Saturday, June 30, 2012

After the Berg picnic last Sunday, we stopped by St. Joseph's cemetery.

Saturday, June 30, 3012 - I'm finally getting this picture in here.  The other night, I told mother that I had stopped by the cemetery to say Hi to Grandma and Grandpa O'Malley and check things out.

She asked if the peony plant was still there.  Oh yes, you can see it on the right side of the gravestone.  Of course, it was a little bit wilted by the heat and lack of rain but it's still there.

And guess what, it was there when my mother was a little girl because they would go to the cemetery after church on Sunday to pay their respects to Grandpa's mother, Ann and baby, Mary Isabella.  WOW!  That is one sturdy plant.  God bless them all, djb

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Here's Diane standing in the corn field in July 2007.  Waaay taller corn that year than this year.

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - Five years ago, Diane came to visit for five days around the 4th of July.  We had such a great time.  Of course, we had to get a picture of her standing in the corn field!!

Aunt Gladys had just had surgery.  I'm pretty sure it was a hip replacement because I remember that she had to practice walking.  Hey, I have a picture of Diane and Gladys together.  Let me go find that.   see ya later, djb

Sunday, June 03, 2012

This is a full moon from two months ago, but I'm putting in here because I can.

Sunday, June 3, 2012 - FULL MOON early tomorrow.

June 4, 2012 -7:12 a.m. EDT -- Full Strawberry Moon.  Known to every Algonquin tribe, Europeans called it the Rose Moon. A partial eclipse of the moon will be visible chiefly favoring those living around the Pacific Rim. Observers in Japan and Australia for instance, can see it at, or soon after, moonrise, while those in the western United States and western Canada see it at, or just before, moonset.  At maximum, about 37 percent of the moon’s diameter will be immersed in the dark umbra shadow of the Earth.


Friday, June 01, 2012

Papa (on the left) and Mama (on the right) having a discussion about their birds-to-be at their "branch" meeting.

Friday, June 1, 2012 - Okay, so I'm doing this backwards but I had to put this photo of the mockingbird parents on here.

When Diane and I would sit out in the backyard by the pool, we'd watch these two flying around, watching their eggs and generally act extremely protective and territorial. Their nest was right next to where we were sitting.

Hey, I do have a photo of the four eggs.  I wonder if I can pop that in here.  Let me try it.

Here are the four mockingbird eggs which have since hatched and become baby mockingbirdies.  oh boy!!! djb