Thursday, September 27, 2007

busy week

I am sorry for not posting to my blog or commenting on anyones blog. Monday after I got home from work I discovered that Ranger had an abscess on his back leg ,so off to the vet we went at 8:30 pm. I got home about 9:45 Ranger was operated on that night and had to stay overnight. I picked him up after work on Tuesday. Ranger managed to pull the drain tubes out that night by 8:00 and so back to the vet. They got the drain tubes put back in and we made it home about 10:30 that night, and now he has one of those cone shaped collars on until Saturday. He is not happy about that but it is for his own good. My wife and I took a motorcycle trip last July, here are a few pictures from that.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

more Turnbull

Here are a few more shots from Turnbull.

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Water tower

This was taken in Deer Park which is about about 20 miles north of down town Spokane.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

dam shots

Long Lake Dam and Overlook
This Avista Corp. facility was recorded as the tallest dam in the world when it was built in 1915, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The nearby overlook offers a scenic view of the dam's spillway, with the Little Falls Reservoir in the foreground Long Lake and Devil's Gap in the background. The Spokane River flows from Lake Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho 90 miles northwest through the city of Spokane, Washington, before emptying into the Colombia river at the site of fort Spokane. Long Lake is a 25 mile long reservoir, running between Nine Mile Falls Dam ( which you can see in my earlier blog posts) and Long Lake Dam to the west.

Generating Units: 4 Francis turbines
Generating Capacity: 71 megawatts
Crest Length of Dam: 593 feet
Height Of Dam: 213 feet
Spilgates : 8

Down river from the dam the bridge is highway 231.

Ranger looking for something to chase.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

sunday morning

This is Ranger and his friend Tasha.

This is Murray he is almost 14 years old as you can see we like Shelties.

Another beautiful sunrise .

Saturday, September 15, 2007

lone flower

This little flower was all by its self down in a crack in the rocks of the river bed below Long Lake dam.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

more long lake

Here is a shot of Ranger sorry for the blurry quality but Ranger is always on the go.

This is Long Lake dam taken from the same place the down river shot was taken.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

long lake dam

We went out to Long lake dam on Saturday which is about 30 miles away, and took some pictures, and relaxed, this is a shot of the Spokane river downstream from below the dam.My next few posts will be of this area I hope you enjoy.

I know these look like apples but they are berries that are about as big around as an ink pen.

These are seeds on a maple tree

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Lower Nine Mile

Ranger and I were out at Nine mile again this time we were down below the dam, if you look in my archives you can see some pictures from above the dam. This is only about 10 miles from my house so it is easy to get to, and there are a lot of things to see and explore in this area . Here are a pair of osprey they nest by the river and feed on fish, and are here from spring till fall they raise there young through the summer.

This is a view from below Nine mile dam.

This is from the same spot but showing a view down river.

The sign needs no interpretation.

Saturday, September 8, 2007


Just a couple of quick posts for Saturday. Thank you for visiting Ranger's and my blog.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Ranger and I were roaming around Nine Mile again and I found this flower thought it was nice.

This is a part of the foundation of the original ski lodge on Mount Spokane.

I just liked the patterns of these old stumps, these were also taken on Mount Spokane.