The Hike

By: calpoppy , 4:14 PM GMT on June 25, 2014

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We have been up to Green Lake many times before. The last time we were in some very deep snow! Made the hike twice as hard, but always worth it to get to the lake and it's amazing scenery. This year I wanted to also go to East Lake, so that made the hike a bit longer, really a lot longer, LOL! So here is the hike in pictures!



Getting closer to that mountain!



Rest stop, we have made some headway!



Made it to Green Lake!





Do you see the waterfall??



After a nice lunch and a rest. Mr. P accidentally ;) knocked Tess in the water, LOL! They did need a bath, but she did not care for that. Tagg ran the other way figuring she would be next.

We spent some time trying to figure out the trail to East Lake, but after going around one trail and ending up at the foot of that mountain you see in the pics we decided to do the hike another day, until..... We met up with a man and his son who were going up to fish. They told us how great it was and not a hard hike ( that was the 16 year old talking, lol). They went on to Green Lake and we started our hike down. Then we thought we really want to do this hike, so an about face and back to Green Lake. We met up with the man and his son (they were really super nice) and followed them up to East Lake and we did not regret it!!!

Here is the crossing over the outflow of Green Lake!



The trail went along the creek and in many places the trail crossed the creek.

Snow was also along the trail much to the delight of TNT!



This is what we saw when we got to East Lake





TNT enjoying the view!



A grubby ME and TNT!



Mike, on the above pic, I was in regulation REI shirt and boots but not hat and jeans, LOL!

Resting up for the hike back. Can you tell who carries the camera in this family, LOL!



This is on the way down, the forest in the upper elevations were made up of mostly Douglas Fir, there were some oldies in there! The lower elevations had Jeffery Pine and Lodgepole with Rocky Mountain Junipers.



Looking down from the trail. What a pretty sight!



We had such a great time up there. We even got some good training sessions in with the pups on the hike. They needed to stay close to us on the trail and they did a good job of it. Though the two men on horseback got quite a barky greeting!

Thanks for coming with us!!!

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64. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
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63. Barefootontherocks
3:20 PM GMT on July 12, 2014
Good morning, calpoppy.
Thanks for stopping in my blog last night.
Did the clouds allow you a moon shot?
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62. calpoppy
1:40 PM GMT on July 12, 2014
Hi GG! You must have commented while I was! Tomatoes don't set well in the rain, but you have plenty of that Texas heat that will get them going!

Hi WTS! I bet you have cereus envy over figs ;) I don't think I would ever want a big fig tree, my small one is perfect for lots of figs, but not so much that they are rotting!

Hi Sandi! I made a chiffon cake yesterday then made a blueberry and strawberry sauce with some cut up fruit to put on top. Pretty easy, but nice desert. Your meringues and Creme Frais sound so elegant!!!

Cats need to be bribed to do anything, LOL! I am impressed that you got him to sit.
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61. sandiquiz
11:13 AM GMT on July 12, 2014
Talking of soft fruits, in my organic box of veg and fruit that arrived on Thursday, I had a punnet of small strawberries. I stuck them in the fridge on Thursday evening and this morning I prepared them to serve with meringues and Creme Frais tonight. They are the sweetest strawberries I have tasted in years! I am looking forward to my desert after dinner tonight!!

Max has been taught to sit before I throw a treat for him to enjoy. After he has eaten it he runs back and sits again before I throw another. I had a friend here on Thursday evening, and she was astounded that a cat would sit when told! To be fair, he only sits if I am about to throw a treat.... he will not sit if I just say so!! lol
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60. WatchinTheSky
4:31 AM GMT on July 12, 2014
Ooohh, fig envy! Our first house had a couple mission fig trees, we got lots of figs, so did the June bugs ;D
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59. calpoppy
9:18 PM GMT on July 11, 2014
Hi Briar! I have blueberry envy now! My beautiful blueberry bushes bloomed so early this year that there wasn't anything around to pollinate them. So a handful I got. But a few of my bushes will bloom over and over so right now they are blooming so I am hopeful I will get more then a handful, LOL! Have you ever dried your blueberries? I think they would make a great snack dried. I had my first ripe fig of the season, they really are tasty when they fully ripe. I need to trim that tree down a little this winter. It is a semi dwarf but I want to keep it more dwarfish then semi, LOL! And for sure I will trim by blueberries down also!

