Flicker

This little fellow perched himself on a branch of the snag where so many birds hang out. But he had an added bonus. I had the sprinkler running and every 30 seconds or so he got a little shower… which he seemed to enjoy.flicker_1010882

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Mt. Si Morning

With the summer heat finally dissipating, it was a cool and gorgeous morning. Here’s a shot from the 5th fairway at the Mt. Si Golf Course.

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On the way to the course, the elk were a grazing in the morning fog:
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Second Eagle in Ten Days

Geez! Golf is a weird game. I played 1,320 rounds of golf and recorded exactly one eagle. I got my second one on August 24. Today I scored by third, and second in ten days. This time at the 14th hole at Mt. Si, the one with the elevated green so I didn’t get to see the ball go into the hole. In fact, we looked around the green for about five minutes until I decided to look there. ┬áSo I had one eagle in my first 23,000 or so holes and now two in the last 72.

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Golf Handicap Down to 11.8

My handicap index eked down to 11.8, lowest since August of 2013.

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Second Eagle

I recorded my second eagle ever in over 1,300 rounds of golf. In the midst of a stellar one-over par 37 on the back nine at Mt. Si, I one-hopped in a sand wedge from about seventy yards on the par-four 15th hole.

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Lowest Handicap Index since 2013

My USGA handicap came in a 12.2 today, the lowest since October of 2013.

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Beartooth Highway

The Beartooth Highway has been on my travel destination list for many years and we finally made it. The voyage did not disappoint. What marvelous scenery. At almost 11,000 feet the views were spectacular and ever so varied. There were extensive plateaus, snow-covered peaks, glacial lakes, deep valleys….

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