Sunday, June 2, 2013

doctor who the name of the doctor: a reaction in gifs

first of all, to any friends who aren't huge geeks

now, ALLONS-Y!

clara pops up in all the old doctor timelines

"i was born to save the doctor"

clara: "i'm breaking into a million pieces..."
dream sleep conference call


"How did you do that?"

no, jenny! vastra! strax! don't die!

the doctor is crying THE DOCTOR IS CRYING

inside the tardis tomb

the doctor and river

clara is going to save the doctor

the doctor has to save clara

the doctor is inside his own timeline

the doctor is carrying clara like he carried amy out of the asylum of the daleks

"clara. my clara."

aaaaaaaand who the hell is that

so basically

and now

Sunday, July 1, 2012

a year of firsts

happy birthday piper! its been a big first year. 

 love at first site :)

first hike

first craft project

first snow

first mail delivery
first cactus

first fish

first canoe trip

 first backcountry camping trip

and visits to some of our favorite places:

san carlos

newlin creek

beaver creek

pueblo lake
temple canyon 

sand dunes


pueblo mountain park

can't wait to see what the next year brings!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

sandhill cranes

every spring and fall around 20,000 sandhill cranes migrate through the san luis valley. saturday we got up early (REALLY early) and drove down to the monte vista wildlife refuge to see the cranes. we arrived around 7:00 AM, and took County Road 8S along the southern boundary of the refuge. i scanned the farm fields, not sure how close the cranes would be to the road. we saw several cranes flying overhead...

and finally saw a flock congregating in a field near one of the viewing turn offs. when i got out of the car, i was surprised by the noise.

we made our way to the western border of the refuge, and turned north on county road 15. near the intersection we saw the largest congregating area, a semi-frozen pond covered with sandhill cranes, ducks and geese.

we also drove the remainder of the refuge and auto tour loop, with some great opportunities to see the cranes up close.

we even caught this pair in a graceful courting dance right before we left

lots more pictures HERE!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Family Snowfall Holiday
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

hiking buddy

piper is turning out to be a great little adventure dog. we took her to two of our favorite local areas for walks over the weekend.

friday we went to temple canyon park, outside canon city.

piper learned some valuable lessons about cacti, but she's a tough little dog. not even a whimper while i sat pulling cactus spines out of her feet and legs (i packed the tweezers, just in case). she also sat patiently while pete did some fishing. she's a great trail dog, always waiting for us to catch up if she's ahead.

saturday we went to the upper section of the beaver creek wildlife area. we took the trail along the creek, which has lots of opportunities to run and plan and jump over logs. piper hopped across the rocks at the stream crossing with no hesitation.

and she even sits still for a few pictures, just to humor me.