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~ June is Bustin out all Over! ~ All Over the Meadow and the Hills ~



~ Tuesday, June 25, 2019 ~
~ My Kind of Weather ~ All Day! ~
~ Coasting through another Nice Day ~

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~ The Sun greeting me at my Front Door ~

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Hey! Looks like it's Tuesday already, where did Monday go, let's do it again, twas a nice Day!
Heavy duty Dreams last night, can't remember now but I was involved in some tedious problem
But I solved it by waking up at 5:40 a.m. to start anther Gorgeous Day, Yeah!
I know because I saw the Weather report last night and checked it again this Morning
Today says 64 Degrees and heading to 90! And Sunny! That's the way The Donald likes it..
Well could be just a bit less on the High side I suppose

Not a single Idea what to use up the Day with... yet... OH! Just had a couple minor ones
I have $20 left to buy Lottos and I need Apple and Cran/Grape Juice and Coffee at the Price Copper
And I thought I just might harvest those Five ripening little Tomatoes from the little Plant in the Pot
Such exciting Adventures do await my participation

Now let's go work my Morning puzzles >>> And check my Email and Facebook posts
On Facebook I saw one of those stupid 'Shares' some people without a life post
Something about can ya spell this and this?... And some simple words at that... So easy
So I had to post a Photo of me and my Big Heavy Dictionary to brag about some Words I know

~ Loquacious? Yes, that I surely am! ~

And then I got a Ton of Replies and comments like these:
Wayne Frazier: Well, I just wanted to say that I'm glad you looked up the meaning of those multisyllabic words.
You should never stop learning new words, techniques, languages and general or specific knowledge.
That being said; I'll reiterate and add, well done and keep up the good work.
Speaking of work, that reference book (dare I say, tome) will give you a good work-out
just by lifting the darn thing in the air.
You have so much knowledge in cooking, computers, and gardening to name just a few of your skills.
Have you ever considered teaching the younger generations?

And then my Reply:
Donald Smith: Oh my, not used to such a positive assessment of my excessive verbosity...
I just like big words, they flow so nicely.. Just have to admit though that I did NOT look up those words
One of my longest lasting hobbies has been reading...
In my pre-teens, two of my Aunts would buy me books instead of toys for holidays...
At the time I moved from my Home in Saint Joseph I had amassed over 700 Books in my home library
Then gave most of them away when I moved...

Did that, now what? A shower would be nice, and a quick trip to the Price Chopper
Worked my Lottos, had a Glucerna, won $15 so I headed to the Fast Stop for more
Got my Lottos and some religious discussion with Navru which I do not start... Oh well
Then headed back to scratch off another $15 in Wins, where are those big ones hiding?

Stopped on the way in to harvest those Six little Tomatoes I have been watching turn red
Now what will be a good way to use them for Dinner? I'll think of something

~ Six Little Beauties for Lunch or Dinner ~

And then what? Not much, just idled through the rest of the Day
Did some Photo editing and adding Photos to this and that Video in progress
And then another long quiet and nothing much kinda boring TV afternoon
In the late Afternoon I sat out front and greeted the neighbor when she came home from work
Then wound up the evening as usual, Ho Hum, with these same old Afternoons and Evenings

Another episode of Justified and then another Movie and then see ya tomorrow

~ Tuesday ~ More Sunny Days Ahead! ~



~ Monday, June 24, 2019 ~
~ HEY! Sun out there Monday Morning! ~
~ And Five Days til Pay Day! ~

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~ Gorgeus Clouds floating over the Price Chopper Monday Morning ~

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Well now, peeking out the Window early I saw a ray of Sunshine across the Street
Are we gonna have a Sunny Day for a change? What's the Weather Man say?
Yeah, 62 Degrees now at 7 a.m. and Sunny and heading to 81 very warm Degrees later
Well I will sure settle for that, my Plants have had plenty to drink the last few Days

OK, Morning Computer run all finished at 8 a.m. and no plans... what's to do?
Well one thing, head out to lose some more Money, yeah... I hit the ATM and then the Fast Stop
I had printed out an 8X10 copy of that Photo I had edited for Navru, Ooops, wrong edit

~ The Extra Print I made for Navru ~

I thought he wanted all the Type edited out and just the two figures remaining
Nope, he wanted the Type gone but the Photo still the original height and width
So I told him I would work my Winners and then edit that Photo again
Plopped $30 down on the Counter and picked out Six likely looking Tickets
Then back to sip my Glucerna and work my Tickets for a $55 Win... Caramba!

