It was nice to finally get outside! Since it was rather warm, I decided to let the chicks out for a short while. It was still a little cool and since they've still got most of their down feathers, they weren't out long.
Long enough to check out the dog and start learning how to scratch and forage for bugs/worms.
If I didn't know that they were not related, I'd think she hatched this one!
Kitten even got into the action. Henrietta ran her off though. Animals are hilarious if you just watch their body language.
So our power went out at 6pm. We had planned ahead and purchased propane for the little heater that's in the living room...minor detail, we didn't test it. Murphy, that darned Murphy struck again. Overall, I was comfortable all night. The kids were fine. 1 piled high with 4 blankets and a cat and 1 with 3 blankets and a dog. I on the other hand had a cranky butt with bad knees that lock up when they get cold. It was a long night. ;)
We awoke to beauty...pure beauty. And lights and heat that came on after 13 hours. The house was at a whopping 47 degrees. We decided to take a walk and survey the damage. Because what I forgot to mention was that all night long, limbs and branches were falling from the 4 HUGE trees that surround the house. It could have been so much worse that just having no heat! Thank you God!
I will admit though, I considered looking for helmets!
But the picture that was painted for us all night long was just amazing.
Ice coated just about everything.
They're still not happy, but mainly because they're penned up...and because I forgot to bring them treats. ;)
Knowing that the state was just about shut down over this storm, I figured we'd be stuck for days. We were luckily enough to get out and about later in the day!
I am so ready for winter to be over...as I'm sure many are! And I really need to figure out why some browsers are showing a black background on this site and some are not...I guess I need to add it to my list of "things to do"! Along with updating more often, taking more pictures, etc. On top of that, I've just taken my 5th (I think) part-time job!
A few weeks ago, I took the dog to the park. We had had a taste spring and the weather was glorious. And I knew it would be wet down there and since it was so warm, I figured she'd enjoy getting muddy and I could still hose her off and get her dry before it cooled off again. I was not wrong!
I was testing my manual settings to make sure I could "freeze" the mud/water drops.
Shake, shake, shake your booty!
"What do you mean you don't want to get muddy?!"
She's so expressive...and happy! "Did someone say mud?!
We had to take an instrument to the repair guy today and punk #2 has been after me to go explore over at the discovery center wetlands. I finally gave in since we were 4 blocks from it...of course it was only 98 degrees out. But as always, we saw some cool things.
Lots of ducks
A snake...assumed it was poisonous and were glad we were on the raised boardwalk!
Very few flowers...unfortunately I think the summer heat has done them in.
I miss having little ones to take to the zoo. So when I was invited by a friend to go with her and her granddaughter, I jumped at the chance. It was a picture perfect day...well, a little too sunny, but you can't have everything! :) I took a lot of pictures, so I figured it was easier to to throw them into a blogboard instead of posting just a few.
He/she was so cute!
Love the meerkats! (Looks like they had a rough weekend! :)
We had a "God" moment last week (during VBS last
week) of all things. They were talking about reconizing
"God" sightings. This was our moment, when we discovered
a nest of baby bunnies that had survived the lawn
mower in their shallow nest. They have since gotten big
enough and have left the nest. Don't worry, there's NO
shortage of bunnies around here. I'm sure we'll find more!