Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Frog and the Chipmunk Came to Visit

                                                               One Afternoon......................

While relaxing in our backyard, we had a couple visitors  that came to visit.  Wasn't prepared that much so the pictures that evening were few.


                                        Mr. Chip came for supper.  An acorn was on his menu tonight.

  Hmmmm  must be pretty tasty. As he munches on it for quite a while.  Maybe like I do, when I enjoy a food that is really good, I make it last as long as I can... Example a piece of chocolate cake.


                  Awwwww that was soooooooo good! Now my cheeks and tummy are full.!

        One of the many Woodpeckers that come to eat at the Suet cages. They love this stuff!!!!


    Of course Mr. Froggy, who is a subject of quite a few of my photo pictures. He is so photogenic
    and loves having his picture taken.!  :-)


          He just loves sunning himself on a rock or a Lily pad. He is getting a pretty good tan!!


                            Peek-A-Boo----You can't see me hiding behind this water plant.!   


                                                   Well, I'm done playing....good night!


                                          The Day Lilies are demanding some "Me Time"


They love spreading themselves over  the years to give a colorful display among the green of the trees!!


                      ~Taking the Time~ for a bit  of silliness.  All on a summer evening.!

                                           Hugs!!!  Have A Wonderful A Week!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The beautiful Sunset

                                                                       THE  SUNSET

                    The Sunset........." The appearance of the sky when the sun goes down below the horizon 
                    at the end of the day."

    I have always loved looking upward toward the skies.  It provides so much beauty in so many ways.

   Whether a dark  cloudy filled day, the bright sun shining, white billowing clouds meeting together as they roll on by to form one large cloud.  Or the beautiful sunset as the sun goes down at night.

I have ~"Taken the Time~ during different rides or being outside to take pictures of sunsets.  You can keep them in your mind or take pictures to look at them whenever you need something beautiful and peaceful to look at.

Can you just feel the peace and warmth coming forth from this sunset. The clouds are lined in gold.  And the beautiful sun rays reaching upwards.

Hues of lavender, pink, yellow and white behind a row of trees.  As the sun is dropping behind them. it gives us an "Awwww " moment.

Looks like a can of red paint has flowed across the sky. The sun preparing for night puts on a display that is mesmerizing  as if  holding  our attention in a spell.

Can a mere paint brush paint something as beautiful as this?

You never know what colors you will see, or how strong the color will be.

Just takes your breath away!!

If you are fortunate to have a body of water near by you can see the sunset  reflected in there.

So much beauty by just tilting the head upward!

It is almost like a messenger sending us a special message and asking us for an admirable  approval.

There is so much beauty to see whether we are on the ground or looking up to the sky.
We just have to learn to ~Take the Time~.

Maybe tonight or the next night you will get to experience seeing a beautiful sunset.
Enjoy it... it is the perfect ending to a perfect day.
If you are not  having a perfect day, looking upward might bring you the peace you are seeking.

Have a wonderful night.!!


Saturday, June 16, 2012

An Evening at the Lake~~~~~~~~

This evening after supper we decided to go to the Snowball stand and get a snowball. Our special treat during the summertime.  We than rode up to the State Park that we like to go to that has a beautiful lake.  We were not disappointed in the ride.  The lake was beautiful toward evening and had many different types of boats riding the waves.  We were high above  the lake at one point and it had a sloping hill going down to it.  I found this poem to share with my picture.

"The Lake Below"
by: L.D. Redmond

From the slope on the hill
I gaze upon the lake below,
Peaceful, lonesome and still,
As the even sun shines down
The surface gleams a rightly glow.

From the slope,
On the hill
My sight wonders deeper
Stretching down the valley
I enthrall its distant scope
Flowing gently.
With time to dally.

On the slope,
I see the gem glisten and lay
Nestled amongst nature.
Lake, you are a mighty display
With your body of enrapture.


We watched many different types of boats passing us by.


We drove down closer to the dock, where the boats presented a very colorful picture.


by Robert Service

I like to look at fishermen
And often times I wish
One would be lucky now and then
And catch a little fish.
I watch them statuesque stand,
And at the water look;
But if they pull their float to land
It's just to bait a hook.

