Archive for March, 2008

Snow… Still!

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Spring had begun to spring and then a foot of snow fell. This shot was was taken on MARCH 30th, on the way to church. We’ve had over a foot of snow in the past 48 hours. Winter just doesn’t want to give up.

snow in spring

Observations of Small Town Living (OOSTL)

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

OK, what would happen if a college kid leaves a gun in plain view in his truck and head off to class? What would his punishment be? I’ll let you read this for yourself. It’s the security log from North Idaho College’s newspaper:

guns in school

What, no SWAT team? No lawsuit? No arrests? They probably realized that it’s hunting season and the kid just forgot it was even there. Amazingly, it wasn’t long ago when kids here used to put their guns in their school lockers so that they could go out hunting right after school, before it gets dark, without having to go home first.

Observations of Small Town Living (OOSTL)

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

This image is an example of how Idahoans might not agree with you, but they’re not going to stop you from freely expressing yourself. To me, this is tolerance. In today’s society, tolerance seems to mean accepting anyone except those who don’t accept everyone. Idaho seems to understand tolerance better than most when it allows such statements on their license plates. Thank you IDOT (Idaho Department of Transportation) because the other IDOT (Illinois Department of Transportation) would never have tolerated such freedom of speech on their plates.

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The Schweitzer Air Show

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Schweitzer is a world class ski mountain near by. Jenny and I went up to see what they call an air-show. Awesome time. If you’re into skiing, come on up in the winter.


What Do Mooses and Cats Have In Common?

Monday, March 17th, 2008

We all know that cats like to curl up and sleep (we call it “making a doughnut”). But did you know that mooses and cats both sleep curled up but not together of course. Here’s a moose in our yard before the sun came up. (I had to brighten the shot or you wouldn’t see anything but a black blob).

moose in yard

After the sun started to rise on our little friend (this moose is about 2 yrs old), the warmth made him sleepy and the next thing we knew he was counting… whatever moose count … and had gone to sleep curled up just like our cats.

moose in yard sleeping

Robin Siting – Spring!

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

My first robin was sighted on March 13th. Spring has officially arrived.


Something Wicked This Way Comes

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Meet the newest member of the Leo household.


We adopted “Fur” on February 23rd from Panhandle Animal Shelter. It was tough to choose one because there are so many great cats to choose from. Thankfully we had several guidelines that narrowed things down pretty quickly (female, short hair, under 5 yrs, friendly). Had we not stuck to our guns we would have taken home 16 cats. We felt that “Fur” was a good name to accompany our other cat, “Lucy”. And if you put them together you learn the evil truth, “Lucy-Fur”. Thankfully, neither has lived up to that name.



Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Homeless vagrants are lurking on our property. Here’s one of them interlopers  trying to hide but I caught em while driving down the driveway.


Kinda hard to hide when you’re 8 feet tall