Saturday, January 26, 2013

I have reached 100 followers!!!! Drawing Monday!!!!!

I can't beleive's only taken me for forever but that's okay...I'd rather have quality than quantity in my followers! LOL!
I will start a drawing on Monday and will pick the winner the following Monday to give all a chance.  Also, this is for all my followers where ever you live...across the pond or makes no difference!  Come one, come all!  You all mean so much to me and I so appreciate your visits and comments.  Unbeknownst to you, you have kept me sane and uplifted during some pretty "rough roads" this year and I am extremely grateful. 
 Meanwhile, back at the ranch...........I finished a book last night and I loved it! It may not be everyone's cup of tea but if you like non-fiction well-written books about nature that read more like a good story than a travelogue, you will LOVE this book.  
 It was written by Margaret and Olaus Murie in 1966 and republished in 1985.  I got it from a friend who got it from a used book store but hopefully you can still get it.  Wapiti is the Indian name for Elk and Olaus Murie was a field biologist for the U.S. Biological Survey (now the Fish and Wildlife Service) from 1920 - 1946.  During this time he studied and wrote his life history of the elk in and around Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Some of the chapters are written by Margaret and some are written by Olaus and it is much more a story of their family and the years they lived in Jackson Hole.  Olaus was also a great  pen and ink artist and the book is sprinkled through out with his drawings.

There's also a lot of history of that area included in the book regarding the pioneers who settled it first.
There are a few photos of their family and living quarters which really make you feel like you were part of it all by the time you finish the book and boy do I wish I had been!  They lived a glorious and abundant life in many beautiful, wide open spaces.  What tales they got to tell their grandchildren!  I loved this book and will probably read it again whenever I feel "hemmed in" or the wide open spaces are calling me.

I hope you had a wonderful Saturday!  I've still got it "goin' on" here! LOL! 


  1. luv those old books with such wonderful vintage photos... It really puts things into perspective...

  2. I love the old photos in boks too. Congratulations on your bloggy milestone.

  3. Sam
    I know how you love the wilderness stories! I love them too.

  4. Congrats on reaching 100 followers! Yay! That book looks very interesting.

  5. Hi Sam,
    That does look like an interesting book. I was at the bookstore today, yippes!, never a cheap trip.
    Like you I seem to have to many projects going at the same time, but thats good I guess, better then wondering what to do, now its just which one to do.
    I will check on your drawing, wouldn't want to miss that.
    Nancy Jo

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