Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Swan Valley

When I was in High School I went to Swan Valley with my mom and dad all the time. 

My Aunt Carol ran a Lodge and Cafe there.  I used to wash dishes.  I learned how to put iodine in the rinse water and that would help make the dishes sparkle.

I have great memories about that little rural place.  It isn't even a town..  Just a neat place.

Then a little farther up the road is Palisades Reservoir. 

We would pick Choke Cherries there.  And I think Huckleberries, too.

Well, this past weekend I loaded my girls and grand baby into my car and we went for a drive.

Fall is just about over......as many trees have lost their leaves.  But I saw the weather report predicted wind and rain starting on Sunday, so I new we had to go on Saturday. 

It was late in the afternoon, about 3:00 pm when we drove out of town.  That turned out to be a good thing, because once we were on the road we would have gone on to Jackson Hole Wyoming, if we would have had the time.

Words can't say how beautiful the drive was.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the pictures.
The River is the South Fork.

I know.  You are so jealous.  I don't blame you.  If I were you, I would be jealous, too.

We just pulled off the road, and took this photo and about 40 more photos of the same place.  I can't ever do just one of anything.  If I can get 1200 photos, I will.  

This picture was taken as we were driving.  It isn't as bright as it is taken with the window rolled up.  They are much prettier when the windows are clean.  But I have dogs who smear their noses on the window when they ride with me.....sorry, but the trees are beautiful, even through dog slobbers.

This is a Quaken Aspen.
I planted 5 of these on the side of my house this fall.
They will bring me and my loved ones joy every single day.

The little daughter who was driving me sure wished she had a fly rod with her.  And a legal fishing licence.

This green tree is a Cedar Tree.  They smell so good!

One year we cut one down for a Christmas Tree....but that is another story for another day.  Remind me to tell you about it.  It is a really good story.  From a long time ago!

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing just a few of the 285 pictures I took last Saturday.  And then the two girls took out their cameras.  I think between the 3 of us we must have about 900.  The middle daughter is worse than me!!!  And I am so glad she was willing to leave her window down, and hang her bare hands out the window and let them freeze until her fingers nearly fell off...., well, not quite that cold, but they were really cold.  I still have to download her pictures.  (Don't tell, but I have to go and get another external hard drive, because I have filled mine with pictures from the last 3 years.  Yep, I take a lot of pictures.)

So, as we prepare for the Trick or Treaters..... enjoy the weather where ever you are.  And stay out of the candy if you are counting Weight Watcher Points!  Good luck!


  1. You, my darling are a PRO! These should be in a calander for all the world to see.

  2. I agree with dad... I'm making a screensaver just of your pictures. But for next year I want a calendar of the pictures you take each month this year :) That would be the BESTEST!! Love you! And thanks for making me feel like I'm there. :)

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous....and gorgeous!

  4. Thank you everyone. I love taking and sharing the photos. This place is truly amazing me everyday. It changes and I love every day I see something new.

    Thanks for reading my blog and commenting on it. I love sharing it with you.


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