Thursday, August 31, 2023

Did You Know

 Did you know,there's an underground cavern beneath the Washington DC Lincoln Memorial?



For more information on the cavern:

The Truth About The Underground Chamber In The Lincoln Memorial (




Bye-bye, August, bye-bye. 



Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Writerly Wednesday

 What's your synonym or sentence for:

Example: Just because I borrow books and don't return them doesn't make me a biblioklept.

FYI: After snollygoster, this is my new favorite word.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

It's Ketch-up Day


How was your weekend and how goes your week?

As threatened promised, here're more pictures of Lewis Ginter Gardens which sprawls  over eighty acres.  The pictures are random and in no particular order.

These lily pads were big enough to ride on.

Cute little gnome house;0)


Have an excellent day.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Did You Know


Did you know, dead skin cells are a component of household dust?


More information on dead skin cells being a component of household dust at:, Wikipedia,,

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

It's Ketch-up

 Did you have a great weekend? We hooked up with the daughter and SIL in Virginia where we stayed at an airbnb. 

This is where we stayed.

Don't you love this fan?


These guys came wandering across the yard.


Saturday morning we went to the Farmer's Market.


Cranberry beans

I thought these eggs were so pretty. They went from pale blue to pale green.

Then we went to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Among the many wonders was a butterfly exhibit.


More pictures next week...You've been warned:)

Friday, August 18, 2023

Weekend Wishes


If you're interested in the historical Old West, I'm posting today at Cowboy Kisses about William Bonney A.K.A. Billy the Kid.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Did You Know

 Did you know, to intimidate his enemies, when Blackbeard the pirate fought he put slow burning fuses in his hair and lit them so that the smoke surrounding his features gave him a demonic look?

Links for information on Blackbeard:

Blackbeard the Pirate: Myths, Truths and Legends ( 

11 Facts About Blackbeard the Pirate (

Facts About Blackbeard the Pirate for Children - The Classroom 

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Writerly Wednesday

 What's your synonym or sentence for:

 Example: The cats bamboozled me into an extra feeding.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

It's Ketch-Up Day


Did you have a good weekend? How goes your week?

It's been pretty quiet here. Frank of course, is always on guard against intruders in the backyard. 


Except when he's sleeping, which is about fifty percent of the time:)


What do you do with your crock pots when they die? Here's my brother's solution. That's stevia by the way. I'd love to grow some if I could find it.


 Okay, mushroom aficionados.  What kind of mushroom is this?

That's it, folks. Short post today.


Thursday, August 10, 2023

Did You Know


Did you know, most reindeer eyes are brownish-gold in the summer and turn blue in the winter?





Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Writerly Wednesday

 What is your synonym or sentence for:

Example: My uncle robbed the local bank and spent ten years in the hoosegow.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Ketch-up Day


Are you having a great week?

We went to see the grands over the weekend and it was, of course, fun. There was one glitch. My son and the HH took the twins to a minor league baseball game. Everyone was having a great time. Then in the last inning, the last hitter hit a foul ball over the fence and over the roof to land on the windshield of our son's new car and crack it. OUCH.

The rest of the weekend went without incident.

We went pedal boating which was lots of fun. I hadn't been since the kids were little. Imagine my surprise when I found out they now have motors and you actually don't need to pedal.  


Then we took the kids to the Painted Peacock to paint ceramics and that was fun too:) 

Here's the new family member, Pearl:)



Garden  and butterfly pics



AND From Illinois

Thanks, Jan, and Happy Birthday B and C, and all the  rest of the August babes.


What's happening in your corner of the world?