Friday, September 22, 2017

More Spring Happenings

We finally got back to the gardening project and added some roses and two apricot trees.  I filled in the empty spots with some annuals and hoped it would all spread out nicely.

In the end, the annuals ended up filling up the whole bed.  Who new sweet potato vine liked cool, wet weather so much?

We took advantage of an obliging warm spring day to snap 
a picture of our ladies after church.  It's hard to find them all
in one place at the same time.

Then, we found this poor abandoned and soggy creature cowering in the tall grass at the edge of the neighboring field.  It is a baby woodchuck and it's mother was apparently having a "bad mommy" day.  She took off and left her baby to fend off the strangers, (us),  by itself.

All dry and looking much better now, the baby woodchuck's
mother was again "looking out for #1" and left this cute
little guy in the middle of our field.  We were able to get quite
close to get a picture.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Cool Traveling Pics and Beauty at Home

Ah,  tunnels, of these I am not a fan.  The best part of them for me is the light at the end of them....definitely not the looming hole in front of me as we hurtle toward them.

It was a beautiful trip through the mountains, 
but not having to go through tunnels would have made it even better :)

When we got home, we were greeted to the most beautiful sunset.  U.P. Beauty

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Nebraska Visitors

We also had a visit from a couple of the Nebraska relatives this summer.  One thing we can always count on when Uncle Bob arrives is that there will be golf :)

Once we finish chatting, there is a mass exodus to the backyard and everyone lines up to have their swings critiqued.

After a while critiques take place from the comfort of a chair.  Even though he is Grandma's junior by ten years, that still puts him at almost eighty--a very active eighty.

Uncle Bob, Bob, and the ubiquitous photo wouldn't be a blogpost without him;)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A Recital, A Visit, and A Birthday

        The beginning of the summer seems so far away now, but we really did have the chance to do some fun things.  The ladies' music studio performed their spring recital at a local assisted living facility and it was really enjoyed by the residents.  James always appears to be concentrating so hard when he plays his cello.

The flute trio is always a big hit.  The girls take turns picking the piece for the next recital.

One of the best things about this recital, was that Nonnie and Papa got to be here to enjoy it too.  They also got to be here long enough to celebrate Benjamin's birthday with us and were here when the Iowa cousins came to visit.

Benjamin's birthday came complete with plenty of pizza, plenty of party guests, and a luscious cake courtesy of  big sis.

The perfect caption here would be:
"Oh no! Mom has the camera again!"