I have two beautiful nieces and the youngest one just got a part in a show that hasn't aired yet. She can't say what it is called but I believe she will play a viking women! I don't think she wanted to be an actress, she did it just for fun and she got the part :) Look out Daenerys, LOL!

It has cooled down some, will make it to 90 but it hasn't got there yet. A coolish breeze, not bad. RE-potting orchids this weekend, that is just about all the excitement I can take, LOL! Plus we are working with the pups on something called treibball. Mr. P wants to try it with them. It involves herding balls which the pups have. I will be working on the command wait, and I want to work on the rocket recall. Our pups do great, but I want to reinforce it some more. The got some vienna sausages waiting for them for there rewards, yummm!
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58. GardenGrrl
9:08 PM GMT on July 11, 2014
Oh tomato and blueberry envy. My tomatoes flowered after the big rain but have not set fruit. The little cherry tomato plant is staying small but producing sugar sweet tiny orange tomatoes. MMMmmm, it needs to grow bigger and make more.
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57. BriarCraft
12:01 AM GMT on July 11, 2014
Tomato envy here. I did find a couple of bitty 1-inch green maters on one plant. Lots of blossoms on all 6 plants. And the weather is definitely heating up here, so I do believe I'll have plenty of tomatoes later on.

Right now, I'm in blueberry heaven. First picking this morning yielded 2 quarts. The bushes are so heavy with green berries that I've had to stake them up, and had one stake break yesterday.

My best heat-and-humidity story was from an August driving vacation. I found a nice, cool motel room in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. All was well until it was time to leave in the morning. I stepped out of air conditioned comfort into a sauna. My glasses immediately fogged up so bad, I had to stop walking until I could take them off. If not for the air conditioned car, I would have been like Mike's friend, "... it was so hot and humid my watch stopped running. My friend I was with, who is from LA, did too, LOL. He just sat down on a bench and wouldn't move."
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56. calpoppy
3:29 PM GMT on July 10, 2014
HI Pros! Sounds like you are really busy, Right now not much is happening here. I think if I lived closer to the cities I would be taking some classes. Right now I am really thinking of getting a small loom and weaving! though I heard that the set up is the hardest and that you either need to be mechanically inclined or math inclined, in which I am neither, LOL!

Hi Oz! A good part of enjoying dogs is taking them out off leash where they can run and play! And like you said try to pull small trees out of the water, LOL!

I want to put another rain barrel by the greenhouse and use that to water plants during the winter. Wouldn't work during the summer as it won't be anywhere near enough! I will take any water you want to send :)

Hi WW! That is a lot of work to get those seeds out. I just eat seeds and all on our tomato sandwiches. We put a little basil on the sandwich too.

The tomato looks good in the photo!!
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55. WeatherWise
1:58 AM GMT on July 10, 2014
Hi Calpoppy, Hope you are having a great week! Your tomatoes sound delicious! I was walking today on my hilly 1.3 mile walk when a neighbor came out with a big bag of tomatoes for me. I am now rich with tomatoes as I have tomatoes from the farm CSA share and even had 4 tomatoes from my one tomato plant. I love tomatoes, too - a tomato sandwich or just tomatoes sliced. Anymore, I peel them and take all the seeds out that I can see. It is very time consuming, but well worth it.

