Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ABC Wednesday - K is for Kindness

K is for Kindness..........



an opposum in a cage

 

I found out last week on our ABC blog that I was a winner.

Now, winning things is not something that I am lucky at.

And I couldn't have been more excited to win the gift I did.

During the "I" week posting, Aris, from InLinkz, the link program we use for our blog, hosted the intro, and generously donated an Amazon Gift Voucher.

This post is to thank him for this gift and for the service he provides to us bloggers.

A couple of weeks ago, we renewed our cell phone plans, and I got my first smartphone - an iPhone.

And one of the first apps I downloaded was the Kindle app for reading books digitally.

I had been eyeballing those e-readers for quite a while, and my new phone does the job perfectly.

So, a few books will be downloaded and most enjoyed, thanks to the kindness of a fellow blogger.

Thank you so much!



 


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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

ABC Wednesday - J is for Jail

J is for Jail..........



an opposum in a cage

 

When I first came around the corner of the house, I thought he was dead.

Rolled over on his side, with his tongue hanging out, he had me feeling very bad.

We wanted to catch this opposum in the have-a-heart trap so we could relocate him as we did his brother last fall.

I had forgotten to check the trap for a day or so - it had been set for a couple of weeks with no luck.

I was chastising myself about how my negligence had caused the poor thing to die a horrible death with no food or water.

I summoned my husband to come check him out.

When we rounded the corner this time - this is what he looked like.

Standing with his teeth barred, looking all fierce and threatening.

I tell you, I certainly felt a whole lot better.

Not that I want him around living under my house though.

He was set free a couple miles away to hopefully find his relative from last autumn.

But my husband was quick to let me know that he might have been the same one as last fall.

They can easily find their way back home.

I figure that if he can do that but is stupid enough to get himself in jail a second time, it can't be the same one.





 


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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ABC Wednesday - I is for Ivy

I is for Ivy..........



a wood fence covered in green ivy

 

A new wood fence, and it didn't take long for the ivy to find it's way to it.

This photo was taken last summer.

I am curious to take a ride by it this summer and see how far it has progressed.

That is if the owner allows it to and hasn't chopped it down.





 


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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

ABC Wednesday - H is for Hitch

H is for Hitch..........



a shiny new lock on a trailer hitch

 

Starting with just a bare frame, by son built himself a trailer.

He purchased the wood and cut it to fit.

Some electrical wire, lights, and plugs that go to the back of the truck to supply the power.

Tires and wheels came next.

Then the end of the hitch that fits over the ball on the truck to pull it along.

This is the locking part of the hitch - so shiny and new.

Won't stay like that for long though - Mother Nature will take her toll on the metal.

But keeping it oiled correctly will keep it fine for many years.

This was the first time he attempted this type of project, and we all couldn't have more pleased with his results.





 


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