~ Number Two $50 Win for June! ~

Then I went back to my Photo Editor, edited the original Photo without the Type and full Width
Added the Photo to Navru's Email and printed another 8X10 Copy of it for him
And for Fun, printed out a copy of two of the Photos with Greetings and headed back

~ Navru's Orignal Photo ~

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~ The Edit he Wanted ~ No Type ~

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~ Extra Copies with Greetings ~ Just for Fun ~

Back at the Fast Stop, gave Navru his Copies, and cashed in my $55 worth of Winners
Headed home and this time only scratched off a dinky NOTHING! Oh well, a slight profit for the Day

~ The Little Coleus greets the Sunny Morning ~

And such a nice Sunny Day, back out front for a couple Photos, that small Red Coleus
And another of the Stair Planter with the Blossoms slipping away, Oh Well...

~ My Prize Lilies ~ Dropping their Blooms ~

Then one more trot out back to check the Tomatoes, on the way the Rhubarb looking good
Then the two Transplants... so far looking a little better each Day, another 'Bumper' crop of tiny ones mavbe?

~ Transplants still doing OK ~

On into a Sunny Afternoon, a little of this and a little of that to keep busy, not too busy
After an Afternoon News Break I headed out front to sit and enjoy the Weather
Again I remembered the Humming Bird Feeder was empty, been empty a few Days, need to fix that
Back in to mix up some Sugar and Water, hot it up, let it cool and then filled up the Feeder
Back out to hang it in the Tree then took a seat to observe the Neighborhood and enjoy the Weather
Noticed a couple Wasps hit the Feeder for a taste, then later a tiny Humming Bird, really Tiny!
A couple more Wasps and then another Humming Bird flitted in foe a few seconds

Filled up my big Sprinkler Can, watered a few Plants, then some more sitting and gave it up about 5:30
Back in to set out some Dinner and then on to the Evening's entertainment, yeah a good Day

~ Monday ~ Gorgeous Day for a Change ~



~ Sunday, June 23, 2019 ~
~ DARN! Another Rainy Start ~
~ A Quiet Sunday ~

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~ Rain Sunday Morning 7 a.m. ~

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Here we go again, Sunday Morning finishing up Saturday's Blog and rumble rumble
Is that Thunder again? Flipped on the Web Cam... Yep all wet out there, just like Saturday
Checked the Weather Forecast... Yep, says 67 Degrees now, partly Cloudy and later T-Storms and heading to 81
Sounds about like yesterday, well we shall see, shall we not?

On to work my Morning online Puzzles and DANG! The same Crossword still from Saturday and all filled out!
And the Jumble, a blank Page just like on Saturday, what's going on with USA Today and their Puzzles?
Now how am I going to while away my Coffee drinking Time? Well I have that Window Cam Video from last Night
I can check the Storm footage and see if there is anything interesting to use

Finally Morning stuff done, off on that wet Day to the Price Chopper for a couple Items
And of course traded in a $15 Winner for more tries and only won back a skinny $5
Then on the way in and out I got a couple Garden Photos, that Sweet Tater plant doing Great

~ Sweet Potato Vines climbing Now ~

And then in those Pots I am trying to get Trumpet Vines to grow, one looks like Number Two
And in another Pot two tiny green things... maybe?

~ One more Trumpet Vine Seedling ~ Maybe More? ~

So, never being satisfied with non-winners I headed back to the Fast Stop for a retry
Hello and Howjado? and gimmee some Lotto Winners, and I got Six more
He also wanted to know if I could edit a Photo he wanted to use... Well I shore can!
So back Home to work my Lottos, HAH.. NO WINNERS! DAYUM!

