Thursday, June 22, 2017

On the Story Trail

I'll be MIA for the next week or so as I travel back and forth across West Virginia presenting storytelling programs.

This past week included stories for a library summer reading program, a mental hospital, a 4-h group and a senior citizens center. Tomorrow and Saturday I have two more library programs, a campfire and a family reunion. It's nothing if not eclectic and exciting!

Monday and Tuesday will be filled with library programs, then I will be back home for a day to pack up for the big annual Fairplain Antique and Flea Market for the 4th of July weekend. After that life will slow down a little, and I'll be back to writing.

Til then, blog on, my friends!

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Home Sweet Home

Ah, June! One of the most beautiful months, and one that also saw the birth of the sweetest woman, my mother June, on the 13th. She would have loved our gardens today.










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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Visitors

I had just sat down in my rocker on the porch, when I looked over to the birdfeeder and saw this looking at me:


I don't know if he/she was after seeds or birds, but I would bet the latter.


What did I do? Why, of course I called for Larry, who took an old mop handle and nudged the snake off the rail--which made it fall about 8 feet to the ground, poor thing.


The black snake (fairly harmless to humans) didn't appreciate the treatment and left lickety-split.


The dogs came running but after sniffing around decided they didn't want anything to do with that visitor.

A few minutes later the skies opened and Little Mister, as we call this male hummingbird who hangs around the porch, came and perched on a nail under the eaves,


right beside Larry. This little guy is so comfortable with us around that he often perches only inches from us, and sometimes offers commentary on what we're doing.


He was quite wet! He didn't stay long, and like the snake soon went lickety-split about his business.



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