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time off for winter preps

I have visions of snowflakes dancing in my head. I also have quite a few things I want to do differently in my yard before that happens in any significant quantity. As long as Ma Nature keeps holding off the arrival of my winter white stuff management, I will keep on polishing the estate winter preps. I will be snowed in and posting here more regularly soon enough. TTFN

Real autumn from the Northeast

As nature rushes through the two weeks of autumn in The Bitterroot, riders from Upstate New York and thereabouts are posting at motorcycle forums some of the beautiful foliage their neck of the woods displays. Sonoma County, California, where my parents raised their kids and I mine has a very long and colorful autumn, not to mention the year-round growing and motorcycle riding season. I miss that part, but easy living and mild weather seems to attract lazy thinking. I am happier where I am. Nevertheless, the photos are beautiful… and particularly attractive to motorcycle riders. […]

mini autumn in The Bitterroot

While we do not have the gorgeous autumns as those who live in hardwood forests do, it is still worth noting the passing from summer to winter. In this part of Montana, autumn is very, very short. I quip that it is about two weeks from the start of the leaves changing colors to the leafless branches of winter. In the past I have noticed picturesque coloring, thought “I ought to take a picture of that”, and finally remembered to have my camera along after the show was over. I am promising myself I won’t count on weeks of this show. Grab the photos NOW. Here are my neighborhood shots from today. […]

touring the neighborhood

I did not have much of a choice. I was left home alone. I had to practice more with my new-to-me motorcycle. The weather was gorgeous. My neighborhood is perfect. (People come here from all over the world to drink from the fountain of natural beauty in Montana’s Bitterroot) I know of several lightly-traveled, low-speed roads that are just right for a bike that likes to cruise in the 40-50 mile-per-hour range and a returning motorcycle pilot that is right there in his comfort zone. I have to reconnect those biker synapses muscle memories in my crusty old brain. The top right photo looks at the Bitterroot Mountain Range from its foothills. Next on the right is The Bitterroot […]

new Big Dog in the hood

Our big excitement for the day, and the week was a moose sighting right in our own front yard. We have not seen one in years, let alone one in our area. Magnificent animal.

Geoengineers kept me busy

2022 certainly started off with a storm… or a few in rapid succession. Sunday, January 2nd I was able to clear the spaces I like accessible by using the little snowplow on my Polaris Sportsman. I got a rerun of that on Tuesday, but Wednesday! Ohmygosh! It started falling steadily on Wednesday and did not let up until Thursday evening. We got a very un-Darby-like 16″ in one storm. It takes a whole lot more plow than I have to push that much out of the way. I had to fire up my Ariens 24″ snow blower. It was even a bit much for it… and me. While seemingly similar to walk-behind self-propelled lawn mowers, they require significant wrestling […]

today is the Winter Solstice

It is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The South Pole is leaning as far towards the sun as it will until this time next year. I have been looking forward to the end of the shorter-and-shorter days cycle and beginning of the longer-and-longer days – I have a warm relationship with our sun. 😉 Our Winter Solstice is also considered officially as the first day of northern winter. Even though the days will now start getting longer, the cooling of our portion of the Earth’s surface has just begun. Typically the snowfalls increase for the next couple of months. I am a bit less enthusiastic about that as I have already plowed, scraped and […]

longhairs and Avatar

It has been over 8 years since my last haircut. My creator, whatever force or being that designed the vessel I currently occupy, chose to have the hair on top of my head continue growing far longer than similar stuff on my arms, legs, chest, nose, ears, armpits, and so on. I do not need to know why, though I do receive hints from time to time. Many of them point to a natural connection with energy, frequencies, forces, knowledge outside of ourselves. Cutting our hair is like removing the antenna from your radio. If the signals are strong enough, bits might make it through, but imagine what you are missing. I have written and published several insights on […]

finding the calm in the storm

So much of what I see, read, hear, fight against … so much of my world and what I share here is about the evil forces and their assault on everything we appreciate about our world. Once in a while a supremely positive note comes my way. I need those. You probably do as well. As I read the mantra below I was inspired to do as it instructed. But where? Where in my current world is the right place to connect with my spirituality, nature, the cosmos …? Recalling when I was most at peace and in harmony with the natural world took me to the Pacific Coast. Walking, jogging, laying and playing on the sandy beaches with […]

