Friday, July 10, 2009

It's Official

We just got caught by the economy. So we're looking for possibilities and opportunities.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

In My Backyard

This has been a very wet spring here in Colorado. The snow started the first week in April, and continued every weekend. Then the rain started in May for every weekend and continued into June....All the way into July. So, we got a lot of color in the form of wildflowers.

We also got quite a few of these little guys, but since it's getting hot and dry now they are going away.

We have these yellow flowers. I don't know what all the flowers are so I call them yellow or pink or blue flowers. I know, quite original!

These are wild yellow snapdragons. Yes, they do grow wild around here.

This is a wild rose, and they are all over the place this year. You could almost call them a weed if they're growing in the wrong place.

Here are some purple flowers that grow on a stem, I don't know what they are.

Here are some purple flowers that almost look like snapdragons.

I found these pretty pink flowers by the fence. There are not many of these.

No flowers here, I was too late to get a shot of the irises. These are seed pods, and hopefully they'll spread the seeds around. I started with one patch of these wild irises and now they have grown to three separate patches. They grow wild, I don't do anything.

Here is a picture of the blue Colorado columbine, the state flower. I have seen these flowers growing wild on 10,000 foot mountain passes.

Here are some flowers that I think look like blue bells, even it that's not their real name.

I didn't show the thistle, that we were spraying when I found all these flowers. The thistle is a noxious weed, and very hard to get rid of. Our big patch, when we moved in, we have gotten almost all gone, and that place is now full of wild flowers.

Tomorrow we find out about Clyde's job. Wells has started cutting back on personel after buying Wachovia.

Stay tuned.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy July 4th -- late.....

July 4th turned out to be another rainy day here. We went to Bill and Diane's (James in-laws) for a cookout, but no fireworks. Although we did see fireworks on their street, and then on the way home there were several places having fireworks.
However we didn't have to fight any traffic, so that was good. I didn't take a lot of pictures, but here are the ones I did take.

Solitare and OC. Apparently OC is allowed on the furniture as long as it's covered.

James and Solitare.

James and Diane in the kitchen.

Clyde, Bill, and Baxter the dog.

Clyde and OC. Clyde was the first one to invite OC onto the furniture. We had lots of good food, peach margaritas, and company.

Clyde and I didn't get home until after 10 p.m. So I slept until Amanda got up at 8 a.m. the next morning. Did I say that we took Amanda with us? We did, and boy was she tired when we got home. She never sleeps that late! Then didn't accomplish anything all day Sunday except watch about 4 episodes of Criminal Minds and then went back to bed.

The 4th was fun, and a great way to remember all of our service men and women who are serving around the world to keep us safe. And to remember all those who served before. To them go a big THANK YOU!

And apparently, we are going to get more rain tonight. Five days in a row of rain, twice on Friday. The yard is very wet, and the horses have pools in their runs again.