Monday, May 4, 2015

Perfect Weekend p. 2

When my friend and I get together we always enjoy it like a couple of kids!! We eat and drink too much we stay up late and we always spend time outdoors! 

We had brunch on the screened porch that overlooks the back yard and we watched busy yard birds...

northern cardinal

brown headed nuthatch

Then we strolled around looking at other things in the yard...

A pileated woodpecker is flying back and forth in our field...maybe looking for a suitable nest site or gathering food for hatchlings!!
and one batch of baby cardinals has already hatched and growing!

this green anole was hanging out the potted plants

WE have Grey Tree frogs again this year in our water barrels! The are loud and love to croak day and night!. They have a lemony yellow color inside the back legs...

and they have beautiful eyes too! This frog is not very big... smaller than a golf ball.

  looked freshly hatched 

The dogs were out walking the yard with us after brunch and they settled down and relaxed in the sun shine..and watched us stroll around checking out all the action in the yard!

My friend had to leave about 3 pm so It was another great day of laughs and time spent in our favorite place, out in nature!

The dogs didn't want her to go and neither did I....

Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

the Perfect Weekend! P. 1

Awesome weekend, the weather was perfect and my friend stayed over, we enjoy lots of the same things...we stopped at Browns RV Superstore where we both decided RV's are way over the top...neither of us was impressed with the fluff, or the price! We stopped and purchased locally grown strawberries, we took a walk around Kalmia Gardens in a small neighboring town...lots of neat flowers to enjoy around the garden section...I took my camera with me as we walked..


then along the trail that leads to the boardwalk we found 

Faded trillium?

Rhodo bud

Some parts were a little underwater..

We startled a barred owl, no photos, but the Yellow billed  cuckoo stopped to take a look at us..

the black creek was looking very inviting! 

and even the fish were up on the surface to enjoy the sunny day...

after the hike we stopped at an Applebees and enjoyed a meal and drinks followed by shopping at our favorite  small town store...later we finished up the day with a good thriller on SyFy!!
I took so many photos Im gonna make 2 posts!

Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.