Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer Solstice Hike

 This is Payne Creek Falls.
I hadn't been here before.
It is a lovely hike!
It was my Summer Solstice celebration hike with
3 "neighbor" ladies.
Lots more to explore in this area, I can't wait to return on my own.
It is forest service land and now I know the access route,
I thought it was all private land to get here.

Mariposa Lily~Calochortus

 Every year I am so happy to see these bloom!
I can still remember the first time I saw one,
they are so exotic looking
it seems funny that they are so common.
 I was just informed that the root is edible and tastes like a raw potato.
I looked it up online, and sure enough,
the native peoples ate them and so did the early Mormon settlers.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lunch Time Jaunts

This is the new-ish pathway to the Park in Troy,
AKA "the lunch walk".

Note that the pond is covered with "cotton" from the cottonwood trees.
Thankfully I am not allergic!
Can you imagine if you were?
The town has piles of cotton blown all over.

The view from the west end of the fishing pond toward town and the Cabinet Mountains.

The entire town of Troy smells like this!
I am not exaggerating!

And I couldn't resist,
I have been playing with my new camera,
trying to bond with it, if you would.
And this is the weird, artistic setting!
Love the boldness!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I haven't dropped out of blog world.
I have been trying to load fotos for days.
Somehow, a few will load and then things freeze up and I have to abort the mission.
'Tis terribly frustrating.
The weather has been basically WET.
I am certain that with a day or two of sunshine
blooms will burst forth like nobody's business.

The Imagined Village - Cold Haily Rainy Night

We've had a few lately, well, no hail....yet