|Etching memories and sealing them with a dip in the frigid waters of the Stillwater. Jen (right) just got back from a year in New Zealand.|
Goodbye (for now) Monica, Ruby (and Matt). I have a feeling you'll be back.
Hello cool morning mountain bike rides with my four legged gal.
Goodbye... water that finally receded this month on the Clark Fork, near our house.
|I'm standing where there was water one month ago.|
|Massive, I'm talking MASSIVE wood pile. Lines upon lines of these debris piles were strewn throughout the cottonwoods as far as I could see.|
|Remind me not to go back to this area until FALL. I think Skagit and I lost a pint of blood while we were there.|
...hanging with Dad on the dock.
Hello... weather for spending time with friends outside.
...and catching fish at the lake.
|She reeled this one in all by herself. She's an old hand.|
and noticing the small stuff.
...and for this.
Hello pumpkin plants taking OFF!..and stealing Mr. Cucumber's light. Next year I will know to separate you two and give you each a little more growing room.
|A whole new discovery. Each time Astrid looks under the leaves of the pumpkin plant she says it is a "Fairy House".|
Goodbye..."perfect" sunflowers in Astrid's garden... Hello sunflowers...with a story. Deer hit the garden hard two nights ago. Hail pummeled it two weeks ago.
|Here are some of our holey, half eaten sunflowers we think are absolutely perfect. We are enjoying the garden more than I ever imagined possible this Summer. Beyond my wildest dreams. I will always have a garden.|
|I have no idea why I took this photo. The photo of the day would have been Skagit FLYING through the air fetching her ball. I threw the ball from her Chuck-it 50+ times.|
Hello... warm mud puddles after a massive afternoon thunder and lightning storm.