August Boles

We decided to go to our Boles Aero trailer in the mountains on Saturday, despite the predicted temperature of 105 degrees in Ellensburg.  I was hoping the elevation of almost 4000 feet would help.  It did a tiny bit, but there was also a little breeze which also helped.  But it was hot.  I was surprised with how green it still was despite the recent heat.

The beagle blended right in.

But then she crashed on my bed with the heat.

Note the high heat as well as the low humidity on our panel.

The breeze was blowing pretty good though.  It seemed like fire weather but hadn’t been declared yet that I had heard of.

I had some of my homemade rhubarb wine with ice.  It doesn’t have a lot of flavor to it so the citrus helped.

I had brought up the handwoven rugs I had made from Pendleton selvedges.  Ryeleigh likes it.

The grass looked golden in the waning sun.

And then there was a beautiful crescent moon.

As it had cooled, I took the dogs for a walk.  I was admiring how pretty the Boles Aero trailer looked with the solar powered lights inside.

And we had a nice steak dinner.

The next morning I took the dogs out again while it was relatively cool.  It is hard to tell in this photo, but there are a lot of crows flying around.

Afterwards Ryeleigh demonstrated how she can occupy an entire couch.

And the humidity was zero.  I am not sure we have seen that before.  Definitely seemed like fire weather.

Tom found the Columbia Cup on the 12 volt broadcast TV.  It was the vintage boats so nice to see the rooster tails again.

Here is the morning sun the next day pushing through some very welcome clouds.

There were a few small wildflowers still left.  I was fascinated by these puff balls though.

And I loved these moths fluttering around.

Here is the gorgeous view on one of our walks.

Tom went for a motorcycle ride up to Lion’s Rock and checked out the remains of the Reecer Fire.  When he came home, Ryeleigh was happy to see him.

As he was riding back, he noticed smoke billowing up to the east of us, which hadn’t been there earlier.  Here is the view from the kitchen window.

I did have a dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed olives as was suggested to me by the San Juan Island Distillery where we purchased their Spy Hop gin.  I sipped this while we listened to the scanner as they were bringing in resources to fight this fire near Vantage.

Steve was good at camouflaging in these two photos.

And then again last night was a pretty moon at sunset over Mount Rainier.

Unfortunately for us and the firefighters there were tremendous winds yesterday afternoon into the evening.

Also unfortunately our beagle is sick with some vomiting and diarrhea.  I am not sure what she could have possibly gotten into as she was supervised the whole trip.  I got up with her at 3 AM to do her business.  The wind had completely died down, and the stars and the lights in the valley were amazing. So peaceful.

This morning on the dog walk the sunlight was pretty on the grass.

And the sky was so blue.

We decided to head home a day early as the winds were forecast yet again, and it was quite fierce the day before.  We had a nice relaxing time. In addition to dog walks, I did some reading, knitting and sleeping in.  Now at home we just enjoyed the Mariners beating the Yankees in New York.  We are still worried about our beagle though so likely will be at the vet tomorrow.

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6 Responses to August Boles

  1. Ruth Terry (Auntie) says:

    hope your pu is OK!!! Great photos, Donna!!!!

  2. Jeanne says:

    I tried to write a comment on my new Kindle Fire, but it didn’t want to work today. So I’m using my laptop now – one-handed. I’ll be so glad when I’m all healed up!

    I glad you got to have that relaxing time in the mountains. I enjoyed your pictures, especially the one of Rainier wearing the “hat”!!

    I’m sorry about your sweet Ryeleigh. I hope it’s nothing serious and that she will be all better soon.
    Please text me when you find out.

    • Donna says:

      I hope you heal soon. I am glad you enjoyed the photos. W are heading home from the vet with Ryeleigh now. Se was dehydrated and her sodium and potassium levels were low. They gave her fluids, anti nausea medication and antibiotics. We are hoping this will do the trick.

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