So cold…

 

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I seen this mushroom growing between the patio stone at the front of the house…

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This is my banter for Friday October 4th…

I wish to let all my readers know that as of October 5th to October 18th… Unfortunately, I will be unable to post my words.. My next post will be on Monday October 21st.. Thank you for your understanding… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ MAGS..

This is my banter for Friday October 4th…

Hello everyone out there in this big world:: This week has passed by with the speed of a moving train.. The fluctuation of the weather patterns have made being outside almost impossible.. Once this week it was way above seasonal temperatures, and the next it’s so darn cold.. Not only has it been cold but I have heard stories of a faint snow falling… Yikes!! “Why?” It’s not time for that kind of shenanigans… I haven’t harvested all my seeds yet for next spring…There has been a fine mist that has a granular feeling to it, falling from the heavens.. I think that is supposed to be snow.. I hope where we are headed, there are much better conditions.. I really don’t want to pack my long johns, but it maybe smart to do that.. I hope the weather is a little bit nicer where every you may reside.. I wish to send all of you good wishes for the weekend and Thanksgiving.. I hope your turkey is fat and your bellies are full.. I will have turkey, and likely fall asleep… If you have to take a nap… Blame it on the turkey..

DSCN2447.JPGย These intriguing shapes are delightful…

I would chance to say that these mushrooms are not of the edibleย  kind… I still like the shape of the lid of the mushroom.. It’s distortion is amazing.. Bending and weaving as it grows.. The things I find interesting that there are many things happening in the mushrooms growth .. Today, I had a lady come to patch up the ceiling in the kitchen where the old fluorescent light used to be.. I was a bit set back by the contractor being a lady.. I don’t know why!!! I just did.. And when I spoke with her on the phone I was envisioning a lady with large muscles and a big thick neck.. Kind of like the Hulk’s sister.. LOL But, I was way off point.. She was tiny and quite pretty.. She was older, and very friendly… I enjoyed talking with her.. Tomorrow she will return and sand and paint the covered part of the ceiling.. Then no one will ever know the old light was there.. Mission accomplished.. I have to shop tomorrow and that is one of my dreaded tasks.. I nearly have a stroke each time the total shows up.. Food is way too pricey.. I would imagine that most people feel the pull on the wallet when buying the necessities ofย  life..ย 

DSCN2449.JPG ย ย  This is a view from above looking into the top of the mushroom..

Friday is the day that our grandson moves out.. We are going to miss him a lot.. The house will be much quieter, and the meals will be less to prepare.. We have left him with these words.. “You will always be welcomed back here, and the bed upstairs will be made up waiting for your return.” We told him to keep his key and just unlock the door and come in.. We wish him good fortune, and happiness.. We love him very much.. ;(ย  I know he is going to be fine.. He’s a man now, and can make his own life.. But we will still worry about him, as we do all our grand-children.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

DSCN2445.JPG ย  ย  The water is filling up the mushroom tops..

It’s Thursday night and I have pretty well gone over all I wanted to say and more.. One thing I wish to do is wish my friend Kelly a speedy recovery.. Get well real soon girl.. Take care of those you love and be safe out there… I will see everyone with a bunch of words and photos, once I return… Till later.. Keep on truckin’…

I wish to thank all my readers for being here each day to read my words.. Thanks… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  ย Enjoy the photos.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Skunk’s here…

DSCN2003.JPGThis is a night photo that makes the light on the fence look like it has a shade on it…

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This is my banter for Thursday October 3rd…

Hello everyone:: I trust all is well with everyone.. I hope your weather has been treating each one of you without body harm.. I know some of the weather conditions around the world have become volatile… You never know what conditions will be at any given time.. I really hope everyone is safe… Today was cold compared to the high temperatures of Tuesday.. The change is somewhat extreme.. I’m just hoping the weather is fair for my get away next week… And yes, I will be off from Saturday October 5th to Wednesday October 16th.. I will be putting in a post on Thursday October 17th… There is no internet where I am going… So posts will be out till I get back…

DSCN2368.JPG ย  ย  ย ย  This trailer’s paint job is very well suited to the interior..ย 

