This post will cover an assortment of pictures and life updates that haven't been mentioned here since I've cut way back on my blogging.
I'm going to begin with my oldest great-nephew, Curtis. The last time I posted anything about Curtis was in 2015, when he graduated from high school. That's largely because, with his involvement with college and the activities that go along with that period in the life of a young adult, I didn't see him again until his wedding last year. And now he's a daddy. I'm still trying to get my mind around that. But here are some pictures to prove the reality of it.
|Curtis & Gaby on their wedding day|
|Proud parents of newborn baby, Magnolia Thea|
|Curtis' First Father's Day as a Father|
|Gaby and her new daughter|
The next three photos are from Ouabache State Park, one each from April, May, and June.
|The Redbud trees are so glorious at the park in the spring.|
|This one was taken two and a half weeks after I'd had a total left hip replacement. Doug had fitted the walker with a footrest which allowed me to keep my feet elevated, thereby reducing the swelling.|
Ouabache State Park is home to a small herd of American buffalo, the newest member of which is this little calf, born on June 6. She has become the most popular attraction at the park...or at least the most popular attraction in the buffalo pen.
The next picture was taken alongside the street leading to our house in the retirement community where we live. It's not a great photo, but I include it because a quail is a relatively rare sighting for us. They're generally shy and not seen out in the open like this.