And I saw that he had sent the Photo he wanted me to Edit, in my Dropbox
And so I took a few Minutes to do that and sent it back to him in Email

~ The Original and then my Crop for Navru ~

Then, I thought I would run (run?) out back to check my Tomato Plants again
And on the way I saw that little Rose Bush I transplanted around back had a Bloom
It wasn't doing very good next door and then did a little better back there
Not really growing very large but it is still trying

~ The little Orphan Rose with a new Bloom ~

OK, checked the Tomato Plants, doing OK so far but not growing much yet
So I'll keep an eye on them, and hope for the best,then saw some Radishes big enough to pull

~ A few more Radishes from the Seeds from Pat ~

Then on the way back in... Hey, look at those little Tomatoes, now Six more ripening
I didn't have much hope for any Harvest when I put those transplants from the AeroGardens out there

~ Six more of those Big Uns! ~

And that was it for another Weekend, I should call this Blog my 'Morning Report'
Nothing happens around here much after 2 p.m. Things start early and end early
Well I do kind of like it that way... See ya on Monday? (maybe)

~ Sunday ~ I Don't like Rain every Day ~



~ Saturday, June 22, 2019 ~
~ A Rainy Start ~ A Sunny Finish ~
~ An 'All Weather' Day ~

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~ A Rainy Start for Saturday ~

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Well it must be Saturday because the Blog I just uploaded said Friday
So another Weekend to endure... I don't care for the TV changes and Store Crowds then
Well as for the Stores, I suppose the poor working people need to have the opportunity
It sometimes surprizes me all the time I have to laze around since I retired 32 Years ago

OK, up at 6 a.m. and the usual first Hour or more on the Computer catching up
And this Morning at 7:15 a.m. is that Thunder? Peeked out on the Window Cam
Hey, it's raining out there again, but the Forecast says Mostly Sunny... Oh well
There it is again... another Thunder roll and I can hear the Rain, like we need more rain
Now maybe the Plants will drown out there instead of die of thirst, crazy Weather lately

And so, thinking of last evening on the TV, I had finished my Movie and took a look at my Blog
I was watching a Video on my Blog from my Computer hooked to the TV
And the Video started 'buffering' (means starting, stopping) and that's irritating
Gave me an idea... What's causing that? I have AT&T High Speed Fiber Cable now
Well, that Computer isn't connected to my Router with a cable, it uses Wi-Fi, maybe that's it?
I had the TV and Computer all hooked up with Cables before they installed my new Floor
I had to re-route all those wires, managed to remove them all from my Computer and Router room
And then the easiest way to hook up the Living room computer was Wi-Fi... and so I did that

Well it was getting late and I was all through with the Evening's entertainment but let's try
I found my longest 'Ethernet' Cable, hooked it up to the Computer and ran it under the Living Room Carpet
Then across the Hall under the Hall Carpet, and then to the Router up on the top Shelf

That took a little doing, moving the Carpet and end Table around, but finally finished
Then I tried that Blog Video again and I could tell everything was sped up... I like that
I had been having a buffering problem with Amazon Prime Movies from that Computer too
Maybe... (I sure hope) I have that problem solved now... I HATE buffering!

Later, the Skies cleared and the Sun was shining Bright so I took a trot out front
And now the Lily Blloms are giving up and falling off, leaving kind of a stubby Stem
I read somewhere online that you should snip off those stems for some reason
So I snipped off about 30 of them, for whatever reason, I hope that's OK

~ Only Seven Blooms left on the Stairway Lilies ~

And another look at that Pot of tiny Tomatoes... More turning Color now
And there are a LOT of tiny green ones on there, I counted 43, would you believe>

~ More Tiny Tomatoes turning Color ~

Then a short trip to the Price Chopper for Lottos, cashed in a $5 Ticket, added a $20 Bill
Back home to scratch off a so-so win of $15, that will not do for a Winning Day