This trailer did not have any make placed on it, so I am unable to give you the brand.. It did catch my eye with the white wall tires that accented the color… The interior will be shown in the next photo I post near the end of this post… You will see what I mean by the power of color…:)ย  As I sat writing Tuesday night, a familiar smell started to fill the Livingroom…. The smell started to make my stomach turn and feel pretty yucky.. I turned on the outside light, and pulled back the curtains… The inside door was left open and the outside door was closed… The smell had trapped it’s self behind the curtain and the space between the open door and the closed door.. As soon as I opened the curtains the smell was intense… I covered my mouth and nose with my shirt tails.. I coughed, and pinched my nose tightly.. I had a vulgar taste in my mouth from inhaling that putrid smell… I had to go outside to place a bright flash light on the railing to cover the back yard.. Skunks do not like the bright light.. I sprayed the sweet smell of baby powder between the doors and stepped out doors.. The smell was right there at the door.. It was like the skunk sat right outside the door.. I wonder if he was there for dinner?? I banged the floor with my walking stick… I looked to the left then the right.. I cautiously made my way to the railing, and scanned the yard.. There he was making his way to the hole he had come in through.. I yelled, “Get lost.” He turned to look at me as I shone the light in it’s face.. You could tell he wasn’t impressed at all.. He turned and went on his way.. I placed the flash light on the ledge, and put the gate closed..

DSCN2371.JPG ย  ย  ย  ย ย  This is the inside of that beautiful trailer above..

I made my way inside, and left the curtain open a bit… One of the puppies had heard something outside and made a small woof… I looked towards the window only to notice it was pouring buckets of rain.. I jumped to my feet in a panic.. The flash light was out there in this down pour, and I did not want it to get wet inside.. I slipped on my clogs and opened the door.. Sliding on the wet outdoor carpet I was at the railing in a matter of seconds.. The rain was running down my neck, which made me shiver.. The light was still on but it was soaked.. I shook the rain off and turned to head back inside.. I could feel the wet soaking my shirt.. It was a cold rain and not a warm one.. My hair was becoming wet and drippy.. There is nothing so sexy as wet messy hair.. I looked like a model running for her life.. I slipped again, and slowed my pace.. I entered the house and shook my head to get rid of some of theย  rain.. There on the couch were three puppies staring at me like I was crazy.. I removed my clogs and wiped the flash light with paper towel.. The flash light was not hurt by the pouring rain.. I must have saved it just in time… I wiped my hair with a towel and found spot on the couch with the puppies.. They didn’t seem to care that I was wet and my hair was a mess.. That’s why I love my dogs.. It don’t matter to them what I look like.. They take me just the way I am.. They love me..

The rain was still pouring down, and I was safe inside… I wonder how wet the skunk was now… Teach him for visiting our yard.. Take care of yourselves and your loved ones.. This lady is on her way.. Till later.. Stand for what you believe… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

I would like to take this time to thank all my readers for visiting my site.. Thanks!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ย ย Enjoy the photos that I have posted for you.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thunder…

DSCN2376.JPG ย  ย  An Orbit trailer.. I was not too familiar with this make..

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This is my banter for Wednesday October 2nd…

Before I go into my writing, I wish to apologize for having no post on Tuesday October 1st.. The internet was down and I was unable to do anything at all.. ๐Ÿ™ย 

Hello everyone:: I hope all of you great people are well on this day.. I seem a photo of Montana and Alberta, and they had a real dumping of snow.. Wow.. I’m happy I don’t live there… Last night in my part of the world there was a pretty nasty thunder storm.. The lights flickered a couple times as I started to write… The next thing I seen was darkness and the internet was pooched.. When the lights turned back on a few minutes later, the internet was no longer operating.. But, thanks to the repair man, the problem has been fixed.. I’m up and running again.. Today has brought a day of heat.. Thirty plus, and after the rain we received last night it’s like walking into a sauna.. Sticky, muggy and gross… The plants will love this day for sure.. It’s funny Wednesday is calling for a high of thirteen.. What a difference.. Cook one day and freeze on the next day.. Wow!! Crazy!!!

DSCN2381.JPGTastefully decorated and clean lines.. Iย  love the light fixture..

