Transient - a snake passing through the yard, my 'fear' of said snake, the snakes skin. I have to say at the outset that I don't really like snakes all that much. Not big snakes, for sure. (A snake always looks bigger than it really is, by the way.) So the first time I saw … Continue reading Grow Up, Snake!
Earth - the substance of the land surface - in my part of Arizona it reminds me of the saying 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place'! Landscaping strategies here include generous numbers of Rocks and plenty of gravel Hardscape. Our yard consists of a gravel mulch that covers soil that is a course reddish … Continue reading Many Rocks and a Lot of Hardscape
This post is for my children. It explains why their Dad doesn't just call the pest control people... GEICO’s recent commercial, “Spy - It's What You Do,” features a Bond-style hero who is interrupted by a phone call from his mom. (Be sure to watch for the squirrels as they run around in mom's yard) … Continue reading Your Dad Won’t Call an Exterminator – GEICO Spy (Video)
The photo challenge this week is Half-Light. At sunrise this morning, the moon appeared to be Half too! The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness. ― Brian A. McBride, Dominion - Same time, same sunrise, same moon (that tiny white dot near the top right of the photo. The sky is that beautiful … Continue reading Half Moon and Sunrises
In 'The Alphabet and Good Intentions' I explained the rather unique book filing system that our local librarians use. On occasion, this drives me to distraction - so last week I kind of refiled all the John Grisham's. Now his books are in two locations instead of four. I suppose I could ask to be … Continue reading Local Libraries, Books and the Guerrilla Librarian
Our 'Snowbird' Community has a small Library. The volunteer librarians have developed a book filing system that theoretically allows them to house the largest number of books. The books are sorted by subject, then by size, then alphabetically by author's name. This means that book cases with shorter paperback books have one more shelf than … Continue reading This and That – Our Library, The Alphabet and a Good Crafting Intention
Did I ever tell you about The Car Guy's To Do List? It contains things that I put on it (see Pink Jobs and Blue Jobs for an explanation of what kinds of tasks I put on his list) and things that he adds. He often adds items after he has done them, and then … Continue reading Fire in the Hole! Oven Element Burns Up
December found us far from Home, though at a place we are learning to call home - our Snowbird place in Arizona. The gathering of the clan at Christmas was a smaller event than usual and Christmas morning was a quiet affair. At least it was until a stranger appeared in my Christmas stocking. He … Continue reading LEGO – The Businessman and the Oranges