Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Ketch-Up Day



For those of you who had one, how was your extended weekend? As you can see, ours was lazy. By the way, this is my excuse for not getting more writing done.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it;)

The Eternal Garden Pics



Hawaii. Taken  (and shared) by D. L. Finn

Hawaii is on my bucketlist. What about you? Have you been to Hawaii? Or maybe a different island paradise?

Friday, May 26, 2023

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Did You Know

 Did you know, that even though most of our bones stop growing by the time we are in our twenties, our hips continue to widen into our seventies?

Oh, yay. Sigh.



Tuesday, May 23, 2023

It's Ketch-Up Day


How was your weekend and how is your week going?

We saw the grands this weekend. The grand girl was running in a 5 K.  It was a lot of fun watching the kids. AND the excitement didn't stop there. We got home just in time to discover a turtle laying her eggs next to the drive. She dug a hole, laid the eggs, covered the hole and off she went.

This is what she looked like but this isn't mama turtle.



Her running pose;)


AND the Eternal Garden Pics

It's day lily time in NC.


The coneflowers are blooming. They look like zinnias, don't they?


Remember the disgarded rose branch cuttings I stuck in the ground by Captain's grave?


Last but not least, Florida sky shots.


Are you a runner? Seen a lovely sunset? Got flowers?



Friday, May 19, 2023

Weekend Wishes


I'm at Cowboy Kisses today chatting about Annie Oakley.  If you're in the vicinity, and have an interest, please stop by.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Did You Know

 Did you know, that the terms ocean and sea, though used interchangeably, aren't exactly the same?

The ocean is the huge body of water that covers most of the earth. The sea is the large body of water that bumps up against land and connects it to the ocean. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

It's Ketch-Up Day


Did the moms and caregivers out there have a wonderful weekend? I sure hope so.

The HH and I went to Shelton Vineyards for dinner. They had a special Mother's Day Selection.  It started with either a salad, soup, or another selection they had listed. Fried Tortellini, maybe? I chose the salad. The croutons were hands down the best I've ever had.

For the main course I went with the vegetarian option and the HH got Mai Mai. And yes I did end up bringing a box home, since my plate was overflowing;)

And.....I brought most of my dessert home too:) The HH had half of his cheesecake finished before I managed to snap a pic of it:)

And on our way out the door, the ladies were given a rose and a little box of macarons. 

This is a picture of the vineyards. There's a rose bush at the beginning of each row.  The roses are blooming and are so pretty.


I saw this hydrangea at Home Depot. You can't really tell from my picture but the flower is huge. It's the biggest hydrangea that I've ever seen. It was probably three times larger than my hand and I don't have small hands.


The Amaryllis is blooming.

  AND last but not least, if you have an opportunity check out this trailer. It is just amazing. It's about a wild fish and the unusual friend he made.

So what did you do this weekend? Ever seen a huge hydrangea? A friendly bass?

Friday, May 12, 2023

Weekend Wishes



AND to all the moms out there:

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Mega apologies to my friends that live in different countries.  If I could offer it as a promotion in your neck of the woods, I would gladly.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Did You Know

 Did you know, the first post office in the U.S was located in Richard Fairbanks tavern? Pretty handy, hey? Go in for an ale and grab your mail at the same time.


Tuesday, May 9, 2023

It's Ketch-up Day




How was your weekend and how is your week shaping up?

Ours has been thought provoking.

We had a pause moment. Amazon dropped off a package that wasn't ours.  We didn't recognize the name or the address. If it had been a postal delivery we would have just returned it to the post office. As it was, we thought we'd stick the address in GPS and drop it off. And then we paused. Three months ago we would have done just that, but violence is escalating at such a pace in this country that knocking on a stranger's door or pulling into their driveway can get you shot. I wish I was exaggerating. Unfortunately, I'm not. This is now America's reality. 


It was a lazy Sunday.


AND In the garden



Sunday we had burgers for dinner. I had plant based (The Impossible Burger) and the HH had beef. Can you tell which is which?

Burger A

Burger B

Got hostas? Tried plant based burgers? Worried about guns? Did you have a lazy Sunday?

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Did You Know

Did you know, as far as is known, fire does not exist anywhere in the solar system except on earth.