 

The couple that did this trailer did the best they could to keep this trailer as original as possible.. I think they did a wonderful job.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  I hope those that seen the football sports noticed that Vontaze Burfict was up to his usual dirty strikes.. His head bunt actions have left him in hot water, and I mean hot… Vontaze has beeen warned many times over, and over… But, this was the last strawโ€ฆ Vontaze has been suspended… There is no room is sports for those kinds dirty shots… Right now I am watching the 2019 World Championship of darts.. It looks like most of the crowd is not paying a lot of attention to the players.. Lots of milling around is going on in the stadium… The event looks intense as the players concentrate on each toss of the darts.. There is lots of activity in the crowd as a winner is taking his bow… Job well done… Can you tell I am bored?? Well, I am.. I ended up yesterday with a nasty migraine head ache and today is the left over pain of the second day… I think it was from the storm that rolled in last night.. By the looks of the skies outside the window, it’s going to rain again…ย 

DSCN2320.JPG ย  ย  ย ย  This trailer is a Glendetteโ€ฆ.

It would seem that this trailer is very old.. I have never seen a fifth wheel trailer like this.. Mostly because I had no idea they were made back then.. The husband and wife who have owned this trailer for what seems like a hundred years, frequently use this trailer to this very day… Unlike the new ones of now.. The bedroom has a full look out over the dining area.. The kitchen is well thought out with plenty of room for a growing family.. The bathroom is quite roomy and has a tub in it.. It would be a trailer with the possibility of living in.. I wish I could have seen this trailer in it’s day, as it rolled off the assembly line.. She would have been beautiful… After all, old things are just as dependable as the new, maybe even more dependable.. And much easier to fix… I will be adding a couple photos of the inside, and you will be able to see what I mean as far as the interior.. It’s better if you actually are inside the trailer in person.. The truck that hauls this fine living quarters on wheels is a mere two years younger than the trailer..

DSCN2323.JPG DSCN2322.JPG ย  ย ย  Total comfort away from home…

It was a blast being able to write my word tonight and share them with you all.. I hope you all have a wonderful evening and a great day on Wednesday.. Till later.. Live life to the fullest… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

I want to thank my readers who come to read my words… Thanks so much… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ย ย Enjoy my photos.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Go west…

DSCN2366.JPG ย  ย  ย  ย ย  This an oldie but a goody..ย 

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This will be my banter for Monday September 30th…

Hello to everyone:: I hope all is well with all of you… The weekend is now over, and for those who work it will be back to work again.. “I know, I know.” That’s a dirty word to say on a Sunday evening.. But reality will be kicking you in the butt soon enough.. I feel pain for all of you that drag yourselves into work on Monday.. But I guess the all mighty dollar has to be earned.. Anyways, Monday is the last day of September… I sit here and wonder again as I always do.. “What has happened to this month??”ย  Today, Sunday has been down right cold where I am living.. I guess fall has given us notice that it is here.. “I wish to ask a question”… “Does Indian summer come after the first frost, or in September???”ย  I would appreciate someone letting me know the answer to my question.. Also, Thanksgivings day is coming pretty soon.. I see a lot of decorations, and small squashes in the stores.. The dollar stores have displays for the table, and outside your home… You can purchase the goods to whip up a wreath for your front door.. All these items for a dollar?? NO.. They are sold for dollars… Not a dollar like we used to pay.. Now they are one dollar plus several dollars.. The place is not cheap anymore.. But it is a convenient place to pick up anything that is cheaply made.. No matter what we all seem to visit there from time to time…

DSCN2364.JPG ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  This is the drivers seat of this Winnebago..

I wish to chat about this beautiful machine from the past.. We entered this motorhome and found the old style steering wheel and column with the gear shift right there.. Also I have never been in one before and noticed that the passenger seat is made for two people, not just one.. That was fascinating to me and a bit curious at the same time.. The interior was decorated with the old styled colors on the furniture, and on the walls.. I love the size, and convenience of the kitchen and washroom areas.. This vehicle must have been a sight to see when it was new and rolledย  off the assembly line.. Beautiful… You had to have a fist full of dollars to buy that one… ๐Ÿ™‚ ” Go West son, they said…” Are you kidding me?? There isn’t any going west for this person.. It seems that the west gets the snow much earlier than most of us.. This weekend Alberta was looking at snow on Saturday, and Sunday.. The report said that the amounts would be up to 60 cm. of snow.. That’s why I’m not going west.. Saskatchewan, Manitoba and northern Ontario will be looking at rain but no snow.. Thank goodness for that.. All that white stuff can stay out west till I find my long johns, and that could take me along time.. For all those that have never had the chance to experience a pair of long johns.. They are winter under wareย  that keeps you warm, and sucks up the perspiration from your body.. They are also part of the layer system outdoor people ware.. First long johns, shirt and pants, a sweater, a coat and so on… ย 

DSCN2353.JPG ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  Another example of a vintage Glendale trailer..ย 

