Thursday, September 30, 2010

Gilkey ...

... Covered Bridge at Thomas Creek -

- This bridge was built in 1939. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

After 42 and a half ...

... Years, We Have an Empty Nest -

- We dropped off Laura and Stephanie at the airport. Both are off to Salt Lake City to have some fun. Laura comes home on Monday, and Stephanie flies to Scotland on Tuesday.

- We went to Ikea after dropping off our daughters. I told Nancy that we should get a new set of silverware (actually stainless steel). Something new in the empty nest. She thinks I am crazy and our kids will agree. We also got some kids toys to help entertain our grandkids when they come over.

What looks ...

... a little different -

- I saw these sheep a little late to stop, but I could not resist to turn around and take a picture. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A muddy ...

... creek in a beautiful setting -

- This creek may be muddy because of the recent rain. This is Crabtree Creek. Enjoy!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Nice ...

... setting for the Hoffman Covered Bridge -

- This bridge spans the Crabtree Creek. Enjoy

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A bug came ...

... visiting the sunflower -

To have a closer look at our bug, click on the picture for a larger view.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sunflower Seeds are ...

... starting to form -

- Have you taken the time to look inside a sunflower blossom? Click on this picture to have a better view. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

This little bug ...

... has taken up residency on our sunflower bud -

- The bug has been on the same bud for two days in a row. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Nice ...

... Sunset over Salem -

- This picture was taken a week ago while I was at the football game watch my grandson.

It is a sad ...

... Day when my two daughters get on my case -

- What case? Well, they say I have not blogged like I should. They complained that my last blog was an ugly spider. What can I say? I thought it was a cute spider. With that said, I am now sad, and it is a sad day. :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Helped Dennis fix a neighborhood issue ...

... and move a 300 lb bush and root ball full of dirt -

- With the right tools I was able to strip out 200 lbs of dirt from the root ball. Along the journey, I found this bug living in the root ball. It was Dennis' pet spider. I took a few pictures and then did the right thing. I squashed it like a bug that it was. I got it down to about a hundred pounds and was able to put it in the truck for hauling to Rick's burn pile.

- Did I mention that Dennis loves spiders. Not really, he does not like bugs. Enjoy and click the picture to enlarge. :)

Labor Day at ...

... the coast with the Haws Family -

Top: Derek and Erica.
Bottom: Derek and Erica making their sand castle which was an iPod

This visit to the Haws beach house and walking in the water was very nice. I should have taken more pictures, but you know me when there is a puzzle to work on. Enjoy!

Flower ...

... and bugs for you to enjoy -

- Click to view a larger picture. Enjoy!

Friday is ...

... Ice Cream Friday, but I am posting it a little late -

- Last Friday, Nancy and I checked out the fundraiser card Larry J sold us. Buy one middle size and get the second one 50% off. We have to do this nine more times to pay for the card. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Why ...

... would I post an over-exposed spider? -

- My little coolpix camera would not focus on the spider but the plants behind. So I used the flash. I was going to discard the picture, but noticed the web design. Click on the picture to enlarge. Enjoy!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sky Watch Friday ...

... from Minto Brown Park, Salem, Oregon -

- Enjoy! -

- Click here to see other Sky Watch Friday posts.

Bowling ...

... for Derek's Bachelor Party -

- Fun was had by all. Enjoy!

Fresh ...

... Blackberry Cobbler -

- Out of the oven. Berries were picked in the afternoon and turned into a cobbler for dinner dessert.

- Of course, add a little ice cream. Just a note, this dessert was sugar free.

- Laura and Stephanie

- Nancy, Derek, and Erica

- Larry and Laura

- Mike and Madison

- Landon and Larry (Larry had a busy day at work)

- Little Mike and Alivia

- Lach and Laird

- The end of the cobbler dessert. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Minto ...

... Brown Park -

A magnificent dead tree. Perfect for the Osprey to watch for his next meal.

- Did you say what Osprey? Enjoy!