Saturday, March 31, 2012

Postscript to Cheerios!

Hello Baby, a book about baby animals

 Today I bought another Cheerio  book, and actually came home and read the box. There are 6 books in the series and you can choose the book you want.

This is called Spoonful of Stories and in 10 years they have given away 60 million books inside specially marked boxes. why I have not seen it I do not know. they have donated 3.6 million dollars to First Book which is a program to get books to kids that need them the most.

Just for TexWisGirl... the last line of Noodle and Lou is

And Lou, he was tickled, See you just never know, he said with a grin, how a day's gonna go.
But really thought Noodle, the bigger surprise is Seeing yourself through your best buddies eyes.
Story by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Arthur Howard

sorry for the Two Post day.... again


Hubby and I love Cheerio's, last week I opened the box and found this wonderful book inside by Liz Garton Scanlon. The story is such a good lesson for us. Read the photo below to set up the story.  You can buy the book on Amazon

Noodle is a down and out worm, Lou is an upbeat bird

Some days don't go well, right from the start, Noodle woke up with a rain cloudy heart.

His bright side was muddy. His high points sank low. the grass grew much greener in other worms rows.

Some days are like this. What's a worm gonna do? Well, if he is Noodle, he'll lean on his Lou.

"My head has no eyes," Noodle said, feeling glum.

"so, life's a surprise!" Lou said to his chum.

"And I don't have a beak". said Noodle, quite blue.

"But you're long, and so sleek, which is perfect for you!"

"But also no feet" Noodle said with a shrug

"I think you 're complete." And Lou gave him a hug.    

there are more pages and more good advice for all of us, but I will not print all of it. It does have a happy ending.  

Friday, March 30, 2012

Neglected Structures-FMTSO

 Friday My Town Shoot out- Neglected Structures. If you would like to post and link to FMTSO click HERE

Photos today are of the 25 acres horse/dog rescue ranch sitting in ruins. Our rescue dog, Baby Girl came from here.
 When we picked Baby up from this ranch Feb of 2002, it contained 30 rescued horses and 30 dogs and was pristine and beautiful, the sign that hung on this gate post said simply TELESIS

 Telesis  which means "planned progress"
 Our county had 649 foreclosures in the month of January and we have more than 5000 in our county with only 769 listed for sale.
 Divorce caused this neglected ranch.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Dwarf Poinciana

This is a test of re-posting to see what it does. this post was from my first try at blogging with no comments from March 09. click on photos to enlarge.

Weed In Name Only

On March 22, I found this adorable WEED. Snap! and said

"Bob, don't touch this weed, I want to see what it does, it is the only one in the yard like it, never before seen"
 Voila! on March 26th I did my daily check and there was this teeny tiny purple flower cluster. Flowers is about 1/4 inch
 I love it and may plant it in a little pot and keep it..... (stop rolling your eyes)

 I know some of you are thinking, she REALLY needs to get a life, or get out more.....

Trust me! there will be MORE weed photos. The bucket garden buckets were full of all kinds of interesting weeds,  never before seen and how did they get in the buckets? Must be birds planting them.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Silly Stuff

 Coat hooks at the YMCA, I have no idea WHY
 From the past, with my first 3 MP Kodak Easy Share, playing with flowers and bottles because i could
 Mixon Fruit farm tortoise because i think he is cute.  There were kids riding on his back, they would not let ME.....
 I took Jake chasing lizards in Bob's bucket garden and put him on a beach scene I took, both because I could
Playing with how to make Fire on a carnival wheel, 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Berries and Frogs OH MY

These berries are from Asparagus fern under our living room window. YES silly, they are OUTSIDE under the window.

I know they all look the same but they are not, the focus on on different berries.... that is my excuse and I am sticking to it!

While Snap! Snap! ing the berries, my foot bumped my mothers Frog. She collected everything frog from kitchen curtains to glasses and cups and this ceramic one sat in her yard. he is almost 2 feet long. When she passed away I gave away all the frogs but brought this one home and sat him by the front door and there he has been for 22 years.
He does look just a tad upset with the photographer... remember he was on the ground and I was not.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Meet Clyde!

