Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tomorrow is the day!  Margene and I pack up her car and take off on a 3,000 mile road trip!  The planned start time is 5:00 a.m., but I'm betting that that is NOT the time we get started.....

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The bees have found my lavender.....which makes it tough to mow the lawn where the bushes overlap......



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Margene's last kayaking trip (at least while she still lives here....)  We went up to Whiskeytown Monday night and put in at Whiskey Creek.  The temps were in the high 70's, the sun was (sort of) shining, and the clouds were (sort of) wispy - perfect!  I'm going to miss my kayaking buddy!!!


The redbuds are blooming.....



My hair is getting grayer.....


The Indian paintbrush is out....


Our kayaks loaded up - we took out snacks - bread, crackers, cheese, summer sausage, and wine of course, for dinner on the lake....


Leaving the docks - open lake in front of us!






We pulled in to a cove to eat our dinner, and inadvertently parked under an Osprey nest.  Mom wasn't too happy with us....





The view from our dinner table.....




The clouds started coming in, and the wind picked up on our way back in....




Margene and I got the garden in on Saturday.  We went down to Turtle Bay and picked up some heirloom tomatoes (I have already forgotten which ones I got - but they sounded cool at the time!  I'll have to take an inventory of them.)  I also went over to Wyntour Gardens and got some peppers and cucumbers (Turtle Bay was already out of those.)  




Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Alex went with the CSU group to Kyoto for a few days - and after much nagging, sent me a ton of pictures.  They were there in time for the cherry blossoms!  (He said it was ridiculously crowded there, since it WAS the cherry blossom festival time...)  They went quite a few places, including Hiroshima and the Nara Deer Park (the deer will bow to you for food....)
























Friday, March 30, 2018

I went MIA again - sorry - I got busy (again).  The last couple of weeks has been a big push to get Margene packed up, so I've spent more time than normal at her place.  Her escrow closed Wednesday, and most of her belongings were shipped out on Thursday (she has until the 1st to get out of the house.)  Unfortunately, everything didn't fit on the first truck, so a second truck has arrived on site, and will be packed on Saturday......

I had a Sacramento trip for work last week as well, and got stopped at this truck fire - the containers in the back were on fire - all I could think about was "what if this was the truck with Margene's stuff....?"  Hopefully her trucks will arrive safe and sound in Dahlonegah.......


Book club was this week at my place - the book was "Take me With You" by Catherine Ryan Hyde - LOVED IT!  (Which was a good thing - since I chose the book!)  I made campfire bookmarks for the book.


We collected a couple of Easter Island heads for the fountain area from Margene......they need to be repainted, but that's for later.


And one of Margene's tulips......