We made a quick trip home and I do mean quick. Arrived home around 4:00 and we both started on our chores. He mowed and I started laundry. I finished it in the morning, did some grocery shopping and by 1:30 yesterday, we were back on the road heading north. Had a nice trip until we were about 25 miles away and ran into the big storm that moved across the whole state. We even pulled over for a few minutes because it was raining so hard.
Anyway, we got here safe and sound. We were sorry to see “The Old Tree” got snapped by the wind. This is the tree that refused to die. I took some pictures of it this spring, just in case it would be the year it stopped putting on leaves. Well, it leafed out just like all the other years, but yesterday the wind caused it to finally succumb to old age. This tree was chewed on by beavers and who knows how many different woodpeckers pecked holes in it for food and used it for raising their little ones. It’s really amazing how trees can survive so much abuse.
Today Jim noticed this mysterious blob floating right next to the damn. We both remember seeing something like this some years ago, but never found out what it was. He threw a glove on it to give a reference to the size of it. Weird stuff, huh? Got have any idea what it is?
And finally…drum roll please….It’s time for me to show off my 15 Minutes of Fame. (Apologies to those that already saw this on my Facebook wall). Last year I was involved in making some things for a book called Fa La La La Felt. Yesterday right before we left, the UPS man stopped by and delivered my copy…with my stuff in it! I’m still giddy about this.
with instructions too.
There are some other really cute things in this book. If I hadn’t received a complimentary copy, I’m pretty sure I would have bought it myself.