I ponder the psychology
That roots them in their place;
And wonder at the calm I see
In every angler's face.
There is such patience in their eyes.
Beside the river's brink;
And waiting for a bite or rise
I do not think they think.

Or else they are just gentlemen,
Who love--they know not why.
Green grace of trees or water when
It wimples to the sky.......
Sweet simple souls!  As van I watch
My heart to you is kind:
Most precious prize of all you catch,
Just peace of mind.


As we neared the end of the lake, we saw some small boats in an alcove, enjoying the quiet and the fishing.


A Fat ol' groundhog was enjoying his evening meal.  His hole in to the upper right of the picture. You can see them throughout the park.  They are oblivious to us humans.


As we left the lake, we witnessed a beautiful Sunset, ending this wonderful evening.

Hope you all enjoyed this ride with us.  It is one of our favorite places to visit. And it is not more than 20 minutes from our home.  I thought I would "Take the time" to take some pictures tonight and share them with you.

Tomorrow is Father's Day. Hope all the Father's, Grandfather's, Uncles, and Brothers have a wonderful day. 

hugs to all.




Thursday, June 7, 2012

A week spent at Sister-In ~Laws Shore home....

My husband is from a family of 3 sisters. He being the only boy. The sisters have all had shore homes and boats.  Now I keep asking my husband what happen to him?  I love the water, but his interest lie more in the mountains and streams and lakes.  Which is still okay with me, as long as it is water.  But just saying...........................

Any how only one sister lives on the water now. The other two have given up their shore and boat days, due to the aging process and all the upkeep that goes with living at the shore.

About two years ago we spent a week with his sister Jean. She lives on a creek that goes into the bay. It was a one room fishing hut years and years ago when they bought it. Camping out was the way to go back than, as the small hut did not provide much room for the family.  Anyhow through the years they added on and made a home there.  When  her husband retired, they moved there permanently. He passed away suddenly a few years ago. The family are always welcome to come and stay there and enjoy the beautiful view.

A pier leads off the yard into the water. where you can sit and enjoy the scenery.

Or you might want to throw over some crab pots and catch a few crabs for supper.

Watching the different boats go up and down the creek , is so pretty. And in the early morning and late evening you will see fishing boats coming or going from their day on the bay catching fish.

One day while my husband and I were sitting on the end of the pier, a Bald Eagle flew over our heads. What a wonderful sight that was.!

One morning our Smokey decided he was going to go on his own down the pier. The first time for him ever around water. And he did pretty good exploring.  So much in fact, that later that day, when a couple of us had left to go into town for lunch, he and Sarah ( miniature poodle) got out of the yard when  my husband's other sister was watching them.  He got lost, and when they came to find us and told us, we had to rush back.  It took us over 4 hours in the pitch dark driving around the inlet looking for him. We were frantic. We saw him a couple of times and he just ran from us. We finally found him, he and we were totally exhausted. All we kept thinking about was what would we do without him, if we could not find him. We had him for 15 years.  Sadly, this year at age 17 he passed away. We know what it is like not having him around. And we miss him very much.

One morning I had awaken early and went out on the side porch, and was met with a beautiful sunrise. It just took my breath away.

What a beautiful way to start the day.

The Mallard ducks were out bright and early looking for breakfast.

This old tree housed some birdhouses, filled with baby birds. We watched the mother birds flying in and out bringing back food for the little ones.

A Crane was walking up and down the side yard. Probably waiting for the fishing boats to go out and stir up some fish for him and his morning breakfast.

As the sun was setting each night, it too produced some beautiful displays on the water.

The Crane at  night on a neighbor's pier.

And the Seagulls settling down on another pier.

It was a wonderful relaxing week to be sure. Being with family and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
But as all good things must end, we had to head home.  We are hoping to visit again this summer.
And I still ask my husband " and you got into this family how???"""  lol

As summer is fast approaching us, we will try "To take the Time" and enjoy what this season has to offer for us.   Well, besides cutting grass for weeeks on end.

Hope everyone has a great weekend coming up. As it is, my husband and I are going to visit some dear friends that also live on the water. I have a post written about how we met them years ago when our first daughter and their first son were born.