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Friday, September 25, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday Five - September 25, 2020

 Hello & Welcome.

Joining Tom (The Backroads Traveller) for WILLY NILLY FRIDAY FIVE today.

1. While on our walk a few weeks ago this little quail appeared for a brief moment. I managed a couple of quick shots before it scurried off into the blackberry bushes.

2.Our daughter Greta celebrated a birthday this month.  She's pointing to the candles on the cake because the flames would match the color of the candles.

3.Spotted this Praying Mantis looking in our kitchen window (yes I know they need washed) so I went out and took it's picture.

A few days laughter Coleen and her friend found a green one and wanted me to look at it so I took it's picture too.

4.  Our cat, Harley is NOT a lap cat and we are always trying to coax him onto our laps.  Coleen has had the best success.  He actually got up on her lap the other night and let her comb him. (He loves being brushed and combed.)
5.  Finally after all that horrible smoke and haze from the fires it rained.

Bonus shot:  It's time for another baby fix - Little Joelle is growing and we think she is cute as can be.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Wordless Wednesday - Smoke Gets in Yours Eyes

Joining in today for Wordless Wednesday.



Friday, September 11, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday Five - September 11, 2020

 Hello & Welcome!

So it's time for another edition of WILLY NILLY FRIDAY FIVE 

1.  First up:  I've started stamping cards again!  If you want to read about this particular card or check out any of my other cards there is a link at the top of my page that will take you to my stamping blog.

2.This is an "abstract edit of a photo I submitted for 52 Frames.  The original shot is below.  I had fun playing around with it to come up with this edit.

3.  We had a power outage this week on the 7th.  This happened less then a block from where we live.

 The tree took down a pole and lines and then split this pole which is right across the street on the corner from where we live.  We were without power for about 5-6 hours.   It happened around 4:30 pm and the power didn't come back until around 10:00 pm.  I usually sleep with a fan and the television running to block out snoring & other noises.  Needless to say I didn't get any sleep until after the power was back on.

4.  Hmm...what's this?  - Well we had a big event happen on Tuesday the 1st of September.  Can you guess what it was?  Check out #5

5.  Our daughter had a baby on the 1st.  Please welcome, 

Joelle Marian-Jean Martin to our family.  There will be more pictures of her for sure in later posts.

 We think she's pretty special.  So now Coleen is a "Big Sister."

Getting tips from her mom on how to change a diaper!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

First Day of School 2020 - Distance Learning Style



It's that time of year again. Time for "Back to School" photos.

This year is a little different in that we are starting the school year off here doing, Distance Learning.  Poor Coleen is not a fan of on-line school but she's handling it fairly well.

So as a joke since she isn't attending a regular classroom her mom got her some special PJ's for the first day of school.

 She's a Parrot! (I thought about saying, "a bird brain" but didn't think that would be very nice.)

So after these photos we took some others dressed in regular clothes.

 Finally as is my tradition a "Side-by-side" comparison between 9th grade and 10th grade.

 Here's to a successful school year for her.