Thursday, July 20, 2017

Water


Image by SnaggleTooth July 2017

Halfway thru July, but I finally made it to the beach for a few hours. It felt really good to swim for about a half hour, n get out over my head for awhile.

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2017

There was enough time to relax n dry out after, n then I fit in normal shopping after wrangling my hair back in line with just a comb.

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2017

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2017

Noise at the house has been tough to sleep thru this week. But I get up earlier without an alarm. sitting at the beach was far more restful than getting little sleep due to barking dogs n construction work going on.

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2017


Pretty hot n muggy this week, I still think work is hotter than home tho. TG for ice n fans...

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2017

This week I'm planning to watch Tom Cruise in the "Jack Reacher" film, based on a book by Lee Child I remember reading a few years ago.
We'll see if it measures up... 
Image by SnaggleTooth July 2017

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 2017

All the altered images today came from a crop came of this pic, with color changed.


Photo by SnaggleTooth July 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Finding Time

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2017

It's been difficult for me to get time to be online or the computer the past few weeks. Folks with smartphones seem to have it much easier.

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2017
 At work everyone else keeps turning off the break-room light to see their phone, but I hate being in the dark, n also no one is ever paying attention to things around them. I won't bring my tablet there at all, because someone will steal it. I have little free time at work anyhow. Then a later get home time cuts into food n sleep time.

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2017

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2017

I'm still trying to find a day to get to the beach for a little while. We've been pretty hot n humid here these few weeks, but work has burnt out my energy... Then not sleeping enough is catching up with me.

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2017

This one has un-altered color.

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2017

When I finally got to picture play on Day Off, my paint software started crashing, so I ran out of time for that, too.  So I haven't been as thorough at exploring the possibilities this week.

I like how sometimes they have an illusion of light shining in them... as in this pic.

Image by SnaggleTooth July 2017

I made everything from this one crop.
Image by SnaggleTooth July 2017

Found these milkweed blooms across from my house by a fence. I haven't seen many bees at all here yet. Or many butterflies, except a large, yellow one out in the garden yesterday. I didn't have much time there either, as it started to pour a moment after I got out there.
Image by SnaggleTooth July 2017



It's these little things of beauty that help  keep my sanity. I'd never seen how nifty these flowers were before.  I'll keep exploring the possibilities another time with more time....

Time's up here again!


Thursday, July 06, 2017

OutLand

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Yesterday I found this pretty Lily blooming out in the garden. It was a nice surprise after neglecting the garden all week.  MB gave them to me years ago for my deck garden at the other house. I wonder if the red ones will show up for me soon.


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Picked more berries. Less rain has them smaller but sweeter, n the slug finding  minimal. Need to buy more whipped creme to go with them. Almost out of yogurt too.  
Image by SnaggleTooth 2017

Image by SnaggleTooth 2017


I hadn't looked at FB all week, n when I finally did found it tough to see everyone doing vacation activities like the beach, concerts, n fireworks because I missed all of that. I just worked myself raw- 12 hours at a whack all week until the Tuesday order finally wasn't really high. 


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I ate cold food after work n tried sleeping earlier to get out before noon, n home after 2 am. Gratefully, the loudest prolific barker doggie here went to a new home, so I expect to be woken up less. I should do some nothing time, but can't get further behind on things. I did forget a few things I needed to do already...


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Been spending too much free time on doggie patrol lately, n making sure to find attention time for the poor, barked at cats, who are no longer safe in the house.

Yep, changed color on the first reflected crop pic two above , then made the rest of these from it. 
Image by SnaggleTooth 2017
Photo by SnaggleTooth 2017

None  of last weeks dvds got watched, still working on the "OutLander" series set in the Scottish Highlands 18th century. I have the theme tune stuck in my head alot.


Off to the dog tired, errand runs again...  







Thursday, June 29, 2017

Boomer Time

Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017Here comes FireWorks Week already. There seems to be plenty of loud, illegal, Boomers in the neighborhood. 

I'm depressed I can't go to the fireworks in my old village this year, n have to work. When it was really easy to walk there a few blocks away I didn't want to go after awhile without some one to go with. Now I have folks to go with, but there would be such bad traffic getting to work would be impossible. 


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 I'm very jealous of all the folks who always get this holiday week off for vacation. I miss having time to getting away, relax, n go swimming. Time is my biggest complaint these days. Someday I hope to get holidays off again.

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Until then I'm kinda stuck chasing dollars. I don't want time off now, due to the fact it's the busiest time of the year at work, n the best chance for more over-time pay this year.
 The money is always gone in a flash anyhow... So many bills.



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But I have an abundance of free strawberries to sort n eat. Love strawberry shortcake for dinner. That is my fave part of living here, aside from the animals. This was last week's pickings. Still processing this weeks. Made preserves n froze some. Plenty more coming along too.


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The squash seems to be growing better n have to pick a ton of radishes I need to figure out what to do with. At least the garden time hasn't all been wasted labor. The strawberries sorting is taking all my time lately, but at least I get to eat them.

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That was the point after all, free food I like. Still waiting on Peas, beans, n tomatoes to produce.

Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017

These altered pics were produced without changing color or texture for today's post.

Photo by SnaggleTooth June 2017


Enjoy those BBQ's n family time at the fireworks. Have a good, loud week-end!


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Many Puppies


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I realized after having written down ""
"Many Puppies" for a post title,


That it's almost the same words as
"Mary Poppins!"

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Ironically - I was watching the movie
"Saving Mr Banks," with Emma Thompson n Tom Hanks,
about Walt Disney getting to know the author of the Mary Poppins book he adapts into a film musical.


Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017

Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017

Well all the puppies here aren't very musical, but are often loud n barking. Especially when the woman who is caring for them goes out.  

Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017

She has undertaken the task of being a foster doggie-parent through PAWS of New England. After swearing off taking any more crying all night long puppies after the first two loud ones found a home, currently there are only twelve dogs here...

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Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017


Two of them are adults, 5 were born here 3 weeks ago. Tomorrow a louder collie-mix goes to a home, then except for the whiny-howling Bichon Frise it should be alot quieter. Please , I need sleep!

 I seem to take missed sleep alot better than other folks here tho, who get horribly grumpy!

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... But I will take any 5 bark-less minutes to sleep they give me...

Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017

Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017

Note: Right now, these are the quietest ones!