Wild Edibles, an Owl, Gorgeous Flowers & Dog in the Pond

At the edge of the pond

At the edge of the pond. No alligators here, but a juvenile raccoon raids the apple snails (escargot) every night.

Today was a visit and do chores and laundry day.  So I’ll just share pictures of our beautiful free campground here at Ann and Cecil’s.  Driveway camping at its best!

Blackberries are budding

Wild blackberries are budding

Cecil's greenhouse, built on skids so he can move it with his tractor for optimal sun exposure as the seasons change.

Cecil’s greenhouse, built on skids so he can move it with his tractor for optimal sun exposure as the seasons change.

Cookie and Sheba.  Sheba has calmed down enough that Cookie enjoys her company now!

Cookie and Sheba. Sheba has calmed down enough that Cookie enjoys her company now!

Cookie, Sunny and Sheba

Cookie, Sunny and Sheba

Evening primrose.  They bloom after the sun goes down and all parts are edible.  Cecil has a field of them!

Evening primrose. They bloom after the sun goes down and all parts are edible. Cecil has a field of them!

Look closely and you can see fish in the pond.  They must have forgotten my attempts to catch them last visit!  :)

Look closely and you can see fish in the pond. They must have forgotten my attempts to catch them last visit! 🙂

More fish in the pond

More fish in the pond

This owl perched in the tree near our Casita.  He's a bit fuzzy due to my camera being at maximum zoom.

This owl perched in the tree near our Casita. He’s a bit fuzzy due to my camera being at maximum zoom.

Red honeysuckle blooms

Red honeysuckle blooms

A rose is a rose....

A rose is a rose….

Sunny and Sheba

Sunny and Sheba

Wild onion.  Cecil calls these Egyptian Walking Onions

Wild onion. Cecil calls these Egyptian Walking Onions

Closeup of wild onion tops which will form new plants.

Closeup of wild onion tops which will form new plants.

I just missed the prime bloom season for the wisteria.  These are all that is left now.

I just missed the prime bloom season for the wisteria. These are all that is left now.

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16 Comments

  1. Oh to be so close to that owl!!! That is really something! Now I get it….Casita on the forefront taking it all in- what a feeling! Sunny and Sheba in creek…my fav! You always bring it up front and center…I can really feel it back here! Lv it!!

    • That’s it! I read where someone wrote “the whole planet is our living room.” It really is when you travel in a small trailer that forces you to get out and SEE your surroundings!

      Can’t wait to see YOUR pictures when you are on the road!!!

  2. I just hope you all are as happy and care-free as the dogs! What an ingenious greenhouse idea.

    • We are, Kim. Only we are moving a lot slower than the dogs because we have been eating too much wonderful cooking lately! The perils of camping with family!

  3. Your pictures are fabulous as usual!! I always learn something reading your blog!! Love the onions – so pretty, educational and edible too!! 😀
    XOXO

    • I asked Cecil why they were called Egyptian Walking Onions. He said he didn’t know, but he thinks it’s because the tiny plants at the top eventually fall over and start a new plant… thus they eventually “walk” in a widening circle. He dug these up from the side of the road and planted them near his pond. They shouldn’t spread too far because they like to be near water.

  4. kathy nik

     /  April 13, 2013

    Very much enjoying your posts! Amazing properties in your family! And I keep thinking how lucky Sheba is, and glad that she’s having such a great time. I’m still impressed that Sunny accepted Sheba right away. What a great photo of the two of them posing! Like two explorers! Also the owl picture is amazing! Cookie needed the diversion, also.

    So much fun to ‘travel along’ with you!

    • Kathy, I am so glad you enjoy my posts. Sometimes I think they are so boring: ” We went to Mom’s, we went to Ann’s…..,” but the properties are beautiful and I always find new things to enjoy here.

      For a long time Sunny simply tolerated Sheba, but they have bonded and are buddies now. I’m so glad. Cookie had been mourning since Beau died. It was so good to see her interacting with Sheba, especially. Ann and Cecil may get another dog so she will have a companion.

      So glad you are along for the ride! 🙂

  5. Wonderful place. Flowers, dogs and lots of green things.

  6. Wow…your friend’s homestead is gorgeous! You know so much more than I about the wild edibles…I learn a bit on your posts. I used to grow those onions….my favs.

    • OTR, it’s my sister’s house. I am a dabbler in wild edibles. I am always tickled to see plants I recognize or to learn new ones. Up where we live, I haven’t found wild onions. We just have tons of field garlic instead. So I was tickled to find real wild onions. 🙂

  7. Martha Swick

     /  April 14, 2013

    We just got a used Casita in perfect condition. Spending our first outing at Roaring River State campground in Cassville, Mo. Love your blog and love to hear about your adventures. Looking forward to making some of our own!

    • Martha, I am just thrilled for you! We have crammed more fun into our lives since we got our (also used) Casita than we could have imagined. Glad you are out making memories in yours already… and here’s wishing you many, many more of the best times of your lives! 🙂

  8. Egyptian Walking Onions…that’s a first for me. I do love learning about plants.
    Love seeing what you and the family are doing down in Florida.

    The wisteria is blooming here now along with so many other flowers and trees. Just love this time of year! Glad you are enjoying it all.

    • Lynne, the onions were a pleasant surprise to me because they had a mild, oniony taste and scent instead of the overpowering odor of our field garlic at home.

      So glad you are finally surrounded by spring and all its beauty. It sure was a long time coming, wasn’t it? 🙂

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