Friday, August 29, 2014


 I was recently at Bee Haven Acres for a birthday party.
I can't be there without a visit to the animals.
This is "Tawdry Audrey"..She's beautiful, not tawdry.

Many of the chickens were taking dust baths...
This one chose the compost pile.

This is handsome Sam.

These two noses belong to Red and Ollie, 
the miniature ponies.
It was not a good photo op day for the equines 
as they were all donned in their finest bug masks.

The inseparable donkeys Chloe and Daphne..

One of them tried to eat my pants leg and shoe.

Moon beam thought he'd show me his best side.

Goodness, he's broad...

Ella Bella was the only one of several barn kitties
 that made an appearance.

The turkeys are a very ominous sight..
They walk around in tandem always touching.
Well, almost always.

I guess that takes care of my animal fix for awhile.
They're the best..always welcoming.

Happy Labor Day !!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


 Part of the beauty of the farm is the ride up there.
Usually I'm driving and can't take pictures.

This time of year, the river is somewhat hidden by the foliage.


 We are greeted by their 200+ log house/spring house.

On the other side of the drive is the duck pond where can be found
several generations of various ducks.

The pumpkin patch...

There are many beautiful flowers ...

I have been trying for a month to find a butterfly to photograph..
Voila !!!!

 If you've never visited the Bee Haven Maven 
at Bee Haven Acres you're missing out.
Her picture is on my sidebar or visit...

You won't be sorry.

This lovely day was followed by a beautiful evening.
No tripod..I guess I'll have to get it out!!!

We'll visit with the animals later in the week.

Monday, August 25, 2014

HE'S 30???

It's hard to believe that he's only 30....
To me, it seems like ages ago that he was born.
Andy is Beverly's son and my husbands grandson.
He's a great guy and unfortunately I can't take any credit.

New wife, new house, new job, new dog!!
Life is good...
There was a surprise birthday picnic at the farm hosted by 
his mom and his wife.
Of course there was lots of food...

The best cupcakes..
Vanilla, chocolate, carrot cake, peanut butter and black forest,
all with yummy butter cream icing.

The dogs had to get their share...

There were games...

The object of this one is to wrap the balls around the bar.
Ann (my sister) was pretty good at this.
Shuffleboard is being played in the background.

Joe is getting some pointers.

 Of course there had to be an icing fight...
Both of them had it in their hair.
Bev has cleaned up her face a bit transferring her icing to Amanda's hair.

We headed home while the "youngsters" went to play
volley ball and badmitten. 
It was a fun day..Thanks for inviting us.
More farm pictures to come this week.

Friday, August 22, 2014


          Several evenings ago  friends stopped in for wine and cheese.
         Since we were all nurses,
 there was a lot of interesting conversation and rehashing
of  the old days.
                        It was nice getting to know my neighbors.
                                 We'll have to do it again.

 Obviously I took this picture
 before I put the crackers in the scoop. 
       I guess you'll just have to use your imagination.
I hope your weekend includes time with friends.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Sometimes we take a little afternoon break.

Max and Mollie assume their usual positions.

I might even catch 40 winks !!

Monday, August 18, 2014


Hi Snoopy !!!

Snoopy came for a visit !!!
He looks a little beat up? Dirty?
I wonder how old he is...

Can you see the tethers hanging from his nose?
I guess that's what they are.
What, do you suppose, brings him to this neck of the woods?

Friday, August 15, 2014


Peaches are my favorite fruit and they are in season now.

Several of us went out to the local orchard to get some.
The gals I went with made pies and preserves.
Mine went on cereal or just as is.

The trees are still loaded...

They are just beautiful and so yummy.

Do you think his name is "Peaches?"

They were very sweet and juicy.
I wouldn't be surprised if we went back.

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