Monday, May 2, 2016

rain, sun, hail, sun...in that order...

we have had a very soggy weekend...
and May 1st came in with a bang...
literally...

got roses coming on...

the veggie garden...
is sad...
needs work in the worst way...

we waited all day for late afternoon...
that's when the rain clouds went away and we could see some blue...

cotton wood fluff and helicopters...
they're everywhere...

so I did get out for a small walk about...

and see how high the weeds are at the end of the street...

came back in and unloaded the photos...

decided to edit later and went into facebook...

wasn't more than 10 minutes or so...
and kaboom!
then this...
it started out as rain and then the banging happened...
marble sized hail...

then it got worse...

and bigger...

golf ball size hail...
and it fell for 15 minutes...
and the sound of it on the tin roof was more than deafening...

we got 1.1 inches in that 15 minutes...
and everything was flooded for awhile...
until the water went down...

and everything is covered with debris...
as soon as it quit...
the sun was poking through again...
and the rainbow appeared...

but we are ok, the house and cars are fine...
nothing happened but a good plastering...
;0)

and the noise...
the noise...
the noise...
;0)

we sure had some terrified critters here...
they went into hiding and didn't come out for awhile...
;0)

so, did you get the hail this weekend?



Sunday, May 1, 2016

wet and wild...

we have got a very wet weekend going on here...

but we did get a drive in when it wasn't raining yesterday afternoon...

everything is soggy...

Canadian geese are so confused...
they think this is a pond...
but its just a corn field...

its pretty driving around...

and the water ways are swollen...
but not too bad...
and muddy...
there's all the top soil...

the fields are at their most vulnerable right now...
the ones that were just planted, anyway...
nothing to hold the soil so it washes away...
along with the newly planted seed...

some areas will be replanted later on...
some of the farmers have all their corn in...
can you find the squirrel?
;0)

lush and green for now...
have a blessed Sunday...




Saturday, April 30, 2016

some photos from Thursday...

columbine...
is blooming...

the humming birds love them...

the walnuts have finally decided to join the rest of the trees and leaf out...

and as always in a garden...
as one begins, others end...

until next year...

we are getting some shade!

Friday was cool and cloudy...
rain for today...
so not much going on outside...

got the furnace back on...
and the hoodie...
flip flops are idle and socks are a must...
not freezing, but enough to keep you moving...

and it always amazes me  how fast we arrive at the final day of a month...
so long, April...
here comes May...
the 5th month...
amazing...

have a great weekend...



Friday, April 29, 2016

just a few more...

I had fun doing this one...
but I didn't save it before I added the name of my blog...
sorry...

so, then I went back over it with some of the other features...
just to try them out...

and there is this one that you can take...

and with my blog name on it...

IF you have trouble doing this kind of thing...
and you would like to use one, but cannot put your blog name on it yourself...
I can do it for you...
just leave a comment and I will get it right out to you...
;0)

got rain coming in for part of the weekend...
but hoping to get a few more things done around here before that happens...
got my new patio lights in...
and want to get those up on the deck...
wait until you see them!
they are so cute!
have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

coming soon...

had a rainy day here...
so I had a little time on the computer to play around a bit...
so I made some new headers...

and I saved a few without adding the blog name...
if you want to use one of them...
or all of them...

just click to enlarge and save image...
then go into your photo editor and put your name on it..

these work for your facebook page, too...

these are not that hard to do at all...

just take some time and go in and play around with any editor...

I used PicMonkey this time...
it has a free version and I used it like that for a long time...
but now, I pay for the premium options...

these are for 3 column blogs...

just enough rain here to turn everything a little greener and making the leaves a little bigger...
we should have shade in no time...
;0)

have a great day...