Thursday, February 29, 2024

In General

 Our Dollar General store moved into a new building this year, and it is larger and has a fancy layout. Here are a few of the spring things I found there.  A mug of my blog title! Plus this other mug seemed to go with it, so I bought them both. After all, it is a DOLLAR store!


And this cute little glass stacked cannister!


I put different Easter candies in it, and sat it beside my coffee creamer cannister.


I don’t always drink water, but when I do, it’s coffee.

My java lets me espresso myself!

 

Coffee goes well with coffee.

 

           Coffee helps me hide my sarcasm.

 

 


Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

It's No Weiner, But It'll Have To Do

 I have always wanted to see the actual Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. But I have resigned myself to knowing I likely never will. We passed this Red Bull car, so it will have to do instead.


I read that their slogan "Red Bull Gives You Wings", is one of the most popular and memorable advertising campaigns in the world. Funny, I have never heard of it!

Red Bull mainly contains carbonation, caffeine, and B vitamins. I'd rather have a hot dog.



Monday, February 26, 2024

The Pink House

 This house is in our neighborhood. It is so cute with the different shades of pink trim. And they have a chick and a rabbit in the front yard. You may think this is for spring, but it is like this all year round! 




“Pink is a beautiful color because it is one of the colors that the sun makes at twilight and in the dawns.”

– C. Joybell C


Saturday, February 24, 2024

Sunday Sunset

 






On the way home, we passed the house on the corner that always has green lights on.





Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A Plague Among Us

 A Plague of Cicadas. that is. This year, trillions of Cicadas will emerge across the eastern U.S.  This will be a rare double mega-breed! How would you like trillions of these red eyes staring at you?


I think this one has wings that look like abalone shell.



Some people think they are a kind of locust or grasshopper, but they aren't. They are considered "true insects".

There are 190 varieties of Cicada here in the U.S.A. And 3,400 varieties around the world. and the buzz they make is about the same decibels as a chain saw! But don't worry, they are completely harmless to people. Of course, all my photos are from the web.

Here is a map that shows their emergence facts.



Nothing in the cry of cicadas suggests they are about to die

Matsuo Basho

 

“In past summers when I had been home, I had often tasted a strange sadness as I sat quietly in the midst of the seething cicada song. This sorrow seemed to pierce deep into my heart along with the piercing insect cry. Always at such times I would sit alone and still, gazing into myself. “

— Soseki Natsume


In General

 Our Dollar General store moved into a new building this year, and it is larger and has a fancy layout. Here are a few of the spring things ...