Oh what a day. One of our Visual Art's Committee members is a cattle rancher with her husband (she is a horse hair braiding artist and does some truely amazing work..will try and get photos one day and post - it is a dying art). Today was their second annual Mountain Home Arts Council BBQ which they hold up at their summer camp. Which is about 50 miles up the road from our place in town.
What an amazing place. It's hard to believe that this place is 50 miles from where I live...here are only a few of the pictures I took today.
Above is the front gate that greeted us as we walked up to the grove of aspen trees that their summer camp cabin sits in. They have no running water in the cabin, so they have an outhouse and a separate bath house outside the cabin (pics of bath house later). they use solar energy and propane for power.
This next photo is the outside fireplace and in the background is the wood shed.
and here is a photo of everyone sittin round the camp stove. LB (the horse hair braiding artist and owner of the summer camp) is the lady kinda facing the camera with the dark colored glasses.
And look what I found out behind the cabin.....I'm calling this desert driftwood. This wood is from what we call Bitterbrush....I'm not sure why. It looks like sagebrush but the wood is much harder and can actually be used for something. Sagebrush wood is very flakey, falls apart and can't really be used for much of anything. It is so awesome. I wanted to drag the whole pile home but only took one piece....LB offered me more but I didn't want to be greedy...
It was a wonderful wonderful day with wonderful wonderful people. Hope to post more photos later this week.