fire season has arrived

Not my favorite part of the year, but rather inevitable. First off, I am no fan of hot weather. Secondly I am sensitive to forest fire smoke … makes my eyes burn and respiratory system complain. So I watch the reports with greater than average interest… and spend more time indoors with high-performance air filters running. I have done significant experimenting with available Internet tools for fire and air quality monitoring. I share my favorites here. If you find one or more of value to you, I recommend bookmarking them yourself. – Ted https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/jpss/mapper/#zoom=5/date=2021Jul11/lat=39.5/lon=-98.4/tcon=true/granon=false/bordon=true/view=asc/l1on=false/satval1=SNPP/sensval1=Aerosols/prodval1=aod/levval1=null/op1=1/l2on=false/satval2=SNPP/sensval2=Land/prodval2=frp/levval2=null/op2=1/l3on=false/satval3=SNPP/sensval3=Land/prodval3=frp/levval3=null/op3=1 https://www.airnow.gov/?city=Darby&state=MT&country=USA https://gis.dnrc.mt.gov/apps/firemap/ http://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/ https://rammb-slider.cira.colostate.edu/?sat=goes-17&sec=full_disk&x=12248&y=3480&z=2&angle=0&im=48&ts=2&st=0&et=0&speed=250&motion=loop&maps%5Bborders%5D=white&lat=0&p%5B0%5D=geocolor&p%5B1%5D=band_02&opacity%5B0%5D=1&opacity%5B1%5D=0.5&pause=0&slider=-1&hide_controls=0&mouse_draw=0&follow_feature=0&follow_hide=0&s=rammb-slider&draw_color=FFD700&draw_width=6 https://fire.airnow.gov/ https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

perfect protective pooch

My puppy is now over two years old. I spent most of that time teaching him to be welcoming and accepting of strangers who approached our home, car or selves. He is a pit/shepherd – both breeds capable of being not good with strangers – and both capable of backing up any animosity with hurtfulness. My job was to raise this puppy into a dog that posed no threat to good people. Numerous UPS and FedEx drivers helped, along with myriad friends and strangers. He “got it”. If my body language said they were good, They Were Good. When I told him they were good, They Were Good. He did no extraneous barking; no aggressive posturing … ever. I […]

March 20th is Spring Equinox

Let’s celebrate … let’s make today somehow memorable. Your wall calendars and media might call today “first day of spring” or some other trivializing phrase, as if it is a meaningless Hallmark holiday. Do not confuse it with other fabricated events on your pre-printed calendar. Mankind has paid attention to solstices and equinoxes throughout our history. The days have been getting longer since the winter solstice, and will continue growing until the summer solstice June 21st. Wednesday is exactly half-way in between. It defines the shift from snow-cold-snow-cold to robins, flowers, butterflies and shedding jackets during the day. Pessimists say The Bitterroot has three seasons: snow, flood and smoke. I suppose we had better broadcast it like that lest we […]

eagle identification wild goose chase

The chickens squawked urgently – a loud and clear threat alarm. I dashed to the window. Holey smokes! Looked like an eagle standing in their yard. I scrambled into the chicken yard to watch him fly away. (Him, her, I have no idea. I’ll just use the generic male terminology for simplicity’s sake.) Yep, BIG … REALLY BIG. Blue flashes on both shoulders and a patch on the tail. He landed in a tree 100 meters away. I took several photos with my Canon camera zoomed in quite a bit. I figured one or more of them would not be blurred beyond recognition. I snapped a few pictures and kept an eye on him until he flew off away […]

super special solstice ~ December 21st

Monday will be the shortest day of the year. The sun will be reborn ~ emerge from its cave ~ signal a new year ~~~ There have been many ways to perceive and often celebrate the winter solstice. We should at least NOTICE IT. Really exciting for astronomers and celestial naturalists of all stripes is the coincidental alignment of Jupiter and Saturn on this day. Really pumping it up for astrologists is the further coincidence of transitioning to The Age Of Aquarius. Some are predicting MAJOR CHANGES or fantastic drama for this day. A bit hard for me to reach that level of excitement, but it most certainly deserves notice, perhaps celebration – maybe a good bottle of wine […]