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Sunday, May 11, 2014

A Perfect Mother's Day

Today is Mother's Day.  I hope everyone had a good day.  Today the weather here in south central Wisconsin was perfect.  The temperatures were in the high 70's with full sun.  The first thing I saw when I got up this morning was a beautiful Scarlet Tanager.  They are so beautiful and made me happy even before I had my coffee.

A Scarlet Tanager


The next thing on our agenda was to meet our youngest daughter and family for brunch.  We met at 10:30 at a beautiful place only three miles from our house.  It is called Mecan River Outfitters.  It is a log lodge with a dining room.  They have rooms in the lodge for rent as well as cabins.  They do canoe trips and hunting trips.  http://mecanriveroutfitters.com/lodge.html

My son-in-laws parents also met us, so we had eight people.  They don't take reservations so we had to wait outside on the porch.  The weather was gorgeous and a Mother's Day mimosa made it just perfect.  The food was very good.  Heather gave me my gift.  My grandsons helped her put it together.  Knowing how much I like nature, it was the perfect gift.

They got all the supplies together.

They put down some gravel.

Some stones...

Then some soil.

They planted some succulents and moss.


They made me a terrarium.

 After we got home, I heard from my other daughter.  Her family had celebrated Mother's Day in Wisconsin Dells with her in-laws.  She wanted to give all the mom's equal time, so they stopped by our house on the way home.  I put together some supper and they stayed for a couple hours.  Everyone was exhausted from the water park, but happy too.  She gave me a hanging basket for the porch.

Today we also saw more of our favorite birds.  It made for a bright and cheery Mothers Day.  It was a wonderful day.

The Indigo Bunting was around all day.