threeringedmoon: (CheesyWebcamPix)
( Dec. 6th, 2016 09:29 am)

snow-globe-clipart

It was 0F when I fed horses this morning. We are forecast to have snow showers tonight and tomorrow with a high of 14F tomorrow.

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threeringedmoon: (CheesyWebcamPix)
( Nov. 23rd, 2016 05:32 pm)

Morning Observer

I had an observer as I fed the horses this morning.

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threeringedmoon: (CheesyWebcamPix)
( Nov. 21st, 2016 05:27 pm)

MCSS Shuttle

Today I had my first solo experience driving the Mountain Community Senior Services shuttle.  I first heard of this service over a year ago, and since I had been looking for a volunteer opportunity, I signed up a few weeks ago. MCSS provides two types of transportation for community seniors: volunteers who drive seniors to appointments in the volunteer’s vehicle, and volunteers who drive the shuttle for what is called the “social” program. For the social program, the shuttle picks up clients at their homes, delivers them to lunch, and then returns them to their homes.  At present, I am driving once a month.

I was fortunate that the first woman I picked up today was adept at giving directions, so I didn’t have to rely on the GPS of my telephone. Although I thought I knew northern El Paso County fairly well, I have discovered completely new neighborhoods sheltering among the foothills.

The shuttle was easier to drive than I expected. I had figured it couldn’t be any more difficult than our (no longer existing) horse hauling rig, and I was right. I was amazed about how small the Subaru Forester  seemed when I drove it home afterward.

 

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First Snow and Alpenglow

I took this photo through one of the west windows, leading to the artifact in the lower part of the photo. We are having our first real winter cold snap: it was fourteen degrees Fahrenheit when I woke up.

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threeringedmoon: (CheesyWebcamPix)
( Oct. 24th, 2016 01:11 pm)

ivoted

I live in Colorado. I had planned on dropping off our mail-in ballots this morning, but I screwed up my ballot when I was filing it out yesterday. Jack also made an error. We checked the voting website, and learned that we could vote in our local town hall this morning. They were still shaking out their procedures since this was the first morning, so it took a while, but achievement unlocked!

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threeringedmoon: (CheesyWebcamPix)
( Oct. 16th, 2016 05:57 am)

Autumn Valley

I took the dogs for a walk yesterday, enjoying the unseasonably warm weather. (The downside of the lovely weather is that we are under a Fire Weather warning today.) It’s cute to watch the dogs struggle to contain their enthusiasm since they are learning that I won’t attach their leashes until all four paws are on the ground.

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threeringedmoon: (CheesyWebcamPix)
( Oct. 4th, 2016 03:31 pm)

Basking

Today we achieved a milestone: I took Bandit and Rion for a walk together. When Bandit first came to us he pulled so badly that I felt I had a sled dog on the other end of the leash: a big sled dog. He has learned not to pull nearly so hard, and sometimes even walks on a loose leash.

Every morning I make the bed, and every morning Bandit rearranges the pillows afterward. Rion never rearranges pillows, but he will take advantage of the nest that Bandit makes.

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threeringedmoon: (CheesyWebcamPix)
( Sep. 25th, 2016 07:59 am)

I spent over two hours walking behind one of these at a friend’s house yesterday, and slept over eight hours last night. Since I rarely sleep more than seven hours, if I am lucky, I am quite happy this morning.

A Piece of DR History!

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threeringedmoon: (CheesyWebcamPix)
( Aug. 19th, 2016 04:11 pm)

20160709bandit

Or as I affectionately call him El Bandido. Unfortunately, he does his best to live up to his name, and gets into everything, not just rattlesnakes. I like the way he seems to be winking in this photo.

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threeringedmoon: (CheesyWebcamPix)
( Jul. 25th, 2016 12:07 pm)

A few weekends ago, Jack and I used a friend’s pickup truck to take some yard tree trimmings to the county slash and mulch site. A volunteer is helping Jack, who is wearing his sun / dust protective gear, unload the truck.Mountain of Slash

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threeringedmoon: (CheesyWebcamPix)
( Jul. 14th, 2016 07:58 am)

20160714bandit

…that rattlesnake went.”

Four weeks ago, Bandit was bitten by a large rattlesnake when Jack was walking him in the late afternoon. With a lot of superb, and expensive, veterinary care, he made a complete recovery. Last night, I took him for his first walk since he was injured. We stayed far away from any areas that might harbor rattlesnakes. This the the first time that I had ever taken him for a walk, and he behaved better than I expected. He is a thirty pound dog with sixty pounds of pull when he gets excited, but he was calm except when a runner went by practicing uphill sprints. Bandit thought running with the guy would be a lot more exciting than the brisk walk I was trying to maintain.

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threeringedmoon: (CheesyWebcamPix)
( May. 1st, 2016 09:05 am)

Elk In Snow

This morning I drove on icy, snowy roads on a mission of mercy to get cough drops and chicken soup for Jack, who developed cold symptoms overnight. On the way I passed this herd of elk, who seemed bewildered by the May Day Snow.

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threeringedmoon: (CheesyWebcamPix)
( Apr. 20th, 2016 12:00 pm)

Ears Up!

An early morning camera photo where Bandit is both making eye contact and has his ears forward.

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threeringedmoon: (CheesyWebcamPix)
( Apr. 17th, 2016 09:31 am)

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It was hard to take the forecasters seriously when they predicted 12 to 24 inches of snow this weekend. I had a serious challenge getting the dogs to go outside to go potty this morning.  Jack and I together managed to dig a path to an area where the snow had blown almost clear. As of 9:00 am Sunday morning it was still snowing, though overhead the sun was starting to become visible.

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threeringedmoon: (CheesyWebcamPix)
( Apr. 10th, 2016 10:19 am)

20160410aprilsunrise

We have rain forecast for this afternoon, so we had streaky clouds before the sun became visible.

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threeringedmoon: (CheesyWebcamPix)
( Mar. 23rd, 2016 12:37 pm)

Spring Snow Storm

We had to shovel a path to get the dogs through the drift by the outside door so the dogs could get to the “potty yard.” We’ll probably have to shovel again twice more before the storm is due to let up.  This is a heavy, wet snow with lots of wind so I occasionally hear the UPS click due to what I presume are power surges. The visibility is quite limited but not whiteout, unlike some of the surrounding areas.

 

 

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