It seems as though, perhaps the skunks have a bit of common sense (if there are any left, though I don't think any of the little babies have been killed). We haven't seen one in the last two days. I hope they went somewhere they can live happily ever after and not ruin anyone's sleep.
Last year at this time I wrote this post about our time in this house - 29 years last Sunday. We lived in our first tiny house for about 4 1/2 years before we developed claustrophobia with two kids in less than 1000 square feet. Care Bear and Feisty wanted to see where their mommy lived when she was their ages, so I took them by there the other day. We paid $25,000 for this house, sold it to DC's parents for $35,000. It's for sale:
We bought the house because it was kind of a "country" feel, with cows behind our back yard. We put in our first yard and put up a fence. The kitchen has been totally revamped and looks much better - dark wood was in during that time period - I much prefer that light oak look in the kitchen. But it is hardly worth $164,900!
When we walked down to the park for the concert and the fireworks, it was a great time together with both of our kids and their families. Feisty has been freaking out about thunder and the illegal fireworks being set off in the neighborhood. We were so afraid she'd be afraid of the firworks. But she was so engrossed in the beauty, and trying to catch the sparkles as they feel from the sky, that she forgot to be afraid.
Waiting for the concert to start
The crowd on the hill watching the concert - that's Kev in the white basketball shorts. See the rain clouds building up? As soon as the concert ended, we got a bit of a rain shower, but nothing significant.
The kids had a great time helping "direct" the music. Their other grandpa was in the band.
Reaching for the stars - or trying to catch the "stardust" from the falling fireworks
Cozying with mommy watching the fireworks
Ever since I got my digital camera, I have become more aware of my surroundings and the beauty there. We have incorporated so much shade into our yard that we don't have enough sunshine for petunias or roses. But I do have one beautiful rosebush (with several mini bushes).
During my bike ride the other night I caught this sunset.
My favorite time of the day is early evening when the mountains are various shades of gray and you can see every foothill and high mountain in layers.
I guess this was another rambler. We'll be attending an outdoor wedding and it's supposed to be 100 degrees. I know she wanted this date because it's 07/07/07, but I kinda wish it was inside!
Have a blessed week-end!