Thursday, September 28, 2023


 You may remember awhile ago I posted a sloth that someone had carved from the tree in their front yard. Well, the sloth is now ready for Halloween!

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Thru The Wires Thursday (Murmuration)

 The other day, a zillion starlings were swirling through the air, settling down on fields, then back up, making patterns in the sky. This is called murmuration.

They loved the barns, because of the big fields.

Other barns we passed on the way home.

Plus a lot of teeny tiny storage barns!

Here is a beautiful photo of starling murmuration that I found on the web.

Mozart had a pet Starling, probably the most famous of this amazing species in captivity. He was incredibly fond of his bird, and even wrote a eulogy for the Starling when it died. He also noted, in his journal, an instance of the bird “re-writing” a portion of one of his musical pieces. He described a section of Piano Concerto No. 17 in G. He recorded the modification the bird had sung and wrote, “That was fine!”

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Gone To The Dogs

 We were at our granddaughter's cross-country run today. Many people had brought their dogs with them, as it was a large grassy area. But one dog stuck out to me. I have never seen one like it.

He has the build of a Corgi, but Cocker Spaniel ears and tail.

Maybe I should say "her" because the dog appeared to be pregnant, but also acted very old. The kids were all over him.

Would anyone know what breed this dog is? Or maybe a mixed breed? I think it is unusual looking for sure.

“A dog is so often the answer — when you're lonely and need company, or when you're tired of company and need lonely.”

~Robert Brault

Monday, September 25, 2023


 Twilight, that's the time our four o clocks open up. They only open in the evening, and are all closed up in the daytime. 

We have had them out back and at the side of the house every year for over 30 years! The multi-color ones are each one different.

“Twilight - a time of pause when nature changes her guard. All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark, if twilight were not.”

Howard Thurman

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Sunday Sunset

 In Order.

  • "You want proof there's a God? Look outside, watch a sunset."
  • – Frank E. Peretti

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Pumpkin Stand

 Because of the weather, pumpkin growers have been having a hard time. We have only seen one pumpkin stand so far. We passed it last week, and it is a nice one.

Here is a good view of the mountain behind it, can you see the cows?

Here is a peek inside, all my shots were taken from the car as we drove by.

And a shot of the cows in the pasture behind it.

“I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze.
The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves.”

~Author unknown

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

The Lunch

 Every year, our elementary school asks grandparents to come visit their grandchildren in the cafeteria for lunch. This is our third grandchild we have done this with, and it is fun! We brought her Mcdonalds                            

The artwork on the hall wall on the way into the cafeteria.

There were already quite a few there.

This was on one of the walls.

Here is Jazz.

Phil, me, & Jazz.

She invited her best friends to meet us and eat with us. They named themselves "The Dream Team".

Art on the hall wall on the way out.

Outside there was a table of painted rocks.

“Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.”

 ~Author unknown



 You may remember awhile ago I posted a sloth that someone had carved from the tree in their front yard. Well, the sloth is now ready for Ha...