woohoo for me - i won my friend Sweet Sandy's Giveaway for a CRKT Pazoda Knife and Eat'nTool! lucky me! like really lucky me - i never win anything. Sandy does some really cool giveaways so if she isn't already on your blog list - add her! you can find her here.
now if i could just get Stephen to send me the ugly pink walther...you can learn more about it here. but it looks like DFW is getting it - dang nabbit. i love that little gun!!!
in other news, we are being hit by Tropical Storms...and getting lots of rain. that's ok - we love rain and it helps jambaloney dig the trench! he has almost reached the level of the footing at the house and then we never need to worry about the basement ever flooding again - a big woohoo for that!
even tho it's been rainy and grey, that's no reason to not pretend that you live in the caribbean and eat some really delicious food. lunch the other day was chilled avocado soup, with ginger, cinnamon, mint and orange chunks, and deep-fried coconut shrimp with a lime-chili dipping sauce....can you say DEE-VINE??!?!? oh it was so yummy!
here's the obligatory sky pic for my sis Helga...don't thank me guys...you all are very welcome!
time to go and see if the river is still backed up. oh and check out all of the new little things growing around the manor - check out these tiny-tine flowers:
these are what are known as miniature St. John's Wort - they are so tiny!
and a not-so-tiny-big-fat-caterpillar:
this is regular-sized St. John's Wort - the stuff has amazing healing qualities and i dry the flowers to make a lovely healing and soothing tea for during the winter months.
frog, frog, froggie, frog, frog. that's the song i sing as loud as i can whenever i see one of these. i don't care that they are actually toads! i love them and we have tons of them this year.
woohoo! looks like the county backhoes have been out and opened the river's path to the ocean...the river is only a little backed up now...still freakin freezin tho!
after lots of rain i always go looking for mushrooms on our forest floor...check out this beauty:
and this one:
we had a lovely afternoon at the river...and saw a gorgeous osprey:
read our books, lay in the sun, gave thanks for the good fortune that we are living here...and thought of all of our friends!