Thursday, March 31, 2016

Lost Kangaroo Pub

 Can you find Bob in the first two reflections? I did not see him until I uploaded. Here is the scoop on ME... I have been off the computer for five days, due to my leg/hip/back problems.. this is on going and will the rest of my life. Osteoarthritis in lower spine and hip has caused spinal stenosis which pinches the nerve.. Exercise and changes in routine are the only way to help the pain.  This means limiting the time on computer... Also Jake has hip problems and twisted his right hind leg, and we have had to make changes for him to.... I am not sure what I will do yet.... I may be on and off, I may just quit... will let you know.

This is one of the buildings on our Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton..

Friday, March 25, 2016

Sunset in our Backyard.

  I have shown you several sunrises from our back yard. I captured sunset March 21, 2016

 I cloned the swing set out of the corner. Which do you like best? does it matter?

Thursday, March 24, 2016


These photo's were taken at 2:30 in the afternoon, Bob was cleaning the pool, in the sun. I was in the shade taking pics of Jake and noticed the shadows on Bob's back. When I aimed the camera I saw this. My eye saw him in bright sun, the camera saw a black background.  I moved into the sun and took a 3rd shot but since it showed all the dirt on his shirt I deleted it.

Speaking of OLD things... Heh Heh Heh... it doesn't pay to keep pharmacy items on hand... I know this how???         Monistat Cream that expired in 2011 makes things worse not better... Imodium that expired in 2011 still works. 
I used one and Bob the other... you can write the rest of the story in your head. If you don't know what Monistat is, you don't need to know.
Having learned this lesson in the past week, I went through the closet that stores Over the counter STUFF and almost ALL of it was 3 to 6 years old. This is a good thing because it means we did not need any of it for the past 6 years...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Emerson Point Water and a Critter

Emerson Point has cove beaches, river and bay water views, boats and docks......

and even a critter here and there, can you find him?

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Fire In The Hole..Oh No, She Didn't

Fire in the Hole.. by MADsnapper

“Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can't strike them all by ourselves”
Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate

UNLESS you are A MADSnapper who started with one match to light the candle and ended up testing what 3 matches at one time could do.

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
― Madeleine L'Engle

Oh No, she didn't
Fascinating Fire brought to you by MadSnapper the Firebug with a little assistance from PicMonkey

Monday, March 21, 2016

Embarrassing Moment..# 87 Million

I want to tell you about my Embarrassing Moment..# 87 Million. It might just be The Most Embarrassing Senior Moment since I turned...............well..............Senior...................

Last week and email from my bank advised me my debit card had been compromised with others and they had mailed me a new card with a chip in it. Also advised to cut up old, activate new when it arrived.

The card arrived, I dashed to the phone and called to activate it and hung up ranting.
Bob, did you know all I had to do was type in the last 4 digits of the card and the code and it was activated?... NO ANSWER from the peanut gallery... I continue to rant on about anyone could activate it it they took the letter out of the mail..yada yada yada...

he finally answered with   "did I get one too?"   more ranting from me about reading him the letter and him not listening...It was MY card compromised because he never uses his anywhere but the gas station... Wait that is not what this post is about....

I went to Wal-Mart Friday with the new card, I paid and it did not give me the option to put in pin number, just sign here please. Discussed with Cashier, she knew nothing.  I came home and ranted that I did not want to use it without a pin.. on and on and on. Rant... Rant...

I go the next day to Dollar General. same thing... ditto what I wrote above.
More ranting and raving... Did I tell you I kept checking the bank account on line to see if the two transactions showed? NOPE! Nada, nothing there. More ranting while I emailed Lola and asked if she had that problem.. NOPE!
Have you guessed the punch line yet?
Debit is bright RED card... because I was afraid it might not be active, I tool the Bright Blue Charge Card for Just In Case What If Scenario....
Can you guess now?
 Yes, the new card works....I tried it Sunday AM and both transactions are sitting on my charge account waiting to be paid. If I can remember how....

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Emerson Point Welcome Center

Above is the Welcome Center, not always open because it is only open when volunteers can be there. A ranger lives in a home behind it but is to busy to run the center. My question is Why did they put the bathrooms UP all those stairs? and when I got there, it had Handicap on the door. so how does a Handicap get up there?   Dear State Park builders using our money... what were you thinking?

the butterfly garden had a dozen rocks painted like Lady Bugs, about the size of my fist. I am wondering why? decorative? and of course Dear Hubby Bob was standing under the Osprey nest and I was taking a shot of him and totally Missed The Osprey as it flew up out of the nest..  I did get a shot of the nest.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Hippity Hoppity................

I put my coloring face on just for you................ here you go... Hippity Hoppity you know what is on the way....

 OOPS! not a bunny is it???? when I get coloring I get COLORING..

Friday, March 18, 2016

Salty ofd seadog?

Our YMCA pool is closed for repairs, this means each morning at 5 am, the Salty Old Seadog and I walk in our neighborhood IN THE DARK. I carry a big heavy cane, he carries an ax handle. This is for safety from 4 or 2 legged animals.

The past 3 days we have had heavy sea fog and as we walked along I said

"this is the kind of fog the Headless Horsman comes riding out of" 
 his answer...
"and we can't even hit him in the head"

Brahahaha.... get it?         it took me about 30 seconds to start laughing. How long did it take you?

Rose asked me if my Nikon has a view finder. I said yes, but I can't get it to work. Then I thought, if they put it there is should work. I needed a subject to see if I could zoom and use the view finder. I DID and here is proof.  When I showed him the photo's he said  "I look mean"   I said you always do that because you hate me taking your photo. you are photogenic and if you smiled we could blow up Blogland with my photos.
No he is NOT sunburned. he gets red in the sun but an hour later it is gone...He loves water, all water, rivers, oceans, gulf and pool. with fish or no fish...

Salty old seadog? Bob in the pool....

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Green of it All

Q: Why are leprechauns so hard to get along with?
A: Because they're very short-tempered!

Q: Do leprechauns make good secretaries?
A: Sure, they're great at shorthand!
Q: What do leprechauns love to barbecue?
A: Short ribs!

Q: Why did the leprechaun stand on the potato?
A: To keep from falling in the stew!
Q: How did the leprechaun beat the Irishman to the pot of gold?
A: He took a shortcut!

KNOCK KNOCK... Who's there? Irish... Irish you a Happy St. Patricks Day

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Nature's Wearing O'Green 2

Sea Grapes wear shades of green all year long.
March, the month of wearing green for Saint Patrick's Day and nature wears her best greens here.

Q: How can you tell if an Irishman is having a good time?
A: He's Dublin over with laughter!

Q: What would you get if you crossed Quasimodo with an Irish football player?
A: The Halfback of Notre Dame!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Nature's Wearing O' the Green 1

I decided to count down to Saint Patricks day with Nature's Greens... These greens were taken in our back yard...
Q: What do you call a fake stone in Ireland?
A: A sham rock.

Q: Why do people wear shamrocks on St. Patrick's Day?
A: Regular rocks are too heavy.

Q: Why can't you borrow money from a leprechaun?
A: Because they're always a little short.

Q: How did the Irish Jig get started?
A: Too much to drink and not enough restrooms!