Saturday, July 14, 2018

Lilac trees

While out geocaching with my sister Deb last week we spotted these beautiful Lilac trees. We followed the coordinates to locate the geocache but it had been removed. In the downtown area of West Plains. Mo there were several of these bright pink lilac trees.

We had to have a selfie along with one of them.

   I love their splendid color!! Even with all the midwest heat they are thriving.

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Ann

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Age

Kicking off the new round with A is for Age.  You know it's just a number and we can really do what ever our bodies will allow us.

I'm thinking of my Mom who is a nonagenarian (90 and above). She is 91 and still gets up everyday and applies all her makeup, gets dressed as sharp as can be and goes as much as she possibly can.



Here she is last week at our annual family reunion telling her nephew just how it is. She was the oldest person there!

Here's all of her girls and her. I'm the one fully standing.

Us girls are all Baby Boomers!

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Ann

Monday, July 9, 2018

Marvel Cave

Having a wonderful summer and this photo was from an all girls trip last month. We spent a few days in Branson, Missouri and toured Marvel Cave.


We did see a few bats in there but the one simulated on my shoulder is not one of them.

My daughter, granddaughters and I  had a wonderful trip.

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Ann

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Greatest Show

Our church just put on a fabulous VBS and the choir had a major role.


We all dressed in fabulous circus characters!!



Our full group of characters!


Children ages 4-10 attended worship sessions alongside their choice of woodworking, art, karate, cheerleading, dance, softball, soccer or archery.

Here I am with my grand-niece and grand nephews after the last nights performance.

All wearing their VBS shirts.

Our Ringmaster and his wife (choir minister and director)

One of the BEST we have ever presented.

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Ann

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Seeing Y's

Traveling across the Kansas plains you see plenty Y's in the form of Wind turbines.  There are more than 52,000 of them across 41 states.

Kansas ranks 5th in wind production alongside also being  known as the Wheat State and Sunflower State.

I caught these from our car, Ynot take some shots!!!



The biggest wind project was completed in 2017 outside Dodge City Kansas. It has 122 turbines. To give you an idea if you haven't seen them in person, the blades are 173 feet long and the towers are 262 feet high.


I really enjoy seeing the size difference up against the farm machinery.

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Ann

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Color

Enjoying my Lillum varieties of color opening up this week.




These beautiful perennials come back in vivid color every spring, think I need to purchase more.


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Ann

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Utilize

In this day of shopping on the net and just buying everything new that you think you need, take a step back.

Utilize what you have and find a practical use for it--definition of utilize.

I'm an old soul and I keep history alive in everything I can.



I took an old side leg to a vintage sewing machine and made a side border for one of my gardens.

Need a light for the deck table at night. Take a 1.00 clay pot, turn upside down and put a 1.00 garden light in the hole. Works fantastic.


Want a new lamp to match the new chair, use the old lamp-buy and new shade and glue on a pretty trim that matches your new fabric.

Keeping up with everyone is a big task and and as soon  as you buy what they have, they have taken out a new credit card and are buying more.

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Ann

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