Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer So Far

Summer is whizzing by and leaving me in the dust. There will be no pictures of my flower gardens in this post because they are choked with weeds, as is my little sweet corn patch. The tomato patch is covered in landscape fabric to ward off weeds or I wouldn't be able to find it. There may or may not be tomatoes ripening on the vines.

In June I went to The Cities and got distracted on the way home and posted about it. The next weekend I took pictures for 3 days at town celebration for which I maintain a website. Then I spent days editing photos and the website.

Then came the 4th of July. Right after that I got thrown into the planning and preparation for our little K Town Celebration, which happens in NINE DAYS. Yikes! So much to do, so little time. Oh, and last Saturday Crab and I tended bar at a wedding. I had little sleep the 2 nights before (my list of things to do keeps me awake at night, doing NOTHING but fretting). Crab had spent the day before on his feet all day at a dog and pony show. I was led to believe that we would be relieved of our duties after the buffet was served. I was lied to. We ran our butts off for 10 hours and got home at 1 a.m. I am just now recovering from that.

I have taken a few pictures here and there. On July 6 I was marveling at the "snow" that covered the grass.

The cottonwoods were just busting out all over.

While I was playing with settings on my camera and watching it snow, the dog was busy inside. So I guess it was snowing inside, too.

A mega roll of Charmin

On July 13 I went to the neighbor's house to take care of some K Town celebration business and found this on the side of the road.

The silly bird was at least a half mile from water. As I got closer to him, he hopped into the ditch, so at least he was off the road. I like to think he was a juvenile who hadn't learned to fly yet and that eventually he hopped (or flew!) back home.

On Tuesday night there was yet another meeting for the celebration. It was held in the park until some of us had to pee at which point the meeting moved to the bar. It was a nice night so we sat outside. I noticed darkness in the north and decided I'd better head home to shut down this box which had been left running.

Storm brewing

I checked the radar and the cell was north of me. No big deal! Then I checked which way the storm was moving and shut down right away. It rained and hailed and the wind blew. I'd left a cooler by the front step on the east side of the house. After the storm I found it had rounded the corner of the house and had landed half way to the mailbox.

It was a beautiful day yesterday, right up until another little storm cell came in the evening.

Wednesday's storm

Gourd Blossom

No hail this time, but it sure did rain.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Coolest Wedding Thanks Ever

Captain Crab and I crashed a wedding reception last month. We had tons of fun. The other day we got the coolest wedding thank you EVER. The names have been changed to protect the innocent and the guilty. The guilty being me and Crab, of course.

We go to weddings we are not invited to and don't send in the RSVPs for weddings we are invited to. The cards get shoved into the "do later" pile and then before I know it, the "respond by" date has passed.

I usually call and beg them to please, please not turn us away when we show up. IF we want to go to the wedding. There are the weddings we can't figure out why we were invited at all. Those RSVPs, well, um, let's just say we are dripping in social graces and we may be high on some people's shit list.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

It's About Blooming Time

Red Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks and Sunflower

Oxalis Vulcanicala "Molten Lava"



Linden Tree In Bloom

Bugs Loving the Linden Blooms

After looking at the pollen spilling from the hollyhocks, I'm glad I don't suffer from allergies. That hollyhock looks lethal.