Accapella Thunderstorm

Jun 27, 2009 at 12:33 AM

This is amazing. Thanks, dad for pointing it out.

Close your eyes at the beginning to hear them reenact a rainstorm...


Wag the Human

Jun 23, 2009 at 1:40 AM
This site scares me a little...

I would never demean Tucker by pretending to be him. He communicates in a sphere exactly as large as his world actually is. Although he's seen me at the computer plenty and he recognizes the names of my friends, he doesn't want a website that I know of. Nor would I put words in his mouth.

I'm sure the cause is fabulous, and I'm not knocking that. CCI dogs are a wonderful thing.

But the HUMANS raising this pack of dogs and running this site speak ever and always from their doggies' viewpoints, which makes me wonder about their sanity a tad.

In other words, pet owners can be totally wacked out sometimes.

(Now excuse me for a moment while I wrap my kitty up like a cocoon and sing her lullabies.)

"Think Solidarity"

Jun 19, 2009 at 11:54 PM
Jacqueline Pascarl is a great person. Read her blog.

Moonlight Behind the Hill

Jun 8, 2009 at 5:05 AM

Come on a flower hunting walk with me

Jun 4, 2009 at 9:39 PM
Bits of prairie mixed with trees. The walk starts on a rise above this view.

The twins are very happy to be going on this walk.

The very first leg of the walk is through the corner of some freshly logged land. It's always a stark contrast against the greenery. Good thing it'll all be planted up with newborn trees next year. If I keep on going down this path, we'll be through it in less than an acre...

Oh, look, we're back in very lush surroundings. These ferns actually grow all pointed to the side like that. Very interesting how they appear to flow, and the wind does beautiful things waving through ferns.

Ooh, look, blackberries are blooming. So velvety soft and sweet smelling. Watch for thorns.

This Maple Tree was strikingly dark against a brilliantly blue sky. And I love how the branches appear to grow with the wind in mind.

This dandelion is positive he's the sun.

My daughters like the way these trees look. Left to right is a maple, a wild lilac and an alder patch.

Beautiful Wild Raspberry or Salmonberries are blooming all around here. The girls know beter than to pick these. If they did, there'd be one less raspberry for pie later on!

Wild Lilac is also known as thyanosis or Tickweed. I prefer Wild Lilac as names go. Tick weed kind of scares me. Apparently it's as prolific as ticks. Which seems true. It is suddenly blooming everywhere.

I think this might be snapdragons, although I've been fooled by others. Snapdragons are everyone's favorite and we have plenty in every variety. I love them for their ability to imbue everyone with happiness who sees them.

The wild columbine was apparently moving in the breeze. Couldn't be captured...

Columbine is so beautiful I went and bought a beautiful pink one to have at home a few days after this walk. I'd dig up one of these, but we're low impact around here.

Bear scat is everywhere, though thankfully not terribly fresh. They'll be back when the raspberries are blooming. For right now, we're probably safe. (But just in case, we're in a big group and I've brought defense with.)

Portuguese Broom - quite pretty, still polleny as all get-out.

The bane of my existence, Scotch Broom, gets all up in my eyes. My eyes are itching even looking at it.

Argh. More scotch broom. The girls think the flowers are quite pretty - but it's still a noxious weed with massive polleny overkill and hayfever abounds when it's blooming.

OK, I'm over the broom thing. And we're here, the inimitable TALL Charlie Rock.

Wild Lilacs are everywhere, including near the base of Charlie Rock. This last stretch was uphill. We made it. Good for us. Time for a break.

Tiny Wildflowers are a delight to the soul and come in every possible color with such intricate understated beauty Where the tiny wildflowers are, so go the clovers. I laid down in a field of them while we took a break and brushed my fingers over them.

OK. Time to get moving. Aren't buttercups beautiful?

We went by a field laden with buttercups, here are a few.

Miranda tries to take a picture of one with her finger on the lens. Came out blurry. Still, pretty.

Here we are walking back around the bend the other side of Charlie Rock. It's time to head home.

Let me leave you to enjoy the view on the way home. Here is some of the scenery we passed.

Love my life

at 3:49 PM
OK. So in spite of recent rants, I just want you all to know that I adore my life. I've talked to everyone I love most in the last few days, if only by phone, and that is heartwarming.

Peace out. Talk later.


Jun 1, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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