Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Still lots of syrup, less ice cream, no more bacon

The sourdough start is working away and supplies remain about the same except for the bacon and Java Jolt ice cream. Who keeps buying the rum raisin? It's always the last to go.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dinkey Lakes hike in the sun and the clouds and the sprinkles

At the first Dinkey Lakes we basked in the sunshine and admired the wildflowers in bloom.

By the time we reached Island Lake it was very dark to the east and thunder was getting louder and more frequent, the sun overhead was blocked by clouds and it was cold and windy. No lightening in sight but maybe time to eat lunch down at one of the lower lakes.
Looking west from Island Lake the blue sky was still visible so there was still hope...
Fifteen minutes later down at Upper Dinkey Lake the raindrops are visible on the lake. Intermittent sprinkles followed us all the way to the trailhead. The two young boys in the family we met about 20 minutes from the trailhead as they were hiking up didn't look too happy. We thought they might get more unhappy as their day progressed. The clouds and thunder were continuing to intensify up the trail where they were headed.

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Reward

Cooked over a perfect bed of coals.

The Challenge!

Paul was busy collecting and stacking wood by the fire pit. He will take on all challengers trying to create a tidier and more neatly stacked woodpile.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

August in the Meadow

Although it's August 5 the flowers, green grass and stream still flowing through the meadow make it look more like early summer. The softer light and breeze in the air make it seem more like fall. An interesting combination.