Thursday, July 7, 2016

Holiday Weekend Un-Celebration

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Which meant spending pretty much the entire day organizing two of my closets since the disorganization has really been bothering me. (I know. Sounds like a real celebratory 4th of July, right? Still, the truth of the matter is I actually enjoy that type of thing).

FYI, it's ALWAYS too hot to do anything outdoorsy for long. I have proof.

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Yep, 108 heat index and this weekend the actual temps will be in the triple digits.

The only positive in all this is that when I water the flowers each night little Abby has a blast keeping me company. I see lots of sweet dragonflies and the hummers buzz above my head. Also, calories be damned, I treat myself to an ice cream cone afterwards.

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(Artwork: Susan Branch)

I love the bunny at the end of the last video.

I'm pretty sure she has babies in our garden right now, but we haven't looked since we don't wish to disturb them. I just hope they'll be safe!


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(Bird Artwork: Susan Branch)

Round Top always has a big 4th of July parade. (I think it's the oldest parade in Texas). I've been searching for videos of it, but all I could find were these.

Those poor horses in that heat! (Right after the horses you'll see Junk Gypsies famous "Large Marge"" van. I hear that they're always in the parade).

Apart from the horses, the parade looks pretty boring to me. Photobucket I'm glad I stayed home, enjoying the comforts of the AC.


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Spring 2016 - part 3

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(Artwork: Lisa McCue)

Here are the last batch of pics and vids. (As always, there are more on my Facebook page).

Just bear in mind that the quality of the pics are bad because taking photos here in the summer has it's challenges.

The camera lens is constantly fogging up due to the humidity, so I either have to snap the photos quick or take them through the windows from inside the house.

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- One afternoon, while feeding the crows some leftover watermelon, I saw a baby woodpecker land on one of our little trees. I wish I’d gotten a picture of it.

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- During the first big rainstorms, we lost electricity for 9 hours. (The nearby creeks flooded, so it took a while for the trucks to be able to drive through).

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- Because that's what you do when you lose electricity for hours and hours. You take closeup pics of the snails. Photobucket

Ever since the rain came we’ve had snails taking up residence on the siding of the house, not to mention every single surface of every object that’s outdoors.

They’ve been more than a little bit of a nuisance. They even get into the dogs fur.

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- This pic of one of my brother's dogs ("Beans") was taken just after my brother and his wife left for another vacation.

Every time I see this pic I hear the song lyrics, "I ain't missing you at all!"

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- See all the snails on the trellis?

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- My brother's dog, not long after he and his wife left.

Fortunately, "Crunchy" got over their departure rather quickly.

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More vids, from back in April:

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