Photo of my tomato ripening on the vine:


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54. ozgalah
11:55 PM GMT on July 09, 2014
Hi Cal a belated happy July 4! Thought of you and your dogs when we were walking in the Lake District, we had a couple with two dogs walking at the same time and the dogs were in and out of the Lake having a ball. At one point one of them was trying to pull a fallen tree (only a small one) out of the water so the guy got them to tag team and get it out, they didn't manage it but it was fun to watch them try! We can send you some rain at the moment if you like.........our rain tanks are now overflowing and it frustrates me to see water standing in the garden when in just a few short weeks we will need it. Trying to convince H to put more tanks in down the other side of the house but have to save up after holiday!!!!LOL
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53. Proserpina
10:49 PM GMT on July 09, 2014
Saying hello and see you later. I just do not seem to be able to keep up with blogs, fb, flicker, and my private life. So, now you see me, now you don't. Bye!
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52. calpoppy
3:44 PM GMT on July 09, 2014
Hi MIke! Ah, cooking and making the smoke detectors go off is my specialty!! Especially when I am browning meat. I meant wildfires which even if they aren't threatening us the smoke will, LOL! Humidity and hair I have heard some crazy hair stories. From curly to straight, wow I guess you could move back in forth for whatever hair style you want, LOL! Me, my hair becomes limp as a dish rag in humidity, not a curl to be seen, LOL!

HI Ylee! Yes we must have our monsoooooooons!!! We are using way to much water to keep our trees looking like they are alive. We just ordered water last week and had to order again today!!! But some of that was putting the rest of the plants on drip and having to run the system several times.

Hi Sandi! I like them too. I put up a collage of photos in the Minnie, I will be doing that for each trip.

Week is going well, waiting for new knitting needles to come so I can knit up more dish cloths. Dish cloth mania, everyone will get one, LOL!

Garden is going crazy, more tomatoes then we can handle so my elderly neighbor gets loads of them!! Nice to eat simply in the summer, and tomatoes for every meal, LOL!
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51. sandiquiz
2:16 PM GMT on July 09, 2014
I love coming back to see your photos of the snowy mountains and their reflections.. I find them so "peaceful".

Hope your week is going well....:)

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50. Ylee
4:11 AM GMT on July 09, 2014
Good luck on the monsooooon! Blow a little SP's amd WTS' way, if you can! They look a little parched! :' )
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49. clearlakemike
4:19 PM GMT on July 08, 2014
G wanted to buy the place at Clear Lake so I sold it and moved. CL was nice too except for the longer colder winters. Do you mean fires inside like a kitchen fire?, LOL. We set off the smoke detectors cooking yesterday and had to turn on all the fans, lol. Yes, the humidity on the east coast takes some adjusting to. I grew up with it so am sort of used to it. One time I was back there visiting and it was so hot and humid my watch stopped running. My friend I was with, who is from LA, did too, LOL. He just sat down on a bench and wouldn't move. He couldn't believe how humid it was. I didn't know I had straight hair until I moved to California. Growing up in that humidity I had a "Jewfro" LOL
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48. calpoppy
1:33 PM GMT on July 08, 2014
Hi GG! Those corgis made me laugh, had to send them to you :) Nate's family is finally settling in. His wife's family was out this past weekend, plus many of their friends they haven't seen in a year (they were transferred last year) so pretty hectic for them. Brody had seen his first hummingbirds when he was here, he just loved them. His mom went and bought a hummer feeder for him!

Hi WTS! I need that peacock! Wow, quite the mutant tail!!! I have never seen one like that!!

Hi MIke! And you moved, why??? Sounds like an ideal place for you. A pool out your doorstep!! You can't use those swamp coolers during monsoons, that is for sure. They do make a nice air cleaner during fires thought, LOL!

Hi WW! Nice shot of the deer! We see them mostly in the winter where we hike just over the creek. My pups love to chase them.

It will take awhile for my son and family to get use to the humidity, that is the killer when you come from the west coast. He eventually got use to it when he lived in Florida.

Monsooooons will be coming back Thursday, maybe some moisture??? Stay tuned!
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47. WeatherWise
3:14 AM GMT on July 08, 2014
Hi Calpoppy, Yes, the coast was quite lucky with the storm. I bet it was hot getting moved in with the high temps we have had. It was 95 today as I passed one of those large thermometers, perhaps at a bank. I get up and walk before the heat of the day and have been taking an extra walk just before dusk in hopes of finding the deer. I have been quite lucky this week.

