The morning after a trail ride is always a clean-up Pearl day. So after our walk, coffee, and a little computer time, we were off to the...
I am not a big fan of washing any vehicle although I have done my fair share in summers past when I wasn't working...a job that is (nice thing about teaching). I have even been known to wax a few!
This morning the sound of chimes was an invitation to stroll the alley behind the car wash...so off I went!
The lady hanging out the clothes in the picture below brought back lots of memories of small town living from my much younger days. It was a morning ritual on those warm summer days to line dry the laundry. We knew everyone on our street and as youngsters, we were all within hollering distance. Moms knew the kids, kids knew the moms and it was often more times than not, a fresh glass of lemonade was offered.
|My job was to hold the clothespin bag for my grandma until I got tall enough to do the hanging...|
There was an old car parked along the alley...the spider web caught my eye. The sun caught it just right! I don't believe that car has been moved in aloooong time!
The United States acquired vast lands, including present-day Montana, through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
Thank goodness for that...Montana sure is pretty!
Roses have never been my favorite flower, but they sure do smell good. The climate here must be perfect for growing them because you see them everywhere.
The aggregate fruit of the rose is a berry like-structure called a rose hip. The "seeds" are embedded in the hip in fine but stiff hairs. In some species of roses, the hip is very rich in vitamin C and are eaten by fruit-eating birds such as thrushes and finches.
That was pretty much our morning... and what a great one it was!
We continue to enjoy our aerial show from time to time. I ran in to get the camera when this bi-plane took off...he has been know to do a trick or two...not today.
And this amphibian aircraft was spotted the other day. It also lands in Flathead Lake from time to time so we are told.
I had to post this billboard sign we have passed several times...for all my puppy loving friends.
Have a great rest of the week...
Until next time...
P.S. The annual Flathead Cherry Festival is this week-end on Main Street in Polson...you're invited!