My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot.
~ Ashleigh Brilliant

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Some local flora...

And in this first photo, some local fauna, too! ;-) Here's BW with his bean patch...

B's beansThis is the first year we've tried growing beans and they seem to be doing really well. No actual beans yet, but lots of pretty bright red flowers that the hummingbirds sure enjoy!

The birds & chimpmunks are growing their own garden...

sunflowerJust one of many sunflowers that have grown this year from the seeds we put out for the wee critters!

A splash of color at Rapid Creek...

red sumac
One of the photos I took when we stopped for a picnic lunch at Rapid Creek in the Big Horns on our way up to Park Reservoir Thursday. More photos from that excursion in my next post!


  1. oh yum. love the colors!
    hope you are not near the fires. i keep reading about evacuations and think of you. tell me you're ok?!

  2. Hi, Taza! Thank you for your concern, you're sweet to ask! But worry not, we're fine! :-) It was so smoky from the Montana fires on Saturday that we had to close up the house (the wind was blowing out of the east/northeast, which is most unusual). But by Saturday night the wind had shifted, things cooled and cleared, and by last night we had a wonderful, soaking rain! So we're safe, but I sure hope Montana catches a break!


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  • THE HUMANE GARDENER ~ Nancy Lawson
  • THE WORLD WITHOUT US ~ Alan Weisman

There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.

~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"

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