Far Side's Attic and Woodshed

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Heros Welcome

Last night my Dad returned home on the WDAY Honor Flight from Washington DC.   My other baby brother was his escort.

Some of us went to the airport to welcome him back.  Far Guy, my Mom, my sister in law (She who sees Robins first), Cousin Art, my niece Stacey, my niece Megan and nephew Frank, and five of my great nieces and nephews oh ya and me.

It was a wonderful welcome, a band played and there were signs and flags.

These beautiful girls with their signs.  Anna, Hailey and Olivia.

Anna ,Hailey and Livie

Teddy and a flag

One of the littlest  flag wavers, Teddy.

Baby Kelly

Kelly who is just three months old.

We were anxious to see them and welcome them back.  We felt honored to be there to help with a Heros Welcome.

I will write more about the Honor Flight in the next few days.

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Monday, May 23, 2016


The Trillium are in full bloom.  There are areas in Northern Minnesota where they brighten the forest this time of year.  We have a few in our area.

Trillium near Lake George

We saw them up near Lake George.  They had city wide garage sales last Friday.  Far Guy didn’t buy a thing and me well I bought more glass for flowers.

Trillium in our yard

Trillium grandiflorum

When we got home we checked out our Trillium and sure enough she was blooming….just one plant and one bloom.  The seeds are said to be dispersed by insects…maybe someday we will have more plants.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Another one turns Seventeen

Well you cannot stop them from growing or turning older.

Today Noah turns 17.  How did that happen so fast?


This is the photo I put on his birthday card.

Uffda, so tall and so handsome!

Noah August 1999

Look at that smile!  It seems like yesterday, but this photo was taken in August of 1999.

Noah and GRandpa July 1999

Noah and Grandpa having a serious talk about “man” stuff. I know you have probably seen this photo before but it is one of my favorites!

We had a lot to learn.  About boys…Noah is our first Grandson…and since we only had girls ouselves and we made it through three granddaughters…boys were/are a bit different than girls.  Easier…much easier.  Just my opinion.  Quieter too. 

Noah is 17

Happy 17th Birthday Noah!

I took this photo yesterday. We helped to celebrate his birthday a day early!

Noah, You are one of the kindest people I know.  Responsible could have been your middle name.  You are a wonderful gentleman and it is a pleasure to be your Grandmother.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016


No luck with Bluebirds…yet.  I never give up hope. However there are a few other blue visitors to our yard.

Blue Jay

A Blue Jay must be passing through.  We only see them occasionally during the winter.  When he comes into the yard all the other birds leave.

Indigo Bunting May 20 2016

And a sweet little Indigo Bunting…he likes the suet feeder.  He has been here a few days, flying in and out of the yard.  I wish he would stay…but I am certain he will move on. 

Last night was a beautiful evening to sit outside and watch birds.  There was no wind! No bugs…and about 67F or 19C eh!

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Busy days

This time of year the projects seem to stack up.  We mowed the lawn one day this week.  We had heard on the news to let some Dandelions remain unmowed for the honey bees.  We have more than plenty of dandys to share.

So what did I accomplish this week?  I worked on some more glass flowers.  I helped Far Guy with a few wood carving painting projects.  I spring cleaned some more cupboards in the kitchen… I am about 1/3 done.  Not much to show for the week…but I was busy all week. 

One night on our evening rides we heard a baby bird just having a fit.

Noisy neighbor bird

A unknown baby bird with orange feet at the neighbors.

We are enjoying watching the Hummers coming and going from our feeder.

Hummer May 19

My feeder is made of red glass, the liquid inside is clear sugar water.

The Baltimore Orioles found our Oriole feeder yesterday, I waited for them to return, got sleepy sitting in the sun and had to have a nap. Busy days…

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