Friday, August 27, 2010

Idaho Peak


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The drive up to the parking lot (above Sandon).




Idaho Peak

Aug 2/10


One of the more amazing views in the Kootenays, is from the top of Idaho Peak.

It's hard to express the sense of awe that I got when we finally made it to the top. It was a long, hard climb for me,

but well worth it.

I hope the pictures speak for themselves, with or without the "narratives".







Still going up...lots of switchbacks & a narrow road.



The trail leading to the lookout on Idaho Peak.



Just some of the wildflowers up there.



Almost at the top.


Views from the top.


Me & Peppy at the lookout. It's not foggy, it's smokey from forest fires.


My thought for today:

"Sometimes I think I'm lucky to be naive. If I had known how much time & effort it would take to get to this point... I probably wouldn't be here :) "




The drive back down is no less amazing.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Working on my website...

I just can't leave everything (computer/indoor related) for winter, so I spent part of this stunning summer day-off, working inside, on the computer- building my own website. Is it cheating if I use their templates? I don't think so- that's why they are there.
I've got a Domain (www.smilingbluedog.com) and have had it forwarded to my etsy shop, until today. As I get familiar with it, I hope to be able to show and sell more of my hand-made giftwares on my own site as well as on Etsy.
For the rest of the day...well... did some laundry, watered lawn & garden (me too), caught a little brown snake (and let him go where I found him), picked a whole bunch of yellow and green beans and froze them, and had a wonderful bar-b-que steak dinner with our family, on the patio.
It's almost bed-time and back to work tomorrow. *pouting*
But... I'm excited to start reading my new book "Shelters of Stone" by Jean M. Auel. It's the 5th book in her Earth's Children novels, that started with Clan of the Cave Bear. ( I've spent most of my lunch hours, breaks and spare-time in a totally different time and space this summer, following the saga of the heroine, Ayla.)
Enough said for now, I'm off to read, before I go to bed.
Enjoy your night (or day)...
Angie