Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Sweet moment in time...


As we drove back through the strip pits the other night, we began to see a few deer.  In total out there we seen at least 10, maybe 11.  I am just not sure about one.  But this mama and baby were close to the last we saw out there.  Roger thought it must have been a late baby since the spots are still so bold.  I was in an awkward shooting position, so could not get a better shot.  (I always have an excuse....)

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Yesterday the a storm was moving through...with wind.  There are enough leaves on the ground till it looked like a herd of wild horses racing along the street.  I just could not believe there were that many.  Another strange thing was I could hear the wind howling in the distance...like it does in winter.  Only in winter it is close enough till you feel like you can reach out and touch it.

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I had a weed in my flower bed...well, I have more than one but this one was huge and I have been meaning to go out and pull it, but for one reason and another I had not done it.  Day before yesterday I was headed to the garage and thought I would pull it on my way.  And I did, and was walking away and going to take it and put in the compost pile.  I no more than headed that way till something got me on my forefinger that was carrying the weed.  I thought it was a packsaddle....about the time I had that thought, I had a yellow jacket about to get me on the arm....and out of the corner of my eye I saw them swarming up out of the ground where I had pulled up the weed.

And you know, I learned something then.  I can still run!  LOL  Maybe not fast, but since my fall, I have not felt like I could run, but I ran then.  And I did not get stung again.  How I escaped the one that one on the arm is more than I know.    I cringe at the thoughts of how I have been down on my hands and knee in that area more than once not that long ago.  I am so thankful they were not there then....because no matter how I try, I am slow getting up.

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This was taken over a week ago...just saying...

I hope you all are having a nice week.  I am slowly becoming accustomed to my new washer.  It will for sure do a bigger load than my old one, but boy, is it slow. 



Sunday, August 18, 2019

Chickens, and a bit of this and that...


Just thought I would show you this girl...she belongs to Roger's cousin's wife...her name might be Goldie...but I am not sure.  There were a couple of these Buff Orpingtons, and I don't know which was which.


Here is this handsome fellow with one of the girls...but I cannot take my eyes off him.  His feathers are absolutely gorgeous.

As I looked for photos to post, I am listening to thunder and it is pouring rain.  There were severe storm warnings out but that is past us for now.  I sat on the porch and listened and watched for a bit.  Even the sound of the leaves rustling in the wind has a fall sound to them. 

And don't you love that smell of the dust settling when it first begins to rain? 

Someone told me to watch Vera and I am sorry that I don't remember who told me.  I would like to thank them.  I am really enjoying the series.  It keeps one guessing till the very end, much as Shetland did.

I hope you all had a good weekend...and have a good week ahead.


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Do you know what this is?


First off, do you have any idea what the above is....you can tell me what your thoughts are, but I will show you at the end of the post.


We took a quick run through the strip pit area Tuesday, and on the way we saw two turkeys with young.   I have no idea how many of the young ones there were.


As you can see they are maybe half grown...maybe not quiet that big.  I think there was at least half a dozen.  I was shooting through my front windshield so not very good images.  But can at least tell what they are..
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The new washer is in and I have did a couple loads.  I think I can live with it, but still rather have dials that I set the level of the water.  These, and all the particular models I looked at only had cold rinse.    I can live with that.  This washer has a 'deep water' rinse and a 'deep water' wash, but don't let that fool you....it only adds about 3 gallons of water.  I did a load of clothes that had a pair of cargo shorts, 2 pair of jogging pants, and 6 or 7 of Roger's t-shirts and the washer did not fill even half full.  But there was plenty of water to cover them.  I do wonder how much it would have had had I not used the Deep Water setting.

I will reserve judgement on  whether it gets things really clean or not.  Most of our clothes are not very dirty and it will do fine for them...but occasionally we will have clothes that are what you call really dirty!  It at least has where I can give things a soak time and a second rinse.

It is so quiet, for the most part...but does make the odd noises that makes me wonder what is going on.

Oh, you want to see what the first photo is from?  I bet most of you knew.


It was a cropped portion of this milkweed pod.  See the milkweed bugs?