Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Up, Up and Away...

I don't know why I have this fascination with clouds.  When I was a kid we used to lie on our backs and watch the clouds go by overhead...looking for shapes, enjoying the summer afternoons.  Flying home from Atlanta I decided to get some pictures from ABOVE the clouds.  Maybe I should just do a "cloud" blog...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Junk Heap

The first thing I noticed when Justin dropped me off at the airport was this "junky" penguin.  He is very cool and made out of old scrap metal...Not sure Atlanta is the place for penguins...especially in the heat they have been having...

Friday, July 23, 2010


Most of the flowers in the area of my patio are fairly terminal, but I was able to find one bud that wasn't totally gone.. don't ya just love the way this looks like it is suspended...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Trying "P"

So I went out today and spent a few minutes playing wth the new camera.  
Here are a few close-ups
Who would've thought hostas could be so cool?
Thanks for the tip on "P", Viv.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Out of Gas

Intellectually, I know that when the little bell dings and this comes up on my mileage display I have approximately 50 miles before I truly hit empty and land on the side of the road.  So why do I panic so when I see it.  After all, it is only 13 miles from home to work.  Hmmm...maybe it is the memory of sitting in the middle of the bridge over the Hudson River in the middle of the night after running out of gas on a trip back east...actually it crosses a really deep gorge that the Hudson created over the centuries...and it shook with every passing semi...

Monday, July 12, 2010


So I had to stop at the doc's the other day to pick up a 'scrip.  Imagine my surprise to see this...I guess he (anyway, looks like a he but you never know these days) was the driver for whoever was a patient at the med center.   Guess he preferred to people watch outside rather than hang in the office waiting...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Road Kill

Summer roadkill in cannot drive anywhere without seeing the mangled corpses of tires that didn't survive the trip.  It is at its worst during pothole season, but summer takes it toll also.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Was putting the groceries away last night, found a bowl way in the back of the bottom shelf...hmm..4 weeks...6 weeks since it got put in there? I am pretty sure these started out as this where the pink liquid penicillin for little ones comes from...?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chicken... dumplings...had lunch in Frankenmuth last week. Noted for its chicken restaurants (we were in Zehnder's) and its year round Christmas store. You need decorations, they have them. Those in the know tell me that this guy's name is "Drumstick".

Sunday, July 4, 2010


...the topography of Michigan, one load of garbage at a time. Will this become a ski resort?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

On a Clear Day...

This guy was rolling down the highway ahead of me thinking..does he only wash windows on clear days? What is inside the truck...a lot of squeegees? The ladders were on top. I am lucky I could get this car windows are filthy...should I run him off the road and ask him to clean them? Nah...I had a lunch appointment and as long as I don't drive into the sun, I can see pretty good.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

No Return

" can check out any time you like...but you can never leave..."