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Toad races that is…
The Three Caballeros are out of the gate…
Big Daddy takes the lead, the Middle Man is second and Wrong-way Jones is… going the wrong way!
Hopping to the finish line…Big Daddy is still in the lead!
And the winner is…Big Daddy! And he’s going over the wall and into the stands to meet his fans!
Tune in next week for another exciting night at the races -if we can find some more toads!
Wet Weekend In The Smoky Mountains
Rain showers and thunderstorms are forecast for the Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas through Sunday, August 30. Moderate to heavy rain is likely and some flooding is possible.
Bring a raincoat!
Blessings and safe traveling,
Show Us Your Rooster Blog Party
Welcome all you Rooster Party people!
Hope ya’ll enjoy my roosters.
Woodburning by my friend Frances.
Rojo and hens
He definitely rules the roost!
Mr Fancy –Rojo doesn’t care too much for him.
Papa Bantey (or banty, bantie –pronounced with a long a)
The largest denomination of United States currency ever printed is the $100,000 bill.
It takes a large Orb Weaver spider about 45 minutes to spin a web.
At almost 42 years old, Mommy (that’s me!) can still do the bear walk -but not a head stand. (We won’t even go into cartwheels –tried that at 31 and threw my back out.)
Peppers get hotter when they’re roasted!
A fox’s bark sounds like a cross between a coyote and a wild turkey.
Chickens can lay different shaped eggs! We’ve found tiny ones the size of a pea and big ones the size of a turkey egg (that had to hurt), but this is a first:
We’ve been walking in the woods again…most of the flowers are gone, but there are plenty of mushrooms in all different shapes, sizes and colors!
These were the biggest mushrooms we’ve seen this year –the size of dinner plates!
Something was hungry!
We usually see these shelf-type mushrooms growing on logs, but these came out of the ground.
This one is the same type as the one above, but it looks like it’s eating a walnut.
Coral in the woods.
And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
Genesis 9: 12-17
There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise:
The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;
The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;
The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces.
Here are some photos of mushrooms we found this month; I tried to identify them, but most of them weren’t in my book –it’s time for a better field guide!
These were growing in clumps on a downed oak tree.
These are 1 to 1 1/2 inches tall, coming up through moss -they were the only two that we saw.
Possibly –Coriolus Versicolor (bracket fungus, Turkey Tail)
This one was on a chunk of either cherry or oak.
We found several of these, here and there, in our turn-around.
Daniel called these “bowl mushrooms”, also growing on dead wood.
Possibly –A species of Mycena (Elf Cap)
We have several colonies of these tiny mushrooms, they come up around old oak stumps.
We found these on a dry mountainside, just below a wild blueberry patch.
Hope you all enjoyed these.
These are some little critters we ran across yesterday.
Mr. Toad –just hoppin’ around.
Baby Spiders –a whole nest of them on one of my blueberry bushes.
Sssssneaky Snake –hiding in a small tree about 2 feet off the ground.
Toads and spiders and snakes…oh my!
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