Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monarch Watch

Thanks to PrairyErth we've become monarch tagging enthusiasts. The monarchs have been migrating for several weeks now. I've just started tagging with some success. The butterflies roost in trees overnight and while they are warming themselves, pre-flight in the morning, they are pretty easy to catch.
Clicking the above title should take you to a youtube about the monarchs' migration.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fun in the Sun

Great time at MO&John's Saturday. Croquet, burgers and beer...what more could you want? How about a smiley-face kid just learning to stand.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Little Frog, Big Sound

Whether you enjoy or are annoyed by their chorus, here's the little critter making the noise! A-h-h-h...
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Monday, September 22, 2008

"Hi, everybody!"

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I feel a little like Rip Van Winkle must have when he awoke from 20 years of sleep. Maybe I've been dreaming or maybe the allergy meds have just curtailed my brain's activity. Whatever the case, I feel like maybe I'm waking up and beginning to smell the coffee. Hope to have some interesting posts in the near future. Hope everyone has been keeping up with Brandon's trail journal (he's nearing the end) and hope all is well in all the family camps!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Good morning

It does feel like fall. I love the full moon on the mornings i'm walking/jogging. it lets you see the skunks waddling across the road. Wish i would have planted a fall garden - but the weeds would have gotten in the way a bit :) I need to get some manure from your stack! anyone have a fall garden? we did have pumpkins growing in the compost...but i got over zealous and mowed over enough to make them wither. just wanted to say hi to everyone. ot at work is over (for now) so i feel a bit like i'm back in the human race. We will be grilling some burgers and playing some outside games on saturday sept 27, and you all are welcome to come. just to relax in the gazeebo if you wish. Around 1 in the afternoon. love you all. MO

Monday, September 15, 2008

Harvest Moon

Not just a great Neil Young song... it is the full moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox. So I think it is the moon that heralds in crisp days, hot chili bowls, football games, shuffling walks through fallen leaves, fuzzy sweaters, open windows, and of course, the final harvests of the season.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

More Manure

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Yep, looks like we're sittin' on a goldmine!
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Monday, September 8, 2008

Out with the Old...In with the New

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Both winners in week 1. Too bad for Pats and Brady. Cowboys & da Bears looked good too!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Chili Days

It can be triple digits on the 4th of july and chili sounds good to me, but with temps only in the 70's and football on TV, it's definitely chili days at the WildO.
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Friday, September 5, 2008

Julia Chen, an exchange student from China, will be with us for the next few weeks! It's a wonderfully small world, we are learning. Julia enjoys board games, likes spaghetti and pizza, gets frustrated with bowling and speaks better English than most Oklahomans (present company excluded, of course!).

Monday, September 1, 2008

Project complete

Now on to the next one...