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How To Have A Beautifully Landscaped Yard
July 22, 2015, 8:23 pm
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Great Furniture Tips

178877742Simple changes can affect anyone’s life. Whether it’s in your diet, exercise routine or even taking time to de-stress, you will feel better afterward. The same goes for landscaping and using the tips in this article can be the first steps towards fixing the look of your home, starting on the outside.

If you create a garden that is used in all seasons, you will get the most from it. Pick plants that can bloom in every season, depending on your area. To make your yard look interesting throughout the year, you can employ evergreens or trees with unusual foliage.

It is generally a good idea to evaluate the sunlight that is available to you before you start landscaping. This way you can plan what sort of plants will go where so that they receive the optimal amount of sunlight. You don’t want to have plants die because of too…

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No Services
July 1, 2015, 4:31 pm
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Looking Out the Window

There are many exits in Montana marked No Services.   I get asked about this by visitors who imagine they know what it is, but have a hard time getting their mind around that a place with no services exists.

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It is exactly what you imagine it is is no gas station, no convenience store with food, no bathroom (latrine or flush), no motel, or anything else.   Odds are the place doesn’t even have a post office that you can stop and ask for help.   You know all those standard blue signs you see on the interstate with the universal motorist services, well this exit  has none of that.

Even in the city I suspect that not ever exit off the interstate has services. I suspect some of them are for residential areas without services.   If you live there you know that the Oak Street exit does not have a…

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Montana Summer Storm 2
July 1, 2015, 4:28 pm
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Wow!!

Tau Zero

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Thunderstorm near Great Falls, Montana…

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Bridge work to cause closures and lane reductions in Davis County, North Salt Lake
June 16, 2015, 6:56 pm
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DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — There will be more construction and closures along I-15 this weekend in south Davis County, as the Utah Department of Transportation is closing the freeway in both directions at the 400 North bridge Saturday. There will also be lane restrictions on I-215 in North Salt Lake.

400 North will also be closed in the area, and it will remain closed until the project is completed. UDOT plans to rebuild the bridge at that location, which was demolished in April.

The project means I-15 will be closed in both directions at 400 North from Saturday night into Sunday morning.

“We’re going to try to keep traffic flowing as much as possible, but we are recommending people use Legacy Parkway as an alternative route on Saturday night if you have to be out on the road,” said John Gleason with the Utah Department of Transportation.

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DIY Rain Barrels
June 16, 2015, 6:54 pm
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Good info for our friends in California!

TechChucker's Brain Blast

I couldn’t hold back the tidal wave of requests to see my finished rain barrels so I decided I needed to write a post about it and include the plans I used.

**I really only had one person request it so go take a look at Koko’s blog. There’s a really yummy post about a braided bread that’ll make you want to quit your diet right now (but don’t quit, because that would be bad).

Where To Find The Plans

I found the plans for my rain barrels on Pinterest and that brought me to this article called “How to Build a Rain Barrel” so I cannot take credit for the idea, though I used a little more re-purposed materials than they did, so I made it my own in that respect. It’s not pretty by any means, but that’s some of the character.

Photo from Handyman.com

These…

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Campsite Visitors
June 9, 2015, 6:31 pm
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Off the Beaten Path: Hikes, Backpacks, and Travels

Early morning, Many Glacier Campground, June 6, 2015

Something is crashing through the willows at the edge of our campsite.  I put down my coffee and stand to see what is making such a racket.  I see three shapes through the bushes, and start to sit down again – just some deer.

Hold on.  That’s no deer.

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She lifts her head into the sunlight to get a better look at us.

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To my surprise, she doesn’t bolt, but just keeps on browsing while keeping a close eye on her kids.  At one point something startles them and one of the calves makes a run for it. Mama wakes up then, and chases the wanderer around the underbrush until he gets back under control.  She then decides that putting the creek between her and the campers is a good idea.  The smaller calf is not too sure about crossing the stream…

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A Weekend of Magnificent Rivers 
June 9, 2015, 6:29 pm
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Beautiful Photos of Silver Creek!

The Wild Through my eyes

Two weekends ago, my family and I traveled to our cabin in Eastern Idaho. From there, we ventured to the Madison River in Yellowstone National park. Fly fishing among the trails of and markings of grand herds of Bison-whilst being surrounded by some of the most magnificent scenery in the world. On our trip back home, we decided to stop at the Legendary Silver Creek on its opening weekend. Though we did not fish-I couldn’t resist capturing the iconic stretch of water.

Captured with Nikon D3'100 Madison River-PC: Linda Pfeiffer
Captured with Iphone 5 Yellowstone National Park
Captured with Iphone 5 Madison River
Captured with Nikon D3'100 Silver Creek
Captured with Nikon D'300 Silver Creek
Captured with Nikon D3'100 Silver Creek
Captured with Iphone 5 Silver Creek

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