And then another quick trip to the Fast Stop... Traded in my $45 Win, bought $25 More
This time only a $15 Win, but still slightly ahead for the Day... $10 Profit I think

~ Fifth $40 Win for June ~

On into a Sunny and pleasant Afternoon, forgot all about that Rainy Morning start
And on to the usual Afternoon News, the Weather Report and then my TV and Movies
On the Weather Report they said Storms would move in about 6 p.m. but it was still bright sun out front

~ Late Afternoon Sunshine ~

Into Movie Time and 'What's that Noise!'... Well they were right, more Storms moved in
So I flipped on the Window Cam... as if we needed any more Storm footage, well ya never know
And the Storms then continued on and off for a couple more Hours, still rumbling when I went to Bed
Add it all up, still a pretty good Day... Enronces... Hasta Mañana...

~ Saturday ~ Rain ~ Sunshine ~ Then another Storm ~



~ Friday, June 21, 2019 ~
~ Welcome the First Day of Summer ~
~ Early T-Storms to Start the Day ~

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~ First Mini Tomato Harvest ~

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Up at 6:30 a.m. and all was quiet, Lights on, Coffee on, Juice poured
Started on updating my Thursday Blog, checking online about 6:45 I saw a warning
It said Thunderstorm moving in at 7 a.m. and then at 7 a.m. I heard the Rain
So I flipped on the Window Cam, Yep, here comes the T-Storm to keep me company at Blog time


The noise abated some as that storm passed on but the distant rumbling continued
Then another T-storm with more loud rumbling at 7:45... How long is this going to go on?

Those Window Cams have sure been given a workout with my Neighbor and Weather checks
They have been way more of an asset that way rather than the very few times I used them on my Computers

And Computer stuff done at 8:30 a.m. so what then? Lots of Photo Screen Shots to edit
Thursday was a busy Photo Day it looks like... Well that is my Number One Hobby ya know

9 a.m. All quiet, have the Storms all departed? Yep, looking brighter out there now
And my Photo editing done, 18 Photos to add to my Videos, some to 'My Gardens in June'
And some to 'My Year 2019 ~ Quarter Two'... Time is passing, halfway through the Year now

Done with Editing at 10 a.m. and the Storms returned with lots of Rain and Boomers
Like we needed any more Rain and noise after the first Hour from 8 to 9 a.m.
Well at least I won't have to water the plants out front for a few Days now

Time to get off the Computer and sample some of that Rhubarb Sauce I made several Days ago
Then catch up with the Morning Non-News that has been so boring lately
And I hate to gripe but sure getting tired of those rude squeaky Women News Anchors
They tend to interrupt the person they are interviewing by spouting their own opinions
And with all those high pitched Voices they sound like a bunch of children!


Then out front after the Rain stopped to check the Plants, those two ripening mini Tomatoes ready!
Picked those and then trotted over to check the Dahlia Seedlings in the Pot

~ Seven Seedlings ~ Will thin to Three ~

And now there are Seven Seedlings so far and I only need Three in that Pot
So I'll give these a few more Days and then I'll choose the biggest ones to keep

And that was about it, a couple trips out to try my Lottos luck with not much of that
From then on, just the regular Afternoon and Evening wind down, is this getting boring?

~ Friday ~ Just tried to Keep Busy ~



~ Thursday, June 20, 2019 ~
~ A June Garden Video ~
~ A Slower Day ~ Not much Doing ~

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~ A Shot from my June Garden Video ~

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And what a busy Day most all Day on Wednesday and my back was hurting all Day along with the Fun!
I felt bad all over when I got up first thing and didn't feel much better all Day
But I kept at it and had a fun Day in spite of that, whatcha gonna do anyway?

