that we see out our living room windows. Not a little effort by any means, it's a nine mile hike in the strenuous category. Took him longer than he thought, I was worried when he didn't check in at the right time according to my calculations, but all was good. He could hardly walk for two days. Evidently our active lifestyle and walking every day is not the same thing as hiking up 12,000 ft mountains. Who knew... These are a few of his photos while up at the top. Fantastic!
|Star Mountain viewed from the top|
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Oh my, I'm back after a whirlwind trip to Virginia. Penny is a joy,delight, a blessing for all. Ooooh precious girl...
A bunch of fall pictures to share. Before they all fall off!
|Daddy, DADDY wake up!|
|Yup, the reading starts early|
|Mommy you're so funny|
|A new favorite - Mr. Octopus|