HICKOK-HALEY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HICKOK%2DHALEY HICKOK-HALEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ For my friends who use a Laptop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883836 If any of you use Lenovo you will want to read this. I received this as a warning from AVG today. I don't use a laptop, but I know some of my friends do. You have to find out how to remove this threat. <BR> <BR> What is Superfish? <BR> <BR> Superfish is a piece of software that Lenovo has admitted to pre-installing on many of its laptops to "enhance the shopping experience" of its users. However, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team calls Superfish a "man-in-the-middle attack" becaus... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:49:20 EST Driving around town http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872921 DH and I went to a little store not far from us. They have a run off that has filled with water from the rain. Usually Mallards are there swimming around. Every now and then you can catch a Blue Heron, or a Great Egret..This time the Ring Neck Ducks were floating in the water. They looked so contented. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l13134307.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l444646351.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 02:28:43 EST Mule Deer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871549 Dennis and I were on our way to Elizabeth Lake, when all of the sudden DH pulled off the road, stopped, and said "look". He rarely gets that excited, so I was looking at him. He was pointing, so my eyes followed his finger..Low and behold were 7 Mule Deer crossing the road right in front of us. They were quick, but I did manage to get 4 of the Deer's. How I love these Deer's. So beautiful.. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1495525790.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http:... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 23:40:52 EST Thank You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871012 I wanted to say thank you to all of my friends for your kind words about Jungle. We sure miss her. Most of you, if not all, have gone through losing a pet, so I know you understand. Hugs to all!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1257048617.jpg"> <BR> <BR> p.s. I am working on my pictures for my blogs. Sat, 7 Feb 2015 00:50:08 EST Our Sweet Jungle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869695 Today has been a hard day..We woke up this morning, and Jungle had died in her sleep. She hadn't shown any signs she was sick, so this really threw us. I am glad, however, Jungle went peacefully. At the end of the month Jungle would have been 13. That is a good life for a cat. She was a perfect cat. Always a indoor cat, and she was very contented with that. She would sit by the sink, and watch the birds outside. She loved to take a nap on the cat stand, which is right by my computer. Jungle w... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 22:28:20 EST A few days combined http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866930 Some days our skies were so blue, other days a bit cloudy. <BR> <BR> Starting off the day with a beautiful sunrise. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1652759702.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1924000138.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Male House Finch <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l775493440.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Eurasian Collared-Dove <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1618648216.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ameri... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 06:27:23 EST Fun with the Scrub Jays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865667 House Finch was finishing up the seeds. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1560975131.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Next thing I know, one of the Scrub Jays shows up telling me he needs more Peanuts. I put some Peanuts in the dish, and 2 more Scrub Jays show up. They took turns grabbing a peanut, hoping up the tree, and eating it. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l575904969.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l853514044.jpg"> <B... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:43:59 EST Such a beautiful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862655 The day started off with pretty skies. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1590444953.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It was time to refill the bird feeders. A few birds were hanging around watching. <BR> Female House Finch <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2001059206.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We have two different colored Male House Finch. I find this so interesting. 2011 I noticed a couple Finches that were more of a sherbet color, then red. <BR> <img src="http://photos... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:45:05 EST Fun day for bird watching http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861895 It was time to take new pictures of our Muscovey Ducks. Look how big they are, and they are not a year old yet. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l388907986.jpg"> <BR> Seagull on the left. Darkwing standing by her. Storm in the back (dark head), and Savannah. <BR> <BR> Darkwing and Savannah. I love their eyes. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1727436563.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Seagull. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l974100278.... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:55:32 EST God said good morning, then good evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836613 How I enjoy the beauty God provides for us. Yesterday morning started off with a cloud. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l460166990.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The he added in a few more clouds. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l963986359.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Good Lord knows how I love colors, so he threw in some gold, and blue. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l878822331.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Speaking of colors. About 5:48 I looked out the... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:10:18 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833109 About 3am it started raining, and the next thing we knew, it was pouring. High winds as well. We haven't had a storm like that for a while. I didn't get much sleep, we had a leak. Looks like DH will be up on the roof tomorrow sealing areas of the roof. Not sure what time it was when I finally got up. I walked into the kitchen to make me a cup of tea, and there was my Daughter's Cat, Jungle. Just hanging out in the kitchen. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l341805652... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:29:48 EST Leona Valley continued http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831166 We drove up a hill so I could take a picture looking down on the valley. It was just a corner of the valley, but still a nice view. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l377788242.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Back down the road, we turned right. We drove up the road a bit, and to the left is a pretty house. This isn't their only home. There is another good sized house behind this one. Not sure how many acres they have, but enough to grow a lot of grapes. They own and operate a Winery..... