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Troy Grove

Tuesday, June 30, 2015      25 comments

Troy Grove is a cute little town. Maybe 300 people live there?, but I love it. I hope to go back again within a year or two. Like I said in my earlier blog, James Butler Hickok, aka Wild Bill, was born and raised in Troy Grove. His parents were ... Read more

Fun cake to make for the 4th of July

Monday, June 22, 2015      19 comments
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Thursday, June 11, 2015      24 comments
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Wild Bill Hickok Days

Monday, June 08, 2015      34 comments

Those of you who have known me for a long time, know I am related to Wild Bill Hickok. My Great-Grandfather, and Wild Bill were cousins. My Dad was told they knew each other. So far, I can only go by word of mouth. I hope to find that fact in wr... Read more

Going out of town

Thursday, May 21, 2015      37 comments

I'm leaving tomorrow morning for a mini vacation. I will be back Monday night. This will be my last blog for a while. After I get back DH is going to set up my new computer, and I won't be able to download pictures until it is all set up. Plus I... Read more

A Special Trip

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      19 comments

When ever we check the weather for our area we use The Weather Channel website. A picture sits on my computer that The Weather Channel provides. It is a picture of my area, since they go by zip codes. I looked at the picture closely, and told DH... Read more

Broken Heart

Tuesday, May 19, 2015      28 comments

I am starting off with some bad news. I wanted to talk about this first, so the rest of my blog will be uplifting. Those who have known me for a long time, know that I have enjoyed watching the Red Tail Hawks in Leona Valley which is 10 mins. fr... Read more

Sarge and I took a hike in the hills

Sunday, May 10, 2015      32 comments

We barley started walking the path, and who greets us? The Hummingbird that was following us around last time we were in that area. What a fun, beautiful Hummer. He tilt... Read more

End of April

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      30 comments

Not long ago Sarge and I were taking care of Huck while my friend was out of town. We drove up to a field for their walk. I got out of the car, and spotted a plant I have never seen there before. It sure is pretty. I haven't been able to find th... Read more


Saturday, April 25, 2015      31 comments

Two weeks ago DH and I drove over by the Air Force Base. Since we were there I checked on the area where some water birds hang out. There were some birds that were passing through. A few American Avocet. I am pretty sure these were the birds... Read more

Poppies in Quartz Hills, and a hike in the hills near our home

Saturday, April 11, 2015      37 comments

We drove over to Quartz Hills. It is s little town next to Palmdale. We were hoping to find a few wildflowers. More then just a few. The fields were filled with Poppies. Here is one of the fields with the San Bernardino Mountains in the backgrou... Read more

Leaving Elizabeth Lake, headed to Lancaster

Thursday, April 02, 2015      25 comments

We left the lake, turned left, and drove up the road a bit. Right on the corner of Elizabeth Lake Rd. and Munz Rd. is a huge field. As I mentioned in my blog, last year that area was covered with Poppies and other wildflowers. Not this year. W... Read more

Elizbeth Lake

Wednesday, April 01, 2015      24 comments

We drove out to Elizabeth Lake for 2 reasons. 1. We were curious since we had rain, how much water would be in the lake. 2. To see the wildflowers. Last year they had poppies that filled a field all the way up to the hills. It looked pretty... Read more

Quick update on the Red Tail Hawks

Sunday, March 29, 2015      21 comments

The last time we saw the female Red Tail Hawk was March 15th. She was sitting by the nest. After the 15th we didn't see her. We thought either she is in the nest, or so... Read more


Saturday, March 28, 2015      37 comments

I rarely do this, but I entered Sarge in a photo contest. If you want to take a peek.
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