Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 30, 2013

I wasn’t expecting blue sky and sun today, so it was a nice surprise in the morning. Dad and I went out to the Cottonwood Bluffs south. It’s always a great view. Don’t ya think? Closer to Cottonwood Creek there’s … Continue reading

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April 29, 2013

Five years ago George was enjoying a beautiful morning on Red Canyon Rim Trail. Making an already excellent hike even better was the chase of a Pronghorn! Gets my adrenaline flowing just looking at this photo. I had a more … Continue reading

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April 28, 2013

Being a Sunday and all, dad and I didn’t need to worry about construction on US 18, so we hightailed it to George’s Pasqueflower Patch. And there were a few (a really few!) Pasqueflowers. This is the first one that … Continue reading

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April 27, 2013

An excellent spring morning to enjoy Pasqueflowers! I do wish the Pasqueflowers were doing better, but I’ll take what I can get. We actually got up to 80 degrees this afternoon. Bark about some warmth after those three snowstorms. George’s … Continue reading

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April 26, 2013

On this terrific spring day dad and I went to Basset Bottom Gulch slope to investigate the Pasqueflowers. You know, see how they came out from those three snowstorms. They are there, looking a little worse for the winter weather. … Continue reading

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April 25, 2013

Now this is a train that you won’t see very often. It’s behind me. Okay some photos so you can see the train. A whole train of John Deer combines. Is that cool or what? Splendid spring day today with … Continue reading

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April 24, 2013

Dad and I woke up to no snow on the ground this morning. Well, that would be no snow on the ground in Edgemont. Going up to George’s Pasqueflower Patch was different story. The snow had melted a lot, but … Continue reading

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April 23, 2013

That snow from yesterday was in the yard this morning. Not a lot so dad didn’t have to shovel the darn stuff. But, up on Mathias Peak. My, my, my, I’m not pulling your paw when I woof that there … Continue reading

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April 22, 2013

April 22th and it managed to snow all day! What’s with that? It’s that type of snow that sticks to the paws and belly. See? Dog tired of this month. Let’s get out of it and get out of winter. … Continue reading

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April 21, 2013

Dad and I walked along Coffee Flats Road this morning. It’s the longest stretch of straight road in the Edgemont area. To get to Coffee Flats Road you need to take US 18 west out of Edgemont. You can’t miss … Continue reading

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April 20, 2013

Dad and I were up on Elbow Canyon Road early in the morning. Dad told me that we should go grocery shopping today and get a Dairy Queen lunch and perhaps chase some squirrels. Hotdog! That got me dancing!!!! Yup … Continue reading

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April 19, 2013

The way the morning started out, I was worried that I’d see very little sun and all our walking would be on pavement because of the mud. What’s this I see at Cheyenne Valley View? You could have knocked me … Continue reading

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April 18, 2013

Arrhhooo-oo! The blue sky came back this morning. Looking good there Porter. It was darn windy and sure looked like January, but the scenery was darn superb on Red Canyon Rim Trail. Put me in a singing mood, yes indeedy! … Continue reading

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April 17, 2013

That darn snow won’t stop! Up on Howling Rock…you guessed it…snow! We’ve had more snow in the last week than we had in total for the last two winters. Go figure. Okay, I’ll admit that I had a good time … Continue reading

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April 16, 2013

George had a great view from Magenta Viewpoint in 2007. Sigh, my view at Grand View wasn’t so great. Yup, some view. George could appreciate the Pasqueflowers on that day too. I found one (just one!) on Red Canyon Rim … Continue reading

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April 15, 2013

Though our jog was windy and cold and cloudy, our hiking, well, bark about excellent! Yup a beautiful sky for much of the day. And the temperature was great for a basset hiker like me. As always the Gold Rocks … Continue reading

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April 14, 2013

Brutal run this morning! Bark about too much wind. The ears were a blowing. And the jowls were a blowing. The wind kept up all day, but we did get a beautiful big sky in the afternoon. And look dad, … Continue reading

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April 13, 2013

George and dad were out for an evening stroll around the ponds, when George noticed a Blue Heron. And it caught a fish! “Now that’s something you don’t see everyday,” George mentioned to dad. Something I’d like to see everyday … Continue reading

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April 11, 2013

Dad and I hiked around the South Cottonwoods Bluffs this morning. It was the first time this year. When you get into the right place it’s a world of white and blue. I like the blue best. Beautiful afternoon, though … Continue reading

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April 11, 2013

Look at all this snow this morning around Mathias Peak. Awful! And it was cloudy and foggy. Back in Edgemont the snow isn’t nearly so deep, since much has melted. We even got some sun during the afternoon and evening. … Continue reading

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April 10, 2013

Oh dog, plenty of snow this morning. I can tell you that it all was a bit trying when I’d get into my stride. I think sometimes that I was swimming more than I was running. Nonetheless, any wild critters … Continue reading

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April 09, 2013

Winter storm Walda is upon us. Geez, April 9th for dog sakes! It wasn’t easy running through it this afternoon. And the white stuff keeps coming down. I hope dad takes it easy on me tomorrow. Democracy in action! Today … Continue reading

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April 08, 2013

If the forecast is right then we should have at least this much snow covering the ground on Windsong Rise come Wednesday morning. Black Hills weather, you can’t trust it. Ya go from some days of sunscreen to a foot … Continue reading

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April 07, 2013

Early in the morning you can catch the Pasqueflowers sleeping. I gently wake them up and welcome them to a beautiful day. They sure look pretty when wide awake, don’t you think? Gotta love’em. We had a big sky early … Continue reading

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April 06, 2013

Isn’t this a great way to start out the day with this gorgeous Pasqueflower under an azure sky? There were moisture droplets on all the Pasqueflowers as dad and I jogged past them. After our jog I took a snooze … Continue reading

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April 05, 2013

“Hey dad! Look, I can see my shadow.” Not much shadow today, so when I did see it, I certainly appreciated it. I even sang about it! Nice warm day and a Dairy Queen day too…darn good. Dog oh dog, … Continue reading

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April 04, 2013

With clouds massing to the northwest during our jog on Basset Back Ridge… I thought my day was going to end up like George’s afternoon six years ago at the Cottonwood Creek Bluffs. And there were plenty of clouds, but … Continue reading

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April 03, 2013

George looked around on his early morning hike in 2009, and… commented about another! cloudy day. 2009 wasn’t a good year for sun. Now I had lots and lots of sun today. Perfect weather to appreciate the Pasqueflowers as they … Continue reading

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April 02, 2013

Dog oh dog, you gotta love Pasqueflowers! Right? I brought out my favorite Pasqueflower camera/lens combination, the Sony NEX-7 with the Sony 30mm macro lens. I do wish the lens was sharper, but it’s a joy to have a camera … Continue reading

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April 01, 2013

Early in the morning on our run, I stopped on Windsong Rise to scent more Pasqueflowers. Success! They’ve got a ways to go yet. I hope there are lots and lots of them this year. One lens that isn’t all … Continue reading

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