Monday, August 31, 2020

Cute Smiles, Lemonaide & Blooms!!

The young girls that live next door set up a little lemonade stand.
$ 1.00 for a cup of homemade lemonade...that was a bargain 
and on a hot summer day it really hit the spot!

We gave them a five, they gave us a sweet lemonade and a smile.
Aren't they just adorable? They call me Miss. Debbie, 
they came up with that on their own and when I hear it, it melts my heart.

Although most have faded, I still have some beautiful Brown Eyed Susan's. 

I have a few Hydrangea bushes that continue to bloom.
This picture is from yesterday and the hot pink color really catches your eye.

I found this white moth on my purple Butterfly Bush. It still has a lot of blooms on it.

My yellow Daylilies continue to bloom.

And this Rose of Sharon is growing up through my Jose Lilac Bush,
I am not exactly sure where it came from but it's got to go.

My Knockout Roses

This is one of my Black Swallowtail Butterfly,
I have released so many I have lost track.
They seem to love this fuchsia colored Butterfly Bush 
so I usually place them here after removing them from the cage.
Often they take right off, sometimes they will stay for a picture or two.

This is the view from my office window.
The dock pictured is not ours, we never put one in.
We do have 50 feet of water frontage, 
all of the properties are pie shaped so the angle of the view is a little deceiving.
My neighbor to the left is not interested in clearing his property and it blocks a bit of our view.

We had an amazing swim in the pool Sunday, it was a perfect day after rain all day on Saturday.

So that's another spin around the property here, I still have plenty of colorful blooms.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Saturday Critters ~ 350 ~

I have never had so much fun taking pictures of any animal, let alone a chipmunk.
This little one was so full of personality...
up and down, into the spaces in-between the brick pavers, and hiding in the grass.

Scampering about, it was such a joy to watch.

Are you watching me?

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
Viewing Nature With Eileen 
for Saturday Critters

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Sunday Funday

Getting out, 
seeing my little part of the world...
it motivates me, makes me happy and curious...and it turns me into a story teller.

"Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures"

I saw this renovated school bus and of course we followed him.
"That Skool Bus"
This school bus has been converted into a mobile home, the people were from Vermont.
The top of the bus has a deck on it.
I would have loved to get inside, but when I hoped out of the car,
the hubs told me not to get into a long conversation.
* hehehehehe *
Me?? does he think I talk too much?
They were parking it, the owners father was directing owner who was driving.
The owner seemed like a nice guy,
waving and stopping to make sure I got a picture.
His dad was not that into my excitement!
Anyway, I would have liked to get the whole story, but we moved on.

I finally got a picture of the pretty, powder blue sky I have been talking about,
is it not gorgeous?

My roses, drenched in sunlight.

I am still releasing my butterflies...
some are just not ready to fly off at release time.

We purchased these kabobs at Delicious Orchard,
in the prepared food section.
We slathered them with Sweet Baby Rays,

cooked on the grill, they were delicious!
The hubs made his world famous potatoes, they were divine. 
Yukon gold potatoes sliced, sweet onion, salt and butter.
They are grilled in foil packets, he knows just how to make them.

We also prepared white corn on the cob from Delicious Orchard,
this may have been the best corn I have ever eaten!

With the cooler evenings, 
the pool water temperature has gone down.
84 degrees, much better than 92 degrees.
We went for a dip on Monday afternoon, 
after the hubs got home from working at the property.

We had these pizzas when we came in, I had put them together earlier in the day!
A Home Chef meal, they were delicious!

Have you been making any special foods while you are eating at home more?
Soon it will be time for the crock pot and comfort food,
do you cook much in a crock pot?

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

This Is Not About Politics...

As I previously mentioned, we went out Sunday, for a ride in the car.
The hubs gave me two choices,
a swim in the pool or going out, and I really felt that a ride in the car,
with some different scenery, would do me good!
Heading toward Point Pleasant, 
we were crossing the Loveland Town Bridge when I noticed a parade of boats in the water.
You probably know what comes next,
my amazing husband spun the car around, went back to the top of the bridge and let me out.
I must mention here that I told my son Michael this story on Sunday night 
and I thought he was going to have a heart attack. 
He said, "Mom, you can't be doing stuff like that"...but I did!
This is not a political post, 
I never talk politics on my blog...this is just about an old lady, who jumped out of her car,
to get some cool pictures of a boat parade...that's all!!

Those 4 pictures were taken from the top of the bridge.
I figured the parade would end at the Point Pleasant Inlet, so we headed there.
The next 4 pictures were taken at the inlet!

As I am sure you noticed, this was a boat parade in support of President Donald Trump.
To me, it was just a parade of beautiful boats,
all decorated with our beloved Red, White and Blue, nothing more!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Delicious Orchard

Saturday afternoon we took a ride to Delicious Orchard.
This is such an amazing food market, everything is super fresh and oh so delicious. 
I am like a kid in a candy store, the hubs and I each have favorite items we like to be sure and get.

Apple Cider Donuts



Italy - Pasta Station





Seafood and Prepared Foods

Apple Cider

Fruits and Grapes

And look at all these vegetables...

Coffee & Tea

And if you would like to bring home fresh flowers, there are plenty of choices!