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    Snow=runoff. This is the crossing to get to the cabin.
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    "Back after 5 years. I thought you had died.

    don"


    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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    My sons german shepard Gus. He's my buddy.
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    "Back after 5 years. I thought you had died.

    don"


    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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    The view around the lake is purty these days.
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    "Back after 5 years. I thought you had died.

    don"


    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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    I believe this is larkspur. Never seen this much before. Pictures do not do justice.

    Peace out bro's.
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    "Back after 5 years. I thought you had died.

    don"


    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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    I think you are correct. It is not only lovely it is toxic.

    I often saw it on the high meadows of eastern Utah.
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill

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    It is surprising how many of the purty flowers are poisionous. We have an abundance of Monks Hood for example.

    We get all kinds of mushrooms in late summer but I'm scared to eat anything but shaggy manes. Seems like anything I find that says "edible, choice" has an exact twin that is poisionous. I wish I had never gone outdoors.
    "Back after 5 years. I thought you had died.

    don"


    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusCurt View Post
    I wish I had never gone outdoors.
    There's a lot to be said for being an indoorsman, except that the scenery is always the same unless I change the channel......Ben
    “Eschew obfuscation, espouse elucidation” - Mrs. Miller, third grade homeroom teacher...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusCurt View Post
    It is surprising how many of the purty flowers are poisionous. We have an abundance of Monks Hood for example.

    We get all kinds of mushrooms in late summer but I'm scared to eat anything but shaggy manes. Seems like anything I find that says "edible, choice" has an exact twin that is poisionous. I wish I had never gone outdoors.
    I hate to say it but I am in almost the same predicament---but I should not be.

    My Mother was an expert on the good and the bad and when we went mushroom picking she would be very specific about what to pick---and she always looked at everyone in the end---her doing that allowed me to be lazy---and now I don't know all the differences she looked for.
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill

    "Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all." ---John W. Gardner

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    You hear some crazy things from your children later in life, it seems. Last week for instance, my 55 year-old son informed us that during his teenage years he and his buddies would go to the field behind the baseball fields and pick mushrooms, which they would boil and get high. I was aghast, of course, and he quickly tried to stem my consternation by telling me that he always waited for others in the group to take in some to see if it was the poisonous kind. I am still quivering that he/they did this stupid - on so many levels - act and that I was not on to it at the time. Unbelievable!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wacojoe View Post
    I am still quivering that he/they did this stupid - on so many levels - act and that I was not on to it at the time.
    I told my Mom, 40 years after the fact, that I spent my Air Force years working with nuclear weapons...It bothered her so much that I would do such a dangerous thing that I never told her about some of the other things I did...Not even after the statute of limitations had expired......Ben
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    I was an angel until I hit 13/14 maybe 15 I just don't remember anymore my mother was more than proud of me with good reason. We were a team she was brilliant anb beautiful and I was a sponge. When she was raped and murdered I lost it and would have embarrassed her to no end but alas she wasn't here anymore and I didn't want to be. I didn't deal with it until I was into my forties, to drunk to think about it. The past has followed me every step of the way too, no points off for being a good boy. Moral of the story; Deal with your crap don't hang onto it
    This is your mind on drugs!

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    Damn - Mark is it (years is too long to remember anymore)? - thats rough. I hope you will find peace if you haven't yet. Its terrifying to think of all the places in life where a step in a different direction could change us forever. They say dont look back but I do anyway.
    "Back after 5 years. I thought you had died.

    don"


    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusCurt View Post
    Damn - Mark is it (years is too long to remember anymore)? - thats rough. I hope you will find peace if you haven't yet. Its terrifying to think of all the places in life where a step in a different direction could change us forever. They say dont look back but I do anyway.
    It's Mike and yea one step is all it takes. 20 years later and a similar thing happened to my twin sister. About the time I got right again I got a virus in my spine that ate my spine literally (4 disks) and then got into my brain so Now I'm a dumb ass , that was two years ago, good thing I'm in SC I fit right in, not so much around here. Since I was alone and in the hospital for three months I lost everything car, home, belongings. I can't work and can't live on $700.00 a month retirement. So what put me here? It sucks but what am I going to do. There are people a lot worse off than me although It doesn't feel like it sometimes. I've still got my 94 ford F-250 it sleeps well with the pills they have me on thought my first ex-wife lets me stay with her more often than not. Good thing I was a contractor in my past life I can fix up her old junky house for a room here and there. Most times I think I'd rather sleep in the truck.
    This is your mind on drugs!

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    Fall is in the air.
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    "Back after 5 years. I thought you had died.

    don"


    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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    We were up at the cottage this weekend and in the higher elevations the leaves are quickly turning. While I like the yellow of the Aspens they present a monotone pallet on the mountains. Here is different, we have a broad range of vibrant colors from all the different species.
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill

    "Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all." ---John W. Gardner

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