Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Creekstompin' the Cowgirl Way

Hot days call for a little stompin' in the creek.

Can you see who joined us?
(Look downstream where Janette is gazing)

Slippin' & A Slidin'

The hot humid days of August call for some refreshing fun.
How 'bout a slip n slide?

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Big Brown Caterpillar

This big brown caterpillar was found by my oldest granddaughter.
We figured out it is the larva of a Eumorpha pnadorus moth.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Have you heard of this place?
Its a world of tall sand dunes & great lakes.

 These dunes are huge.

And don't be mislead by them.
They are strenuous to climb.

Don't miss the beautiful sunset over Lake Michigan.
A national seashore worth visiting.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Fredrick Meijer Gardens

We visited the Meijer Gardens near Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 One of the highlights of the gardens is this 30 foot tall horse, 
one of the reasons I wanted to visit.

But there are lots of sculptures, both realistic & modernistic.

Napping guy
 A big spring!

There's a re-created farmhouse with many barnyard statues scattered nearby.

And near the farmhouse  is a walkway along a lake with turtles, ducks & swans.

There is also a Japanese garden.

 There are even sculptures in the parking lots!
Its worth a visit.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Buttereflies & Such

 Spicebush Swallowtail

 Cabbage Butterfly

 Pearl Crescent

 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Widow Dragonfly