Friday, September 30, 2016

New National Monument

Sock Monkey was impressed with Wolf Creek Pass!

New National Monument....Chimney Rock or something like that.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sheep Herding

We were going through some kind of like free-range area. We had seen quite a few cattle and the came across this....what appeared to be several hundred sheep being herded from one area to another...see the black sheep? ha! and the sheep dog?

The dog had it under control!

Lots of sheep...

nearly as far as you could see!

This guy was bringing up the was neat how they kept them all moving!

There was a brown dog "helping" too.
Certainly slowed us down for a while, but it was neat to see!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Silver Thread and More

 We saw Mule Deer several times on our trip.....Fun to see for sure!

This pair had two humans with it that were also dressed the part

Sock Monkey wanted to make new friends!

He liked our break in Lake City!

Pretty excited about the Silver Thread too!

the Aspens were sure pretty!

 Pretty scenery about anywhere you looked!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Florissant Fossil Beds

We just got back from a nice trip to Colorado....this is not us, haha, just some people getting their picture taken as we drove by!

Sock Monkey was impressed with the fossil stuff

We watched the video that told all about how this happened..

We walked a short trail.....someone had tacked up some kind of skull on a tree..

not a good picture, but it's a black squirrel

this one is crumbling

impressed by the tree stumps

 I liked the display of the different fossils that had bee found, tiny bugs,  ferns, pretty. The ranger was outside when we did this...he thought it was funny! Stay tuned for more updates from our trip to Southwest Colorado!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Shoes and Other Things

Something is hanging from the power line!

A pair of shoes! Not sure how long they have been there, but I didn't notice them until after the parade..
 bug wars down at the river.

Vienna  Rocks! Found these at the post office the other evening!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

More Stuff

Pumpkin growing on a cattle panel...we sure had a bumper crop of these this year!
I think this is a Monarch caterpillar....we saw this in the garden one day last week when Emily was with pretty

Fungi that had popped up all over a shady area in the mae yard

Pretty butterfly I found on a sidwalk uptown...soo very pretty!

Friday, September 23, 2016


We enjoyed have Tyler for the day last Saturday! We broke in the new picnic table with a fish fry..He got to pick the menu....we had a good day....Malinda came by to visit and they played  a lot of board games and did other fun stuff....In the afternoon he helped us pick a bunch of pumpkins...

He loves his fish! ha!
It was such a fun day! He is such a good kid!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday Things

I bought this at a yard sale from a lady that was downsizing in 2013..for $ is about five or six inches high....believe it's called Old Sleepy Eye

and the other side

A while back Sarah made this out of the kids' cute and the sand at the bottom is from the Gasconade River!  I thought it was really cute and a good Summer decoration!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


We like our Emily days....days when we go get her and spend time with her.....She brought her tricycle with her one day....

Love her curls!

She is such a sweet girl!

One day she had fun splashing through the rain puddle....great fun!

She helped us pick some pumpkins!

Richard teases her calling her "little ham"  so we had to take her picture with a little ham! She thought it was funny!

We sure enjoy the extra time we get to spend with her!