Sunday, June 28, 2009

Spring... while everyone else has summer - Well - not in the Southern Hemisphere.

I have been crazy busy lately... but wanted to pop in to say hello. My poor little camera has been working overtime. It felt like Spring would never get here, but it finally did. We have had a nice amount of rain - and an equally nice amount of sunshine. We had 2 grand daughters (ages 5 and 7) spend a week here... WHO KNEW people so small could have so much energy - or that maybe I don't!!! But they were fun - I have to admit.

We have this plant that grows around here. Some of you probably know what it is. Apparently each plant only blooms about once every 5 to 7 years. This year, a bunch have bloomed.



The girls and I picked some on the way up to our place... and put them in jars with food color... What you see below is the result. Who knew?! It was a fun experiment.

I will post some layouts when I make them of the girls... I took tons of photos - no surprise there!

A couple of days ago, I went to Seeley Lake, and was taken back at the view out my windshield... I mean I go to our cabin all thetime, but sometimes I forget to look... really look. I fell quite blessed to be able to have this place in the summer.

This last photo is one of those where the light and the subject are just right. If you look at the water just to the left of the dock in the pick above... you will see where this family of geese was. I am quite pleased with this photo.

So there you have it... this is what I have been doing. I hope everyone is well, and having a splendid day - where ever you are!
hugs,
eila




10 comments:

Crops said...

Ohhh those flowers kinda look like huge dandelions...ya know the ones you blow and make a wish on...LOL Very clever to put food coloring in to make them all different colors....Looks sooo pretty...and nope I have never seen one of those before..Can you blow them and make a wish???
Your geese photo is SUPERB!!! 2 thumbs up from me!

I smell pumpkin pie, don't you???
Later Dude!!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a beautiful post! Those flowers are extremely pretty and delicate looking! I love that lake; a dreamlike place!

Cheers and have a great week,

Rosa

Barbara said...

Eila,
You are truly blessed! I'm glad that you are taking time out to notice the beauty all around you and capturing all these wonderful memories.
Hugs from Mississippi,
~Barbara

Anne of Alamo said...

oh wow, what marvelous photo's, who knew under all that snow was such amazement! I love those flowers, so cool and what a smart trick with the food color!
you are a dear to leave such sweet comments on my blog, and I do count you as a friend and visitor! :)

Melanie said...

What wonderful pics! Love the colored flowers. How EVER did you think to do that? They turned out beautiful!

Can't wait to see what all you girls did!

Census (aka Cen aka June.S) said...

What a fantastic experiment...and terrific results!! Clever idea.
I'm glad you and the girls had such a good time.I understand exactly what you mean about such little things having so much energy!!

nancy said...

Nice to see you blog. How come you don't have follower's sign up so I know you have had blog. I kept going just about every other days to see if you had an entry. I love the puffs flowers your grandkids painted.. I never seen them before. what do they called. I love the mountain and lake picture. I just want to be there. Beautiful. Glad to hear that thing warming up with you. Have a great 4th of July and enjoy your spring.LOL. Happy summer. Nancy

SonyaAnn said...

Amazing pictures. Thank you for sharing.
I found you through A.Marie and I'm so glad.

Anne of Alamo said...

poppin' in cause I miss you...
my life is movin' and groovin and I know you have grass and other fun things poppin' up around your place!
Hope all is well...you are missed...by the strange lady in California! lol

Anne of Alamo said...

oh I was happy to see your name pop up in my comments!!
I am thinking your summer is long gone, and fall is giving way quickly to the winds of winter....
I miss your world!