Foggy Morning Cyclist

20180915_070228On my way to work and the fog was lying low over the fields. This much more energetic bicyclist rode past me as I was sitting on the side of the road photographing the sunrise. I was very amazed that the slow, doggy camera on my Samsung Galaxy S5 captured this guy, or maybe, he was going really slow.

It’s Been A While


Lily was afraid to walk out onto the dock because there was an 8″ gap between the decking and the concrete.


Lily found another way to get to her “daddy”.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Time is just flying. I can’t seem to get a handle on how fast my days and weeks fly by. Before I know it, it will be fall, then on to holidays of Thanksgiving and then Christmas, and then winter and then just waiting for it not to be winter any more. In an effort to sit back and figuratively smell the roses, my husband and I went for a week’s vacation to Lake of the Ozarks.

This vacation spot in central Missouri has been a mainstay of my life since I was a child. I have photographs of my family and cousins at “the lake” when I was very young. I still vividly remember the first sight of the lake when driving down Highway 54 and how it would and still does, elicit an “ahhhh”. We (I should say I, because I make the plans and just tell my husband who, what, when, where and how) decided to find a pet friendly resort so we could take our fur babies with us. We stayed at a really nice resort called The Alhonna and our room was right at the water’s edge. My husband could even fish off the deck except that Lily, the smaller of the two labs, believes any throwing motion means you are playing with her; ergo, casting the reel is play time and play time means she’s barking.

Our “girls” are two very large labs. They’re half-sisters and have been together their whole lives and we’ve had each of them since they were eight weeks old. My husband is obviously the preferred person as far as the dogs are concerned and they follow him everywhere as if he were the pied piper.

molly and l;ily

Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

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Liquid, liquid, lots and lots of liquid in the form of a torrential downpour clogged street drains causing the rain water to back up a foot deep into the street. The pressure of the rainwater coursing through the sewer caused the water to back up and spew upward out the culvert. We were lucky. The water did not reach our house. The houses in this photo were not so fortunate and had water in their basements.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific

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Prolific. What an appropriate word for what we go through each summer for several weeks. The white tufts from the cottonwood tree in our backyard and those that abut the creek bed down the street from us, fly through the air much the same as snow does in the winter, and piles up the same way. A fact I learned today…our tree must be a female, as only the female trees shed their cottony seeds.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Smile

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Northern Barred Owl or Hoot Howl

I was driving home from work one evening and glanced to the side and saw this beautiful creature sitting in the tree. Naturally, I had to pull over and I was so excited that he was just seemingly sitting there patiently waiting on me to take his picture. Really, really made me smile.
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