Friday, June 29, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Today we combined a couple of trips, one was to pick up some plants from Amber's friend in Missoula, the other was to visit Garnet Ghost Town, not too far from Missoula.
Our first stop was to a friend and co-worker of Amber's. She's at the point in her landscaping project where she needs plants, and has been getting advice and inspiration from her friend, David, who is also a fish biologist, in addition to gardener extraordinaire, bird watcher, naturalist, and anything else earth-friendly that you can think of. And, his wife is a botanist. David thinned out some of his plants, all of which are native plants, and potted them, leaving them on his back doorstep for Amber.
In his spare time (?) David gives classes at the Montana Natural History Center, and maintains a blog at montanawildlifegardener.blogspot.com. Amazing things he has done with his yard. He has used recycled sidewalk to make the walkways through his garden, which he describes in detail on his blog.
After taking lots of pictures and loading up the plants, we embarked on our second adventure of the day.
(urbanite is the term used for busted up sidewalks, or any flat cement surface someone doesn't want....but earth-friendly gardeners want it!)
Friday, June 15, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
After that, we grabbed lunch, took her to a dog park, came back home, took her for a swim, then cleaned the shoreline of a bunch of debris that has been washing up.
And she went for another swim!
As we were cleaning the shore, a couple came down and we got to talking to them. He is a Jammer Driver...the red Jammer cars that take tours all over Glacier. He informed us that his father is Jammer Joe, a famous Jammer in the park. The guy we talked to also goes south in the winter.....to Antarctica, to drive shuttles there!
People from all walks of life drift through Les Mason, it seems...I'm waiting for Johnny Depp! Hey, ya never know! :)