This & That…

These are all school photos from my Elementary years and Junior high years. The last shot is my graduation from junior high photo. Don’t you just love how they would airbrush the photos and make your skin look perfect with no blemishes!! They even removed a prominent beauty mark mole from my left upper lip. I have since had it removed as it got quite prominent as I got older and since I was having some other minor face surgery done.

The minor surgery I had was to remove road gravel from my chin that got embedded when I crashed and landed on my face while riding downhill on my road bike. I hit a patch of gravel going around a curve and that’s all I remember. I was riding with Dear and a few friends near Leavenworth, Washington. They all made it down the hill with no incident and began to wonder where I was. Two guys in a truck found me convulsing on the side of the road. One of the guys stayed with me and the other one went down the hill and found my deserters companions and brought Dear and my doctor back to the sight of the accident in the truck. Yes, we always ride our bikes with our Doctor. I had an ambulance ride to the local medicine man hospital and they didn’t clean out my wounds well at all. So I still have road pebbles embedded in my knee and I had the gravel from my chin removed by a butcher plastic surgeon. Boy, I had a horrible experience with that Butcher Plastic Surgeon and I wouldn’t recommend him to anyone.

Today I’m headed to the miracle lady hairdresser who will remove all signs of my gray roots. Let’s just call this my crossing out words post. The weather looks like it will be wonderful so I’m wondering what mischief me and my camera can get into today.

The ducks are regulars in our yard now but they’ve decided the deck is the place to leave their unsightly squishy deposits. I gave them a talking to and instructed them to do their business on the grass please!!

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and you find joy wherever you are…

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

A Walkabout…

…the yard.

Merriam Webster defines “walkabout” as a 1908 coinage that refers primarily to “a short period of wandering bush life engaged in by an Australian aborigine as an occasional interruption of regular work”

Well after being sequestered in my garage all day working on boxes, boxes, boxes, I decided a walkabout the yard to see what’s blooming was in order. For the record I emptied lots of boxes and haven’t even gotten to the dishes yet. Oye Vay!

 

Two of my rhododendron bushes are blooming. I have to get some expert advice on pruning them this year because they are growing higher then the roof…

 

The Rosemary bush is at the end of it’s bloom. When the blooms are fresh it’s fun to use sprigs of it to garnish platters. We garnished our lamb at Easter with the sprigs but I forgot to take a photo.

I don’t know what this is but I like the color of the blooms.

Two of my Azaleas are blooming profusely. The two pale pink ones are just budding.

 

My garden gnomes are being overgrown…

We had some interesting changing skies yesterday and some fun visitors to the apple tree.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Duck spent a good portion of the day resting under our tree.

I’m linking up with Sandy at The Reluctant Entertainer this week. Here’s her theme for this week…

What flowers are in your yard right now, or in your kitchen window, or on your counter tops? Do you have any dinner plans to use them as a centerpiece?

Click on the image to get to Sandy’s to join in the fun. Today is Cinco de Mayo and I’m still working on those boxes so Dear is taking me out for some good Mexican food tonight. I won’t be setting a table till this weekend or bringing fresh flowers in till then. I’ll just have to take another walkabout to enjoy the blooms outside!

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

Outdoor Wednesday ~ Day 2 Roadtrip…

On our 2nd day driving from Southern California to Washington State we made an unscheduled stop at the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge south of Redding, California. It was a beautiful Sunday after our rain shower filled Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please visit Susan at a Southern DayDreamer to see more of the great outdoors!

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

Six Little Ducks…

Six Little Ducks

Six Little Ducks that I once knew, fat ones, skinny ones, fair ones, too.
But the one little duck with the feather on his back
He ruled the others with a quack quack quack
He ruled the others with a quack quack quack

Down to the meadow they would go
Wibble Wobble Wibble Wobble to and fro
But the one little duck with the feather on his back
He ruled the others with a quack quack quack
He ruled the others with a quack quack quack!

Have a great Saturday everyone. I’m off for a 6 mile walk with my buddies, after which I’m kicking up my feet and watching the Sounders Soccer Game and then I’m going to a West coast wedding reception for a friend who got married on the East Coast in June. Thankfully it’s a very casual reception since we’re expecting the temps to be close to 90 degrees.

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.