Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Tighes Visit and Planting Dominic 1
The Tighe grandparents came to visit for a short trip between visits to WA and ID last week. It was fantastic, and above are two different babysitting techniques pioneered by Dad and Mom (ha,ha,ha!). We had a great time doing a multitude of things, and Dad lightened his pocket of some change as he was leaving. We decided to put it in Dominic's new "First Piggy Bank" he received for his birthday from the Powers Family. After showing him how to slide a few coins in the slot, he took to doing it himself very well. Actually, half went in the bank and the others were redirected towards his mouth. He's either gonna save a lot or eat it all away--scary.
Grandma and Grandpa also took a trip up to Black Cap, the high peak overlooking Lakeview (6,355 ' above sea level). We had a great view of the area, and also saw some smoke on the horizon toward Abert Rim off the back side of Black Cap.
Near the end of the visit we finally fulfilled our family tradition of planting a local species of tree in the woods on Dominic's birthday. This year it was a ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) that we planted up Bullard Canyon just on the edge of Lakeview (N 42 11'29.3", W 120 18' 23.0"). Dominic was helping as much as he could when he wasn't scouting the area or playing with paintballs. We dug the hole about "waist deep" and added lots of water. Even though it's a ponderosa site, the mountain pine beetle isn't far away. Let's hope it stays far away from Bullard Canyon!
Posted by Jumbo at 8:47 PM