June 16, 2013

Nothing beats a parade.

 From beginning to the end nothing beats a parade.From the flags and our veterans at the beginning.
 The grand marshal,Jennie Stevens. .At 92 she is still busy.

The 100th anniversary of the Alden fire department was held during Alden Days celebration. The parade featured many fire departments from surrounding communities. I like seeing the old fire trucks.

There was a bag piper this year. Never have seen a bag piper in person. The sound is amazing.
The kids got their share of candy.

Of course there were old cars,bands and the horses bringing up the rear. The rain held off until the parade was over. The fire works are not my favorite thing and they are not Ziva's either.Hope your week goes well.j

June 12, 2013

Checking in.

The last few weeks have been pretty uneventful.
We have done some gardening between rains. We have done some camping.While we were camping we watched as a very big crane moved 3 sections of a new shower house. It was interesting.I will share those pictures another time.

Cam was here for a week.Here he is planting a rose bush and riding his new scooter.
We found a project to do. Made a patio light for his mom.A jar, the flat sided marbles and silicone to glue the marbles on. In the background you can see the standing snowman.Well frosty was on his way to the garden shed but the hot weather took its tole.  He is no longer : > (
Went to pick him up to put him away and broke a big hole in the side. Sad end .He was around a lot of winters.

Cam was a happy camper. Caught 16 fish.This one was a bass.
 Not big but no one cares how big as long as you catch them!
Cam mowed for the first time.

The Kuipers and one Lewandoski were here for a weekend visit. Including Max
 I forget what this plant is.I planted a few of my big planters this year but not all.

 Finally the clematis is climbing and blooming. The watering cans get impatience each year.

.The fish are back in the pond.We had to do some ground work on the south end of the pond. I hope you all are having a great spring.Linking to Tootsie Time.
 Alden days are this weekend. Maybe I'll see some of you there.j