Friday, April 29, 2011

Showing our true colours! Yea! Great Britain!

Ya gotta love it!

Dad would have loved
that three of his favorite planes
were part of  the wedding

Monday, April 25, 2011

Busy Easter week,. . . . but Great!

What a busy fun week or so leading up to

Daughter and I got potatoes planted
at Grandma's.

We had so much rain that it
made for some good puddle play.

Daughter looked like an angel at church. Note the green Easter frog.
Most people have an Easter bunny, we have an Easter Frog.

Mommy made a wonderful Easter spread for the family.

Sherlock and I went on a mushroom hunt after we discovered some the day before.

We also found some time to play 'stick in the creek'.

Nephew carved up a wonderful Easter feast.

And the dogwoods made it look like it was snowing.
What a great week.
Love his water. And this picture. It is the village we had a cottage in last summer.
Clic on the picture.
His father writes books much like James Herriot but instead of animals they are on the Yorkshire Dales School system.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Busy weekend

Left Friday evening to head down to the

Saint Francis river and Fredericktown Mo.
for our ACA Instructor Recert.
I camped out at Silver mines and the next morning
went into Fredericktown for breakfast. Caught up
with the people at A&M during breakfast and all their tales about the tornado a few years ago.
The restaurant owner also owns a beauty shop which she lost to the tornado, but has since had it and her home rebuilt.

Fredericktown is the county seat of Madison County and has a nice old train depot and court house. . . . . .

They have also preserved an old cabin or two in town. . . .

The drive from town back towards the river is always wonderful.

Some of the prettiest farm and ranch land in Missouri.
When I first started coming down to the river, there was an old log cabin in the beginning stages of collapse. After almost 20 years it still has not given up.

Nice partial dovetail notches on the ends of the logs.

We met at the river for 8:30 a.m and we soon had a good crowd, all down to take their instructor recert. examine for the day. A very colorful array of boats and gear, and kayak hauling machines.

Although the water was a little low, we had a great day and learned a lot.

         On Sunday daughter and I visited the Queen of Scotland at the St. Charles Tartan days. 

But in the end decided she would rather carry a sword than wear an overly big dress. . .

She also tried her hand at tossing or moving the hammer.
The day on the river was great, as was the time I spent with daughter, but
Tartan Days was very disappointing this year. . . 
I apologize for the spacing. Blogger is being a little cranky today.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Love this site

Wed. evening at the cabin.

Got out the cabin
for a little while on Wed.
to pick up a kayak and
got to spend a little time
out there cleaning up and
taking pictures.
Spring isn't quite in full bloom,
but it is getting close.

Only a couple of different kinds of flowers are coming up,
but they are real pretty.

Just love the green moss background. . . .


Something about wood and old metal rotting and rusting away outside.
Seems natural. I hope we can say that about plastics some day.

The lanterns and wheelbarrow still work by-the-way.

The May Apples are coming up, but will be a while before
they bare fruit.

Late afternoon sun on the logs of the little cabin.
And the colors that can be found on old tin roofs is just fantastic.

Happy Spring!