Friday, July 30, 2010

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park was our destination for this year's exploration.  We stayed at The Big Bear Inn.  It was appealing because it served a Continental Breakfast and Dinner!  Plus, and a big plus was that it had availability on short notice.
This was a beautiful lake near Polebridge, Montana.
Big Horned Sheep looking kind of shabby after shedding their winter coats.  At least most of it.
Avalanche Lake
Mountain Goats were used to people.  This guy thought he had showed up for a photo shoot and was ready to pose. 
Road to the Sun was more of a Road to Rain for us but beautiful all the same.
My first step into Canada to see The Prince of Wales Hotel.
A peak of the lake at Rocky Point
We saw this bear and her cubs crossing the road in front of us.  I was so excited I forgot to take a photo until they were well on their way back into the trees.  I was also so excited we got to see Bears but not on the trail!
The test of true friendship is to spend basically 5 days in a car.  We passed.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ruby's 12th Birthday

Her Cake: Homemade Pumpkin Oat bran Biscuits frosted with Peanut Butter...She loved it and we loved watching her eat the peanut butter.  Everybody wins!

Happy 12th Birthday to Ruby!

Monday, July 5, 2010


Who doesn't love roses?  I know I do.  For me the June "flush" is a sure sign of summer in Utah and I look forward to it each year.

In March we pruned these beauties in the park rose garden back to the point I thought we had killed them.

It turned out they liked the harsh treatment

and rewarded us with quite a show.

I decided it was time for my own rose garden so I did my homework, visited nurseries from Salt Lake to Ogden to find the varieties on my list.  The 12 roses I found are waiting to be planted because the bed I hired two very nice men to prepare is now a pond.  I had no idea this sunny spot once covered in grass was actually catching all the run off from the neighbor's yard.  We are trying to figure out a drain plan.  Wish me luck.