|End of summer blue -- not blues -- as we embrace the autumn, and cherished friends and family around the globe.|
|Fishing time was minimal this year on the West Fork, but catch-and-release|
was popular with our friends who came from several states to enjoy.
PHOTOS By BRUCE KELLER
AS AUGUST runs its sunny course, with Labor Day around the corner, we say au revoir to one venue, and bonjour to another.
Whether we are relishing bird life and flowers along our favorite Stillwater River in Montana, or savoring the salty sea vapors at our southern California digs, we appreciate nature's gifts and our ability to enjoy them.
|Cookie is in her element -- saying so long to the Stillwater and hello |
to southern California, with beauty in both venues.
We embrace the future with eagerness and energy.
|Sculptures -- some musically inspired -- are by world class artists. |
Tippet Rise brought international performers and audience to the
unique art center near Fishtail, Montana.
|High Chaparral is a beloved family gathering spot, with a wealth of bird life,|
dozens of mature trees, hiking trails and a chance to recharge in nature.
Keller had engaging work, using his architectural, engineering and construction skills to help friends and neighbors with projects in the valley. Cookie gave five more readings on "Lilian's Last Dance," and we are plugging ahead on the musical.
'Lilian's Last Dance' readings continue
We had wonderful gatherings and dinners with friends and family. We read, walked, rode our bikes, harvested our first apples on the Honeycrisp and Harelson apple trees.
We hosted raccoons, squirrels, bears, deer and even an elk in the yard. And a record number of birds.
WITH LABOR Day just days away, the nights are getting shorter, temperatures dropping, and hummingbirds heading south.
We recall this wise quote from Dr. Seuss (who lived not far from our winter digs, in La Jolla, Calif.)
Theodor Seuss Geisel honored summer's end with this thought:
|Keller and Cookie: |
the adventure continues.