Thursday, December 31, 2015

Last Post of 2015

I had planned (rather loosely) to do a retrospective of 
our year on this last night... but to tell the truth, 
I did not have time. 

I also want to just say that Keith and I hope that everyone has had a 
good year this year... and is looking forward to 2016, as we are. 

We are blessed to come through the year, despite illness and the 
loss of my brother, with a sense of happiness and 

Here, then, are some pictures from today, to end our year. 

We had our two closest grands last night again, Jax and Paiton. 

Here they have "kitty whisker" hot chocolate mustaches. 

We went to a movie this afternoon in Leavenworth, 
"The Road Chip".  Grandma laughed her head off, and 
yes, the kids liked it, too.  Highly recommend for families to see. 

Yes, we walked, after we dropped the kids off.  You see that there have been several 
walking at the park... but those are Jester's prints on the left, from the last two days. 

It was almost 40 degrees when we walked today, a heat wave! 

On the way home (over some icy roads!) I had the camera out. 

More geese... we recycled on the way to the movie. 

You will have to take my word this is a covey of quail. 

I was so happy to see them. 

Not one picture came out!  

That is the clearest... I was just a little too far up road of them, and could not shoot them very well with the camera.  

They all flew across finally, after fighting amongst themselves, believe it or not. 

And into the woods, where they quickly disappeared from view. 

(If you look directly in the middle, you will see the back of one walking away) 

This was the next thing we saw.. that's a farm sign on the right. 

All summer long, I showed you three deer off and on, that I took along this road. 
In fact, the farm sign in the above picture with the cat is the farm with the beautiful lane where I took their pictures several times.  I was so surprised to see them out in the field tonight. 

And look who was just behind them to the left! 

There they are, a little closer!  

And my favorite little pond and cattle herd were the next things on the road, it was nice 
to know they were sharing their space with the wildings. 

Jester, Jax (who had just had his face licked all over!), Paiton and Lilly join with 
Keith and me in wishing you a safe night, and a 
prosperous and happy New 2016... we are so grateful for your 
comments and your wonderful blogs, and we are so glad 
you are our friends. 


  1. As always, I enjoy your photos. I hope you and the family have a great new year.

  2. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, prosperous new year.

    Keep those great photos coming!

  3. Beautiful memories Mary Ann!! And beautiful photos!
    Happy New Years
    tweedles and moms

  4. A very Happy New Year to you and yours from my house !

  5. Wishing you and yours good health and much joy in 2016!

  6. Happy New Year to you and Keith. I think quail are the hardest birds to catch in a photo.

  7. What a wonderful post. Came by to bring you Extra fresh Pawkisses for a Happy and Healthy New Year :) <3

  8. I haven't heard of that movie. I will have to check it out. We love seeing quail.


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