Friday, May 23, 2014

Finally!

All my bags are packed I'm ready to go....i'm standing here outside your door...lalala, yodel de'
I know y'all know that JD song it was one of my favs...

so thats how things stand right now for us, Mom is game to go and the deal was this...see I had prearranged prior to her hip FX and subsequent surgery to take a very short trip to some state parks here in SC.  I would have preferred a May Day departure but mom cant stay alone so had to co-ordinate the trip with my sis so mom could go there for a couple weeks...I am not gonna be gone a couple weeks straight..but in an out..
So long story shorter, I had to wait until sis was not traveling for work and her husband was going to be home during the day so NOW or never!!

I got the Dixxeland Express which I refer to as the DLEX ready to travel its not as spry as it once was neither am I...and it looks worse for wear as do I...so off we go into an adventure I'm excited!

Found this Giant Leopard Moth hanging around the yard yesterday...


He looks like a cool graphic design, and under the wings this splash of orange really caught my eye..


Do you do this when you travel?


This is my collection of field guides, well some of them...I will probably toss a few of these in for good measure, otherwise I wont know what I'm looking at when I find things like the moth up there..

Another thing I enjoy looking for are pottery shards! 19th century stuff like these...




I did find this shard that I believe was flint-knapped! I found it on my own land as I have found one other in the past...what do you think; is it the real McCoy? You can see it better in the first photo its the upper piece.  I love to find bits of old crocks, plates, and china! Wish I had started sooner, I've tossed lots of bits in the trash but now I keep them.  I don't have a metal detector but it might be fun to have one. 

One stop is a state park off the Savannah River along the GA-SC border  I hope to see some different fauna and flora! The dogs are going with me, and they heard their leashes getting packed so they know they are going some where they just don't know when!!


I'm planing to toss this one in the lake and give her a bath!!
PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Sondra, firstly have a great trip, the Dixie land express sounds very nostalgic even if it is a little worn-out. The moth is fabulous, I have a recent keen interest in moths so can appreciate its beauty.

    Dave

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    1. Hi Dave, I have found some great moths, it is fun to find out what they are!

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  2. I thought that song was Peter, Paul, and Mary. That Giant Leopard moth is tooo cool.

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    1. ... they did record it first,(1966) but John Denver wrote the song and eventually he recorded it himself. I think he didnt realize his own talent in the beginning.

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  3. We are SO much alike!! Have fun! Awesome moth. Have never seen one quite like that before.

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    1. The funny thing is a bird had picked it up then dropped it! I saw this bird with something white in his beak and I saw it fall grabbed my camera and went outside..he had crawled into that clump of grass.

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    2. That bird wanted you to have it!! I love birds.

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  4. Have a great trip Sondra; I'm sure you will.
    The moth is a beauty, and I can see how it got its name.
    Had to smile at your book collection you take. I've a permanent library in the back of my car lol
    They should cover all eventualities from land to air. I need a bigger car lol

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    1. As you probably noticed...mine are all OLD I should update a few, but probably wont!

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  5. Oh Sondra, I'm so excited for you and I can feel your excitement too. I carry a mostly those little area books that fold into a more compact thing but sometimes just don't give enough information. But now with the new camera added to the bag it is getting to heavy lol

    Love the moth!

    Happy and safe travels. Can't wait to see all the new pictures

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  6. Ooh how awesome!!! I hope you have the best time. Love your field guide collection and your pottery shards are cool too. Oh and that moth is crazy looking! Have fun!!!!

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  7. Have a wonderful time! So glad you get to go. That moth is absolutelyl awesome.

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