The inside of this trailer, it had been spruced up and looked darn beautiful… I like the choice of colors on the outside and on the inside.. It was tastefully decorated, and had a lot of people commenting on the inside.. Lets put it this way… I would have gladly stayed over in that trailer for week..ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Here in Canada the election campaigns are in full swing… With each candidate trying to convince the voters that they are better than the next guy, or gal.. I, like many have a hard time figuring out who is paying for the promises they are making.. Not one candidate has given that information up as of yet.. Heck, I’m just going to vote for the underdog.. Candidates seem to be living in a world where truth and honesty doesn’t mean a thing.. It’s perplexing and a joke to watch.. The things they promise will never be done with out the words of the party in second place.. There are rules and they are to be followed.. It’s a media circus, with twisted words and fingers pointing at the candidates with each word they say.. I’m glad I do not have to be in the drivers seat and navigate through this pile ofย  hollow promises..ย 

DSCN2351.JPG ย  ย ย  This is just one shot of the inside of the Glendale trailer….

As you can see the color scheme from the outside is drawn into the inside.. It is tastefully designed and caught the eye of many of the visitors who stopped by to take a peak inside, and ask question to the owners.. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ There are still a few more trailers that I have to showcase… I will be bringing a couple more trailers for you toย  enjoy on Tuesday.. You have a wonderful Monday and be safe.. I’m off and running… See ya later.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

I would like to tip my hat to all you wonderful readers out there who pop by to read my words.. Thanks… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Enjoy the photos.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Treading water…

 

DSCN2329.JPG ย  ย  ย  ย  This trailer was owned by two wonderful people…

www.marionbell.com/treading-water

This is my banter for Friday September 27th…

Hello everyone:: Today I had a good day that included blood tests.. It was time to get them again.. The hubby had his test as well.. ‘Two birds with one stone’.. ‘Done’.. There has been so much rain today that I really feel like I am treading water.. “I feel like I should have my pant legs hiked up, and my hip waders on”.. Now I know what the plants must be feeling like with all the rain.. I trust everyone had a great Thursday as we come even closer to the weekend..ย  Friday is nearing it’s entrance into this week.. “Is it just me, or has this week been going by fast”?? You would think that time would be slow, and drag on, especially when a person is retired.. I think that maybe keeping somewhat active makes the day fly by.. When I was at the lab today, I seen a poster that talked about your DNA and prescriptions.. They are calling that Treat G plus.. It helps the doctor and pharmacist to give you the right dose, and the right medications.. You go on line and pay for a kit, and it gets delivered to your home.. You get your kit, swab your cheek and mail it out.. What could be easier?? I read a piece on DNA and ancestry and how some people did not like the way some agencies wanted to have the information collected.. Is big brother watching us or what?? It’s scary to think of our DNA information being for sale on the market.. There was a pretty big up roar about privacy.. I think we would loose our privacy even more than we already have.. Heck, it’s bad enough an employer could google you and find out what you are doing on face book.. Keep the things you want secret, just that way, and don’t blab them on line.. Period!!!ย 

DSCN2334.JPG ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย  Dragon Fly hitching a ride…

I was quite surprised to see this Dragon fly land on the marker light of this trailer.. I took a few phots, and he never left.. The view must have great from up there.. A great way to hitch a ride to where ever this trailer was headed.. The ride would be less windy as this is the back of the trailer.. The dragon flies around the campers where plentiful and of different colors.. Most of them would not stay still long enough for my camera to capture them in a still photograph.. This was the only one that stood still.. Believe me I tried.. Funny thing, I did look pretty silly running after a Dragon fly.. I wondered why people were staring.. :O At least I was not flailing my arms around like I was being attacked by a swarm of angry bees.. “Wouldn’t that be pretty funny looking??” The group I was with would likely has gone home and left me behind.. ๐Ÿ™‚ No matter how you look at that it would have been out of the ordinary.. “Oh, by the way the inside of the trailer was quite nice, and was pretty well in it’s natural state..ย 

