Let’s face it we all love a holiday as this means time off work and a time to celebrate. But let’s take a look at how we celebrate. We spend time with family & friends, enjoy a meal together, maybe go to the lake or a park, play some games, have a few drinks, and when night falls light off fireworks. But did you know the incredible about of harm fireworks cause? I didn’t.
Growing up I always really enjoyed celebrating the 4th of July and one of the most exciting parts of the celebration was the fireworks. We would sit on the garage roof and have a perfect view of our neighborhood display. As we got older we would go to parks to watch them. They are definitely beautiful to watch and as they would go off my dad would always let out a big vocal “Ooooohh!!!” “Ahhhhhh!!!” Then we would all start doing it just to be silly.
It wasn’t until I researched it that I found out all of the harm fireworks actually cause. Continue reading →
Hello all. Happy Sunday! This one is a lot more relaxing for me than last Sunday. I ran into all kinds of computer/software issues and never got to post what I had planned. I will be saving that post for another day. I am still having some trouble with where it all started…iMovie. I keep trying to update it but I don’t think it actually is. I don’t even necessarily care if it updates, I just want it to work and it wasn’t. I could create a movie but then when I would play it back it would be a blank black screen. It seems that this is a common problem many people have. One of the recommended solutions was updating it, which again, is where all of my troubles began. Maybe the next thing to try is uninstalling and reinstalling. I hate doing that because it seems like everything takes an eternity to download, update, install, etc., on an iMac. Another day maybe. For today I wanted to go ahead and take a break from that and share some pics I got on our family day. We celebrated Father’s Day (and a couple of belated birthdays).
We visited a wildlife sanctuary and it was a beautiful day to walk around and look at these magnificent animals. The elk were enjoying the weather too.
When we were directly in the sun it would get a bit warm so it was pretty tempting to want to join these guys in the water. 🙂
Someone I know shared the following pictures of an opossum that frequently visited her and her family for a season.
This opossum started showing up on Sylvia’s deck one winter. It didn’t take long to realize she was trying to get into the barbecue grill figuring she could smell the grease. Sylvia decided to go on the internet to see what possums liked to eat. Then Sylvia started putting food in a can and Continue reading →
Birds are so fun to watch fly around, not to mention how enjoyable it is to listen to them sing. Cino also enjoys watching them out the window and does a funny ducking down into “attack” mode when they fly by. This Mother’s Day our family enjoyed watching beautiful birds out a “Bird Viewing” window at a cute store in a small town. There is no doubt birds are beautiful and fun to have around.
Through the “Bird Viewing” window
Unfortunately today, when I was driving home on my lunch break, I noticed a bird in the middle of the road. I noticed something else next to the bird and my first thought was Continue reading →
Tonight on the way home from work I was sitting at a stop sign that is right by a park. I noticed there were four geese and a bunch of babies trotting along in the grass. It is so enjoyable to watch the babies stay so close to their parents and follow their every move. But they were all heading toward the road and I thought “oh, oh, they are going to try to cross.” Continue reading →