A Weekly Offering of This n That

Rainy Day is my alter ego. She is the little angel that sits on one shoulder and whispers in my ear to forgo that 6" piece of triple chocolate fudge with the four scoops of ice cream on it; she is also the little devil who sits on my other shoulder and convinces me that I can eat just one bite of each and be satisfied, and then laughs with such great abandon when in fact, I eat the whole thing, she falls off my shoulder. Mostly, Rainy Day helps me see the humor in living and, mostly, she encourages me down the right path. Not necessarily the straight and narrow one (how fun is that?) but the path that offers the most adventure and fun.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Rainy Day Meets Joseph, Again

Frozen Sunrise on Mount Joseph, from the front door of our cabin
Spring run-ff drowns picnic tables and fire pits in Wallowa State Park, southern end of Joseph
A couple of weeks ago, Rainy Day and a friend of hers visited Joseph, Oregon for a couple of days. Joseph is in the Wallowa Mountains, in the northeast corner of Oregon, at an elevation of about 4300 feet, and it was cool and damp, and overcast most of the time. It is the old stomping grounds of the band of Nez Perce Indians, which Chief Joseph led. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous, the people are very friendly, and they have a marvelous quilt store. Oh, and several art galleries;-)

When Rainy Day was a girl, her family often took her to the nearby Lostine River to camp and fish. It felt like coming home again.

Grave marker for Chief Joseph
When Chief Joseph took his people on a desperate march to reach Canada and freedom from General Oliver O. Howard's attempt to forcibly move his band of people to a reservation in Idaho he got them almost to the border before they were caught and brought back. As far as Rainy Day knows, his method of moving his people is still taught, and used, by the US Military.

Cameras are very scary for young 'uns

Deer munching grass, watching fox as they played

Young buck checking his herd (not shown) and eating breakfast

Frozen sunrise thawing
If you Google 'Chief Joseph' there is a tremendous amount of information on him. For his famous Surrender Speech, I Will Fight No More Forever, click here

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