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46. clearlakemike
2:59 AM GMT on July 08, 2014
I had a swamp cooler in Palm Springs and used it except when it got humid in August. Very cheap to operate and one can leave the doors and windows open which was really cool. I had a walled in patio and the air rushing out and circulating around kept the patio cooler also. When it was 116F outside with single digit humidity it was a comfortable 78 inside and about 88 out on my small patio. I also had a pool about 10 feet from my front door that I could just jump into also, lol. I have forgotten the dew points that they work well in. When the monsoonal humidity moved into the Colorado desert from the Sonoran/Mojave deserts in August I had to use the a/c.
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45. WatchinTheSky
5:32 PM GMT on July 07, 2014
Missing a peacock?


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44. GardenGrrl
10:05 AM GMT on July 07, 2014
Good Morning, thanks for the patriotic corgis, really got a kick out of them. Glad you posted an update on the traveling family. Was kind of wondering how things were going with the hurricane blowing in. Guess swimming in post hurricane surf has baptized Brody into the Coast Guard. Either that or he will become a world class surfer.

Have been casting about for shadows and like you it seems that the ones I am looking for show up in the winter. It is my long work week but I'm sure I will have something by Saturday.

Btw, Tagg looks really cute like that.
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43. calpoppy
8:18 PM GMT on July 06, 2014
Hi Briar! Can't leave the birds thirsty when they are used to getting their water from us. Plus having it filled up automatically is a plus on busy days.

I am having fun on this new challenge! Though some of my shadows that I thought I would have, I figured out only appear in the winter when the sun is low :( So I just have to come up with summer shadows!

Tagg says she does not like the Dog Days of July, or August or September .....

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42. BriarCraft
7:21 PM GMT on July 06, 2014
I know about swamp coolers, though I do wonder how they got that name because they don't work in humid swamps. I had a friend who moved to Tucson, where it gets really hot all summer long. She had a central swamp cooler in her house that circulated cooler air just like a central air conditioning unit would, except that she had to refill the water twice a day. When it is 110° out, 80° inside feels really good and I don't think her house ever got any hotter than that.

That is very thoughtful of you to put a dripper in the watering hole. Hot little baby birds (and others) are depending on you!

Any more trips planned for July and August? Or will you hunker down until it cools off a bit?
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41. calpoppy
8:31 PM GMT on July 05, 2014
Thank you WTS, Bug, Data, BF, WW, Ylee and Sandi for the 4th of July greetings!

Your welcome, Sandi!

LOL, Mike!!! A little Donner Pass humor??

I still haven't gotten use to this upside down way of commenting! So I am sure I have put friends out of order, LOL!

WTS, I did not feel the earthquake, didn't even know it had happened until I read your comment. We had thunder with a spattering of rain drops, but today looks very promising for something the rain gauge can measure. It is on empty right now, LOL! Did you sign up for flickr?

We spent the morning (while we had clouds) putting some of our plants that aren't already on drip, on drip. We hope to get most all of them, so when we travel they will be watered. I even asked Mr. P to put a dripper in the watering hole for the critters.

NEW CHALLENGE HAS BEEN POSTED, GET YOUR CAMERAS READY!!! YOU CAN START SHOOTING NOW, BUT DON'T POST UNTIL MONDAY!

My son said the hurricane wasn't bad at all, rained a lot and the wind was pretty fierce but no flooding. The 4th had them out by the river with Brody playing in the water. The are all trying to deal with the humidity!!! The day the movers came it was 92 with 80% humidity. He said water was just pouring out of his pores, LOL! And the poor movers were dying!!! Sorry east coasters I will take the west coast dryness anytime even if it means more wrinkles, LOL!!!!!

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40. WatchinTheSky
7:01 PM GMT on July 05, 2014
Just wondering if you felt the Big Bear quake this morning? I didn't while working at the Park, Mrs WTS did at home :)
No monsoonie rain here, how about you?
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39. sandiquiz
11:33 AM GMT on July 05, 2014
Hi Poppy, I hope you had a lovely 4th of July :)
I have had a busy week, so looking forward to a much quieter week, next week!
Thanks for the birthday greeting :)

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38. WeatherWise
9:46 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Hope your 4th was great!

