1.14.2013

January on Lake Juliette

We had a very busy Saturday morning at the clinic, but still managed to close in time to take our boat out to Lake Juliette to do a little scouting and duck hunting.
 The weather this weekend was amazing. 
76 degrees at the beginning of January...I'll take it!
Even though I love the warmth, I know the importance of having a cold winter for killing bugs as pests.
By sundown the mosquitoes were out.
 Bayla rolled in a neighbor's hog pen and was covered in manure about the time we were getting ready to leave the house, so she had to stay at home in her crate.
Just Beauregard got to make this trip.
 I used my iphone to take all these pictures because it's just too nerve wracking to take my DSLR out with these two. You just never know.
 Me and Beauregard.
 I love watching these two.
Brandon adores our pets, for sure.
It was so beautiful and relaxing. I actually had time to read on my Nook. I love that thing!
 If you're from the South, the you have to know about the movie Fried Green Tomatoes.
Well, it was filmed in Juliette, Georgia, which is a little community in our county on Lake Juliette.
This is the dam they walked across in the movie.
I'll do another post on the Whistestop Cafe and other scenes.
 Most of the land surrounding Lake Juliette is protected by the WMA, so it's very picturesque and a sportsman's paradise.
 We saw several ducks: coots, loons and cormorants.
We set up and put the duck blind up and watched the sun set into dusk.
 Just as we put the blind down and we started the engine a few mallards flew by. Figures.
 What a beautiful view.
God is so generous to share His beautiful creation.
 I love the way the sky reflects off the water like a mirror.
What a great afternoon spent with my husband enjoying the work of the Creator's hands.
We came home and watched the Miss America pageant and cheered on Miss South Carolina-she was our pick.
Brandon got up and went to the clinic Sunday morning to check on our hospitalized patients while I got ready for church. 
He called to tell me that there was no way we could make it to church because both patients had chewed/pulled out their catheters somehow, so he had to repair them. Lovely.
He didn't get back home until almost noon, so we just did some yard work.
Mowed the grass, pulled weeds, trimmed the hedges, cleaned out the garage, went to the dump, watched the Falcons game, and went back to the clinic that night to check on the patients again.
It was such a beautiful weekend so we just tried to spend every moment possible outside soaking it all up because we know the cold temperatures will be back before we know it!
I hope y'all had a great weekend, too! 
 "The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork."
Psalm 19:1

6 comments:

  1. 1) Beauregard is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! Ohmyworrrrrrd!

    2) I love dogs! Wonder how one would go about volunteering at a local shelter or something? Do y'all have any suggestions?

    3) I love Fried Green Tomatoes! Can't wait for that post! How cool!

    Have a great day! :)

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    1. He is a rotten mess!! He is a German Shorthair Pointer-Lab Hybrid. One of the best kinds of hunting dogs there are :)
      I would just go to any local shelters and introduce yourself and tell them you may be interested in volunteering! Many shelters need good volunteers! Not sure if you have pets or not, but if you do and you see a Vet regularly you may be able to ask him or her to point you in the right direction in your area.
      I love Fried Green Tomatoes, too. It's a classic! :)
      You, too! xoxo

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  2. Love that picture of Beauregard in Brandon's lap. So precious! Your pictures always make me long for a trip to South Georgia. I NEED to visit!

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    1. They are in love with each other, lol! You definitely NEED to come visit! Let's plan it! :) xoxo

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  3. Girl, these pictures are BEAUTIFUL.

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