It's just glorious out there this morning, and it was last evening as I used the "golden hour" to take a few photos around our neighborhoods.
So, I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
We feel truly blessed and filled with gratitude when days like yesterday and today come along.
Bill has been holding on to the metal sign he purchased last October on the Aran Island of Inis Mor and waiting until a good time and place to display it on the Lovestead.
Sunday was that day and the Forest sign display next to the road seemed like a good spot.
Bill, the forester, left early this morning for Farragut State Park where the annual Idaho State Forestry contest has moved after many, many years at the Delay farm in Careywood.
As with everything, the Pandemic brought about changes in the way the contest was run. Last year, participants competed at various venues.
They'll all be together again at Farragut for the day of students from schools, 4-H clubs, etc., learning, competing, enjoying lunch and general camaraderie in the outdoors.
Bill has been played an integral role with the contest since its beginnings in 1982.
You can learn all about today's activities in the link below:
Looks like they drew a beautiful day for the kids to be outside, and a beautiful spot.
Speaking of feeling blessed, I am deeply honored to be a part of the project featured in the story below, as I know my fellow colleagues and friends Rick Gehring, Woody Aunan and Gareth Abell are.
What a wonderful vision toward the future and such a touching appreciation for his educational roots Garrett Smith (SHS Class of 1992 and engineer living in France) has displayed by initiating this scholarship!
It's been a couple of years in the making, with, of course, the Pandemic slowing down the pace of its fruition.
Nevertheless, two young people are receiving support for their educational futures similar to what Garrett himself received as an outstanding scholar at Sandpoint High School.
It's a win-win situation for Garrett and the students, and I can't say enough about what it means to those of us involved.
An inspiring and meaningful gesture, indeed. Thank you so much, Garrett.
Best of luck, Amanda and Shane.
Happy Thursday. Enjoy the sunshine.