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She was just chillin' on the balcony, but she had me speechless just because of these unbelievable legs. My wife is gorgeous, and these legs, my God these legs.


My beautiful hot wife has the most amazing, athletic, gorgeous legs you're ever going to find.

She drives me crazy! My beautiful hot wife has the most amazing, athletic, gorgeous legs you're ever going to find.


Happy days and let's hope we all have a reasonable good 2009. More sexy pictures to come quite soon. Enjoy this ones till then :)

Shot at dawn! - this is at Hot Water Beach about a week ago on NZ''s Coromandel Peninsula

Yep I'm still alive and probably still won't get much flickr time for a while (wife's gone back to University for four years full time, kids keep me well busy and laughing, blah, blah , blah :-) but thought I'd better at least upload in a coupe of shots over the next few weeks. I will also try and drop by some streams over the next day or so, certainly miss the work of my contacts,

happy Mondays for tomorrow!


Shot : 37 secs F10 ISO100 17mm Lee 0.6 GND


Why the title:: An explanation off a tourist website : Some volcanos develop huge underground reservoirs of superheated water. Over time, this water will escape to the surface — cooling on the way. There are two fissures at Hot Water Beach issuing water as hot as 64ºC (147ºF) at a rate as high as 15 litres/minute. This water contains large amounts of salt (NOT salt water), calcium, magnesium, potassium, fluorine, bromine and silica. There are other hot water springs nearby but the location of these two springs on the beach make them unique.


Hot Water Beach, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand, Aotearoa

My write up on photographing the new Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas here


On the weekend of November 20-21, 2010, I was invited to photograph the new Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas prior to their opening December 15, 2010 in Las Vegas NV.


This set of images represents my efforts that weekend to showcase this newest resort property opening up on the Las Vegas Strip. Thanks to David Scherer from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for showing me around, to Miiko Mentz at Katalyst Films for helping to arrange the shoot, and to my wife for modeling for me.


To learn more about The Cosmpolitan of Las Vegas, check out their website here or their Facebook page here.

I climbed a small hill on the west side of Grand Prismatic springs, so I could get some photos looking back down on the Midway Geyser Basin with Grand Prismatic and Excelsior geyser hot pools as the centerpiece.


Other visitors appear as ants along the boardwalk, my wife and I had walked along earlier in the day.


After climbing the small hill for these photographs, I hurried back down to the Fairy Falls trail to catch up with my wife, son, daugher-in-law, and granddaughter, who were continuing the hike to Fairy Falls. The short detour was well worth the view for me.


This photo was taken with my new Canon PowerShot G15 camera. This road trip was its first "outing" and I'm really happy with the camera.


These photographs were taken on a 2,700 mile 11 day road trip in June of 2013. My wife and I left our home in Eastern Washington on Sunday the 9th of June and drove to Kalispell, Montana where we spent night one. We enjoyed back road driving from St. Regis to Kalispell with wonderful views of Flathead Lake.


Day two, we left Kalispell and chose to drive highway 2 to Browning, Montana. The Going to the Sun highway through Glacier NP was closed and we had traveled that road several times. Rain arrived big time by the time we reached Browning. My wife paid a visit on the local Blackfoot casino in Browning, while I gassed up the car (Our little Honda Fit got 41.4 mpg on this trip), and bought "travel food" for us a.k.a. "junk food".


The Blackfoot Indians we saw in Browning were a handsome, tall athletic group and I could see why other tribes once feared them, as did the early pioneers, who attempted to travel their territory.


The drive from Browning to Great Falls was some of the most beautiful big open big sky country I have ever seen. Even with the rain it was beautiful. Stopping to read many of the historic makers, I was surprised that the encounter (that left two Blackfoot Indians dead and Capt. Lewis (of Lewis and Clark fame), with a few of his men, running for a fortuitous reunion with some of his men on the Missouri River) - - was in such big open country.


When I read the journals of Lewis and Clark I had mistakenly assumed the event took place in forested mountains, much like the Lochsa River country of Idaho. We spend the night at Great Falls.


I wanted to visit the "Great Falls" of the Missouri River. Once again my preconceived notions and knowledge were...wrong. I didn't realize that Lewis and Clarks portage of 18 miles was around a whole series of waterfall, not just one great big one with a tough canyon requiring the long portage.


