Archive for August, 2011

Jesus Causing Trouble At The Fair

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Not too many people have a reputation for walking on water. Apparently though, Jesus has been to the local county fair in the past and stirred up trouble. As a result, they’ve had to put out signs in anticipation of his return.

Sign: Please Keep Off The Pond

Sign: Please Keep Off The Pond

County Fair, Part 3

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Rock-n-Roll chicken band. Not much more to say here.

County Fair, Part 2 – Cows

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

What would a county fair be without 4-H cows? Not much. I learn something every year. For those who haven’t seen the great deal of effort that goes into raising and presenting a winning cow, you’re missing  a lot. Here’s an example. note that this is the has been washed, groomed, picked up after, and is wearing a nice clean halter. If I didn’t know better, it looks more like a stuffed fur mattress than a cow. (click images to enlarge)

Next up is the a tribute to Buttons, the cow (Actually, I’m to learn from this that Buttons is actually a steer). A combination of cow, sewing and a play on the name.

And finally, this amazing picture came out blurry because I had to snap it very quickly lest I be seen.

How does one clean a prize cow? The answer is shown here as this proud woman uses a vacuum cleaner.

County Fair, Part 1

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Just in case you missed the county fair, here’s the winning potatoes. Yes sir, these are some beauties.

5 inch moth

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Found this character on the wall. Our bug book says that they live west of the Cascade mtns. This one is a little far from home. It also says that, like this one, they can grow to be 5+ inches across their wingspan.

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Night time on Little Blacktail Mtn.

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

A friend Dave and I road up to the top of a near by mountain to catch to photos of the moon rising over Lake Pend O’Reille. I love night photography. (click images to enlarge images)

Moon rise

Moon rising over Lake Pend O'Reille and Cabinet Mountains

Sandpoint Idaho at night

Sandpoint Idaho at night

Lake Cocolalla at night

Lake Cocolalla (one of those lights in the middle is our porch light)