Archive for April, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday {4/22/12}


A couple of years ago two of my daughters gave me this sign for Christmas.  When these two girls come home they pass a sign like this by the Soda Springs Airport in Idaho, which reminds them of me.  So my oldest daughter painted a caricature of my airplane for the sign.

Yellow signs are a warning.  This is a sign I have never seen before.  As we looked at the sign we saw the results of a fire on the front of this barn.  Someone has a great sense of humor.

Something that makes you smile

Years ago one of my granddaughters was asked where her dad was.  Her response was that he was “making dirt”.  In her young mind (she was about 4 years old) her dad plowing was making dirt.  It has made me smile every time I have seen a tractor plowing since then.  To me it now looks like they are “MAKING DIRT”.  It’s a new concept for a former farm boy.

Ancient or Antique

Pictured here is a millstone that my great, great grandfather used in a mill to grind flour when they settled in this valley.  In our area things that were made in 1889 are ancient and very old.   This millstone kept early settlers from starving the first few years during hard winters.


This prompt was harder than I thought.  Great idea but try to throw the rock to hit in the same place to get a good picture.  My wife did the throwing and it took several……. tries.  I love the results.  What do you think?

In the Sun

On our ride this afternoon we say these “Pussy willows”.  Taking pictures with the sun at my back is ok but when we looked toward the sun the pussies on the willows just  popped.  There were also some little bugs flying around. Love the reflection of light from the sun.


Scavenger Hunt Sunday {4/15/12}


Simple point and shoot.  This pictures was taken this afternoon of the Tetons and I think they are simply beautiful.


It is not often I get to see this kind of  “grain” in rock.  I love the patterns and had to take this picture.


This is one of the largest helicopters built, it dropped in for service (fuel) this week.  Notice how small the crewman is by the tail rotor.  This bird burns just under 4 gallons of fuel for every mile it flies but it is designed to haul very big loads. The tank holds 2500 gallons of water or just at 10 ton to put out fires.  Transportation of water.


These hands have stitched so many stitches I thought I’d catch her in the act.


Bubbles in a bottle of hand sanitizer.  I took out the pump and used a straw to inject the bubbles.  Turned out ok for a strange ideal.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday {4/8/12}


New leaves just starting to bud.  Spring?


New generations are being born.  New calfs resting in the afternoon sunshine with snow still on the mountain tops and a new baby lamb exploring his new world.  For both the start of LIFE.


As the earth is turned over at the start of a new season the plow stirs up a a fragrant that once you smell it you will never forget just as rain on the soil casts of a fragrant.  The second is a fragrant once smelled you will never forget also.  His tail is down and he does not see me.  Too close even with a long lens!!!


Flowers pink blooms and the pink bunny on someone’s step for the weekend.


It is obvious this little one was almost someone’s lunch but survived and only lost his tail.  Zoom in and look at the colors.  Obvious for a second and then gone.  Just as the season of Easter will be gone soon is obvious.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday {4/1/12}


Early morning sunrise clouds out my motel window.  We are not in the frozen north of Wyoming this weekend.

Sun Flare

New challenge for me.  It took several tries to get a good flare but I am learning.  Fun prompt.


Out on a ride in the desert I found this cactus with 7 pads (plus the stem).

HIgh Angle

A water fall in the desert?  High angle is the best view.

Low Angle

Red rocks are the best part of the desert. Low angle highlights the single bush growing part way up the cliff side.