Pretty patterns on the wings.
Sunday, 31 July 2016
Monday, 25 July 2016
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Rusty sniffed out a couple of snake skins this past month. Here is one of them. I'm not sure what kind of snake it belongs to, but probably a garter (or garden) snake.
The skin of the snake's head.
The skin's length is longer than the actual length of the snake. It stretches when the snake is shedding it.
Skin rubbed on a stick from a woodpile.
Friday, 15 July 2016
The trio in the pine tree.
Out on a limb.
Peering out from behind the tree trunk.
Wet and bedraggled raccoons heading to the relative safety of the wood.
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
With Riaan and his South African birth certificate.
Relaxing with Mercy Ships friends Sam and Amy in Chicago.
Waiting to catch the train to downtown Chicago.
With Zakumi, the 2010 FIFA World Cup mascot, at the SA Consulate General. The 2010 World Cup was held in South Africa.
Chicago's famous Bean.
Riaan loved seeing his reflection in the Bean!
Walking across one of Chicago's canals.
The departing Metra train that dropped us back at Villa Park.
Public transport is an awesome part of big cities.
Driving back through the huge Fowler Ridge Wind Farm.
Thursday, 7 July 2016
Heading out on the pond.
Relaxing in the kayak.
View towards our barn from the pond.
Tuesday, 5 July 2016
Cast of Riaan's footprints.
Saturday, 2 July 2016
in December, and so we recently held a Thank You event at the hospital. Candace and her mom made special cookies decorated with the titles and departments of those involved, and the hospital provided a beautiful cake and fruit salad.
The cookies that Candace and her mom made.
There were medical crosses, pills, nurses hats, and bottles.
Nurses and other first responders at the Thank You function.