Sunday, August 9, 2009

Summer fields and skies

I love summer.

Sawtell Peak

Early in July, B did some fieldwork around Sawtell Peak. It was warm and beautiful, wildflowers were in bloom, and he knew we would enjoy a trip up there.

So, a week later, we all got in the car to drive up to Sawtell Peak with him. Unfortunately, right as we were driving, a storm was moving in, and it was cold and windy when we got up there.

We couldn't stay outside, but we still enjoyed the great views and lovely scenery from the comfort of our car. From the peak (it's an elevation of 9,866 ft.) you can see the nearby Continental Divide, the dome of Yellowstone, the Snake River, the Tetons, and more.

It's a fun drive--how often can you take your car to a summit this high? Definitely worth a trip!

On the way home we stopped to take a look at the huge Osprey nest above this bridge. Amazing!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Honk! performance

The kids did a great job performing in Honk! Jr. I was impressed with how well everyone performed--the directors did a wonderful job teaching these kids. It's nice to have a break from all the rehearsals, but I'm so glad these kids had the opportunity to be part of the cast, learn their parts and perform on stage. K and C both had big parts and solos, while S joined some of the younger kids in the chorus as a chick and a frog--good experience for them all. The show was funny and sweet--I really enjoyed it!

Well done, K, C, and S, along with the rest of the cast and directors!