Sunday, May 20, 2012

In Case You Missed It

I was hoping for clear skies to get a good view of today's solar eclipse but had clouds up until the beginning. We had about 45 minutes or so of good viewing before some low clouds obscured the view. Still,it was pretty cool! Shot these with a Canon dslr attached to a 6 inch telescope with a solar filter. Hoping to get some photos and video of Venus transit on June here :"Green Onions" by Booker-T & the MGs.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Successful Tick Hunt or Happy Mother's Day Hike

Mother’s Day in Oklahoma was a beautiful day and I wanted to hike at Skull Hollow - Steve and the girls were game.  So, sunscreen and bug spay applied and we were off.
We took the loop along the lakeside and saw a little wild life along the way – two snakes (one very large Black Snake and a tiny little Green snake), a centipede, trapping spider, water turtle, butterflies, and birds.It appears that 90% of the greenery is poison ivy, but the trail is clear. We did collect more than enough TICKS! Alaina had dozens of them in her shoes, socks, all over her jeans and a couple of them were already eating a mid-day snack before we finished our walk.  Ivy and Steve had some as well. 

Yikes, retreat is the better part of valor so we went home. Guess that lovely mild winter means a big year for ticks.  Ugh.

It was still a lovely evening for a nice dinner followed by my new favorite dessert:  REAL Key Lime Pie with Strawberries and Whipped Cream.  Yum.
Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's out there.

Friday, May 4, 2012


Classic BEFORE run picture.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Happy Birthday To Sam!