This is one of three planters I put in on the pillars on the road side of the lot. LOVE these. Will do them again next year. Nothing special about this photo.... nothing interesting other than I am so pleased with the way they turned out.
This is Smokey as seen through the old screen on the sunroom windows. Back before they were plastic the screens were made of some sort of metal. Therefore the picture is as you see it. He is peeking out at me standing up on his hind legs, paws on he window sill.
He loves that room as much as I do
There is a reason thay call this plant 'Bee' Balm. Just when you thought my photos were boring I post this one.
Hey, getting this close to a bee was an adventure.' Bee'lieve me, I was ready to jump back casue I had my face only the width of the camera and a couple inches away from this guy. OK boring for you but not for me. He was actually quite sedate. I managed many photos as he moved in and out from 'bee'tween the petals.
Today Roger went fishing.. some people have to work.... not him.... at least not every day....so he fishes. And he brought home some large mouth bass to filet up for dinner. We prepare it like fish and chips.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Whisk together the flour, milk, water, baking powder, and salt in a bowl until smooth.
This is a glass, on the patio table catching the light from the evening sun. It is out of focus.. intentionally.
Nothing special to be said about it beyond that.
I think I will take my camera to work tomrrow and see what I can catch.
so I spiced it up with the use of a filter in PhotoShop.
Today was the local Garden Tour. We have done it for 4 or 5 years now. Some gardens were OK, some were very nice, some were not to our taste and one was spectacular. The photos I took of that one did not do it justice so I chose not to post it. But I liked the centre on this flower. And I liked how the filter punched up the colour and made it a bit more interesting. If I could find my manual for this camera I would read it and figure out how to use all the settings in a way that would make even the most boring photos more interesting.
Wow!.. I made it to Day 6. BUT it's still boring. Seriously boring.
BUT as you see I have my book. I have a drink and have just finished a thin crust spinach pizza. My PJs are on and my legs are up as a recline stretched out on the day bed.. see previous photo... and I don't have to work tomorrow. Life is good.
I hope to find something a bit more interesting to post a photo of this weekend.
This is Bandit. Sidekick to Smokey. But honestly, she's the one who rules the roost so to speak. I initially brought Bandit home as a companion for Smokey because being alone all day Smokey got bored and got into stuff and made messes. Getting on shelves and on top of cabinets and dressers and knocking stuff onto the floor. I figured that would stop once he has someone to play with during day.
Ended up he taught her all his bad tricks and I was coming home to bigger messes.
It holds a cot piled high with cushions to sink into. (seen here) a small desk, a side table a lamp table and two chairs.
It is my favorite room in the house and if it was up to me, it would remain open all year. But it is uninsulated and has windows on 3 sides so at some point after Thanksgiving it gets closed up.
A Maple tree sits outside the front window and holds my collection of chimes. When the breezes blow the sound is .. I wish I could describe it but I can't other than to say it calms me when I am tense and lifts my spirits when I am down.
The dappled sunlight shines through the leaves on the trees amd streams in and casts a soothing light over everything and the windows open to let breezes through.
On days when I am fortunate enough to have the luxury, I curl up on the cot and read. When my eyes get heavy from taking in the words I nap, then sometimes I will wake and continue to read some more and sometimes drift off again.
I have a tough time keeping still as a rule but but when I set myself down on this cot it's like a switch... the response is automatic. And I relax and forget for a while the challenges life brings.
We have gardens.. far too many of them and this year its almost an addiction. My son has taken to sheilding my eyes from them as we walk past plants at the stores, holding my elbow as he quides me past. "Mom, we have enough plants, don't look at them, you have no room for anymore".
And he is right.
This is an African Daisy. I have always loved the daisy type flowers because of the simplicity of them but I am fond of this particular flower due to the variety of colours and unusual blends of colours on some of them. And some have a variation of the pettle shape that is unusual.
I am a mother of 3, step mom of 3. I have been someones wife twice (not the SAME someone)and now live common law. I think I prefer it.
I have two cats, many fish and used to love chocolate. (not so much anymore)
I enjoy home decorating and renovation. I enjoy taking photos from moving vehicles. (Mostly because no one in my life who was driving with me would ever stop so I could take a picture I wanted.... so I adapted.) I paint.. sometimes. And enjoy and value the people I consider friends. If I don't watch myself I find I have a tendency to focus on how few days I have left on this planet instead of looking at what opportunites the days have to offer. I miss my youth and all that went with it.
I am guessing this is all part of the hormonal thing I am going through and will pass.