Saturday, March 07, 2020


Despite our 'cold frigid' air still hanging around it was a beautiful looking day with deep blue skies and sunshine.  On our morning's wander Pheebs and I stopped several times and I simply stood by the edge of a couple country roads for awhile hands in pockets feeling the lands healing ambience.  Only thing in the still morning air were the far away sounds of silence............…

GROANER'S CORNER:((  Old ranch owner John farmed a small ranch in Montana.  The Montana Wage and Hour Department claimed he was not paying proper wages to his workers and sent an agent out to interview him.  'I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,' demanded the agent.  'Well,' replied old John, 'There's my ranch hand who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $600 a week plus free room and board. The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $500 a week plus free room and board. Then there's the half-wit who works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night.'  'That's the guy I want to talk to, the half-wit,' says the agent. 'That would be me,' replied old rancher John.
I remember the first time I saw a universal remote control. I thought to myself... "Well this changes everything!"


  1. We are on our way home it was amazing to see all the daffs and rhodos in bloom in Oregon and Washington state. Must be your turn soon.

  2. You have an amazing eye Al, the way you capture such beauty in what the rest of us take for granted. Thank you.

  3. Beautiful photos of the old barns and silo. Hopefully it warms up soon.

  4. Great pictures Al, looks like Old Man Winter is leaving.

  5. There is nothing quite as healing as the peace and quiet of the land. Wonderful photos, I truly enjoyed the drive with you and Pheebes. Thanks for sharing.