Monday, September 22, 2014


I was walking past my bedroom window 
and I noticed a shimmer from the corner of my eye.

I stood and watched it for several seconds.
There was a slight breeze and in the sunlight it was just dancing.

I never cease to be amazed at the intricacies of spider webs.

I hope there is a little shimmer in your day.

Friday, September 19, 2014


Ya gotta share everything around here !!!


I guess my camera is next ...
Have a glorious weekend.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Last weekend we held a Pig Roast to benefit
our "Building Our Community" fund.

One of our local farms caters events like this.

There were two pigs
 and the event was open to our local community.

The "Building Our Community Fund" is going to be used to
renovate our community room and adjacent areas.
This is a three stage project and we've almost raised enough
for Phase One !!!

These are some of our associates and "Louise" who took most of these pictures. 
We arrived at the later sitting and the "roaster" had already gone.
Thanks for sharing Louise.

Monday, September 15, 2014


Once a year ? our parent company sends us monies for Capital expenses. "Extra money" ?
This year some of it is being spent updating !!

The oldest heating and air conditioning units are being replaced.
This particular one died before it was replaced.

The oldest roofs are also being replaced.

Shutters and railings are being painted.

Driveways, streets and parking lots are being sealed.
I hope I can breathe when this day is over ...
my eyes are burning as well.

Who wears white pants to do this job??
He's mostly been walking up and down, 
talking on his cell phone and smoking.

The activity level around here is pretty high.
I hope there is some peace in your day.

Friday, September 12, 2014


Jazz was dropped off  for a visit.
Her Mom and Dad (my sister and her husband)
were going back to their old neighborhood for a visit.
She brought her toys with her
 and Mollie is giving them the once over .

She rarely plays with her own toys..
Somebody else's are always better.

Max checked Jazz out and went back to his bird watching chores.

It's nice that they all get along.
We could certainly learn from them.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


My sister , who lives down the street,
 stopped by to ask if I wanted to ride along with her to 
The Art Barn.

They were having a kind of yard sale of slightly used 
and leftover art supplies. 
She paints and thought she might be able to pick up something useful. She did the painting below.

(done by Ann)

There was an assortment of books, beads, paints, jewelry and lots of things to use as embellishments.

She found some water color paper.
Everything there was yours for a donation.

There was artwork on display 
done by students of the classes that are offered there.

The two watercolors on the right of the picture below were done by eleven and twelve year olds.
They have some craft classes here as well.

On the way home, 
we stopped at a local farmers stand.
It's a little early for me to buy mums..they just don't last.
They are very tempting though...

Lots of homegrown veggies and fruit..

The "proprietor" was telling us that this business was
 family owned and run for three generations.
He pointed out his 97 year old grandmother
 who was hiding behind one of the cases sorting tomatoes.
She took her bandana off so I could take her picture.
What a dear soul....
They sure don't make them like they used to !!

Farm raised meat..Filet $22.00 a pound !!

Great looking cookies...

There's no shortage of markets like this here...
One could spend the day visiting them all.
The moon is full and the nights feel like fall...Yay!!
 It looks like a navel orange at the bottom..


Monday, September 8, 2014


We could also call this 
"Playing with my camera"
"In search of butterflies". 

I never found any butterflies..They've been scarce this year.

Enjoy your week !!!

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