Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sweeter Than Honeysuckle. . .

These are our 3 judd viburnim bushes in front of our house. They're about 5-6 feet tall and smell miles better than honeysuckle ever thought of smelling!

If you ever get the chance to smell one of these, please do! They really are a yummy plant, but I don't think they're edible. :)

And this is the bee friend I made while taking pictures of the flowers. Any idea what the little yellow sacs are on either side of its body? Supergirl thinks they are pollen collectors, and her guess is as good as mine.

I hope you are all enjoying the spring weather in your area. Have a terrific day!

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Ripple Stitch. . .

Have you seen the blog Attic 24? It is awesome, especially if you crochet or knit. The colors are fabulous and the are even tutorials! Here's the ripple blanket she has completed. Isn't it beautiful? She recently posted the how-to for this and I've posted my attempt above. It took me three tries, but I really love it. I'm thinking of doing a cotton blanket/throw in the colors of this sweater of SuperBoy's.

The colors don't do it justice in the pic.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Need Some Rocks?

A couple of days ago, the kiddos and I went out in search of rocks. I wanted to get them from a couple of local creeks, but it seems everyone and their brother's family was out fishing. (Apparently, the DNR had stocked the streams with large trout the same morning.) So, the kiddos and I went up the base of a local mountain near a trail head entrance and scored some rocks. Here are a few pics from our adventure. Warning: some of the pics are messed up and I'm really not sure why. Enjoy!

I really wanted to get a good shot of this house, but had a hard time stopping and leaning over as it was, since we were on a 55mph two-lane road. :)