Sunday, February 5, 2012

Giveaway's and then some!

Hey! The PFATT group is having a Valentine's Day giveaway! Whoo Hoo!
I'm contributing a miniature bunny, and I know there will be several other fun pieces from our members 
and we'd love to have you come and join in the fun! :-)

Oh my goodness! Where does the time go?
I know it's been a while since I've posted anything. Holidays and all that, plus I traveled up 
to Oregon to visit my Dad for his birthday and was gone a while for that.

You never know about the weather up there this time of year and look
what greeted me the first morning...

Lovely, silent snow!
I know many of you out there have had your fill of snow, but
for a Southern California gal it was a fun surprise!

Beautiful to see, but too chilly to really be outside
trying to take any photos.

It was much more comfy to sit and enjoy the little Hummers through the big picture window.

We had homemade lemon cake and Southern Chess Pie
for my Dad's birthday! Very yummy!

After the snow, came the rain, and lots of it. So much so, 
that it flooded the little nearby
town of Turner, Oregon. 
We were able to drive around a bit the next day and you could 
see where the rivers were still overflowing their banks.

I spotted this fellow on an embankment, enjoying the extra damp.

A Nutria!
Their name sounds more like a food bar than an animal
but it actually means, "mouse beaver".

They look like a cross between a beaver and a large rat. They're no
lightweights and can weigh up to 20lbs! They were
 imported from South America, and have now set up residence in many places
across North America. 

I had a lovely visit and look what I woke up to on my last day.

Before my trip I'd misplaced my camera's battery charger. Oh poo.
I ordered one sent up to my Dad's and I guess the camera goblins were not appeased ,
because the new one didn't work! Phooey!
I'm sure the misplaced charger will magically appear once I buy another one. lol

After I returned from my trip I unfortunately had a little call into the Paramedics.
It seems the bottom fell out of my Magnesium. Muscle spasm's galore, and no fun I can tell you!
But, that's another story and I'm on the mend, so.....
that's the scoop for now. :-)


Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Oh my, send some snow my way please. We have had a near snowless winter. LOVE the little hummy, send some of those too, I miss them:) Sounds like you had a nice visit.

Leah said...

Oh! Such pretty snow! The kids were hoping to see some while at their house, but no such luck. Bummer! Glad you are feeling better!