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Bear Lake in June

Mountain Stream, RMNP

We took a late spring trip to Rocky Mountain National Park in early June. We had great weather, with pleasant temperatures and clear skies. I took my now regular hike around Bear Lake again this year. It’s been a couple of years since I last hiked here. Last year it was too rainy. The year…

Eureka Springs in Spring

Downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas

50 years ago, as the McPherson “May Day” (All School’s Day) parade was ending, my new bride and I decided to take a spur of the moment honeymoon! After all, I was leaving for the army in a week; it just seemed the thing to do. So we gathered the few things needed and headed…

All the Years Combine

Sheryl and Mike on their wedding day (top) Mike and Sheryl today

… they melt into a dream. Top picture is from our wedding, in April of 1974, and the bottom one is from April 2024. The first 50 years have been great and I’m looking forward to many, many more. “I love you more than words can tell” Previously noted: Celebrating 40 years of Marriage From…

A Quilt is Born

All 12 three log blocks are sewn and assembled

A few days ago I was in the mood to sew something. I didn’t want to just make another random quilt block; I almost have enough of those to make a (hodge-podge of blocks) quilt. I was thinking of a small log cabin quilt, as that’s been my favorite for the past few months. I…

In Memory of Aiko

Aiko in a blue basket.

“Nobody said it was easy No one ever said it would be so hard*” He was purring, softly, right through the end. But it was time and I promised him a long time ago I would do the right thing at the right time. We had a good 2 or 3 day good-bye/hospice last week…

Snowy Trees

Snow covered trees and surrounding grounds

I haven’t made any snow related posts in a few years, and last night’s snow was heavier than usual, so I took some pictures. It snowed hard and was very windy all night, but today is relatively calm, sunny and bright!

Homemade Pepper Relish

Chopped Peppers for Relish

The first 3 pictures are from 2021. That’s because I’ve been making this pepper relish for three harvests and am only now posting the recipe! The last two are from this year’s relish project. This year’s batch is a bit warmer, as I had a LOT of peppers at the end of the season, so…

Cool Colorado

Peaceful Park View

We made a short visit to Colorado earlier this month. It was too early to catch fall colors, but any time you get to spend in Rocky Mountain National Park is a good time. Below are a few photos from our recent visit. I got some nice views I got while climbing the rocks at…

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