Sunday, December 26, 2010

We Have A List. We Just Need To Check It Twice

I hope everyone had a great Christmas.  Here in the City, we had a wonderful, relaxing time, and were very thankful for the 70 degree, sunny day.

Talking to our family around the States, I realized that I had not posted the latest pictures of the Shelter progress.

In November, RetroMan put up a lot of the rafters. 

In early in December, he continued putting them up.  Working alone is a hard job.

Our resident gopher decided to have a look at what all the noise was about.  RetroMan managed to keep working without injury despite the ladder sinking into the gopher holes.

Though it is 16'x24', the Shelter blends in nicely with the surroundings.   Here is a view from one of the trails we've been working on.

The last of the season's flowers are beautiful - or maybe they're seed pods.

The berries are barely hanging on.

Last weekend, in true Tree Ring style, we went up to continue working on the Shelter, but realized after we arrived that we didn't bring the keys to the Camper.

The compressor is inside the Camper.  Unlike the last time RetroMan broke in, he couldn't figure out a way to get in this time.

Note To Self:  If you are going to make a list so you don't forget stuff, you better read it. 

While there was no progress on the Shelter on that visit, we did do some more mapping of the property lines instead.  There are no bounds to the beauty of Tree Ring.  We are thankful every time we visit just how lucky we are.

On the way back home, I captured this beautiful sunset against the trees.

I wish everyone a happy, healthy New Year!  I am excited about the boundless possibilities of 2011!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Some Presents Are More Fun To Give Than Recieve

While putting up our Christmas decorations, we found a present that Retro Man gave City Girl a few years ago.  

It was a bulldozer he thought she could use to help clean up her bedroom.

She asked him not to give her funny presents any more.