Thursday, October 30, 2008

What a DAY!!

Actually it all started yesterday when Sarah and I left bright and early to get the milk for our co-op. It was an uneventful trip up but on the way back a strange animal ran right in front of us, I thought I'd hit it actually. It was fuzzy, chocolate brown, and ran like the dickens. If I didn't know better, I'd swear it was a guinea pig! Anyway, we were almost home when a huge buck ran up the embankment along side the highway and caused me to very nearly stand the car on its front end. Luckily he decided not to dash into my path but turn and run up the shoulder towards us. Just as he got within about 15 feet of the car he bounded back to the woods. Absolutely amazing, would have loved a picture or two.

(Sarah and friend ready for a big night)

I picked up an extra kid when I took the milk to the drop-off house. She went with Sarah to their church's "trunk or treat". Mark joined up with us later and then we went across town to pick up his car from work. Sarah's friend spent the night and went with us to homeschool park day...

(Jackson park play area)

(pecan leaves)

(trees mid-park)

(Virginia creeper)

(park trail to the right)

(Ike damage to the left of the trail)

(Ike damage by the creek banks, I did not happen to include the picture of a homeless camp that I happened to be standing in when this pic was snapped)

(sparks of sunshine)

(hello there, I see you)

(he doesn't live here but someone probably does)

(Sarah and friend spinning)

After park, we ran by and grabbed a bite of fast food, then to Goodwill for socks and on to Kids Station for a birthday party. It was a looooong day, but oh, so enjoyable.

(girls in the ball pit)

(birthday boy)


Betts said...

Phew! You've worn me out. I love the Virginia Creeper photo and the yellow flowers.

Anet said...

You're always having days like this! :)

There is a black squirrel with no tail up the street that looks just like a guinea pig! It freaked me out when I first saw it.

I have this vine that is growing up the back of my house that looks just like the Virginia Creeper. It turned red just like it. I had no idea what it was. I'll have to check to see if it grows here in Michigan. Maybe thats what it is!

A Slice of the Pie said...

What a busy day and more awesome photos, too. It looks like a great park.

Are there current residents in that homeless camp? Would they need hats or scarves? (I am not sure how cold it gets down there.)

Chickenbells said...

It sounds like a wonderful day...busy or not!