Friday, August 27, 2010

Lady Bugs. Flag Man, Mall Walker

For those of you who take those fabulous photos, I want you to know that I aspire to be like you.  So, I messed around with my macro setting on my little camera today trying to take some impressive shots and look at what I captured! I’m not even sure what these ladybugs are doing but I found it fascinating. I sure hope I haven’t posted something offensive… 
As I mentioned in a previous post my parents have a morning routine which includes a drive to the river then to Noble Park to feed the squirrels. We hadn’t seen the little critters for a few days and thought they would surely be watching for us. Mom threw out a few peanuts…no squirrels. Dad did his famous squirrel call (takes one to know one), no squirrels. Then finally, out of nowhere…here they came.
What? What ‘s this?
Much to our surprise, those squirrels were wearing disguises! Crazy squirrels…
They didn’t fool us for one minute!
Fascinating huh! (please grin here)
On our way home, we pass a gas station. No big deal right? Well this one is different since it has a man who sits out front everyday waving an American flag.  He’s been doing this for many years and has been featured in the local paper. I couldn’t find that article but thought you might enjoy the picture anyway.  He says he waves his flag all day, everyday because he loves his country. 
Waver of the Grand ‘Ol Flag
That just warms my heart ~
just when you thought you had seen it all….
yes, indeed…
my father is now back to his daily walk at the mall!
Here’s the proof!
Unbelievable! Only 17 days after surgery!
I leave you with this mouth-watering treat.
My Aunt Ann’s famous coconut cream pie!
Can anyone say YUMALICIOUS!
~ya, ya, I know, another 45 minute workout~
Blessings Y’all!


Nikki said...

Wow. Lady bug porn and coconut cream pie. No wonder I'm drooling. ;)

Seriously, though, that pie looks amazing. :D

Judy and Emma said...

OH boy! What a tasty looking pie! Wish I had an Aunt Ann. :)

I think those squirrels have eaten too many peanuts!

Dennis and Donna said...

Just what we need..procreation for more Lady Bugs....!That guy and his flag are really neat...makes a person just feel good!..and you Dad....AMAZING!!!

Happytrails said...

First...yes that is incredible for your dad to be up and walking at the mall all in 17 days. He is quite the trooper!! God is good!!

I thought your pics were great. I wonder if the ladybugs were mating???? Interesting and great pic.

I must have gained a pound or two just looking at that delicious pie. Coconut cream is one of my favorites. :-) Bet it was great!!!

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Angela collect's Lady Bugs but not sure about those.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I love the way you write, just like you probably talk if I were to meet you in person. You crack me up ! I love it! Ya know I'm not sure either about what those lady bugs were up to???...and I sure would have liked to have been behind a tree down by that river listening for the squirrel calls!! You sound like a great family who knows how to have fun.