Friday, September 14, 2018

Sunny Side

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018
Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018

It's been difficult for me to stay on the bright side of moods this week. Remembering the 911 terror attacks from 17 years ago overshadowed most of my on-line time.



Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

Thanks to FB it's been very easy to see the old video footage, plus hear calls made to loved ones before plunging to certain doom. Very sobering to try to comprehend the enormity of losses suffered on that tragic day.

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018
One new fb pal this year went thru grade n high school with me. Trauma from that day haunts n affects him horribly because he was a NY city Cop at the time. He lost many close work friends n attended too many of those  funerals. I feel for him n at least can relay that respect for the day his direction. I think it should be a national holiday when you can opt not to work so you can pay respects. 

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018
Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018

Yes, I had to work.The kid there I worked with Tuesday was a toddler back then in '01, n has no memories of the 911 event. Other folks at work are immigrants who still don't think of the USA as their country.

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

Then Hurricane Florence is slamming my cousins n friends tonight in Wilmington. No drinking water, flooding, n no power for days will likely be challenges to face in Cape Fear River land. At least we won't get much effect here.


Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018

I can't even watch the news on the storm now because a chain-reaction 60+ gas-line fires n explosions are rocking thru tons of homes in Laurence, about an hour away from here up rt 495. That live coverage has taken over all the channels since 5pm. What a scary scenario to think about!
Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018



Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018
For weeks I've been feeling fatigued n out of it, n slacked off of blogging. Seems most other buddies I know n love to read have taken a blog vaca too. So much has been stifling my creativity.

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018

Image by SnaggleTooth Summer 2018

It's been difficult just getting these pics done. This post took weeks... but finally here it is! I got a bee on a sunflower pic! But it's kind of too backlit to see the bee... made nice altered art anyhow. 

Photo by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dragon Flies

Marker fill-in by SnaggleTooth 2018 

Two different pics were used to alter this week. One is a marker fill-in colored book outline, the other an actual Photo of a dragonfly out in the garden.

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The weeds out there have far outdone the crops at this point. At least I still have garden beans to eat from the 4 plantings I did. The Zucchini flowers are all popping off, n turnips n radishes are being so slow to grow. I pulled out a tiny carrot today by accident. Only 3 more are alive. 


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A green Horn-worm the size of my index finger surprised me by eating large bites of each tomato after all the leaves were consumed from the only large vine. Maybe I'll still get tiny ones from vines in the 2" pots that didn't get transplanted.

Image by SnaggleTooth 2018

Image by SnaggleTooth 2018

I have had so little time to spend out there, as my Days Off get so rushed lately, plus dodging downpours.

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A shark attack made the news this past week on a beach in Wellfleet, probably a white. The 60-ish man should live, but got horrible leg n torso wounds. I have yet to jump all the way into the water this year.

It's been a good summer to stay in the ac with the unusual,long,  hot, streak suffered here.

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As so many around here have stated this past week, we live in New England because we like it cool. Lately it feels like a tropical place, n we are sick of feeling too hot... I seriously wonder how the southern folks can do it!

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Photo by SnaggleTooth 2018

Image by SnaggleTooth 2018


We got teased this week having a couple of 70F days before getting back into the steam bath. The pollen has been proliferating n making me take too much benedryl. On top of that I caught a cold from a co-worker. Somehow I got thru the workweek.

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Taking extra benedryl messes with my thinking. I babysat instead of sleeping yesterday, n lost my pocket radio. I left for a walk today without it, n felt naked! I don't get to hear much music lately.

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I had just a few minutes to shop for the week yesterday, n forgot to buy milk for my tea! I was back out on that mission today without tunes. I did however, pick a $5 scratch tix that won $100!

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 I made it to the library only to realize I'd forgotten the memory stick with these pics on it to post. It would have been so much faster!  I had to return dvds anyhow, n got that milk plus cashed tix, n got some b-day presents with it. Back home cleaning out carry bags I found the radio with dead batteries.

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This a.m. I slated for sleep, but the new foster doggie, a Jack Russel Terrier mix, barks too much, n awoke me every few minutes.
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I stink at keeping up with Facebook b-days. n I am late saying Happy Birthday to 3 people I know, all born on the Summer Solstice! 



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So Neo, Ellen,  n Teresa- I hope you had good B-days.!




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Dragon Flies for you.

Oh n for Lynn too- she loves Dragonflies!

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(This is my brain on benadryl)


Thursday, August 09, 2018

Beach Fun

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018
 Wow, have we been steamy here the past week- I waited until later to go to the library in hopes the walk home won't be too bad.

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

I haven't had time to get back to the beach this month yet, but it has been perfect weather for it. Work has me too tired, plus even with ac in the production area, it is too hot elsewhere to be comfortable on breaks. They have no ac in the break-room or rest rooms!

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

(Crop from the above image with color palate changed)



Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

In July these folks were having a great time keeping cool. In this crop you can see the beach-lounges in mirror image. Everyone is back-lit in this photo, but I like it that way, so we can't recognize them.

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

The village beach is a pretty safe spot for swimming, where if bad critters were in the harbor, they would get spotted quickly from all the boats n kayaks.

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

In Plymouth, a great white sighting made the news this past week. It would stink to not get to swim in this heat. Someday I'd like to get out in a boat n search for Atlantic Great Whites  near here.

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

It wouldn't be fun to see one while in a kayak tho! This pic is the original color.

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

I like these 2 alot.

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

Especially the pink to orange loops.

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

Here is a third crop close-up of the above folks at the beach in mirror view.

For me tho, it has been too hot to stay on the beach all day like these folks do.

Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2018

My fave colored altered pic of the bunch here.
Time to go comment for a few minutes. I keep running out of library time, n haven't been getting here very often.

Stay cool folks! 


Photo by SnaggleTooth July 2018


Thursday, August 02, 2018

Peas Please

Image by SnaggleTooth August 2018

Image by SnaggleTooth August 2018

Image by SnaggleTooth August 2018

Image by SnaggleTooth August 2018

Image by SnaggleTooth August 2018

Image by SnaggleTooth August 2018

Image by SnaggleTooth August 2018

Image by SnaggleTooth August 2018

Image by SnaggleTooth August 2018

Photo by SnaggleTooth August 2018

Some folks I grew up with hate peas, (Lil' Sis'), but I love them, especially fresh from the garden.

If I only get a few I put them in stew or soup.
This is some green stuff from my garden in July. The heirloom pea pods look strange, but tasted good.