Monday, December 23, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
The line-up. It took a while to get all the boats down to the 'water'.
Skiing behind the canoe didn't go too well.....
The thermometer in my car read -5 degrees as I drove to the Iowa Arboretum for the Annual Skunk River Paddlers Waffle Paddle. Due to snow, floods, drought, and ice every year the paddle is different, and this year was no exception for a change in venue: all of the local waters were frozen. There are always options below the dams, but we decided to 'kayak' the frozen river and save the dams for New Year's Day. This group never fails to find entertainment on the water.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Halloween Superheros entertain the crowds at the Blank Park Zoo.
These two characters were especially convincing, and at the same time wonderful with the kids. I 'cut' them out of my original photo, because I didn't like the zoo background, and layered them into this street scene. Unfortunately I can't find the name of the photographer who took the background photo. It was available as a free wallpaper on the internet; but it's so much fun I'd like to credit the photographer if I could.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
I was exchanging door wreaths today and noticed that the old wreath had acquired a nest over the summer; but the eggs didn't hatch. A cowbird (larger spotted egg) left an egg in with the little finch eggs. I wonder if that's what caused the parents to abandon the nest?