Monday, May 31, 2010

We had a great weekend camping.

Made new friends,and got to stay in the cutest cabin (Thank you Bill & Kathy Motley), and had new adventures. I picked mushrooms for the first time and came away with these beauties. They are called cauliflower mushrooms, I think. Bill said he has eaten them and he is still alive so we are going to give them a try.

Jim went fishing at the butt crack of dawn with Bill Motley and Randy Whelchel. He had a fun time and then got stuck with the family 'crew'! Cody, and his girlfriend Mikayla Spencer, and I all went fishing later in the afternoon. We did have a really good time and the rain held out till late in the evening.

Down at the Park below the cabin, my sister Diana and her family were camping. We stopped to see my nephew Wade. What a trooper! His first camping excursion and he comes down with chicken pox! Even with the chicken pox he has a smile! Later I learned that Mikayla has never HAD the chicken pox and Wade was hugging her all afternoon. What is the incubation period for pox? Guess we might soon find out!

We even got to check out a million dollar log house. It is going up for auction because it is only half completed and the builder ran out of money. It was neat to see so now I have new fantasies for 'when I win the lottery......'.

Oh, Its good to dream!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010


Lilacs are one of those flowers you take for granted as a kid. Kind of like the peony. My mom had the most gorgeous peony flowers but they would never bloom. Little did she know that the opening blooms were the perfect size and height for a little batting practice! Poof! Home Run! I guess its karma because, for the life of me, I can not get a peony to grow. I used to have one, but where it was in the yard, I kept accidentally mowing it off in the spring!

I am blessed with eleven different varieties of lilacs on our ranch. Lovingly planted by Jim's uncle, Frank Sever. And trust me, the baseball bats are hidden when they are about to bloom!

I only wish the blooms would last much longer, but I sure enjoy them when they are here!

Enjoy them with me. Come on out for a cup of coffee, pull up a chair on the patio, and just breathe. Nothing beats the smell of blooming lilacs, after a spring rain,
in the morning.