City of Rocks, Idaho

A while ago I went to City of Rocks to climb some rocks (I’m a bit behind in blog posts, too busy doing things outside. Sorry. Sorta. But not too much). It was awesome.… Continue reading

Hiking Up Sleeping Indian

A few weekends ago I hiked up Sheep Mountain, more commonly known as Sleeping Indian. I’ve never heard anyone call it Sheep Mountain, actually. According to Wikipedia, Sleeping Indian is 11, 239 feet above sea… Continue reading

Things Mikayla Says

Mikayla is my best friend’s little sister. She is 12 years old. She is also my (non-legally) adopted sister*, as I live with her and her amazing family every time I go to… Continue reading

Visiting Mountains, by Ted Kooser

  Visiting Mountains   The plains ignore us, but these mountains listen, an audience of thousands holding its breath in each rock. Climbing, we pick our way over skulls of small talk. On… Continue reading

A Hike to Taggart Lake

On Sunday last week I decided to go for a short hike. First though, I slept in til 8 a.m. (that’s super late for a bird bander, we normally wake up around 4… Continue reading

Sign Spotting: Part 2– Canadian Signage

For some reason, it seems like a lot of my sign picture collection comes from Canada. Maybe I just paid more attention to signs because I was traveling alone, and I had the… Continue reading

I’m the Paperblog Blogger of the Day!

Paperblog made me their Blogger of the Day!   Since you may be wondering “What is Paperblog?!?!”, I pulled this from their website for your edification (and edited it a little). You’re welcome.… Continue reading

A Postcard from Cambodia

I got this in the mail the other day: “An elderly Cambodian woman puffs locally grown tobacco.”  This is what the back says:   Smithy, How’s Boulder? Cambodia and Vietnam are HOT! but… Continue reading

Sign spotting: Part 1- Personal Safety

My little brother loves the Signspotting books. He owns them all. I know this, because he has shown them all to me. Repeatedly. He typically goes through phases where he is fairly obsessed… Continue reading

A Few Things That Make Me Happy

A Few Things That Make Me Happy A List In No Particular Order       savoring a cup of tea while wrapped in a blanket in front of the woodstove. waking, realizing… Continue reading