Here we go with month # 8 of 12…….enough said…….let’s just get down to my Daily Photos for the first 8 days of the 8th month!
I WOKE UP HERE…..
….AND THE OTHER VIEW AS I WOKE UP!
(Be kind to nature and you’ll get so much joy and beauty in return)
A QUIET MOMENT
(There’s a “fun guy” in my garden…..hehehe)
ART OR CRAFT
Garden Angel my brother made for me from a shutter and boards from our Mom’s house
Today, my Happy Place was the Fair Food Fest at our local 4H fairgrounds
And, there you have it…..see you next week – if not before!!!
WOW – another month gone…….August……can you believe it? Sure, time flies much faster as we get older, but this year has been a blur……and, yet, it has also been oh so long with strangeness!!! But……let’s just get on with the final July Daily Photos:
I HAVE NEVER……
Done acupuncture before……until now!!!
Here’s a sneak peek at the August Topic List:
Until then……stay safe, healthy, and happy!
I want to start off this post with yesterday’s “You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me” moment! I was sitting at my desk in my den, which looks out at my front lawn and has a perfect view of the Bird Buffet. I enjoy watching the birds….and, yes, even the squirrels…..enjoying the treats I put out for them. Well, yesterday, I looked out and couldn’t believe my eyes! The squirrels like to climb the shepherds hook and hang off the roof of the bird feeder “house” to eat the sunflower seeds – it’s comical to see their acrobatics as they fearlessly hang upside down for their treat. Then, there was yesterday…….one quite clever little bugger figured out how to get the top off the roof of the “house” so he can just sit there and stick his head inside to feast without any death-defying stunts! I could not believe what I was seeing! Now I have seen it all! Mind you, this is not as easy a task as it sounds — the lid can’t just be easily knocked off. When filling the feeder, I have to get my finger nails under the edge and rock it back and forth to get it to come loose – it fits that snugly! I put the lid back on later in the day…….and, then……this morning, he’s back and has removed it, again…..the smart little rascal remembered his accomplishment and did it again! But…..he has a buddy that isn’t as smart……his buddy climbed the shepherds hook and fought the smart one to earn the spot on the roof……but, instead of sticking his head inside the hole in the roof and reaping the benefits of his smart friend to do it the easy way, he did the balancing act to hang over the side to get his seeds from the tray……not too smart, huh??? LOL
So, now……on with my Daily Photos:
Not by me, but the birds seem to love them!
WHERE I STOOD
So, there you have it……another week in the history books…..see you next time!
Here we go……July is moving right along!!!
Soup, Salad, and Breadsticks
And, Mona Lisa doing her part to stop the spread!!!
…the birds chirping!
THIS IS MINE
and I’m not sharing
OUT THE WINDOW
See you next time……
Happy Fourth of July…….
…….and welcome to the second half of the year! Our state, region, and even our county specifically seem to be recovering from the pandemic…..our numbers state wide are the lowest in the country and our county is seeing more and more days with zero new cases……we’re still seeing some, so it isn’t over, yet, but so much more hopeful than even just a couple of weeks ago. Keeping vigilant with masks and social distancing with hopes that the world gets back to some version of normal soon!
The first seven Daily Photos were fun topics……here they are:
Daisies in the garden…….Daisies really are the happiest flower…….
My favorite mask has all my favorite colors in it!
I think I just might get some tomatoes, this year…….looking good!!!
Air conditioning allows me to enjoy a hot tea on a hot day……nice and cool in the house!
ON THE FLOOR
See you next time…….
So…..here we are at the end of the first half of a year that has been so crazy…..it has brought new meaning to the question: “WHAT NOW???”! I’ll start this post off with three memes I found on Facebook that sums it all up……
Let’s hope that last one doesn’t come true……we don’t need any more drama!!! LOL
Now — for my Daily Photos — the end of the alphabet (and a few numbers, for good measure) and the end of another month:
V is for VINES
W is for WAVE
X is for X…..that’s all……
Y is for YMCA
Z……how did I use that Z when it was my turn???
