Sun setting…

The sun setting over our flock…

 

 

Very intense colors from all the fires.

 

 

Deep pink clouds…

 

 

The sun settling lower…

 

As an added bonus, a full moon over the Rockies tonight.

 

 

Good night!

 

 

 

 

 

Spicy…

My folks and I had a wonderful time last night canning up some surplus tomatoes…

The victims…5 boxes of home-grown tomatoes.

 

Popping the skin off them by boiling them in water for a few minutes and then…

 

plunging them into ice-water and pulling the skins right off.

Dad had the wonderful job of cutting out the cores while mom chopped them into bite sized bits.

 

We added the other ingredients and started the cooking process.

 

We then put the salsa into hot jars and put seals and lids on them…
(ready to go outside to the hot water bath canner.)

 

The set up outside…

 

The first batch! I love listening to the seals “burp” as they stick to the glass!

 

We had an amazing moon to can under as well. All lit up from the fires burning near.

 

The rest of the guys did a little relaxing…

 

 

The finished product!

 

We ended up with 24 pints of salsa, not too bad for our first go around!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glacier Park Blossoms…

The mountain wildflowers were at their peak when we visited Glacier Park a couple of weeks ago.  I do believe our Heavenly Father is the best gardener….

Indian Paintbrush

Glacier Lilies….

Lined with Glacier Lilies

Carpeted with Glacier Lillies…

Mountain Heather….

More Mountain Heather…

A deep shade beauty!

A green beauty!

Love Old Man Whiskers!!

Beautiful delicate yellow blooms…

Monkey Flower….

Pretty purple Aster…

Carpets of pink Monkey Flower….

A beautiful hanging basket that adorn all the lodges in Glacier Park and I am proud to say my father planted these!