Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Air Quality is not so good in Beijing. My son usually wears a mask to protect his lungs but the weeks of the Olympics were the nicest weather...even with the rain...that he has seen in the 4 years he has been there. Of course, all the factories were shut down for amonth but , hey, guess it worked! This happened to be a rainy day and then smoggy a bit when he snapped this one.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
My son has lived in Beijing for 4 years. He has sent me some great shots around and about during the Olympics. He told me he got to hold a silver medal in his hand and watch the closing ceremonies with a bunch of American athletes...his comment -"AWESOME". I hope you enjoy the shots I will share. (I will remind you that he is a very tall boy....6'8".....sorta stands out in this crowd!)
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Illinois is known for its wonderful farm land. We were at the "ancestral farm" of my husband down in Streeter, Illinois. This is a farm that happens to be for sale. We picked the apples and made an apple pie......
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
One of the things that we have taken part in is this fund raiser for the camp we go to every summer. Buy a tile and decorate it and the money went to build this new Arts and Crafts building. Can you find our tile? It is one of the only ones that has no blue or green on it and is an archer....our family crest....or rather....my husband's family crest!!!!
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Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
While I was out and about I saw this goose....seemed to be lost, just wandering around the parking lot....low and behold...there is a nest of eggs right in the median.....all of this is unusual as it is not nesting season for geese (or is it?)and there was only one (I thought they mated for life) and it is in a very busy Parking lot.....
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
It is ABC Wednesday again, hosted by Mrs. Nesbitt.
I found this fellow while we were at Niagara Falls....A random dinosaur! Stop over and visit all the ABC participants.....
BTW, this young man is my 6'7" son.I am not used to him seeming short!
We have certainly enjoyed a mild summer...hence the very green yard...I am not a fan of watering the yard for a variety of reasons and get really annoyed with neighbors that do as we are all on a well and tap into the same aquifer below ground....we also don't use weed killer...as it makes its way to the water ultimately...the pros and cons of no sewers where we are....on the other hand...stop over and we will play some boccie ball on my lovely green yard....
Monday, August 11, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
This is a different view from yesterday. The benches are there so that the nursery staff can sit and watch the little kids play in the water safely....it is very shallow for a few feet and then drops off...it is a great place for them and the staff sits in the water....sort of!