Thursday, July 31, 2008


on Buddy......think the olde guy (cat) is feeling a lot better. He is eating his new food however with a lot of coaxing. Mixing old with new makes it a bit easier. Doesn't have to go back for tests till the end of August that should make him happy just hearing that.

I took this shot of a stray cat in town the other day. This old school desk was leaning on the side of a building I stopped to look at it and this cat came from nowhere and jumped up to pose. The look on his face says............stay back!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 scroll on by if not interested

BUT does this disturb you as much as it does me?

Offshore drilling article

There are a lot of other options..........why are they pushing this?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hail, Hail and more

hail and not to the chief here folks...................Hail to the weather Gods.

here it comes.............

there it is...........looks like big pearls

making a mess of my miniature yellow rose and my cactus

Friday, July 25, 2008

As the Sun sets

I need a wide angle lens to get some of these splendid sunsets over the lake.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Good thoughts..please

for our sweet cat Buddy.............he has had some health issues lately along with some probing tests. He is not quite himself and also not eating like he should. Have y'all ever tried to give medicine to a cat, now complicate that by giving it to Buddy......he is not the most cooperative patient.

So stay tuna'd and keep Buddy, Mr Doodles and myself in your prayers for the time being.

Monday, July 21, 2008

And the winner is............


Remember this post

I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holy Crap never won a thing in my entire wonderful life and now this.

Well read about it all here on our food blog PBE

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Anyone remember the first Moon Landing

July 20, my sweet sister does.

We both met our now dear husbands at a Moon Landing party that our wonderful Mother decided to have.

I won't go into any details but let's just say it was a great party!!! Our Momma knew how to throw a party and this one has special memories.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Keeping an Open Mind........

Happy to see Michelle Obama has started blogging, my heavens even has the time to blog.

Read her contributing blog here >>> Michelle Obama blog

I was not able to find a blog by Cindy McCain but I did see that the McCain's daughter blogs of their campaign journey.

Just remember however you feel about any of the candidates keep an open mind and VOTE!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Might I bore you.....

with more of Mr Doodles photos of the Rodeo. He just loves the challenge of getting the action shots. And after three days of rodeooooooooing he got a lot of action shots...........748 action shots actually YIKES!!! I just finished putting them ALL on CD's so he can look at them at his leisure. But Mr Doodles thinks it's pretty cool I would put up his photos on my blog.

Here ya go............saddle bronc riders.....I loved this guy his shirt matches his chaps and they are lime green.........not that's a brave Cowboy.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Definition............a choice limited to one of two or more possibilities, as of things, propositions, or courses of action, the selection of which precludes any other possibility: You have the alternative of riding or walking.

We, the United States, have many more then two alternatives, what I don't quite understand is why the heck has it taken $5 a gallon gas to get the population all wired up.

Sister posted this on her blog

A Texas gentleman, who has been an oil man all his life, by the name of T. Boone Pickens has come up with this plan I'm not saying his ideas are to end all but they are worth looking into.

Another interesting fact I learned the other day is that where we are sitting in South West Colorado, there is a ton of oil, actually the word is more than any they could bring up in the Middle East. But as you probably have guessed not many folks are wanting the drilling to go on here. I myself have mixed emotions.

So maybe we should keep an eye on what Mr Pickens is saying. I sure am not happy when I drive up to a gas pump. And because I have a new diesel powered truck I cannot do a conversion as it negates the extended warranty.

Stay tuna'd and keep an eye on Mr Pickens message.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Toes are important

and I'm sure you are saying WTH is this female talking about.???
I'm a klutz let's face it, well some of y'all don't know that but I'm telling ya now I am a KLUTZ!!! Every summer, I mean no matter where I am, every dang summer I break a toe. One summer I broke two, one at the beginning and one at the end of the summer.
Well I did it AGAIN the other day. We decided to have a lazy day after three days of Rodeo'ing. I saw some flowers that I wanted to take some photo's of so I donned my good sandals, not my Fitflops and went off for a walk in the meadow. Weeeeeeeeeeelll a tree branch got in my way sorta, I went one way and my big foot went the other. I have never seen a big toe bend quite like that. The only good part about this is that I did this after I wore my cowboy boots. I coulda never, no never, ever been able to squeeze my broken toe into my boots. A boken big toe seems to be a tad more painful than the other times I have broken some smaller appendages. But this too shall pass and heal...............stay tuna'd summer ain't over yet!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

More Bull......

a horse and a couple a cows

I'm thinking they like each other

this sweetie needs his bangs trimmed

Some bulls just look meaner than others

turned his head and laughing at me........I think

this bad boy needs a kleenex

now those eyes don't look mean to me BUT when ya sit down
on their back they just go ballistic

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Four Legged Acrobatics

OK lemmmmeee see if I can wrestle this calf and win me a few thousand $$$!!!

