After rain, rain, rain even the dandelions get soggy. No nice round pompom heads, no floaty little parachutes traveling on the breeze.
Tuesday, May 31
Monday, May 30
Tuesday, May 24
Or more correctly, black and white (Lucifer) studying violet-green. The swallows were flying through the backyard, either hunting, playing or prospecting homes, cat was fascinated.
Monday, May 23
Saturday, May 21
Friday, May 20
Thursday, May 19
Wednesday, May 18
|Adding to the count|
Our school district honors our Native American graduates with a Feathering Ceremony just prior to high school graduation. It is an awesome event, full of tradition, pride and joy for the graduates and their families. It was an honor to be there this evening and celebrate our students' success, several of whom I have known since elementary school.
|Stevens HS, The Academy, Central HS tipis|
|the star quilts|
|the eagle plumes and feathers before the blessing|
Sunday, May 15
Shooting stars, feast for the eyes and a feast for the nose, they have a wonderful fragrance on a sunny afternoon in May, despite the fact that there were snowflakes in the air yesterday morning!!
Glad to be back online again after Blogger and server problems this week, drat!
Monday, May 9
(click on photos for close-up details)
Lichens bring to mind the tundra and browsing caribou, but these favor a dry prairie pasture instead. Out taking wildflower pictures yesterday, these wild ones were brightening up the landscape, too.
The top photo is a rock the size of a softball, yet it is hosting 4 different kinds of lichens. The bottom photo is a little rock about the size and shape of a Wheat Thins cracker. I was intrigued at how the lichen is covering the edges on all 4 sides and seems to be working in toward the center.
The foundation rocks both appear to be Black Hills granite and quite colorful all on their own.. Cool.
Sunday, May 8
Saturday, May 7
Thursday, May 5
What a gorgeous day to see the World for the first time!
The Canada goose parents I've been watching for a month successfully hatched out 7 goslings sometime in the past 18 hours.
Family doing well and snoozing in the warm sunshine by their natal pond, parents on high alert.
|last year's gosling, maybe an uncle or auntie to this batch|
Wednesday, May 4
By my calculations, he should be the proud father of a brood of goslings by Friday. He watches and guards, she sits caring for the eggs, through 60 mph winds, rain and 2 snowstorms. The next several days should be sunny and mild, perfect for a first look at the Planet.
Tuesday, May 3
The Neighborhood around my school is the local historic district. Lovely big, old homes and small, quaint cottages 100 years old living side by side. Always some neat detail tucked away.