Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fall Colors - Florida style

Monday September 29th, I searched high and low for fall colors in my backyard.. I found the purple passion plant had grown itself in a perfect wreath on the fence.

I found water droplets on the elephant ears

And then thought... I AM THE MADSNAPPER... 

Hello PicMonkey/Hello FALL COLORS
But WAIT! there's MORE......

Pink Hibiscus, blooms year round
  I did find True Fall Colors, in fact Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter colors here.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Xtra ! Xtra ! - Read all about it...

Bradenton Herald News Headlines that caught my attention. 

Click on pic above for article

It seems THEY  think Olive Garden is giving away to many free breadsticks and that is why they are in financial trouble.. They say It is NOT the fact you give all you can eat bread sticks, but you need to just give them ONE at a Time...

(read article to find out who, why, when and where) 


OH NO.... Please...Wash your hands everyone

I got a chuckle out of this one, Florida TOOL lane? make that Toll lanes


WHAT???? check in hand he whacked it 3 times and each time the web cam took his pic and the guards recognized him..

       Color  ME Flabbergasted!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Breaking News... and a secret

I have a secret to tell you.....The ONLY reason I am overweight is that I do not diet  because as long as I am overweight, my skin is stretched tight and my face has less wrinkles. 

If I lost 20 pounds I would look like this... the fatter I am the more the skin smooths out... JUST SAYIN..

BREAKING NEWS.. you might Remember the post a few weeks ago This Was The Week That Was?  the one where Murphy's Law came to stay the whole week.

Fast Forward 3 days....

Bob came in YELLING down the hall, "the electric bill is here.. $379.00 "

and I screamed "WHAT?" I grabbed the bill and there it was.. DOUBLE bill 

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOO... I quickly searched my memory crazy brain for thoughts of paying the bill.... 

I remember I  logged onto on line banking and typed in the $182.42 and looked down and the one from the month before was only 32 cents more, I was so busy calculating the 32 cents, I FORGOT TO PUSH THE PAY BILL NOW button. 

At least they did not charge me a late fee and I was SHOCKED about that and the fact I DID NOT PAY THE BILL and did NOT KNOW I did not pay the bill.

And I kept say Darn You Murphy!!!!   It was his fault because it can't be MY FAULT... 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Make Do Photos

I walked in Walmart at 6:30 AM, still dark outside, snapped two photos quickly hoping no one would notice. they were both HORRIBLE... see above

Above edited in PicMonkey, below played with in Photo Shop 7

Above out of the camera, below Photo Shopped by MadSnapper

I just did the old MS Make Do Play thingy

Why did the scarecrow get promoted?
He was out standing in his field... (groan is appropriate)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Good Fence Thursday - Beatiful

 Photos taken at Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL

 The above walkway is two stories up and this beautiful fence keeps us from falling off into the courtyard below , below surrounds the deck facing Sarasota Bay on the back of Ca Da Zan home of Robert and Mable Rinlging

For former posts on Ca Da Zan CLICK HERE

Joining TexWisGirl for Good Fence Thursday 27

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I love Lizards

Male Brown Anole
 Enlarge to see all his beautiful details.
This big guy was staring me in the face a few days ago and I could not resist. He is so used to the camera he just looks at me. his feet are just amazing works of art to me.

I we had 5 dollars for every Anole on our property we would be millionaires... I used Zoom to get this, from a distance he looks like a stick and part of the limb he is on... he is about 6 inches long.

If lizards are your thing CLICK HERE and scroll through my 87 million photos of them
I found this on FB today and have watched it twice, once alone and once with Bob. the horse Has The Beat.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Right Place, Right Time

Zoom above/crop below
Click on photos for details

Zoom above/crop below

Yes the adorable avocado eating varmint is eating the flowers on the Schefflera tree. Yes, it is the kind you can grow indoors, In Florida they make 40 to 50 foot trees.

Below shows how high up he was, bellied up to the flower buffet.

we find the sticks minus the flowers and wondered what happened. Now we know

Photo includes 1 Loblolly Pine, 1 Seagrape, 2 Schefflera trees, one corner of our Jungle

Monday, September 22, 2014

Stroll Over Heaven With You

Photo 1942

Today would  be my mothers 89th Birthday. The pink of this print was her favorite color. We call it Mother's Pink

In Memory of My Mother
Mary Lucille Overby McCall
born September 22, 1925
Palmetto Florida

The words are below to Alan Jackson, I want to stroll over Heaven.

