Coffee view from porch.
My little buddy found one of my bonsai trees a few weeks ago and has been moving between the many trees effortlessly now. Today’s update shows how much he has grown, now over 1” long.
I always tell my wife Brandi, “You have to have the right tool for the job”, I think I nailed for this one. P. S. the Honda is 22 years old and in top notch condition , single pull start, used once a month for our lagoon bank.
The Talmadge’s enjoying a beautiful May sunset .
The Smallest Praying Mantis
While trimming my bonsai trees today I came across this bug that I thought was a mosquito, some say the state bird of South Carolina. After further investigation I noticed it was the smallest Praying Mantis I have ever seen! It was not even 3/8”. Watch the video and tell me what you think.
This morning Ryker with his with crows was letting us know he heard them. It was a strange time in the day to hear that, so I looked to see what was going on and there were five crows chattering around a bald eagle across the lagoon from our backyard. It was a sight to see, thinking I’d miss getting a photo opportunity I went and grab the camera anyway. I managed to get some decent shots. What do you think?
Tomorrow we are headed to Virginia to get our new boy, Ryker.
To all who have served in our United State’s Armed Forces – We thank and honor your commitment, dedication and sacrifices made in the honor of our country.
Mike and I were talking about our Veteran’s this morning while having our morning cup of “Joe The Eye Opener” and sharing in our funny side kick’s of childhood learning woe’s – Mike revealed that as a kid he didn’t understand the difference between veteran’s and veterinarian’s! Of course I couldn’t contain my laughter to which he replies “knock it off Miss Yield”. “Oh man – busted!” I too had my own childhood learning woe’s. The yield sign made no sense to me. It was difficult to grasp and I thought the yield sign should just be a stop sign if you might have to stop anyways, I mean really! Funny thinking back on the things that tripped us up as children.
Fox news had a clip on whether or not our current young men and woman of the USA are as willing to join and commit themselves to the United State’s Armed Forces. Certainly a scary thought and had me appreciating our Veteran’s even more so. We salute you today and everyday!
God Bless and Thank You from the bottom of our hearts!
Unwelcomed but without any say in the matter, mother nature flew through the North East leaving in her wake 10+ inches of the heaviest snow possible in many areas, broken tree’s, downed power lines and much of the state without electricity. I could hardly believe my eyes when looking out the window the morning after the storm. It was just yesterday that I saw beautiful green grass, colorful mums, vibrant orange pumpkins strewn about our landscape with tree’s full of colorful autumn leaves.
Saturday 10/29/11 7AM (the morning after) – This is what I woke up to. Off to the diner me and hubby went. We love hoping into the Jeep when the weather or roads are foul! Seriously though – we do. Hardly anyone on the roads, the landscape is beautiful and then we’re rewarded with a hardy, warm meal at the diner. My pics in this post were taken with my iPhone 4. It did a pretty good job.
Couldn’t resist this picture of our water fountain. How often do you see a running water fountain covered in snow? You can’t really tell in the picture but it’s running! We’d normally winterize her around Thanksgiving which usually works out until mother nature’s deranged sense of humor spills her guts before Halloween!
The day after we wanted chicken wings for the football game so off I go to grab some. Here’s what I run into after coming around a 90 degree corner – bamb a fallen tree on power lines next to a ledge. UGH!!! The road wasn’t even closed off. Now how the heck am I going to turn my car around – you can’t see behind the picture but there was a log in the road so selecting my turn around spot was tricky and I wasn’t about to drive up under those power lines. I ended up having to get out of the car and rolling the log off the road all the while praying that the power lines the tree is sitting on didn’t give way and come down on me & secondly that another driver didn’t come around that 90 degree corner and hit me. I was a ball of nerves!
Finally accomplish my 20-point turn and thought “are the chicken wings really worth me driving the other way around” which is longer and I’m wondering what hurdles I might run into the other way. So now my brain is fixated on my husband wanting chicken wings and honestly me too so now while I’m hurdling 1/2 cut up tree trunks in the road leaving one passing lane, I’m thinking “chicken wings and football are a perfect match – why didn’t I buy them the other day when I did pre-storm grocery shopping???”. I ended up making the trek for the chicken wings which took me a total of 1 hour 15 minutes when it should’ve only taken 25 minutes. It was so worth it though!