Thursday, June 30, 2022

The C.D.'s

 One of the town houses behind us had this hanging on their front porch. Thay made a suncatcher by stringing up C.D.'s! They spun in the wind, and turned all different colors with how the sun caught them. I was totally enchanted. Now I need to find some old C.D.'s

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the spaces between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”

~Maya Angelou


“Music is what feelings sound like.”

 ~Author unknown

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

A Tale Of Two Chickens

 On the way home from the Farmer's Maket that I posted about earlier this week, we passed another one! So we stopped in; after passing this sign.

They had chickens.

They had these tires stuck into the ground, maybe as a kind of playground?

And they had their crates painted and stuck together to make trains.

And they had this for taking pictures.

That's it! We didn't buy anything at this one.

The chicken did not cross the road. The road passed beneath the chicken.
-- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, June 28, 2022


 A few hours ago, we parked by this car in the Kroger parking lot. Oy.

The sun was out, and the reflections on the windshield are a sky full of buttermilk clouds.

And it's not even Halloween time! It's the middle of summer! The liscense plate said LECTER (as in Hannibal).

“The visual of Satan isn’t one of a big red devil with horns. Even worse, it’s the picture of something good, twisted enough to be compelling.”

― Todd Stocker

Sunday, June 26, 2022

The Orchard

 Last week, we made our first trip of the year to Chile's Fruit Orchard. The trip there is pretty.

Here, we are driving up to it.

They had these strawberry facts on their outside wall.

They had lots of big metal roosters. A bunch were under a table that they call their Coop.

This huge owl hovered above them.

Felt birdhouses.

We got some nectarines, and ice cold bottles of Apple Ginger Ale.

"Fruit only angers my need for chocolate."

 ~Jason Love


Saturday, June 25, 2022

Sunday Sunset

 In order

The reflection in the house windows across the street.

“The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.” 

– Pamela Hansford Johnson

Friday, June 24, 2022

Fried Chicken

 They are building a Popeye's in town, and are almost done. I remember all the hoopla there was when they introduced their new chicken sandwich. But we have never eaten there.

So my question to you is: Have you ever eaten anything from Popeye's? How did it taste? Should we go when it opens?

Speaking of fried chicken, have you heard anything about these Fried Chicken flavored Oreos? Would you try them?

Thursday, June 23, 2022


 Ever since we have moved into this house about 40 years ago, we have had earwigs for several weeks in the summer. They have forceps-like pinchers, and are altogether disagreeable to look at. There are almost 2,000 different kinds, but we have only one kind.

They get into everything! The dishes in the drainer, tissues, the toilet paper (once I wiped myself with toilet paper and an earwig was on it). Anyway, yesterday I felt a pinching on my foot. I had felt that before, and knew what it was. Sure enough, when I took my sock off, there was an earwig in it! I got pinched with those pinchers. Or maybe bit; they do bite as well.

In these two photos, you can see one crawling on the dishes in the drainer. Seems that this year, most of the neighborhood has a huge infestation of them!

“Hasn't modern civilized life come to be little else than a fight for life against bugs?”

 ~Dorothy Scarborough

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Father's Day 2022 & A Birthday

 On Sunday, we celebrated both Father's Day, and our middle granddsughter Dara's 11th birthday. It was a beautiful day, so we went to our son's home and gathered out back. Dara had been really wanting the Vans checkerboard shoes, and was over the moon when she opened them.

Vivian waited patiently nearby, hoping for any stray crumbs.

Our youngest, Jazz, showed us how she can do a combination somersault/split.

Grandpa & Dara.

A square Father's Day balloon!

As we got in the car to leave, Jazz picked me this sweet little flower, the perfect ending to the day.

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 ...