There is nothing like a warm blue and orange sunset to take the cares of the day away.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Special Request: If you are a regular follower of DDP, I have a request of you. Please take a look at yesterdays post, and the comment made by “Anonymous”. My initial thought was that Anonymous felt I was insulting the people of Delta, but upon rereading the comment, they are actually saying I am insulting people who buy truly “nice” homes. Somehow I don’t get the feeling that the people in all the “nice” places Anonymous mentions would feel all that offended by my post, but I am curious what you think, would you consider any of my posts offensive to some people? Please leave any related comments on yesterdays post. I appreciate your thoughts.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
As I think I have mentioned before, Delta is in a sort of banana belt, and it is a very good place to grow fruit. Well, the fruit for this time of the year is cherries (not sure when banana season is), and one enterprising family has put up a stand in driveway dedicated to this delicacy of early summer. It is rather difficult to miss the sign, and the fruit is worth the stop.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Summer is here, and the Drive In is open! Recently, we got together with some 25-30 friends for a couple of movies, and waiting for the movie to start is half the fun.. The vehicles were lined up, back seats removed where possible, food was passed all around the group, and a warm evening under the stars brought a good end to the week.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
A number of years ago, I use to do a lot of caving, and I recall walking through one passage, and our guide asked us to turn around. He then asked if we had ever been in that passage before. It looked completely different, and was unrecognizable! The point was look behind you every so often so that when you are going out of the cave, you will recognize the route. I thought about that yesterday as I was driving into Delta. The view from the mirror did not look anything like what I had just driven through!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
At the north end of Tongue Creek sits the Delta County landfill. Zoom in on the picture, and then ask yourself, is Delta county simply using the Dobies as a convenient way to cover up their trash, or perhaps, just perhaps, is it the other way around, and the Dobies were really formed this way… Delta has been around for a while…..We may never know!
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
The sign Reads:
This cottonwood tree has been designated a
This tree was dedicated in memory of Chief Ouray and his wife Chipeta who strove to promote peace between the Utes and the white man. Chief Ouray met with white settlers under this tree. Chipeta was said to have been the only Ute Indian woman ever permitted to sit in council meetings. Ouray died Aug 4, 1880.
To get a feeling as to how big this thing is, compare it to the tire tracks to the right of the tree.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
I wonder if the wheels turn sideways........
Thanks for indulging me on my side trip. Tomorrow, back to our regularely scheduled city!
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
This week I am in
Monday, June 04, 2007
Sunday, June 03, 2007
The first year after a loved one dies is filled with milestones, and today is another one of those for us as Mom would have been 73 today. We had the opportunity Friday night to celebrate in good fashion as we participated in the American Cancer Society “Walk for Life”. Many people in town formed groups to raise money, and then walked through the night to honor the memory of those who lost the fight and those who are in the middle of the fight, to raise awareness, and to raise funds for research. Over $52,000 was raised at the Delta event.
The track was lined with over 500 luminaries, which allowed personal expression. I suspect one day I will hear about the spelling mistake on one of ours, but I know she understands the message is from the heart :) Happy Birthday Mom!
Saturday, June 02, 2007
As you drive down main street in Delta, there are plenty of places to buy a used car. At first glance, from a far, this place looks like one. Cars line the street, a sign indicates used cars for sale, etc. There is however a large yellow sign on the door, and upon closer inspection, it is really unclear what this lot is really for. I have never posted a permanent sign when going out of town on business……..