Sunday, October 30, 2011

Coupla' videos from Vegas

"Kids in Vegas" part one was posted in my turtle medicine blog (here) because I walked more than 3 miles that day, which means I'm on my way to being able to run.  Part two was also posted there (right here) with a little more information about that day, but I'm posting the part 2 videos here, because I didn't get the second part of part two to download at the here they are together.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

"So you want to live in Montana?"

"It is too late, I have already accepted the job and am moving to Montana"
"Do you own a horse? 
"Everyone in Montana owns a horse....."

"WTF is an aboniable snow man"

Greg read an article about this and was just chuckling while he watched it.  Apparently the creator has a sister who works at Starbucks in Great Falls and made this to make fun of her and it became more popular than his previous creations.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Saved a blue belly (?) at a wedding

This was late  Saturday night, after Cheryl and Miguel's wedding, but I didn't keep my internet connection long enough to post....

This afternoon, at a wedding reception, my table-mate was down on the floor in her heals and dress trying to keep a little lizard under her party favor box.  But he kept sticking his head out the sides.  I couldn't keep his head under, either, so it was much easier to grab him.  It was really cool that so many guests wanted his picture....that's what kind of a crowd it was.  He's very little and I don't know what he is (these pictures were taken  by Katie with our friend Judy's fancy camera...Katie took amazing pictures all night).  I saw a bigger one outside after pictures, but decided it would not be appropriate to dive into the bushes in my bridesmaid dress to catch him.  I seem to have slid through butter catching the little one, but luckily that was also after pictures.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Beautiful (noxious invasive) weeds

When I post pictures of my yard and the empty lot next to us, they almost always show at least one species of invasive weed.  The former owners of our house kept that acre to build on later, and our weeds mostly occur adjacent to that lot, as it has just about every local problem weed species. 

When we were considering buying the house, the owners said they would be maintianing thier lot and that we could play on it whenever we wanted.  Unfortunately, it has only been maintained by other neighbors who were willing to help her out and/or thought they were helping us out (which they were, I just wasn't happy because it felt like they were being taken advantage of, given that they all had major health problems while the former owner made six figures on her un-kept promise to maintain the property). 

I don't mind the tall grass (except for all of the extra mice we get when it goes unmowed all summer) but the property is full of invasive weeds.  Pretty terrible ones that we would be actively abating if we found them on national forest lands (I even got grants in three areas to help get rid of some of these same species).  The hawkweed was beautiful the first year we lived here (orange-red flower in the photo above), but this is a LOT of hawkweed. 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Browns and yellows in my yard, October 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pinks and Purples in Glacier, Sept 2011

Pebbles in McDonald Lake at Apgar, Glacier National Park

Kintla Lake, Glacier National Park

Katie, Avalache Creek above the falls, Glacier National Park

Monday, October 10, 2011

Underwater Oahu photos

These are what came of the underwater disposable camera my friend Jenni gave me in Oahu as part of my birthday gift.  I posted about the trip in my Turtle Medicine blog in this post, this post, this post, this post, *this post, this post, *this post, and this post.  This is Jenni snorkeling followed by fish we saw followed by the couple that helped me try to get my sunglasses back, followed by turtles.