2014 Project 365 – Week Twenty-eight

Have you noticed that each week I have more & more pictures? I blame summer, darn it. If it were uglier we wouldn’t have as many pictures. As it is, Dr. M has two posts of pictures that I mostly don’t include here. Check them out, here and here.

Sunday, July 6th
Still in NC today. I sang patriotic songs with my dad and two of my aunts at the senior center. My dad has been doing this almost every Sunday for years. I love how his sisters have joined him in this ministry – my aunt V play the piano, my aunt E sings alto & daddy takes the melody. Beautiful music!

Dr. M found some more barn swallows to photograph. I think these are hilarious :)

He took some gorgeous pictures while he was out & about.

Yes, NC has livestock – ha!

My daily walk.

Monday, July 7th
My daily walk. We drove back to Ohio today & for the first time actually stopped at the Jackson Ferry Shot Tower in Virginia. We walked up the tower (75 steps!) & then went a little ways down a trail they had. It was a lot of fun, even though both of us could barely walk the next day – ha! You can see more pictures on Dr. M’s blog.

Tuesday, July 8th            
Dr. M took pictures of our day lilies (let’s face it – he takes pictures of them every day – ha!). He also got a picture of a snapping turtle that he assisted across the road. Yes, he used his cane instead of trying to pick it up. What’s funny is that this picture is on his way back by the turtle – it had turned around as if it was going to go back across the road it had just crossed. Silly turtle.

My daily walk. Yes, I took a picture of our day lilies too.

Wednesday, July 9th
My daily walk, at work. I was just going to go outside for a minute to warm up (my office is cold), but then I saw the flowers and just decided to keep going.

Look who moved outside! We decided that she’s probably safe out there – especially after her photo shoot the other week. One of our neighbors called another one to talk about the sheep in our yard, and then after we brought her back inside he called the other neighbor again to report that she was missing. Gotta love the informal neighborhood watch around here – and I mean that sincerely!

Spent a lovely evening sitting outside looking at the sky.

The moon!

Thursday, July 10th
I worked from home today & was going to try to do a 10 on 10 post today, but this is as far as I got: a picture at the dentist office, an afternoon snack (cream cheese, peppers & cucumber on a tortilla), and my lap full of the beans I was stringing while I was on a conference call.

Meanwhile, Dr. M took pictures of a squirrel.

My daily walk. I fake collapsed on Heather the sheep just for the photo op.

Dr. M took a picture of the back of my shirt. Neither of us care for the NBA all that much, but Dr. M went to Wake Forest & we’ve followed Tim Duncan ever since he played basketball there.

Friday, July 11th
My daily walk – lovely day!

Daisy nation – and a couple of day lilies.

The almost full super-ish moon!

Saturday, July 12th  
My daily walk. I LOVE this yard in our neighborhood – so many fun flowers. It’s the same yard that had the bank of overflowing phlox in the spring. Sigh.

Not that our yard is devoid of flowery loveliness. It’s been a good summer at the Bug household.

It was cloudy, so Dr. M sat outside hoping to catch the Super Moon between the clouds.

Success! Sort of... Silly moon… seems to think it’s already Halloween!

Have a great week!


  1. I just love those daisy pictures! Glad you guys got the moon...it was just too cloudy here.

    Ha - I was going to do a Ten on Ten, too...got a picture of my oatmeal in the microwave and a cloud picture from my drive to work. And then my boss showed up and I forgot about the rest of the day.

  2. You always provide a wonderful glimpse into your life. I just love it.

  3. I like Dr. M's shots of the dilapidated barn. I'd have photographed that, too! The tower is interesting -- what is the Jackson Ferry Shot Tower, exactly? Was that a civil war battle or something?

    Your day lilies look like the same doubles or triples that we have.

    1. We do have double orange day lilies, Steve. Love them! Yes, the barn called to me :-) Shot towers actually are a frontier thing: they were used for making fine shot and buck shot for muzzle-loading shotguns...very important when you hunted for your table fare. We think about Pennsylvania and Kentucky long rifles on the frontier, but for the average settler, the shotgun was far more useful. The molten lead was dropped through various size sieves and fell 150 feet...the optimal distance for it to form a sphere and cool. It was caught in a kettle of water to prevent distortion on impact.

  4. great pics and the sheep belongs outside. are you going to start dressing it up?

  5. Love the week. How wonderful that your dad and relatives sing for the seniors.

  6. Your yard is beautiful! How much time do you spend working it to make it so lovely? And I like the old barn photos. too. :)


  7. How fun that you could sing with your dad and aunts.
    Really like the sheep appearances.
    The moon must come down closer to y'all in Xenia. Beautiful!

    And, yes, Dana, you must come back and go to Ivanhoe's with us.

  8. I love those belted Galloway cows. If only they came in colors like Neapolitan ice cream!

  9. That Tim Duncan shirt would be might popular at our house with a certain 12 year old boy...

    He loves Tim Duncan... and the Spurs... and the NBA... and anything to do with basketball in general, LOL!


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