21 July 2010

Wild raspberries...

The wild raspberries are ripe and ready for picking in our woods! I picked a bowl full on Saturday and we're still enjoying them. On waffles or by the spoonful they're tangy and sweet and just fun to eat. (Hey, that sort of rhymed!)

It's kind of fun to climb over the fence and wade into the waist high prickly raspberry canes to hunt for the elusive berries. They really are effectively hidden under the leaves, so you really have to work at finding enough of the tiny berries to fill a bowl, but it's worth it. Homer the dog accompanied me on my expedition and every few minutes I'd hear a rustle in the underbrush and find that he was sitting close behind me. I think he's scared of the woods!

While looking for an appropriate photo to accompany this post I found this delightful painting by artist Delilah Smith. Please visit her blog called "Painting of the Day" and enjoy her other paintings. You'll be glad you did!

15 July 2010

Almost finished with summer classes!

Just 3 weeks of Introductory Algebra left and that's it for summer classes. From August 6-22 I'm off and I hope to get down to Texas to visit my folks!

Beginning August 23 fall classes will include Developmental Psychology, Nature Writers, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Fundamentals of Chemistry, Computer Fundamentals and Home Health Aide. It should be quite challenging for an older gal like myself. I'm hoping to get my study area organized and have a real desk. I only drive to Wadena two days per week and the rest of my classes are online.

I know; exciting post! LOL! Just wanted to put something down so they don't delete my blog!!

I took a 3 mile walk and enjoyed the sunshine and greenery. I have a lot of Algebra homework over the weekend, so I'm trying to do some each day and also get in some outdoor time and exercise. I really need it!

Might visit some of my bloggy neighbors now. See ya later!