Archive for May, 2013

Spring Through Kevin’s Lens

May 19, 2013

Kevin was showing me some of his wonderful pictures and I mentioned that a blog post would be nice. I’ve been waiting for him to put them on my computer. While looking for some pictures the other day I ran across Kevin’s. I wonder how long they have been there. Enjoy Kevin’s Spring at Bodenburg 2013…

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And, finally, a self-portrait….

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Picture Book Questions

May 16, 2013

James and Kevin were looking at a picture book today. It is called “Always Room for One More” or something like that. Here’s the conversation…

Kevin: Is this book Irish or something?

James: Why do you ask? Does it mention Ale?

Where do they come up with this stuff?

Here is the link to the book (no, I’m not an Amazon affiliate, athough maybe I should be.)

Spring Irises

May 15, 2013

Over at the Showers of Roses blog, they do state studies and usually have some yummy things to go with it. When they did Tennessee, they made Iris lollipops. Every time we see beautiful irises I think of this family and those lollipops.

We are in the midst of Iris season here. The first batch that blooms is by our storm shelter at the back side of our house. There are quite a few and they are bluish-purple in color. They have already come and gone. In our front yard in my favorite corner there are purple ones with a yellowish tops.

This year we discovered another patch not too far from that corner and they are the bluish-purple. Last year at a local plant sale I bought one to put in our front flower bed. We found out this year that they are yellow. The stinkin cute kittens pounced on that plant and the blossoms came off. However, we brought them in and they did indeed bloom. We also have bluish-purple down at the road.

Today Veronica walks into my office and tells me she picked one for me.

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How do you like that?

Please enjoy a few of the spring pictures that we have taken in the last few weeks.

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Cloud photos by John one day while in town…

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Around the yard…

15 May 2013 032 (Not being very good with flowers, I have no idea what this is.  However, MaryEllen just loves this bush.)

15 May 2013 031 (The blooms were almost gone on my lilac bushes when this picture was taken.)

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15 May 2013 029  (The first rose bloom of the year.)

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15 May 2013 026 (Vincent looking at the kitten in the box)

My favorite corner spot…

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15 May 2013 024 (You can’t tell too well, but this is looking down a fairly steep hill to the creek.  There is actually a little path so one can walk it.)

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15 May 2013 022 (The thinner leaves are Tiger Lilies that bloom a little later.)

15 May 2013 025 (The bright spot is the sun reflecting on the creek below.)

15 May 2013 019 (My eldest and youngest)

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Heard in the Car Today

May 3, 2013

We had been in the car a little while and when we were almost home, this was heard:

Child #1 – “I reserve our bathroom.”

Child #2 – “I reserve Mom’s Bathroom.”

Child #3 (male) -“I reserve the tree in the front yard.”