DSCN2314.JPG ย  ย  ย  ย  This is a Boler trailer…

The inside of this Boler trailer was beautiful yet playful as well.. The dรฉcor stood out as soon as you entered the door.. It seemed everyone loves a Boler trailer, and for many years they have been a favorite to all that dream of owning one.. The couple who own this trailer have had it since it was purchased by them many years back.. This 1972 Boler was actual built in Earlton Ontario Canada… Tested by time these small easy to tow trailers are sought after.. When someone puts one up for sale they are gone fast.. To renovate this kind of trailer would be a labor of love.. If I had one I think I would only up date that which needed to be up dated.. I’ve never owned one but I sure would love to have one.. I have rebuilt a Glendale trailer before, and I must say it turned out pretty darn classy.. There are very expensive trailers that spoil people with all the gadgets of a modern home.. Heck, they are like a home on wheels.. There are some trailers that are becoming smaller, with all the needed features for comfort.. We only need a small Trailer as it is only the two of us..ย 

DSCN2313.JPG ย  ย  ย  This combined Boler and Car are eye catchers..

This is an attractive combination.. This would turn heads as it rolls down the road.. Or even through the busy city main drag.. Can you imagine the comments that people would be saying about this beauty.. It’s an eye catcher, and the owners are very proud of their rolling home on wheels.. This has been fun bring these pieces of art into the light.. There will be more trailers featured in the week coming up.. You take care, and be safe out there.. See you Monday, I gotta go.. Till later.. Treat others well and they will treat you the same… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks to all my readers and followers that visit my words each day.. Thanks.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ย ย Enjoy these photographs taken by myself.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Throwback…

DSCN2418.JPG ย  ย  ย  One of many Vintage Travel trailers…

www.marionbell.com/throwback

This is may banter for Thursday September 26th…

Hello everyone:: I trust your Wednesday was pleasant, and uneventful.. Mine has been about the same as yours in everyway… Not too much going on other than the gustiness ofย  wind outside.. I think if I was any lighter than I was now, I would likely take off in the wind… “Oh, look at me I can fly”… I’d be like Mary Poppins.. One thing about the wind blowing so hard, is that the trees will be minus a few leaves.. There is a Maple tree outside our fence that has bright red leaves on it as well as dark green ones.. I hope all the leaves don’t turn color before our holiday.. I’m sure there maybe a few leaves left on the trees.. After all our holiday is only a week and a half away.. I know it will be cool and damp, but neither of us care.. There’s lots to do.. Walking the dogs will be one of them, and exploring… The exploring is something that intrigues me.. There are so many places and things to do around where you are visiting or camping out… I know when most people go camping, you camp.. The trailer we first stayed in was moved to a new spot in the park.. That means new views from the windows, and different photos.. I’m getting excited already…

DSCN2419.JPG ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  This is some of the inside of the Shasta Trailer….ย 

I am showing some trailers we had the honor of seeing at a Vintage trailer show at a camp grounds.. I had seen the event listed on my face book events calendar.. It was actually an adventure in itself to find the place.. We asked a lot of different places if they knew where to camp ground was?? “I don’t mean just a couple people, but almost six people”… We even went into a camp ground or two to see if they knew.. All that was shown was a round sign at the end of a road.. We turned into the lane… The road looked like we were heading into an old farm.. All we could see was a dirt road and a new building in the distance.. There was even an old barn with it’s doors open wide.. “Okay, we are down on the farm now”.. We could see a nice big pool beside the new building.. There also was a large trailer parked close to the building that was for sale… We followed a dirt road, and there were trailers on nicely placed lots with full services.. The place was really beautiful with the tall trees… We seen a tractor that was clearing more lots for campers.. We drove around, only to be stopped by the man on the tractor.. We asked him about the show.. Low a behold we were a day ahead of the show.. So we followed the dirt road back out to the road we came in on..ย 

DSCN2413.JPG ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย  This is a Air Stream trailer we saw…

This trailer was really beautiful inside, and the man who did the reno on this trailer was very proud of his work.. He had a right to be proud… I found the inside of the trailer had too much metal for my taste.. But, that is my taste and I find the warmth of softer materials, used in a reno, very inviting.. I can see the glamour of the Air Stream that attracts people.. It’s a sturdy well built trailer.. It’s water proof design is well boasted amongst R.V. followers.. I will be enclosing at least one inside photo of the featured trailer each day.. This will likely be featured over the next couple weeks.. I like the style and durability of older trailers.. A lot of the trailers I happened to see were still owned by the couple that purchased them when they were new.. Grant you some people found these trailers, and did great renos of those trailers…ย 

DSCN2409.JPG ย  ย  ย  This is a photo of the kitchen inside of the Air Stream trailer..