 8 AM phone rings, my friend Renee says "you are the only one I can call this early in the morning and we need a favor."
I answer "what do you need?" Renee says "Husband bought a 65 Mustang and he is trying to get it to start"
 I answer  "Bob will be right there" and hang up. Bob says "are you going with me?" of course says the MadSnapper."
Can you guess Why MadSnapper went? before you scroll down?
If you guessed Renee has a dog named Clyde that is the newest member to their family, you guessed Why MadSnapper went. 
 They got this wonderful Clyde from animal rescue for 10.00 and he is worth 10 million.

 OOPS! right out of the pic. Yes! I did snap her mail box and a couple other things while there. The red shorts belong to Brandon, Clydes human brother, yet another OOPS! no shot of him.

 YES!!! I did hug and kiss and pet this sweetie. YES!!! Jake and Baby locked on me with their nose when I went home smelling of stranger dog scent.

I LOVE DOGS!!! oh YES I DO!!!! 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

All The World'sa Stage

Snap! those Curly cues twirled around the dead leaf on the Passion vine, (otherwise known as  incubator for our Gulf Fritillary butterflies)
" Bob! We have caterpillars"  New butterflies are on the way....

 Shakespeare's All The World's a Stage, popped in my head because the day before I heard it on NPR Radio.
the egg entered the stage of life a few weeks ago and now the  caterpillar has entered the stage and will soon become a butterfly and from their it is a short act and the butterfly exits the stage of life.

 All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,

 At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurses arms

 For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes

And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,

 Life is short, Love your loved ones while you can. Live, Laugh, Love

Female Gulf Fritillary

Read Entire content of   All The World is a Stage by William Shakespeare, click HERE

Friday, March 23, 2012

Leontien Update again

I am typing this update, I now know not to copy and paste from FaceBook into a post.

Leontiens sister posted this on Leontinens Facebook page.

She started new cancer meds on March 7th, she had side effects of rash, pain and a bit of fever but thought she was ok.
Last Friday her fever went up so we called her doctor what to do. Turned out that she went to Bluffton on Saturday evening. After and x-ray of her lungs and blood test they said she had   pneumonia.

2 days later the doctor over there said the 2 antibiotics had done there job; her lungs were clear and although the fever was not gone they released her.

On Tuesday morning her fever was back big time, her doctor on the phone told us she had to come to Indiana. Leontien had to spend a long day at ER, after 8 hours she finally got a bed at the oncology center.

Yesterday was rought to. they made scans of her brain, tummy, blood tests; put her on a cooling bed, trying to get her more comfortable. Still she was feeling sick all day, fevers still came and went and she was in pain. Later that night she had some fluid in her lungs. Scan of her brain and blood results did not show something wrong.
Luckily last night was not too bad, so she could rest a little. Today more est are on the program, the still don't know what is giving her the fever and pain. More waiting on results. She is having a difficult time, we all hope she will feel better soon.
We will keep you updated, sorry it took a bit long, knowing you are all so worried and feel so much compassion
Hugs Hanneke ( this is what her sister Hanneke posted today on Facebook)

Leontien has Melanoma and if you want to read her story click here

Really Rad Reptiles!

 5 AM visitor of the night.... a great big green tree frog, common here and very LOUD... it was dark out and he was on the sliding glass door. I turned on the floodlights outside and this was the best I could do. don't you just LOVE those little sucky cups he has for feet? He was about 3 or 4 inches long.
 6:30 AM I am sitting at the laptop and in comes Bob behind me and says

"LOOK what I found when I put the garbage out..."

He was holding the snake, it was dark, only light was from the computer so I Shrieked

"Why did you bring it in the house?????"
his answer " Because it is a rubber one".      sooooooo Snap!    BTW it gave  him a startled moment to seeing it laying in the gutter.
 Snap!  and need I say more?
ok, so i have 3 post on one day,,, someone shoot me please,