Drink up! Have some beer! Eat your fill! Today is the Holy Day of Vasataté, which means it's party time under the ocean waves.
Hopefully today the Brewmaster of the Deep won't have any fights with His lovely wife, Rénavahalasíhí, because we all want calm seas when we honor Him. But if He does get riled up, just give Him a horse and I'm sure He'll calm down.
Say "hi" to any passing seagulls, for they are Vasataté's eyes upon the shore.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Why does everyone hate dandelions?
They bring color to a otherwise plain yard, just the same as the daffodils and tulips. And with the white daisies and little bluebell flowers growing wild about town, the yellow dandelions make for a nice mixture.
And then, one day, they suddenly turn into white fuzzballs. Pretty amazing, actually.
They're certainly a far cry better than the blackberry, ivy, and morning glory trying to cover and tear down every fence and house within reach! I spent several hours this weekend fighting these entropic vines. Nasty, nasty, nasty.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
How can we possibly be so busy that we don't go hiking for an entire six months? From October 10, when we went to Headlee Pass, to April 10, yesterday, when we did a short hike on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail (a.k.a. Iron Horse State Park), that's exactly how long it had been.
Ah well. It's time to get cracking again.
We started at Garcia Road (I-90 exit 38) and hiked east under the slopes of McClellan Butte to a little bit past the McClellan Butte trailhead.
Snow covered the ground for most of the trail, the wind howled in places, but we just bundled up and trudged on, enjoying the scenery.
This is where the trail (an old railroad line) bends tightly around some cliffs under a promontory I'd like to call Little McClellan Butte. Great views up and down the valley, but extremely windy yesterday.
Near the McClellan Butte trail, the state has a walk-in campground for a handful of tents, with picnic tables and an outhouse.
We continued a bit further, but turned back to here to eat lunch.
If next week is raining, where should we go?
More photos on flickr.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Monday, April 05, 2010
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Today is the Holy Day of Rézhíní, Goddess of Plants, for which we can all be thankful.
It is an unfortunate synchronicity, however, that today is also April Fools Day, for as I'm sure you're all aware, the lovely goddess Rézhíní was killed when Zhíanoso tricked Her brother into shooting Her with an arrow. "April fools! You're dead!"
Thankfully, She shall rise again. Just like Her plants.