Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Header Challenge - Water

When I selected this topic I was thinking of grand vistas of water - maybe the ocean or Yosemite lakes. But Mother Nature then showed what she can do with water. Starting in Texas she dropped tons of water, spawn tornados causing much damage. The storms moved up the central US, then turned east passing over us. Though weakened, the storms still caused some flooding and wind damage on the east coast. My header is water flowing across our backyard during the heaviest rain (June 20).
Big puddles from a third storm June 27
Water in basement storm June 23
 
Water in the sky  June 27

And water in Carroll Creek June 6


Header - June 24


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sky Watch - Stormy and clearing

 June 12 storm coming


 June 16 Clearing at sunset



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Header Challenge - Children's toys


A new great granddaughter will join the family in a few weeks and we have some toys that her Mom used during her early visits with us. There are also some dolls and other toys that have been used by all the grand-kids. Bryson, shown below setting up the kids area at Brother-in-Laws recently, also rode both these toys.



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sky Watch - Clear and stormy

  
Last rays of the sun on June 6,


 after sunset June 6;

  
and stormy skies on June 8.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Header Challenge - Pics from last few weeks

 Carolina pines - early morning

We visited my brother-in-law's recently. John and Lynn host family and friends for a Saturday afternoon of fun, games and food. We much enjoy the visit and helping with the preparations and cleanup.

John challenges the nephews at card games
 
Great-grandson helps with setup

Great-grand daughter coming soon

Kids playing
  
Marianne with sister, brother nephew and nieces

Carroll Creek in Frederick

The Arts festival was last week - I got there after it closed

Two ducks on the creek 
 
Old barn
 
White spider
 
Yellow in the back yard
 
Little froggy in the grass
  
One of our blooms