Friday, January 31, 2014

Leading Lines...FMTSO

Robinson Preserve Boardwalk
This is from a 2008 post, when I saw Friday My Town Shoot out is Leading Lines I just had to re-post this... for more Leading Lines visit Friday My Town Shootout

If you missed the other posts on this tower and the preserve Click HERE

View from the tower

Robinson Preserve Tower

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Noodles and Poetry and blogger friends

I found this idea on Chatty Crones blog... My Kia door bumps hubbies work bench, I bought a pool noodle with a hole in the center, Bob cut it half way and just popped it on the work bench, no glue needed... perfect bumper
Don't you think lavender is perfect for a garage?

Gail at the farm is a blogger friend. We have found we are so very much alike and have bonded into friends. She is a poet and has been encouraging me to try writing. Last week in an email I stated I just can't do it, she said but you are an artist, talking about photos. I sent her this sentence, There was a poet and an artist
and said write a poem using this line.

And she did....

There was a poet and an artist
Who met by accident
Their friendship grew
They finished each other sentences.

One lived on the ocean
The other on a hill
They became fast friends
Better than Jack and Jill

and with  her pushing me I wrote one on Happiness is this week.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Umbonia crassicornis

It rained, Bob and I stood admiring the rain drops on the Powder Puffs.,you can guess what happened next... I left Bob staring at the bush...

I hear the sliding glass door open and Bob Shouts come here! Bring the camera!

The dreaded Thorn bugs were back... these are all females and they were sucking the life out of the tree and laying eggs to make MORE bugs...
Last year we almost lost the tree, they were on all the limbs. Bob sprayed the whole tree and they fell off on the ground. they are sharp thorns, and can cause infection if stepped on.

We were lucky, only one branch had the bugs, Bob broke it off and I came in the house to download the photos.
Later he told me he cremated them and DID NOT CALL ME to document it.
I was really mad, you all KNOW I love fire. 
At least he spared you those photos... LOL

Link below if you want to read up on them.

Found on Powder Puff Bush Monday PM...Sap Sucking Thorn Bug better known as
Umbonia crassicornis  I will spare you the details, if interested just click on the link.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Happiness is...much more

Happiness is Azalea's blooming in January
 Happiness is… blogging
Donkey’s braying, kittens playing
People praying, I’m just saying…
Dogs that dance and Dogs that preach,
Cat politicians that have a long reach.
Ranches with whistling ducks,
Where the skunks don’t have much luck.
Happiness is…….Blogging
Chickens, pigs, dogs and cats
And once in a while a couple of rats.
Goats a jumping
With music bumping.
Frogs in ponds,
Fairies with wands.
Canines, Felines, humans galore
Touch my heart just more and more..
Happiness is……… Blogging

Grand Kids, Grand dogs
Cats in rockers 
and turtles on logs.
Happiness is.....blogging

Happiness is World Wide Watching On the Web
Making friends in so many countries it boggles my head.
Happiness is...blogging

Monday, January 27, 2014

Coffee Drinkers, Rejoice

Photo and Info from Express news in the UK... I for one KNOW that every thing I read on the internet is true and I am going to Believe this one..

I drink 3 to 4 cups a day starting at 4 am and ending at 9 I am wondering if Tea is hydrating to. OF COURSE I GOOGLED IT...

This is from Medical News Today and if you read the article you will see it is also from research in the UK....

And you all NEED to read these 7 myths on Huffington Post  the one myth i really liked is.....
If you are thirsty you are already dehydrated.... this one is True... the details to all of this have been provided in the links, JUST IN CASE some of you CARE as much as I did...
For those of you who are wondering just WHY I did the research...

The Headline... Coffee Drinkers Rejoice came in my email Breaking News... so yo have them to thank for this post.

Now I am pondering this question... Is the Unitend Kingdom MORE hydrated than we are because of all the tea they consume?

P.S..... you can file this under Believe it or NOT... 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Shadows In My Kitchen

Each afternoon, between 6 and 6:30, the sun is sinking in the West and makes these shadows on my kitchen wall. since the Pothos does not like direct light, I tilt the blinds to keep if off, but yesterday I took time to capture the golden light, Just For You...

The good news is, it only does this in the winter time, which is when we need the warmth and beauty... Hope this sun glow makes you feel as happy as it does me.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Train Made Me Fatter

 Bob's new crocs. 
Photos from Red Barn Flea Market, and a little humor
.What kind of shoes do spies wear?   "Sneakers"

We bought the shoes, wandered and smelled the aromas and made our selves pass up all the FOOD booths. We get to the car with our 7 dollar shoes that really cost 28.00 because of course we bought other things, and there sat the Tropicana Train blocking the exit.
It would be a good 20 minutes wait before we could get out the entrance.

We Were FORCED to go back inside and find something good to eat.

Bad Train! Bad! Bad! BAD!

While we stuffed our selves with a soft pretzel and a coke, I ranted on and on about the What IF a person fell or had a stroke or heart attack? how would the EMS get in here to save us?

Definition of Relay.....  what chickens do when farmers take their eggs away.

How do comedians like their eggs?    Funny side up...

