Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Yesterday's weather was perfect for a trip to the zoo!
The girls were so excited...even if you can't tell it from this photo.

The polar bears are always entertaining. I guess this one was tired of being in the limelight. He was floating in the water with his chin resting on a rock.

Did you know that you can pet a shark? You can! They swim right up to you and you pet them with two fingers on their backs. Some of them would stand "upright" in the water (like the dolphins do). When they first swim up to you, it's hard to put your hand into the water. I kept hearing the theme to "Jaws" in my mind....

I love this photo of the girls watching the walrus exhibit.

They are very graceful under the water.

ZOOBILATION! (continued)

The meerkats were probably my favorite animal at the zoo.
These little guys (or gals?) were posing for the camera!

The girls rode the carousel and loved every minute of it!

At the end of the adventure, as we were walking to the car, Audrey said with in a very weary voice, "I am tired much...." It was a very good day.

Wow! What an Honor!

Wow! I just received an email that one of my hairbows is being featured on an Etsy Treasury. What an honor! Click here if you'd like to see it. The black and white bow on the top row is from my Etsy shoppe!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I Was Featured!

I forgot to mention that one of my headbands was featured on HeartHandmade blog! Number 4 is my gold and silver metallic headband!

I felt honored that they chose one of my creations for their blog.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

It's a Jungle Out There

Remember this picture?
I posted this at the beginning of summer on the day we planted two little tomatoes in a bucket of Wal-Mart topsoil.

Look at them now!

It's a jungle of tomato plants! Sometimes it's hard to see the tomatoes nestled in the plant and the grass. It sure is fruitful! Next year we'll do it exactly the same.
Well, we might actually invest in some tomato cages next year.

They'll probably grow as tall as trees!

Friday, August 15, 2008


These are gooseplums. I'd never heard of a gooseplum, but Mrs. Lucas said we'd like them and we were anxious to try something new.

They are delicious!

They look like a big red grape. When you bite into it, it has the texture of a plum with a pit like a persimmon.

These gooseplums are the fruit we picked up off the ground. I thought I'd try to do something with them, but they were all eaten before I had a chance!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Even MORE Peach Pickin' Pictures!

After all the hard work we put in pickin' the peaches, it was time for a rest. We went over to the lake to watch the hay-baler in process.

Mrs. Lucas was very hospitable and the girls enjoyed every minute we were there.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More Peach Pickin' Pictures

There was a little birds' nest nestled amongst the fruit. The bottom of the nest was an unripened peach.

The peaches were ripe and ready for pickin'!

Beautiful Black-eyed Susans in the flower garden.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Peach Pickin'

The girls and I were invited by Mrs. Lucas to come and pick peaches. The day was incredibly hot and I can still feel the heat just by looking at the photos!

We ended up freezing all of them except for the batch I used to make 7 pints of peach jam. Yummy!