Sunday, May 31, 2015

Color Spot

a hardy little flower growing in the cracks in the sidewalk, downtown Mount Vernon

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


                                                             Candy Tufts in my yard

Sunday, May 24, 2015


One year, yesterday, MINI named Zippy came to live in our garage.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Jury Duty

I had an easy 2 weeks of jury duty, just called in 3 times and didn't have to report.

Sunday, May 17, 2015


Finished a pair of socks

Another Milestone

Tonight at the community potluck, the volunteer fire department had their yearly presentation.
Kind of the year in review, plus honoring three retirees.  Tim, Sue and I are the retirees.  It was a nice program.

Friday, May 15, 2015

RIP B B King

B B King passed 5/14 at the age of 89.  This world has lost a great blues musician, but his music will live on.  I did see him in concert, last year.  So, glad that I did go to that concert.  Rest in Peace B B

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Down Under Animals

My travels in Australia and New Zealand, included game reserve visits.  In New Zealand, I went to Penguin Place, there were yellow-eyed penguins.  We walked around the hillside, above the beach to different lookouts, where we were mostly hidden from the penguins behind a wooden structure.  You could stand, there and watch them through the opening in the structure, yet we were not invading into their space.  I saw several penguins!  The other portion was the re-hab/hospital for younger penguins, that were orphaned and needed a little care, before release back into their home area.  Our group leader was very passionate and knowledgeable about the penguins.
In Tasmania, Australia, I went to a game reserve at sunset.  The nocturnal animals were active, I saw a Tasmanian devil, wombat, brushtail opossum.  Most of these animals were in a rehabitat program and will be released into the wild.  Of course, there were kangaroos, wallabies and koalas.  Our group leader was very knowledgeable, explaining about the different animals.  I did pat the back of young wombat.
Near Sydney, we visited a game reserve and saw different birds, dingoes, kangaroos, wallabies and koalas.