Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hi, I'm Blondie!!

It was a rainy, dreary day...we got up and fooled around a little bit. Roger finished up something in the garage and I was doing some laundry. He got done, and he knew that I had been needing some fabric...don't laugh! I really don't have very many purples or oranges in my fabric and I needed them for my new quilt for Lorelei.
Anyway, we headed to Illinois, and a quick run through the strip pit area was in order, as well as one on the way home. It is more or less a little detour to go through it. On the way there, we saw two male pheasant--(not grouse), a couple pair of blue winged teal, mallards, a painted turtle, and the usual red-winged blackbird. The normal sights.
On the way home, we saw a couple new things, this skunk among them. We did see one one other time, and it was white for the most part. And though it was an off-white, it wasn't as off white as this one. And it was too far away to get a good picture. This one, however was close enough. At first I thought he was going to come and investigate me, but he had second thoughts and turned and took off through the field.
So that is my one new thing from out there...and I will show you the other in the next day or two.
We had planned to go mushroom hunting tomorrow, but instead are going to go see Lorelei. It has been at least a week since Roger has seen her and even though it was last Thursday for me, it seems an age and I can't wait to see her.
I found this mushroom right outside our fence, where my husband parks his trailer. I found it yesterday, but a day or two before when Roger was mowing the yard, he found a whole mess of morels. He done had them inside and in water when I came home. We had to have breakfast the next morning...emmm-mmm-good!

From my front yard

I just had to show a couple things from my front yard....first the toadshade...then my dogwood tree. It is not the color pink that I wanted, but I still love it. I wanted one the color Betsy shows on her blog here. Be sure and scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to see a picture of a single bloom. I meant to ask her did she know what color it was called, so I bet she will tell me now if she remembers.
I know I post dogwood blossoms every year, but aren't they wonderful. The tree is just loaded with bloom.
ETA: I forgot to mention that my quest for tomato plants is over....at least I plan for it to be over. I talked to the local greenhouse owner yesterday and they should have some Super Fantastic tomato plants this weekend. They are an improved version of the Supersonic. Needless to say, I am very happy.