Thursday, August 13, 2020

This

Yard work in the early morning hours is most rewarding.  The dew point was still comfortable and when I looked up from weeding and saw this, it was yet one more reminder.  THIS is what I work for...my life, my health, my family, my happiness, and my well-being.  It is all accomplished because of what lives inside ME.


seeing, saying, and sharing...

This

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Old Wooden Rose






A tok
en of our friendship, the old, yellow wooden rose will always be a simple reminder of just how lucky we were back then.  We all need a constant in our lives.

Things are changing.  Life is changing.  People are changing...thanks to COVID.

seeing, saying, and sharing...
The Old Wooden Rose
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Monday, August 10, 2020

Eat Your Greens NOT Mine

Thinking that deer would no longer use our yard as their "salad bar", the Pres and I removed the deer netting months ago...way back in March.  It had served us well throughout the Winter as only a few tips (that extended out through the fencing) were nibbled on.  

Spring came and so did our shrubs...Azaleas, Viburnum, Deutzia, Bleeding Heart, and Spire... all looked great in the Spring.  This year they were glorious!


Well, about two weeks ago as I mowed on Lucy June and went around my prize Eastern Snowball, I noticed something that didn't make me very happy.  After I finished I asked the Pres to come outside and see what happened to MY prize shrub that had done so well since we planted it. 


As you can see by this pic taken in the Spring, my Eastern Snowball was the picture of health.  The blooms on it were even more than the year before.  Resembling off-white spheres, they reminded me of giant popcorn balls (which, by the way, I love and can no longer find in stores).  


Unfortunately and without my knowledge, the "salad bar" reopened for business.  Apparently, they enjoyed themselves too!


just seeing, saying, and sharing...

Eat YOUR Greens NOT Mine
(damn deer)

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Looser-ettes

You all remember "Looser" the turkey who couldn't remember how to get out of our yard after getting in?  Well one morning last week, although I was trying to get out to the nests early, when I went into the kitchen to wolf down my cereal, I spotted the cutest scene outside the kitchen window. (pix are not crystal clear because my windows seem to be pollen magnets)  

Making their way up the small slope to the upper part of the yard, they were being led by Looser herself.

Following obediently were her poults and mate, all of which later revealed that they, like Looser, were not the sharpest tools in the shed.

After insect eating in the grass, Looser's mate approached the ferns along the fence and tried numerous times to walk through them!!!  I laughed so hard watching his reaction as be bumped into the fence yet refused to stop trying.  He moved on to a different part of the fence and FINALLY figured out he should spread his wings and fly over it while the kids scampered side to side wondering what in the word they would do.  Finally, one of the kids ducked under the gate and was followed by it's siblings.

seeing, saying, and sharing

Looser-ettes

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