This kitchen stands well above any of the kitchens I have seen in any of the trailers I visited that day.. Like I said, the man who is the owner of this Air Stream did a beautiful job.. I hope that all of you enjoy our journey through exploring vintage trailers at the trailer show.. Well, I am on the run.. Take care and be safe out there.. Till later.. Haveย  great Thursday… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you to all my readers for reading my words each day.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Enjoy my photographs in this banter.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

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It’s over…

DSCN1950.JPGCame across this stump while at camp this weekend…

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This is my banter for Tuesday September 3rd…

Howdy everyone:: How was your weekend? Mine was great, and the weather was perfect.. The visit to camp was amazing.. My son smoked ribs, and chicken for dinner.. The ribs were fall off the bone good.. All of us kept telling him how good the ribs were.. Both of my son’s are good cooks, and they cook quite often.. With good food and conversation the day passed by way too quickly.. We would have spent more time there, but we needed to get back to the puppies.. I managed to get several photographs while I was there.. Two hundred and two to be exact.. The first photo I posted above caught my eye, and I could not help but find a certain attraction to it.. It’s only a stump of a tree with a web around it, and a curious hole in the stump.. It’s not a big hole but still the hole had me wondering what is inside of the stump.. Was a city of beetles living there, or perhaps a colony of ants had moved in there.. Much to my surprise, I now know what is living in the hole.. If you look closely at the photo you will see what is in there.. It was looking me over as I snapped the photos.. I didn’t see it then, but once I looked at the photo on the screen, I’m glad I didn’t see it.. Take a good look, can you see it.. It kind of creeps me out..ย 

DSCN1962.JPG ย  ย  ย  ย  Bees do love the nectar from these flowers..ย 

We got to spend some quality time with our new grandson.. He is such a cute little dude, and you can see how much he is loved by his mom and dad.. I believe a lot of the pictures were of him as wiggling around, and making unusual faces.. My hubby got some real good quality time with the baby too.. I think they may have a good start to a good bond between them.. My oldest son had his dogs there with them.. They had a site just a two sites away from his brother.. I spent sometime at his camp and when dinner time was upon us we all spent time at the other son’s site.. Have I got you confused yet?? Well, I feel like I’m getting that way.. ‘You had to be there anyways’.. I took a short walk to see where a set of stairs went.. I must of startled a baby bunny.. He scampered away as fast as he could.. All I could see was this cute little white tail heading away from me.. The stairs just went down to a parking place for visitors, I guess.. Surprisingly the bugs were not an issue.. It must have been too cool for them.. I was happy about that, because there is nothing worse then bugs landing in the food you are trying to eat.. I always have the vision of that bug living in my stomach.. The thought of it makes my skin crawl..

DSCN1953.JPG ย  ย  ย  This stump with all the textures on it, drew me in..

I just love the uneven cut done to this stump.. The way the fugus has taken it’s place among the peeling bark.. I also love how the stump has a new cluster of leaves that are attempting to grow.. Nature is a wonderous thing.. I hope a lot of people went away this weekend.. If it was anything like the campground we went to, it was busy.. There was a line up to get a visitor’s pass, and the hubby stood in the line for over a half an hour.. The line never went down in size.. In fact the just kept growing with people wanting a camp site.. I would chance to say that all the camp grounds this weekend were busy..ย  And here we are now starting a new week of work for some and relaxation for others.. It’s the first day back to school.. Children will be dressed in their new duds, with backpacks filled withย  school supplies.. Buses will drive them to their schools before the bell rings.. My grandson is starting high school tomorrow and I wish him all the luck on his first day.. ๐Ÿ™‚

DSCN1969.JPG ย  ย ย  These flowers have such a beautiful color to them…

College students moved into residence this weekend.. Some of them are returning to further their education.. Others, are just new to the college shuffle, and being away from their parents and the safety of home.. Their freedom is a new experience for many.. Their lives will change over the course of the school year.. New beginnings, with new friends, plenty of studying, and partying.. There are no rules.. No time to be in at dark.. No one to set the alarm to wake them up in the morning.. They areย  responsible for themselves.. Their education, and their future.. It’s now up to them to control their destany.. Well guys, this chick is getting tired.. so I will be on my way.. Till later.. Keep the right side up..ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

I would like to take this time to thank all my wonderful readers for coming by each day to read my banter.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ย ย The photos in my banter are taken by myself.. Enjoy.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Great times…

DSCN1539.JPGOne single flower standing on it’s own… Perfection…

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This is my banter for Monday August 19th..

