Thursday, July 29, 2010

Maybe NOT the best way to pick apples

This apple tree in the back pasture where the cows had been for the last few months has been eaten down to the nub. They love apples.
Caught Chyann using Casper as a ladder to reach the upper branches.
She was almost in a standing position when he decided enough of this crap and took off.
No injuries thankfully.

We did have some serious storms on Tuesday night!

Another inch and a half of rain with strong winds too.

Had an uninvited pool visitor also.

I just got done mowing and you can see all the grass bits that flew into the pool.

Out you go.

Colton and his buddies have collectively agreed not to swim in the area rivers.
Thank you son.
He was telling us that he met one of the gals that was swimming with the kid that recently drown in Lake Wissota and she, plus a bunch of others, were diving down to try and find him and she thinks she grabbed his arm and couldn't bring him up - maybe he was stuck on something she said - She had to let go of him to get air then couldn't find him again.
How terrible for her.

Two of his other friends were in a car accident too.
They will be alright, thankfully.

We had a good talk about how fragile life is.
I think he is getting the picture.

It's okay to have fun, but be aware that anything can happen, right?


crochet lady said...

Yep, that looks like a risky way to pick apples.

I bet you heaved a big sigh of relief to hear Colton say that.

tainterturtles said...

I'm so glad you had a good talk with Colton. Isn't it scary with teenagers? This has been quite the summer for young adult deaths. Drinking, driving and water seems to be the hot topic this summer with our youth. My heart goes out to all those parents who lost a child.

PAK ART said...

Oh I'm so glad Colton had that talk with you. It's so nice when they decide on their own not to do something dangerous. Then you know they mean it more then when they grudgingly agree because Mom said to. How sad for his friend. She will be haunted by that for years probably.