Deer raiding the apple orchard under a full moon

I was so distracted during my run that I had to stop and take it all in for a few moments… About a dozen deer were stopped here just feasting under the pastel sky lit by a full moon on all the apples their little hearts could desire in this orchard. Some would even reach…

Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe

This is Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe in the darling little western town of Winthrop, WA Look at these huge logs of fudge!

Back to Baking

I finally made that Buttermilk Pound Cake that I previously blogged about wanting to make over a month or two ago. Turned out pretty scrumptious according to my guinea pig that will eat almost anything. I certainly enjoyed it as well! Cyrus and I handpicked the beautiful berry garnish of raspberries and strawberries at the…

Green Bluff Orchards

There were more orchards in a square mile than you can imagine here. We went to Cherry Hill and picked the most beautiful berries including two types of cherries, raspberries, and even a few strawberries. You can also find wineries in this exquisite area of Green Bluff. This gem of a place is utterly wonderful!

Refreshing Cyrus Salad

1 bag of dry broccoli cole slaw mix 2 Avocados, sliced and chopped 1-2 containers of Feta cheese, crumbled 1 bag Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Julienne Cut Tomatoes 1 bag Toasted almond slices- I use “Almond Accents”, honey roasted or Parmesan garlic Lighthouse poppyseed dressing, tall bottle, to taste (not the shorter jar like…

A peak into the Ice Age: Athabasca Glacier

This glacier is now 3.7 miles long, 2.3 square miles wide and 300-980 feet thick.   It may sound pretty huge, but sadly it’s shrinking quite dramatically.  It is currently receding at a rate of 6.6-9.8 feet per year.  Here is an idea below of the shrinkage since 1982 (my birthyear;o) Danger:  watch out for…

Sunwapta Falls

This waterfall was off of Icefields Parkway in Canada. The turbulent river/falls derives from the massive Athabasca Glacier pictured in a previous post. We stopped here to have a picnic while enjoying the panoramic view and the big yummy quiche–that took all night long to cook:)

The Columbia Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park

THIS was a drive of a lifetime from Banff to Jasper.  The Columbia Icefields Parkway was filled with the most breathtaking sights from pristine mountain lakes to ancient glaciers and infinite flora and fauna.  I would have to say that this unique 180 mile stretch from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park  is essentially…