Along the Natchez Trace

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Week's Worth of Blog...

Between the bad weather and the internet being too slow to make much progress I just haven't kept up on my blog lately.  I'm a week behind...  so today I hope to get caught up...  mostly with photos...

 Where I'm from in Ohio the goal is to have a ripe tomato by the 4th of July...
Can you find the only tomato on my lovely tomato plant?  Well, it may not be ripe (maybe by Labor Day?), but at least my the 4th it had a tomato on it.

 We saw this in the Wal-Mart parking lot last week.  Early RVing?

We got the side affects of Hurricane Arthur.  Lots of trees down across the trails.  We spent last Sunday morning just clearing the main hiking trail for public use.

July means there will be lots of reunions up here at the old Air Force Base as well as a lot of hometown reunions.....  High Schools etc
Here's Bill giving a tour to a group...  it was raining so hard he had to drive from the old Mine Shop to a Bunker and the such...  just to get the group out of the rain.

I saw the big Bull Moose a few times this week.  His rack is quite impressive!

 And...  I finally got a shot of the American Bittern doing it's "You Can't See Me" pose.

 Lots and lots of rain this past weekend...  so what could be more appropriate?
A gorgeous rainbow!  And...   a double one at that! 

The Fireweed is starting to bloom.  To me this means the end of summer and autumn is on it's way.  I see goldenrod starting to bloom as well.  It's not quite mid-July, but the summer is short up here.

I guess the robins don't know that summer's almost over.  This nest is nestled in the crotch of a bench out on the Visitor Center patio.  I started to pull it out and then discovered it had 4 babies.  I quickly put it back...  and it didn't take long for Mama Robin to hurry back to check on the young'uns.

I have some painting to do and it's already 7:15 am.  It was foggy this morning and I wanted some sunshine before I dragged out the paint can and brush.  But...  it's time to get busy.

Hopefully I keep more up to date now.  It's so discouraging to have such slow internet service, but my blog is kind of my journal and it's something I need to do.

Off to the painting!

That's All For Today!


  1. Nice to hear from you again.
    Like you our blog is a journal as well, nice to write these things down, helps to remember these great times.

  2. Those babies are late in being born. And I can't believe you're talking about autumn already. Not happening here in Montana yet. Your double rainbow picture is fabulous.

  3. Your pictures are really impressive, as usual. What a wonderful life you and Bill live. I know there is a lot of hard work involved, but the fun you have will outweigh the hard work.

  4. No tomatoes here yet. Hmm, I wonder if they planted any.

  5. yes nice to hear from you ... wondered if Arthur visited you ...! great pictures!

  6. You've been missed. I appreciate your daily accounts.

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