WE HAVE FINALLY ATTRACTED SOME HUMMINGBIRDS TO OUR FEEDER
With company arriving in a few days we busied ourselves doing some cleaning this morning. Isn’t it amazing how fast a place can be cleaned up when one knows company is coming. Way I figure it is the more company one has the cleaner one’s house is gonna be. Makes sense:))
THIS PYRRHULOXIA (SILVER CARDINAL) DEFINITELY IS KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON ME
A U-Haul rental truck rolled into our yard about 11:45. this morning. It was the furniture from our shopping day in Surprise at DESIGN WITH CENTS. The fellas weren’t long in unloading our loveseat, recliner, & painting & they weren’t long in loading up our 2 heavy Mission chairs. Glad I didn’t have to help with that. Did my share of heavy lifting with moving jobs many years ago. Had myself a little chuckle when the fellas asked how long we had lived here, did we like it, & where would we buy groceries. Coming from the large mega-Megapollis of Surprise & Phoenix I understood their dismay at someone living way out here in the seemingly forlorn dusty desert outback of Congress Arizona. I was once where they were in their thinking & they may one day, like me, understand why & for what reasons we are where we are…….today:)) By the way anyone reading this in the area who is looking for a place to pick up some great pieces of quality furniture I’d suggest you drop into ‘Design With Cents’ in Surprise & have yourself a look around. Nice folks here & easy to deal with. They are tucked in behind the Goodwill Store that can be seen from highway 60 in Surprise’s North end. West side of 60.
SOME FURNITURE GOES IN & SOME FURNITURE COMES OUT
I think we few folks who are not into the ‘smart phone’ mode are definitely in the minority. I’m still way back at trying to talk myself into carrying a cell phone, period. Oh I understand very well all the logical reasons for carrying a cell phone & do agree it’s definitely a right idea. But a ‘smart phone’ stretches my limits. Cheryl over at DEEP CANYON loves her smart phone & for many folks I can understand why they do but I’m just not one of those many folks. You may find it interesting how & why Cheryl’s first smart phone, an IPhone ended up on the floor all smashed up. Just click on the colored DEEP CANYON above & see why:))
But hey what’s this……….Found out this morning we do have a smart phone. What!! As so often happens with my memory these days I had totally forgotten that we do indeed have a Blackberry. Guess I should back off the ‘we’ word there. Kelly has a Blackberry smart phone her daughter gave her last summer but she just hasn’t been using it. Said she is going to fire it up shortly. We have a conventional cell phone she uses. Now, I gotta back up a couple more steps here. She texts with that conventional cell phone. Kelly had to get with the ‘texting world’ years back because of her job at Deer Park Lodge. Her kids are all texters as well so she communicates with them that way too. So just to clarify……yes we (Kelly) do have a smart home. And yes, Kelly does text with her ordinary Samsung cell phone & has been doing so for about 6 or 7 years now. Guess it shows how much attention I pay to some things & just how much my memory has been slipping……:((
OF COURSE WE ALL KNOW THE REAL REASON FOR THE LOVESEAT
Back in August of 95 I had myself a nasty motorcycle crash & one of the things I broke that day was the big toe on my right foot. Doctor said I would likely lose the toenail & he was right. I did lose it……..18 years later!! And by golly if I’m not growing myself a healthy looking fancy new one. Amazing what our bodies can do. Groovy:))
THE PAINTING WE BOUGHT REQUIRED A BIT OF TOUCHING UP FIRST
THIS PAINTING WILL NOT APPEAL TO EVERYONE BUT THE 3 EMBOSSED FACES CAUGHT MY FANCY RIGHT AWAY…I LIKE THINGS THAT ARE DIFFERENT & A BIT OFF CENTER:))
JUST WHAT I NEEDED FOR THAT BLANK WALL SPACE OVER MY BED
Someone asked what to put Cookie Butter on. Toast, buns, celery, flat bread, whatever?? For me it’s best just scooped right out of the jar in a big wad on the end of a table knife. Will I buy another jar? No I will not!! It is just too yummy for an overweight person like me to eat. And them’s just the plain hard facts.
A HANDSOME & PROUD LITTLE FELLOW I’D SAY >>>
Always felt like maybe I was the only one who sadly always said goodbye to favorite places I have enjoyably been. Goodbye mountains, goodbye trees, goodbye favorite hiking trails, goodbye morning sunrises & evening sunsets, goodbye campfire rocks. Goodbye to all you who have brought me so many pleasant memories of bright sunny days & moonlit starry nights. But coming across Speedy’s post from SOMEWHERE IN TIME this morning I see I am not the only one as Speedy says goodbye to some favorite things in Colorado. I have always been much better at saying goodbye to places than I have been at saying goodbye to people. Just seems to be the way it is for some of us emotionally challenged folks to deal with things………..
IT TOOK A SHUTTER SPEED OF 1/4000th OF A SECOND TO STOP ACTION THOSE WINGS
Great weather today as we made it into the 70’s again. This year sure has last year beat so far. Sun was so hot I could only sit for a short time in the back yard taking a few bird photos. Our Hummingbird feeder has so far attracted 2 Hummers & a Gila Woodpecker.
IT IS THE EYES OF THE BIRDS I ALWAYS HOPE TO CAPTURE
Hans from METAMORPHOSIS ROAD just joined the Bunch on our ‘Friends’ list. Welcome aboard Hans & we’re hoping to have the wheels rolling again for another boondocking getaway around the end of this month. I see your hanging out in San Diego.
GROANER’S CORNER:((Heard on a public transportation vehicle in Orlando. "When you exit the bus, please be sure to lower your head and watch your step."
"If you miss your step and hit your head, please lower your voice and watch your language. Thank you."
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.