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:12:20 EST Our drive to Leona Valley http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828912 Alice, Sarge, and I hopped into the car for a drive. I wanted to take some pictures out in Leona Valley. But first I drove to the field not far from me so I could check out the San Bernardino Mountains. So glad I did. A beautiful field, lots of clouds, and you could see streaks of rain hitting the mountains. The first picture I took it was sunny. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l549718602.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I walked a few feet down the field, and the sun went behind some... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 02:03:08 EST Trolling around http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825890 The day after Thanksgiving, I was taking my daily stroll around the yard. The birds were chattering away. There were a few in our Elm Tree. <BR> Lesser Goldfinch <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2065243267.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Male House Finch <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1212007339.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Female House Sparrow <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1432688417.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Male House Sparrow <BR> <img src="http://... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 15:42:00 EST My backyard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825449 I went outside to see what beauty I could find. Cruzer followed me out, then laid down by the back door. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1422726945.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Finches were eating, and looked to be very happy. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1777673488.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l788695615.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1766722065.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Henley th... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 22:46:38 EST For My Spark Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823452 Just wanted to wish you all a lovely Thanksgiving. For those of you who drive, be careful!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l341996244.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1050810163.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Say Grace before your meal. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l212222938.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And don't forget to work off those calories! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1023776564.jpg"... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:14:02 EST Meg's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817999 We got a call from our friend, who owns the Border Collies, and she told us Meg's passed away early Sat. morning. I felt bad for my friend. I know how much Meg's meant to her. Meg's was almost 17 yrs., and she had a nice long life. She had arthritis, but she didn't let that stop her from enjoying life...or playing ball. How I loved her spirit. <BR> So I wanted to dedicate tonight's blog to sweet Meg's. The very first time I met Huck and Meg's I was thrilled. They were the first dogs I exerci... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:00:11 EST My day with Sarge continued http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815814 Sarge and I crossed over to the other side of the field. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1944357385.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There are more Joshua Trees on this side. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1480428062.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1848974477.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sage was waiting for me. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1077330865.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I spotted a Crow, and wanted a pict... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:05:37 EST A Afternoon with Sarge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814565 I haven't been out to Palmdale Lake for a while, so decided to head out there. Sarge and I took a different path this time. There was a grove of California Junipers. This is where we started. San Bernardino Mountains are in the background. Hi Jackie!! <em>213</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l264019160.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We walked up the trail a bit, when I noticed a Western Scrub-Jay off in the distance. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l3... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:10:56 EST Shooting for the Moon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813351 I was having fun with the Moon on the 5th. This time in my front yard. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1465591071.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot. <BR> Confucius <BR> <BR> Standing on our sidewalk, looking across the street. The Moon was peeping between my neighbors Junipers. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1549342491.jpg"> <BR> <BR... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 00:26:46 EST Alice and Sarge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812810 Thank you for all of your well wishes. Alice has been doing good since her surgery. The small lump was a fatty tumor, but the bigger lump was cancerous. However, it is low grade, and the chances of it coming back are slim. I don't remember the name of the type of tumor it was, but the Vet said they have yet to understand why that type of tumor forms. They did get all of the tumor. We are pleased with the results. Alice feels so much better too. She has been really good. We were afraid we woul... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 21:44:54 EST Taking Alice and Sarge for a walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809640 On the 27th, we took the dogs for a walk. We knew this would be the last walk Alice would have for a while. As usual, they were excited to go. We walked in a field that is not far from us. They had a bad fire in the area bout 4 yrs. ago. It's nice to see some of the brush bouncing back. I snapped a picture of the area when we first started walking the trail. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l853183036.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Alice was having fun running all over. <BR> <img... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 22:46:31 EST Opps, I forgot this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808463 Last week Sarge and I headed out the door early to view the Sunrise. Was it a beauty!! <BR> I Started at 7am, and finished at 7:15. The San Bernardino Mountains are in the background. Hi Jackie!! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1434645153.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1563596570.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l236428505.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 01:54:40 EST Halloween Humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808224 I couldn't resist <BR> <BR> Do zombies eat popcorn with their fingers? No, they eat the fingers separately. <BR> <BR> Where do fashionable ghosts shop for sheets? Bootiques. <BR> <BR> What do you call someone who puts poison in a person's corn flakes? A cereal killer. <BR> <BR> What do you call a witch in the desert? A sandwitch. <BR> <BR> What does a vampire fear the most? Tooth decay. <BR> <BR> What do you get when you drop a pumpkin? Squash <BR> <BR> What do you call a ghost with a... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:06:15 EST Everything is just Ducky http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807850 Remember how small the Ducklings were when we brought them home? Here they are at 8 weeks. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l584401865.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here they are, 3 months old. We finally came up with names. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l179841116.jpg"> <BR> The dark headed Duck on the left is my Daughter's Duck. It is the only male, and she named him Dark Wing. The other dark headed Duck is Storm...My Daughter thought the gray and white D... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:41:03 EST Early Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806609 7am, and I was exercising Huck and Meg's. Meg's never stays sill long enough. My picture of her didn't turn out. Huck cooperates. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l727914306.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I noticed a Mockingbird watching me. I love their eyes, so pretty. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1804311695.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l219748186.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My friend has a few roses in bloom. We barley have a... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:34:48 EST Short and Sweet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806021 I was sitting in my backyard, watching the Sparrows fly back and forth. They would land in our Silk Tree, then fly back, and land in some twigs DH needs to grind up.. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1327106598.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1855645837.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The birds took off again, and I noticed a bird that looked blue. We have Blue Birds not far from us, but I don't think I have ever seen one in my yard. The bird land... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:54:44 EST What a difference a few months make http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805230 The 13th, 7am, I grabbed my camera and was looking around the front yard. No birds as of yet, but I did notice the Moon. Just had to take a pic. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l469671118.jpg"> <BR> <BR> After I took a pic of the Moon I noticed 2 White Crowned Sparrows hopping around the yard eating seeds. Not the best picture I have taken of these birds, but they didn't stay still. Actually I only was able to get a picture of one of the birds. I will try again this ... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 20:40:15 EST Blood Moon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804447 The Blood Moon, or Eclipse, started at 2am here in Calif. DH and I decided to stay up, rather the go to sleep and risk not waking up. We grabbed our lawn chairs and sat in the backyard. It was coolish out, and I needed a sweatshirt jacket, plus a small blanket for my legs. I was a bit frustrated with the Moon. 3 days earlier I took a pic of the Moon when Sarge and I took a walk in the desert. The picture turned out nice since the Moon was somewhat low in the sky. However, when we walked out ... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:43:29 EST Hey Sparky...Does your desk look like this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795612 <link>www.yahoo.com/tech/what-its-really-l<BR>ike-to-work-at-a-tech-startup-99541748<BR>994.html </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:23:53 EST My Mini Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795601 I was only gone 2 days, but it was fun. I came back feeling so relaxed. My Sister and her Hubby invested in a time share several years ago. They have have had some really neat suites. When you first enter the building/parking lot, where they were staying, you see a Dolphin Fountain. So cute, and they have the fountains all over the lots. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1250596649.jpg"> <BR> <BR> One of the days I was there my Sister and Brother In Law treated my Nie... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 03:24:58 EST What a way to start off my morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794387 This House Finch is on our telephone line every morning. 7am, and it is singing away. It comes back in the evening, sings, and watches the sun go down. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l383620946.jpg"> <BR> <BR> DH and I went grocery shopping. After we finished we drove across the street. There is a huge field with Joshua Trees. One area they haven't touched yet, and I hope they don't. I love the desert, and the beauty it has to offer. We drove on one long road, that l... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 00:16:57 EST It started off with a beautiful Sunset...Sept. 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793146 And a cloudy morning. Made for nice pictures. <BR> 6:30am. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1951417224.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1752852626.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was looking East when I took those pictures. I turned around, and looked West. Right over our hills, was a odd rainbow. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1164646189.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I then saw a Cat laying on the sidewalk in front of our yard. I... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 02:29:40 EST Life is so interesting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792368 Especially in my yard. All of these pics were taken Sept. 7th. I have had more fun with the Moon the last few months. Usually I am lucky to get a decent shot once in a blue Moon. No pun intended, but this summer I have had many interesting shots. <BR> I am beginning to enjoy taking Sarge out at 1:30am so he can do his business. <BR> The Moon hiding behind the tree again. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l937841464.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You have to get out early to get good... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 17:40:11 EST Ten facts about you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788621 I borrowed this from BARBIEE52...It just made me laugh <BR> <BR> TEN FACTS ABOUT YOU <BR> 1. You're reading this right now. <BR> 2. You're realizing that it is a stupid fact. <BR> 4. You didn't notice I skipped three. <BR> 5. You're checking now. <BR> 6. You're smiling. <BR> 7. You're still reading this even though it's stupid. <BR> 9. You didn't realize I skipped eight. <BR> 10. You're checking again and smiling about how you fell for it again. <BR> 11. You're enjoying this. <BR> ... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:28:05 EST Now I can talk about it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788162 Some of you might have wondered why I haven't been around as much. This is the reason. I was brushing Alice one day, and noticed a small squishy bump on her side. It didn't get any bigger, so I really didn't worry about. I thought maybe it was a fatty tumor. I kept my eye on it of course. Then on the other side another small squishy bump showed up on her side/hip area. It stayed small for a while then this summer it grew to be a large mass. We were surprised on how much it grew. We took her... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 23:42:54 EST Mother Nature Continued http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784503 Our Canna flowers are interesting. After the flower is finished blooming you can see the seed pods. They are just as pretty as the flower. The pods would be pretty used in a flower arrangement. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l577674441.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our skies have been interesting this summer. Mexico, Baja area, has had a lot of Tropical Storms, or Hurricanes. Some of the storms we have had rain, other days we get clouds. You can see the moisture in the clouds so... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:16:14 EST Starting the day off with the beauty of mother nature http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783134 On the 1st of this month we had a pretty sunrise. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l621808199.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l149293661.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1334264741.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Around 7am My Hubby was on his computer that sits in front on our back window. You can see most of our yard, and watch birds etc. He heard a splash in our pool, and then noticed ripples. He went outside t... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:33:08 EST You will be missed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782601 The other day I had half of a blog put together. I copied and saved what I had written thank goodness, because my computer froze. My computer started running again, but went into snail mode. I got frustrated, so decided to run over to Albertsons, and finish the blog when I got back. Albertsons is real close to our home. A 2 minute drive. I grabbed what I needed grocery wise. I had to buy my favorite drink, Peppermint Mocha, from Starbucks that is inside the store. I have a friend who is the m... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:06:26 EST 2 weeks ago http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771549 Seems I am forever trying to catch up. We house/pet sit for a month. Although we had fun, it sure cuts into my schedule. So here are a few pics from two weeks ago. I have a lot of pictures to download yet from my camera. Downloading must burn calories, right? <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Here is Mama and her Ducklings before we brought our baby Ducks home. They are 3 weeks old in this picture. They are so much bigger now. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l667781701.jpg">... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:27:11 EST Starting from where I left off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761432 On the 8th I was sitting by the pool admiring the Canna. The plants have really grown. I had my camera in hand, and right as I was about to take a pic, Henley the Hero said "passing through". Not sure what all the hurry was about, but he dashed by quickly. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l811266750.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The sun was going down, and was shinning slightly on the Canna leaves. It really brought out the red in the leaves. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:01:48 EST Bird is the word http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759356 I took these pictures on the 7th, a week ago. You won't believe how much the baby Ducks have grown. Actually, the black Ducks have turned more of a gray this week. I will take some pics of them tomorrow. My Daughter and I are going to take a couple of the dark babies. DH has been building the pen. It's looking good. This is a new adventure for us. We have never owned a Chicken or Duck. By the way, these are Muscovy Ducks. A bit of info on the breed if you want to check it out. <BR> <link>b... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 03:38:58 EST Lookin Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752586 Flowers in my yard are looking good, and so many colors. <BR> Portulaca <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l31918690.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Julia Child Roses. As I was taking pictures of the roses, I spotted a baby Praying Mantis. I was so cute. It wasn't sure about me though. I took a quick picture then left it at peace. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1095660208.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l695616451.jpg"> <BR>... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 00:23:56 EST Huck and Meg's had fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751395 Huck and Meg's love to play ball. It was a very warm, so we didn't exercise the dogs for long. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l620005959.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1818978446.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l461927118.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Alice and Sarge just kicked back and watched. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l387171282.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sarge can get both of his ... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 23:36:59 EST This makes you laugh and cry at the same time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749824 <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=84DLT4yRcy4 </link> </link> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:30:16 EST A surprise rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747270 The 19th I headed out to Walmart Super Store, to grab a few grocery's. I noticed clouds hanging around, and wondered where they came from. They were darkish clouds. After I finished my shopping I walked to our car, and noticed the skies were getting cloudier. Behind Walmart is the Country Club Golf Course. I drove over near it and took a couple of pictures. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l180262748.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:55:00 EST Look what Woman's Day is promoting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745081 I get Woman's Day Magazine sent me to me daily. I was scrolling down, looking at the articles, then I saw this. Why, she looks familiar lol. Go Spark People! <BR> <link>www.womansday.com/sweepstakes/30194?<BR>src=nl&mag=wdy&list=nl_wdw_sdg_non_072<BR>314_-giveaway </link> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:51:15 EST Our project http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744555 We brought the trellis that was in the front yard, and placed it by the wall in the back yard after Dennis cleaned up the area. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1271368232.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We bought Clematis, and put the plants on each end of the trellis. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1896465291.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This area had crab grass and some type of wild weed with a purple flower. The flower is pretty, but the weed itself is so invasive... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:09:23 EST Update on Sarge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744317 For those of you who have following me, you know Sarge started having issues with his hips a few months ago. The Vet put him on paid medication, and wanted to see how he did. For a while he was much better, until recently. I noticed he was having trouble getting up and down again, his muscle spasms increased, and also noticed when he went swimming he wasn't using his back legs as much. Last month he would swim out to Dennis when Dennis was in the deep end. Now Sarge stays around the 3rd step.... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:47:07 EST 4th of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743657 My sky fire works didn't turn out this year. Some folks down the street were letting off fountains. Each picture came out a little different. Hope you enjoy! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1303127335.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l41323106.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1814381455.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l532530123.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http:/... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:35:51 EST