12 miles from home

Ohiophotogrl and I went on a little excursion this morning. We went to a little town close to our home called Yellow Springs. The have a field of sunflowers every year about this time. They are beautiful. We forgot to take a photo of us but here are a few from the field…

There were lots of bees which was great to see

There were even a few that haven’t bloomed yet.

The morning was a perfect time to go! Hope you all have a great rest of the week!

Where Have I Been

Sorry for disappearing on you. Ohiophotogrl and I have had some crazy times. So much so that I’ve been taking the photos and not being in them. I told her it was crazy but she insisted that I do a blog post about her crazy few weeks. First off we went to the Cincinnati Scotty Friends Convention. She dressed for every event….

She made everyone laugh and have a good time! We spent a week with some good friends! Then we got home and cleaned out the garage! We can fit a car in there now.

Then as we were cleaning the garage we heard a very loud crashing sound from the back yard

Huge tree limb fell! Crazy….Ohiophotogrl was just on her way outback when it happened. Thank God everyone was ok because we had to call someone to come get it out of the yard it was so big.

But now we are back to getting some routine in our lives. Let’s hope that happens soon! Take care and I’ll be back soon!

Wonder what we’re gonna do next?

May The Fourth Be With You

I like most Star Wars fans are celebrating May Fourth. Why your asking yourself? Because we can. How cool is it to say May the Fourth Be With You!

I met up with my friends R2D2, C3PO and Yoda for a photo! We had a great time catching up before they had to head back and help save the galaxy far far away!

Have a great day!

Wonder what we’re gonna do next?

I’m ready are you

Here in the 937 we got hit with a few inches of snow last night

It was really bad this morning, but as you can see the roads are now clear. That little spot by my nose…..it’s a resident squirrel. He came down from his nest to get the corn I left him :0)

I am so ready for spring! I ordered some seeds for the garden and they came in the mail yesterday!

This isn’t everything I’m gonna plant but a variety of the things I want to grow. Do you have a Garden? What do you like to plant in your garden? Stay tuned as it gets closer to spring, we will be getting the garden ready and even planting some starters ahead of time! I love to garden! This year we ordered heirloom seeds from http://www.rareseeds.com no gmos. We will be sharing more about this as time goes on!

Wonder what we’re gonna do next?

Can bubbles freeze

Ohiophotogrl and I have been watching people blow bubbles when it’s really cold out side. Some of the photos are really neat! We thought we would give it a try.

First we mixed our solution.

We used:

1 cup of water

1/4 Cup Of Dawn dish soap

1/8 cup of Karo corn syrup (the clear kind)

Mixed it all up and then let it set on the counter for half an hour. We wanted it wall to be at the same temperature.

Then it was time to test our bubbles. There was very little wind. This is very important to know. Wind will burst our bubbles. It also has to be below 15 degrees. We waited till it was 12 degrees outside. We went on the back porch and turned on our porch light. There is a trash can by the back door so that’s where we aimed the bubbles.

Several bubbles landed and after 3-4 minutes this is what we got

Kinda looks like a doggie if you look in the bubble. We got frozen lines in there but no real cool patterns. The wind started to pick up which causes the bubbles to do this….

It was a fun experiment! Wonder what we’re gonna do next?

Happy Holidays

Woke up to some snow today. First White Christmas we have had in many years!

Got all bundled up and spent just a little time outside. It was really cold here in the 937. I forgot to share that I learned to wrap presents this year

I’m not great at it yet but Ohiophotogrl says I’ll get better at it.

Hope you all had very relaxing and holiday season. We did. Spent some time with family and begged out. Was a great few days off but I myself am ready for life to get back to normal! I mean I have adventures to take!

Wonder what we’re gonna do next?

An Eclipes

Today where I live we had a partial eclipse.


I got some special glasses so I could watch and we made some pinhole boxes to look at the eclipse. 

How did the boxes work…


You need a box, some aluminum foil and some tape! You cut two holes on the top. One to look through and one to put aluminum foil on. You take a needle and put a small hole in the aluminum foil. Tape it on and there ya go. Here is a few shots that we got.




It was a lot of fun to watch this. Here is Ohiophotogrl and I enjoying our time


NASA of course got some better shots 


But what ever you do don’t look directly at the sun. We don’t want to hear any stories of anyone burning there retina.  We love science! 

Wonder what we’re gonna do next?

Walking the beach

As Ohiophotogrl and I were walking the beach we came across a few of these holes. I was pointing this out to Ohiophotogrl when something popped out of the whole.


It was a crab! After my experience earlier in the week I decided to stay clear of him. I’m pretty sure he was just as scared of me as I was of him. There was lots of animal life along the beach.


Did I mention I love the beach!

Wonder what we’re gonna do next?

Wow that was close

Made it back to the water just in time. I was afraid I was going to stay a crab for ever.  Lucky for me the ocean water changed me back. 

After some beach time I collected a few shells


I think I could live on the beach :0) after I collected my shells I went back to the room for a nice long nap!

After I watch a little tv of course :0)

Wonder what we’re gonna do tomorrow?

The water can change you

I spent a lot of time on the beach last week with Ohiophotogrl! We spent a lot of time walking and taking photos. After a few days of enjoying the beachs of Sanibel we went over to Fort Meyers. We went out on the beach there and I started to not feel so well. I walked over to a bench and sat down for a few minutes while Ohiophotogrl went to get me some water. When she came back she had a strange look on her face. It appears I had been bitten by something and started to change…


She rushed me inside so I could look in the mirror


OMG I was turning into a crab. The waitress at the place we stopped for lunch pointed out a sign that we hadn’t seen in the Island anywhere else….


She assured Ohiophotogrl that this happens to potatos in these parts. She said all we had to do was put me back into the water and I’d be fine. This didn’t stop Ohiophotogrl from taking a few more photos though.


As we walked along we found a Restraunt called Pinchers. So I had another photo taken.


Good news is I should be back to normal tomorrow. Which leads me to my next question….wonder what we’re gonna do tomorrow?