I’m Back….

Light snow on a tree....

Light snow on a tree….

I wasn’t literally away – well, yes, for a bit I was out of town, but then…well, suffice it to say that our little Township has been “on the quiet” for a bit. Things are happening, but as a community we sort of decided to keep to ourselves for a bit. I’ll be checking in at the Gazette later today to see if anyone down there is going to resume online publishing soon. I’ll keep you posted.

Meanwhile…are you keeping warm? Our outrageously warm December has turned into a fairly cold January! Don’t try the lake ice yet, though! I have it on good authority it is NOT frozen!

Fresh apple pie

Fresh apple pie

So how are you spending these cold days and nights? In front of a crackling fire? Curled up with a good book? Baking? Feeding and watching the birds? I’ve been doing a little of it all….

Now that “I’m back,” I’ll keep in better touch. Meanwhile, keep on reading and baking and watching the beautiful birds and other wildlife around our little Township!

Beautiful bird!

Beautiful bird!

Upcoming….

Welcome to Missouri Heat & Humidity!

But we Daffodilians have never let anything stop us yet and we’re not about to start now!

Beautiful columbine

Beautiful columbine

So put on your sunscreen and get out and about in town! I’ll write about some of our upcoming events soon, but right now I want to let you in on a little news:

We’re going to have some guest bloggers on our Daffodil Township website! I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time and discussed the possibility with the Township Council and they agree. So if you have ideas about what you would enjoy reading about in Daffodil Township or someone you would like to hear from directly, let me know! We’re still in the planning stages, but right now we’re thinking maybe some specific ideas about gardening and and history and books and maybe some baking and cooking ideas. What do YOU think?

Meanwhile ~ back to my garden!

PS – Be sure to stay hydrated out there, folks!

Happy New Year!

So much has been happening around town, not the least of which is getting sick. That was a bad bug I picked up! All better now ~ many thanks to the kind folks around town who helped me out. You proved what I’m always saying…Daffodilians create a wonderful community! ūüôā

As I’m getting into the groove of 2015 I wanted to share a couple photos I snapped of some of our frolicsome squirrels! Aren’t they adorable?

A frolicsome squirrel in the snow.

A frolicsome squirrel in the snow.

A squirrel nibbles on an acorn.

A squirrel nibbles on an acorn.

A Walk in the Park

Everyone who knows me and is familiar with all the exciting happenings around Daffodil Township KNOWS that I am chomping at the bit to be able to talk about what is happening here in our little hamlet! But I can’t! Not quite yet. Soon, though. I promise!

acorns

Beautiful acorns!

Meanwhile…to calm myself and to stay in tune with our incredibly beautiful autumn, I took a much-needed walk in the park yesterday. Adelaide T. Smith Memorial Park is beautiful any time of year, but I think autumn is my favorite time of year in that park. Maybe it is the lovely drive down Sweetgum Lane into there park…whatever it is, I love it!

Yesterday it seemed as if every squirrel in the park was rushing to put away food for the winter. They sort of reminded me of¬†Petronella “Pickles” Smith¬†and her preserved bounty! I couldn’t help but take a quick photo of some of the acorns the squirrels were rushing to pack away for winter.

I should be able to “spill the beans” about our happenings about town very soon! Stay posted to find out more about the excitement brewing in Daffodil Township! Until then, get outside and enjoy our beautiful autumn! We’ve been blessed with amazing weather and beautiful colors this year.

Life in Daffodil Township is grand!

More Turtle Movement!

mosey the turtle

Mosey the Turtle

Erin Smith and Mosey

Erin Smith and Mosey

Erin Smith made a new acquaintance! Possibly because of all the recent rains, “Mosey” found his way into the hustle and bustle of Saturday afternoon in Daffodil Township. Erin and Mosey had a nice conversation after which Erin returned him to his habitat. She told me she thinks he’s on his way to Cobb Creek because that’s where all the turtles have the most fun!

Don’t you love it when our young Daffodilians demonstrate such an interest in wildlife?

Turtles on the Move…!

Autumn in Cobb Creek Wilderness Area brings a plethora of turtles.

Autumn in Cobb Creek Wilderness Area brings a plethora of turtles.

Lots of turtles on the move around Daffodil Township and all of Missouri. If you see one on the road, slow down. See if you can safely drive around it.

While the photo at the right was taken in autumn, in the spring turtles are on the move for a variety of reasons.

For more information on turtles in Missouri, check out the Missouri Conservation Department’s current Turtle Alert:¬†http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/turtle-alert

 

 

Enchanted Forest?

 

Have you ever thought that Daffodil Township is nestled in the middle of an Enchanted Forest? Maybe we are! The other morning during a peaceful walk through the park, as the birds singing and a breeze rustled through the new leaves, I stopped to admire a huge swath of woodland wildflowers and looked up to see this:

Deer in the Daffodils

Deer in the Daffodils