This is the same beach that Loch Ness Monster was in (if you missed it, it was my last blog). Anyway, we were sitting on the beach relaxing and getting hot. We looked up and look what washed ashore. He had every flag he could possibly fit on his little boat and then some. He sold fresh fruit of all kinds right off his little boat and had a long line of people ready to buy.
What most people were waiting for was his coconut rum punch. He made them in a fresh coconut shell that he cut open and then added all sorts of fresh fruit to, finishing it off with some local rum. Randy was hot and thirsty and thought that it sounded great.....FRESH coconut rum, made in a coconut while you wait, all for the low price of just $5.00......It did sound good...
IT WAS NASTY....
but it made a great laugh for both of us when we threw it in the trash.
Thanks for the visit to our coconut rum punch world,
Every year we have a couple of jack rabbits that show up in our driveway. We have had up to 4 of them living there and whenever you go in or out of our drive you get to see them. They are however a little skittish and have great hearing with those big ears.
See the ears perk up after just one click of my camera.
They look like all ears and whiskers. I look forward to seeing them come back every year.
My whole family knows when you drive in or out of my drive
"ya look out for my bunnies".
Thanks for visiting my long eared part of the country,
I went to the wheat field at the end of the day so I could get all the different shades of gold.
I Love wheat fields, one of my favorite things.
Tracks....and a perfectly manicured golden lawn.
They had about half of the field cut when I got there. I think this is a beautiful field, you don't see a single weed in it, I can't do that in my little flower beds.
This is a Rednecks lawn mower, it's a beautiful thing.
It was the last round for the day. You don't want to cut if the moisture is up...it needs to be dry.
I think they might be quitting tonight because they are tuckered out , not the moisture.
He had a full bin earlier than expected....the yield has been good on this field this year.
A lot of work has gone into this moment and it's a great relief to have it cut and out of the field. It makes a farmer nervous when a storm is coming and the wheat is still in the field needing to be cut. A hail storm can wipe out a field in a matter of minutes.
Thanks for visiting harvest in my part of the country,
One of the many things I love about a small town is the people. Nothing against large towns, I have lived there and they have some great things to offer, but speaking for myself only I didn't get to know as many people on an personal level as I do in a small town, and part of the reason for that is functions like this. It is our towns fire departments annual fund raiser. (that's a mouth full). They just move out the fire trucks, and set up table and chairs for everyone to sit.
Complete with a dalmatian for the kids. One girl was worried about the dog not eating...so cute.
Sure the main purpose is to get money for the fire department. Just a note, it is a volunteer fire department, and that alone says a lot about the people who give of their time. (Lots of time) We had a wild fire out by our house a couple of years ago, less than a mile from our house and let me just say, grateful for the VOLUNTEER fire department is putting it mildly.
It is also a great social event. You get to go and visit with your neighbors, friends and even family.
This is my Grandma in the middle of the photo. I was having a little trouble getting a smile out of her.......so naturally she is friends with everyone sitting around her and.......
were more than willing to help me out and get her to laugh for the camera....Thanks.
Just love my Grandma!
This is my mother-in-law holding one of my pies up for the auction, both her and my father-in-law have given years of volunteering for their hometown.
My son and his wife. They have bought a house in our small town about a year ago, so now it is also their town. They are here in support as well. We all had one great meal, all prepared by the volunteers, that alone is no small task. Thanks to all of the volunteers.
I love a small town, can ya tell?
Thanks for visiting the firemen's part of the country,
My family all knows that Mothers Day can be a bit hard for me....
This year my daughter convinced my husband to buy me a small "pocket" camera. He agreed and she started researching them. She studied them for a long time, all the features and what she thought I would like. They ended up buying me a Canon PowerShot.....
Can you tell what I've been playing with?
This is on macro..... It doesn't have a lot of features, but it has taken some great photos already, and I love the fact that it is small enough to fit in my pocket or purse. It's about the size of a credit card, just a little thicker, but it is itty bitty.
I love the pictures of the rose for 3 reasons.
1. The rose is from my son and his wife.....so sweet
2. My husband bought me the camera to take it with. We sometime call my husband" Mr. Checkbook"
3. My daughter was in on "researching" which camera for him to buy
(she also made everyone dinner, I got to choose the menu)
P.S. She also got me 2 necklaces, one has small shells on it, that is because my Mom loved shells,
How sweet is that!!
All in all it was a Great Mothers Day!!
No greater gift for a Mom than having her kids around!!