The weather here has been pretty mild with a few hot days here and there. Almost everyday we see some deer.
There are also a few bucks around.
Aunt Eloise has been trying to save her plants from these deer. It seems they like to eat her flowers. She sprays an egg mixture on the plants to repell the deer. So far it is working.
We have been playing lots of 10 Penny. One night Aunt Eloise beat us real good with a score of 5 for a whole game. Wow! What a score.
Last week Aunt Eloise and I had a girl's day out. We left one morning and didn't return until after 4:00 p.m. We went to several fabric stores and looked around and I finally found some fabric that would make nice looking pillows for our leather sofa. It has been a long time since I have sewn something so Aunt Eloise helped me out. A huge thank you to her for helping me and allowing me to use her machine.
Wednesday of this week, John and I went into town for a few groceries. On the way back he noticed lots of smoke. Of course we went to check it out. As we got closer we discovered the fire was off of Reserve Drive, which we sometimes take to go back home. It was a windy day and everything was so dry making it a serious situation. Residents in the immediately area were using garden hoses to wet their yards. We were able to get close enough for John to walk down to where the some of the fire engines where parked. I waited a little while and was not surprised when he called and told me to go on home that he was staying to help. Sadly, there were five structures including a house lost in the fire. Multiple fire agencies including two helicopters were used to control and extinguish the fire. The local news reported a transient was smoking a cigarette and tossed it. He thought he had put it out but apparently that was not the case. They also reported possible charges against him. Luckily no lives were lost and no one was injured.
There have been several fires in surrounding areas recently. In Columbia Falls last week a woman and her three year old son died in a house fire. That one is still being investigated. So sad.
Last night during a game of 10 Penny what we assumed was a juvenile Great Horned Owl landed on a tree in Aunt Eloise's back hard. We took several pictures.
Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.