Saturday, May 6, 2017

Doesn't Bother Me . . .

but I don't want one for a pet.


Garter snakes are one of the first snakes to appear in spring and can be active throughout the year even on warm winter days. Unlike other snakes, garter snakes do not lay eggs; instead, they have a live birth of up to 50 babies at once.
Friendly until I added the flash . . 

then the tongue came out.

Saturday's Critters w/Eileen

Friday, May 5, 2017

Monday thru Friday . .

never a dull moment.

Random #1
The week started with a bang when we experienced the first official tornado of the season.
You know its nasty when the rain appears in the photo without adjusting the shutter speed.

Random #2
The neighbor's concord grapes appear promising 

Random #3
The RG announced he was hearing a Baltimore Oriole
So I quickly brought out the grape jelly
It didn't take long

  Random #4
This is the tail end of a herd crossing the road ahead
Not sure if it was planned or not.

Random #5
I wound up the week with a
family research day at the courthouse 
in a neighboring county.

ending the week by
Celebrating our 44th anniversary 
on this Cinco De Mayo 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

An Age Old Question . . .

weed or flower?

These wild Violets have invaded our lawn.
But I don't mind when they appear among the perennials
and add contrast with the prolific Lily of the Valley
which have now leaped into the lawn too.

Adam and Eve would have the answer to the question.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Not Just Kansas . .

Tornadoes historically have been recorded in Pennsylvania in every month of the year, but they peak in May, June and July. Since 1888, there have been 139 in May, 175 in June and 171 in July.

It didn't take long with our first warning on May 1.

Only one small power line closed our main access road for several hours. The power companies had bigger fish to fry in other areas. Damage was quite extensive in our county with close to 8,000 customers out of power. 
The RG took his turn - 'neighbor helping neighbor'.

Pictorial Tuesday