Monday, May 27, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
I love this goose...
Every year my daughter and I watch for him ... or her ... to return to a field on Shelly Road in Upper Salford. It brightens our days and lightens our hearts to see this fowl friend.
Why, you ask? Because every year this intrepid goose arrives for the spring, summer and fall with a flock of Canada geese. And it just cheers me so each year to see that, once again, he (or she) is still part of the flock.
Beautiful, right? And the bird seems so cheerful, just a part of a great family that has accepted this grand goose into the fold, no questions asked. I hope you catch a glimpse of this flock during the summer and enjoy the view as much as we do.
Here are a few more photos, courtesy of my daughter.
I know one sad day this goose no doubt will be gone. But he ... or she ... will never be forgotten!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
It's that time of year again... COUNTRY FAIR DAYS!
This has been a staple of the community for ages, and it's always fun to walk the grounds, buy a funnel cake and at least do some people watching.
Even with the threat of rain on Thursday, we headed out to the fair.
The skies were dark and a bit threatening, but that didn't seem to dampen the spirits of those who braved the iffy weather. And because of the rain earlier in the evening, the crowds were thin and that meant the kids didn't have to stand in long lines to play games or take a spin on the amusements.
Watching the kids took me back to the days when our daughter was just a little tyke and Country Fair Days was a highlight of the summer for her. And of course on more than one occasion, a goldfish found its way to our home from the fair.
So if you haven't made it out to the fair yet, you still have Friday and Saturday. And don't forget the Country Fair Days Parade on Saturday morning! Head out and support this great community event!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY ... to all women out there. Even if you're not an "official" mom, I'm sure you've stepped into that role many times, have loved so many people, shared their problems, helped them in times of need, shared their joys and sorrows. So, "official" or not, have a wonderful day!
And here are a few moms who also wish you a terrific day....
Beatrice, lower left, and her daughter Shel (the yellow one)
Wotsit, at left, and her daughter Marmi
Trick, at right, and her foster son, Archibald (long story). Trick just turned 11!