Hello everyone:: How the heck is everyone on this Monday in August.. I would almost bet that all of you had a great time with your families and friends.. The rain fell here a bit on Saturday, and later Friday evening. The grass sure loved the rain, as it seems to have grow since then. The plants are tall and bright colors, and fill our backyard with beauty.. The squirrels are raiding the bird feeder, as they always do. The chipmunk has come out of his hiding to grab a bite to eat.. A noisy Red Cardinal stopped by to pick berries from a tree next door. They are such a beautiful bird, and I would imagine soon I will see mom with their little babies on the back fence.. I see them there quite often, as mom shows them the place to get food.. The babies make their way along the fence like a tight rope walker.. Every once in awhile they loose their balance and stagger to one side of the top board of the fence.. I love sitting and watching them grow stronger, and get their colors.. That is one of the things I wait for each year and they have returned each year and raise a new brood of babies. Same with the Blue Jay, and many other birds..

DSCN1577.JPG ย  ย  ย ย  A blend of blue and yellow is bound to brighten up any spot….

This weekend brought the Finches into the backyard.. They are so tiny and beautiful.. With their bright yellow and black plumage.. They flit through the air as if they had hitched a ride on the tail of the wind.. We are all so fortunate to behold such beauty around us.. It’s almost, as if you blink you will miss something extra special.. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.. I love to watch the animals with my camera by my side. I try to capture those special moments forever as proof to my memory.. For, in the winter I can gaze back on the beauty in pictures.. Friday night, I made potato salad, and deviled eggs for the dinner on Saturday.. This way I was not burdened by the preparation of those items.. Friday was a nice day to spend sitting on the porch, and watching the world go by.. We had been talking about renting a camper and going camping for a week.. I began going through the internet trying to find a place not too far away.. I found one and it is with-in the one hundred miles I reserved for travel.. The place is quaint, and family oriented.. We drove there on Friday afternoon and booked a few days stay.. Now all we have to do is wait for the time to come around.. Personally, I can’t wait.. :0 :0

DSCN1584.JPG ย  ย  ย ย  Inviting falls to cool off in, or just to sit and be in love…

Saturday came early as there was still a lot to do before company came.. The steaks had to come out of the freezer, and the chicken was in the fridge, ready to go on the barbeque.. I drank my tea, and while I did that my daughter called and asked I they could come to the house earlier then mentioned.. ‘Of course I said yes.’ Their time of arrival was to be an hour and a half.. I jumped to my feet and made my way up stairs to get dressed for the day.. Vacuuming was the first thing on my list. Finished that, and got help with the bathrooms.. The dog needed to be washed, and I tried my best to get my hubby to take her to the spa.. The pet store near us has a spa area. There you can wash your dog, and they supply shampoos, conditioners, and good smelling sense for your dog..ย  They also give you towels, doog hair blowers, and it all costs only ten dollars.. A very good deal and easier on the back then, the bath tub.. He was reluctant to go, but after he was there he realized how much easier the work was using the spa.. I filled my time with the cleaning I still had to do.. The dog smelled fantastic and we were ready for company..ย 

buzzy beeOne of life’s wonders, and a big part of pollination..

Turns out the hour and a half turned into about three hours.. My daughter and Shawn were riding a motor cycle, and ran into very wet weather.. They needed to stop at a Walmart and purchase new clothing and whatever they could find in the line of weather protection.. My daughter still had wet socks, and one wet boot when yhey arrived.. Shawn had a wet tee shirt, and a soaking wet helmet on the inside.. It wasn’t a good ride for them, as it was pretty chilly.ย  At least they arrived here safe and sound.. We talked and they relaxed in the warmth of the inside.. If anyone has been caught in the rain on a motor cycle, you will understand how uncomfortable and dangerous it is on the roads.. It was getting time to put the chicken into the barbeque. The time went by quite fast, as we neared the time for the other guests to show up. Once the rest of the guests arrived it was time to start cooking the steaks.. While I was doing the cooking, a cloud opened up and got me a bit wet. But, not enough for me to quit cooking the steaks. We set the table and everyone got a seat, and dinner was served.. I got a good review for the steaks, and how perfectly they had been cooked.. That made me feel pretty good, as I milling around making sure everyone was doing fine.. The baby was being a bit cranky, and he was hungry too. Mom gave him his bottle and he fell fast asleep.. After desert everyone talked and joked about pretty much everything.. You know, I love seeing my children, and am very proud ofย  the fantastic people they are today..ย 

I just love it when a good day, and good company gather in a place of love and happiness.. I love all of you, and am proud to have you as my children..ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

I would like to take this time to thank all my readers, for being here to read my banter.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Seems like I took the photos in this banter, as I have a few times.. Enjoy.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Visiting camp..

