Monday, April 28, 2008
Things were a bit boring on our first fishing trip to Stone Mountain since the fish weren't biting! However, I've included some photos of some things that made the trip enjoyable.
There are eight turtles on the log. You can't see one of them in the photo, but he's there. Later we saw ten on one log.
One lone goose egg on a dock.
Whale of a fish, huh! Then there is the old mill. This is on one of the walking trails around the mountain.
It was a beautiful day to be outside and being on the water made it better. Maybe next time we'll catch some fish bigger than bait.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Friday afternoon we drove down to Macon, GA to a concert at the historic Douglass Theatre featuring the Lovell Sisters from Calhoun, Georgia. At the age of five all of these young ladies started taking classical violin and piano. They sang in their church choir and were members of string quartets and youth symphonies. They now play a mix of country, folk and contemporary acoustic music. These girls are so talented. They have traveled over 24 states and overseas. They won NPR's "Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor" National Teen Talent Competition in 2005 and have an album, "When Forever Rolls Around". We bought one of their albums and they all three autographed it. During the intermission they all came out into the lobby and met everyone.
Check out their website at: www.lovellsisters.band.com
Jessica, the oldest sister plays the fiddle, Megan the middle sister plays the dobro and Rebecca, youngest plays the tar out of the mandola, guitar and banjo. They had two other musicians playing with them, Matt Wingate played guitar and was awesome and Andy Nall played the electric bass.
If you ever have an opportunity to see The Lovell Sisters in concert don't miss them.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I hurried home after spending the say with my Mom taking her to two medical appointments and two cemetaries (she wants to keep flowers on my Dad's burial plot and her brother's), and to the grocery store. We med Hubby at Chick-fil-A for lunch and while we were dining some bird tried to buy our vehcile (they put a deposit right on the windshield and side window).
As soon as I arrived home I was going to wash the poop off the windows, UNTIL said snake was spotted right under the outside faucet where the water hose is connected. There was no way on God's green earth was I going to put my hand anywhere close to that snake to turn on the water, so naturally I screamed for Hubby. He was on the phone, how surprising, and was rather irritated that I was disturbing his conversation. I found a hatchet out by the wood pile and made him kill the snake. I don't have any idea what kind it is, but as far as I'm concerned it might as well be a rattlesnake. A snake, is a snake, is a snake. This is the DEAD snake, the ONLY good kind. AND this is the first real warm day we have had. Do you think I'm going to ever plunder around in the dark out there around that water faucet again? NO WAY! I'm just saying.
Sorry about the blood, I didn't realize snakes had blood.