There are five waterfalls on the Missouri River that the Lewis and Clark expedition had to portage around, at least there "were five". One is no underwater. Great Falls is the lowest and biggest; then moving up the Missouri River there is Crooked Falls; Rainbow Falls; Colter Falls (under water now) and Black Eagle Falls.


My wife and I made a point of visiting each of the four fall that can still be seen. Dams impact all of them with dams built right across the top of Black Eagle and Great Falls. Another dam diverts the water around Rainbow and Crooked falls, much of the time so very little water was passing over them. Still, it was so interesting to see where this part of the Lewis and Clark expedition took place. We visited the Lewis and Clark visitor center and found it really well done and informative. We spent the second night of our road trip at Great Falls.


Day three. I didn't want to wait until 10 am for the Charlie Russell museum to open in Great Falls to open so we headed from Great Falls to Bozeman. We took highway 89 south and got snowed on at King Hill summit. Still, the weather showed some signs of improvement and the scenery was great on our drive. We checked into our motel room early at Bozeman and rested up for an early start to Yellowstone NP and Grand Teton NP the next morning.


Day four. The sun came out. What a beautiful morning. We drove the scenic Gallatin River route (highway 89) down to West Yellowstone, where we had breakfast and gave our son a call on his cell phone. We had plans to meet up with them a time share they had in Jackson, Wyoming and spend Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday night with them.


We didn't know when we called them that they were headed for Yellowstone and wanted to take the same hike we intended to take (for different reasons). We agreed to look for each other at the Midway Geyser Basin at the Grand Prismatic parking lot OR at the trail head parking lot for Fairy Falls.


We arrived within minutes of each other (they coming from Jackson and we coming from Bozeman) at the Grand Prismatic parking lot. Then off we all went (son, daughter in law, granddaughter, my wife, and me) to the trailhead for the Fairy Falls hike.


At a point on the trail to Fairy Falls you can take an "unofficial" tread up a hill covered with downed timber, and get a panoramic view of Grand Prismatic. At that point on the trail, I took leave of the group and made my way up to the top of the hill (the best photos were at about halfway up the hill so all the extra hiking did for me, was give me some extra exercise - - which I can always use).


I hurried to catch up with the "group" but they had arrived at Fairy Falls about 15 minutes ahead of me, and were ready to return, soon after I arrived. I took a fun turn at carrying our 8 month old granddaughter in the nice Osprey poco daypack, my wife and I had got for her. She enjoyed trying to unscrew my Tilley hat from my head as we hiked along the trail. What fun!


After the Fairy Falls hike my wife and I headed straight for Grand Teton NP to do a few drives and short hikes on our own, while the kids remained in Yellowstone for most of the rest of the day. We all met up in Jackson and all got a good night's sleep at their time share, which was within walking distance of downtown and had three bedrooms.


Day Five. The most event filled day of our road trip. The girls (Grandma, Mom, and Granddaughter slept in before going window shopping in Jackson). My son and I got up around 4 am, put together our day hiking gear and headed out for the Leigh Lake trailhead for a nice early morning hike. Since we had lots of time until "daylight", we went to Oxbow Bend for some photo ops and made several other photo ops stops before starting our hike. The two of us had the trail to ourselves. We hiked the length of Leigh Lake to the trail junction for Trapper and Bearpaw Lakes.


The morning was cool, and the sight of the Grand Tetons (Mt. Moran @ 12,605') were spectacular. Little wind ripped the lakes so we got some good reflection photographs.


We rejoined the gals at Jackson and Grandpa and Grandma OMT did a little baby sitting so our son and daughter-in-law could get out take a good drive and hike on their own.


Day Six. On this morning, my wife and I got up early and took off for some drives and hikes of our own in Teton NP. The highlight of the morning was a drive up the Gros Ventre River (we saw a big healthy cinnamon colored black bear) and a trip up Signal Peak. What views from up there! We returned to Jackson mid afternoon for another stint of enjoyable "baby sitting", while our son and daughter-in-law went out to and to a cowboy concert with friends staying at nearby Wilson, Wyoming. A good time was had by all.


Day Seven: The kids headed home to Utah and my wife and I headed down scenic back roads to Evanston, Wyoming where we spent the night.


Day Eight: My wife and I were hoping that highway 150 through the high Uintas would be open and snow free - - and it was. So we took our time driving that scenic road, scouting campgrounds and trail heads for future reference, for later this year. We eventually made it to the kids place where I spent Sunday and Monday night - - before heading back to Washington state (Grandma OMT stayed on with the "Junior Ranger" (our granddaughter) for awhile longer.


Day Ten: I decided to take a scenic route back home and because I had not brought any car camping gear I had justified a trip to REI to buy the least expensive car camping tent I could buy (and a super cheap ground pad and sleeping bag at Wally Mart).


I then took off early (real early) Tuesday morning and drove the interstate to Twin Falls, Idaho. There I turned north up to Stanley, then across through camas blossom covered meadows to Lowman, Banks, then north to McCall, Idaho.


I found a small campground on Goose Creek north of McCall. It was two miles off the highway on a dirt road, and was just what I was looking for. I paid my five dollars "senior rate" for my campsite and found I was the only one camped for the night (the next morning I saw where one other party "tent camping" had joined me nearby.


A character "camp host" with a metal detector and few teeth, kept the little campground (Last Chance Campground), it spotless good order and so I built a fire and watched the clouds float by until crawling into my cheap tent, in my rated to 40 degrees poly Ozark brand $15 sleeping bag...and slept like a log. Much happier than I would have been in a motel room, and besides I now have another tent and a sleeping bag (throw in a $7 closed foam sleeping pad as well).


Day 11. Up the road to Riggins and photo ops along the Salmon River. At White Bird, I did something I have always intended to do but never taken the time. I left highway 95 to drive the old White Bird hill route (old highway 95), and walk the White Bird Battlefield (Nez Perce won that one). It had been over 40 years since I had driven that scenic road. I was in college at Washington State University then, and that was the only road to travel between Riggins and Grangeville .... way back then.


Photo ops as I drove Camas Prairie with the tail end of the rapeseed blossoms still covering many of the fields, then a visit to the new Nez Perce visitor center at Lapwai. Thai food in Lewiston and I was soon on my way home. Quite a trip!


Here I am hugging and laying on my doll again. My top is sheer chiffon, with silver decorations. The bed is covered in black lace. He's such a good boy. Well maybe he is a girl, after all, how do I know? I just call him...HE! He's still a kitten.


i am not a cd tv or crossdresser but many of my friends are

kiss my boy and girls



Hot woman legs from behind

At Uptown Charlotte. Used 580EX with luminquest 80/20 for fill. Comments welcome.

The front one is pink, i may have white diamond too..

as they are 7 inches long and this would be doubled.

So, its probably regular diamonds.

This is unusual that the throw all colors...

you can see blue in them...this is huge bracelet each section has six

triangles....called trillions. By De Beers.


a digital camera has a blind spot for bright sequins,

many photos on flkr show this..

you can have formal, long beaded gown and it wont sparkle..or shine this has to be defeated...its overcome a setting.

Maybe my girlfriend and best glamour photographer in the world can figure it...but you have to know how to do it,


so lucky me, it hit it...a fluke of nature...


At last I've found the perfect man,

who could ask for more,

He's deaf and dumb, over SEXED, and he

Owns a jewelry store.


thanks husband loves the ground i walk on

and i love wonder.


I am not a cd, ts, crossdresser, or a tranny etc. I am all natural born woman, with kids out of my womb. But...many of my friends are.

Kiss the boy and girls.


hot volcanic spring water channeled out of the ground and into a bath

© Cynthia E. Wood | FoundFolios | facebook | Blurb | Instagram


Here's a better view of my fresh ink, by Eddy/aqui-ali:


Sir John Curley also took a nice shot of my new tattoo just minutes after the plastic wrap came off:


And, last but not least, from Mick Jagger & Keith Richards (from 1966/67)...:


Prince or pauper, beggar man or thing

Play the game with every flower you bring

Dandelion don't tell no lies

Dandelion will make you wise

Tell me if she laughs or cries

Blow away dandelion


One o'clock, two o'clock, three o'clock, four o'clock chimes

Dandelions don't care about the time

Dandelion don't tell no lies

Dandelion will make you wise

Tell me if she laughs or cries

Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion


Though you're older now it's just the same

You can play this dandelion game

When you're finished with your childlike prayers

Well, you know you should wear it


Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailors lives

Rich man, poor man, beautiful daughters, wives

Dandelion don't tell no lies

Dandelion will make you wise

Tell me if she laughs or cries

Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion


Little girls and boys come out to play

Bring your dandelions to blow away

Dandelion don't tell no lies

Dandelion will make you wise

Tell me if she laughs or cries

Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion

The highest arches on Flkr. Tied at ankles, simulate bondage. Seen in other photographs, here is close up.


I am a real female

i am not a cd, tv, or crossdresser but many of my friends are

Kiss my boy and girls,



sorrry, no facebook, twitter or website


If i have a fetish, it could only be shoes.

I have hundreds, but I don't need them to have sex. so I guess, it's just a hobby.


these are so beautiful, they are silk, see them glisten in the light?

i have on panties...but no pantyhose. The bottom of my famous vintage undies.


tee straps, ankle bondage, for a nice lady. Nails in two reds.

My arch, profile.

So close, you can see my freckles.


Cloud of white fluffy fur and dark green velvet drapes.


No, I am not a crossdresser or cd.

Read my profile.


Kiss my boy and girls



reposted for new fans

got my legs from my mother

Penn relaxing in the spa.


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My write up on photographing the new Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas here


On the weekend of November 20-21, 2010, I was invited to photograph the new Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas prior to their opening December 15, 2010 in Las Vegas NV.


This set of images represents my efforts that weekend to showcase this newest resort property opening up on the Las Vegas Strip. Thanks to David Scherer from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for showing me around, to Miiko Mentz at Katalyst Films for helping to arrange the shoot, and to my wife for modeling for me.


To learn more about The Cosmpolitan of Las Vegas, check out their website here or their Facebook page here.

This is the hot pink long skirt, I wore to church.

Got to my house and took photographs. I wore this slip, And all my friends loved it. This is bride lingerie slip, petty. Nude color pantyhose...Beaded feet...Extreme long toe style.


They are like indian, or harem shoes.


I am not a cd, tv, or crossdresser but many of my friends are,

Kiss my boy and girls



I like this crazy new pose even if my face is not showing it...


but it was the knees together, like little girl..that i liked this pose. Legs askew in stockings...Naughty little school girl in a grown up way. Celebrating Independence Day.

Just know i'm having fun.


I am not a or crossdresser, but many of my friends are

kiss my boy and girls


As she relaxed before dinner, waiting for me to dress, she had no idea the distraction she and every other man who saw her that night. I was, as usual, speechless. Many men were not as fortunate as I, as I observed one walk straight into a 30 foot long buffet station, because he was enthralled with her. Who could blame him, my wife is hot.


My beautiful hot wife has the most amazing, athletic, gorgeous legs you're ever going to find.


Here I am in one of the Usa's most wonderful grand parks. Our family was there for a vacation, combination seminar. Our kids and our parents. The is just me in the grass.

I love this picture. I am wearing dark glasses...those are not black eyes.

I'm gasp.....wearing tennies shoes...Well you can't wear high heels in the grass lands.


I want to tell you about my outfit.

I made my feminine clothes. This is regular shorts...but the top is a corset design of cotton eyelet. I made it and i have no bra. There are ruffles on the hips and the top...and then there is a matching skirt. At this seminar, it was about, femininity...all the women dressed up as much as possible...and the teacher said ...I was the best in this outfit.

Every day was a fashion show....but...I had great shoes...and he said you all look great

but Mrs X...wins because of her shoes. The shoes were all vinyl and at that time, they were not common. And they cost a fortune.

So this is two piece outfit and....

one day i wore it to the grocery store to get some food, and a little boy was in line and he said out loud... ARE YOU WEARING YOUR UNDERWEAR??


That is the point of ultra feminine clothes, they do look like underwear...

My top looked like a corset and my skirt was ruffled and looked like a petticoat. It was one of my most beautiful creations....


so i was pleased..and even little MEN...KNOW ITS SEXY...OR SOMETHING?




IN MY SET... Married Mistress Model fantasy...i wore this outfit ...dressed as Melissa,

so here you can see the whole sorry. I didn't keep all my clothes I made.

I'm so glad I have the photos.


I am not cd, tv or crossdresser but many of my friend are,

they love the ultra femme look

kiss my boy and girls


click here to see MARRIED MISTRESS


REPOSTED I HIT ONE MILLON. just a bunch of horny guys i guess?


I found at halloween, big cheap store loaded in cheap stuff.

this darling tutu skirt it's double layers and ruffles and ribbon and a gleaming hot pink waist and hip section, and it was

only 10 dollars at walmart...i have it covered with a white

nylon or ? corset affair with little lace sleeves.

I didn't fix my hair. I have on no makeup. I plopped a flower wreath on my head

and took up this heart pillow. This pillow is for future

shot...i got this tutu.


I have red and white ones in my stock...but not so cute as this tiny short one.

They are vintage i'm rushing back to store to buy the other colors the top laces and i got black pvc looking or shiney rubber, leather cute.


I also bought fancy thigh highs..nude to the hips...white with red bows..and black with white and pink bows...little ribbons

only 5 dollars...

and i got

black tattoo pantyhose, with butterfly and i adore them

only $3.50.



I am getting up early and going back to other locations to see if I can buy more to match these..before they are gone.I wear large...and they had only two...

soft material....yummy.


i look like a kid

feel like a teen

or preteen...


giggly with these finds

every one hit the stores now for sexy stuff

for the holiday. cheaper than internet, or online.


Ps...I did my shopping and two other streets and none, they had children tutus but now women ones...

so I was mad.


the next day, I returned to the original location and got a red tutu and more tattoed pantyhose. They so hot.


and I got black and red thigh highs with pussy cat bows on them.

so I'm done...with the store...but happy, as these will do under all my mini costume skirts.


I am not a tv, cd,cd crossdresser, but many of my friends are.

They love femme dresses.

Kiss my boy and girls.




no website, facebook or twitter

My hot wife!

Originally posted May 2010. This pic now has over 140,000 views and surpassed all my other shots. Moving it to the front of my photostream

crossing legs showing me one of her fantasies of when we go out to dinner sometime

My write up on photographing the new Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas here


On the weekend of November 20-21, 2010, I was invited to photograph the new Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas prior to their opening December 15, 2010 in Las Vegas NV.


This set of images represents my efforts that weekend to showcase this newest resort property opening up on the Las Vegas Strip. Thanks to David Scherer from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for showing me around, to Miiko Mentz at Katalyst Films for helping to arrange the shoot, and to my wife for modeling for me.


To learn more about The Cosmpolitan of Las Vegas, check out their website here or their Facebook page here.

Woke up the wife at 4.30am this morning, I had suggested we went past the beach for a sunrise shoot before work.


Had found a new place on Google maps that looked good and wanted to go check it out.


We got there before first light and had a cup of nice hot coffee/tea, while we were waiting for some light.


First light came, and I could see in her eyes that she was thinking;

Tide times - checked, yes

Sunrise time - checked, yes

Weather forecast, checked - I don't think sooo!!!.


There was total cloud cover from horizon to horizon and a rather large storm out to sea, oops. :-/


Took a couple of shot and then we had a bit of brekky and another coffee just watching the clouds fly past.


Didn't see the sun til about 3pm this afternoon. ;-)

Mental note for self, remember to check the weather forecast the night before when you plan on getting out of bed at 4.30am.


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my hot wife getting a tan



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Because I love you. can't see'm being bad....and nice.

Dam, I look good.

No retouching....pretty good for sexy granny.

Course I was married when I was 12 years old....just a little girl.


i have set feet and legs...hit that


No im not a crossdresser, transvestite, tv, or cd, but many of my friends are.


Kiss my boy and girls,


here is popular photo of these silk shoes.


it seems i was on a roll when i shot these shoes.

So, I just put my foot up on my knee and shot the design on new pantyhose, i love em...

stuff on my bed for trying on. bought pink tutu for flkr not for

going outside.

Love these

Nude body, with this one design on only one leg...only one bug.

I'm not sure they will last long...???

the quality i mean, never mind i might have them ripped off.


I am not a tv, cd, crossdresser

, but many of my friends are.

Kiss my boy and girls.



btw these did not rip and they were big hit at a night club with a mini skirt..many did not know they were fake and stockings.


to see my top views...200, to 500, each

click here


to see this on my legs..

click here






Dihanna aka Perfect House Wife


My name is Diahann aka Perfect Housewife, born May 12th 1984, making me 25 years old and a Taurus. Im from Long Beach and still live in Southern California. I love to model, act, travel, listen to music, and meet new people.


Ive been in magazines like Skinnie, JM, Hot Rod, Tap Out, Deluxe, Old School Hot Rod, many others, and was also Miss Ink-N-Iron 2009. Ive worked on many shows and movies, for example Sons of Anarchy the past two seasons. We start filming the new season April 23rd. On top of being a model and actress, I am also a hair and make-up artist.


Ive been all over the UK, five of the Hawaiian Islands, France, the west and east coasts of the US, and I cant wait for my next trip, most likely to Thailand. I love to do Outdoor Activities, especially Extreme Sports like Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Dirt Bike Riding, and Skydiving. I like doing fun things with my family and friends like Hiking, Fishing, and going to the Beach. I like going to car shows too, so I could see really nice 52 Mercurys and 58 Impalas to name a couple.


I was pregnant during the Alt Magazine shoot, and cant wait to start my family. Im an outgoing and loving person, and cant wait to see what the future holds for my new family and me.

My beautiful wife Rhonda, headed back to our stateroom after a night out in an evening gown on a recent cruise vacation Fall 2010.

Some of my wife shoes, in their bedroom. Yes, they have their own room. 122 pairs sleep there. Yes, she's addicted.

Quelque unes des chaussures de ma femme. Oui, elles ont leur propre chambre. 122 pairs dorment là. Oui, elle est accro.

Now this has been picked up by the Flickr blog and the views have gone mental I thought I'd write a bit about this one. The Jardin Flambeau was an installation piece in the park behind mine and my wife's (the lovely cuttlefishlove) flat - very convenient.


It was set up by French group Compagnie Carabosse, who basically set the entire park on fire - it was amazing. This device opened and closed like a flower - in its closed configuration, here it looked like a burning hot air balloon, and sprayed water mist into the fire buckets giving a sudden burst of light.

Stairway to Heaven is how my Husband refers to me!

Saturday night 20 May 2017, after checking into our motel room in Riggins, Idaho - - my wife and I took a memorable and scenic drive up the Salmon River from Riggins. A storm moved through adding drama and spectacular light to the already scenic, river canyon landscapes.




My wife and I took a road trip from our home in Eastern Washington to our kids' house in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, where they have moved from Colorado. We stayed a week it Utah (and got snowed on in May!), while my wife and I helped with the care of our two granddaughters.


Saturday and Sunday the 20th and 21st of May, 2017, we drove back to our house in Eastern Washington, but this time, with good weather, we took our time and from Boise, Idaho, along back roads, we had traveled many times before, but always enjoyed.


Below is the "story" that goes along with some of the photographs I took along the way. Nothing like a great road trip for my wife and me, and this was a good one! Enjoy the photographs.


SATURDAY 5.20.17


* Saturday we left Park City and drove our Honda Fit to Boise, Idaho, where we drove up scenic back country through McCall, Idaho to Riggins, Idaho. There at Riggins we checked in early to a motel room, with a great view out our room window of the Salmon River (River of No Return), rolling in high water, right past us.


Once we got our stuff organized in our room we took a long drive as far up the Salmon River as we could drive. Few other people and wonderful scenery. A hard rain made the last two or three miles of the dirt (mud) road unadvisable for farther travel, so we retraced our route, got dinner, and a good night's sleep. No A/C and no heater required.


* White water kayakers (the pair - experienced and the four kayak group, taking an easier stretch) on the rumbling Payette River between Boise and McCall, Idaho.


* Our Saturday evening drive up the Salmon River from Riggins. Excellent light as a rain storm moved through briefly but with plenty of rain and drama.


* A bald eagle nest with a mother and two little ones at the very top of high slender ponderosa pine, across the Salmon River on our dirt road drive up canyon. I had my wife check out the nest with binoculars and she watched and laughed as two baby eagles tumbled back and forth over each other, and their mother, evidently wanting to check out what their mother was watching across the river (us). One of my photos caught one of the youngsters in the nest.


* French Creek (a cabin and pioneer planted flowering tree of some sort). Lot of history to this section of the Salmon River. In years past I have driven the steep dirt road all the way from French Creek, past the Burgdorf hot springs to McCall (about 50 miles). But this day, my wife and I just drove up the Salmon River another couple of miles from French Creek, as the heavy, short duration, rain storm had made the road slippery and muddy. We didn't want to slide into the no guard rails Salmon River.


* We watched the Salmon River roll by us from our motel room and white tail deer feed on the steep canyon slopes across the river.


SUNDAY 5.21.17


* Looking down the Salmon River as we drove from Riggins to White Bird, Idaho. We stopped often to enjoy the wildlife and scenery.


* As I hiked down to the river bank and then down river to take some landscape photos of the Salmon River (Sunday morning, shortly after leaving Riggins, Idaho), I surprised a mother Merganser and her five little ones. It caused a panic with the Mother duck, not wanting to swim out into the main current of the Salmon River, and with the little ones, deciding that climbing on Mom's back for a ride to safety was best idea. There simply wasn't room for five.


