Category Archives: Porter’s Daily Posts for June 2011

June 30, 2011

You know, you get a bit of Spiderwort mixed in with the wild Roses and it makes for a nice combination when a basset is posing. All the photo needs now is a treat to complete the picture! Cooler day … Continue reading

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June 29, 2011

As predicted (the weather guys got it right for a change!), the temperature did hit the century mark. Actually 101 degrees here in Edgemont. That kind of heat is tough on us bassets, so as dad promised we went to … Continue reading

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June 28, 2011

A hot one today, but dad saved me by taking me to the cooler environs around Sylvan Lake. Once again, though, I found myself negotiating granite cliffs. No, this isn’t a basset jumping off a cliff to end his life; … Continue reading

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June 27, 2011

After an early morning jog, it was off to Custer State Park for a good hike up the mountains. The weather was perfect for enjoying the hike and the views. Now I do have a few words of wisdom for … Continue reading

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June 26, 2011

I had an excellent start to the morning by having breakfast at Remember When with Jim and Laural. Good company and lots of food! Then it was off into the fields and canyons around Edgemont. The Harebells mystify me…what do … Continue reading

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June 25, 2011

Gorgeous morning…dad and I drove up Elbow Canyon road to the trail head for Magenta Point. As I’ve mentioned before Edgemont does have a variety of landscape. The first photo shows Elbow Canyon road about 7 miles south of Magenta … Continue reading

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June 24, 2011

Everything is coming up roses today. Dad and I walked some on Robinson Flats this morning. There are some pretty good rose patches in this area. Robinson Flats was George’s favorite hiking and running area. And what a beautiful morning … Continue reading

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June 23, 2011

Finally! A morning for riding the motorcycle up to Custer State Park and Hill City. It was great! Mind you, I still took time to stop and smell the flowers. We stopped at Baker’s Bakery before heading to Sylvan Lake. … Continue reading

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June 22, 2011

Whew! A basset could get lost in all this white Locoweed. It’s certainly a bad spot for cattle grazing. But, I say the only good cow is a steak and hamburger cow. Beautiful day on this second day of summer. … Continue reading

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June 21, 2011

First day of summer…and it was a pretty nice day, though the temperatures were not seasonably warm. Still, it was much, much better than the rest of the Black Hills, which saw rain and cloud cover and cool temperatures. Dad … Continue reading

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June 20, 2011

Oh the nerve of those rascally rabbits!!! They’ve made up a home underneath the propane tank in the backyard. And they’re brazenly hanging out in the front yard! Hey! Don’t they know a tough Porter basset is guarding this yard?! … Continue reading

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June 19, 2011

The crud weather has moved in again. But, we did get some lovely sunshine and beautiful sky while dad and I wandered around the Red Cliffs. Even better the Spiderwort is in full bloom. The Red Cliffs always look awesome. … Continue reading

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June 18, 2011

A real bassety day today! After our jog, we got a breakfast sandwich at Baker’s Bakery. Then, Dad and I hiked to Harney Peak under perfect weather. Afterward, we rested at Sylvan Lake while eating lunch (a tasty turkey sandwich). … Continue reading

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June 17, 2011

Blustery morning! Whew, my ears were flapping. But I did manage to find some Goatsbeard protected from the wind, so I got a photo of the flowers and me. I had a horrible evening cuz dad went to the Edgemont … Continue reading

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June 16, 2011

Dad and I took a trip up to the Deerfield Trailhead, so we could hike to the tunnels on the Mickelson Trail. It is one of the better walks on the trail. And the tunnels are fascinating. In this area, … Continue reading

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June 15, 2011

Reminiscent of 2009, the Sweetclover is blooming in abundance. It was a superb day to be out on the motorcycle too. We had an educational afternoon at the Dinosaur Dig on the Hanson Ranch in Wyoming. Annee and Ben look … Continue reading

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June 14, 2011

Quite the breezy morning! Sure did make the eyes squint and the ears flow. But it was a beautiful walk on the Mickelson Trail, cuz the wind kept me from getting too hot. And there was the River Series Run … Continue reading

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June 13, 2011

What a beautiful morning to make the climb to Little Devil’s Tower in Custer State Park! The view is always stupendous. I spent much, much time looking for and chasing the chipmunks. Good thing we had stopped for a breakfast … Continue reading

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June 12, 2011

Beautiful morning and early afternoon. Then came those thunderstorms…um, the ones that make me hide. Well, the evening is much better, so I’m happy again. The Locoweed sure is fine this time of year. My, my, the Prince’s Plume is … Continue reading

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June 11, 2011

Thunderstorms all around us this evening. Wow! But nary a bit of thunder or rain in Edgemont, so I’m feeling like I can watch and enjoy. Right now there is a waxing gibbous moon shining, while lightening flickers over Hot … Continue reading

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June 10, 2011

Nice sky day for photographing trains. And it was cool enough that the sun didn’t roast me. So dad and I spent plenty of time by the tracks. In the evening, I had to wait in the car while dad … Continue reading

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June 09, 2011

Here’s George in 2009. And here’s me today in 2011. Bark about deja vu all over again! It’s at the same location (the start of Red Canyon Rim Trail), the same cloudy morning, and the same flowers. It sure did … Continue reading

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June 08, 2011

Running naked through the Sweetclover!!!! Don’t you wish that you could do that?!! And there are so many wildflowers blooming now. I took some time with the Scarlet Gaura. It has been told that Indians chewed this plant and rubbed … Continue reading

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June 07, 2011

Not nearly so hot as yesterday and a strong wind was blowing. Dad and I tried to camp out at the Sheep Canyon pavilion on the Mickelson Trail, but the wind and shade were too cool for dad’s likes. It … Continue reading

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June 06, 2011

Wowie…another hot one today. Dad and I, after our run, sauntered on over to Sheep Canyon pavilion on the Mickelson Trail, where I snoozed and dad read and listened to the birds. Along the trail, Penstemon and Yellow Sweetclover brought … Continue reading

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June 05, 2011

Combine Butte Candle and Prince’s Plume and you’ve got a spring flower spectacular! It was a hot one today. Summer, summer, summer! Back in 2006, George was leaping along despite the heat. As for me, well, I kinda wilted with … Continue reading

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June 04, 2011

The Prince’s Plume has started to bloom. After the Pasqueflower this is one of dad’s favorite flowers. Prince’s Plume gets pretty tall, so I have to stand on my toes to even begin to reach the top of the blossom … Continue reading

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June 03, 2011

It’s only about two weeks late, but the Gromwell flowers are finally blooming. I don’t know what to think. All the flowers are so late! George, back in 2007, was already appreciating the Spiderwort on this date. I have yet … Continue reading

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June 02, 2011

Summer was here today!!! I finally got to ride the motorcycle to Sylvan Lake. I’ll say that it’s about time! Back in 2007, George was looking pretty fetching with Vetch. I thought that I should give it my best in … Continue reading

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June 01, 2011

Awfully sad news today, Lucky Charm died. She’ll be missed so greatly, it hurts. And for all that, she’ll always be in the picture for those who loved her. LC, please keep on dancing, and I hope you’re dancing to … Continue reading

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