Friday, April 29, 2011

Enjoying the beauty of Spring.

I wonder if Bumble realizes that she is getting dirty?
(I think she likes it)

You got me in trouble!
Dirt all over my newly washed coat. 

Now....I am no a tree expert...or a complete safety freak
I don't think that is a good place to hang out.  

More beautiful Bluets.
These little beauties are one of my favorite spring wildflowers.
They make a carpet of color. 

Bumble going with me to water Larry the Magnificent's plants.  

She decided to ride in the back of the Gator.  

First harvest of asparagus!

Love, love, love it!

LTM's really ultra neat old barn.  

What an unbelievably beautiful day.  
The sky is incredible!

We have had stormy weather and when the storms blow out...
Clear sailing.  

You can also see the bright colors coming onto the trees.

The barn quilt.  
Still looking good after a wild winter.
The finish that we used has held up really well.  

Zippy enjoying a late afternoon walk.

Love this place!
The previous picture shows the view behind me. 
Not our land, but our neighbor lets us walk and ride our horses here. 
Very peaceful.  

Bumble helping water plants at LTM's greenhouse.

She is such a big help.

Gus enjoying a swim in the pond.  

Gus loves water so much.

When he was a pup...He used to try to swim in his water bowl.
Well...really he just sat in his water bowl. 
True story. 

The sweetest cutest donkey in the world.
Having a nap. 

I think this is a Grosbeak.
Beautiful bird!

My first sighting of this particular bird. 

The other day on our afternoon walk...
I turned to come home and a small brown animal flew across the trail.
I was quite a way from the house and I thought that it may have been a fox.
Then Bumble chased the little animal up a tree and I finally got a good look.
It was Scatter cat!
She had followed us!
Do you see her behind the tree?

Zippy Zipping.
Supersonic streak of lightening. 

Honestly....could it be any prettier???

Just look at that sky!!!

Beautiful Trillium

Ferns unfurling. 

Wake Robbin. 

Wild Oats.

Another Wild Oat.

Such a delicate thing. 

Could it be????

More morels!!!
A grey one. 
The black ones seem to be slowing down. 

A wild turkey nest complete with eggs.  
The one on the bottom left was opening.

Very neat.

Yellow or gold morel.

These are larger than the black ones and much easier to spot.

Why must you sit under fallen trees? 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

Eco, Oracle, and Danza coming in for their dinner. 

Beautiful Bluets. 

We have been hunting for morel mushrooms every day possible. 

We saw this interesting little tree while on a morel expedition the other day.

The beautiful almost full moon.

Hey Bumble.....
do you want to go look for morels?

(She must tired of looking....She fell asleep sitting up.) 

Otis....want to look for morels?

Hey....where are you guys going???

I thought we were going to look for morels. 

None here!


This is hopeless.

We are never going to find morals.

Ha ha ha....Zippy has never found morals.  
Ha ha ha ha....I really crack myself up sometimes.

The little grey barn.

A tulip to brighten your day!  

Well...the may apples are coming up and still no morels. 

I am very frustrated.  

False hellebores. 

Chartreuse spikes peek out
Leaves unfurling beside the stream
Rising from the earth.

Moss growing in a mountain spring. 

More false hellebores. 

Hark....I think that I hear a baby elephant. 
that is just the rootball of an overturned tree. 


Are you pointing???

Could it be????

Did you find one????

Not just one! 
a total of 20!
Oh....Joy, joy, joy!

Beautiful little morsel.

The elusive, morel!  

Come here and check it out!

Where are you???

I am here!  

I got stuck in a bog. 

I don't think that I got too dirty though. 

I know you wanted to take Easter pictures, so I was very 
careful and stayed as clean as possible. 

Folks....just ignore that dirt on my legs and underside. 

This is me frolicking with my basket.

I love my basket!

The flowers are so pretty.

Man do they smell good!

I need more.

Where are those flowers?

Oh well...I will just smell these again.

Oh no!!

They all fell out when I frolicked.  

I wonder if there are any biscuits in here?

Nope....just flowers.

Oh well....

I hope you all have a very nice Easter!