Posted by: sheenastrain | September 21, 2009

From my Garden

These are Dahlias and Roses from my garden, the vase is Highland Stoneware.


Posted by: sheenastrain | September 19, 2009

Birthday Boy

Here are some photo’s of his 5th birthday last week. We had no party this time and instead complied with his list of requests which included lunch at Macdonalds, a trip to the soft play area and finally a pinata.



Posted by: sheenastrain | August 23, 2009

At the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge

We visited here a last week and enjoyed watching all kinds of wildlife. In the photos below you can see an aligator, a Cypress swamp, a swallowtail butterfly, (we think it’s a spicebush swallowtail) and a spiders web.
We also saw plenty of egrets, herons and woodpecker holes in the pinetrees.

Mr Aligator




Posted by: sheenastrain | August 14, 2009

A mouse in the Kitchen

David saw a mouse in the kitchen tonight, unfortunately for me he wasn’t washing the dishes whilst listening to NPR.

We’ve put out some poison but he’s probably not hungry as I’m sure there’s enough food scraps under the fridge to keep him and his friends well fed for at least a year.

Posted by: sheenastrain | August 14, 2009

Around the interweb

  • This guy must be the King of ground squirrels.
  • No spoilers, but a little bit of information on Season 8 of 24
  • Are you twittering your life away? Alas, you’re not the only one.
  • Apparently the UK’s health service is “Evil and Orwellian” . It’s not a description of the NHS that I recognise, but no matter, why bother finding out the truth when you could continue with the same old histrionics instead?
Posted by: sheenastrain | August 14, 2009

Spinybacked spider in my garden

spiny spider

I spotted this strange critter in my garden recently, after a bit of googling I discovered that it’s a Spinybacked orb spider. it’s tiny, less than 1cm across and harmless.

Posted by: sheenastrain | August 8, 2009

Aerial view of our house

David got to go flying with Austin this week, he took these great photos of our town.

aerial view

A view of the downtown area. On the bottom left of the page you can see the Methodist church which faces on to Main Street and opposite to the YMCA. Main Street Presbyterian Church is on the corner of 7th Street and Main, our house is behind it and First Baptist church is on the next block. Towards the top left of the picture you can just make out the tower on the County Court House.


That’s our house inbetween the church and the white house.

Posted by: sheenastrain | August 7, 2009

My husband, the poet

I had no idea my husband was a poet, but I’ve always know he’s a right brained kind of guy. Here’s an old poem of his, though it’s new to me.

Posted by: sheenastrain | August 7, 2009

Seven Things


In response to Cath’s request for seven things that I like, here’s my list.

1. Pat Berry’s pound cake
2. Destin, Florida
3. The West Coast of Scotland
4. Skype
5. Tinkering in my garden, though not at the height of summer.
6. Iced Tea with mint and lemon
7. Hummingbirds at the back door (I love these little birds!)

Posted by: sheenastrain | August 4, 2009

Last holiday pictures

We’re back now after clocking up over 2000 miles, tired too and with a ton of housework to do before school starts tommorow. Here are some random pictures from our last few days in and around Savannah.


Joel with his friend Millie Van Puffelen.


On the beach at Hilton Head, SC


The Olde Pink House, Savannah.


Spanish moss on live oak trees.


Independent Presbyterian Church, Savannah

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