Pumpkin season is upon us here in the USA. Where I am staying the family has grown and harvested numerous pumpkins. The weather conditions are not the best for gardening - it is dry, very hot during the day and very cold at night. Nonetheless, the garden here is a success. We have been enjoying... Continue Reading →
Did you know?
The state of Montana is three times as big in land mass size than the UK. Yet Montana has a population size of 1 million human inhabitants and the UK has a population of 64 million people. This is part of the reason people move 'West' in the USA - to get away from people.... Continue Reading →
Gun, Gifts, Toys and Souvenirs
The first shop I noticed when arriving in Dillon over two months ago was the Gun, Gifts, Toys and Souvenir shop. It has a wooden exterior and a name which strikes me as both comical and terrifying at the same time. These items being sold alongside each other is most bizarre. Following this, I saw... Continue Reading →
Shall I stick to my day job?
Just trying out some new career options. Maybe I should start a fitness YouTube channel. It could be quiet fun. https://youtu.be/lffsPJkrMhM However, not really sure I have the stamina for it. Think I'll stick to hydrology for now. Studying rivers is more my thing.
The one and only cinema in Dillon was showing Martian today, so we went along to see it. For Dillon, I was pleasantly surprised that their cinema was up to scratch even if it was too old fashioned to use tickets. The theatre was a respectable size and the audio and screen quality were good... Continue Reading →
Growing up in a busy city, with strangers all around it has been ingrained in me not to talk to anyone I do not know. I have now been living in the countryside just over two months and I still get alarmed when the passerby smiles at me, waves or worse yet talks to me.... Continue Reading →
The dictionary definition of restoration is, ‘the action of returning something to a former condition’. This in theory is pretty straight forward. For example, fixing up an old bike would involve cleaning it, replacing any broken parts and giving it a lick of paint. The idea of restoration seems paramount to society. It is courteous... Continue Reading →
The Wild West
Don't you think this lake is a beautiful, natural wonder? I did at first too. Until I discovered that it had been poisoned with rhodium, explaining the green colour. The chemical is white but was dyed green to track it's dispersal. The reasoning behind the poisoning was to kill all the fish in the lake.... Continue Reading →
World animal day
Today, Dillon's Episcopal church held their Sunday service in honour of their pets. The church was established in 1881 and had a small congregation of about 20 people, 8 dogs, 1 parrot, 1 cat and 5 horses. The service was quiet an experience as you can imagine. It kicked off as you would expect with... Continue Reading →
I thought Dillon was a small remote town but today we went to Wise River - a town in the middle of nowhere. Wise River was so minute, I would barely classify it as a town. It had a post office and one tiny store to grab a few groceries in and a couple of... Continue Reading →