TROUTS LATEST PHOTOS
July, 2006 - Issue #62
BOB AND CAMILLE, Still Clowning Around After All These Years
TWELVE YEARS AGO - COLORADO, 1994
That's us, standing on our back porch on a summer day a few months before tying the knot. This month we celebrated our twelfth anniversary. If that isn't nice, what is?!
KATELYN IN THE KITCHEN
My young friend, Katelyn came over and helped make calzones. Then she squeezed the limes for Cuban quinoa salad. Cooking with a friend is half the work and twice the fun!
FROM THE GARDEN
This is a great time of year! There is food everywhere and especially in our garden. We harvested this arugula, lettuce, chard and beets on July 8.
Mom and Uncle James came through on their way home from visiting Joe and we celebrated everybody's birthday just like we did 10 years ago in Virginia. Jamie's birthday is the 11th and Mom's is the 20th. Collectively, Bob, Camille, Emily, Amy and Molly turn 150 years old this year.
MOM, THE MATRIARCH
We all feel mightily blessed to have this kind and generous woman in our lives. Thank you, Mom for your inexhaustible love and support.
Bob put together a slide show and shared it with us. Molly and Emily came up for the day even though Emily had just had her wisdom teeth out - ouch!
Bob made everyone laugh with his expressive commentary.
USING THE TIMER AND JAMIE'S COOL TRIPOD
Camille, Bob, Mom and James took their own picture after Emily and Molly went home.
A few days later, Bob discusses Biodiesel with legions of true believers after his lecture about testing fuel using a gas chromatograph. For more photos from the conference, click on Local Biodiesel- A Biodiesel Coop Conference.
WHO ARE THESE TWO BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE?
Bob and Camille, of course, setting out on another weekend hike.
This interesting rock works as an amplifier. We took turns sitting in the rock while the other stood down by the river and talked softly. When the person sitting on the Sound Rock moved their head forward, they were unable to hear the words of the person down by the river, but when they leaned back, they heard every word clearly.
Bob points to one of his favorite trees, a Catalpa. In this most pastoral scene, a Mallard heads for the bank of the river with her brood of ducklings.
A frog, minutes before leaping away. The best part of these walks is finding the wildlife. We watched a pair of Ospreys for about twenty minutes and counted twenty-one species of birds on this day.
Both creepy and fascinating, this fox obviously died last winter and amazingly no other creature carried pieces of it away from the site. Click on the picture for a close up of it's head - unless you are squeamish, that is.
EVIDENCE OF CRITTERS
This prairie dog hole looks like some kind of cow pie.
Tracks in the mud. We weren't sure what they were - perhaps raccoon, maybe skunk or possum.
AND A MUSHROOM
Mushrooms always make us think of our month Relaxing with Pamela in Gustavus, Alaska.
Cassandra came to see the Biodiesel plant while on vacation from Texas. She spent a couple of nights at the local Bed and Breakfast, and being a Pilates Instructor, she practiced her craft in the morning.
LATER THAT DAY...
We all went out for a beer.
Cassandra snapped this picture of Camille and Bob posing next to some intriguing Trout Sculptures.
The trout and rocks were in a nice setting along a creek near the foothills.
GRATUITOUS CAMERA WORK
Sorry, just couldn't resist taking pictures of these fish!
And that's the end of our story. Until next month, a hui ho! (That's Hawaiian for Until We Meet Again!)
THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:
"The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular one and its indifference to substitutes is one of life's major mysteries." - Iris Murdoch
"It is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them." - Agatha Christie
"Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home." - David Frost
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