17 October 2006

Mid-October Wet Snow in Montana

Woke up early this morning to take Maggie the Dog (MtheD) out for an early AM amble and found the ground covered with wet slushy snow and the trees groaning with the extra weight. I'm glad I don't have to drive in the high country today.

We seem to be having a fairly wet autumn with a lot of snow in the mountains, which should be good for nearly everyone come next spring. Maybe our long drought has come to an end. Of course, the beet farmers are having trouble getting their beets out of the ground. The "natural park" across the street is showing a nice second crop of grass though this snow may slow it down a little. The resident herd of deer are getting fat and sassy, even the does are standing up to MtheD.

I think I will head east to North Carolina along with my brothers to celebrate the wedding of nephew Tim and his fiancee, the lovely Joelle.




I am still working on my China trip blog. Today might be a good day to read about a wine trip to the Northwest or Seattle though today's WSJ brings the latter into question: Would we trade Seattle for Seoul?

Wait a minute there, but then the WSJ is probably the most honest paper in the USA these days. Even their letters to the editor are very good. Check out the one today on a "flat earth."

Downtown Billings in the SummerTime

Downtown Billings in the SummerTime
At The BrewPub on Broadway

Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix
Downtown Phoenix in the Winter Time

Good Cheese Here

Good Cheese Here
Vermont Cheddar & Minnesota Blue

TAKE TIME FOR PARADISE

TAKE TIME FOR PARADISE
Dehler Park, Billings MT, July 2008 This is what Bart Giamatti recommends for good mental health.

Me and Joan

Me and Joan
Early elderly and middle middle age: We May Know Something You Don't

Mrs America

Mrs America
Fortunately these girls had a good-looking mother

Rimrocks @ Billings MT

Rimrocks @ Billings MT
“In beholding old stones we may feel our anxieties about our achievements–and lack of them–slacken . . . Vast landscapes [and seascapes] can have an anxiety–reducing effect similar to ruins, for they are the representatives of infinite space, as ruins are the representatives of infinite time, against which our weak, short-lived bodies seem no less inconsequential than those of moths or spiders.”—Alain de Botton in Status Anxiety

Easter Sunday at St Patrick's Co-Cathedral

Easter Sunday at St Patrick's Co-Cathedral
12 April 2009

Pleasant Hillside at Hustisford, AKA The Grassy Knoll for you conspiracy buffs

Pleasant Hillside at Hustisford, AKA The Grassy Knoll for you conspiracy buffs
A Lot of Muellers Are Buried Here