Thursday, July 27, 2017


We went to check out the Paydown Access yesterday to see why it was still closed from the flood. the road was passable, but very rough as it sustained damages in the flood. There was also a new power pole  there. The potty  house was quite damaged.  not sure why they have not fixed this back up, but am sure it is at the bottom of the priority list. Sooo many places had a lot of damage from the floods and this access is pretty much off the beaten path.  It is officially closed, but you can tell people have been down in there to use the ramp.

Sunday, July 23, 2017


Not a very good picture, and it is from a while ago...but a couple nights ago we had  a mama one in the back yard with four little ones!  beyond cute but didn't get a picture!

Jack spends these hot days in the pampas grass on the North side of the house.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Photo Dump

Picture of a tree across the river from our cabin. Tyler kept saying "see the Jesus sign"  and being all amazed by something....this happened a couple different days..finally he got it through to us that this tree had the shape of the Christian fish symbol...see it?  He is a neat kid.

round rock I found while swimming in front of the cabin.

Malinda gave them gifts the last day of swim Tyler's hand is the lego thing he put together that she bought him. He loves legos!  and Emily adores her Pocohantas doll!

Pocohontas helping her play Twister

and helping her eat ice cream! a couple days I gave them a small bowl of ice cream and unlimited access to my sprinkle collection.  haha may have gotten a little carried away!

Coolers all over the track. This is the annual end to the week long band camp. and enormous water fight.  I will keep my thoughts on this to myself.

Hot one here today! 101!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wildflower Wednesday

Maybe not really a flower....and not sure on the spelling  but cockleburr is what we call it

Blackberry Lily


Queen Anne's Lace

Black Eyed Susan

Not a flower, but Hedge Apple  aka  Osage Orange

Oh don't know the name of this one....

I took all these picture on the road to the cabin!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

At The RIver

We were down at the river last night and I found this item upriver from the boat ramp....made of metal with numbers stamped in it...not sure what it was for.

calm and peaceful 

I like the reflections in the water

cute fungi growing under the table.

Monday, July 17, 2017


Interesting dew pattern on the zinnias


moon over Victorian Manor while we were waiting for the nursing home fireworks show!

Saturday, July 8, 2017


Several weeks ago I took these pictures of some growths on the elderberry bushes...strange looking!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Star Wars

Tyler had gotten this puzzle as a gift and was so excited to get to do it this Summer here at our house....It was 1000 pieces and for a much older child. It was HARD! Ha!  he helped with the bottom part a lot and some of the rest, but I finished it. Much too advance for a 7 yr old. and nearly too advance for me! ha!  Looking forward to showing him what it looks like finished.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Butter Churn

I decided to clean out this butter churn that is in the corner of our bedroom...I knew it had some gloves in it, but wasn't aware of what else was in there....Here are some of them...note the pair that says "Only Good Dreams"  

Hat, sock, mittens appear to be handmade....the thick mittens my parents got me years ago....they are so nice..I believe they came from LL Bean or somewhere like that.

the churn

random items also in there....two mis-matched gloves....two pair of cheerleading socks from the late 90's....why do I still have these? Ha!  an old extension cord, etc.

and three random toys....the sheep even had it's Certificate of Authenticity! Ha!  It is from Charlotte's Web.  The other two were from a Shrek movie....they are resting on some gold tissue paper that was in the crock.

Never know what you are going to find around here!