Monday, September 30, 2019

Identify this..

Can you guess what this is before you scroll down for the answer?




This giant perfect avocado fell from our tree, and split open.. Bob wanted to save it until it ripened and I said put duct tape on it.   He came in from the garage with ORANGE duct tape on it. I grabbed it and sat it on a plate and took these photos.
He said if they want to know WHY my duct tape is ORANGE, tell them it is to mark the bottom of my plane so I can tell if they are upside down when flying.  We have an appointment soon with the eye doctor. 😍

He did get to eat about a third of it. 

Sunday, September 29, 2019


My friend Myra, commented on a post of sunrise photos, that she adores sunrise, but sunset always makers her a little sad.

My MADsnapper brain darted off to find the lyrics to TAPS because the comment made me here the 4 notes of a bugle playing the TAPS at end of day. TAPS at a funeral always makes me cry.
Sing it with me now.
Day is done
Gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well
Safely rest
God is nigh.

I am sure at the end of the day, these soldiers were ready to hear TAPS played . The song was written during a battle in the civil war

I found the most interesting post about the history of TAPS. It is on The Camping Family.  The photos I used are from my visit to Civil War Enactment in Parrish Florida in 2012. PHOTOS HERE in prior posts.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

With God, All Things Are Possible

Are you thinking, OH MY Ghourd! Sandra has finally decorated for a season... You are thinking, with God, all things are possible. EVEN the MADSnapper decorating her home with Autumn beauty.

GOTCHA!  I took these at my TOPS meeting. The room was beautiful, the church had brought autumn inside... I fell in love with the ceramic pumpkins.

Friday, September 27, 2019

NOT a Pioneer Woman..ha ha

I have no idea why, but I am now scent sensitive, it is as if I have become a Canine, a bloodhound maybe. I told Bob, maybe the airport would hire me to sniff out drugs. 😜

Bob requested Salmon Patties.  I said I don't mind making them, but I can't stand the smell in the house. The last time it took a week for me to stop smelling the Salmon.

Bob: "Cook it outside, use the burner on the Grill."
Me: "You know I don't cook with propane"
ME: "If I blow myself up, who will cook for you?"

Fast Forward through the rest of the tif.  He lit the burner, I put the pan on the fire and said YOU adjust it.
I DID NOT BLOW UP!   But I thought I would die of heat stroke, it was 94 in the shade, feels like 110 at HIGH NOON...

I made him stay there with me, hoping he would take over the pan, NOT!... I muttered the whole time

How did the pioneer women cook on an open fire, in a fireplace, on the ground. I will never Camp OUT I said at one time, the wind was blowing leaves in the pan, the sweat was dripping on the ground.    SHEER MISERY cooking out side. Lesson Learned. NEVER MORE!!! Plus I now know I will NEVER be a happy camper outer

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Village of the Arts - 3 Ugly Duckling

This NEW under construction home is next door to the house that WAS purple and yellow, and next door to what I am calling the UGLY Duckling...

Is this home with a cat on theside walk.

Down the street on the corner is

Around the next corner is this.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Village of Arts 2

Next door to the house in the header is this brightly colored house. I call it the Crayon House. Sadly it is empty, there is a Realtor sign in the window. The Village of the Arts started out to become and artist colony of live/work homes. Greed took over and Investors Ruined it.

I would love to live in this house...… Would you?   This Crayon House I posted yesterday, the purple fence now gone beige fence. Tomorrow wait until you see what is on the other side. See that house in the corner? it is NEW... to be continue
UPDATE: found a link to show you it used to be a restaurant and photos of inside and back yard HERE

Monday, September 23, 2019

Village of the Arts 1

After so many of you commented on how much you loved the house in the header, I took a 20 minute ride and did some Out the Drivers Window Drive by Shooting. These two photos and the header were taken in 2014..

This is the same house, taken on Sept 17th 2019... In my humble opinion, this is a sad thing to do to a beautiful home. So Blah after the bright paint. It is still a yoga studio, but  I think it changed hands. When it was purple, it had art inside.
Don't Fret, I took 137 photos in my drive by shooting, soon to appear on this blog. About 5 of the homes are the same as they were in the past.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Happy 94th Birthday Mama

Mother, in 1944 the year I was born. She was 18 when I was born but turned 19 when I was 3 weeks old
Looking at this photo made me smile. She has on earbobs now known as earrings. The kind that PINCH. She never went out of the house without earbobs... And had a hissy fit when I got my ears pierced in 1965.

Mother would be 94 years old and celebrating her 76th Wedding Anniversary today.  She turned 18 on the day she was married on Sept 22, 1943. I was born Sept 5th, 1944.
(as a small child I caused much grief by telling people I was born on Sept 5th and Mother got married on Sept 22, seems I never said the year when telling this true fact)

Mother left behind a  4 drawer dresser full of Styrofoam egg cartons and each carton had 12 pairs of earbobs just like these. She had one whole carton of them made from tiny shells. She collected shells. The dresser had literally HUNDREDS of earbobs. She never got rid of  a single pair, not even broken ones.

These photos were found on internet by searching vintage earbobs. Not my mothers. 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Itty Bitty Teeny Weeny

Did you read the title, Itty Bitty Teen Weeny and start to sing about bikinis? If so you are WRONG.. Bob was in the pool when this Itty Bitty Teeny Weeny Frog, so tiny it could sit on a pencil eraser, landed on his arm. He was in the deep end, swam side stroke slowly, climbed out, walked to sliding glass door and said in a Hurry UP scary voice. Samar! Come HERE!

I freaked out thinking he was bleeding, ran to the door... and there sat the cutest frog I have ever seen, so tiny I feared the lens would not focus on it.

After a few SNAPS! Bob walked him to the flower pot and let him hop off into the bushes...This little guy was about the size of a house fly...

Friday, September 20, 2019

Let There Be Light

And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness

God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day

And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years,

God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.

God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth

and to govern the day and the night, .

and to separate light from darkness
And God saw that it was good

Joining Nature Friday over at LLB I our back yard, with Rosy, Arty and Jakey

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Repost from Ten Years ago today

This post was first posted exactly 10 years ago today. It was posted on 9/18/2009. I had only one comment...

What is this?????


Purple Passion Flower, you have seen it before. I took this today. Love the squiggles

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


What is this green thingy? Can you guess before you scroll???

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I purchased 2 green pool noodles at Wal-Mart for 94 cents each and cut to fit the metal bars on our Poolside Towel/Bathing suit rack. Years ago I purchased one and remembered to get PVC pipe, this one 2 years ago is METAL. the Rust was staining things, and I had
Moment and cut the noodles to fit the metal. Now it is harder for the wind to blow things off on the ground. In Florida the sun eats metal, towels, bathing suits, any thing that is left outside will become trashed soon.