And……here is July’s List:
Well, summer has officially begun……and, what a HOT start Mother Nature gave us!!! WHEW!!! I finished planting all my annuals in the raised bed……I usually do several pots, too, but chose not to this year! Something different I added, this year, is Four O’Clock seeds……my mother used to love Four O’Clocks – she would carefully collect the seeds at the end of every season and keep them for the next year. I planted some one of the first years after I moved back and they did OK, but I didn’t collect the seeds and couldn’t find them anywhere the next season, so didn’t do it, again. I can’t wait till these seeds start to germinate and watch them grow. It is exciting to go out each evening as see their blossoms open up – they sleep during the heat of the day and wake up about or after Four O’Clock! If they do well, I want to be sure to include them in my annual beds every year from now on. I also put in four tomato plants – last year I tried a veggie garden in the top section of my raised bed……the cucumbers took over and choked out everything else I planted and I ended up with so many cucumber I was sick of them in no time! LOL But, all I really want are tomatoes, so I’ll just do that this year. I got a German Pink Heirloom variety from an Amish greenhouse in town……we’ll see how they do! My grandfather was the Tomato King……he always planted beefsteak tomatoes and they were HUGE and wonderful……maybe he’ll smile down from heaven on mine and help them along! I didn’t inherit his green thumb, but I’ll give it another try!
Here are this week’s Daily Photos – June Week Three as we make our way through the Alphabet:
O is for OUTHOUSE
P is for PEANUT PINCHER
Q is for QUOINS
R is for RUSTY RELIC
S is for SCRUMPTIOUS STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE
T is for TREE GROWING THROUGH A TRUCK BED
U is for UNDERPASS
UNDERPASS UP CLOSE:
The next nine days will round out June and the first half of 2020……this Friday is the day our region will move on to Phase 4 of the reopening, if all continues to go as well as it has been for our counties……and as we welcome July, we can only hope that all the bizarre stuff of 2020 will finally be things of the past……maybe 2020 has hope, yet! 🙂
June Week Two…….Our region started Phase Three of re-opening this week……restaurants can now offer dine-in service and I was so happy to be able to get a pedicure on Saturday!!! This has been a long, difficult road, but it seems to have paid off! NY has the lowest rates in the country and is one of only a few states that continue to decline in cases of Covid-19! Many other states have spiked back up after reopening too soon or without a phased approach to monitor who opening effects them. Some are even at a higher spike than they saw prior to closing down! So…….there is still a need to be cautious — that can happen here, too, if we’re not careful! WEAR YOUR MASK!!! Follow the rules…….and avoid large gatherings where people don’t appear to be following the rules! We can get through this!
So……on with this week’s Daily Photos based on the Alphabet!
I is for ICE CREAM WITH A CHERRY ON TOP
J is for JACKS AND JOKERS
K is for KNOCKOUT ROSES
L is for LOUNGING AFTER MOWING THE LAWN
M is for MARINA AT MARSH CREEK
N is for NECTAR
Another week in the record books……on to the second half of the month! Be careful, be safe, be healthy!!!
June…….WOW…….this year is flying by! I would have thought since I’m literally doing nothing and going nowhere that it would drag on and last forever…….guess that shows just how much I know about things like this!!! LOL Life is slowly getting back to normal after the Covid-19 virus thing…….our region is on track to start Phase 3 of the reopening plan by the end of this week……and, the thing I’m happiest about is we can begin to go back to church as soon as we can get a plan in place to have things ready to open the doors! While all this is great news, we still need to be vigilant and not let those case numbers start to go back up…….we need to go about getting things back on track and be smart and cautious about it all.
But, for now……..The weather has been OUTSTANDING and I’ve got the first batch of Daily Photos for June ready to show you!!! 🙂
June’s topic list is based on the alphabet…….
A is for ARCH
B is for BEATLES and BANGS
C is for CIVIL WAR CANON
D is for DELIGHTFUL
Breakfast on the first day restaurants were approved to offer outdoor seating!!!
E is for EMPTY
F is for FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Peaceful Protest – 06-06-2020 – Albion, NY
G is for GRAVES
H is for HOME SWEET HOME
May has concluded……roughly two and a half months into the shutdown and longer since the onset of Covid-19 began reigning havoc on our lives. On Friday, the 29th, our region of NY began Phase 2 of the reopening process. And, that’s not all that makes 2020 a year we really need a “do over” button for! But, we can’t get a “do over”, so we get through it the best that we can. The year is almost half over…..one more month and we will be into the second half – let’s hope the universe allows us to rally and turn the game around to let us come out on top so that 2020 doesn’t end up a total loss. These are crazy times, for sure!
For now, I continue to find ways to bring joy to my little corner of the world…..one of those ways is keeping up with my Daily Photos! Here are the last of the May topics:
I AM READING
SOMETHING GREEN – 2
SOMETHING I WORE
Headphones for my flight with a friend — scroll to the next post for aerial photos of the area!
ALONE – 2
Finally got my bangs and roots done when Phase 2 began!!!
Watching my friend take off to return home to NC after his visit!
June’s topics will follow the alphabet…….bring it on – the list AND the month! Let’s start finding some sense of “normal” begin……but, only with caution – we’re not out of the woods, yet!!!