Friday, 30 April 2021
I'm really not that short, we've just been stretching him out!
I don't think they need any explanation, so get a drink, have a seat, and take a peak.
Oops, I did at least one of them twice, did you catch it?
There were so many I really liked, but I think I'm going for the RN as the win!
Which one is your favourite?
Thursday, 29 April 2021
Sunday, 25 April 2021
Welcome to the fourth word of the Scavenger Photo Hunt for April. This week's word is -
Lots of dirt for Nathan to play on! This was from getting ready to build our new home seven years ago.
Covering the grass was the bottom part of a trampoline that had been taken apart. When they (dear friends of ours), pulled it back, this is what they found.
Lots and lots of tunnels!
|Photo credit, Brian V|
While getting rid of rocks in our yard, this is what I was finding all over the place, more tunnels.
This is one my DH took last week in our yard, one of the culprits!
Welcome to the world of the Cicada, due to dig their way out of the earth in our area in the next month. Cicadas are a large insect with long transparent wings and beady eyes, they only come out every 17 years . The male cicada makes a loud shrill droning noise by vibrating two membranes on its abdomen, and they are LOUD! The last time they were here, we couldn't even talk on the on phone outside. I'll have to record them when they're in full force so you know what I'm talking about.
Here's an old photo I took years ago, although not a very good one.
When they came out in 1987 (yikes!), my older brother came to pick me up to take me for a motorcycle ride. It was a hot day and I was totally not thinking and wore shorts. Wrong outfit! We were on the highway, going way too fast since he liked to scare me, having those darn Cicadas hit me full force on my legs and arms, OUCH! Thankfully we were wearing helmets, but then they just splattered on the visor, disgusting! DH does have a motorcycle, but luckily? we haven't been on it in years.
They have estimated that in Maryland, for every acre, 1.5 MILLION of these little suckers will be coming out of the ground. We have an acre, but maybe when we rebuilt our house we disrupted a good bit of them? We'll see!
They are harmless to us, but they could be destructive to our trees when the females burrow their eggs in the branches.
Here's Chewie, resting in the dirt that is waiting to be covered in mulch. He might be waiting for the Cicadas to emerge, the Lab I knew in '87 loved to eat them! 🤮
Here's just some of the rocks I've been collecting in our yard while cleaning it up. They are coming up just about everywhere, so I've moved them to our new "rock garden."
Now this is a fun way to plant, perfect when you live near the water!
Here is our planet earth that I stitched for Nathan's 1st Communion quilt at school, with Ming and Maximus keeping me company while stitching.
That's it for April, be sure to look and see what the others have posted for their Earth photos. OOPS, one more week in April, get your Bubble photos together!
Ready for May?
May 7th Space
May 14th Mirror
May 21th Rain
May 28th Music
Thursday, 22 April 2021
Saturday, 17 April 2021
Welcome to the third word of the Scavenger Photo Hunt for April.
The Colour Purple...
Beautiful blooming purple Crocus in our front yard.
This purple birdhouse was at one of the retreats I went to.
Oh my, I don't know if this is funny or scary?! This was in the antique shop I was in last week and I knew he belonged here.
This lovely dragon with his glowing ball is in our enclosed porch.
In honour of Lexi who died way too young of cancer. Purple was her favourite colour and I think of her every time I wear it.
And here's Father Christmas, looking pretty good in his robe!
Be sure to check out what the others have in found for The Colour Purple.
And if you'd like to join in, please do! You really only need one photo, or of course more if you have them.
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Last Friday, Karen and I had a shopping and lunch date in Ellicott City to celebrate her birthday a little early.
We found a peek-a-boo bunny on Main Street.
Oh my, look who popped up in one of the fun restaurant windows!
Now here's the treasure I found, it's Karen and I! 😆
I thought the glass was dirty on the outside, but it actually seems to be under the glass.
Originally it said Xmas 1933, but between buying it and bringing it home, it now looks like this.
So, since it's already been torn, do I try and take it apart to clean it? I certainly don't want to damage it if I do that, and obviously won't know until I do. Thoughts or suggestions?
I've thought about stitching Karen a smaller version, but haven't had any luck finding a chart like it... no real surprise since it's from the 30's!
Sunday, 11 April 2021
Welcome to the second word of the Scavenger Photo Hunt for April. Another late entry for me!
This was taken one fall during a train ride with the family while we were all at my parents house in western Maryland. A scenic ride from Cumberland to Frostburg on a steam locomotive.
Sweet little Nathan riding a tractor at a nearby farm while pumpkin picking.
Another fall pumpkin trip with the boys "hiding" in the corn maze.
The cows look longingly at those yummy pumpkins.
One rolled down the hill and they were all trying to get at it to enjoy it!
It's not often that you can see a farm from above, but we did see this from a balloon ride we went on.
The cows were wondering what the heck was going on! (You can read about the trip here... Flying high!)
The same farm at Christmas to get our tree.
Different tree farm, but fun.
This is an oldie from when my parents used to take us to Ohio to visit friends for Thanksgiving. This was on an Amish farm.
This might be an even older one, when my Dad and I were in Devon together one summer.
Not your typical farm, who knew you could grow beer?! 🤣🍻
How nice that this is actually quite close to us and with plenty of room to social distance outside here.