"Feral ~ from feminine of ferus wild: having escaped from domestication and become wild"...




Sunday

January 2012 - its all about taking walks...around cones.

Yes, i said a cone...


And yea, okay, when i said I would post Sunday night, I meant like late-ish Sunday night...

mountain zone time

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okay fine.
I ll work on that.


Moving on to bigger and greener pastures, this post here will be the photostart of January 2012.

Actually, 
when I looked back to see how many times i posted last year in the month of January 2012, 
uhmm...it was only three times. whoops.

55 posts for the WHOLE year.
I had issues.

this was the first 2012 post here -  "flame! we need more flame!"

that one was pretty spectacular I thought.
Who knew I forshadowed the year by having my first post of 2012 be about flame?

Im gonna be really careful this coming January. 
Im gonna post about chocolate...

Anyhow,
January 2012 was only 2 and half months out from that surgery i had.
I was out of shape, and kinda sore, and kinda whiny.
BUT
Mr. Foresterman knew what to do

(it worked the last time I had surgery- he does what works)

WALKS!
WE WILL GO ON WALKS!



And of course, in our Area of Montana, 

HOW CAN YOU NOT VISIT REAMUS CONE in the USFS FOR A WALK???

Yep. a cone.

Dont get too excited yet, 

because



this is what it looked like.

Oooo.


All 4003 feet above sea level.

Oooo.

Please dont let it overwhelm you.



But WAIT!

it did have a spectacular view on the backside...



 Burnt trees, and the Big Horn Mountains in the distance!


But also wait, whats this???



ITS A CAN!

Could it be Custer's last can?

:P



BUT then it got even better then bad puns!




What is that large rock?




Mr. Foresterman, being much more mobile then me at the time
(and quicker and less whiny)

checked it out...









Yep! A petrified tree stump!

PETRIFIED!

not scared,

BUT PETRIFIED!



Here i am being used as a measuring stick by Mr. Foresterman because I am handy that way.

I am trying not to collapse - it was a steep hill.

Im sure my internal organs all stayed put.
I hoped.

Anyhow,

I am 5'3. 
63 inches tall.


The stump must be then...

taller then me...

hee hee!


okay, it was about 7 feet tall.

Isnt that Something?




Not only did we get a beautiful view up there on that cone,














But we got a bonus petrified tree stump!

Petrified Forestry!

TREES THAT NEVER BURN

:)



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Yep, that was a good walk on January 8, 2012,

the start of many that month.

Sooo,

next up, 





MORE WALKS.



i know, he made me WALK everywhere outside - 
im pretty sure I still have all my internal organs...

though i might have left a kidney behind back in a ravine...

eventually my muscles did come back to visit to hold everything in.

...

uhmm, maybe this is why i didnt post these photos the first time around when they happened...

are you sure you guys want to see these photos?


:S










19 comments:

  1. Yup, sure as shootin.. :p

    be well, be happy :)

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  2. Yes indeed I want to see everyone of them. A petrified tree stump! oh that is cool we don't have them around here. LOVE the header you are the best photographer you can see what others miss. Chocolate, a faithful dog, a cute loving husband and stomach muscles what more does a girl need. Boy you are tall:) Oh I am going to love getting up in the morning and exploring Montana with a Feral woman. Yeah for comebacks. Hug xoxoxo

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  3. i think you might need to post more than once a week!

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  4. Yep still wanna see the photos. Love the sweeping views and what a cool petrified tree stump. Hey maybe you guys could have you own little state park to preserve it.

    Felicia

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  5. Lovely pictures, it's a shame there was fire that destroyed the old trees.
    The area is starting over really nice. You know people pay to see petrified wood?

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  6. yes, Yes, YEs, YES!! Every dang one of them. Your photography skills are awesome!

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  7. Yes of course we do you silly goose. Where else would we see photos of a petrified stump with a feral clinging to it??? Love the header too. Hmm, 5'3"? 5'10" here!

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  8. We are glad to hear and see anything from you at any time and from any time :-D. LOVE LOVE LOVE your new header!!!!

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  9. The header photo of your back-lit doggie and the sun on the grasses is AWESOME. So is the petrified tree. And I'm liking the idea of posting about chocolate if it could become a foreshadowing of things to come. I'm so glad you survived that rugged year. You're a real pioneer.

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  10. Of course we want to see these photos! Love your new header shot too.

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  11. How cool is that, a petrified tree? Very cool to me :)

    Montana is one of my favorite places on this planet and anytime I get the chance to see that beautiful countryside...I'm taking it....so, yes please, more photos.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  12. Enjoyed this post a lot and the previous one as well. I can't wait to see more of your beautiful photos.

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  13. PS Forgot to say how much I liked the header shot...anything witth Dexter is awesome!! and also just had to say 5' 3 ( same as me) for some reason I thought you were much taller.

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  14. Holy cow, I've never seen petrified wood that big. Did I say Holy Cow?

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  15. Well, poo! I Googled Reamus Cone hoping to find out if it was a volcanic formation or something and there is NOTHING there!
    I love that petrified tree stump and the second to the last picture looking over the valley. Please post more pictures of your walks, they are much, much prettier than mine out in the cow pasture! ;)

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  16. That's a neat stump and beautiful countryside - not the same view as January in Wisconsin, as you know.

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  17. What a find that stump was. I love the angles you took of it. I walk everyday for almost an hour. Might even just be in my field below looking closely at everything in the creek. It's what has kept me sane and in shape. Can't wait to see what you saw next.

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