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37. DataPilot
8:12 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Happy 4th, Calpoppy!

I need to teach Vicki and Zelda to display the flag, like the two horses in the pic you left on my blog. All they seem to want to do is eat little green apples (ack! ) and squabble over hay. It's kind of nice seeing them squabbling again, like two normal horsie friends should.
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36. Barefootontherocks
6:07 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Oh, the beautiful country. Thanks for posting the photos. Also thank you for dropping in my blog now and then. Best wishes to your son and family in their new home.

Whether a quiet one or filled with boomers,
enjoy the day!

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35. clearlakemike
4:50 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Quoting 32. palmettobug53:

Happy Fourth, Cal!

WOW.... the scenery! Can you imagine trying to traverse that area in a covered wagon? Those people sure had guts.


Bug, they did eat each other's guts as a matter of fact further north in those mountains. Not a good idea to go over those mountains in heavy snow.
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34. Ylee
4:43 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Happy 4th, cal! I'm sure Nate and family is glad to get out of that travel trailer with Arthur swirling about!

Hope you have a great day!
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33. palmettobug53
3:48 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
I just saw on Pros' blog that Nate and family have arrived in NC right smack in the middle of Arthur!

Talk about bad timing... Eeek.
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32. palmettobug53
3:42 PM GMT on July 04, 2014
Happy Fourth, Cal!

WOW.... the scenery! Can you imagine trying to traverse that area in a covered wagon? Those people sure had guts.
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31. WatchinTheSky
6:11 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
It is a little early for the monsoon (I guess), likely the only flashes we'll see will be fireworks tomorrow. Oh well.

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30. calpoppy
1:45 PM GMT on July 03, 2014
Hi Oz! I am looking forward to all your pictures of your fabulous trip! Have fun with Sandi today!!!

HI Briar! I don't do heat well either, makes me a bit lazy which I hate!!! My friend even cancelled our hike in the mountains today because of the heat. We don't have AC but we do have a swamp cooler. Cools with water, and uses much less electricity. Usually sold west of the Mississippi river where the humidity is lower. It does not work in high humidity.

Well looks like Nate and family will be experiencing their first hurricane in NC. Nate was in Florida for 4 years and never had one there. He is still off from work so no rescue operations for him on this one. They are finally out of their travel trailer after 50 days in it. The movers came yesterday and brought all their stuff. I bet they are happy :)))

Nothing much going on here, sorta boring right now. Looking for things to do in the cabin and there are a few things that need my attention. We want to go somewhere but can't think of anywhere that isn't hot too, LOL!
Tomatoes are coming in really strong ( I have been giving them away), but with these hot temps they aren't setting to much more fruit. So there will be a bit of a lull in ripe tomatoes.
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29. BriarCraft
10:58 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
The picture in #21 is worth a thousand words. HOTHOTHOT little baby bird depending on Mom or Dad to bring it a sip of water or something moist.

Whenever the temp tops 85°, I am wherever the air conditioning is. The few times I've been to Palm Springs or Tucson or Vegas, I went from air conditioned building to air conditioned car. And felt yucky the whole time. Heat and me do not get along at all.

I hope you have AC.
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28. ozgalah
8:12 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
Hi Cal, thanks for taking us along with you! We have hiked just about every day whilst we have been away hope to get some photos up when we get home! Hope it gets a bit cooler!
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27. calpoppy
8:07 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
Hi WW! I love your sketch of the rabbit, one of my favorites of what I have seen you do!! White Rabbits back attcha!

Hi Pros! Thanks for such a pretty White Rabbit wish!

HI GG! I hope not I like a couple of ravens but not a whole bunch.