I'm almost there


OK who's winning this little the horse in the background.......his look says what the heck is the cowboy doing???

look folks all four of my feet are OFF the ground........I'm really good at this!!!

this happens to be a local cowboy right out of high school

love this shot cause the cowboy has chaps that match his shirt......well the horse looks pretty too

Saturday nite is the last nite for the Rodeo............Mr Doodles took all of these photo's ......not bad!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cattlemens Days

That means Rodeo!!!

Yep I need to go dig out and clean up my boots.....yes I have real good cowboy boots and a Resistol hat. I'm there can ya tell?!?!?!!! Cattlemens Days is the oldest rodeo celebration in the State of Colorado. Mr Doodles and I always look forward to a good rodeo and this one ought to be over the top. Three days/nites of dust, bulls, horses and cowboys in chaps now that is something ya don't wanna miss............wooo haaaa!!!

So stay tuna'd for photos............I promise some good ones.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


As previously mentioned...........the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival.

This years beautiful poster which I might add I purchased but where the heck am I gonna put it.

Saw some pretty wildflowers on the Sunday thought I would share.

Wide open Scarlet Paintbrush

A variety of Columbine

Columbine the Colorado State Flower

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Wandering about.............again

I love doing this.......just me and my little camera. I had to go to town for errands and stopped along the way when I saw something of interest. Hey there's a lot around here I find of interest - so bear with me.

A pretty little wildflower sitting at the edge of the Gunnison River.

Reflection of my favorite mountain in the area.........that's the widest spot of the Gunnison River.

A pretty little black and white butterfly sitting on the edge of the water.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Rarely seen...........

An Indigo Blue Bunting. As in many male species they are the brightly colored while their mate is a dull shade of brown. These beauties frequent less populated areas.

this is a photo I took with my hand held camera right outside our rear window.........not a bad photo.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Happy Birthday

to Buddy our sweet cat!!!

Buddy turned 14 years old on the 4th of July

Presents are gladly accepted!!!

Friday, July 04, 2008

This is just common sense folks

Y'all know we got a BIG TRUCK to tow our RV right? And Louie, I call the truck, it is what I call a definite testosterone are drawn to this truck. Well Mr Doodles is constantly asked about our fuel mileage while towing, even before the prices skyrocketed.

Here's his answer........"If y'all drive below 65 mph you're gonna improve your mileage." Do ya know what their answer usually is "Oh my I don't know if I wanna do that". We see ALL the time RV's whipping by at probably 70 - 80 mph while we are scooting down the road.

Now listen to this OK..........we get, because we watch our speed, an average of 14 miles per gallon in this Big A** truck and yes we use diesel $$$ fuel. Of course this is on flat hiways not while climbing thru mountains. When Mr Doodles tells people this they look at him with quite a skeptical eye and to be honest I don't know if they believe him.

So do we honestly need the government to tell us to slow down?..........come on!!! Some of us old enough know the speed limit has been adjusted years ago during a similar situation of fuel shortage.

Slow down people it just may mean an extra penny or two in your pocket.

Plus you can read my seester's blog for lot's of ideas for saving fuel...........her Tuesdays with Moon is great!!!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Gone fishing...........

this is a photo of a rainbow trout..........NOT the two rainbow trout I caught in the Gunnison River but a beauty none the less. We got up early Sunday morning with rods a ready, lotsa lures, snacks and drinks. What a spectacular day!!! I have only fished in salt water. Being married to a boat Captain and having lived in the Florida Keys we did a lot of fishing. And my sweet Captain husband always told me I had an excellent feel for sweet is that.

We started our day on the lake, Blue Mesa, and had zip luck. We had noticed a
spot we both thought would be good which was where the Gunnison River flows into Blue Mesa Lake. Called Copper Creek..........pretty, very pretty setting. Look at that photo who could resist just sitting on the bank was enough for me.

We had a bite to eat and decided to put our poles in the river.
Sweet Captain Doodles could hear me holler a mile away........"hurry come quick, ya gotta see this!!! ". I caught my first Rainbow...........I was so excited - we didn't get a snap. Didn't keep the baby either, wasn't all that big and wanted it to grow up to be a big boy. Spent another hour or so casting I got another catch and put him back too. I am sorry to say Captain Doodles never got a hookup ..........but he will another day...........cause he's a lot better than I am................ trust me.