Friday, July 29, 2011

Splish Splash I Was Takin' A Bath

Notice everything and appreciate the treasures that you find along the way.....for we are given special gifts everyday.  Don't let them pass you by....

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Then All At Once I Saw A Crowd...

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
~William Wordsworth, "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," 1804

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Flying Colors

Flying Color!  Color! Color!  Cool Morning Breeze and Palpable Adrenaline!  
What a way to start a day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Twin Fawns

 The early evening heat and lack of water convinced me that it was acceptable to walk my bike at least a few yards up a steep hill last night.  There's a reason for everything, and because I'd slowed down I was able to notice two fawns in the grass.  Their mother was nowhere in sight.  They observed me for awhile and then apparently satisfied that I was harmless started to play little fawn games - prancing around and dancing in the meadow. 
I went back today to the area where I'd seen them.  Yes, they were still there - intermittently content and resting and then suddenly up and playing again.  They are well developed and alert; it is evident that they are cared for - their mother must be near.....although I do wonder where she spends her days.  What is she doing?  Out shopping......?

"It's double the giggles and double the grins...And double the trouble if you're blessed with twins."

Sunday, July 17, 2011

25th Annual Iowa Summer Games




Kayak and Canoe Races....and SUPs and Surf Skis and Outriggers Too.....

Friday, July 15, 2011

Red Rock Balloon Festival

 2011 Lake Red Rock Balloon Fest

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Captain of The Ship

Seems Everyone Is Getting Into Paddling This Summer...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Montana Wedding

                                                                        Beautiful Bride

Happy Feet...

Proud Parents...(and my beautiful friend, Penny)

Family and Friends

Happy Trails.....

Friday, July 8, 2011

Castles In The Sky

The calm water this week created reflecting mirrors for everything on and near the water -
I especially like the clouds and had fun playing in them today. 

Nature's Mirrors

Thursday, July 7, 2011


To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me. - Isaac Newton

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Jordan Creek Music Night Abstract

Dog Days Of Summer...


Time Well Spent - It Goes By So Fast. - Congratulations to Rich!

As for me, my heart finds peace on a summer evening with my friends together once again...


Lydia and Kent went Skydiving Friday.... 

It's going to be fun having Kent as part of this family!