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Besides the boring ol’ clock on the nightstand, we have a couple other choices for alarm clocks around here.




and this…

Don’t let anyone tell you different. These things go off all day long.


Oh, and having a couple of these around comes in handy.

If you don’t want to enjoy sleeping in, that is.

But some mornings I’m glad,

to get up,


open the blinds,

to see this view…


We are lucky to be surrounded by fields on 3 sides. Our wonderful farmer, neighbor had been out the previous day and night bringing in the soy beans.

I found the foggy morning view, over the empty fields to be breathtaking.

Thank you, Raoul, Tater Tot and Emma for getting me up early enough.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Around here, I find many things inside. I looked through my photos I’ve stored over the years and found some interesting ones!

I’m sometimes surprised, delighted and amused at what I find “inside”.


One of the trees out front.


Something REALLY good inside this toy.


Hmmm, I don’t remember packing Mojo…




Oh come on!


As you can tell, our little Mylee has been fitting inside whatever she can since she was a kitten. The dogs were quite confused with this one.


Last but not least – this was our cat Larry. Our Cockatiel Wilma and him would play like this for hours. It was a strange friendship. They have both since passed but, I betcha they’re still keeping themselves amused.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Yup, I’m stealing another one of my hubby’s photos.

I love the points of view he sees when he out with his camera.

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I’d also love to take some pics of him taking pics. Wonder what passers by think of some guy laying in a field or hanging in a tree?

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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So I went and Googled – What’s the difference between an ocean and a sea?

A sea is part of an ocean that is partially surrounded by land. If it is totally surrounded, then it’s called an inland sea. An ocean is a body of salt water with no boundaries and limitless volume. It’s limitless because with no boundaries, definitive quantity cannot be deduced. Between the two, the ocean is the larger of the two. Oceans are enormous when compared to any sea. The largest sea in the world is the Mediterranean with a total area of 965,000 square miles which is much smaller than the smallest ocean in the world the Arctic at 5,427,000 square miles. There are only five oceans in the world namely the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, the Southern and the Arctic while there are dozens of seas around the world. Seas being close to land are generally much shallower than oceans and therefore it is possible for plant and animal life to thrive on a sea bed because it is generally lit up by light. Ocean beds are much much deeper, and support only very basic life forms like bacteria and shrimp that feed on them in isolated parts. This is because no light reaches there and the pressure are such that marine life as we popularly conceive cannot survive. Some idea of the depth of an ocean can be had from the fact that the Pacific Ocean has an average depth of 3790 meters or 12,430 feet. The average depth of the Mediterranean Sea on the other hand is 4690 feet.

I learned something today…

…anyway, we went to Florida this year (my first time!)

We had so much fun seeing the sights and walking along the beaches.

I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite photos that pertain to the word “sea”



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Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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There’s nothing like a summer night enjoying a fire in the pit.


Sometimes you have to move closer…


Sometimes you have to back up.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Oh the memories of our late Lab “Reggie” 1993 – 2009

Always the happy “puppy”.


I remember him helping me clean out his pool.

His tail wouldn’t just wag, it would spiral.


Especially after a “fresh” roll in a cow pasture. Now that’s the definition of fresh…

…oh the memories.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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What can I say?

Truly, nature’s work at it’s finest…







Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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