Monday, May 30, 2022

Me & Julia Child

 CNN is having a show on Julia Child tonight. I am hoping to watch it. The other day, I was watching this commercial for the show. And I noticed that her kitchen is the same color that we just painted ours! Here is Julia's and here is ours. What a nice surprise.




Here are a few Julia Child quotes that I like.


“Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”

“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”

 

“The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.”

“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.”

* Note to The Mad One: Yes, it is AQUA!

 


Sunday, May 29, 2022

Memorial Day 2022

 




For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.

 ~William Penn


Saturday, May 28, 2022

Sunday Storm

 Instead of my usual Sunday Sunset, today's post is Sunday Storm. Last night there were tornados all around us. A nearby city had over 40 buildings damaged. We spent the evening looking at this on our local T.V. channel.


For me, one of the only bad things about spring is the unstable weather and tornado season. I guess everything has it's downside. I am so very thankful to God that our city was spared. This nearby one was not.



“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.”

 Morris West

Friday, May 27, 2022

The Jump

 Yesterday we went to our Granddaughter's high jump event in Field & Track. She had made it to regionals. About 19 schools were competing, and it was hard to get a place to park.


I finally spotted her in the camera!


As her turn to jump got near, she had to take her sweatshirt off. It was chilly.



Think she sees us? We were pretty far away.


And there she goes! I captured her in mid-air.


Now it's time to relax and wind down. I do think she may see us now.


“I think fearless is having fears, but jumping anyway.”

 

Taylor Swift


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

A Hot Day At The Craft Fair

 First, I am taking the day off from visiting blogs today. We have a busy day and will be gone most of the day. We have two medical appointments, a high school competition with our granddaughter, and tending a friend's cat. 

We walked around an outside craft show last weekend. I got some pictures, but it was so HOT! Way over 90!



There was live music as well.


Perhaps this booth was homemade dog treats.


I was tempted at this booth.




What do you think these things are? I have no idea.


Whatever they are, the artist was sitting there carving more of them.


This was another favorite of mine. People, creatures, and animals made from clothespins. Then made into magnets.


There were different themes. This one was The wizard Of Oz. See the Tin Man in the middle?




And so ends our little Craft Fair adventure. See anything you wanted? I am proud of myself, I did not buy one thing!

 "I craft so hard I sweat glitter."

 ~Author unknown


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Old Friends

 I saw this pair of Bluebirds from quite a distance away. That is why the pictures are so blurry. They stayed together, and were so sweet. And for some reason, they made me think of the Paul Simon song Old Friends. Who knows why...



Old friends
Sat on their park bench
Like bookends
A newspaper blown through the grass
Falls on the round toes
On the high shoes
Of the old friends

 

Can you imagine us
Years from today
Sharing a park bench quietly?
How terribly strange
To be seventy

Paul Simon

Monday, May 23, 2022

 Driving down the road by the river, I spotted a flash of white. What was it...a plastic bag, a handkerchief?


It was a Great White Heron! Partly hidden by bare tree limbs and on the other side of a fence. I don't think he even spotted us.




“It is a negligence of the mind not to notice how at dusk heron comes to the pond and stands there in his death robes, perfect servant of the system, hungry, his eyes full of attention, his wings pure light
.”

Mary Oliver


Saturday, May 21, 2022

Sunday Sunset

 I snapped these yesterday evening; it was a lovely sunset that held a nice surprise.

 In order.




Balloons celebrating the sunset! Does it get any better than this?






Friday, May 20, 2022

An Unexpected Guest At the Table

 You might get unexpected guests when you have a salmon dinner. Our granddaughter is getting a dinnertime visit from her kitty Toodles.





Photo taken by our daughter-in-law Melissa.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

A Real Lifesaver!

 My Lifesaver plant is blooming again, and I just had to show you! Yes, I have posted it before, but it is so amazing to me. Here is the plant.



And now, a closer look at the bloom!


They are a succulent. And of course their name is because the blooms look like Lifesavers candy.


Here is what the blooms start out looking like before they open. As you can see, there are a lot more!






Sparks

 Here is a photo from about 10 years ago of the first time Anne Marie held a sparkler. Can you say "fear"? After the fireworks the...