Friday, November 13, 2009
And just to refresh your memory here is a few photos from the archives of all that snow we had last winter. I just don't know if I can handle it if it snows that much again.
Even the birds go south in the winter because they can't find their birdbath.
Piles of snow everywhere
Even on the tree branches
I would much prefer this kind of scenery.
That's it for today.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Lauralei and Kimberlei,
Thank you for all the memories in the past fourteen years. You both make me very happy and I am so very proud of both of you and your accomplishments. I love you both very much. Have a wonderful birthday!!!
That's it for today!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I don't know what I do with my time but it seems to slip away from me...I have found Facebook and the games and it is very addicting. One of the great things about Facebook is being able to keep up with all your friends and at an instant's notice!! Facebook is faster than email!! Keeping in touch is fun.
Saturday was opening day of muzzleloader season in Johnson County. One of my friends was sitting in his tree stand and sent me photos from his phone on opening day. Called himself a "High Tech Redneck". Way to go Josh!!
Dawning of a New Day
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Steptoe Butte State Park is a 150-acre, 3,612-foot-tall natural monument. Thimble-shaped, the quartzite butte looms in bald grandeur over the prevailing flat lands. The park is famous for its stark, dramatic beauty and the panoramic view it provides of surrounding farmlands, the Blue Mountains, and other neighboring ranges and peaks. From the top of the butte, the eye can see 200 miles.
The butte is constructed of quartzite and looms over the surrounding terrain. Hawthorne brush abounds in the park, and was widely used by local Indians for the making of medicines, baskets and other essentials.
Native Americans called the butte "the power mountain." It was believed that a journey to the butte bestowed a gift of power from the mountain's guardian spirit.
The butte's present name honors Colonel Edward Steptoe, who gave years of service maintaining peace in the region. His men were killed in a conflict, which he tried to prevent, with Native Americans.
Enjoy the photos!