Thursday, August 28, 2008

8-21 to 8-27 2008 in pictures

100_7702 Barry killed the grass around our house and we were tracking in dead grass like crazy, so Don pickup this piece of outdoor rug at Home Depot.  Much better.


Don decided we needed to get out of the house and go to Table Rock Lake for a while.  It was so nice down by the water... several degrees cooler even though the temperature was in the high 80's. Here Don rinses his feet in the water.

100_7707 They've sure let a lot of water through the dam since we were last here.  Last time we were here, this was all underwater, as you can tell by the picture of Don ... water line is way up in the trees.  Don soaking up some rays.


The next two pictures are for our Louisiana friends.  We sure are missing Jimmy and Lucy.  They'll be back in about 10 days.  Do you see the crawfish?  He sure blends in with the rocks under water.100_7712 100_7713


Click on this artsy picture to enlarge it and get the full effect of the dead tree and the fluffy clouds behind.  That's the Chateau by the Lake in the bottom right part of the pic.100_7720

Many of the trees will be showing signs of drowning such as this one.  The dying red leaves in the sun did make for a pretty picture, though.


Boats traveling across the lake making waves, the sound of which was very relaxing as they hit the rocks along the shoreline.


100_7724We decided to leave the shore and take a walk down the trail through the woods when we saw this beautiful black and blue butterfly.


While walking around the park yesterday, there are still flowers blooming.100_7728100_7729100_7730100_7732100_7734

Finally, the dead tree behind our 'house' is coming down.   



Zane sure made me nervous up in that dead tree with a chain saw. 100_7736 Don and Barry watching Operation Dead Tree Removal.100_7749

They got the worst part down one limb at a time.  That's our 5er behind.100_7753 100_7756Do you think it was dead???  Even though some of the limbs had green leaves, it was only a matter of time before the outer edges of the trunk would rot because of rain and insects.100_7757  Well, it's Thursday night.  (I didn't take any pictures today.)  Don went to the prayer lunch with Dennis today and I did the laundry, wrote recap of our Bible Study last night (read Adonai next post) and listened to Paul Wilbur CD all afternoon.  Love it.  Yesterday, the park was almost empty.  Today there are rigs everywhere.  Sure glad they got that tree down when they did.  And we're happy to see people in the park again.  The Southern Gospel Music Festival started today at Silver Dollar City... that's the reason for increased population here.

Mama Trudy is back home in Norman after spending a couple of weeks in Georgia with my brother, Jon.  She had a good visit and is praying about moving there.  It would be good for her and Jon to spend time together.  They haven't been able to do that since he left home after graduation forty-five years ago. Yikes!  He's been on the mission field abroad and she's lived within an hour of me all those years.  I loved being close to her, but I'm not going to be selfish.  Like Don says, with Mama being in Georgia we're sure God will open a door for us closer to her.  (From our mouth to His ears.)

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