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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tis' the season?

Can you believe Sept is about gone and October here!
The months keeping flying by faster and faster.A neighbor has decorated their yard, I enjoy seeing the work of others.

This monster was in our front yard, almost big enough to have a hummingbird for lunch.
Good thing the hummingbirds are on their way south,
at least we haven't seen any at our feeder lately.
So, today I brought the feeder in til next season.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Back to bugs

I took this photo of a Painted Lady in front of the church in IA.These little red dragonflies were everywhere on the golf course in IA.
This White-lined Sphinx visited our butterfly bush yesterday afternoon.
It is the first one I have seen, it's bigger then the hummingbird moths.

It never stopped flying so it's a blur with stripped body.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


These are a few of the photos I took
at my nieces wedding.
(Click on collage to enlarge)

Summers Gone

We are back from the wedding, had a good time, photos will be posted later.Summer ends, and autumn comes,
and he who would have it otherwise
would have high tide always
and a full moon every night. Hal Borland

Sounds good to me.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

In Celebration

Soon we will be heading north to join in the
celebration of Kristi and Kirk marriage.This is in honor of their celebration of becoming two and to
Leonardo and Brigette and Linda and Howard
Congratulations to you all!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

House Tour

We spent the day with the Carlows, first breakfasting at the Ex. Spgrs Golf course, then going to Lexington, Mo Antebellum House Tour and then finishing the day with Wabash BBQ.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sewing project

Finished my last sewing project for a while. I bought the fun shirt pattern in TX and the fabric in TX, you probably wouldn't have guessed that. I see I got the pocket sewn on slant, I seem to have that problem with painting too, if I'm not careful, I'm blaming it on a strong right eye. Sounds good doesn't it.
Ken's working on the slide leak on the RV again, he had another idea that may fix it. I'll let you know if all his trouble works.
The RV goes in for an oil change Monday, and to see why the air conditioning isn't working, probably needs freon.
It was a beautiful morning for a walk, it was quiet except for the few birds about and the crickets.
Have been going thru my photo files, and deleting the bad, repetitive and boring ones. I've taken alot of photos over the past two years.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Light tomorrow with today. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A few butterflies

We have finally been seeing a few butterflies in the garden again. The Monarch seems to enjoy the Aster we planted this spring.
This Tawny Emperor is enjoying our Sedum, the honey bees love it too.
We have noticed that the bees population is up again from
being very low the last couple of years.
I've been hearing that this is a bad year for the butterflies
and we can tell, we have seen very few in our garden and even fewer
An Anniversary
I have had a blog now for two years as of 5th of Sept. I have enjoyed going out getting photos to share with family and friends, I hope my readers enjoy my blog.
Let's see what adventures this next year will bring, please keep following along with us.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Birthday Wish

A belated 70th Birthday to the Wizard of Oz,
it was released Aug. 1939.One of my favorite movies.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day

After the fog lifted this morning we noticed that little spiders
had been very busy as our yard was full of these little gems.Take rest; a field that has rested
gives a bountiful crop.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Antiques, Art and Balloons

We took a spur of the moment trip to IA, we left Thurs. morning and got home Sat. evening.
We learned of the Antique Airplane fly-in from a friend who was going, so Ken thought it would be a good opportunity to get some photos.
It was a beautiful 3 days to watch the old planes fly and walk around among them.When we were trying to find a room in Ottumwa, we learned about the Old Threshers Reunion just down the road 50 miles.
So we took that in on Friday afternoon, which wasn't enough time to take it all in.
Who would you think was performing that night, Heidi Newfield who we watched rehearse
in St. Joe a couple of weeks ago. So we got to watch her rehearse again.
Sat. Ottumwa was having their Art in the Street so we took that in too.
There were about 50 artists so that didn't take very long.

On our way home Sat. we stopped at one of the Amish country stores and
bought 6 ears of sweet corn. Ken loves IA sweet corn.
We knew that Brookfield, Mo was hosting the Pershing Balloon Derby
this weekend so we stopped to watch the evening
launch, which was iffy since the breezes were a bit strong but they died down enough
for them to take off. There are about 50 balloons
flying in the Derby this weekend.

We had a good time, busy trying to get it all in in a couple of days.
Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!
Be like a duck calm on the surface, but
paddling like the dickens underneath.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September One

It's the first of Sept. but it feels like Oct.
It's the first Tues so it is Red Hat day,
we had lunch at the Rock Inn in Kearney.There was a nice group today, food was good and we had a fun time.
Good to catch up with everyone.

The gift of friendship is a wondrous thing

with the joy and the happiness good friends bring.