Thursday, August 29, 2013

Its a butterfly, Mom. Get over it!

The title pretty much says it all...I found out a few things during our walk yesterday:

Alex can be very snarky!! (in a good way!)
Moms that bring cameras on walks are lame! 
(Moms who stop every couple of seconds to try and get a picture of the butterfly
that was following us are ridiculous.  So bad in fact, that teenage boys will not wait on them...apparently can't even be seen with/near them.)
Never did catch the butterfly.

Alex only walked with me the first 2 miles and delcared he was done.
The last two were by myself. I stopped way too much to try and get many things to see. 
Dappled sunligh is my favorite!
It has to be said...I LOVE clouds!!



I love this time of year! Cool breezes, the whitest, puffiest clouds I have ever seen. 
Still hot, but not too hot. 

Leaves so subtly beginning to change...

I love this walk.  4 miles round trip.  So many pretty things to see.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August flowers

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Bray  -  my little photobomber...if there is a camera nearby,
he will do his best to get himself in the shot!  Love him!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Bamboo Forest

We decided to go ahead and try to get a few miles in today.  Even though the sky looked liked it would bust open at any moment.

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They just got this finished this week.  With all this rain we have had this year,
can't wait to see water flowing over all these rocks.

I usually turn around here...but today, I decided to keep on going......

(By this point...Alex had already run back to the car.)
 I walked on in the rain...


and was rewarded by this.....

and this.....

I did not know that bamboo smelled so sweet! 
It was so thick in here the temperature dropped by 10 degrees at least.

a little stream off to the side...right past the biggest cobweb that I didn't see, only felt!



Came out on the other is now pouring down rain!! 
I am running back to the car with my camera under my shirt. 

Safe back at home!!
Only walked about 2 miles, but it was so nice!!