Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Florida Critters

Alligator -

Dragonfly -

Cuban Tree Frog - 

Black Snake - 

Anole Lizard -

Miami Memorial Day Visit

Emilie and I flew to Miami for the long holiday weekend!

We drove to Marco Island for a couple days of sun, beach and fun!

Sand between the toes, cold bear in the cooler, warm Gulf ocean water, perfect!

Spending time with my brother and his family - priceless!

Wish JoAnne was with us and my dad was feeling better to join.

1st Motorcycle Ride of 2016

We took our first motorcycle ride of the season a couple Saturday's ago now.  A chilly 105 mile ride!  It was nice to get back in the seat and chase out the Winter cobwebs.  Looking forward to many more this riding season.

"Wrenny" Is Back!

I relocated the small outhouse type bird house earlier this Spring.  I'm happy to report that "Wrenny" found the new location, in the middle of the raspberry plants, and moved right it!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Augusta Eat Your Heart Out!

Our lawn looks incredible this Spring!

A nice dark green.

It's loving the weather this Spring.  Also, the fertilizer and TLC it's been receiving.

You can see from the picture below, see red arrow, the approximate property line.  I set the spreader to only spread the fertilizer on our side and as you can see, what a difference it makes!

Here's a nice picture of the Maple trees we planted some 15 or so years ago.  They were babies back then, no thicker than your arm.  However, today they're monsters and doing great.  I'm still loving the red green red green placement.

A Sign Of Spring!

It's Lilly of the Valley time!

Just like the changing of the seasons, JoAnne picks bunches and bunches to place throughout the house.  Their smell is awesome.

Too bad they don't last very long, inside and out.

Just Taking A Rest

A beautiful Blue Bird resting atop one of our bird houses.

Sorry Charlie, this bird house is currently occupied by a pair of Black-capped Chickadees.

Move along...

Ain't No Vampires Here!

Our garlic is doing fantastic!

As soon as the cold weather broke these plants took off.

It won't be long now...

Not Interested!

Jehovah's Witness going door to door the other morning.

We've been here for 17 years and I don't recall having them as often as this year.  Times must be tough.

I see this akin to those dreaded dinner time soliciting phone calls, annoying!

And We're Off!

Riding season has arrived!

2016 starting odometer reading...


Nope Not The MLB Team

We have a pair Baltimore Oriole nesting somewhere in the trees out back.  Of course with their flame orange and black they're hard to miss.  However, even if you can't see them, their distinct rich whistling song is hard to miss.

Looking forward to their presence all Spring and Summer long. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Christos Anesti

Happy Greek Easter to family and friend!

Drum Roll Please!!


Plus THIS - 

Equals THIS -

Had the bike (front & read fenders and gas tank) painted this Winter.

What do you all think?!?!


Before and after pictures above.

Shoo! Go Away! Scram!

First sighting of another problem critter, UGH!

Fortunately, she was over in the side neighbors yard but we all know that could change in short order. They're welcome to visit anytime as long as they limit themselves to clover only!

UPDATE:  In the days since this picture was taken baby bunnies have been spotted in the same general area.  It's only gonna get worse from here...

Insect Fornication 2016

I'm not sure what these insects are, beneficial or not. Therefore, I let them be and didn't interrupt.

Spring is in the air for sure!

Work In Progress!

Two of the girls working -

Our rewards -