This past weekend a co-worker of mine attended our local Four Flags Ceremony in Heritage Park, Crescent Park. It's always a wonderful ceremony. The photo above it one that he took and we used for our FB Pages at work.
Another photo that wasn't taken by me is this one of Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies. It was taken by the family of Melissa Swanson Braley. Click on her name to visit the Caring Bridge Site for her. 2 days ago you will see the story of the Butterflies. I cannot get over this story! Unfortunately, Melissa lost her battle with cancer over the weekend. You may have read mentions of the fundraiser we were doing with our Wildtree Stuff for her to raise funds for her treatment. We are still raising fund for her family to help pay the medical bills as well as donate money towards her 2 young girls she left behind. She was only 33 years old. This weekend we will attend her service. CANCER SUCKS! Too many people are struggling with it and it's devastation is NOT slowing down! I was chatting with Opal about this on her blog earlier today. Each day - it scares me more and more! It seems each day I hear YET ANOTHER person with cancer regardless of who they are, what they do, how they try to prevent it. If you or someone you know would like to contribute to the Wildtree Fundraiser for Melissa Swanson Braley - CLICK HERE.
They also have a wonderful dog that roams the grounds! I didn't get a photo of her but she was awesome. I took a break and played 'fetch' with her for a while.
Next time we visit there the weather will be MUCH better! And I hope to get some better photos of the water past the "green" on the other side of their building. It's beautiful!
Sunday and Monday my husband and I spent some time in the woods. His family owns over 100 acres. There are several branches of the family that camp there on occasion as well as other branches of the family who live full-time on the same road as the camp! Here are some of the generations of the family as well as the greenery of the land. You can see some campers, 4-wheelers, a campfire pit, picnic tables, and many people scattered throughout. It was chilly but fun. A few people bring their dogs up, too! We brought Sammy up when he was alive but I don't think our 3 now would handle all of the activity - they are pretty low-key!Here's one of Wendy's Dogs. She has 'twins' and they are gorgeous! Wendy is Dale's Cousin. There was so much that took place this past weekend and I took LOTS of photos! I have LOTS more to share with you, too, but the posts will be long so I will leave it here, for now. In the meantime...how was your weekend? Do anything special? Take any photos? How was your weather? Anyone specific you want to remember - feel free to do so in comments - too! Thanks for stopping by! More coming soon!