Category Archives: Hiking and Life

Garden Expansion

What to do on the day after hiking? Well, make your already rather large garden even bigger. After all, I don’t have enough weeding to do. May as well do more. The irises that have somehow survived years, if not … Continue reading

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Lyle Lakes

Yes – this is going to be another one of those photo blogs – because it was a perfect day to head up to Lyle Lakes (and a bit beyond with some interesting scrambling involved): the sun was shining. It … Continue reading

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Between the raindrops

Thanks to Peter for this photo on Berkey Ridge (my name for it). It might be called Texas Ridge or Texas Bump – at any rate, the important thing is that it’s a gorgeous spot and it’s where we had … Continue reading

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Dolmades

This is what I am doing today – among other things. We have a grapevine – Simon’s pride and joy. I’m not much on grapes but then, it hit us: grapevine leaves! Dolmades! Yes, we both love dolmades. I said … Continue reading

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Trade Dollar Trail

A small group of us tackled the trade dollar trail today from Cody and up. I could go into a long description. But I think photos would be better. Really! We gained the ridge after going over the sketchy bit … Continue reading

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Heat Wave

In all honesty, it’s not a wave. It’s probably just one day. Still – wow! Hot work in the garden today. And here is one of our lovely roses. The newest part of the garden that we are clearing, which … Continue reading

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Rain

Our timing today was perfect. Abby and I headed out to the Awesome Trail after lunch and finished the short hike about two minutes before the rains came down. Not so great timing for the garden though. I only managed … Continue reading

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Mount Roberts with a View

Plan A today was Lost Mountain. And then we heard about the total s&^%show of blowdown on the trail. And so we decided on Mount Roberts. This turned out to be a super choice. Peter had never been and when … Continue reading

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A Day

I can think of no descriptive words for this day – it’s just been a day. It hasn’t been great – It has also not been awful by a long shot. It just kind of got away from me. I … Continue reading

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Thoughts in the Garden

Simon and Alisa left early this morning. It didn’t really feel like she was leaving. Odd that. I mean, she was leaving but she had been here so long, I expected her to pop back in about an hour. It … Continue reading

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