Thursday, April 30, 2015

Florida Trip

We returned Tuesday night from a fun-filled trip to Florida......we were excited to see this on the GPS....11 miles to go! oh, and the speed limit is actually 65 where we were....See the little checkered flag?
We had a good visit with this lady!
And of course Sock Monkey came along! 
As soon as I get caught up around here, I will be having some posts about our trip!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spring in the Yard

Just some pictures from last week around the yard.....tiny blooms on some bushes in front of the deck...
Blooms on the white surprised to see this bloom, as the bush is quite young.....notice Jack photo-bombing the picture! Ha! 
Old cistern with Sweet Williams growing by it..
One of the honeysuckle bushes we have....this one has pinkish blooms, the others have white blooms...
Love this time of year....everything is so fresh and new.....

Monday, April 27, 2015

Farm Tour

We were out at the "farm" the evening of April 18, looking for mushrooms.....We stopped at the pond and this bullfrog just sat there and let me take pictures.....
One of the two mushrooms we found....even though we didn't find many, it was still a fun time!
Dogwoods blooming in the mushroom woods....they are so pretty!
I found these while looking for the "good" kind.....I should go look their name up....I named them "black skull cap" because they look deadly! Ha!

Baby Oak leaves...
Another kind of baby Oak leaves...with a bug on them...
Believe this is a Sassafrass bloom..
It was sure a nice way to spend some time!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Mowing Mishap

"I think I might have hit that "stump" of yours" hahaha aka driftwood....and yes, he did hit it, or bump into it with the mower! lol  It was pretty rotten and mostly still intact...Probably doesn't sound that funny, maybe a person had to be there....but we did laugh about it! Happy Friday and hope everyone has a good weekend!

Spice Girls and Andrew Jackson

I found this little figurine thing in a box in the dungeon....Did not know what/who it was..Sarah thought it was a Spice Girl from that music group.  I put the $20 behind it to show how small it was.....Andrew Jackson is watching over things...almost looks kind of sad! Ha!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Toy Story....1 and 2

I finally got around to gathering up the Toy Story toys.....some were in a tote that I thought was just Toy Story....or course there were some other things mixed in with it....Pretty sure most of these I bought more for myself than for the kids...actually I know that! Ha! What neat movies they were! The large Buzz Lightyear and the Rocket Ship both make noises and light up....and the RC racer, one of them, used to be remote control, but doesn't work anymore...and look at all those little Buzz Lightyears! My word! 
Cute characters from the movie...
Woody and Jessie....the two large ones have pull strings on their backs so they can talk. Too bad Woody doesn't work very good anymore!
More Woody toys...and the horse.
More characters...
Random items....and instructions to something....not sure what....
Some of the other unrelated items that were in the tote.....stuff from several other Disney movies.....
And some more.....I am wondering......surely this is about all the Disney stuff down there!!
This makes me want to watch the Toy Story movies again!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bee Wars

The other day I declared war on these bees that have decided our redwood deck is what they want to eat/where they want to live....They don't sting, but burrow holes into the wood....Look at it's wood-eating mouth parts!
Score: Me 11...Bees 1   I killed ten and encased one in a hole with some old play-doh.  There was still one flying around, which I will work on another day.....Funny story about the wasp. I had hung laundry on the line the other day, later on Richard put a pair of his shorts on and eventually the wasp (which was inside his shorts) stung him....Ouch! Needless to say, the wasp was soon executed!
They sure are pretty, but don't want our deck chewed up!

Wildflower Wednesday

These pictures were all taken at the river on April 12.....Small star shaped flower..
A fading Dutchmen's Breeches plant....You can see the seed pods starting to least I guess that is what those are!
There was a good sized area on the bank below the old cabin of Sweet pretty!
Wild Ginger!
Trillium? Not sure on this one..
So many different things budding out and blooming this time of year!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday Photo Dump

Some random photos.....this one taken in the Mae Yard...
In our driveway turn-around area..
Before we took the bird feeder down...

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Cabin in Spring

We were down at the cabin April 12, looking for mushrooms...didn't find any mushrooms, but I did enjoy the wildflowers.....loads of these violet plants all over the place...
You can see some Redbud trees in the background too....
The ground was carpeted with small flowers....
Using the zoom, a look at the bluebells across the river...
And a closer look at them...
Little Oak beginning to leaf out...
We enjoyed our short visit to the river!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Freaky Friday

Took this a couple weeks ago down in the Mae Place.....I tore open the webbing so maybe the birds would eat them!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Old Jail

Monday I went up to the museum complex to pick up sticks, trash,etc in preparation for the first mowing for this year...while I was there I took a couple pictures.....this rabbit was keeping his eyes on me!
I saw a robin egg on the ground....such a beautiful color!
It was a pleasant morning to work outside...I enjoyed it!