Tuesday, July 31, 2012

lesson of the day...

Do not leave your kindle laying on the floor...

~ lesson of the day...


~ lesson of the day ::2

...not happy :-(

Sunday, July 29, 2012

we brought in the experts...

~ garden issues...

The girls try to explain to the head garden gnome how they will fix the tree that has snapped at the trunk.  They have brought with them various glues, staples, thumbtacks, and, a wubbah chiken {huh? shakes head...}, to remedy the situation.  The domos are making alot of noise preparing to blow up the tree with TNT.  The garden gnome is totally mesmerized by the mischievous domos and is unaware of what the girls have said -- and -- that he should move to a safer location...

Sadly, the tree cannot be saved.

Friday, July 27, 2012

the view has changed...


This happened BEFORE the rains came during last night's thunderstorms.  The winds were horrific -- and I thought the pear tree (in the right upper corner of photo 2) was going to do the same thing.

Mother nature is a mean lady!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


...sunflower leaves!

As a size reference, I perched my (monster high) bee girl on the leaf stem.  You can't see the bottom of her legs, so she is about 7" high in the photo.  The smaller leaves are part of a morning glory plant that decided to climb up the trunk of the sunflower plant.  At the bottom left of the photo is the actual sunflower on this particular plant.  It was standing straight up, but after we had thunderstorms, it drooped and never recovered.

You can click on the photo to enlarge it.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

block #3 completed!...

~the great granny along

yay! :-)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

block #2 completed...

~the great granny along

yay! :-)

Friday, July 20, 2012

rainy summer day...





Wednesday, July 18, 2012

i survived...

...the month of self-inflicted mental torture (since my consultation)
...the clear liquid diet
...the (bowel) prep
...the colonoscopy procedure

My lovely doctor said that I have a "very clean colon" :-)

For those of you who know that I am the biggest chicken on earth when it comes to doctors and are asking if I would be hesitant about doing this again -- the answer is "no".  The worst part is the bowel prep.  But, my thoughtful husband hooked up his laptop in the bathroom for me so that I could watch "on demand" episodes of Seinfeld...and...My Blue Heaven (one of my favorite movies to watch when I need a bit of cheering up).  I watched 4 episodes of Seinfeld and My Blue Heaven -- twice -- and finished the prep at 1:30 this morning.  I had 4 hours of sleep, then had to be up by 5:30 to shower, etc.. and then off to the "colon spa".

I just ate my first solid food in 2 days and now I think it's time for me to take a nap. :-)

Monday, July 16, 2012

the great granny along...

~ the great granny along

I was looking for something to do in my "spare time" (ha...ha...) this summer.  This is perfect ~ The Great Granny Along -- hosted by Lori (bee in my bonnet) and Jodi (pleasant home).

You can click on the link (above) for the tutorial, or, the photo of my block for the flickr photo group.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

thought for the day...

~make a joyful noise...

Saturday, July 7, 2012

morning visitor...


~ butterfly in my garden

Thursday, July 5, 2012

strange things in the garden...


...what is it?

...I think this heat is making me silly... :-)

...keep cool :-)