scenes from sica hollow…

hubbkf, the daughter, the two cousins and i spent the day saturday at sica hollow  which is one of my favorite places…

yep, it was a dry summer

dry river bed

we went off the trail and walked the river bed for awhile…i didn’t think it had been that dry up in these parts, but it was…hubbkf says that last year, there was a stream here…shortly after we started hiking, danajo’s camera went on the fritz momentarily…oooh, spooky!  after a bit, hubbkf and the cousins decided to go check out a couple of other sites…the daughter an i continued on the trail…why?  because, that’s just how she rolls…sometimes she gets something in her head and that’s it…she starts something, she has to finish…which is admirable up to a point…this point to be exact…

thigh master!

are we there yet?

and this is where i discover that i am not good with a camera…

i don't know what this is about...

this camera is not point and shoot…

after we all rendevouzed and had some lunch (pics forthcoming!) it was time to conquer this:

and they were never seen again…

it’s supposed to be an interpretive trail, but either the ‘interpretive’ sign thingies were out being cleaned, or it’s the worst interpretive trail ever…it does however, have a giant vag tree…

careful, now!

careful, now!

here’s something less disturbing:

pondering...

my girl on a bridge…

more wholesome goodness…

rly? that's all you got?

more of my girl on a bridge…

and here’s some fun!

shroomy...

fun guy tree

oh, and look!  hubbkf is o.k…the giant vagina did not hurt him at all…

jaunty...

hubbkf being all jaunty and such…

this area of the park actually did have water…the hills along this trail were populated with some random little streams that made random little waterfalls…yes, there is one in there somewhere…

splashy!

splashy!

true, i do not know what i’m doing half the time with a camera, but this one’s kind of cool:

really splashy

but this is kind of cool…

this guy does know what he’s doing:

shhhhhhh...

focusing…focusing…

something i’ve never done before…

huh?  what's going on?

look!  it’s dogs!  i’m not sure if i’ve posted my girls before and i’m certainly not about to dig through all 45 posts in the archives to find out…hootie, of course, is no longer with us…luci on the left is…she’s a weird dog but she’s mostly pretty good and according to hubbkf she is an amazing pheasant hunter…i don’t know from that since i think pheasant hunting is way too much walking without any shopping…

her new thing is that she’s taken over the guest room bed upstairs…hubbkf thinks it would be akin to us lolling about in a bed even larger than a california king…in other words:  looxury…she’s got two other beds of her own in the house, so i’m not so sure what’s so hot about the guest room bed…but on days like today, she’s all about laying in the sun…i found her all laid out in front of the shop this morning soaking it up…at least she wasn’t licking herself which is what she usually is doing…gross, i need to wash the bedspread in the guest room…

flies freak her out…thunderstorms cause her to lose her shit…she’ll jump in a river or a lake but two inches of water in the tub terrify her…she hides from the vacuum cleaner, she constantly licks things (mostly herself and freshly lotioned legs)…and she needs attention 24freakinghoursaday and she’s a bit of ho for the neighbor’s dog but since the kids moved out, she’s our baby…also, i can always count on her to put up with my ridiculousness with a waggy tail…

take that, sandy olsson…

my headshot for ‘grease’ audition

why were ‘glamour shots’ a thing?  and why did i feel compelled to have one taken?  this was taken in the early nineties when a glamour shots studio brought their patented brand of glamour to the hinterlands and set up shop in one of hooterville’s finest motels…skeevy, i know!  what’s even sadder is the natural resources wasted and gallons of fossil fuel emissions unleashed on an unsuspecting and underserving world.  for some reason, right after this ‘shoot’, i went to a community theater audition for ‘the fantasticks’…wtf?

relevant

what unearthed this beguiling image?  not too long ago, while perusing the obituaries (occupational hazard) i came across an obit for an old dame and the picture of her they used was a FREAKING GLAMOUR SHOT…warning to my kiddies:  do. not. even. think. about. it.  i will haunt you…also, too…hubbkf and i were cleaning out the basement and this had been hanging above his workbench for lo these many years…so, now it’s new home is his new shop…hopefully right next to his mn vikings cheerleader calendar…a man can dream, right?