Another Pun Like Dan

According to Wikipedia ” Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an actor with dual American and British citizenship, who is known for his intense method acting style, often transforming his body drastically for his roles. Bale is the recipient of many awards, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globes, and was featured in the Time 100 list of 2011. “

In the circles I run with this would be more amusing:

Puns Like Dan

My friend Dan keeps me chuckling with his puns. While I have not done that very often, the next few days will be filled with them. Could not resist his lead!

My husband loves tea. He took an entire year to read about tea, buy loose tea leaves, try teas. Now he is trying to use up all his loose tea. Does that make the older leaves “Tea Rex?”

Roadtrip Results

I told you the joys of traveling on a short road trip with my photographer husband, Robert M Dutina. At the time I wrote and posted his photos had not been uploaded to computer. Here are a few samples of what he captured. Enjoy!

Harvesting the Wind – one of hundreds we saw.

You doidy, doidy horsey!
Mural commemorating the Underground Railroad.
Yes, the Wabash River is certainly flooded!

A Giant Has Fallen!

We have an area in the yard we call “Fern Valley.” Ever since we moved in about 17 years ago we have had a huge dead tree in the green space. This tree has been featured in many photos and we have come to love it. Often have wondered how long it would stay standing.

Well, we are having a wind storm. While we were out shopping today the giant must have fallen! The first clue was broken branches with orange wood showing in the woods. Then yikes! There is something missing from our skyline!

The giant is always to the left in the photos. Now no longer in plain sight ;-(

Good bye dear friend! Many squirrels and countless birds have enjoyed your shelter. Who knows how many when you were alive? Wonder how old you were?

Ireland Birthday

One of my best gifts EVER was when my husband took me to Ireland to celebrate my 60th birthday. We visited Connemara and learned “Connemara is bounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean and encompasses a wide variety of natural and semi-natural habitats. It also has diverse economic resources. Among the more unusual are extensive deposits of soapstone and veins of green marble and vivid white quartz.The marble is a serpentine-rich rock, popular since ancient times as a decorative facing stone. With its ‘forty shades of green’ and its wild patterns, it represents perfectly the landscapes of the Emerald Isle.”

This morning as I looked at one polished piece of marble from there I was struck by a similar sight off my deck!

Same polished piece, turned over.

Lovely marble indeed. Just one of the many, many shades we saw in the showroom. And then outside my window …

Lichen? on standing tree and
on fallen trees.

Camera did not quite catch it, but the shades are so alike in my eyes that I was startled. Fond, fond memories from May, 2011!