Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday Critters

I found these horses on my ramble down The River Road. 
When I first saw these critters, they were both facing the road. As is always my luck, one turned around and gave me the moon.
In this shot, some smallish critter is being swished away by a tail.
I really like milkweed blooms. Seems this bumble bee does too. Have you ever used the milk to rid yourself of warts? It works. I have a tiny little wart on the palm of my right hand just below the ring finger. I rubbed milk weed on it and it disappeared for several years, but it is back now. I will be using some of that milk again this year.
Mr. Bumblebee seems to like this sunflower, too.
Thursday night as we drove up to the garden, we saw these juvenile wood ducks swimming on the far side of the pond. When they saw us, they took off.

I'm off to work. It's a sad place to be right now. My boss was my friend. More than that really. She felt like family. Her family lived near mine when we were growing up. Everyone loved her. The service will be held Wednesday. I can only imagine the number of people who will stop by to say their goodbyes. She was a bright light in many lives. She will be missed. 

Hope your weekend is a good one.

Linking to Saturday's Critters


Rose said...

Can just tell by looking at your boss's face that she is a nice will take some getting used to.

Enjoyed your shots...funny about getting mooned by the horse. I was gradually walking up close to this red winged blackbird yesterday, and the closer I got, he turned tail to me and would not turn around for love nor money. It is as if they know.

TexWisGirl said...

i know it will make work very difficult.

loved all of your critters, though.

Brian King said...

I know you'll miss your friend.

Good looking horses and I love the sunflower!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Sorry for the loss of you boss and friend.

I've never heard of using milkweed milk to get rid of warts. Love the horses and the sunflower and milkweed blooms.

Ginny said...

So she was really a good friend as well. Work will be very sad now. Can I ask what you do? Your pictures today have made my day! And you are showing us sch beauty in the midst of your grief. The bee and sunflower are gorgeous. I do not think I would recognize milkweed, but now I will! I have wondered what this is around town. I do know that butterflies love it. I didn't know about the wart either. The emerald green reflections on the water are beautiful. I will say a prayer for you on Tuesday night.

Stephanie said...

Love all your critters shots!

Robyn Goddard said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers of healing to you and the family of your friend.

Looks like The River Road is a great place to walk. I have always liked paint horses. I love the milkweed bloom picture!

Anonymous said...

Sharing your lovely pictures maybe helps with sadness I hope. Serene pretty pond picture. I see dapples on the horse that gave you the moon.. maybe it wanted to show you its lovely dapples. I love a dappled horse!

Anonymous said...

I love the critter pictures! Sorry about your friend, though. Hug.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Nice critter shots. So sorry about your boss.