Sunday, April 23, 2017

Seriously Serene Sunday

Hello, everyone. It's me, Cam. This week, for your dose of serenity, we're showing you our serious side.

"Get our serious side, Mom."
"Yeah. I'm pretty sure that's my brown-eyed side."
"Do you think she knows what she's doing, Mags?"
"No.  But she has treats, so just keep doing your Serious Look."

Serious Look, serious treat dispensing, seriously serene!

Have a great Sunday!


Saturday, April 22, 2017

What I Had In Mind

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  So ... guess where we got to go on today's walk?!?

"Ah!  The Kansas Ocean!"
"Smell that sea air!   Feel that breeze!"

It was wonderful -- so much better than yesterday!

"Are you two happy now?"
"I need my sunglasses, Mom!"
"Yes!!!  Much better route, Mom!"

What a great walk, a great day - and a great way to kick off the weekend!  Have a good one, everybody!


Friday, April 21, 2017

Flower Friday

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie, here with Flower Friday!  Let's start with some beautiful flowers Cam and I saw on our walk this morning:

"Cam!  Check these out!"

Don't mind her -- she was a little bit ... mopey because she didn't want to go this way this morning. True, we went this way yesterday, but c'mon!  There's always something new to see!!!

"Look at all that purple and pink!!!"

Well, Mom and I liked it.

Right here at home, our Redbud Trees are finishing up, but still have little clusters of blooms on the trunk:

Redbud Tree blooms

In full bloom are our Pink Lily of the Valley:

Our Maggie and Mitch Lily of the Valley

You can read the special story behind them at this link.  We love having flowers from our friends!  Speaking of which ...

In addition to our M&M Lily of the Valley, we have regular white ones AND some large white ones from our friend Beth!  They're in bloom, too!

Beth Lily of the Valley

Not only are we growing some of Beth's Lily of the Valley, but as we showed you on our last Serene Scenery Sunday post, we planted some of her White Lilac cuttings a few years ago -- and it's blooming!!!

First blooms on our Beth White Lilacs!

Our Old-Fashioned Lilacs are just about done for the season, but it still has some wonderfully fragrant flowers:

Can you almost smell the Old-Fashioned Lilacs?!!?

Out front, our Dwarf Korean Lilacs are just getting started!  Here's a shot of Cam beside those:

"I really wanted to walk past the Kansas Ocean today..."

I think I'm going to need to cheer her up with some extra Crazed River Otter Games later on!!!

Moving right along, even though they haven't fully opened yet, they're already quite fragrant!  Mom was giving them a little sniff - and I couldn't resist sticking my snooter in, too!   Then ...

"Oh, yeah, Mom!  Tasty, too!"

We moved over to the other side of the yard after that. I have no idea why. 

Anyway, over here, one of our favorites is about to bloom:

Me in front of the Snowball Viburnum Bush

Yep. Our very own Snowball Bush!  I can't wait for those babies to open up, so Cam and I can have a snowball fight!!!

Those are the flowers in our neck of the woods this Friday; we hope they brought you some smiles. (If not, swing by later and join me and Cam in our round of CROG - that always makes everyone around here smile!)

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Carrier Landings

Greetings to all. It's me, Maggie. The other day, I was once again practicing my aircraft carrier landings (my touch and goes) and Mom had her iPhone handy. Let's take a look at how she did!

"Did you get that one, Mom?!?"

She missed.  I took another lap around the living room/dining room and flew in again.

"Woo!  That was a good one!  Did you get it?"

Yeah. She missed my approach again.

"When is that cast coming off, Mom?  It's cramping my photo shoots!"

She wasn't able to get any good shots of the real action -- but she did get some decent shots of the "touch" part of the "touch and go" equation!  

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter Parade

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie! The Easter excitement around here didn't end with our traditional poses! Oh, no! We also got to go on an all-family walk in the morning! Things got real interesting down at the corner by the big road! Check it out!!!

"Cam! 11 o'clock! Check it out!"
"It's the Easter Squirrel!"

Can you see him up there in the weeds?  Let's zoom in!

"Remember my wrist, Cam!"

Don't worry. I didn't pull Mom at all. I did stare at the Easter Squirrel, though!  He decided it would be best if he hopped on up the tree. Smart move.

Further along on our walk, we saw the Easter Bunny!!!!  LOOK!!!

"It's the Easter Bunny!!!"

He didn't say anything. He didn't even move!  It had to be him, though!

"He must be exhausted from doing all of that 'hippity-hoppity' stuff."

Delivering all those baskets full of eggs and treats must have worn the poor guy out. We just left him there and quietly continued on our way. 

It was quite the exciting Easter walk!  We hope your day was as exciting as ours!


Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Bonus

Greetings, everyone!  It's me, Maggie!  We have a handful of other photos from our Easter photoshoot that we thought we'd share with you today. Would you like to take a look?  OK, great. Now where were we ...

Right. Right about here:

"Are we done here?"
"How many treats do you have left, Mom?"

Actually, that was Part 2. Part 1 was my solo act. Check it out!

Me, doing a PERFECT snooter-hanging!

Mom was so impressed with my efforts that she didn't even ask Cam to do any snooter-hanging. Wow. Anyway, back to Part 2 -- the two of us together.

"Careful with the pysanky, Maggie!"
"Yeah, yeah, Cam. Hey, Mom ... I'll bet there's something in this basket Cam could pose with!  You know. A little Part 3!" 

That's when Cam made a run for it!

"I'm outta here!!!"
"Hey!  If I have to snooter-hang ..."

She ran into the bedroom before I could tackle her. Pup, is my sister fast when she wants to be!  Anyway, Mom said she could stay on the bed IF she was willing to pose with one of those tiny bun-buns. Cam proposed this:

"How's this, Mom?  Part 3 - all done!"

Mom said that wasn't exactly what she had in mind. They tried and tried and tried ... and then ...

"I can't believe I'm doing this!!!"

I couldn't believe she did the Bunny Balance, either.  Nor could Mom. I think our great-brother Dave taught her how.  Wowzers!!!

Me?  Oh, no way. I did help Cam by removing the bunny from her snooter every chance I got, though!

"Maggie, GIVE!"
"Here ya go, Mom!"

Hey. I got a treat every time I gave it to her, so she must not have minded -- right?  It was pretty fun. And I think we might have a new Easter tradition!

How did your Easter photo shoots go?  I hope they were as fun as ours. 

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher