Monday, June 20, 2016

See you in a few days ...

I am taking a few days off to try to
catch up on the too many things I
seem to have committed to.  I will
look forward to coming back ...



Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day

Nestled in his comfy chair doing what all Dads should be doing on this day of celebration ....
Enjoy the Day ... you deserve it :) 


Saturday, June 18, 2016

S-A(R)T-urday Art Linkup

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Just for fun ...
"Take me to your Leader"


Friday, June 17, 2016

Weekend Reflection

Fresh Market Parking Lot
The truth is, I took this picture while I was waiting for my poor FH to come bring the second key to my car so I could get in, as I had locked my key in the trunk (don't ever get old if you can help it!).  Naturally I was at a Fresh Market that is 40 minutes away as opposed to my usual 5 minute ride to the Jewel Store ... :(


Caturday Art Blog Hop


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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Good Fences

This fence reminds me of the fences we used to build with popcicle sticks when we were kids.  Much goes on around this fence, but that is a post for another day:)


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday

The Northern Shoveler

This is the first time I have seen the Northern Shoveler so it was quite exciting when I realized what I was looking at.  He was mixed in with the Coots and I am lucky I didn't miss him.  Although he was far from me, I could see that his coloring was different than the Mallard, but I couldn't see right away his telling feature, his spatula bill.

 I finally spotted a Mrs. Shoveler ... she looks like most of the female ducks, a mottled brown, but also has the spatula bill ...

 So that's my tail for today ... a pretty exciting one for me.  Hope you enjoyed :)


NF Trees and Bushes

Honey Suckle

This little Honey Suckle started out a scrawny little bush.  We were going to cut it down and then decided to trim it back to the ground.  Every year it comes back as a new version of itself.  This year is the best so far :)


Monday, June 13, 2016

Through My Lens

Lisu Mountain Village near Fang, Thailand

The Lisu tribe is know as the tribe of many colors because they use many variations of color, one on top of the other, to decorate their traditional costume.(Look back at Lisu Wedding post).  The Lisu are a Tibeto- Burman highland tribe originally from southwest China (Yunnan province). Their main occupation is farming. In China they were known to be fierce fighters who waged war to protect themselves against the Han invaders. 

You can see the different plots of land, each being farmed by a different family ...

Motor bikes are the main form of transportation (as is the case all over Thailand)

School was just letting out ...

The Lisu people are are orderly and independent and are know to be open to change which has been instrumental in their success as a tribe.  My daughter-in-law is Lisu and her family is gracious and loving.  She and her immediate family no longer live in Fang.  They have a small farm outside of Chiang Doa(see Chiang Doa post), but have relatives in the mountain village that they visit often and participate in Lisu celebrations.  It was our honor to be able to learn about the Lisu Tribe and their traditions while in Thailand.


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