Friday, August 30, 2013

Morning Coffee!

Roscoe is our problem child these days. I don't know if he is "marking" his territory or just likes to leave messes, but he can't be trusted in the house by himself. So it's a good thing that most of the time he seems perfectly content to be outside. The small Maple in the back yard seems to be his preferred spot at the moment!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sunflower Days

Even though I got the garden out late, I am finally getting some produce out of it. The green beans have been plentiful, we've had quite a few zucchinis and cucumbers and the popcorn is doing extremely well. On the other hand, the tomatoes haven't done much. Oh, well, that happens. The amazing thing is the sunflowers. This one, in particular. I've never had one get this tall! I wish it showed up a bit better, but green on green is about the only angle I could get! First bad storm with high wind will probably take it down, but the cardinals will like it this winter. If it comes down, I'll just lean it against the fence!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

In a Nutshell

My life, for the last two days! We had a power outage Thursday night and the internet was down or just wacky for the last two days. Hopefully today will be better. It's going to take all day just to get caught up! (I'm not sure when I became so dependent on this box, but here I am.)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Pumpkin Power!

I have a small flower bed by the side door that doesn't get much rain, so I usually plant vincas there. This year, since I just didn't seem to have much interest (cold and wet Spring) I stuck some pumpkin seeds there. I didn't expect much. Wrong! Two came up and they are taking over! I don't know if there is any pumpkins in that mess, but I think we might have fried pumpkin blossoms this weekend!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Photo Shoot

 Mom asked me to take the day off and drive her up to her sister's house. This particular sister is also my favorite Aunt. I used to go stay with her during the summers for a few weeks. We've always been very close. I wish everyone had a Favorite Aunt. My uncle, on the other hand, isn't a favorite. Since he was watching Fox News, I thought maybe I would take a walk in the back yard.
A sense of nostalgia washed over me as I walked around, and the realization that there may not be many more years that I will visit here. I had brought my camera with me, so I started snapping pictures, not so much with the idea of finding things of interest to photograph but more as a memory aid to refer to in years to come.
 This is a sample of what I shot. As I walked around I had flash-backs of the times I spent there-- the year my cousin had pet rabbits and we had to fetch them out of the hostas, the year he got a motorcycle and gave me rides at the back of the yard, the times my Aunt and I sat by the apple tree and she told me stories of her childhood.
The memories just flooded through me. This really was my happy place for many years! I'm so glad I took the day off to go.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Morning Coffee

Because my husband and I seem to prefer British comedy, we watch "tv" (or should I say "telly"?) on his computer in the evenings. And we quite often have company. Usually, Jinx paces back and forth between the windows in the room, walking across the desk in front of the monitor. Last night he was pretty good, he laid himself down and stayed for the entire episode. Good cat!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Customer Service: It Gets Worse-- A Little Morning Humor (or is it?)

My husband and I both believe every person should have to work customer service for a couple of years! I about fell out of my chair when the girl mentions hoping the cafe catches fire-- I have that fantasy quite often! Funny and true, all at the same time!