Thursday, May 29, 2008
True it is a Florence Nightingale picture.
True Florence Nightingale was an amazing Nurse.
True Florence Nightingale was a good person to be admired by boys and girls alike.
As it turns out, today's blog is not about Florence Nightingale but instead it is about the artist who painted this beautiful picture.
Who is this artist you ask???
May I present to you, making her first Daily Item solo appearance: (drum roll please)
Penny May Hope!!
Today is Penny's birthday and you guessed it...she is nine years old!! Penny is a wonderful, thoughtful, sweet, kind, funny, smart and beautiful daughter. Not to mention a fabulous artist! We are so lucky to have such an awesome young lady in our family.
Below are scenes from Penny's birthday party.
On behalf of the Daily Item: Happy Birthday Penny May!!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
On our way into the Headend/MTC Cliff noticed a little furry friend watching us. Cliff beckoned the animal closer with a hostess donut long enough for us to get a few photos.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Nice job Brentie!!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Lots of beautiful things to see here in the Wood River Valley. On yet another hike, Jessica took these pictures. She has a keen eye and I enjoy looking at her photographs. As always Click on the photo to enlarge.
An old mine location just outside of town. This is of course "The Gem State!"
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Mother's day was nice. In this picture we have Sarah, Mom, Jessica and Brent. Brent cooked a nice roast for dinner. Here we see him cutting up the vegetables. Yum!
OK. Here's here's the answer to yesterday's post. The Indian Head design (that is my new name) is located on the Buick Chieftain. This is a 1952 Buick Chieftain that we stumbled across on one our hikes. Pictured next to this car is the lovely Jessica Hatch!
This question was answered correctly by David and Krysten Butterfield!! Let's give them a big "dailyitem" round of applause. If you get a chance go to their excellent blog at: http://butterfieldkids.blogspot.com/
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Brent, Jessica and I were on a hike and came across this cool item. Tell me what this is and what is from and you will win a gazillion (and I mean it this time) dollars.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Let's give a great big gnarly "Daily Item" round of applause to this man. Who bravely climbed the huge mountain on bad Achilles.
(You know the drill: Click on the pictures to enlarge them)
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Lets give a big "Daily Item" round of applause to the Wood River High School "Lady Wolverines" softball team! Last weekend they won the district IV crown. Tomorrow they head off to play Pocatello for seeding in the State Tournament which begins next Thursday. Click on the photo to enlarge and see if you can find Sarah Hope. Let me give you a hint...She's the one that is Crazy Beautiful!
My sweet daughter Jessica is in town to visit us. How sweet it is when our daughters come to visit. Jessica is so artistic and takes lovely photographs. Here is an example of her handiwork.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Saturday we drove 7 miles west of Ketchum in search of a local hot springs. Brent, Penny and Jake found it bubbling up out of the creek bed. (Click on picture to enlarge)
Last week we drove up to Stanley Idaho. Stanley is located about 70 miles to the north and is noted for being one of the coldest locations in the continental USA (lower 48). Salmon and Steelhead make the long trip from the Pacific Ocean to this area every year. We stopped at a local fishery and saw a bunch of huge fish! (Click on picture to enlarge)
Friday, May 2, 2008
Quite the contrast for me in the last 10 months. Adjustments have had to be made to be sure. I wondered how I would handle the differences in living space and I have come to realize some things about myself. My presence here reminds me of a line from a famous western parody.
Jim asks Sheriff Bart, "What’s a dazzling urbanite like you doing in a rustic settling like this?"
(top picture taken by fellow dazzling urbanite and little brother Jeremy Rigby; bottom picture taken by Zed)