Dun Roamin'
The Hardison Place - Cable Creek, Idaho
1961 'til Today - One Day At A Time

These are just a few of the hundreds of pictures that Mom has taken, usually as a study to do her paintings from.

Some rare birds even for this area.
Taken looking across Cable Creek behind the house.

Looking out from the back porch

Looking out from the front porch

Spring bloom along the edge of the meadow

G'niece Becky working in the garden.

Looking down from the upper place on Big Rock Peak
south of the ranch into Cable Creek Valley.
Big Rock rises about 2500 ft above the valley floor.

Self Propelled Lawnmowers.

After haying on Ben's place across the road.

Mom and I having a dance and a good time at the center.
Mom's Favorite - The Log Driver's Waltz

The Log Drivers' Waltz (c)
...with the kind permission of the composer
Wade Hemsworth (SOCAN)

If you should ask any girl from the county around
What pleases her most from her head to her toes
She'll say, "I'm not sure that it's business of yours
But I do like to waltz with a log driver".

For he goes birling down a-down the white water
That's where the log driver learns to step lightly
It's birling down, a-down white water
A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely.

When the drive's nearly over, I like to go down
To see all the lads while they work on the river
I know that come evening they'll be in the town
And we all want to waltz with a log driver.

To please both my parents I've had to give way
And dance with the doctors and merchants and lawyers
Their manners are fine but their feet are of clay
For there's none with the style of a log driver.

I've had my chances with all sorts of men
But none is so fine as my lad on the river
So when the drive's over, if he asks me again
I think I will marry my log driver.

Just so you will know who this grizzled old fart is that goes by the Barefoot handle, as we talk to one another in all openess and honesty, searching for the truth and our Higher Power, working together to bring peace and understanding into our own lives and the lives of all those around us. --

Photo by Craig Buck
Love and Peace,

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