Saturday, February 28, 2009


Here are more of my tulips, these have varigated leaves, they will be my earliest tulips, red in color. If you look closely, you can see crocus' coming up by them.

Of course, this is the first Robin, not the first one I have seen, but the first I have taken pictures of.

Here is another picture of a volunteer pine tree. This tree must be warm, because the snow has melted all around it.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Here is a dog at the horse show, she was so cute.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Here are a few pictures I took of some kids at the horse show.
They have a such a great time, it is fun to take pictures of them.

Friday, February 20, 2009


I'm out of town for a few days, taking pictures at a horse show in Hurricane, Utah. Here is my home for the next few days.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


This is a Christmas Cactus plant, it is a very young start. I bought it just before Christmas in 2008. I don't know much about this plant except that the new leaves are red, kind of cool.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Plant starts from Seattle

This is a monkey tail tree, it grows in Seattle.

I came home with a start (left side) from a friend to see if it will grow in Idaho. Thanks Sherry !!!!!

Also from Sherry, a holly tree start. I hope it will grow here.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Flying Home from Seattle, what a ride !!!

The city of Seattle, what a view!!

Another picture with the prop, yes 1/8000 of a second.
Notice the yellow on the ends of the propeller.
Flying home from Seattle, this prop plane is the same type that crashed last week.
I was pretty worried about flying home.
The plane holds about 85 people, it is a very noisy plane.
It was good to have both feet on the ground.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Homes near the pier.

Hundreds of sail boats at the pier.

The famous Pikes Market

Friday, February 13, 2009


The Zoo

The port and the city from the west side.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


I went to Seattle for a few days, the highlightof the trip was seeing the Lion King.
It was terrific !!!
I will post several pictures each day of the trip.

Some cool cloud formations.

This is a picture of the mountain range and includes the props of the prop plane.
I used a shutter speed 1/8000 of a second to stop the action.

A river, not sure which one, I thought it was cool.

Getting ready to land, the city - the Space Needle

We had this weird broccli vegetable, Romanesco.
Originally from Italy from the 16th century. It tasted pretty good.


Well, here is the proof, racoon tracks.

Here is where he was eating the grain I put out for the pheasants.


Okay, so this picture just looks black, right??? Well if you look closer and use your imagination, you can see a racoon eating the grain I put out today for the pheasants. It was 1:00 am and I didn't use a flash. I thought the moon and reflective light from the snow would help but as you can see, not much. This is the first time I have seen a racoon, it was kind of cool.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tulips and Lilies NOW !!!

Here is the flower bed on the east side of my house. Doesn't look like much huh?
But with a closer look, yes that's right, tulips coming up yes today February 11. Mom always told me that they come up in February but I am always excited to see them. Mother Nature always knows when they should come up. UNBELIEVABLE !!!!!!!

Here is a closeup of some Lilies, I don't understand how they can come up when it is so cold. They are so fragile, yet can stand temperatures well below freezing.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Garden Seeds Wow !!!!

I bought some seeds today, peas, beans, red onions, red radishes, red sweet corn and so much more. More information to come on my Garden blog --
I can't wait for SPRING !!!!!

The pheasants are back!!!

I saw about 7 pheasants this morning, they are so fun to watch.
Then something scared them and they flew away.

Monday, February 9, 2009

This is an Amarillas, I have had it for about 3 years, it has been in the basement in a paper sack all winter. I brought it upstairs on January 31, watered it and it began to grow again. I hope to have blossoms around Easter.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Time for a sunset

Another day, another sunset.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Granite for the Salt Lake Temple

I went up Little Cottonwood Canyon (9000 S.) in Utah to take a few pictures of the Granite. This canyon is where they got the stone for the Salt Lake City Temple. I hope you can read the historical markers, they explain the great sacrifice the workers gave to transport the large stones 20 miles to the Salt Lake Temple site. Missy and I spent a few hours at this spot a few years ago. It is a great place to visit.