Friday, May 29, 2015

Good Bye RV...



....hello day trips! We live in the perfect area to ride. Looking forward to touring the long and winding roads!

 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Miss Penelope Lee....

...Poolside, donning her 'Audrey Hepburn' look. *smile* 
 
 
Indigo Bunting at the feeder this morning.
 

Miss Abby, my Pacific Parrotlet is all feather out! Seems to NOT be clipping her breast feathers!
 
Doing a bit of tatting...
 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hiking....

A nice road trip to Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, Okla.
3 trails at this park.
Remember the book/ turn movie 'Where The Red Fern Grows'?  Well this is where the movie was filmed.
 
 
                                                        70 feet waterfalls...



                                               
                                                  Yes, this is part of the 'trail'.


                       It was so steep that we were using tree roots to pull over selves up!
 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

It's always a good day...

...to be on the water kayaking!
 
 
 
                        I'm not sure who invited the wind...but boy, what a workout!
 
 
Here is something you don't see everyday! A Smart-Cart. Isn't it so darn cute.
 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Lovin' my Irises!

 
 Last year I planted 18 different ones.
Here is what has boomed so far:
                                                            Bittersweet.


Sweet Magnolia in the foreground, Raspberry Jewelry, Blue Satin Ruffles with Bittersweet in the background.
 
                                            This one is named Witch of Endor.
                                               With Zoe in the background.


                                                             Dark Passion


                                                          Bethany Claire



                              On my morning walks I see this one. It's and Orange Azalea.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A 'new to me' bee hive...

 
                                              and a water fountain for the bees!

 
                    You just never know what I'll see next on my morning walks!

 
 
                                                When is a weed a 'weed'....

 
                                                        Orange Azaleas!

 
                                                      Wild Blackberries!

 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

This is what you do on a rainy day....



...you go walking! Just wear the right gear and away we go!

 


 
                    Here we are the next morning...a great way to start the day!


 

Monday, April 13, 2015

My first tumble with 'Violet'....

 
 
From the pic it really isn't too bad. Just a nice road rash.
                           A couple of scrapes and a few bruises but its all good!

 
                                
               But ice cream in the Bentonville Square with friends makes it all better!


                        Today's ride was a little over 11 miles. A beautiful day to be out~

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Always learning...


...and I hope I never stop. Here I am tatting the first yard of a 2 yard tatting project and I notice this! (where the safety pen is) In all the years I've tatted I've just 'un-tatted'. No biggie. But this?! Oh no...way to much work. So, I did what was a 'New To Me' thing and CUT the ring, tied off and completed the correct amount of, made a twisted join' and I did it! But not until I contacted my friend Elaine Gan! Bless her heart, she walked me through it. She confirmed what I needed to do and happy to say, its all good. Now to continue with the 2nd yard! *smile*

I am still enjoy my morning 5-6 mile walks each day. Here is Mr. Fox stopping to take a look us!

                                        Spring has sprung...Colors everywhere!

And with that being said, we have been working on our 'Mini Forest'. Lots of dead wood hauled off and leaves blown and mulched.

                                      This is my next project...one day at a time.

Now I leave you with Miss Penelope. My 7th grandchild. Here she is on her first hike with her mom, her friend and kids. She enjoyed it so well, she slept all the way through it!
This was 'mom' walking the same trail on Christmas Day, 2014. Amazing!
 
 
                         Happy Easter Sunday to those of you that celebrate. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A great Sunday for a hike...

Devil's Den State Park is where we hiked last week-end. It was amazing. An hour and 20 minute drive. When we were almost there, it started raining. Oh, what the heck we'd try it anyway. Note to self: buy rain poncho's and keep in car.  No rain, just a wet walk.

 
                    Take note that we did not walk so much on the stones. Very slippery.


 
There is a cave below me to the left. No, didn't go down in it...but 3 kids were making their descent.


                           Here is my 'partner in crime'....trying NOT to get wet.  lol


Now this was different....


Amazing...

 
Indeed, there were stacked on top of each other....I even add a few myself.

 
Always an adventure....