Sunday, August 9, 2015

2015 Project 365 – Week Thirty-two

It’s hummingbird season around here – they’re spending a lot of time filling their tanks. The other day, Dr. M & I were sitting outside & there was a hummingbird dogfight – we actually got strafed! I wish we’d been videotaping – although they’re so quick I can’t imagine being able to keep up.
Sunday, August 2nd    
I wanted something green on my turkey & homegrown tomato sandwich & I found just the thing – shelled edamame. It was pretty tasty!
                    

My daily walk. I have a Facebook friend who helped me decipher the message on the fire hydrant: Die Out F’n Cancer. I think that’s a sentiment we can all agree with (even if we wouldn’t use exactly that language).

The moon!


Monday, August 3rd   
Pinkie update.


Square #4 of Pattern #15.


Tuesday, August 4th                
The temperature in my office when I arrived this morning. Brr!


A non-square project I’m going to work on between patterns.  


Wednesday, August 5th         
New glasses! These are progressives that I should be able to wear all the time, once I get used to them. I was so tired of putting my reading glasses on & taking them off many times a day. We’ll see how I like wearing glasses even more often.


Squirrel.


Dr. M has been enjoying our tomatoes. Keeping ahead of the squirrels & birds is quite a trick… 


Thursday, August 6th      
Dinner time…


Friday, August 7th  
Around the yard. That flower that appears white is actually a pale purple & has been growing in Pinkie’s pot. Yes, not content to be the mother of petunias, she has now grown verbena. Hilarious!


Hummingbird.


My daily walk. Our neighbor gave us some hibiscus cuttings from his gorgeous plant – hope ours are as pretty next year. The naked ladies are out everywhere these days – so pretty!


Saturday, August 8th   
My daily walk – a little earlier in the day because we were going out to dinner with one of Dr. M’s colleagues that evening. (Note: this is hilarious because when we got to their house we walked around their property, and then later we walked around downtown for a while, so my fitbit was VERY happy with me by the end of the day.)


When we got to town (Bellefontaine), there was a classic car show going on! So we checked out the cars while we waited for our table.


I had the Clint Eastwood pizza. I don’t know why it has that name, but I do know it was the first time I’d ever had potato chips on a pizza! It was pretty darned tasty.

After dinner, we took a tour of their historic theater – the car show was to benefit renovations. The inside was so fascinating! You can’t tell from the photo, but the clouds moved & there were stars winking in the sky. So cool!
               


Hope everyone has a great week!

15 comments:

  1. It must be a challenge keeping those lovely tomatoes from the critters.

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  2. That outing to Bellenfontaine looks interesting. And those tomatoes! Our tomato plant bloomed but never set any fruit, I don't know what we did wrong.

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    1. We had a fun time! Sorry to hear about your plants. I have no luck raising peppers in my boxes, but tomatoes thrive.

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  3. Potato chips on a pizza? I think I would like that! And it's not really any crazier than putting an egg in the center of a pizza, which is what they do in Germany.

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    1. It was kind of like a Philly steak pizza with chips...yummy and filling. I had the traditional double-barrel pepperoni, and it was great, but my colleague got the award-winning New Orleans, which is a spicy chicken pizza...that was awesome!

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  4. You know I'm totally stealing those pictures of the moon, right?

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  5. My tomatoes are just starting to come in, we have one cherry and one roma plant. It's all my wife and really need since the kids are junk food addicts. Several years ago I went a little nutty and did about six tomatoes plants. We had so many after a couple of weeks I couldn't give the things away.

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    1. That's all a couple really needs, unless you are planning on canning sauce, etc. I went with better boy tomatoes this year because we like sandwiches. I'm glad I did, because they are more resistant to soggy conditions, and we have had an abundance of rain. Two plants are yielding plenty for us and the couple next door. Fortunately, I can always find takers for my surplus up at the college.

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  6. edamame (don't know how to pronounce it)
    and home grown tomatoes--mmmmmm
    many vibrant colors and blooms
    stunning moon
    humming bird delights
    progressive glasses
    "These are a few of my favorite things. . ."

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  7. You'll have to tell me how long it takes for you to get used to your progressives. I've tried so many times & just can't... so I'm constantly keeping reading glasses nearby :(

    Edamame on a sandwich. Never thought of it but may have to try it.

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  8. Those glasses are way cool, Bug.

    And it looks like Dr. M was about to play a game of Six-Ball with those tomatoes. Six-Ball???

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  9. I didn't have enough ripe ones for nine-ball, lol! I do now.

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  10. It has been a sad and disappointing year for tomatoes. Even when we get any, the flavour is distinctly poor.

    But it has been a terrific year for hummingbirds! We're even getting the ruby-throats at our feeder. So lovely.

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