Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

On a Beautiful Day 35 years ago TODAY

We wedded
Happy Anniversary to you my AWESOME Husband
I love you more than LIFE

Our Fabulous Granddaughter Vivienne in your arms

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Night-Blooming Cereus

Queen of the Night ~ Deer-Horn Cactus Peniocereus greggii (Cereus greggii)

Monday, August 03, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Remember the camp song Five little Speckled Frogs?

Reflecting the First Month of Vivienne ;=)

These are Muscovy Ducks on a log in front of our home on Hackers Creek

Five green and speckled frogs Sat on a speckled log Eating the most delicious bugs Yum-yum! One jumped into the pool Where it was nice and cool Now there are four green speckled frogs. Four green and speckled frogs…

Saturday, July 04, 2009

There is just something rather special about

Morning dew & Sunshine

Happy 4th of July

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Announcement of Grand proportions

June 19, 2009
Drum Roll Please! Our first Grandchild
Vivienne was born

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Box turtles

Ann wants to tell you about ME - You can call me Carolina
I learned something today that I would like to share with you about the
Eastern Box Turtle
(Terrapene carolina) is one of two species of box turtles found in the United
Do you know what to do when you see a turtle crosses a road?
I did not know this until early 2009.
UMMMMMMMMMMM wonder who belongs to those shoes?

Moving or relocating such turtles will only result in tragedy.

If you see a turtle that must be relocated you must first be SAFE!

Pull off the road in a SAFE PLACE.

Move the turtle to the far side of the road
BUT in the direction the turtle was heading.
BE CAREFUL of traffic…your life is more important.
Sometimes land that is being cleared for development will disrupt the turtle
Move the turtle to the nearest woodlot or pasture.
Best bet is to work to reduce urban sprawl.
I am free now to rejoin my family.

But remember!

Support the protection of wild areas and habitats where box turtles might


Habitat loss and fragmentation are both severe threats to box turtle


As their habitat shrinks, the turtles will have a more difficult time finding food,

shelter, and mates.

By helping to protect their habitat, you are giving these turtles a place to live,

as well as helping other species that share the same habitat as the turtles.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Here is my story about Turkeys and Flowers

Hi there it’s me ANN
With a true tale about Goldie and Slate
The Flower Bed A Blue and White Iris Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh she is Nesting
Bronze turkeys are the product of crossing domestic turkeys brought from Europe by colonists (which had been exported to Europe years before) with the Wild Turkey. These matings produced a bird that was larger and more robust than the European turkeys, and tamer than wild turkeys. Though the Bronze turkey type was created in the 18th century, the actual name was not used until the 1830s, when a strain developed in the U.S. state of Rhode Island was named the Point Judith Bronze. The name later spread to be used in reference to the breed as a whole, and was in the process simplified to just "Bronze".[2] In the British Isles, the Bronze was associated with Cambridge, and was called the Cambridge Bronze, but again this name has been simplified to just "Bronze".

Do you see SLATE?

See Slate? Blue Clematis
The Blue Slate variety is thought to have been derived from the black turkey
known as the Spanish Black in the United States and the Norfolk Black in
The Slate was accepted as a standard variety by the American Poultry Association
in 1874, incidentally the same year as the Spanish Black. You may call me SLATE!
Orange Azalea
Yellow Iris
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh she is Nesting

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A step back in time

Today A LUNCHEON AT Adaland Mansion
The mansion house was built in 1870 at the end of the Civil War by Augustus
Modisett, Sheriff of Barbour County and local banker.
The brick house was constructed by local carpenters and emancipated slaves and
is an example of neo greek architecture.
The interior has been restored using 1870-1890 period wallpapers and furniture
from local sources which compliment the original walnut woodwork.
Guided historic tours are provided.
The house is open for parties, weddings, receptions, dinners, luncheons and
Adaland Mansion is owned by the City of Philippi.
It was donated to the City of Philippi in January 1996 by Philippi Development
Inc., a division of Anker Energy.
Built by Irish settler Augustus Modisett in 1868, Adaland is set among the rolling
hills of Barbour County, with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
Guided tours of the home reveal a carefully restored house with period
wallpapers, antique furniture and period gardens.
The 1850 barn on the property, a good example of early farm post and beam
architecture, now serves as a heritage center.
The mansion house has been restored with great attention to authenticity and
features homemade brick and walnut woodwork throughout.
The barn was built approximately 1850 and has been restored and is open to the public on during tour season.
The house and land reflect the early history of West Virginia with the original
owners engaged in farming.
Emancipated slaves from the farm worked on the construction of the house.
The surrounding area is rich in civil war history with the first land battle of the
war fought in Philippi in June 1861.
This trunk is like the one I grew up with, now I know the @ age of it and wonder
which side of my family it came from. Needless to say mine has been restored to its former state.
HA HA look at YOUR keyboard now ;=)
Gardens below however the rain kept us from this jaunt.