HI Mike! When I returned from my hike in the mountains last week I took my hat off and my hair was soaked, Ugh!!! Don't like hiking when it is over 80, LOL! Nor gardening, swimming I would be all over that one ;))

Hi WTS! Monsoooon maybe for the 4th?? Remains of Douglas, 10% chance not much but we can hope for some pretty clouds. I know my poor baby Kingbird. Every time the wind would blow he would open his wings like that.
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26. WatchinTheSky
6:35 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
That photo is a hoot! At least, I know it is not a coot ;D I'll have to take your word that it's a western kingbird, it looks hot for sure!

Stay cool - hoping for monsoooon, though no sign yet. I am off to figure out how to sign up on flickr
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25. clearlakemike
5:04 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
Funny photo of the heat exhausted bird, lol...Oh, 100 degrees...I would be out hiking, gardening, swimming in the pool, having a nice al fresco lunch on Palm Canyon Drive...and then go out for another hike, lol. That is what I did last year when I was back there and it was a nice 100. Except for the gardening as I was staying in a motel. And then those nice balmy nights. I miss it so much.
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24. GardenGrrl
4:53 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
Ravens in the chicken coop? Maybe they are moving in.
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23. Proserpina
11:02 PM GMT on July 01, 2014
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22. WeatherWise
10:11 PM GMT on July 01, 2014



Happy Summer, Calpoppy! That is a neat photo of the baby kingbird! I saw a mockingbird walking around holding its wings out. It wasn't for just a second as I got quite a few shots of it. I should post one of the photos. It was not even in the heat of the day - was before 9am.



Happy Summer to you!

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21. calpoppy
1:55 PM GMT on July 01, 2014
Wow the 1st of July already! Yay, only 3 more months of summer!!

Hi GG! Raven hasn't been sticking around here lately, we have been finding him/her with their 3 noisy kids in the chicken coop. I guess that is easier then mooching peanuts from us, LOL!

Hi Ylee! Maybe the Canadian Rockies, or the Colorado Rockies or any high mountain place!!!

Hi Sandi! Thanks for the White Rabbits!!! I am hoping for a cooler July, but I don't think that is going to happen. Hoping monsooons will cometh.

The photo challenge has been fun so far! I encourage you all to think about joining. We are just there to have fun and learn more. Right now we have 9 members.

Hot, hot and more hot for the forecast this week!! 100 degrees and a little over for us, last night it was 93 at 7:30 PM, not fun!

This is how we feel

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20. GardenGrrl
9:45 AM GMT on July 01, 2014
OH Oh! Baby Western Kingbird!

Generic but heartfelt "White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits!"
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19. sandiquiz
7:07 AM GMT on July 01, 2014



Wishing you a very happy Month of July :)
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18. Ylee
2:31 AM GMT on June 29, 2014
Quoting calpoppy:
Thank you SP!! I want to be there right now and tomorrow and the next day .......


Me too! Or someplace else similar! :' )

Good luck on the challenge!
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17. GardenGrrl
12:45 AM GMT on June 29, 2014
Ya know, I can just keep coming by and looking at the lake pictures.
How is the "pet" raven doing?
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16. calpoppy
7:45 PM GMT on June 28, 2014
Thank you SP!! I want to be there right now and tomorrow and the next day .......
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15. sp34n119w
8:21 PM GMT on June 27, 2014
Perfectly beautiful :)
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14. calpoppy
1:16 PM GMT on June 27, 2014
Hi GG! The lakes are very peacefull! When we were at Green Lake we were the only people there until we left and met up with the father and son. To be at a lake and in California with no people says there are still places in this state where there is almost total privacy! You just have to expend some energy to get there, LOL!

You have been getting some much needed rain! Please send some, my desert is as brown and dusty as can be :(

Hi WTS! I think you need a vacation!! Sounds like you have been working overly hard for quite some time now!!

Hi Cloudy! Haven't seen you about the blogs lately! Glad you stopped in!

Lots and lots of fledglings right now! What a racket, LOL! Between the raven fledglings and now Oriole fledglings we have some noisy mornings! All fun though! The Scrub Jay fledglings make a sound that sounds like something is killing them. That is a little disturbing, LOL! Raven fledglings just have an annoying call, and they are fledglings for a very long time :)

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