Sunday, June 28, 2009
Sunday in the mountains
It's amazing how fast the day goes by up here in our rather remote mountain place. With GS#2 here there is a little more going on, though he spends most of his time with his buddies. Tonight they are camping over at a friend's place, no home there yet just the big camper the family brings in every summer. I dived headfirst[ literally] into the big closet under the stairs to find DH's sleeping bag for the camp-out & off L went on the back of friend's quad bike.
I remembered to take the camera along on the evening walk with Button to capture a few pics of the wildflowers. On the way I stopped & picked up Tiki, our neighbor's Aussie terrier, same breed as Button, different blood lines. Button came from a breeder in Boulder,CO. & Tiki from Phx. AZ. Button is blue/tan, Tiki a red, & she out weighs Button by about 8 lbs, I think it's 14 to 22! However they are great pals, it's almost as if they recognize their commonality of breed because they play together, wrestling & play fighting over toys it's a hoot to watch. Tiki has the weight advantage, Button the speed. This breed was developed from Yorkshire, Cairn, Norfolk & one or two other terrier breeds so they have a background as ratters. These two are no exception, they would like to rid the planet of rodents & here you see them trying to get to a couple of "chippies" under the rock.
The lupins are past their best, already going to seed. They make a beautiful show during their short life span, colors from pale blue to blue/ purple & pink.
I don't know the names of these last two white flowers, though the second one reminds me of Queen Anne's lace. I haven't bothered to look them up in my Wild Flowers Of The World book.
They make a lovely show so I had to take photos.
The poppies are glorious, huge red/orange & pink blooms so showy. I guess it's as well the deer do not care for them or we would have some wacked out wildlife!
The weather has been delightful, just enough rain, warm days & cool nights in the 50's.
Yesterday we went down to the River festival of course I didn't have the camera, but the kids all enjoyed the face painting & the river races. The first race was the homemade boats, one had a pirate flag but the kid's favorite was made from styrofoam with a porcelain toilet seat on it. This raft did not make it through the rapids, lol, but pilot & all ended up in the Uncompaghre River!
I think the mountain air is taking it's toll of the Button dog, she is sleeping soundly beside me- earlier I caught her checking email but you won't get a reply, she hasn't learned to type!