Waking up it was diffused sunlight I saw casting long faint shadows across our living room floor. That told me we still had a high thin cloud cover overhead. It also told me it was likely going to be another hot day.
|OUR LILACS ARE IN BLOOM|
|LOOKS LIKE MAYBE SOME WINTER WHEAT HAS BEEN CUT|
|THESE LLAMAS MUST HAVE PARTIED HARD THURSDAY NIGHT|
|ANOTHER FROG IN OUR FRONT YARD POND THIS MORNING|
|DANDELIONS GONE TO SEED|
|A HANDSOME LITTLE SWALLOW|
|THIS LITTLE FELLOW CHECKS HIS HOUSE NUMBER TO MAKE SURE HE IS IN THE RIGHT HOUSE|
|DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF DIVING DUCK THIS IS BUT IT SURE COULD STAY UNDERWATER A LONG TIME|
|I KNOW THIS DUCK....IT'S A MALE MALLARD|
|THIS MIGHT BE A WOOD DUCK HOUSE|
|THE HULLETT MARSH IS APTLY NAMED....THERE IS A LOT OF MARSHY WATER HERE|
|A YOUNG DRAGONFLY|
|DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF BUG THIS IS BUT I SAW TWO OF THEM|
|IT IS JUST SO NICE TO BE ABLE TO WALK IN NATURE|
| HERE IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF BERMS WITH ONE RUNNING OFF TO THE LEFT AND ONE TO THE RIGHT...IT IS THESE BERMS THAT CONTAIN A NUMBER OF PONDS IN THE MARSH|
|THE PONDS ARE CONNECTED BY A CONTROLLABLE WATERWAYS|
|IT'S NOT OFTEN I SEE PEOPLE IN THE MARSH AND THIS COUPLE MADE ME A LITTLE NERVOUS HANGING AROUND NEAR MY SECLUDED JEEP SO I TOOK A COUPLE LONG TELEPHOTO SHOTS OF THEM BEFORE I HEADED THEIR WAY|
|I HAD LEFT SOME CAMERA EQUIPMENT IN THE LOCKED JEEP SO I WAS CONCERNED.....THEY SAID THEY WERE BIRD WATCHERS|
|PHEEBS MOST ALWAYS HAS A BIG DRINK WHEN WE GET BACK TO THE JEEP|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A businessman was in a great deal of trouble. His business was failing, he had put everything he had into the business, he owed everybody-- it was so bad he was even contemplating suicide. As a last resort, he went to a priest and poured out his story of tears and woe. When he had finished, the priest said, "Here's what I want you to do: Put a beach chair and your Bible in your car and drive down to the beach. Take the beach chair and the Bible to the water's edge, sit down in the beach chair and put the Bible in your lap. Open the Bible; the wind will rifle the pages, but finally the open Bible will come to rest on a page. Look down at the page and read the first thing you see. That will be your answer, that will tell you what to do."A year later the businessman went back to the priest and brought his wife and children with him. The man was in a new custom-tailored suit, his wife in a mink coat, the children shining. The businessman pulled an envelope stuffed with money out of his pocket, gave it to the priest as a donation in thanks for his advice. The priest recognized the benefactor and was curious. "You did as I suggested?" he asked. "Absolutely," replied the businessman. "You went to the beach?"
"Absolutely." "You sat in a beach chair with the Bible in your lap?" "Absolutely." "You let the pages rifle until they stopped?"
"Absolutely." "And what were the first words you saw?" "Chapter 11."