Saturday, May 12, 2012

Love this! Griffin on top of RCI's Turtle Rock

Friday, May 11, 2012

Trillium hunt

Damon has been wanting me to go up to the woods to see the trillium flowers in bloom.  So while dinner was in the oven, Damon, Kira, Hanna, Griffin and I went for a hike.
Looking back at the barnyard.

Hanna arms herself (protection from coyotes).
Coyotes, ummm.  
Griffin is ready!  Bring on the coyotes.

Beautiful boy.

Geese in the neighbour's field.  

Kira has decided that we need to include ferns in our gardens at the house.  I agree.
Trillium, and um, a neighbour that I didn't notice until we got home and I looked at these photos.  Of course Hanna's legs were itchy by then.  Luckily it was mosquito bites though.
Then the girls trudged right through the poison ivy to inspect this pink one.
This huge tree has a hollow right through it.  Very cool.

Heading back home. The neighbour is selling this property.  I am not crazy about the junkyard myself, but even more importantly,  potential buyers aren`t liking it either.  Hoping it will stay on the market until I win the lottery.
The frog pond.

Missed the frog.

Somebody was very unhappy that we were so close to her nest.  As we were walking through the cornfield, she was circling over Griffin trying to measure him up!  Probably the same hawk that killed Miss Patricia.

Blurry deer tracks (that`s the problem with only having the zoom lens on)
A few feet over, a trail of coyote tracks.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mourning Dove sitting on her nest.  A quick fact: I say "her" because this photo was taken in late afternoon and males sit from morning until afternoon, and females sit the rest of the day and night.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Campbell missed the cross country medal ceremony because he had soccer practice, but his teacher presented his medal to him in class the next day.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Racing day

He didn't get a good start position.  At this point Kira is worried about her brother.

He is moving his way through the pack.

And the first runner comes around the bend and it's Campbell!

He can see the finish line around the bend now.

"Mom, why did R's mom keep saying that she loved my race face?"