Monday, March 31, 2008

Drifting Away


This Japanese Cherry Blossom tree reminds me of a weeping willow with blooms, the way it drapes downward. The geese are back and they are in the background drifting away (from my children throwing bark at them!).

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Purple Trees


I don't know what else to title this. This is from one of those trees that have tiny blooms in the most purple shade... It doesn't look so purple here!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Helicopters


This is from this tree. I wish I was knew my botany. I think I am on to something here...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hercules


My mom called him Hercules ten years ago when he picked up a couch and carried it over his head. Still going strong!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Third


This is the third black widow we have found in our backyard this year. I think I'll keep track of how many we run into this year. If you live in the south, I bet you will find a few when you look around your yard. And I highly recommend you get a book on spiders and emphasize the bad ones. My youngest was the one who alerted us to 3 he found last year.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Hershey


My parents puppy is growing up (slowly to them, fast to us!). He is 4 months old now.
(I could not post pics the past few days because Blogger would freeze up... don't know what's up with that.)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Scooby...


The Great Dane - all 185 pounds of him.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter


He makes all things beautiful...

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Tulipa


These weathered last weeks severe storms...

Friday, March 21, 2008

Yeller' Flower


I'd love to know what these pretty yellow flowers are. They were growing on a vine next to some daffodils. The reminded me of a cross between pansy's and daffodils. Maybe they could be called daffsy's or even better panodils.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Crocus Time


My crocuses are usually the first flowers to bloom here; they came in second place this year (the daffodils rose first).

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Foxy Lady


Really, her name is Foxy. And she is sooooo cute!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Henry


This is our guitar teacher's dog - Henry. His right ear basically stays in the upright position as if he was listening out for something. It reminds me of how we put our hand behind our ear as we say, "pardon me" or "I can't hear you".

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Patty



Since I cannot find a single four leaf clover (and believe me, I did not spend any time looking!), this will have to do for today's picture. It's a green as it gets. These are tiny weedy flowers, the size of my pinky nail. I think I will call them Happy Patty's.
(I could not post this on3/17 because blogger did not act kind to me.)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Springy


It has a little 3-D effect.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

Grownig Up


The baby turned 6 last Friday... :) and :(

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Transforming


From brown - to green - very soon!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Belly Up


I found these last weekend when I flipped over our Little Tykes basketball base. They were curled up in the little nooks on the bottom of the base. Even when the temps dipped to the low teens last month, it wasn't enough to kill them. So I put on the full Armour of God and went to battle with some spider spray.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pretty In Pink


It was just rained on, and still, so pretty.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Orange-sicle


What in interesting flower... I'd love to know what type it is.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Long Light


It's the one way tunnel's fault.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

My Cove


The view, once we climbed down from here...

Friday, March 7, 2008

High Homestead


I so wish I zoomed out more to get the depth of this view, but look way up there on that hill. There is a small house or building or some sort of structure. Oh, how I would have loved to seen it.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Steep


There's no easy way down from here...

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Pacific

Or is it? It reminds me of Ireland or Scotland in a way from movies and pictures I've seen.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Bionic Eyes


These things have never worked for me!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Lone Sailor


This bronze sailor was about eight feet tall...

A little more from the memorial plaque:
"Thousands and thousands of American seafarers have sailed past this place, in peace and war, to defend this country and it's sea frontiers. Many of them never returned. This monument is dedicated to the ordinary sailors and marines who sailed from this place and did their duty."