And a mixed bag of Weather Wednesday, had a sample of Clouds and Sunshine and moderate Temps
So what they gonna give us today? 66 Degrees at 8 a.m. and partly Sunny, heading to 87
Well that sounds like it will do... Anything except Cold and Rain make me happy

And again I headed off to the Fast Stop to use up some of that $180 I won on Wednesday
A busy Morning at the Fast Stop, got my Lottos and headed back, and won nothing
Well someone said ya can't win 'em all and I can testify to that, lots of losers
So what else to do? Time for a June catch up Video of the Front Gardens
This time I thought I would use Photos to make the Video instead of my Video Camera
So then took 30 Photos from one end of the front Gardens to the other then added to the Timeline
Added Music and Titles, Rendered and Uploaded to Vimeo and here it is for your boredom


And that was really about all there was to the long and pleasant Day other than TV
And also later making some Tater Salad to go with some of my BBQ Chicken
So a slow Day but you can't run at full speed all the time
Especially if you run out of ideas

Now off to a new Day

~ Thursday ~ Just kept Moving ~ Slowly ~



~ Wednesday, June 19, 2019 ~
~ A Bizzy Day for a Change ~
~ And some more Barbecue ~

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~ Only Trumpet Vine Seed to Do Anything ~

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9 a.m. All done with my Computer stuff, what's next... Where to for Lottos
Obviously the Fast Stop is my Favorite but I won on 6 out of 9 tries there Tuesday
Better let them sell a few before I try again, so... Price Chopper? Machine 1 or 2?
Or the Service Counter? Seems I win more out of the Machines, but ya never know

Well I didn't get around to watering out front on Tuesday but we had a nice Rain at TV Time
Thinking of planting more Trunpet Vine seeds, still only one I planted has popped up
And what's the Weather anyway? Computer says 68 Degrees at 11 a.m. (I'm running late)
And heading to 77 and partly Sunny... That should do nicely, warm enough and not too hot

First thing on the way out the Door, a look at that Dahlia I've been waiting for
More Seedlings, but all at one end of the pot, will have to move a couple maybe
I just want to leave three Plants in that Pot

~ Now Six Seedlings ~ Just need Three ~

So off to the Price Chopper, cashed in Two $2 Winners... Wheee! Bought Six $5 Tickets
Then got my Taters, Chicken, Milk, Juice and Candy and headed Home Sweet Home
And the Weather was comfy but NOT partly Sunny, more like 'Cloudy Bright'
And then scratched off exactly NOTHING! NUTZ!

And some more Garden checking out front, looks like we are gonna get some Tomatoes
Five decent sized ones on the Plant in the big Pot, then lots of tiny ones on the small Plants
And a couple now getting some Color and when shall we sample those?

~ How many Tomatoes on that Plant? ~ I see over Twenty Here ~

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~ And Lots more on this Plant ~ Maybe 14 ~

Then a hop and skip out back to check the two little Tomato Plants I put there
Doing OK now, and those are the same tiny type Tomato Plants too... just fun size

~ The Tomato Plants out Back doing OK ~

And a look down the Stairway at that Gorgeous bunch of Lilies
Just at their peak of Blooming now I would say, some petals are falling off

~ Lilies now at their Peak? ~

Then... More to do, imagine that at 1 p.m. for me? Laundry, Planting and BBQ... Yeah!
First dumped that load of Jeans and T-Shirts in the Washer, took a load out of the Dishwasher
Put the Dishes away then loaded the Dishwasher with the leftover ones in the Sink
Then start on prep on the Chicken for BBQ, that done at 2:30 p.m. then out into the Smoker

~ Chicken Prepped for the Smoker ~

Was I caught up Yet? Nope, put the Laundry into the Dryer...
Now the Sun was shining bright... And time to go out and plant the Trumpet Vine Seeds in the Pots out front
And on the way... LOOK! Is that a Snake? Nope it is a Worm, what's it doing on the Porch?
And if I said it was a FOOT long, I can prove it, then I dumped it out in the grass

~ Earthworm over a Foot Long! ~

OK, rescued the Worm, planted my Seeds, another Task completed by 3.p.m.
Then the Load of Wash into the Dryer and Time for TV and wait for the BBQ to finish

Caught up with the non-News, the Weather report and started on my Entertainment TV
At 4:30 p.m. I fired up the Oven, brought in the Chicken, wrapped in Foil and into the Oven
After another Hour I took the Chicken out of the Oven and put a Potato in to Bake

~ Chicken Dinners for Eight Days! ~

And then the Finale for the Day, big BBQ Chicken Thigh, hunk of Baked Potato and back to the Movies!

