Saturday, April 30, 2011

Just Sleeping...

No, ducky is not dead, but just sleeping.

Fell to sleep, then fell straight back...

It's hard work breaking out of that egg!

Go see the hatching here!



Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday Serenity

A most blessed Easter
Filled with family and friends
Is my wish for you!


Stormy skies abound -
Funnel clouds are everywhere!
For us? A rainbow!



Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day (w/a Side of Skywatch)

MO: 4/20/11

"There is always music
Amongst the trees in the garden,
But our hearts must be very quiet to hear it."

~Minnie Aumonier


do join us for one, & hopefully both!

Thursday, April 21, 2011


This old car has obviously been a part of the landscape around my parents home for many years longer than they've lived here. So tell me why I've never been aware enough of it to take even one photo of it over the 25+ years they've lived here?? Observant, aren't I?

Just beyond this ~beauty~ is a junk yard of old that is loaded with all kinds of glass which our family has rooted around in for all the years our folks have lived here.

And I've never noticed that old jalopy? Really? Just put me out to pasture.



Update: That old car is a '46 Chevy Fleetline. Friend Kacey figured it out.

Thank you!

Go here to see a Fleetline in all its glory.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Missourahhh Mosaic

Having troubles with this mosaic thingy. To see better images, click once, and then once again, on the photos and they'll be clear, and, I hope, pleasing for you to look at. Sorry 'bout this! My first attempt and it didn't go like I wanted it to. :(


expect good MO things
(even tho a bit blurry)

BIG thanks to both Kate & Mary whose tutorials taught me about this mosaic photo thingy!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Serenity

The folk's gorgeous Missouri lilacs w/friend


I'm baaack
in my beloved MO!

Saturday, April 16, 2011




Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Daffodils! Raccoons! Grapefruit!

When Spring seems to be forever in the wings
The daffodils act like they'll never bloom
And then, suddenly, they do!

"You lookin' at me??"
Racoon on the down spout
Just thrilled to
Have her photo taken

When citrus is shipped on December 16, 2010
And delivered April 5, 2o11
The quality of the fruit
Decidedly suffers


And how is your week going?


expecting asparagus and morels!
and soon!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Ah well...

Not all is lost:

Beautiful Missouri 2011 Spring Daffodils
Courtesy of my mother, Mary Bum.
Not only the photo, but the poem,
(one of my favorites) too,

thus, this post! Thanks mom!


The Daffodils

I wandr'd lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils,
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretch'd in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced, but they
Outdid the sparkling waves in glee:—
A poet could not but be gay
In such a jocund company!
I gazed, and gazed, but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

William Wordsworth


If I can't have my Connecticut daffodils, I'll just have to swoon over the daffs that are once again gracing the front of my parents Missourahhhh home. (Spring-time in Missouri is just beautiful...usually...unless there's a killing April freeze - and that's happened more than once!)

Our daffodils began to bloom, then it became overcast and a cold-front moved through. Must say other folks daffodils are blooming in gardens around us. I don't know what's wrong with mine! :(

Enjoy the above MO view, and if I ever have a CT view, I'll share it!



Sunday, April 03, 2011

Sunday Serenity?

For cryin' out loud!
My jonquils don't want to bloom..
Please let warm temps come!


looking for spring!