Monday, June 28, 2010


I am doing a little research project. It is all about finding the sweet, juiciest watermelons. My theory is: If the watermelon has scars, it must be from the bugs (not sure what kind) trying to taste it. The watermelon in the picture had a huge, almost hole-like, scar with little scar lines running along the big one. It was one of the best watermelons we have eaten. Please tell me your secret to finding a good watermelon.
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

LaFleur Lake

Everyday Beauty Challenge # 22: Does anyone know the name of this flower? It had a beautiful fragrance and was growing near the banks. We took a little family outing to go fishing. It was very peaceful and the lake was calm. The girls wanted to swim, but it was a bit overcast. Notice, everyone beside the sunbather are wearing jackets and long pants.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I didn't plant this flower, but it just bloomed in my garden and I love it. The colors, the shape, the leaves. It is so vibrant and beautiful. This is my everyday beauty picture for this week!
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Monday, June 21, 2010

The BABIES are here!

We are so excited to announce the arrival of our baby swallows. In my previous post I called them sparrows. The adults are a blue/green color on their backs and a white color on their breast. The mom and dad have been swooping around in the evenings eating the bugs. I hope they get all the mosquitoes. I have already felt them swarming my head and arms in the garden when I am trying to weed. I know I really wanted blue birds to nest here but I am enjoying the swallows and am glad that they don't mind me taking pictures of the brood.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Will it float?

My path through the woods today! We have had so much rain that everything is such a lovely green.
If a bird sits on a Lilly pad will it float?
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Everyday Beauty #18

A clutch of eggs. Count them. 1,2,3,4,5. I can't wait to take a picture of what is inside.
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010


My daughter made a bluebird house in her 4-H class. We hung it near an open field away from trees. We hoped a lovely bluebird couple would move in and enjoy it, but the sparrows seem to have signed the mortgage papers first. It has a lid with hinges so that at the end of the season we can remove the nest and hopefully a bluebird will come in. I looked inside last week and saw nothing. Two days later my daughter looked in and saw an egg!
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