“Give me land lots land under starry skies above…..don’t fence me in.”

Went to Logan UT this weekend with my pals to see the football game. I lasted most of the first half and only then because it was about 70 in the sun, the view from the nosebleed section of the stadium was incredible, I was hanging with chums and they sell hot dogs. I think the word for me is bon vivieur or bon vivant. I am a Western bon vivant.

Anyway, I took some snaps from the car at about 85 miles per hour. I am including those for reference. img_8469.jpgimg_8474.jpg

And then this when I got home

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The last of the rosa Chinensis mutabilis, agastache ‘Ava’, echinops ritro, miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’, and one small helenium. Any minute now they will bite the dust. For one last afternoon, I am loving every second of what’s left of autumn.

Perry Swisher, an old newspaper curmudgeon, once said to a group of us: “Hemingway did not have a lock on the notion that autumn in Idaho and at the 45th parallel was gorgeous.

Amen.