Saturday, December 30, 2006

High Shine

Christmas Vacation

I left this Christmas flamingo (bearing a loaf of potica and a Salt City candle) in Jo's car, where it spent the night (she wanted to take it in the next morning to spend the week at City Hall). When Don went to start her car in the garage the next morning, he nearly had another heart attack.

This is the accidental Christmas fish. I've named him Hexagon.

Eric in the Cellophane


Pirate on the stairs

Snowshoeing at the Lazy J


Tubbs and Yakimas

Sleeping Giant smoking

Gros Ventres

View from the living room window

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Making Potica

Grandma's ancient, oft-amended, semi-legible recipe

Shelled walnuts

The only place to clamp the Ward's grinder was on the desk in Mom's office.

Ground walnuts with spices



Yeast rising

A lot of kneading (I remember Grandma just mauling the dough for what seemed like forever- Mom does it the same way) and time for rising

Ready to bake


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

December Hits Full Stride

Bicycle in the snow

Kitty waits for the opportune moment (she likes to eat ribbon).

Eric plays Santa

'56 Chevy

7:00 a.m. Saturday

Guitar strings at Pete's

Maybe you recall this house?

Saturday, December 16, 2006