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Spring gardening

Every year, we weed and replant around our lilac bush. This year it was our big weekend project!

We turned one side into a memorial garden…”No longer by my side but forever in my heart”. Bolo and Indy being most recently lost, but this is for all our critters who have, as a friend of ours likes to say, made their transition into what is next.

The other side is a small herb garden.

Catesby Trillium

What started as one little plant has grown into quite a big clump this year.

Catesby Trillium (Trillium catesbaei) is a spring ephemeral plant that is native to Georgia. This perennial is one of 20 trillium species native to Georgia.

Happy spring!

Yesterday was the first day of spring and Mary is so happy to say goodbye to winter.

It has been very rainy here in Georgia, lakes are overflowing and there have been several flooding watches issued recently. Thankfully the last few weekends have had some sunshine break through the clouds.

We took advantage of the good weather by visiting the nearby local botanical garden Gibbs Garden. They have over 20 million daffodils which bloom over 6-weeks.

And we were able to go see the cars that showed up for the March PoBoys Cruise-In.

Hope there is more good weather in everyone’s future!

It’s already March!

2018 has been non-stop for us. We closed out 2017 and rang in the New Year down in Ecuador (South America). We took lots of pictures and it is taking us a while to sort through them.

Of course we don’t stay home much, which slows down the process of sorting and posting our pictures…but that’s not a bad thing.

Already this year, Pete’s been to a car show or two: https://clukey.smugmug.com/Through-The-Years/2018/NPD-Mustang-and-Ford-Show

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And we’ve been serenaded by Elvis, check out our Valentines Day dinner photos: https://clukey.smugmug.com/Through-The-Years/2018/Valentines-Day-with-Elvis/

We rocked out with the Rush tribute band, RushHour: https://clukey.smugmug.com/Through-The-Years/2018/Rush-Hour-Concert

And things got a little weird, when we celebrated Pete’s birthday by going to see the legendary guitarist, John 5: https://clukey.smugmug.com/Through-The-Years/2018/John-5-Concert

Soon we will be off on another adventure…stay tune for the photos!

We had a visitor tonight


It’s an Eatern Hercules Beetle.  And he was big and mighty!

The countdown begins….

We have begun preparations for our next Windjammer adventure….

Back in 2006, we were late to the party. Both the WJBC sailing days and the movie night onboard the S/V Mandalay. That night we had gone ashore for a lobster dinner at Foxy’s. Approaching the ship via the launch, we could see an old sail being used as a movie screen and the movie was Captain Ron.   

Thus began a tradition for us. Each year as we plan our migration to the Caribbean, El Caribe, we prepare for “the land of voodoo, hoodoo, and all kinda weird $#!&” by sitting back, drinking a cold one, and watching that movie. Last weekend we checked this off our list…the countdown continues.

Good Times

Had so much fun yesterday at my friends birthday party!

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Songs From St. Somewhere Tour – Jimmy Buffett Atlanta

This past Tuesday, we played hookie from work and phlocked to Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood to spend the afternoon tailgating with a few new friends.  The gates to the parking lot opened at noon for a concert that didn’t begin until 8pm… there was a lot of fun going on that afternoon… and we took pictures (so I hope if we caught you in photos, you told your boss where you were).

Our photos:  http://clukey.phanfare.com/6047755

 

The set list that Jimmy played in Atlanta is listed below:

1. Kinja (St. Somewhere version)

2. Landfall

3. Boat Drinks

4. Weather With You

5. Morris’ Nightmare (2013 version)

6. Ringling, Ringling

7. Come Monday

8. Something About a Boat

9. Son of a Son of a Sailor

10. Jamaica Mistaica

11. Too Drunk to Karaoke

12. Cheeseburger in Paradise

Acoustic set:

13. La Vie Dansante

14. Useless and Important Information

15. Volcano

16. Southern Cross (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)

17. Cultural Infidel (featuring Nadirah Shakoor)

18. Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

19. A Pirate Looks at Forty

20. One Particular Harbour

21. Back Where I Come From (Mac McAnally cover)

22. It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere

23. All Night Long (Lionel Richie cover)

24. Fins

Encore:

25. Knee Deep (Zac Brown Band cover)

26. Bartender’s Blues (James Taylor cover)(tribute to George Jones)

27. Margaritaville (with Boat Drinks reprise)

Band Intros

28. Oldest Surfer on the Beach (gift of Mark Knopfler)

Oreo cows in Ball Ground!

There now appears to be at least two farmers raising Belted Galloways in Ball Ground.  Driving with a friend of mine to dog training and I pointed them out to her… she’s from Texas and she had never seen anything like them so I just had to post some information here for her!  So here is a link to wikipedia… (the authority on everyting!):  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belted_Galloway

Feeling the effects of the drought in Georgia.

Came home for lunch and caught a Great Blue Heron enjoying our low pond water levels and its’ easy pickin’s!

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Busted!

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