I've taken so many pictures over the past week I don't know where to begin.
If you would like to see the girls in their Easter finery, go to my Flickr home page and check them out.
Yesterday, aside from being Easter, was also Rita's (Swamette's) birthday.
Since I have become a beading fool I thought I would make her a neat, eclectic necklace:
There are charms for both the girls, with their birthstones, and an "R", and I also made all the other charms by hand, thank you very much.
I have been meaning to post about our last day visiting with Trixie, but the flood and all that got in the way...
Lorelei and Vivi got to spend time together, and they helped Trixie's Mom make noodles from scratch:
There was so much cuteness, I could hardly stand it.
If Alaska were closer, these two would be very good friends. Why is Alaska so far away, I ask?
Trixie's Mom lives in a condo on a nice big lake, and it was amazing how many species it was attracting, given that this was a residential area:
Buffleheads! And not a mile away on the other side of a vast expanse of water. They were right there.
A female belted kingfisher was scouting the area, too. Has anyone, anywhere, EVER gotten a good picture of a kingfisher????
And a fine array of ring-necked ducks...this one was about to take a nap. Look at that amber eye. You don't get to see that when they are a mile away across a vast expanse of water.
Finally, a moment of repose for Nellie:
That's a lot of dog to turn upside down....
And the lip is always loose and flappy. That's required.