Another Busy Day...

Trip Start Jun 04, 2011
Trip End Oct 21, 2011

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Man, I can't believe it!  I actually slept in until eight thirty... Hated to miss the sunrise up here, but it has been suggested to me that it might be a good idea to try a bit of extra sleep.  We will see if it worked.

Lynn and I went into Anaconda, she to shop for canning supplies, and I to attend an AA meeting.  Both worked our very well.  Lynn found most of what she needed at the three thrift stores there and I got a bit refreshed and improved my outlook on life.  Both good things.  We had lunch again at the park in "central" Anaconda and then drove back on the road to the south of the highway.  It's a decent gravel road and takes us away from the "speed trap" highway, as Joe calls it.

When we had returned, we got busy and made three batches of raspberry jam from our garden.  The jam turned out better that it has in a long time.  We'll be gifting some to folks as the occasion arises.  I tried a bit on my ice cream last evening. 

Earlier I got some photos of the waterfowl comfortably swimming right off shore in front of the house.  The female grebe is carrying her two young on her back, as the custom of this delightful species.  They are difficult to see, but they are both there, trust me.  The ducks are especially brave, not worrying about my presence so close to them.

When I shot the sunrise today, I was especially happy that I had caught the bird flying from my right.  It appeared to be a bald eagle, although in the picture it looks much smaller than a typical eagle.  It had the white head and tail though.  You be the judge.

It's amazingly quiet up here during the week.  A gift, for sure.  Little traffic passes and only a rare sound of the chainsaws in the distance distracts us from the quiet.  I did get a weather warning this morning concerning the danger of fire.  Once again, it's the season.  

Thanks for stopping by.  I've received only five requests to be included in the Blog, but realize that many of you are either too shy or unable to comment for some reason.  Never fear, I'll wait for a week or so before I trim the list.  
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Joe Guay on

Good to see that your meeting went so well! Enjoy your time up there and remember to keep me and Mel on your list. We love youse guys!

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