Monthly Archives: March 2016

Easter weekend at a Pond


2016-03-26-37Simple, natural beauty surrounded us at the private pond where my Dad, step mother and our families spent the afternoon together.



Wayne and Camellia


Keith fishing…err napping


My nephew riding his bike


As the afternoon was ending this eastern meadowlark (I think it is) sang to us.

Spring is in the air

The wall hanging caught my eye with the stripes in the letters that were the result of the shadows.  I found myself focused on the short phrase “and be” that is a small part of the wall hanging.  Most often I ask myself what to be, when to be, how to be or why to be yet this morning the shadows directed me to the phrase and be.  Never mind the questions of what, when, how or why of being rather focus on adding to being, that is and be.


As Keith was gazing out a window at our lake place he observed an adult male yellow-bellied sapsucker woodpecker in a nearby tree and told me to come watch.  I was able to get a couple of photos of the bird hunting for just the right spots to drill holes in the tree and wait for sap to seep out.


You can see his red head and throat and his chest has a bit of yellow on it.


In the photo below his head is blurry due to his drilling action in making the sapwells.  Can you imagine the knocking sound it makes?


It’s officially spring with beautiful sunshiny days, birds playing and lots of wind.


As I drove home I was intrigued by the 50 or so wind turbines in the Arbuckle Wind Farm that are busy capturing the kinetic energy of wind and converting it to electricity.  This product of electricity then is exported to Nebraska.  It boggles my mind.

Busy as a bee

On our way back from a quick visit to our lake place we stopped to see how my Dad and step mother are coming along with the workshop.  They’re busy painting the ceiling, walls and floor while just outside the workshop many bees are busy pollinating the pear trees.


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Notice the pollen baskets on the bees legs are getting pretty full.

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