D.R.O.O.L. – June 2019

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives


“June is the gateway to summer.” – Jean Morgan



NCR – PA line

It’s before 8am and close to the 80s. Mag takes a dip.

As soon as Ollie sees Mag, he approaches us. He has no interest joining just me.

Ollie’s beautiful eyes.



Morning walk Lake Roland – Falls rd entrance

Summer heat is killing me…. On the positive side, we are done shopping before 7 and on the trail 20 minutes later.

Morning rays

This cheeky little dove landed right next to me to get some water.

Bridge over Moores Branch

Pooped out



Morning walk in Leakin park

Purple coneflower

Red gladiolus buds

Pink gladiolus

Thistle flower with Carpenter bee
Bindweed with itty-bitty worm


Evening walk

Daylilies in our garden
Plantain lilies at a neighbor’s house

One of Mag’s fave rolling spots

Hibiscus syriacus
Persian silk tree
A tiny hover fly on my buddleja



Short morning walk in Sudbrook park

The Mag

Large Milkweed Bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus)
Wild garlic
Swamp Milkweed buds
Birdsfoot trefoil


Carpenter bee on a branch at home.



Evening walk

Large Milkweed Bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus)
Carpenter bee on milkweed
Great grey slug (Limax Maximus)
Unknown desert plant

My knock-out rose

Wolf spider
Groundhog with apple



Neighborhood walk

Our pleasant neighbors



Soldiers delight morning moon

Ruby-throated hummingbird (male) drinking



Morning walk on NCR – PA line.

Early enough to be by ourselves.

Daylily, Moth mullein, ?, moss, ferns, berries, ?, ?

Mag and Ollie

Bridge over Prettyboy reservoir



Morning exercise at Falls rd.

Got the trail for ourselves

I was able to approach the mystery snake I was talking about a few days earlier. He/she was in the mood to pose for me today before sneaking off into the greens.


River view



Evening walk….

Milkweed pollinator
Before the storm



Cylburn Arboretum

Beautiful flowers great us at the parking area.

Moth mullein, wild basil, Linnaea grandiflora, Aphrodite, Japanese meadowsweet
Crepe myrtle, ?, Red hot pokers, Aphrodite sweet shrub, chicory

We are backtracking today, starting out behind the Vollmer building into the woods through Ravine trail.

Few feet after the deer gate, my chase buttons are pushed, looking at a tree with clearly the Pileated woodpecker’s signature on it.

He is actually sitting up above us, chuckling. They should’ve been called road runners.

Ravine trail overlook
Up-up we go
American beech, wild berries, Chicory, Bottlebrush buckeye



Lake Roland – Falls rd. entrance

As a misanthrope I can say that today was a crowded day at the path. Counted 3 people on our 2.8 mile walk. Also made a snake jump off a cliff into the water with a big splash. First day – after 2 years 1 month- that I let Mag walk off the leash and he followed me like a champ. Love this little dude!

Suspicious stone (sorry it’s sideways)



Leakin park

Just wondering around for a short walk this morning. Humid and hot already @ 8 am….yuck. Mag has found a turtle. (Jeez I sound silly.)

Bottlebrush Buckeye bush



Making my breakfast for the next 2 weeks. If I haven’t mentioned it, I am a vegetarian, part time fruitarian.

Who wouldn’t love this guy?



Puffy Rice hijacked Mag’s cot

And the others took ownership of the car. Good luck cleaning the hair off of that top, Hubby! Front and center: Pompadour aka Puss in boots. On top right to left: Bagheera, Jaffa and Puffy Rice.


Published by magzilla44

Magzilla, our AMSTAFF has rescued us in 2017 on a rainy day in May. It was a rough start because we didn’t know anything about him after him walking up on our property. But he has showed us what an amazing person he is and things became happily ever after pretty quick. He is very social, both with people and other pets. He loves his cat sisters and brothers and off course walking.

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