DSCN1457.JPG   Walking around the camp ground.. This caught my eye..

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This is my banter for Monday August 12th..

This weekend we went to visit the camp site of my son and his beautiful wife.. The day was a little on the chilly side, and I actually had to wear a sweater. Wow, what a change from at home.. It was really good to get away. The site was right next to the road in the camp. There was just enough room for them to park their trailer. The space between two trees and the extended awning was six inches. A tight squeeze for sure. And the awning had to be put in when they wanted to use the fire pit. The next time they camp at this KOA, they know which place to ask for by number. The place is set up really well, with trails to walk on, pools to swim in, horse shoe pits, and a large barn where the young and old can go to watch movies. There are a lot more things and adventures to be had by the many campers who stay there all season, or just drop in for a couple days. I would camp there myself, after all the place is well kept… The people seemed nice and friendly as they drive by in their golf carts. There were a lot of golf carts being used. Even a couple for the clean up crew for the camp Those golf carts had rakes, shovels, brooms, and anything else needed to clean up any mess they found. And this camp did recycling. That’s the first time I have seen that.. KOA camps are famous for the environment, and making sure the forested areas are not ruined. 

DSCN1409.JPG        A friendly game of horse shoes was had by the fellas…

Little children rode by on their tricycles, and bicycles. Moms and dads walking behind or riding with the children. Our area had a round about, and the active little ones kept riding past us. A mom had stopped to ask if we had seen the little ones riding by. We gave her the direction they were headed in, and off  she went to catch up to them. The next time we saw the little ones they were on scooters their size. They definitely were not going as fast. I guess maybe mom could keep up to them a lot better that way.. There was one little cute gal that tipped her scooter upside down and was pulling it behind her. She actually had the bunch of us giggling as she went by.. She was so cute and smart.. Like I said the place had a safe feel to it, and was very family oriented. The kind of place where the permanent campers watch out for the children. This way everyone knows the children  are safe…

DSCN1423.JPG        Another interesting area that caught my eye….

We sat talking, laughing, and watching Parker as he made the cutest baby faces.. He really has become a camping baby. He loves being outside, as long as he has a place to kick his feet. Once, he had started to get fussy and I put my tablet on a hook on the stroller, and he laid back watching the movie I had put on for him. I have great photos of him kicking his little feet and touching the tablet with his toes.. I even captured great photos of papa and Parker together.. My grand-daughter and her friend rode their bike all over the place in the camp. They even watched a scary movie in the big barn with other people.. We went for a stroll, and I was not paying too much attention to the people, and more attention to the trees and rocks that hid within the trees.. Everyone was wondering what I saw in the trees. But, I knew what I was looking at, as I click my camera, and captured beautiful photos… I have always been able to find images, and interesting parts nature has hidden away from site.. Over this week I will share some of those photos with all of you..

DSCN1459.JPG      There are many hidden treasures. All you have to do is see them..

We had such a wonderful time, and will be doing the trek to camp on the long weekend in September.. It will only be a visit, but I’m very certain the visit will be fun.. Last time I was at this camp ground was when, I used to bring my children there and they always had fun there.. Till then I will be patiently waiting for that weekend to arrive.. This time maybe we will even stay for the camp fire, and sit staring at the ambers dance and float up towards the stars.. There’s no better way to enjoy a fire, except for roasting marsh mellows over the fire, on the end of a stick.. I find the food tastes better when you are camping.. Maybe it’s all that fresh air you breath in while you are there.. 

Thank you for joining me, and reading my banter… Till tomorrow… Be safe.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

I would like to thank all the great readers I have. I appreciate your coming to visit.. Once again all the photos in this banter are taken by me.. Maggie… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Renovations (5)

trailor.jpgย  ย  ย We renovate to add our flair to the inside and the outside.

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Renovation is a way to express yourself, a way for your property to stand out from others. Tyler Adams as a young child had always wanted to have his own trailer, and travel as much of the world as he could. His dream at such a young age would have made people just brush it off as an over active imagination. Continue reading “Renovations (5)”