Thursday, July 31, 2008
Teen2's horse was even worse. Old Sundance kept stopping to nibble grass causing Teen2 great frustration. My sister traded with her about midway and things got better. Thanks, sister.
Here is the whole gang: my sister, my niece, Teen1, Teen2, and me. We had a nice time walking quietly through the forest, enjoying the pretty scenery and the fresh air, but I have to tell you; it was a little dusty back there at the tail end of the pack.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I'm so excited I think I'll run to the market right now. Cheerio!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
I made this skinny heart and it matched the green dresser in my room so nicely that a had to take a photo of it there.
So does anyone else take craft projects to the cabin or camping? What kind of crafts travel well and are easy for everyone to do? Please leave a comment and tell me all about it.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
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Saturday, July 26, 2008
Happy Pink Saturday everyone!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
We have lots of galls here; the common apple gall,
some red Hershey kiss galls,
and some pretty pink turban galls,
but the jumping galls are the most annoying because of their sheer numbers. And the fact that they fall in the middle of summer. In your hair. In your sweet tea. In your dinner. Uck. Oh well, I guess that's just life Amongst The Oaks.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
This lovely squash blossom is on a tiny pathetic plant. I don't have high hopes for squash this year; maybe I planted too late.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I took this photo last Thursday; they were almost as big as their parents. Then yesterday morning the Lord of the Manor went out the front door and exclaimed, "Quick, come look, the babies are flying away!" So we all ran to catch a glimpse of them scattering into the trees. Wasn't it amazing that they instinctively knew how and when to fly away?
And speaking of flying away, that's Teen1 flying away to Auxiliary practice all by herself. Apparently Saturday was a good day for baby birds to test their wings.
P.S. I didn't walk but I wore my pedometer and worked in the garden for hours; 8511 steps, lots of sore muscles.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
P.S. I walked today; 60 minutes/6036 steps.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
This little guy is on the same branch as the adult above only he can't get as high, but isn't he cute? We are so lucky to live Here Amongst The Oaks surrounded by wild creatures. Isn't it grand?
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Above (sorry for the rubbish photo) you can see where the hive was and below you can see how it looked last November. I do hope they can rebuild it. Bees play such an important part in our world; it's a shame to see this loss.
P.S. I walked today; 3279 steps.