“Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.”


Friday, June 30, 2006

June Round-up

Buzzards in the sky, deers drinking alongside the road, Silas in the pool and a BEAUTIFUL June moon. What a great time we all had!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Nuttin but parties (or so it seems)

Here's a few recent photos. One is from Scott's bday. A strawberry cake is all he ever asks for. And siince Silas shares Chrissy's birthday, he believes he shares everyone's birthday. The others are from a dinner party I threw together at the last minute - and man oh man did I have a good time. Actually, I think everyone had a good time! (Heather is with ALex's long time best friend, Aaron, and I'm, of course, with Alex. He may be 19 - but he can still sit on his mama's lap. The other fella is my Jacob.)

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Love me those crazy mushrooms

After the rain I kept running across these crazy looking mushrooms. It's so humid and icky... no wonder they want to pop up and check it out. Of all that I found, these were my fav photos.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Today I stalked a butterfly

I hid behind the bushes, snapping photos from every angle. Some photographers chase cheesy celebs... but I prefer this purty little critter.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006


A few more photos to share. The blue one is from me playing around with my new photo software. And the farm is located right up the road, and I love the way this barn sits in the field.

Saturday, June 3, 2006

Breaking out of my consumer dependence

It takes me forever to garden these days.. Maybe I'd be far more productive if I put my camera down. (Photos are flowers from my yard.) I'm hoping everything comes up and provides us with a bountiful harvest. We are big-time veggie eaters (meaning, my kids ask for salads as snacks and eat at least one for lunch and one for dinner - and that's even when they go to school. Yes, they're hooked.) and I'd like to save some money - since a big chunk of our grocery bill is veggies. The price of gas these days is outrageous and there's no end in sight. So, we gotta do what we gotta do. My first step is gardening and, perhaps, putting up a greenhouse. My mom always seemed to have a greenhouse and I just love them. I was also raised with chickens and can butcher my own (can we all say "country girl") - and that's a route I might just have to take anyway. But that's okay. I'd like to be self-sufficient. In today's times, we're all too dependent on Walmarts and McDonald's and not enough on ourselves.

But who am I to talk? I've just planted my garden.

Friday, June 2, 2006

My head in the clouds

The sky has been the object of my fascination for most of the day. In the daytime, the clouds were big and interesting - with the whispy layered over the fluffy. It was quite unusual. My fascination kept me in the yard, sitting down and looking up, for nearly an hour. I nearly forgot about all the things I had due. For that solid hour I was completely focused on what was above me. Then the phone rang, one son screamed at another, and the dog got out. My concentration was broken.

Then it all came back to me: my column is due. I need to have one of my books out by month's end, and I have that lecture coming up. They need a lecture outline and my bio by Monday.

Back to earth, Terri Jean.

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Butterfly Flutterby Fly Away Home

I have a thing for butterflies. These were all taken today while sitting outside in my freshly mowed grass, watchin Silas and Maddie play and noticing these beautiful critters visiting my flower beds. One butterfly seemed to pose for me, which made me smile during the 5 minute photo shoot.