Saturday, June 15, 2013


My granddaughter taught me what to do with too-long shoe laces.

I taught her the monkey way... peel a banana.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


The weather forecast for the past few days has been, "unsettled." In just a few hours we've seen wind, rain, BIG rain, a tornado warning, hail, bright sun and warm, overcast and cool, and more wind.  The rain is welcome and well timed.  Most of the planting is done and growing things are thriving.

"Tomorrow is another day, and I'm thirsty anyway.  So bring on the rain."
Billy Montana and Helen Darling

Speaking of quotes, here are a few I've collected lately:

~~No matter how much you push the envelope, it will still be stationery.

~~Life is ephemeral.  Don't waste it looking up big words.

~~Einstein developed a theory about space.  And it was about time, too.

~~I've learned so much from my mistakes--I'm thinking of making a few more.

~~Birthdays are good for your health.  
Studies have shown that people who have more birthdays live longer.

~~Remember who you are.  
Otherwise they will take you to the hospital and check your brain for injury.

Monday, June 10, 2013


Nothing says summer like a Farmer’s Market.  Last Saturday found us among a huge crowd soaking up the sun and the fun of the event.

The spring has been a good one for gardening and the pick of the crop was there for anyone to take home for the right price.

 The organic produce was a feast for the eyes with a promise of deliciousness.

 Sold, of course, by a gardener with a sufficiently rustic appearance.

 There was lots of music.  I particularly liked this mother/daughter/sister quartet.  Even the baby was singing.

Dogs were more than welcome and all the ones I saw were well mannered and enjoying the day out.

The booth that sold dog collars and doggy treats also had free ice water to get their customers through the warm weather.

 There was a plethora of interesting arts and crafts.

Even an expensive rope only holds it ability to keep an effective loop for a short time. The friendly people at this booth had collected discarded ropes and fashioned them into attractive baskets decorated with weathered wood and other pieces of cowboy gear such as the rowels from spurs. The baskets were so unique and tempting that I finally brought out my cash and walked away with a small one.

 Of course there was plenty of food.  The Italian Gelato was especially popular as was anything that smelled yummy.

 Artisan breads were for sale everywhere.

 With plenty of honey for sale by the keepers of the bees.

The market was scheduled to last until two in the afternoon but most booths had sold out by noon.   We thoroughly enjoyed the morning and still had more day to go downtown and shop some more.