Friday, May 13, 2011

'The days are just packed' - Calvin & Hobbes

I don't know about where you live, but spring around here has been marvelous! And with my eldest sister here, we've been doing a million things a day it seems. On sunny days: picnics at the park, riding horses, 'playing' with the little chickens, campfires.... And the days when it rains? Turns out has I Love Lucy episodes :)

 Today and yesterday was/will be hectic, though. Today is the day of the wedding I'm playing in, and whoooeee! Suffice it to say I got most of my music on Wednesday, annndd the rest I got last night at the rehearsal. Gulp. It'll be interesting!
 But on to a more interesting topic! {and one I have pictures of}

The other night we firebugs of the family {me and Little Brother} chopped firewood and gathered green roasting branches. I also snapped a few photos of the new sights of spring.
 I think this is a boxelder tree.... Kind of crumby bark, but awesome looking seeds!
Mum and everyone else came out and brought with them the best part of any campfire.....
The fixings of yumness. Have I ever mentioned I have a sweet tooth? It's the size of my head. Any other kind of food I don't care for, but chocolat? ... I've eaten one of those truffle boxes that you can get at Walmart for like $3.... by myself. I can't help it!! It's a problem I blame on my German half.
I like toasted 'mallows too. This one I caught on fire. I wanted a shot of it still flaming, but I guess Mum draws the line on my extreme lengths to get a photo when it could involve her hair catching fire.
 In case you're wondering, I've been known to lean out car windows, climb trees, and hang upside-down if I think I can get a good photo. It's kinda fun, actually.
Darn it! I'm making myself hungry!
 Does anyone else lovelove the sticky goodness of s'mores? Little Brother had marshmallow goo up to his eyebrows :)
I like messing around with the charcoal. This above is my name in Elvish. I think. I learned it back when I was a huuuge fan of LotR {when it came out in the early '00s}, so it's been awhile.

Oh, I cannot leave out this little guy I found two nights ago...
I was walking the dogs before putting them in for the night when I heard rustling in the grass. At first I freaked out - just a little. You know, I froze like a hunted hare. But I have a reason for that!  I have a reason! The night before I had a dream I was walking down the same road and came across six skunks and a bear and her two cubs. While I knew it wasn't going to be a bear {we don't have those around here} skunks seem to thrive on our place.
 Eventually I tracked down the noise to this little bugger. Isn't he sweet? I had to bring him to the house for everyone to see. They weren't too thrilled, except for LB, who got the camera out.
Toads and frogs and snakes I just love. Snakes could be a little more friendly, but they are so cool to watch, and if you do find I nice one, they're really fun to play with as well. Do you like reptiles?

Alas, for I must dash!


  1. Those s'mores look AMAZING!! Love the pictures!

  2. That s'more looks really delicious! :)
    Good job with the photos!

  3. Yummy, I admit I too have a HUGE sweet tooth - especially for dark chocolate and sour candy like Shockers, Zours, and Sour Patch Kids...

    I'm glad dentists can't get an in to my private life.

    - Ellyn

  4. AnonymousMay 15, 2011

    I love s'mores too!
    No I'm not big on reptiles. But, frogs and toads are fun! (My little brother likes snakes, but I don't really.)