Thursday, April 23, 2009

Morning Visitor

I saw movement outside my office window this morning and looked up to see this little red fox sitting on our driveway, scratching behind his ear like a dog! We're not sure that it's a good thing to see a fox this time of day - hope he isn't sick - we usually see them at dusk! (Click images for larger views.)

Take a Shallow Breath!

I kept looking out my windows this morning and wondering, "What is wrong?" I knew it wasn't moisture or humidity that made the valley hazy. And then the sun hit things just right... and EVERYTHING was yellow! Absolutely unbelievable - the air was so full of pollen that it created a thick "yellow haze!" These pictures really don't do it justice... but I wanted to try to share this image!

I've seen a cloud of yellow stirred up by a wind gust before, but this was beyond that by a long shot! Get the Zyrtec, Allegra and Claritin ready - we're gonna need it!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Let's Play Ball!

We went to Erin's ballgame Monday night. She scored 2 of the 12 runs. The Heber girls beat Shirley 12-0. This is a traveling team.

Monday, April 20, 2009

We're on Baby Watch!

We're officially on baby watch. The doctor says Jasmine's baby is ready... now we're waiting on Mom to catch up! These pictures are from a baby shower held Saturday. Jasmine was glowing... she got some really wonderful things, and the nursery is ready. Now all we need is a baby!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Climbing Sugar Loaf

We took advantage of a beautiful spring day on Tuesday and climbed Sugar Loaf. It's been so long that we can't remember when we did this last - at least ten years ago... maybe fifteen? One thing is for sure... it used to be a whole lot easier to get to the top! But we made it, and it was so worth the effort... and the sore legs the following day! The sky was crisp and clear, and we could see into the next counties in several directions. The temps were just right - not too cool, but not hot at all. We agreed to make this a more frequent hike in the future. The white house in the trees (18th photo down) is the house we built on the farm! The last photo is of a tree at the start of the trail (base of the mountain) -- we aren't sure, but we think this might be the work of woodpeckers. Any ideas?