Wednesday, September 30, 2009

fairyland cat

fairyland cat, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

this reminds me of my grandma Drezza, and her love of cats.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

north rim grand canyon insane kid climbing down

this kid was making my hands sweat

Monday, September 28, 2009

warning mountain lion danger FIGHT BACK!

back from a great week in utah and colorado! national parks kick ass!

here's a mountain lion warning sign from arches, near moab, utah.

it was so dry the highway signs were cracked

delicate arch

looking up from under delicate arch

bryce canyon, menage a rocks

north rim grand canyon veranda

aspens and prescribed burn on the road out of the north rim, grand canyon arizona

double rainbow into colorado river in southeast utah

i met a fine 11 year old bitch named rose who would make a splendid girlfriend for holden!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bryce canyon lovely hope this posts

Friday, September 18, 2009

going out west

holdenacho, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

i'm going away today for a week to colorado & utah. i've never been to utah & am looking forward to seeing the aspens & the red dirt. the dogs will be holding down the fort.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

squished copperhead

squished copperhead, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

this is the second copperhead snake i've seen in the past 2 days. the first one was alive and twice as big and sunning itself on a tiny (two feet by three feet) sand beach at the lake. we all jumped down on the sand to see the sunset & i turned around i saw it sitting there with its head up moving around & gasped like in cartoons and said "i really think that is a copperhead and we should get out of here as soon as possible" while trying to climb a tree trunk and digging my fingernails into the skin of my own arm and the arm of my companion who amazingly managed to get the dog turned around and out of there by jumping back up over the copperhead back to the trail where we followed without any of us being bitten.

Monday, September 14, 2009

neighborhood theatre

neighborhood theatre, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

nothing like a weekend of kind folks and rock n roll to forget about unpacking.

tea leaf green forever!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


gasperson , originally uploaded by skippy haha.

i moved! yesterday. two nice kids showed up in this gasperson moving truck at 730 AM, put all my boxes on there, drove it to charlotte and unloaded and were gone by noon. it was amazingly smooth and i would highly recommend gasperson for anybody who needs to move. i HOPE AND EXPECT i will be back in asheville by next summer but until then i am thrilled to be here in a nice house with all kinds of insulation, and am looking forward to escaping boxtown and seeing tea leaf green in charlotte and charleston this weekend.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

stone mountain nc

stone mountain nc, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

went to stone mountain, north carolina last week. wikipedia tells me it was formed about 400 million years ago (when fish started developing legs).

"It rises sharply over 600 feet (183 m) above the surrounding terrain. The mountain, which has an elevation of 2,305 feet (706 m) above sea level, is known for its barren sides and distinctive brown-gray color, and can be seen for miles. The mountain offers some of the best rock climbing in North Carolina, and the park's creeks and streams feature excellent brook trout fishing.

Because the mountain is the best example of a monadnock in massive granite in North Carolina it was designated a National Natural Landmark in May 1974"

here's nacholden up there on the light side of the moon.

and here are scores of swooping birds

and here are the pups on the way home

Monday, September 07, 2009

nacho hopped in a bin

nacho hopped in a bin, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

he was very graceful and cool as a cucumber and rode in this bucket for an hour or so, making himself pretty comfortable.

i love this animal.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

new look faith lift

new look faith lift, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

god has a lisp?