I didn't want to panic them so much that they became separated, so I backed up into the ponderosa pine, and watched as they swam, with zero problem at all, Mother and all five little ones, to the far side of the river. The little ones did just great swimming on their own, though one "fraidy cat", make that one "fraidy baby duck" may have caught a ride all the way across on its mother's back.


* Farther along the Salmon River canyon shore a Canada geese honked at me and swam out into the current, just downstream from where the Merganser family had been. The goose calmly paddled right through the edge of some white water and bobbed on down the river, with little worry or concern.


* We shortly came to a just erected flagged sign on the highway down the Salmon River Canyon, that said "Accident Investigation". Locals were looking and pointing into the channel of the river as several sheriff's cars showed up and walked across the road. I pulled over too, and got my camera out. Somebody had ended up in the river in their car. The passenger door was open and the driver's door was rolled down.


I asked the Sheriff if anybody made it out, and he confirmed they had. No fatalities. Very lucky. Had the car gone into the main Salmon River instead of shallower and slower moving side channel, there wouldn't have been a hope for escape. The car facing up river and quite a ways out, asked more questions than it answered.


UPDATE: Once home I searched the internet for information about the "car in the Salmon River". Once again more questions than answers.


## A Riggins, Idaho man was presumed drowned after his car was had reportedly gone into the Little Salmon River (just south of Riggins) 22 March 2017. Searching through the night the car couldn't be found. It was found in the river upside down in the river, the next morning. The 35 year old driver - was not in the vehicle and was likely swept down the river.


### Lucile, Idaho: Two University of Idaho students (both women) were in a 2004 Nissan Maxima, when it went into the Salmon River near Lucile, Idaho and became submerged. That was May 17th, 2016, over a year ago. One of the women's bodies was fund in an eddy by Twin Bridges, by a local resident. The other body was never found.


#### April 2017: A body was found in the Salmon River about nine miles downstream from where the two University of Idaho women had gone into the river in 2016. The body was found by the father of the missing 35 year old man, who disappeared in the Little Salmon River accident. The body had not yet been identified.


So: If the car I took the photographs of in the Salmon River on 21May 2017, has anything to do with the 2016 accident or not, I don't know. It seems odd, that the sheriff told me that there were no deaths or injuries with the car in I saw in the river. A jacket was on top of the trunk of the car and it didn't looked like it had been battered by being in the river for a long time. Perhaps later on I will find an article that clears up the matter. OMT 5.23.2017.


* White Bird Hill...the OLD road. When I was in college at WSU I used to drive my underpowered VW bug (with hunting, fishing, and/or camping gear on board) up and down the impressive tight switchbacks of "White Bird Hill". The old road is still open for people to travel, few do, but we did, and I have often done so in the past. The new road makes the trip from White Bird, Idaho to Grangeville much faster (but you can't smell the flowers ... smile).


White Bird is the site of the June 17, 1877 battle between the Nez Perce and a U.S. Army force, sent to find them. The U.S. Army lost 34 men in that battle while the Nez Perce didn't lose any. You would have to read about the White Bird Hill battle and the broken treaties and resulting actions to get understand what led up to this particular battle.


Today, the White Bird battle field is peaceful and lovely. Driving the old road slowly (the many tight switchbacks and steep grade make that mandatory and prudent), you hear Meadowlarks' singing their hearts out among balsam root blossoms and lupine. A nice drive!


* Camas Prairies (West of Grangeville, Idaho). Where the Nez Perce for hundreds of years had dug camas bulbs up and roasted them for winter use. The Nez Perce helped the Lewis and Clark expedition (in part by feeding them) near Weippe Prairie.


Today farms cover much of the land and one of the crops grown to make canola oil, is rapeseed. Their bright yellow blossoms light up the landscape and their fragrance is overwhelming (like Scotch Bloom). Quite a sight, when you hit the field blossoms at the right time, (which we did). We drove lots of fun back roads enjoying the sights, history, and flower fragrances.


* An old pickup truck near Dayton, Washington on our way our home in Eastern Washington, Sunday afternoon. Parked under the shade of a "big old tree", where it was last left. I photographed this scene earlier this year but couldn't resist another stop with spring finally here.


Oldmantravels 22 May 2017


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