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A heavenly, rainy day!


It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve checked in here. My husband, Jon, four-legged boy Mac and I went to Glacier National Park this summer. It was just beautiful. So many wonderful mountain peaks, huge trees, flowers and other plant life. Just before we reached the park itself, a black bear came running out of the woods and almost caused a three car collision on the highway right in front of us. Fortunately, the drivers were able to screech to a halt missing each other and the bear, who made a 180 degree turn and ran back into the woods. Our hearts were in our throats and it took a while for the “rush” to calm down. There were warnings at each campground about grizzly bears and mountain lions. Fortunately, we didn’t encounter any. We were hoping to leave the 90+ degree heat behind when we left home, but unfortunately it was just as hot there – even tho we were in N.W. Montana, almost at the Canadian border. Oh well, it was beautiful, and we were grateful for the vacation.
This summer has been very tough on gardeners. It’s been extremely hot and dry in this area of the country, with fires everywhere. I decided to opt out of planting in our usual gardening plot and just planted tomatoes in buckets on the patio. They’re doing really well – have grown nicely, but are slow to ripen – probably because of the temperature extremes. I’m still planning to do container gardening in our sunroom to have fresh vegetables all year. Have my fingers crossed that it’ll work.
There are more fires here in Wyoming right now – one in Casper, about 120 miles from us, and the other near Jackson Hole, at Yellowstone Nat’l Park. Dearly hope they’ll be contained very soon.
We actually got a wonderful rain yesterday and last night, and it’s still coming down lightly. What a relief. Hope it continues for a bit and that we get a wet winter this year. I’m sure I can hear the trees, flowers and grass singing out there.
Well, guess that’s about it for now. Hope you’re all having a wonderful day and a blessed life.

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Nice to hear of your holiday. I'm glad you didn't have any feline encounters. It would have been fantastic to see some though ....
I'm glad it's come to rain for you. I hope it's cooled the place down a bit now.

12 Sep, 2012


Thank you Arlene for a wonderful blog. Just to hear of conditions over there helps us to appreciate England.

13 Sep, 2012


Thats true Diane we've all complained this year about our damp grey summer but if the alternative is that which Arlene has described so vividly then we should cout our blessings.......

I did enjoy readindg about your holiday.....even though I had my heart in my mouth when you saw the bear.......

13 Sep, 2012

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