~ Thursday ~ That were some reely Bizzy Day... HUH? ~



~ Tuesday, June 18, 2019 ~
~ A Lucky Lotto Day! ~
~ Another Gorgeous Weather Day! ~

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~ No Neighbors Tuesday Morning ~

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Tuesday Norning, more of a usual start, haven't got hooked on a Video project yet
Looking out on my Window Web Cam I see I have the Building all to myself
All the Neighbors cars gone and I see I forgot to roll my Windows up again

So, got any good Weather coming, looks kinda blah out there... I'll check
Looks about like Monday, says 67 at 8 a.m. and heading to 83 and partly Cloudy
That should do well for the Day and then the Weatherman said Showers for the Night

8:30 a.m. More like the usual morning, all my Morning Computer stuff done and ready to hit the Shower
And nothing on the Agenda... Well it wouldn't hurt to water the Plants out front
Had lots of rain but they still like an extra boost now and then

~ The Geranium doing better Out Front ~

And off again to waste some Money, Fast Stop again, like to chat with Customers there
And of course banter with Navru.. So gimmee some Winners there Gringo, Got $25 worth
Then back home to scratch, I itch all the time... First One a DUD!... But the Second a $15 Win
Then a $10 Win, again a $10 Win and then LOOKEE! A fat $100 Win, Four wins out of Five tries... $135!

OK back to the Fast Stop again, took my Video Camera, planned to take Cloud Video on the way back
Walked in like I was going to take Video but had the Lens Cap on, I ask first
Then Navru wanted to take some Video, handed him the Cam and he played around as I displayed my Winners
Then traded in my $135 worth of Winners and bought $30 more, Got a free 'Pick Three' Ticket
And won an instant $2 on that, still good for the Noon Drawing, then headed out

Headed for the Riss Lake Dam, set up my Tripod and Camera, got some 360 Degree Video of the Clouds
Then back home to work my New Tickets, AHA! First Ticket a $40 Win, then a Dud, then a $5 Win
And then another Dud and done, but that was a $15 Profit, not a bad morning at all
I sent $55 buying tickets and then winning $180, that's a nice profit of $125... and fun too!

~ The Kind of Tickets I Like ~

So what else was there to do for the Day? Well for one, pour a glass of Juice and sit out front
Enjoy the pleasant Weather and then greet the Neighbor when she came home from work
And back in side for TV Time and then what's for Dinner?

Then some more 'Justified'... Watching the whole Series again, and I missed a lot it seems
Next a Movie and ended the Day with another Andre Rieu Concert, yeah a good Day for me!

~ The Beautiful Blue Danube ~

~ Tuesday ~ A Winning Day ~ I like That ~



~ Monday, June 17, 2019 ~
~ Gorgeous Morning ~
~ ¡Hermosas Nubes por la Tarde! ~

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~ Top Plant Bloomed ~ Still over 30 Blooms ~

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Well I did it again! Now 11 a.m. and just starting on Today's Blog
Just playing around with Videos again, just short clips for this and that but...
As usual I get mesmerized with the project and just keep on with it
Like with this Video below, I had it all finished and rendered and posted on Facebook
And then saw that ONE WORD... was missing ONE LETTER... So what? Spent 15 Minutes redoing it again

~ Some purty Clouds fly by before the Storm ~

So what's the Weather at 11 a.m. I can see how Sunny it is out there, what's the Temp?
Well, 78 Degrees now and saying partly Sunny and heading to 81, that should do

A check on the Lillies on the Stairs... The topmost Plant finally Bloomed
And One of the Larger Tomatoes in the Pot is getting some Color

