Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Remember these??

Our allowance was a quarter each week when I was a kid. My brother would take me to the candy store so I could get a new comic book. The store had racks and racks of them. It was sooo hard to choose which one to buy!




 Wish I had kept some of them!



Todlay's funny :o)

 H/T to Gary!


Hubby takes down two trees!

 This is our property beyond the stone wall:


 This first one was small:


 BUT...this one was NOT!








 I told him: NO MORE!!!!!!!!



Monday, May 16, 2022

Have you ever heard of......

 ......  'Weaver Ants'?

Weaver Ant Colony Sews Leaves Together for Its Nest

 For many bugs, wandering into the path of these voracious weaver ants would mean certain death. Aggressive and territorial, weaver ants would rather die than relinquish their territory. They work together to overpower, then dismember their prey. They spread out like a giant net, letting nothing escape. An established colony of weaver ants can hunt down millions of victims each year.


More info here:




Today's funny :o)

 H/T to Donna!


Quiet weekend....

 Just hung out in Coopville doing yard work and planting

 Tomatoes and peppers:


 The iris is starting to pop:


 The blackberries are doing good! Planted potatoes in there too:


 Lots of new growth on the trees:



 Benji and Chipper enjoying the mowed grass:



 Seedlings starting to sprout!




Friday, May 13, 2022

Friday Night Steam

 H/T to Terry for sending!!!!

Let's visit a REAL roundhouse!


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We visit the Union Pacific Roundhouse in Cheyenne Wyoming to see the Heritage Fleet of Steam Locomotives including the worlds largest steam locomotive, the Big Boy, the Challenger, and Northern 844. The Union Pacific fleet also includes 5 diesel locomotives including the worlds largest diesel locomotive. 
 The Union Pacific roundhouse, turntable and machine shop are located in the west-central portion of the Union Pacific rail yards in Cheyenne. The impressive stone Union Pacific Depot, constructed in 1886, with its 118-foot high clock tower is located only a short distance to the northeast of the roundhouse and dominates the skyline in that direction. The machine shop, a large rectangular-shaped brick building was constructed in 1919 and represents another early component of the rail facilities. The roundhouse was constructed in 1931 and is a massive wedge-shaped brick building with a three-tiered roof. The 126-foot diameter continuous span type turntable and control house were constructed in 1941 and replaced a smaller turntable dating from 1911. The turntable has a rail-embedded circular concrete apron and is considered an integral component of the roundhouse facility. The Union Pacific roundhouse, turntable, and machine shop are historically significant due to their unique engineering attributes designed for a single function, the maintenance and storage of steam locomotives. The structures are also significant due to their relationship to the continued development of the first transcontinental railroad and its effect on the formation and growth of Cheyenne and the Territory and State of Wyoming.

The roundhouse, turntable and machine shop are open for tours only once a year during Depot Days, which is held the third weekend of May.


Today's funny :o)

 H/T to Terry!


Ahhhh! Spring

 The dogwood is in full bloom:

 Such a pretty tree this year! The tall one in back of it will be cut down - it's loaded with bugs:


 Lots of ants trying to open the peonies:


 The mountain pinks are starting to bloom, too:


 Chipper and Benji:


 Our mountain views are gone until the Fall when the leaves fall off the trees: