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Old October 17, 2011, 01:35 PM   #1
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How to tell when summer is over

It's not just a calendar date. Summer's officially over when my father in law puts the saddle on the tree in the house and the trapper goes in its scabbard for the last time of the year.

Yep, summer is over.
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Old October 17, 2011, 02:45 PM   #2
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Summer won't really be truly over here til around the middle of January usually.
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Old October 17, 2011, 02:51 PM   #3
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In 47 years I've never been on a western saddle, but that looks great, Kudos to your FiL..

Great looking rig
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Old November 17, 2011, 04:27 PM   #4
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campfire and the 45/70

when the campfire get bigger to usher in a fall morning or winter evening

take a good wiff you can smell the ambers and mesquite aand occasional cowpatty they burn good to if your on a ranch

how bout a cup of coffee sit a spell and let me move the marlin 45/70 out of the way pard
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Old November 17, 2011, 06:59 PM   #5
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Here in Central Calif we don't get a huge seasonal change with snow and all but we we do get rain and it ruins more than one CAS session.
The range is outdoors in the open but thank goodness our Pistol Range is covered with a shed-type roof and we can shoot when it's raining! Temps are normally in the high 30;s and low 40's so it's not all that uncomfortable. The main wintertime foe for our shooting is the Fog. It makes the 100 yard range unusable sometimes and it also keeps your powder damp!
I hate to see the long days of Summer fade but it's just another thing to deal with...
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Old November 18, 2011, 04:44 AM   #6
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Here its when you have a inch of snow on the deck and have to pull the shoes off the horses for the winter.
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Old November 18, 2011, 07:29 AM   #7
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It is....

....when I am shivvering too much to hold the sights on the black ring.

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Old November 18, 2011, 11:32 AM   #8
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Here, the air gets crisp, with 30-degree temperature swings between night and day; the oaks and maples turn brilliant colors, and thoughts turn anew to the deer woods.
Cogito, ergo armatus sum.
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Old November 18, 2011, 12:30 PM   #9
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Not too hard to tell when summer is over here.
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Old November 18, 2011, 12:42 PM   #10
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For me it's when you wake up and the car is covered in ice. Here that was 2 days ago, 18 degrees *sigh*.

Beautiful picture there rdstrain.

btw - we've been traveling all over the US the last few years (my folks bought an RV and we borrow it in the summer ), I think the Black Hills is just about the best place I've ever been! Hard to choose between there, Wyoming, and western Montana. Ahhhhhh, maybe someday.
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