Thursday, July 19, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018



We had big winds throughout the night and this morning, like little messages of hope, were signs summer is turning a corner.

it's only a matter of time

Friday, July 13, 2018


this morning's walk featured winged things

Thursday, July 12, 2018

7/11 & 12

took the pups on an earlier walk Wed. so we could get back to say goodbye to Nick as he headed back to Texas

After days of near triple digits, Thursday morning looked to be a break in the heat.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Nick & Ali Visit

In addition to Sam and Jason being able to extend their trip by two weeks, we had everyone home for the weekend. Nick and Ali flew in Friday night and Ali flew home early this morning for a meeting. Nick heads back Wed. morning.

Saturday we headed up to Mom and Dad's cabin for lunch and hike.


The Newmont Mining lookout at Victor

driving through the Hayman fire remains, some 16 years later

Dinner Saturday night at Ali's request: NoNo's

Sunday, we hit the Ren Fest!

waiting for the Cat Show

as is tradition, I selected one piece from Riverstone to add to my collection
This year, I was delighted to find an otter, which are Nick & Ali's favorite.

the other must-purchase is my year's supply of Opinicus Soaps
This year's selection:

Amber & Lavender
African Violet & Juniper Berry
Nag Champa
Morning Brew
Irish Moss & Clay