02 September 2017
01 September 2017
31 August 2017
Smoke still ringing our valley brought to mind Glenn Kaiser's bluesy song "We are surrounded...by the witness cloud..."
The good news: The corn & cabbages at Benson's Farm still seem to be growing just fine!
30 August 2017
- W. C. Fields (1880-1946)
Spying this dandy little snake along our walking trail instantly flashed me back to another day about 20 years ago on a trail rife with tree root crannies, when a dear nephew excitedly whisper-yelled, "Auntie! Don't move!"
Of course, being a good auntie, I froze mid-stride - and said nephew reached right between my cranny-straddled feet to pick up a lovely little snake much like this one. (Shudder!)
The same dear boy, at an educational classroom event, volunteered his mum who was 'not afraid to hold the snake' - this one giant-sized and showcased by a professional handler. And - bravo! - Mum did not disappoint!
Ah, the joys of loving fearless boys!
28 August 2017
27 August 2017
Wednesday morning's commute traffic stopped at just the right spot to allow this view across Benson's Farm to the hazey outlines of Missoula's westward mountains.