Monday, September 28, 2009

september 27: trees

All about trees we were.

Our day started out with excitement that Papa (my dad) was coming (from Oklahoma)!
Veeerrrrry exciting business, that.

Our neighbor from next door knocked to say 'twas time to take down one of our trees -a boxelder maple- in the backyard (technically their property as was within a foot of their garage)-- as 'twas tilting their garage. We had already agreed that they could do so.

We're tree people around here.
We love our trees.
But we're quite happy to say goodbye to this tree -aside from losing my clothes line-
because we get to put one or two fruit trees up in its stead.
We get peaches!

Papa comes.

To the hills we go, up to ride the ski lift to Solitude Lake, a glacial valley.

Which was lovely, except for Madeline crawling all around on the ski lift chair. psh. 'Twas better once we put the lapbar thing down, but still... a nervous business, that. [shudder.]

So a small hike with Papa and Grammy to breathe in autumn.

Then we got to go over to Silver Lake for a walk around that pretty piece.

To home, to home,
for a late dinner and collapse.


  1. How exciting! I hope you have a lovely visit with family.

  2. I'll bet the ski lift view was gorgeous! How fun to have family in town. :-)

  3. Eeek.. the ski lift makes me a bit nervous as well. I LOVE the photo of the trees (second from the top). Hope you have an awesome time with your family!

  4. Wow, you live in a beautiful area. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. How wonderful to have your family visit! The ski lift concerns... eeek. The photos are simply gorgeous. Thank you for sharing them.

  6. Yay for family visits. Your photos are beautiful.

    We have a couple of trees that need to come down soon as well. Sad, but necessary.

  7. oooo! pritty pictchas! love that yellow. and hooray! fruit trees! i'm thinking of doing the same, but i can't decide what.
    happy fallin'!

  8. Such beautiful tree pictures. Enjoy your family visit!

  9. Ah look at all those beautiful sign of autumn! Mmm and peach trees...a good swap I would think!


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