Monthly Archives: May 2012

May 31, 2012

If I’ve barked it once then I’ve barked it a hundred times, “There sure is a variegated landscape around Edgemont. How about Howling Rock early in the morning? Or the Gold Rocks at mid morning? Or Angostura Reservoir in the … Continue reading

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May 30, 2012

May 30, 2009, will always be a favorite morning of dad’s. Everything came together as George and the world put on quite the show. “I think there’s going to be a rainbow, dad. Now that’s something to sing about!” And … Continue reading

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May 29, 2012

Dog oh dog, the sun was back in full force today, and the temperature was great for hiking. We did some 15 miles today. And look at this. Sunflowers are blooming already. The purple and blue Beardtongue haven’t had a … Continue reading

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May 28, 2012

So what did this basset do on this year’s Memorial Day? Well first I went with Duke for a short hike on the Cottonwood Bluffs. Then dad and I went to this place. Yup, it’s Toadstool Park. Definitely a picture … Continue reading

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May 27, 2012

Oh sure, wildflowers are beautiful, but they sometimes flower on some not so wonderful plants. George in 2006 had his photo taken with Prickly Pear flowers. He certainly reminded dad that he did not at all like cacti of any … Continue reading

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May 26, 2012

Geez, another cloudy, gloomy day. It didn’t rain on us during our jog, but it sure looked like it might at anytime. Despite the weather, the day went pretty well after our jog. The Buena Vista Trail Ride was today, … Continue reading

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May 25, 2012

Ugly sorta day today with long hanging clouds, rain, and a nasty east wind. We did get our jogging and hiking in without getting wet, so that’s the best that can be said about today’s weather. It was busy day … Continue reading

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May 24, 2012

If I’ve barked this once then I’ve barked it a hundred times, I hate rain on our jog. Dog oh dog, did it ever come down this morning. We got over an inch of rain. Well, I did get to … Continue reading

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May 23, 2012

A lot cooler day than yesterday. The morning saw tons of clouds. Dad and I walked Old Hwy 85, where the crazyweed sure is blooming. We then walked along Indian Paintbrush Trail. The storm clouds were brewing to the north … Continue reading

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May 22, 2012

Dad and I took a road trip to Crawford, NE, for some train action this morning. It’s always an interesting spot because of the helper engines lined up for the Crawford Hill climb. But, we also got to see the … Continue reading

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May 21, 2012

Truly a summer day today. Dad and I tried to get our hiking in before it got too hot. We first hiked along Pronghorn Trail. And yes there were Pronghorns running away from me, but dad wouldn’t let me chase … Continue reading

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May 20, 2012

Bark about a great day to be outside with a camera! We started out at the Red Rocks (looking more orange in the early morning sun). Then we hiked to an unnamed island in the sky, which dad pronounced from … Continue reading

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May 19, 2012

The day’s weather didn’t start out very promising, but by late morning the sky turned into a big sky with some clouds and lots of deep azure. It was a great time to hangout at Windsong Ridge. The Harebells are … Continue reading

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May 18, 2012

Not much sun today, but it did shine when I found this one Lily on Red Canyon Rim Trail. I got a Dairy Queen lunch today. Even better, Agnes made me some chocolate covered rice crispy bars. I drooling just … Continue reading

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May 17, 2012

Bark about a paucity of wildflowers on Red Canyon Rim Trail. There are some Goathead flowers blooming, but looking at this one, I’d woof it’s not going to have a huge flower on it as they usually do. It’s a … Continue reading

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May 16, 2012

Dad and I went hiking along Red Canyon Rim Trail this warm morning. There aren’t many wildflowers along the trail; very unusual for this time of year. I did find a wee bit of Gromwell. I found even a wee … Continue reading

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May 15, 2012

The Penstemon is blooming and looking very good indeed on Windsong Rise and Basset Back Ridge. Dad and I had a superb time hiking and then reading and snoozing this morning. Just about perfect. And the wildflowers are doing fairly … Continue reading

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May 14, 2012

Another beautiful morning to get out and enjoy hiking and then resting under the Ponderosa trees. Dad and I hiked Windsong Rise and Basset Back Ridge. It was another day of 50 degree temperature change: 32F to 84F. Here’s a … Continue reading

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May 13, 2012

A splendidly beautiful day today. Dad and I spent much time on Circle View Trail, Windsong Rise, and Basset Back Ridge. In the burn area Goatsbeard has come back with a vengeance. The flowers stand tall over the growing grass. … Continue reading

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May 12, 2012

We saw our first Prince’s Plume today. If I’ve barked it once, I’ve barked it a hundred times, it’s so dry that the wildflowers aren’t blooming all that much. The Prince’s Plume is no exception. The big news for today … Continue reading

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May 11, 2012

Gotta love Bluebells on a pretty spring day with a basset hound! And when that basset hound is George, why it’s perfect. That would be 2008, if yar wondering. Clouds and clouds and more clouds today. Those weather guys kept … Continue reading

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May 10, 2012

Yup, I posted this great photo of George last year, but it’s worth seeing again, since it’s dad’s second favorite photo of George. Classy, classic George 2007! Well, as I’ve woofed previously, there’s no more Goldepea to be found this … Continue reading

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May 09, 2012

So, what do you think? Does the white Fleabane look better in daylight? or at sunset? Nice, nice morning this morning. Dad and I hiked to the Gold Rocks. And we spent some time at Igloo Bridge watching trains. The … Continue reading

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May 08, 2012

Bright, deep blue sky day; the most sun we’ve had this year (um, the day’s are longer). Dad and I hiked along Circle Viewpoint Trail and then down along the firebreak cut south of the trail. Because of the fire, … Continue reading

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May 07, 2012

Okay, I posted this photo last year, but it’s becoming a dad favorite so here it is again. And here’s me today, six years later, at the same location. No Star Lilies this year, since they’ve all bloomed and gone … Continue reading

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May 06, 2012

On Indian Paintbrush Trail the flowers are looking pretty good. Not as good as last year, but it is nice to see the Yellow Primrose again. Dad and I hiked around Mathias Peak, and, aw oh, dad caught me picking … Continue reading

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May 05, 2012

The rain gods tried to get us drenched on the jog this morning, but somehow we got lucky. Pretty gloomy day, except for some hints of sun like while we were at Cheyenne River View. Despite the cloud cover, the … Continue reading

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May 04, 2012

A warm, beautiful day. Dad and I went train watching at Igloo Bridge. In between trains, we tried out the 50mm lens at f/4.0. Nice bokeh. On Red Canyon Rim Trail we found a few Bluebells. I’ll woof it again, … Continue reading

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May 03, 2012

Nope, I’m not on another planet; it’s just that wonderful place, Toadstool Geological Park. Such a great place! And so many rabbits! What dad and I can’t figure out is how the wildflowers manage to grow on the clay slopes … Continue reading

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May 02, 2012

Darn cloudy afternoon, but we did get some morning sun. The temperatures were pleasant as dad and I hiked the Old Hwy 85 and the Basset Arroyos. I’ll admit that I’m worried about the coming wildflowers. Oh sure, this Butte … Continue reading

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May 01, 2012

There is a wee bit of Gromwell blossoming now. I’m thinking it might not be a good year for Gromwell. The morning photo with the Gromwell took place under a gray sky. Come the late afternoon and evening, the sky … Continue reading

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