~ One Tomato now getting Ripe? ~

And that Sweet Potato Plant, looking better every Day and getting ready to climb
Harvested Ten Sweet Taters from the last try in 2017... How many this Time?
~ Sweet Potato Plant wants to Climb ~

OK, about enough of that... now 3:30 p.m. Time to shut down the Computer and turn on the TV
And see if I can find something for Dinner later, I think there is some Pork Loin in the Freezer
I'll check on that and then catch up with the non-news and waste some more time

~ Monday ~ Nice Day ~ Kept Busy ~



~ Sunday, June 16, 2019 ~
~ Just Enjoying the Weather ~
~ With Blue Skies Smiling at Me ~

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~ 8:30 p.m. ~ The Calm before the Storm on Saturday ~

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Well now... where did the Morning go? up at 6:30 a.m. Had my Juice and Coffee
Started on some Videos and Photos to update my Blog and got immersed as I am wont to do
And now it is 11 a.m. to start on Today's Blog and I ain't even had breakfast yet!

Checked the Weather, it said 76 and headed to 85 but mostly Cloudy... Huh?
Went out front to check my Garden and in bright Sunshine! Phooey on the forecast
Take a peek at these Tomatoes I am watching, some BLT Sandwiches on the way?

~ Come on Tomatoes ~ Ripen Up! ~

And on the small Plant in the small Pot, 26 or more Tomatoes, most are tiny Tots
There are Twelve Tomatoes visible in this Photo

~ Tiny Tomatoes on the small Plant ~

About Noonish I had a little Breakfast, some of Navru's little Gift Donuts
Then time for a Shower and Shave and off to the Price Chopper, all out of Cran/Grape Juice
And on sale... A Bottle 70 Cents off, good deal, got Two, then got my Day's supply of Lottos
Back then to win ony $15, that just won't pay the Light Bill, off to the Fast Stop

Traded in my $15 Win, picked out some more and back then to win only $10, what am I doing wrong?
That is, besides buying Lottos Tickets in the first place?

Done for the Afternoon? Not quite, beautiful Clouds overhead again, needed some Cloud Video
Might be handy to use in Videos or something, took the Video Camera up the Hill
Parked up there where I could get a fairly clear view and took a few Panorama Shots
Maybe I can use them some way, have to think about how to do that, wanna see what I mean?


And 4 p.m. already, time to think of 'What's for Dinner' and line up the Evening's entertainment
So I decided on Dinner and the TV Programs and the Movie and lasted until after 9 p.m.

Good Night Irene... Good Night...

~ Sunday ~ Yeah, Sunny, Warm and Gorgeous! ~



~ Saturday, June 15, 2019 ~
~ Half Way through the Month of June ~
~ Just another Sunny Day ~

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~ Waiting for these Buds to Pop ~

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And it seems to me like the Month just started but now it is half gone
Like I said Yesterday... 'Gee ain't it funny, how time slips away?'
Yeah, not much going on Friday but it seems I kept busy most all day with this and that
And that surprize Visit from Bruce took up most of an Hour or so, lots of chat

Now Friday... End of some people's work week, I don't know what work is, I just have FUN
A Weather check? 74 Degrees at whoops! 11 a.m. already? Saying 85 later and mostly Cloudy

So then a trip out front to check things, most all look OK, a Lilly count maybe on Saturday
Want to see the top most Plant in Bloom, can't tell the difference with the rest of the Blooms

Then a peek at the one of the little Tomato Plants, you can't see in the Photo how many
Some are very tiny, all are small but there at least 26 Tomatoes on that Plant
And there are a few on the other Two Small Plants and the Big Plant has maybe Five bigger 0nes

~ At Least 26 Tomatoes in there! ~

OK, Noon plus, bright Sun and Warm! Headed to the Fast Stop, Hola and Dubra Dien
Traded in $12 worth of Winners, bought $27 more and then some Chat with Navru and Customers
Out the Door to see Three Police Cars whiz by Sirens blaring... Huh! What's up?
Then Six more, all heading west on 9 Hiway at full speed... Yeah something happening!
Pulled out, headed up the Hill, more Police Cars screaming down the Hill
There must have been at Fifteen total or more!, guess we'll see what for on Channel 4 News later

