Saturday, September 15, 2007


Today I went boating with my family. We saw some alligators. We went swimming with big fish. We also saw gar fish . The water was freezing; I could barely get in. My dad kept telling me to jump in, but I did not want to. He tried to drag me in and my brothers kept scaring my sister. My mom was taking pictures. My grandma and grandpa came along with us but did not swim.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Another Encounter with Nature

I was sitting in the living room and out of the corner of my eye I noticed something on the fence in the back yard.

Anyone seen the cats lately??

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Uncle Troy Would be Proud

I caught Samuel teaching Hannah to ride a skateboard today. It made me think back to my Vans wearing brother who lived on a skateboard at about the same age. These are for you, big brother!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

A Wing and a Prayer

A small movement caught my eye on the way out the door Thursday morning. On the edge of the lawn was a small bird flailing in the grass. Its panicked chirping broke my heart. I called for Robert who brought a gardening glove to secure the bird so that he could examine it. An infant female Red-headed Woodpecker, it appeared to have a broken wing and puncture wounds from an animal attack. It was early and we weren't sure where we could take it, so we placed it in a pet carrier to protect it from predators. By the afternoon, the rangers at Lake Lotus park agreed to deliver her to a bird rehabilitationer who would nurse the bird back to health.