Category Archives: Porter’s Daily Posts for Sept. 2011

September 30, 2011

Beautiful day to be outside, hiking and motorcycling. On the way to the Gold Rocks this morning, dad and I stopped by the last of the Asters in appreciation of a splendid morning. We had a busy day…a ‘I love … Continue reading

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September 29, 2011

You know, when you see fall colors like this along SD89 to Sylvan Lake, you just have to take a good look and enjoy. Dad and I had a fine hike climbing Harney Peak. The weather was much cooler today. … Continue reading

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September 28, 2011

I’ve got this to say today. “Enjoy the colors now and enjoy the last fall flowers, cuz it won’t be long before the season will be gone.” Puppy oh puppy, it was so easy to enjoy the fall colors and … Continue reading

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September 27, 2011

Another morning of beautiful Ponderosa Sky. Just keep this fantastic weather coming! And hey, you remember how I mentioned that I couldn’t frame the setting sun with my ears? Not true, I can do it! But I was concentrating so … Continue reading

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September 26, 2011

So there we were at Portrait Rock. Dad was taking pictures of me under a beautiful Ponderosa sky. I suddenly harped out, “Timber!” Half scared dad to death, I did. “Dad,” I explained to him, “You’re tilting the camera. Jeez, … Continue reading

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September 25, 2011

Beautiful summer day again! Wow-zow! Dad and I had a great hike out to Summit View under a brilliant blue sky. It was so nice and dad was enjoying it so much that I suddenly got worried that dad would … Continue reading

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September 24, 2011

Busy day today on a (again) very summer like day. Dad and I hiked the Basset Arroyos in the morning. Later in the morning, we spent time at the car show for the Fall Festival on Main St. I even … Continue reading

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September 23, 2011

Dad and George were once again taking photos of George and those pretty Asters in 2008. On this day the sky was beautifully blue. Dad took out the Sony DSC-R1 for the shots. Quite satisfying! My day was very good … Continue reading

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September 22, 2011

Once again in 2008 George was sitting with the Asters on Red Canyon Rim Trail. It was a cloudy day. Dad decided to use the 200mm lens anyway with the 5D. Dad usually saves the 200mm lens for more light. … Continue reading

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September 21, 2011

Dad and I hiked out to the Basset Arroyos this morning. Really nice morning for such a hike. There isn’t much color with all the dry grass and very few flowers, but the air is crisp and always that magnificent … Continue reading

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September 20, 2011

Breezy, cool day today, quite excellent for this basset to get outside and get the ground moving under the paws. There’ll be frost on the pumpkins tonight, not that we have any. Dad and I caught the wind at Mathias … Continue reading

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September 19, 2011

Beautiful morning to hike to the Gold Rocks. You might be asking me, “Porter, what route do you take to get to the Gold Rocks?” “Follow the yellow rock road,” I’ll tell you. It was five years ago today: George … Continue reading

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September 18, 2011

Beautiful morning to get out and hike along Red Canyon. You would think with such a gorgeous morning I would be happy as a basset with a bowlful of sirloin steak. But no, I was worrying. You know how that … Continue reading

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September 17, 2011

We weren’t having much luck with the sun showing its face today, so dad and I talked about looking cute. I practiced some after our talk. When the sun was out, I told dad to snap away. Basset cute? Later … Continue reading

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September 16, 2011

A foggy, misty jog this morning, not to my liking much. Under the dreary skies of Edgemont, dad hoped for some brighter skies up around Custer, so he looked at the Custer webcam and viola!…lots and lots of sun. Yup, … Continue reading

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September 15, 2011

You don’t even want to know the details of our miserable jog this morning; hint, wet, cold windy… It was quite the excellent morning to spend time in the library. I read Charlie The Ranch Dog. Do you like bassets? … Continue reading

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September 14, 2011

Yup, a gray sorta day…blah! Cold too. The temperature never got to 50 degrees. Dad and I got a lot of walking in. It was easy for me with the cold air. Ah, the photos of George at the airport … Continue reading

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September 13, 2011

Well, it’s been almost a month since dad and I first walked the grounds of the Basset Back Ridge fire area. This morning we returned to the fire area and walked the the old jogging trail. Somewhat like old times, … Continue reading

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September 12, 2011

So like, um, dad wanted a photo of me and a wee aster flower along Red Canyon Rim Trail. “Get closer Porter. The flowers are out of focus,” dad told me. Oops! I think that I got too close. Sigh… … Continue reading

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September 11, 2011

Another Ponderosa-Sky morning…gotta love it. Dad and I got another lunch in at Prairie Berry Winery. Yahoo! On the way back we stopped in Hill City, where…well, look at this. Bobby Whittaker’s 1942 Indian was parked right in line with … Continue reading

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September 10, 2011

Wowzow! A great day for the motorcycle and a hike up Harney Peak. At the tower on Harney Peak there’s a window perfectly made for a basset hound to step onto the sill from the stairs and look out over … Continue reading

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September 09, 2011

A Harney Peak hike day today. Really, it was a truly magnificent day for the hike. Once at the top, I joyously demonstrated my treat catching talents. Manna from Basset Heaven! I then showed dad a neat perspective of the … Continue reading

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September 08, 2011

Wow oh wow…it was a beautiful Ponderosa-Sky morning. After our hike, dad and I rode to Custer State Park. We wanted to see if any of the trees were turning into fall colors. Not yet, but the ride was sweet. … Continue reading

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September 07, 2011

Arrhoo-o!!! I got to have lunch at Prairie Berry Winery today. Yup, the weather shaped. It was a great day for a motorcycle ride. As for photos, well, dad and I wanted to see the difference between the latest Canon … Continue reading

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September 06, 2011

Blah!!! That’s what I have to say about this day. The weather folks predicted sunny skies even as it stayed cloudy for much of the day. They never did get it right. I was hoping to get a ride on … Continue reading

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September 05, 2011

A very busy day for this basset hound. In the afternoon, I joined up with Abigail, Annee, Duke, and Duchess for a hike to Harney Peak. In the morning, I tried to give dad an “Expressions of Porter” photo shoot. … Continue reading

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September 04, 2011

A very clear, cool morning led into a gorgeous day. Dad and I continued our exploring of the Basset Back Ridge fire. We hiked through Timberstorm Canyon and on up to George’s Island in the Sky and then to Coal … Continue reading

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September 03, 2011

It was another day of exploring the Basset Back Ridge fire. Dad and I hiked the trail to Circle View Point. Along the way we looked down into Basset Bottom Gulch. To the right in this photo is Basset Back … Continue reading

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September 02, 2011

While getting close to Gayfeather flowers, the morning still had clouds drifting through the sky. Dad and I did our hiking on Red Canyon Rim Trail. After the sky cleared up, it was a good day for the motorcycle. We … Continue reading

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September 01, 2011

Dad and I woke up to a sunny day that wasn’t too hot. We decided it was high time to make the hike to Basset Back Ridge and view the fire damage from the Basset Back Ridge fire. The fire … Continue reading

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