Monday, May 31, 2010

Lightening and Lightening Bugs

Tonight after I stopped mowing the horse pasture, I decided just to sit on the front porch for a little while. There was lightening streaking across the sky toward the north east. Some of the lightening just lit up the clouds while other streaks were sharp horizontal or vertical jagged lines, making me aware that somewhere, probably 5 to 8 miles away, neighbors were experiencing a fairly severe storm. The far off storm created a wonderful light show for me on my front porch - much like a fireworks display.

In contrast to the storm in the distance, I saw my first lightening bugs (or fireflies) of the year in our yard in front of the porch. The small yellow/white lighted insects would move up as they flashed their flirtatious mating signal. What small, gentle creatures which return each year to signal the beginning of summer.

These two contrasting experiences this evening reminded me of events and past guests here at Pheasant Field B&B. The lightening reminded of the afternoon our huge maple tree was struck by lightening. The tree stood just 12 feet away from the back door. I was standing near the back door when the loud clap of thunder sounded simultaneously with the bight light and the feeling of the static electricity. The tree's bark was split and we lost a few electronic devices from that strike - but we were fortunate to avoid any major damage.

The lightening bugs reminded me of two sets of previous guests. The first couple I thought of were from Los Vegas and had never seen these little creatures. They sat on the front porch for over and hour fascinated by the small glow each bug made. The other guest was a fascinating scientist who was actually part of the team of researchers who finally, really figured out how the lightening bugs light! Even thought that mystery is solved for some scientists, it still just fascinates me and causes me to be in awe of this wonderful planet we call home.

I wish you all wonderful Memorial Day and hope that you paused to remember those heros who served to keep us free.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wedding Reception at Pheasant Field

We are preparing for our second wedding reception of the season. The weather forecast looks really good for Saturday and we've been working to make the grounds look as nice as possible. We look forward to meeting the brides maids and grandmother who will stay with us the night before the big event. It sounds like it will be a fun "girls night" at the B&B.

The work continues on the improvements to the outside of the house. The workers will be here early tomorrow in order to finish the job before the wedding on Saturday (that's cutting it close!). We are planning more changes for the back patio and entry way later this summer. I'll post some before and after pictures of the completed work (so far) sometime next week. There is always one more project to do at Pheasant Field B&B.

This weekend is the Memorial Day holiday. Please stop for a moment sometime over the weekend to remember all the veterans who gave so much to preserve our freedoms.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fly Fishing in Carlisle PA

This weekend we hosted several guests who love fly fishing near Pheasant Field B&B. The weather was wonderful over the weekend (after a horrible storm on Friday afternoon) and although our fisher folks did not catch many fish, they had a wonderfully relaxing time on the creeks!

This weekend was graduation weekend at Messiah College; Next weekend Dickinson College will celebrate. Congratulations and best wishes to all our local graduates!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

We have special Mother's Day guests at Pheasant Field B&B. A mom & daughter stayed last night for a special girls' getaway and tonight we have another mom coming to visit children and grandkids in the area. A stay at a Bed & Breakfast is a perfect way to treat Mom on her special day.

If you can't schedule the getaway right now, why not give Mom a Gift Certificate to your favorite B&B -- it's a better way to stay and fun for all the girls!

"Mother's Day is for all women to recognize the kindness and love they add to the world."
Thanks to all the women who make the world a nicer place!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Weddings in Carlisle PA

Today, we are hosting our first wedding reception of the season. Over 220 people will be here to celebrate the marriage of Corinne & Matt. We wish them joy, love, health and happiness as they begin their life together!

Happy May Day!