Sunday, March 30, 2008
? Looks like a claret cup flower - probably some sort of hedgehog-type cactus.
They are both in the same family anyhow.
Looks like a large Zinnia
This all must mean the heat is right around the corner!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
There wasn't much left at lower elevations. This was at a sled run operated by the park service. The conditions were packed, icy snow and fairly steep hills. Both boys hurt their backs on one of their first runs...
Karen lost her shoes, and if you look closely you can see one flying in the air in this shot. She ended up with a nice ice burn - kind of like a carpet burn - on one heel. I scraped two knuckles on my run and we decided that it was maybe too icy to continue, so we found some much smaller slopes. Turns out this was the last day they were going to be open for the year.At least when we got tired of the snow and cold we could go back home to upper 70's and spring flowers. Now we're creeping into the 90's, so that means summer is around the corner for us!
Monday, March 17, 2008
The boys really felt we should have brought flowers for him, so when they saw some floating in the fountain they took one and we managed to place it by the plaque. It's been one year now since his passing, and they hadn't been here yet. They hadn't even been to a cemetary, so we walked around a bit and looked at gravestones. It is a relatively new place, so the oldest stones were 1999.
Gramma is doing remarkably well. She has a tremendous group of friends at the park and church, and is usually busy with something or many things every day. We were glad to be able to spend the day with her and take her out to lunch to celebrate her birthday a couple days late at Red Robin.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
He wanted to catch a fish that we could cook for dinner. Unfortunately, that didn't happen.
Hmm, maybe its not too late to teach him the principles of 'catch & release.'