Stroll Over Heaven With You by Alan Jackson

If I survey all the good things that come to me from above
If I count all the blessings from the storehouse of love

I'd simply ask for the favor of him beyond mortal king
And I'm sure he would grant it again
I want to stroll over Heaven with you some glad day

When all our troubles and heartaches are vanished away
Then we'll enjoy the beauty where all things are new
I want to stroll over Heaven with you

So many places of beauty we long to see here below
But time and treasures have kept us from making plans as you know

But come the morning of rapture together we'll stand a new
While I stroll over Heaven with you

I want to stroll over Heaven with you some glad day
When all our troubles and heartaches are vanished away
Then we'll enjoy the beauty where all things are new

I want to stroll over Heaven with you

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Cobwebs and Light

You did not see me in blogland, posting or commenting because Thursday AM  I flipped on the light in The Nook  and ..............

 was HORRIFIED to see a Cobweb, 2 feet long, from the light in the ceiling down to the bottom shelf..  (am I admitting this on LIVE INTERNET??)

There is a lot of glass in this Nook.......Click on colored link to Once Upon A Nook to see the story and why I have a love/hate relationship with it..

Do cobwebs love light?      Is that why they are on the lampshades?      

 Why do they hang from the ceiling?

Who makes the webs? Spiders? why don't I see the webs UNTIL they are long and stringy?

why don't we see them when they are 3 inches not 20 inches long?

Do they just appear? create themselves?

OH MY GOODNESS they ARE CREATED by SPIDERS, even the tiny ones that hang from the ceiling....so where are all these spiders, I don't see them?

For details on   Where do cobwebs come from? CLICK HERE   or not...

. If you are bored to tears and need to kill time Click on  NOOK  photos I have taken over the years..

short video the hug of the century and I cried... let me know if you do to

Friday, September 19, 2014

In Memory of Duke..

I am sitting here with tears rolling down my cheeks, our dear friend Duke has gone over the rainbow bridge...  Ann, you know I loved Duke... this is a repost in his memory. to visit Ann click on SnapEditScrap...

Click on photos for the best view in slide show..

Ann of SnapEditScrap and I, have found we are sisters under the skin when it comes to play time in Photoshop. We both love to add and subtract and filter and do STUFF to photos. I have grabbed a few ideas from things she posted. She suggested we have a Duel. I grabbed her dog Duke from her blog and she grabbed my dogs from my blog and here we are today. Dueling Darlings using our Darlings.

Baby and Duke are laying in the Gulf Fritteary Butterfly Incubator.
(a bit of a TRICK since they live 1028 miles apart, but with a little help, they managed to meet and play)

Jake and Duke with their favorite toys. Don't they look like they love walking on our pool deck together?

Of Course Dogs talk!

 I had so much fun I thought Black and White, why not. Can't wait to see what Ann thought up. Why don't you POP OVER to see what tricks Ann pulled out of her hat  Photoshop

Don't forget to pop over and see what Ann came up with.... or maybe you have already been there.

THE END run free Sweet Duke

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In The Zone

No fly from 6:15pm Tomorrow night to 2:45 Wednesday

When this article showed up in the newspaper, I waited for The Email.

It arrived Tuesday AM and stated  AMA Members, (American Modelers Assc)

 No fly from 6:15 pm Tuesday night to 2:45 pm Wednesday. no fly zone map attached

Bob spends 2 hour a day at the park
Does this plane look dangerous? does this man look dangerous?

Well we live with in the circles........better known as The No Fly Zone....

 Hubby is grounded. He can't fly his planes in the park because You Know Who is coming to Tampa....  click here for former Post on Planes

We have gone to the BEACH where I took this photo, me to snap and him to swim.... see you all later.....

UPDATE IS NO BEACH TODAY and THEY Say it will Rain All Day. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Favorite Bumper Stickers

Sharing a few of my favorite bumper stickers seen on cars....I made these in PicMonkey... big surprise there!   The bad news is, I had no trouble at all reading this bumper sticker.

Disclaimer here: I have never and never will put a sticker on a car.. Neither has bob. but we like reading them

Below is my hubby's favorite bumper sticker, seen on a truck many years ago, it is still his all time favorite....we have no bumper stickers on our cars. Do you?