Friday, August 31, 2012

Blue Moon rain

Tonight is a Blue Moon.  We won’t see it unless it clears up by morning. Truthfully, I much rather have the rain.
Here is what I wrote about a Blue Moon on May 31, 2007,
“Tonight will be the second full moon in the month of May, the first being May 2. According to the web site that came up when I Googled full moon, "On average, there will be 41 months that have two Full Moons in every century, so you could say that once in a Blue Moon actually means once every two-and-a-half years.”
This May 2007 post isn’t the last blue moon, that happened on December 31, 2009.  That one slipped by me, I guess.  I don’t have anything about it in my archives.
In searching for the Blue Moon entry, I found this one about songs with “moon” in the title.   These are the ones I came up with.  Surely there are more.
  • Moonlight and Roses
    Moon River
    Blue Moon
    Paper Moon
    Harvest Moon (Neil Young)
    Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd
    Tennessee Moon (Neil Diamond)                                                                 
  • Bad Moon Rising (CCR)
That’s about all I have to say about moons, unless you want to read about our visit to the Moon Marble Company in Bonner Springs on February 4, 2008. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dubois Wyoming and Brooks Lake

I received an email from a friend asking where we were in Wyoming. 

We were in Dubois, Wyoming.  Dubois is almost straight west of Jackson, as the crow flies.  Getting to Jackson requires driving around a mountain range, but is only a little over two hours away. 

Ken and Doneita are retired.  Doneita worked for the school district and Ken was self employed as a taxidermist for many years.  They have beautiful mounts in their home.  Some of Ken’s work is in the National Big Horn Sheep Center that is nearly across the road from their home.

This is my favorite.  The small deer was hunted by their daughter.

IMG_1389-1 It seems as if this turned head mount is watching from any angle.

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This is a well done mount at the Sheep Center.   I am not sure if this is Ken’s mount.  The Center is an interesting stop especially if you are like me and know very little about Big Horn Sheep.

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In this final post about Wyoming, I want to mention Brooks Lake, a natural lake near Dubois.  I posted a picture earlier but did not identify the location.  We spent a day at the lake  enjoying it’s quiet beauty.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Flowers of Wyoming

Our visit was late in the summer and it is dry, but the wildflowers were there for the finding.  Here is a link for iPads without flash.

The last day we were out, I was thrilled to see two waterfalls—small but the falling water sound filled the air.  This was the largest.  We ate our lunch to its relaxing sound.

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Finally, this is not beautiful to look at nor would I want to hear the sound from which it came.  Grizzly bear scat.IMG_1321