Saturday, August 1, 2009

1 Aug., 2009 -- Long trip from Iowa

Fonda's pictures... LAD visited with G'pa Airplane in Marshall.
G'pa was loading the Ag Truck for Roland. Randy's in Iowa now.
Two operations going.

Lineville, MO/IA state line.

Friday, July 31, 2009

31 July, 2009 -- Cool July

Been buried in the red clay down by the runway.

Maggie & furry friend getting ready to fly back to Michigan with G'pa Bill.
Bye bye G'ma Sherry.

Maggie loves the kitties, especially Big-Ole-Briggs.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

30 July, 2009 -- Rainy day #3

RV6 enroute from OSH to TX, forced down by low clouds this morning.
They went to lunch while the sky cleared.

Clearing skies at sundown... incoming! Scott M in his rented 140.
Lookie, there's the moon! Blue sky!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

29 July, 2009 -- July? It's July? JULY?

Texans heading for OSHkosh Airventure 2009. Gloomy weather but not raining yet.

Rain, cool, rain, cool... it's not really July. Well, only for a couple more days.

Rescue mission... I heard Smudge in the office, meowing & growling,
his way of warning "it's MINE, whatever it is, and whoever you are!"
"Sorry, Smudge, you can't keep it".

Meanwhile, Briggs was stalking three grown bunnies up at Ben's hangar.
Just watching...
I saw him lurking in the grass as I went to the mailbox.

Hmmm, I need a piece of red sheet metal to fix the flag on the mailbox...
and while I was at the mailbox, in flew this shiny red piece of sheet metal...
It's exactly the right color! And the timing is impeccable! (No, I didn't.)

Tonight the thunderstorms are training through the area... rain heavy, then not, then lightning & thunder, then a little rain, then a lot... following 60 hwy, unusual. But I have this huge roof overhanging the Suburban... and a huge roof over the hangar and the two Cherokees... so let it rain!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

28 July, 2009 -- OSH traffic on the way home already

Heading for Houston, TX. Nice RV6 came in this morning, fog was
lifting, but not as much as I would have liked.

The sky progressed to clear, then the little thunderstorms moved
back in for the afternoon.

Monday, July 27, 2009

27 July, 2009 -- I found it

Tomato hornworm, hiding in the depths, nibbling away.

Pflatt-girl showed up this afternoon, begging for a cat-food snack.
She ate a few pieces, then lumbered off to hide in the wet grass.
What a life, free food, camping out every night; we could be at OSHkosh camping out...

Of course, it could be raining on our campground... as it is doing at OSH.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

26 July, 2009 -- Skipper, not the airplane

Variety of butterfly, SACHEM, member of the skippers. Common in summer and fall.
Atalopedes campestris huron. Remember that.

Still no OSHkosh traffic... Airventure 2009 begins tomorrow, Monday, so I probably won't see any planes until the end of the week, when folks start heading home. Saw on the radar that Wisconsin was having rain all day, so that may have something to do with light traffic. A few planes went over in that direction, but nobody stopped to see me.
John went joyriding to Marshall, this morning. Then Bill & Laurie took off for home in Michigan. Spectacular day to be flying!