Friday, July 18, 2014

Willy Nilly and Lilies

I don't really have much to talk about today, but I'll start typing and see what emerges.

1. Every time I start thinking about taking a trip that includes boarding a plane, one crashes. Several years ago I planned a trip to Egypt to see the pyramids. Shortly before the tickets were purchased, some Egyptian pilot decided to commit suicide—or was he actually a terrorist? We may never know. When once I easily flew for both business and vacations, now I choose to drive. Yes, I know the statistics.

2. I am not going to go on about the memorial service for my friend/boss, but will merely say that the bagpipe version of Amazing Grace played before the service was amazing.

3. Our garden is flourishing. So far we have had cucumbers, zucchini, green peppers, radishes, and okra. I think the okra blossoms are pretty. We are still waiting on that first tomato.

4. The lilies are in full bloom, too. My sister-in-law has tons of lilies in her flower bed. These are a few varieties. 

5. Back in the day, I spent a lot of time taking art classes. I loved to draw and paint. I didn't have time while raising my kids, so got away from it. About as close as I get these days is photoshop or in this case a free version of Picasa. This is the really bad Heron shot I took a couple of weeks ago. It isn't any better, but since Granddaughter is now the artist in the family, maybe I can get her to make this into an actual painting. Hmm. I'll be seeing her later today. Fergus and I are on our way to daughter's house for some time with the grands. We're leaving Hubs home to hold down the fort. 

Linking to  Willy Nilly Friday Five

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Good Fences

Gate Day

No Trespassing.
Open. This gate provides entrance to a corn field. Don't forget to stop. Corn crossing.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Birds and Blabber

Hey there beautiful. You have the most gorgeous eyes. How about a dance?
That's a tired line. If that's all you got, No thanks!

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

1. The month of July was named for Roman Emperor Julius Caesar. He's quoted as saying, 'Experience is the teacher of all things." So what has experience taught you lately? 

I hope this post doesn't turn maudlin. Lately, I'm remembering to appreciate my friends and loved ones more. You never know when you say goodbye whether or not that will be the last time you see them or not. The last time our boss walked out the door, we didn't say anything more than see you tomorrow. But we didn't.

2. Where did you last 'roam'?

Roam, ramble - Down The River Road looking for birds and old things to photograph.

3. Speaking of 'Rome', pasta, can only pick one, which would you choose?

One of my grandsons is a very picky eater. His favorite food is pizza. I'm burned out. Hubs cooks way too much spaghetti. I'm burned out. So, would have to go for gelato! We had a gelato store near where we lived in Dallas. Yum! Love the taste and the smooth texture.

4. 'Rome wasn't built in a day', 'All roads lead to Rome', 'When in Rome...' which 'Roman' idiom have you most recently encountered? Explain.

'Rome wasn't built in a day' is my life right now. There was no cross training with the Circuit Clerk's duties. I'm struggling to figure out how to do the things she did with ease on a daily basis. I'm trying to be patient with myself and remember it will take me time to become familiar with all my new duties.

5. What's a movie you've seen or a book you've read, that makes you want to book a trip to Italy?

The only movie I can think of is Under the Tuscan Sun. I didn't like the movie, but the scenery was beautiful.

6.  Walt's original Disneyland opened almost sixty years ago, on July 17, 1955  Have you ever been to the California park? How about any of the other Disney parks around the world? What's your favorite amusement park ride or attraction?

I've never been to any of the Disney theme parks, but my favorite rides are roller coasters. Love them!

7. It's that time of year...when were you last bitten or stung?

Sunday evening at the garden. The next day I discovered a very itchy chigger bite behind my right knee.

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

My friend is on my mind today, tonight is her memorial service. But I'm also thinking ahead to the weekend. I will be hanging out with the grands while their mom and dad go to a concert. There is no better cure for the blues than a few kid hugs!

Linking to Wednesday Hodgepodge

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday #11

This post is being scheduled. I will be working long hours and weekends. I will do my best to visit everyone soon. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will join in the fun.

My idea was to have a place to post 'old things'.  Anything old and/or deteriorating such as old houses, barns, outbuildings, old cars, rusty things, antiques, interesting junk, or it can be something in pristine condition, but just old. 

1. Link to a post featuring photos of something old.
2. Link back to Rubbish by Roan in your post.
3. As time allows, visit other participants and comment on their posts.