Friday, August 14, 2015

The Perseids

I set my alarm clock for 2 am last night.  When it rang, I woke the little boy up, got the hubs, and the 3 of us sat on lawn chairs watching the night sky.

It was very exciting for the little boy, who sat on my lap and used me as a lounge chair, and we saw quite a few shooting stars in the short while that we were out.

The little boy had said he might find it difficult to go back to sleep again after wards, but he fell asleep almost right away after being tucked in a 2nd time. :)

We'll see you  next year, Perseids.  It was a lovely show.

Monday, August 03, 2015

In the Company of Critters

There is never a shortage of critters out here at the Woods' place..

The hubs found this little ?bull snake out in the yard, and we spent a few days just observing him before letting him go again.
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and here's another who has quite the family out here as well. We see them out all the time.
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Did you spot him yet?
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The Mystery of the Missing Mailbox

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Yes, we were rolling out to town and at the end of the "driveway", find that our mailbox is GONE.  The post was listing a bit but otherwise, there was no mailbox in sight.  We looked up the road, and down the road, and even peered into the field in front of us.


I have no idea. I can't even begin... *shakes head in disgust*

A Rare We-fie

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Record Breaking Rainfall

At this moment, when the temperatures outside are gaining into the 3-digit regions, it is hard to imagine that just a few weeks ago, we were all sloshing about in record breaking rains.

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It filled up a bunch of the region's lakes quite significantly, and we drove out the Lake Fort Phantom the other day to GAWK at how the levels had risen.
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We couldn't believe how high the water was ( relatively speaking, for you nitpickers out there ), 
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and it wasn't long before more and more people started arriving and parking their vehicles to just LOOK at the lake in disbelief and wonderment, as we have had to deal with drought and extremely low lake levels for years now.
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I mean, just look at all the foliage that is now underwater, that had had the opportunity to grow in the last few years.
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