Monday, September 29, 2014

This is definitely the way to celebrate another year gone by.

Band practice with the Cougar Creek Band and then the potluck.    The most fun and the best friends ever! 

I'm the short, easy one!  

Are we having fun yet?   We certainly are enjoying our meal.

When I'm 64!

Our table was decorated with the most beautiful flowers! 

We reminisced.  What fun times we had.

My thoughts, exactly!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The most beautiful sunset of the decade.

Last night it looked like we were going to have a nice sunset so Retired Mountain Man and I took a walk over to Neil and Ann's so that I could take a photo of the lake.   Thompson and Maggie led the way. 

I couldn't resist a taking a few photos of Ann's dahlias.  This one looks like an April Dawn.

I think this might be an Evelyn Foster?

Wildwood Glory is going to be a real showstopper.

We walked back and the sunset still had a nice glow so I kept taking photos.

I love the light reflected on the leaves.

It just got better and better.....

Bright Gold!

And now for the pink.....

I can't stop taking photos of it.....

It couldn't possibly get better, could it?

OK then.  Now you know why I'm never leaving this place.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

How long can beauty last?

Apparently, all summer long.  Especially if you happen to a begonia.  They are so beautiful that it was hard to choose which blossom to photograph.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ann's Garden in the fall.

I couldn't resist taking some photos of my friend Ann's garden.  It's very beautiful and with this warm fall weather the flowers just keep on blooming.

There's were a few clouds moving in and we even had a little rain shower during the night.

The fountain and pond look so peaceful.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Clark Fork 8 Man Football - there's nothing like it.

We haven't been to a Clark Fork football game in about 25 years, but we really wanted to watch Jens play so we put on our long underwear, got the winter gloves and coats out of the closet and we were off to the game.   There just happened to be a beautiful sunset to photograph on the way.

 Number 12.  That's who we want to see!

The sunset wasn't too bad from this view either.

There is now a very nice field and a track, bleachers on both sides of the field, a concession stand along with locker rooms, restrooms, etc.  There's even a booth for the announcers and the press......

The Selkirk Team had a LOT of very big players.  It was a bit more than Clark Fork could handle.

I almost forgot to mention, there's also a scoreboard.

One item we neglected to bring was a cushion for the bleacher seats.  They were very cold.

Jens played on every down and never left the field except at halftime.  Clark Fork did not win, but they played a great game against all of those big guys.  

It was a perfect night to go to a football game.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's National Pepper Day on the mountain.

One last photo of the garden this morning before I start taking it out.  Today is the day to take out all of the cornstalks, broccoli plants, peppers, frosted green bean vines and till up the vegetable garden.  I am leaving my tomatoes for a few more days but it's almost time to bring them indoors to finish ripening.  Another frost and cold temperatures will show up soon.

Yesterday was Pepper Day!  These are Sweet Banana Peppers that I am trying to prepare to taste similar to a Pepperoncini.  I decided that the addition of a 1/2 t. of chili powder to each jar might do it.  We will find out in a month or so.

I also put up a few jars of Jalapeno Peppers.  They are nice to have on hand when you need to add a little heat to a dish.

Mandolin Ellie brought me beautiful bouquet from her garden.  It is so cheery on my table.

On Sunday at band practice we celebrated Neil's birthday.  He wasn't able to be there, but that never stops the band members from a celebration.  It is a General Robert E. Lee birthday cake.  I don't attempt baking many 3 layer cakes, but this one turned out good.  The lemon curd filling was yummy.

Thompson and Maggie each in their "toy heaven" spot.  They really do want someone to throw that ball, but it's a little rowdy attempting to throw the ball in the house instead of outside in the yard.