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Up to our tits in snow already! (Heh, heh!)

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base camp - up to our tits in snow!
base camp - up to our tits in snow!
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view from the peak of the volcano this morning
view from the peak of the volcano this morning
 
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Plant catnip, and you, too, might attract a sentinel like this!

Go kitty!

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feral cat heard my camera clicks and turned to look at me in the bedroom window
feral cat heard my camera clicks and turned to look at me in the bedroom window
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feral cat was staring intently at the mulch, watching and listening for movement (until I showed up at the window, noisy human!)
feral cat was staring intently at the mulch, watching and listening for movement (until I showed up at the window, noisy human!)
 
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After years of grey, damp-to-the-bones, moldy, wet winters (in the Seattle area) I love the bright beauty of Big Sky Country days like today.

Included a picture of tank traps since we've tried to describe them in podcasts.
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View on the lab / wheaton labs
View on the lab / wheaton labs
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Paul after checking on the bees
Paul after checking on the bees
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The RMH tipi on the lab
The RMH tipi on the lab
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Winter sun through the trees
Winter sun through the trees
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Tank traps to foil ATV trespassers
Tank traps to foil ATV trespassers
 
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Ah, found this on my phone today, from earlier this month. Kara and I walked to the top of the volcano and smudged all the way down.

It was a very happy thing. Thanks Kara!

(I snapped this photo as we walked down volcano road, which was carved out of the side of the volcano - not the most attractive back drop, unfortunately, though Kara's awesome countenance makes up for it!)
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Kara smudging base camp from the top of the volcano, down to Arrakis
Kara smudging base camp from the top of the volcano, down to Arrakis
 
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I somehow missed the winter pics. What a  clear blue sky in contrast to the snow...so beautiful and a reminder to myself that we are just having a bit of a 'cold spell' here not a real winter.

Smudging was a great idea...is Kara still there?

Stay warm and cozy

 
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Judith Browning wrote:I somehow missed the winter pics. What a  clear blue sky in contrast to the snow...so beautiful and a reminder to myself that we are just having a bit of a 'cold spell' here not a real winter.

Smudging was a great idea...is Kara still there?

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I do enjoy that blue-blue sky here in winter, myself!!

Kara went home to family for the winter though plans to return in time for the PDC.

 
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So beautiful.  I love looking at it, but don't miss it. hah Thanks for putting the "tank traps" photo in, as that makes more sense to see.  Very effective!
 
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This feral resident likes us a lot now. (She loved the Big Sky Scottish Highland roast beef!) Just before winter, she had moved in under the Fisher Price House.

Paul named her Gert. <3 <3 <3
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Gert - base camp's feral cat pest control!
Gert - base camp's feral cat pest control!
 
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Cats can be very useful, especially when it comes to voles.  Gert looks adorable!
 
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One more sort of crappy picture of Gert (who was very excited to be fed, so wasn't exactly holding still). The black and white cat is back again, too. It seems they do NOT get along. The black and white cat Paul christened Pepé (ala Pepé Le Pew) though perhaps he is a she - we don't know. Then maybe she would be Pepita.

Pepé/Pepita usually won't come near us at all. Though today, the black and white one was very interested that I was petting Gert and walked right past me and then toward Gert after I'd petted her. They growled at each other and went their separate ways. I told them they could be friends!

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