Sunday, August 16, 2009

Another view from the airport of Lava Mountain and the continental divide.

Yesterday it turned cold and was rainey during the NODS Show with reports of snow in the mountains. Sure enough this morning our growing season is now over as it was in low 30's in town with scattered frost and snow in the mountains. I shot this pix from the airport above town of the Pinnacles west of town sporting a coat of white. Togwotee Pass had several inches of the white stuff. Our growing season this year was 5 weeks. Not too conducive for growing tomatoes.
Yesterday was the annual Dubois Nods Show which is a fundraiser event for people who need help in our small community. NODS is Needs of Dubois. Silversage Gallery takes part in it every year with a booth display and Tom Lucas and I do a quick-draw painting which is then auctioned off at intermission time during the main show which is a singing artist brought in just for this event. A Chuckwagon Dinner is part of the event that folks pay to attend. It is held in the Headwaters Arts and Conference Center here in town. Performing rtists in the past have included Ian Tyson [of Ian and Sylvia fame during the Folk era][and one of my all time favorites]], Don Edwards[western Cowboy singer[a great one]] This year it was Gary McMahan, a Cowboy singer and poet who is famous for his song, The Old Double Diamond , performed and made famous by Ian Tyson and Chris LaDoux. Pictured here is my quick-draw painted from a photograph I took the other morning at Brooks Lake[see my Outdoor Adventures blog]It auctioned for $350.00 which I gave all proceeds to NODS. It is image size, 12"x20" and is a gouache watercolor painting.