Thursday, August 17, 2017

Is Everyone but me on Vacation?

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Now I can see why it is so easy for folks to only keep up with their FaceBook stuff n let their once beloved blog world slide away into oblivion. I'm so glad I don't have a smartphone now, because I'm in danger of becoming one of the "head-down-at device-in-all-my-free-time" folks.

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Currently I have a love / hate thing going on with FB. Granted I have limited access n time with my small tablet, but I hate that every time I turn it on, an hour n a half goes blip! Gone! Until the battery runs down again. I also hate how FB randomly decides to reload n I have to scroll down to what I wanted to read again. Then there's the clicking I never mean to do, n stepping back out of where it took me, trying not to reload n wasting more time.


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I can also see how some could feel pressured into doing things just to have a post that can compete with their friends great times. It seems like everyone I know is on vaca having a great time, n I'm having a terrible time I don't wish to share.


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I like feeling like I'm part of all the old pals n family lives, but I hate not really being there in person. Still, I feel like I'm missing out.

 Most of my week I am avoiding seeing it.


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When I do go on FB, I end up not getting enough sleep or don't watch films or read other things. I haven't even tried any games. My fave thing to do on the tablet, is watch funny cat videos on Tiger Funnies on u-tube.

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I'm on FB mostly to see the new baby pics. I like doggie pics too. I'm getting good at avoiding most other stuff. The blog is definitely getting less attention these days too. That's normal for Summertime anyhow...

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I only joined FB 2 months ago.
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It is getting even more difficult to find time lately...

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Last week's garden catch, a bag of green beans are in back of the large Zucchini, n Midnight Madness Petunias in the background.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Trumpets Buds

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Here it is- the long lost third section I wanted in the original post!

Think I won't play with the last post anyhow. It was so annoying, n I ran out  of time!

Got to toe dip at the beach earlier today, yay!






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This is the same as  above with just the color changed.

OK format is messing with my plans here again... Please excuse the line breaks 2 paragraphs below.

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I found  some good veggies to eat this week in the garden. On my third week of fresh .green beans, probably $5 worth after planting 4 packets. But I was surprised to find a large zucchini hiding in some tall grass, plus a small one. after planting seeds three times. There are several dime-sized green tomatoes now too.

Watched the film "Lone Survivor" with
Mark Wahlberg , based on a biographical book 
by Marcus Luttrell, n Patrick Robinson. 
It's about a SEAL team 
on a mission in Afghanistan,
 with alot of fire action. 




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This is what trumpet flowers look like preparing to bloom. Kinda nifty looking, huh?

Hopefully I get to the next post before summer's over...

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Trumpets

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I saw them by a side plaza exit on my walk home. Trumpet vines like I had back at my previous village home. 
Then I found something not seen all summer so far -honey bees! Tons of them! They must have traveled from the cranberry bogs behind the store.


Still there are none around my garden, about a half mile away. 

Yep, that's what I wanted to put in the previous post. 


Really, I hate pics in the middle here, n justified text is a sin for anyone with training in typography, but today that is all I can do on this little tablet, or wait even longer to post..



Only three failed attempts at getting the stuff here to behave. Maybe I can find time to edit, later. 


Anyhow, my bee pics didn't come out well, so are not here. I am glad that there are still some honey makers in town. 

There is still more that was intended for last week's post, but it will wait for better control over formatting... Sorry didn't have time to go comment , will get to it this week .

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Sun

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There has been a distressing shortage of honey bees n bumble bees in my garden. I'm resorting to using paint brushes to try to pollinate squash n tomatoes this week. Blooms have had no fruit in two weeks of flowering. Other folks have some veggies on vines now.

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I planned this post differently, but today the edit window won't do what I want, so looks like I'll have to split the post up n do a separate one for the other pics I was going to include here.

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Sunflowers seen on the walk home from the Library last week. Ones I planted in the garden got eaten quickly. I've been not using bee poison there, only seven garden powder.

It will likely confuse folks I'll have more than one post , but really wanted it all in one until no more pics would load up here.


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Beached


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The top two in this bunch of altered pics are my faves.







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Every other one has the color changed.

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I had one with kaliedoscoped people in it at one point, but forgot the angle number n couldn't get it back... Oh well! Trying to relax more this week anyhow...

Got tons of pics to play with n little time again.

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Made it to the beach for another toe dipping before errands yesterday. My sore legs really feel better after the cold salt bath. today's pic was of a group of grounded kayaks awaiting rental.

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I dragged one somewhere else while here n need to find it. It looked more like pumpkin pie than this one.
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Maybe I'll fit in more trips. Anyway, it makes my week! Hope you all are having a good one.