Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Friday, October 8, 2010


I was on the mountain yesterday and the leaves were mostly there but around 2:30 the wind started blowing hard and the leaves were falling pretty fast. Took Inklings up today to see them and they are mostly gone---so now I need a new excuse to take an afternoon ride.

We actually had snow on both sides of us where this picture was taken---in one spot the snow came all the way down to the road.

This dude had a mouse in the tree and was way too hungry to fly just because a truck with a blaring radio stopped. He didn't even consider leaving the mouse.


Looney said...

"We need to go to the mountains to check how global warming is affecting the snow pack."

I suppose a few more excuses could be contrived if necessary. The forlorn look of the trees without leaves is always enough for me.

Dee Ice Hole said...

Thanks Looney---I'll use that one of these days.

Inklings said...

It won't work once there is snow up there. I am not going to the mountains in the winter. You can go with friends, though. :0)