Thursday, July 30, 2009

Purple Again

Tomorrow is "Crazy Hair Day" at camp, and as Crispy left today the
counselors said they expected great things of him- so we had to oblige!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Washing the dog

After the walk we gave her a shampoo and rinse under the hose, she didn't make it easy as she thought the towel was for tug-of-war.

A useful stream

This is near the end of all our walks at Saxon Woods- it's very useful for cooling off dogs, and boy's feet (and getting the mud off both)!

Friday, July 24, 2009


And here's a few of the Monkey playing soccer before the talent show.

Crispy's Group at the Talent Show


The "Eagle Force" (which Crispy tells me is a silly name) performs "Shout!"

YMCA talent show

In the (very hot & stuffy!) auditorium Osborn School waiting for Crispy's group's turn.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday afternoon walk

With Robyn, Joe & Chico (Holly's off chasing a ball).


And said pie fresh out of the oven- made with nothing but Granny Smith apples, brown sugar, fresh nutmeg- and NO cinnamon!

Chef CJ

Crispy working the apple-wizard machine so I can make an apple pie for tonight's dinner.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Just to make Grandpa jealous- filet mignon just getting finished off in the steam of the sautéing mushrooms. No special occasion, it was on sale last week at Stew's.


The crew from Arco are here giving our floors their annual strip-n-wax.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Well, my deer!

We took one section of our walk this afternoon in the opposite direction, and as we were walking along I thought there was another dog coming up behind us- turns out it was this fellow (or lass)!

Holly was not sure what to do. Moments after I took this she let out a woof and the deer took off. But she didn't chase it- I guess it's size made her a bit nervous (it stood as tall as me!).

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A small visitor

A little rabbit came to sun itself just inside the church door- we chased it out before Sasha spotted it!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Light in the woods

And finally, the composition of the elements in this one just pleased me
for some reason.

Light in the woods

And I just liked the sunlight through the leaves on these ones.

Light in the woods

This one looks almost surreal- but it was taken using just the sunlight.

Light in the woods

I love the way the beams of sunlight in the woods will highlight a
branch against the darker background.

Light in the woods

I took my camera with me when I walked the dog this afternoon, and while
it wasn't early or late enough for the light to do it's really
spectacular stuff (about 4 in the afternoon in fact- the best light is
at 6 in the morning at the moment, but it was all overcast and grey this
morning when we were out), I got some fun pictures.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday afternoon walk

Robyn said Chico was looking a bit depressed and asked if we'd take him out, so we stopped off to pick him up and Holly and he sat very nicely in the back together.

Holly in the new Accent

Holly's cozy new spot- she's still getting used to the idea of not being able to clean my ears while I'm driving :)

Thursday, July 09, 2009

New Car!

Nice gray interior- we'll have to see how long it takes Holly to get it
filthy! but we're going to try and keep her in the way back on a cargo
area cover I bought.

New Car!

Zippy little 1.6 liter engine that gets 35 mpg (compared with the truck
that was getting 8-12).

New Car!

Thanks to the "Cash for Clunkers" stimulus package we got it real cheap
when we traded in the pick up.

New Car!

2009 Hyundai Accent GS in "Ice Blue"