Friday, July 19, 2013

Snake Sightings

                                          Wish I could take this girl with me, she keeps order among the rodents in the basement. She fell out of the ceiling the other night in a piece of insulation, and the dogs went crazy, but they would not touch her.  Found a snake skin in the woods as long as her, so maybe she just had a body facial! Photos of the skin did not come out and something hauled it off in the middle of the night.  This is a good snake and she has lived with us for many years.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Rain, Rain go Away!

I must admit, one good thing has come from all this rain, and it's not the flooded basement where all my hooked rugs were ready to be moved and got soaked or the soggy blackberries that are just getting ripe or the split tomatoes or mophead hydrangeas so heavy they're laying on the ground.

It's this old door that I've had for probably 20 years that was covered in thick white enamel paint that last year I put out along the fence to keep Princess and Panda from getting into it at the fence line.  One day I noticed the paint peeling and a beautiful robin's egg blue paint underneath. I'm sure it's at least 100 years old.

Every time I go to see Roman and Princess, I scrape just a little bit off.  There are some really tough spots, but with the rain this week I'm sure they'll get easier, too.  I do have the missing piece of the door.  Just thinking of how I can use this in our new home.  To think this was going to be cut in pieces and burned in the fireplace. Close call!!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Floods for the Fourth, Not Fireworks!

Here we go again!  My once trickling stream is now a full-fledged gushing river!!