Monthly Archives: April 2011

April 30, 2011

Another snowfall in George’s Pasque Flower Patch! Meanwhile, in Edgemont we didn’t get any snow at all. I checked on Porter’s Star Lily Slope, and I must say, things were looking pretty fine. And this gets my drool a flowing. … Continue reading

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April 29, 2011

Whew! A wild, windy day today. First it was sunny and then it was cloudy, and then the wind came up and it looked like rain, and then the wind really starting blowing and the clouds moved out, until the … Continue reading

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April 28, 2011

Now, you’re probably wondering how you might get to George’s Pasque Flower Patch. First thing you need to do is hop on your motorcycle and ride 9 miles east of Edgemont on US 18. On the north side of the … Continue reading

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April 27, 2011

Star Lilies are gentle little flowers blossoming in the High Plains now. And would you believe this is Porter’s Star Lily Slope? Yup, I’ve got a pretty good number of them flowering on the south slope of a Cottonwood Bluff. … Continue reading

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April 26, 2011

I think the sun is hiding behind my ears. It’s not like it was a particularly sunny day. I invited it to come out from behind my ears, and it did for a little while…enough for me to get a … Continue reading

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April 25, 2011

As the Pasque flowers bloom, other flowers are starting in. Phlox has opened up in the High Plains. These little guys are so low to the ground that even us bassets have a hard time taking a photo of them. … Continue reading

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April 24, 2011

For Easter I got to see two of my best pals, Bailey and Brooke. My dad can’t tell them apart, heh, heh. But I can! Aren’t they cool! And, you know, this just makes it better; their mom has the … Continue reading

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April 23, 2011

Perhaps I should give tours of George’s Pasque Flower Patch. What do you think? I’d start by describing the area of George’s Pasque Flower Patch. “Look all around you. This is George’s Pasque Flower Patch!” “For those of you who … Continue reading

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April 22, 2011

Starting this day’s post with a train photo, cuz dad and I traveled into Nebraska to the railroad buff spot named Crawford Hill. It’s about 60 miles south of Edgemont. And who would have guessed that Nebraska of all places … Continue reading

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April 21, 2011

The Pasque flowers are peaking! The Pasque flowers are peaking! Don’t sleep through it. Um, well, don’t sleep through it; however, naps are okay. Paw it to George. He stayed awake.

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April 20, 2011

Here’s a key to good Pascal flower photos. Get down low! We bassets have a terrific advantage here. That word ‘basset’ says it all (French, you know, and…well, look it up…big Porter grin…). Here I am eyeballing the Pascal flowers. … Continue reading

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April 19, 2011

That snow did come along overnight. Not a lot, but enough to cover the Pasque flowers, which I helped where I could find them. Dad told me that it was quite thoughtful of me, but the Pasque flowers would overcome … Continue reading

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April 18, 2011

When it’s a wet, gloomy, cold April day, what’s a basset to do to have fun? Well, let me tell you! A basset can check out a Prairie Dog village; ask if anyone is home. And don’t forget all those … Continue reading

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April 17, 2011

3,000 miles! Wow-zow! Dad’s been keeping track of our jogging, hiking, and walking since July 13, 2010. Today we went pass the 3,000 mile mark. The way I figure it that’s about 31,680,000 paw prints by my paws. And to … Continue reading

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April 16, 2011

So, um, like I’m chasing this rabbit. You know, having a great time. And what does the rascally rabbit do? Why jump into a hollow log! How unfair is that?!!!! Well, I stuck my nose in just to confirm. I’ll … Continue reading

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April 15, 2011

Yesterday’s snow was still around in George’s Pasque Flower Patch when I got a first photo early in the morning. Not more than 60 minutes later, the sun and warmer temperatures brought the patch into full bloom. Sweet! By afternoon, … Continue reading

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April 14, 2011

Like this is some surprise…snow. The wonderful thing about Pasque flowers is that they easily survive snow. Yup, they’ll continue blooming. Back in 2009, George (lucky guy) had a nice day in his Pasque Flower Patch. Where oh where is … Continue reading

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April 13, 2011

After taking a few photos of Pasque flowers. I communed with George’s spirit in the white Pasque flower at the heart of George’s Pasque Flower Patch. I saw George five years ago thinking about his Pasque Flower Patch. And then … Continue reading

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April 12, 2011

It doesn’t get much finer than a sunrise over Pasque flowers. George’s Pasque Flower Patch is blooming all over. What a treat! Five years ago, George was busy encouraging his Pasque flowers. There weren’t nearly so many then. But, now…wow! … Continue reading

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April 11, 2011

Perhaps you ask, “Porter, why are you so tired?” Well, I’ll tell you. First thing it’s a race to beat the sun to capture this scene. Then it’s a long, difficult run through Basset Bottom Gulch and onto Basset Back … Continue reading

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April 10, 2011

This morning I got mud on my paws, dirt on my belly, splashes of water from pine trees on my back, and drops of water from the Pasque flowers on my toes. A little too much moisture, I’d say. The … Continue reading

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April 09, 2011

No sun today. It is April 9th, so that’s not unusual. Looking back in the photos, this day has usually been cloudy. Still, I did get out to those Pasque flowers. One doesn’t need sunny skies, cuz Pasque flowers are … Continue reading

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April 08, 2011

A perfect Pasque flower day! Perhaps you’re asking, “Porter, what camera do you use for Pasque flower photos?” Well, I’ll tell you. I inherited from George two very nice macro lenses. One is a Sony 50mm, and the other is … Continue reading

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April 07, 2011

Waking up to this makes for the best day. I spent the whole morning seeking out the best of the Pasque flowers and capturing them with the camera. Basset oh basset, it does take much concentration. But what can be … Continue reading

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April 06, 2011

They’re here! They’re here! And to think yesterday, I was wondering if they would ever bloom…the first Pasque flowers in George’ Pasque flower patch. Well, two afternoons of sun and warm temperatures sure make a difference. I had an excellent … Continue reading

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April 05, 2011

April is always a problem month. There really isn’t much spring in Edgemont, cuz the weather bounces around between hot and cold, sun and snow or rain. This afternoon, why look at this! Yup, motorcycle riding time. I’m at the … Continue reading

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April 04, 2011

Quite the excellent morning for taking train photos. Here are Porter the Reporter’s photo tips: 1) For moving trains keep the shutter speed fast (1/640 or faster). You won’t need a tripod. For trains standing still, it depends on how … Continue reading

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April 03, 2011

Whew! Wild, windy, cloudy morning. Serious ear stabilization problems! I thought they would surely blow right off my head. But the evening came along with some pretty blue skies and puffy clouds. Very nice. Five years ago George was giving … Continue reading

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April 02, 2011

Well, who would have guessed? The bank clock showed 81 degrees at 4pm today. What’s with that? Summer? This basset knows better. With the warm weather in the afternoon, dad and I hopped on the motorcycle and rode to the … Continue reading

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April 01, 2011

What with the bum paw and all, I decided it was time to take some serious action if I was going to get back to digging out those rascally rabbits! This is one CAT I could love! Yes indeedy, Porter … Continue reading

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