Monday, September 27, 2010

Ruby Tuesday ~ rainy version

I call this one "mums in the rain."
And Mum actually was in the rain taking the photo today!

See many more photos featuring shades of red at Mary T's Work of the Poet. And have a Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

Shadows on our mulberry tree this afternoon.

I have no idea why Blogger wasn't working for me today. It's almost midnight, and this is the third time I tried to create this post. It kept saying Service Unavailable when I tried to upload. Was anyone else having a problem?

Anyhow, it's not quite Sunday and I'm about to hit publish! I did it.

Go see many more shadowy photos at our awesome Aussie friend Tracy's Hey Harriet blog and join in the fun!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

And from the e-mail bag ... a chuckle

Two priests decided to go to Hawaii on vacation.

They were determined to make this a real vacation by not wearing anything that would identify them as clergy. As soon as the plane landed they headed for a store and bought some really outrageous shorts, shirts, sandals, sunglasses, etc.

The next morning they went to the beach dressed in their 'tourist' garb. They were sitting on beach chairs, enjoying a drink, the sunshine and the scenery when a 'drop dead gorgeous' blonde in a topless bikini came walking straight towards them. They couldn't help but stare.

As the blonde passed them she smiled and said 'Good Morning, Father ~ Good Morning, Father,' nodding and addressing each of them individually, then she passed on by. They were both stunned. How in the world did she know they were priests?
So the next day, they went back to the store and bought even more outrageous outfits.

These were so loud you could hear them before you even saw them! Once again, in their new attire, they settled down in their chairs to enjoy the sunshine.

After a little while, the same gorgeous blonde, wearing a different colored topless bikini, taking her sweet time, came walking toward them. Again she nodded at each of them, said 'Good morning, Father ~ Good morning, Father,' and started to walk away.

One of the priests couldn't stand it any longer and said, 'Just a minute, young lady.' 'Yes, Father?'

'We are priests and proud of it, but I have to know, how in the world do you know we are priests, dressed as we are?' She replied,

“Father, it's me, Sister Kathleen.”

~ ~ ~

Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ruby Tuesday ~

Two of my favorite rubies!
Here they are after the Center for Disability Rights' annual Wheel-a-Thon yesterday at the beach in West Haven, Ct.
I missed seeing the obstacle course competition, but Ralph said all went well and lots of people took part.
Allegra and I got there just in time for lunch and cake ~~ we were at church when the event started Sunday morning.
All in all, it looked like it was a major success. Kudos to Ralph's friends and colleagues who organized the fund-raiser!

To see lots more Ruby photos, visit Mary T's Work of the Poet blog.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How much is that bunny in the driveway?

... the one with the pointy black ears?

Does he look relaxed, or what?

We have some funny bunnies hanging around the neighborhood. I first spotted a black domestic rabbit by himself, in August. Click here to see him (or her). That was startling enough.

Now we have this white rabbit with black "trim" hanging around too. Both of them have been in our next-door neighbor's yard and in our yard, eating grass, twitching, hopping, and eating more grass. We don't know where they belong. Or to whom they belong. Escapees? Not sure.

Below is what I found as I started to go out to the car yesterday. I was afraid to get in the car until he hopped away. I don't want to run over the little guy. ewwww..

And I took these two pix last week through a window screen.

I think they like us. And our "natural" yard.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

Welcome to our "natural" backyard. No chemicals used here! It is what it is.

I just took these this afternoon.

Hope you like my shadow finds!

Go see many more shadowy shots at Tracy's Hey Harriet blog. You won't be disappointed.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday afternoon at our house

Linus jumped out from under this tunnel plaything right after I took the photo. He uses his imagination and amuses himself....when he's not napping, that is.

Soon he will be ready for preschool, don't you think?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

After the raindrops

There was a passing shower this morning. In these photos the dark cloud on the left is being pushed away by fluffy ones coming from the West.

It's sunny now. Yay! Happy Wednesday to all.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

I took these photos today. They are the first red leaves I've spotted. Seems early, but a farmer told me the crops were ready two to three weeks earlier than normal this summer. Maybe the trees are following suit.

I am looking forward to the fall foliage!

See lots more photos featuring a little or a lot of the color red at Mary T's Work of the Poet.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Warning: gross photo ahead

I noticed this weird glob yesterday on a piece of yard art in the garden. It wasn't there Friday.

Unfortunately it is still there today, so I took this photo.
I was hoping it would disappear overnight so I wouldn't have to deal with it today.

Time to get the hose ...





Any idea what it could be?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sounds silly, but it makes me sad

Feeling sad today about losing a tree. Not my tree, but a beautiful tree from the yard of the house right next door. I don't know what kind of tree it was; I suppose I could research it.

I was only gone for an hour and a half yesterday morning. When I returned and pulled into the driveway it seemed sunnier than usual. I didn't know why.
I was startled to see a stump where a healthy-looking, graceful tree once stood. I can't imagine why it was cut down.

There must be a reason.

I liked that tree. It not only provided shade but it added beauty to the neighborhood. It's an empty feeling now when I look outside.