Thursday, July 24, 2014

Going to Seed

This week my Willy Nilly has a theme. It seems like summer doesn't really want to hang out this year. We've had hot, then cool, back to hot, and now it's cool again. Still, it's that time of the year. All the weeds are going to seed.
1. Queen Anne's Lace has been abundant, but it is slowly ending its run. It is one of my favorite wild flowers. As you can see, the clover flowers are turning brown.
2. I'm not sure what kind of plants caused its seeds to be carried on the wind to the surface of Bro O's pond, but here they are.
 3. Thistle is spreading the wealth.
4, Another shot of Queen Anne's Lace through the already brown weeds.
5. I have no idea what this seed pod is, but it has a cool shape.

Happy Friday!

Linking to Willy Nilly Friday Five

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Good Fences

Another fence daughter found for me. She saw it a couple of weeks ago when more of the clover was in bloom. She was disappointed in the number of blooms but I still like it.

Next camera club assignment is clouds. What do you think about my using this shot?

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It's Wednesday!

I almost had an owl! We were driving down to Bro O's house to work in the garden. We always stop on a bridge to see if Mr. Heron is visiting the creek. No Heron, but a huge owl took off from the empty creek bed and flew up into the trees. Sadly, I wasn't fast enough to get his picture. 

However, we did see this guy by O's pond. Kingbird or Phoebe? Tex?

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

1. When I look at the sky I feel..
in awe of the angry clouds before a storm and happy when laying on the ground looking up, picking out familiar shapes in the clouds. But mostly, the vastness makes me feel small. 

2. If you had to run for political office, which one would you run for? Do you have any real desire to actually do this?

The answer would be Circuit Clerk of our county. This is an actual delimma I am facing now. My boss was the Circuit Clerk. Since she passed away, I have been appointed to the position. There will be an election in November and everyone expected me to run. I have declined. I am not a politician and have no desire to be one. There are few politicians who are really in it for the good of their community, state, or country. Most are in it for the money, power, and glory. Sad, but true. 

3. What scent makes you think of home?

I can't think of any scent in particular that reminds me of my home today. I enjoy scented candles, but buy lots of different varieties. There is one scent that takes me back to my childhood home and that is apple pie baking. My mom's was the best.

4. How often do you take a step back to think about where you're headed in life? Do you need more or less self-reflection?

Not often, normally. Lately considering whether or not to run for Circuit Clerk has made me take a step back and consider the idea seriously. Of course, the decision was no way!

5. July is National Ice Cream Month...besides a cone, what's your favorite food item to top with ice cream?

Fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream. Yum!

6. What might your autobiography be called?

Life in Short. I have written about 150 short stories for my memoir. I'll probably add a few more and call it done.

7. Your least favorite mode of transportation? Why?

I would have to say a bus. I've never actually rode a bus anywhere, but daughter has. She was traveling from Dallas to Raleigh, NC where I lived at the time. She had to get off in Charlotte, NC because some weird guy wouldn't leave her alone. She got her luggage and hid in the ladies room until the bus left and then called me to come get her. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Fergus is in serious need of a long walk. I've been at work and working late this week. Fergus has had to settle for a few throws of the ball and a frisbee toss or two. This morning he is standing on the bed behind me, his paws over the back of my office chair, and his chin is now resting atop my head. I think he is wanting some attention. What do  you think? Guess I'll go for a walk before work. I'll be spending the day with the auditors. We are in the midst of our yearly review. Ugh!

Linking to Wednesday Hodgepodge

Monday, July 21, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday #12

Daughter and family often ramble around in the country. On one such adventure, she found some wonderful items to post for Rubbish Tuesday. So, Saturday she took me for a drive down to see this odd place. These items are all along the fence leading up to a house.
 Coffee anyone?
 How about a canon?
 Or a slightly used and weathered pair of shoes from this shoe tree? 
Ahoy Matey!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will join in the fun.

My idea was to have a place to post 'old things'.  Anything old and/or deteriorating such as old houses, barns, outbuildings, old cars, rusty things, antiques, interesting junk, or it can be something in pristine condition, but just old. 

1. Link to a post featuring photos of something old.
2. Link back to Rubbish by Roan in your post.
3. As time allows, visit other participants and comment on their posts.