Somewhere along the line I got a new puppy, Tessa-Two, a pure-bred Anatolian -- full of fun and frolic! (What was I thinking getting another puppy was what runs through my mind at times.)...she was put into my arms and melted into me...but wow did she ever come to life back at the ranch. Chewing on everything and everyone...intelligent but very independent just as they are suppose to be (guard dogs after all and have to think on their paws)!...our two adult dogs -- one Anatolian cross and his sister thought that I had brought a wild wild stranger into their well-adjusted life...they did not like her at all. Belle (aka Door Belle) has adjusted to her better than Boo-Boo -- but both have taken to playing with her and attempting to keep her from biting off all their body parts! The cats have to run for cover...I have tried and tried to have her quit her rumps on top of the poor cats...but she thinks that they will play with her just as the bigger dogs do.
|Chief Mountain at sunset|
|Yellow Mountain at sunset|
|View from my deck out back door|
|Chief Mountain...wild wind and clouds|
|Yellow Mountain wild windy day|
|Beaver pond out back door|
The temperatures have varied quite considerably this month and during September. This morning is was 28 degrees with a skiff of snow on the ground. There is a considerable amount of snow in the mountains and they are beautiful today.
|Topping the Ridge at Duck Lake -- home-ward bound|
|Top of Duck Lake Ridge|
|Yellow and Chief Mountains|
|Getting on down the road to home|
|Mountains towards southwest and upper St. Mary Lake|
Hoping everyone is having some good months -- I am not really ready for winter and the perils it presents now that I must watch every step I take so as not to fall on ice and hit my knee again...I can see why folks move to warm climes when they get older!...but I do love our valley and the view...just not the WIND!