I rented a lot at the Mississippi River where I could put a camper. I have been getting it ready for the camping season. I have to get all services installed and hooked up. It has been dry all winter except for a few snows and ice storms. Now that I'm working on getting the elect.in it is a sea of mud. I'm right off the River and have seen Eagles and Pelicans when I've been down there working. The River is still down which is good, hoping for a little rain but not any floods. Here are a couple of pictures I took there!
Hi Joyce, I haven't been on much this tear either. It was so hot this summer my garden has suffered. I saw butterflies but not in my garden. They stayed in the cool of some hollows near here. Right now I've been chasing Eagles. Not as much fun as flowers and butterflies. I've been thinking of you and Ron the last couple of weeks wishing I was enjoying your garden as we did last April! I had such a great time, Thank You both.
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