Sunday, May 25, 2008

Mother's 98th Birthday Party

Our sweet Mother celebrates her ninety-eighth Birthday with a party at the Haven.
The table is set.

Mother with Victor, Tricia, Sandra, and me.


The Doherty kids with Ron and Laurie in the background.




The Dohertys.



The Stricklands...





Michael and Mason...






Brady being held by Mother...








Madeline signs the guest book with her Mom, Stacy...







Cousin Dorothy with Patricia and Mother...









Sylvia and Bob visit ...










Shena chats with the birthday girl...











Tom and Nancy visiting...












Julianne and Aunt Ruth...













Great grandkids Erin, Ryan, Alexa, and Brielle...















Denise visits with Julianne who with Oliver had just flown in the day before.














Saturday, May 17, 2008

Something good to eat

This looks like one of every kind... a doe, a mature buck, a medium age buck, and a buck putting on his first set of antlers.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New antler progress


Here are three of the more mature bucks. Check the time they are feeding.... 1:07 AM. They are up feeding in the cool part of the morning.

Double Notch and his Mother

I named this yearling buck Double Notch because of the two slight indentations on the margin of his right ear.
Here he is pictured with his Mother.

As you can see his Mom is starting to show that she is getting heavy with fawns too. Most of the fawns will be born between the middle of June to the middle of August.


Does are starting to show that they are pregnant.

I bet this one has twins. What do you think?

Feeding Time



Today I cast netted some bait fish and fed them to these three alligators. I had them about six feet from the Kawasaki Mule I was in. Cute aren't they? Don't ask me if they are males or females they all look alike to me.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Every day is Mother's Day for Sandra








Sandra is all smiles again today. Another present, this one from Lindsay and Greg, arrived here from Singapore. She got some pretty earrings that match a neclace that Lindsay had given her earlier. You kids really did good.


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Lantanas are blooming


Friday, May 09, 2008

A Mother's Day package arrives for Sandra from our "kids" in South Carolina

















As you can see by the smile on Sandra's face she is really pleased to have such thoughtful children. And, she really likes her prizes too.




Somehow I think this one isn't afraid of me...


Friday, May 02, 2008

You had better watch where you step.

When I was a kid at home growing up my favorite thing to do was get home from school and head to the pasture behind my folks' home in Poth. I would announce to Mother where I was headed and she would always tell me, "Watch for snakes". That along with Lex and my passion for finding Indian artifacts has probably helped me to not get bit, yet. I say it that way because I have had my share of close calls. Today I spotted this rattler before it got disturbed. I told someone just the other day that of all the pictures I've taken of wildlife I had yet to photograph a snake before dispatching it. Anyway today that was on my mind and I had my camera. So..... I took pictures first.

Stilt Sandpiper?




Too Close For Comfort...







I guess the camo works. Whew!