Friday, June 3, 2016

Friday's Hunting Venture atMuldoon 03 Jun 2016

Watermelon from Monday's picnic.

Peonies are my favorite flowers

This is a photo in which the subject flew away
but hey, it fits the hunt for rough.

Be sure to check out what everybody else
bagged on their hunts here:

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Passion for Peonies 03 June 2016

I confess. 
I have a passion for peonies.
I confess again. 
I didn't realize how many varieties we had in our gardens.

There are a couple more too
but they are past their prime.
(my name tag below includes an early red variety)

Decoration Day

Embellished for Decoration Day 2016


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Summer 060116

Memorial Day was sunny and bright atMuldoon 

For our little picnic on the porch

And with the blooming of the clover

The rabbits are foraging

 And the cat tails and water iris at the state park

are wearing their summer colors

Water World atMuldoon 01 Jun 2016

from all sides




A New Appreciation 01 Jun 2016

In the morning as I look out the kitchen window
I often think of colorful birds I would like to come along.

But today as I sat on the swing
this little one began to sing its heart out.

This guy, who is normally a bully,
was showing his curious side with intent.
(I relate to that)

And as this one contemplated a long drink of water,
its buddy swooped in giving me 
the chance to practice 'in flight'.

What more could I ask for on a 'hot' June day?

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Kousa Dogwood - a pretty specimen tree.
 The Latin root, spec- means "to look at." Consequently, a specimen plant is one you would single out in your landscape as being particularly worth looking at and thereby deserving of "center stage" in your yard.

This one in our yard doesn't stand alone but does stand out against the arborvitae.

Kousa Blossom


Monday, May 30, 2016

Treasure of the Times 053116

My Dad's US Army Uniform 
He served as a Technician in the Med Corp
Stationed in New Guinea during WWII

Just found this in the pocket today.
It was so like him to have kept a record for future reference.


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