Hell Week

Hell Week.  A common term for college folk (which I haven’t been in quite a few years) was experienced at my house in a whole new way last week.  I’ll give you a brief run-down so if my posts seem a bit scattered and I really make a grave spelling error, you will maybe forgive…

Wicked Walk 4/22/2015

I scurried out late Wednesday April 22nd and fought the mosquitoes yet again.  Still, all was lovely. Here is what I saw. Flowers EVERYWHERE! And I wish I could send you the heavenly smell I inhaled!  The honeysuckle is everywhere and blooming like mad. Okay, bonus points for all who can spot the butterfly! 1,…

Old Barns & Blackberry Vines

There is an old barn about a mile from my house, I’ve been anxious to explore it but never found the time.  Until last week!  I had to go early, while the weather was cool, since it is almost covered in beautiful blackberry bushes and I have zero desire to be snake bit.  Also, I…

Rose Bug

A rose bug.  Not to be confused with a rose bud of which I have few.  Rose bugs however I have in abundance.  Go figure. Oh well, they are pretty no matter what!

Wicked Walk 4/15/2015

April 15th.  Tax day in the states, yet having mine turned in with 48 hours to spare, I was able to walk in peace. Here is what I saw. At the end of our driveway, in the morning sun, a plain purple flower seemed quite glamorous to me. And some little spiders have been mighty…

Alone Again

As most of you know, Rachel had friends.  Her friends recently got to big to rope and had to go home.  Rachel was a little upset, until she figured out she could work the gate open and go visit the horse pasture….. “Hi Mama!  Got any extra milk!?” “Nevermind Mama!  I got some running to…

Bird Babies

A few weeks back Addie came to me with an announcement.  “There is a bird’s nest in my fort!”  This was followed by a similar exclamation of “There are THREE eggs!”  Then there were 5 eggs and 2 days ago Addie came back into the house, breathless, gasping “There are BIRDS and they are doing…