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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Guess Who Came To Dinner

 


There are more than 60 different species of opossum, which are often called possums. The most notable is the Virginia opossum or common opossum—the only marsupial (pouched mammal) found in the United States and Canada, and have been around since the dinosaur age, some 70 million years ago.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Porch-Sitting


 
Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.
A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world.

~Ada Louise Huxtable

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Favorite Place To Blog

 
This is my favorite sitting spot to blog.... at the kitchen table.
We own several computers, but I seem to gravitate toward spending endless, idle hours at this little laptop.
It sits in a convenient spot, close enough to look up recipes, check what's happening in this crazy world of ours, and peruse my list of favorite blogs.
Ooh, and it's within arm's length of my teapot.
 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer Rain



We had a late afternoon rain, an unexpected thunder storm that popped up out of nowhere.
It didn't last long, a mere thirty minutes, but ooh was it a welcomed sight.
If you listened carefully you could hear the trees and flowers, heaving a big sigh of relief, their roots and foliage drinking in every last drop of moisture.
The temperatures fell, and for the first time in several weeks we enjoyed a tolerable 81degrees.
How lovely is that !






How beautiful is the rain!
After the dust and heat,
In the broad and fiery street,
In the narrow lane,
How beautiful is the rain!

How it clatters along the roofs,
Like the tramp of hoofs
How it gushes and struggles out
From the throat of the overflowing spout!

Across the window-pane
It pours and pours;
And swift and wide,
With a muddy tide,
Like a river down the gutter roars
The rain, the welcome rain!

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thursday, July 7, 2016

And The Rains Came

We have been deluged with rain  these first few days of July, buckets of the stuff......unrelenting and soaking everything in sight.
The creeks and streams are filled to capacity.
The wind was horrendous, and created havoc, today the sound of chainsaws  filled the air, cleaning up all the broken tree limbs and even large trees.
The temperatures have lowered to an almost perfect summer day.
A little bit of peace and serenity, in an otherwise chaotic world.