Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tree Peony, 4/20/10, Columbia, MO
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Labels: good things
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
One more thing to cross off my Bucket List!
I have found my first morel mushroom ever! It was simply thrilling!
Can't you see how hard they are to spot?
The greenery you see clinging to the bottom are fiddle head fern babies.
And tonight's meal? A sauce made with just-picked asparagus from my parent's garden), just picked morel mushrooms and cream over pasta. Don't you wish you could join us?
Below are photos of that huge first mess of morels Tom brought us. Recipe is included as well:
expect wonderful flavors!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I ventured down to the valley to see if this magnificent sycamore was still standing. I was worried on three fronts. 1, as you can see, he's hanging on precariously by, it looks like, just about 1/4 of his roots; 2, there was a major rain storm and the valley flooded this spring. If you look at how the waters eroded the earth just below this old tree, you'd find it impossible to believe Old Man survived the onslaught; and sadly, 3, there is a major highway being built about 50 feet from where he stands. Though his surroundings have basically been destroyed, he is still standing. (The photo in my header is of the same tree that was taken the summer of '07.)
Photo: Taken 4/20/10 of the old sycamore tree (The Old Man) that is along the banks of the South Fork of the Grindstone Creek in the valley below my parents home in Missouri. The photo in my header is of the same tree but taken in the summer of '07.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
is that it doesn't have any doubt -
it is sure to get where it is going,
and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.”
~ Hal Boyle
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Scattered to the wind? I do.
Just nothing is particularly right.
Scattered to the wind. That's what I am.
expecting NO sympathy, just a forum to vent a bit!
there! i'm done and feel much better now!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Friday, April 09, 2010
The blooms that abound
thrill me to my very soul
Every season that comes around I think is my very favorite,
but just till the next season arrives
Can you imagine a world
that is always the same with no change?
expect changing seasonal beauty!
Sky Watch Friday
Do join us!
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
I decided to take an exerciserly walk around our block last weekend. I know, I know, unusual for me, and not something that's -yet- become a habit. (O Please! You all can stop your cackling now!)
Got half-way up our cul-de-sac and felt a ~presence~ behind me that, according to my well-tuned sixth sense, was staring me down. It was Stella. Who had raced right through her invisible electric fence. Without so much as a single yelp. Darn. Battery's dead.
Back home we went, with much coercing to get her back on the "right" side of said fence, though nothing was felt leaving. I decided, what the heck, if I'm going to take an exerciserly walk, then Stella would go with me. On a leash. Stella does not like leashes. My normally well-behaved dog is really not when on a leash. Plus, I think it depresses her. Just look at how she's hanging her head!
Not to worry! Stella and I had just turned the corner on the next street down from us when up drove cousin Jules! She rolled down the window and told us to get in as it was the day before Easter and we had no business walking when there was food shopping to do! (She also told me she'd called my house and cussed me out for still sleeping - but obviously I wasn't - hmph!) Must say Stella was absolutely thrilled to get into the car and go back home. Me, not so much. I was so enjoying my exerciserly walk! I wanted it to continue forever. Yup, and there's ice cubes growing on trees in Death Valley.
Stella has not followed me out of the yard since.
That could be because I haven't gone on an exerciserly walk since. Just sayin'. That's because I changed the battery in her collar.
P. S. I see that we need new paving on our road! What a mess!
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
What's happening in your World?
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Friday, April 02, 2010
But...springtime is here!
Sky Watch Friday
Do Join Us!
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Several weeks ago
I went to my very best
Now my only obstacle was having it installed. Thought I could do it myself until I talked to a colleague who told me he'd googled directions, tried to follow them and ultimately ruined his car door trying to install his mirror. That scared me. A LOT!
Again, I turned to my best
Hi all - I read here that all you have to do is "pop off" the little panel on the inside of the driver door and the innards of the driver rear-view mirror is easily handy to replace the mirror. Is this true? And if so, in what way do I "pop off" the black piece without breaking it? IF this is true, CONGRATS to Nissan for making an easy fix!
The before story...
Here's the panel they said would easily come off and then go back on without much chance of breaking.
Don't ask me what I did with any one of them.
BUT...how can any human being live without a socket wrench set?
Voila! The mirror!
Completely installed by moi!
Nissan, you have made something consumer impossible, possible!
That is just wonderful!
They're making simple repairs just that...simple!
everyone should buy a Nissan??
Uh oh...ummmm...let's see.....something's missing...
Possibly that might be the red cover that was
"safely stored away" in a place that wouldn't be forgotten by moi?
O dear...Where in God's name did I put it??
That just isn't a good look!