Just dropping in for a meal
A black-capped chickadee flits among the trees on Nov. 7, 2017, in Salmon, Idaho. (© 2017 Cindi Christie/Cyanpixel)

Just dropping in for a meal

  It's migration season for many four-footed and winged critters. Birds are looking for new homes in warmer climates, just passing through Salmon, Idaho, for a meal. Several bird guides…

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Frosty morning
Tiny icicles melt from the needles of a pine tree on Sept. 24, 2017, in Salmon, Idaho. (© 2017 Cindi Christie/Cyanpixel)

Frosty morning

The weather app reported that it was 28 degrees this morning here in Salmon, Idaho.

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Let’s have autumn first
Snow falls on Lemhi County mountain peaks on Sept. 15, 2017, in Salmon, Idaho. (© 2017 Cindi Christie/Cyanpixel)

Let’s have autumn first

Yeah, yeah, winter is coming. A week of summer is remaining and the first snow has fallen here in Lemhi County, Idaho. Within a week's time we've gone from shorts and T-shirts to jackets and boots, and A/C to heater.

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What should we name the smoke?
The sun glows red and fine ash covers everything in Salmon, Idaho, as wildfires in the West burn on Sept. 4, 2017. (© 2017 Cindi Christie/Cyanpixel)

What should we name the smoke?

                        "Paint Your Wagon" is one of our favorite movies. I can hardly wait until the gold prospectors, all…

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If I could talk to the animals
A doe and two fawns visit the yard on Aug. 22, 2017, in Salmon, Idaho. (© 2017 Cindi Christie/Cyanpixel)

If I could talk to the animals

Paying homage to Doctor Dolittle, I nicknamed these twin fawns Pushmi-Pullyu. Mama was barely a leap and bound away from the pair, which had just nursed. They are regular visitors…

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For the birds, not the dog
A fledgling stops by for a visit and is rescued from becoming a morsel for the dog on Aug. 14, 2017, in Salmon, Idaho. (© 2017 Cindi Christie/Cyanpixel)

For the birds, not the dog

This tiny bird came to rest on the back deck. It appeared a bit stunned but not with an obvious injury. I knew that golden retriever Freyja would love to give it a ride in her mouth — especially on the way to her stomach. Instead, it was rescued and posed for a few photos before flying off.

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