Tuesday, September 29, 2009

First Snow

So Today September 29th was our first cold rainy Autumn weather day of the year. Hood was lost in the clouds most of the day but things cleared up for an hour or so around 4:00pm & I grabbed this image off the Timberline Cam of Mt. Hood with a fresh new layer of snow.

Just another mad cat pic!

Ready for Winter

Ready for the winter
4 cords of wood finally stacked!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Picking Plums


I caught Chiyoko stealing plums of the neighbors tree last week. She did make a very nice plum cake with them though :^)....

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ghost Peppers

Our first Ghost Pepper
Naga Jolokia or Bhut Jolokia is currently listed as the hottest pepper in the World. Rating of 1000,000 Scoville Scale have been measured. That's about 200 times hotter than the average Jalepeno & about 10 times hotter than the average Habanero. This is the first time we have grown them & this is the first one to ripen....
Wikipedia Link

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

In Search of Slide Mountain

Well OK we knew were it was but not quite how to get to the top since there is no trail. We made it though and were rewarded with a great view of the West side of Hood & the upper Sandy River Canyon.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A couple of Old Photos..

Spring cleaning the old hard drive this afternoon I stumbled across a couple of old slide scans of the kids in 92 or 93. One is from the Top of Chinendere Mountain & this one from the stone hut on the way to Cooper Spur.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Heimlich Lives

So we thought Heimlich from It's a bugs life was a fictional character but then we found him chowing down on some Japanese Maples at work :^)...

Greenhouse World BBQ

This month our Dept at work celebrated over 1000 days without a work related Doctor visit & over 2700 days without a time loss accident with a carne azada BBQ..

Monday, September 14, 2009

Muddy Fork Hike

This past weekend our friend Ed visited from Virginia , we got in a quick loop hike from Top Spur to Muddy Fork & on to Ramona falls.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Gallons & gallons of sauce!!

So Saturday Chiyoko & I tried our hands at making a couple of gallons of Spaghetti Sauce from our garden tomatoes!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Catch up!

So here are the last of the photos from Jane, Tim & Maddy's visit. Two galleries one of Timberline Lodge & one of all the other odds & ends..


Friday, September 4, 2009

2 Deer

These 2 guys hung around the back field all afternoon & didn't even bother to move much even when I drove past them on the lawn mower!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

3 Peaks in 1 day!

Thats 3 Mountain summits not 3 furtive looks.. More photos here of our loop hike around Indian, Chinindere & Tomlike Mountains