29 June 2008
22 June 2008
I took several photos of him and my husband took this one. He is a good deal taller than I am so was able to get closer. (Not as close as the picture looks, I have a great camera.) I took a lot of flower photos. The weather was perfect for walking.
It seems so odd to travel without the children. I keep expecting to meet up with them. I don't feel old enough to have adult children. At the same time, it feels like we are on a date. My Hubby is a lot of fun to spend time with.
Now this turtle guy was a visitor at our place. I was about to turn in to our driveway after work and I saw what looked like a big rock in the road. Sure enough, a turtle. I put the flashers on the truck, (dirt road, not used much) and went to get the camera and my hubby. After we both admired the fellow and I took several photos, we put him off the road safely, back by our well. He did not stick around the next day, but we enjoyed his visit all the same.
Breakfast is about ready, more next week or sooner.
13 June 2008
08 June 2008
This morning when we got home, I was greeted by the most lovely and intense scent. My magnolia tree is going nuts. It is covered with blossoms.
The first photo is a bud, I call them cups because I love to stick my nose in and just drink in the scent. This one is
about the same size as my tea mug. You have to do this
cautiously as we share our home with a hive of wild bees.
I will admit to being afraid of bees, but we have come to
to an understanding, I leave them alone and they leave me alone. We thought about having them removed but apparently, bees are in danger from some sort of mite. Our wild bees are doing well so far and we have been advised to leave them alone. I am still afraid of them, but I like having them around. I like the sound they make when they all hum together. I am even getting quite brave with the camera, although they are apparently camera shy. I had to take several photos to get this one.
I was sitting on the porch with a cup of tea and enjoying the early morning concert from the bees and the birds, when I spotted another visitor. This little guy currently lives in a planter full marigolds on my porch steps. He yawned and posed so sweetly for me. He doesn't make any noise when he blows up his neck sack, I think it is some kind of mating ritual, sort of like putting on a tie.
The last photo is him on the rim of his home. With that, I will sign off for now. My sweetheart says pancakes are ready!
02 June 2008
At the book store, (Borders in Augusta) we drank coffee and I did my homework. It is a nice environment for it. I saw a book that said something in the title about making your house "restorative." I really like that thought, not just restoring your house, but being restored by your home. Sometimes when I have a rough day just coming up the walk to the steps makes me feel better.
Almost forgot to mention, we found a bunch more ripe berries yesterday. We brought them home and had them with our dinner. They were wonderful.
My children are calling and emailing on a semi-regular basis so I am dealing with their absence ok. I miss them a lot. They called tonight and it was so good to hear their voices. Dinner is ready, so off I go.
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