The barn at Larry and Susan's farm burned down, and Susan called the insurance company. 
Susan: "We had that barn insured for fifty thousand and I want my money." 
Agent: "Wait just a minute, Susan... it doesn't work quite like that. We will determine the value of the old barn and provide you with a new one of comparable worth." 
Susan, after a pause: "I'd like to cancel the policy on my husband."

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wonder Why

Do you wonder WHY she took a photo of this? BECAUSE she Could
that yellow coil is my husbands air compressor that sits in the garage. i went out to do the laundry and the sun was beaming on just the hose and you know the rest of the story

Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why you don’t ever see the headline: “Psychic Wins Lottery”?

Why you have to click on “Start” to stop ‘Windows’?

If con is the opposite of pro, is congress the opposite of progress?


What do you call male ballerinas?

Why it is when you blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

How come we put a man on the moon before realizing it would be a good idea to put wheels on suitcases?


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Conspiracy Theory......

While shopping last week, I walked to the spot the eggs have been in for years, and NO Eggs.... I stood and scanned and there they were, moved to the Juice Cooler.... way down at the other end... way....down....on....the....other.....end.

Every thing in the dairy appeared to have played the game of fruit basket turnover. Nothing was in the same place.

I shop from a list... if  when I leave something off the list, when I SEE it, I remember and pick it up. I walk the same path every week, the same way up each aisle, in a pattern, just so I will see what I did not put on the list.

I went home without the cream cheese for hubbies bagels. You would have thought I did it ON PURPOSE... (that may or may not be another post)

Next day I return for the cream cheese... I left with cream cheese, cottage cheese and steel wool for scrubbing pots...and two things that have slipped my mind because that WAS a week ago.

See the Conspiracy Theory here?   THEY move everything around, causing us to forget one item, we return and buy THREE items or even MORE..

 and never mind the fact when I put the bagels in I should have realized I did not have it...that would be in the other post about me doing this on purpose....

P.S.... I threw in a little Egg Art from PiZap just BECAUSE

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Old Main Street Part two

Across Old Main Street from this beautiful 100 year old building is

side view of our County Administration Building...

and here is the front of the that building

which is directly across from our County Courthouse that is 100 years old and under construction for repairs.

standing in front of the court house I aimed the camera down the street to show yet another style of architecture...

NOTE: the most memorial story of this old courthouse is the fact Bob and I were married in that courthouse on Feb. 8, 1985.. cost.. 20.00...time 15 minutes... It worked out beautifully.

and on the way back to the car, the old Main Pub... and there they are a melting pot of styles, yet beautiful.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Happiness is........

I visited A Quiet Corner early AM today and her post title was Happiness comment on the post was... I am drawing a blank.....soooo being WHO I AM, I went to Sir Google and asked to Define Happiness...

I found my answer not in the NOUN Happiness, but in the synonyms listed with it.

Pleasure, Contentment, Satisfaction, Cheerfulness, Merriment, Gaiety, Joy, only a few.. but you see where I am going with this. Once I defined it, the answer came and came again.

When a blog friend mentioned Vanilla Chai tea and I bought a package, I found pleasure of a cup of tea.

Now I was happy to have Chai and happy with Red Raspberry. Then I felt  joy when I snapped these photos

and along came a box of Raspberry Zinger... and I am full of happiness  I felt pleasure when I saw the reflection in the table. I felt joy when I took the Chai and tea bags to Pi-zap. I am Happy it is caffeine free. Happy that is Zings with flavor.
Long Story Short and I can't seem to do that. I am HAPPY that I now know what makes up happiness for me and that I am so easy to please.
And most of all the post I read gave me something to write to go with these photos that have been lingering in my folder for 2 weeks.

Happiness IS.... asked and answered...

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Why Don't Carry a purse and How I do it

Ten years ago I stopped carrying a purse. I have personally known 3 people who had their purses ripped from their arms.

 One friend was shoved down outside Walgreen's Drugs. She had her drivers license, charge cards, check book and keys to car and condo plus a lot of other things including a small address book with friends addresses and phone numbers in the giant purse.

Now the mugger had her address and birth date off the license, her phone number, her car registration information, her SS number off her Medicare card and the keys to her car and condo. She could not even drive home or get in when a friend took her there.
He had everything he needed to break and enter, steal her car or steal her identity

My Aunt's best friend left Michael's with her husband and a lot of bags. Her husband leaned in the front passenger door to push a button to flip open the trunk. she was standing at the back of the car.

A car with 4 men in it pulled up close to her, a man jumped out, shoved her down, grabbed purse and bags, jumped in the car and screeched out of the parking lot.. NOTE: she was With Her Husband.... she ended up with a break in her pelvis on both sides and in a rehab home for a few weeks.

A blogger asked me to do a How Do I live Without a Purse. It is simple.

simple answer is... My needs are in the trucks... only what I  use in the stores is in my pocket.

I wear jeans and keep cards/drivers license and a little cash in an ultra thin leather wallet that goes in my hip pocket, keys in right front pocket, camera left front.

In the console of both trucks and also the glove compartment, I keep the things i might REALLY need... eye drops, eye glass cleaners, Kleenex, pen/paper and lip balm.