Back at the Ranchito to test my Luck and it tested low, not a single Winner
Oh yes, I forgot I got a $2 Instant win on my 'Show Me Cash', not much cash there to show
Then I had an Afernoon 'Breakfast' I had put off all Morning

And another walk out back to check my Tomato transplants. seems they are doing OK
And a look at my former Tomato Bed, have you ever heard the expression... 'Growing like a Weed?'
Well look in that Bed, I planted Nothing in there, the Weeds took over

~ A Spontanius Weed Garden ~

So have you had enough June Flowers bustin' out all over yet?
Well then here are a few Thousand more to sniff at and enjoy...

And later at Movie time... What's that Noise? Flipped on the Window Cam
Well here comes that T-Storm they were warning us about on the 5 p.m. News
And who is that out front? Oh... The Lady next door coming home in the dark and wet


And that's all she wrote for Saturday...

~ Saturday ~ Yes, Delightful ~ T-Storms are such Fun! ~



~ Friday, June 14, 2019 ~
~ A rare Visitor ~
~ And a Pleasant Weather Day ~

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~ Flag Day Today! ~

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Well it is Friday already and halfway through the Month of June
~ Gee Ain't it Funny... How Time Slips Away... ~

So Joe said it was a Perfect Weather Day on Thursday, OK, it was rather pleasant
And I could agree it was a D.N.P. Day but I didn't win big at the Lottery and so...
What are they saying for the fun Day of Friday now... Hey Joe?
Hmmm, looks OK maybe but... Says 66 and Partly Sunny now but Mostly Cloudy later and 76 Degrees
I'll withhold my appraisal until around TV Time before I will give it the D.N.P. rating

And so... Twas Flag Day so first thing out front to replace the Missouri Flag with the USA FLag
And to count the Stairway Lily Blooms, yep over Forty! But no need for a Photo, can't tell the difference
Waiting for the Four Buds on the topmost Plant to bloom, that will make a difference, stay tuned

~ Look at all those Buds getting Ready! ~

And a peep at the Dahlia Seeds in the Pot, One more popup, doing better out there than inside
The Trumpet Vine Pots I put out front don't seen to be doing any better yet

~ One more Dahlia Popup ~

And so, Morning stuff done, heading out... into that not 'Mostly Cloudy' Weather, it was Partly Rainy
Not much but everything was all wet and still a bit drippy... On to the Price Chopper
Bought $30 worth of Lottos, back to win only $15, Phoooey! So, off to the Fast Stop
Howdee! Just so glad to be here!... Gimmee sme Winners pleeeze, a little chat and see ya
And back again, the weather brightening a little, and scratched off $10 in Wins
So, started off the Day with $40 in my Pocket, and after all that Gambling still had $25
So only lost $15 and the thrill is in the chase, but a Win is better

2 p.m. Lookee we got SUN! And 76 Degrees, that ain't bad... Time for a walk out back
Up the little hill at the side of the Building and over to the Tomato Bed
And both of the Tomato transplants look like they are doing OK for the present
Be nice to get a few Tomatoes from those two orphan plants I found in a Flower Pot

Then around the other side of the Building to check on the Popcorn Roses, doing OK
But the bushes look a bit ragged and have some dead branches, maybe need a little trimming?

And then back inside to do a catchup on my Blog, then a knock on the Door... Who Dat?
Well, surprize! A Volunteer worker at the Nature Sanctuary, hadn't seen for several Years

~ Friend from the Nature Sanctuary ~

So why the Visit? He was driving nearby and thought to stop in for a Howdeedo I guess
Anyway lots of chatter about this and that and showed him stuff on my Computer and TV
And we did have a good catch up chat and nice to see ya... Bye

Then it was just afternoon TV Time, later Dinner and Movie Time
Well now, that was about it for the Day... Nothing special, just another pleasant(?) Day like most

~ Friday ~ Some Sprinkles and some Sun ~



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