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Archive for August, 2011

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2011/241: Cash Cow

Would make a nice little pet, don’t you think? 😉


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2011/239: Poppy


2011/238: White Currants

When I was about Sara’s age, my parents used to lease a garden not far from where we lived, and we would spend Saturday or Sunday afternoons there. Sometimes family would join us, and sometimes my sister or I could invite a friend. We used to have apple, pear, and cherry trees, strawberries, carrots, peas, beans, tomatoes, and all kinds of other fruits and vegetables, including red, black and white currants.
Currants have always been one of my favorite fruit, and I’m not picky about the color. Unfortunately they are almost impossible to find here in the US. I have only been able to find them twice, both times at Central Market. And not cheap! A year or two ago, they had red currants, and this time they had both white and black… and I decided to get the white ones. Delicious! I even shared with the rest of the family 😉


2011/237: Together Again


2011/236: Welcome Home


2011/235: Fifteen

Hard to believe she’s 15 already…. and lucky me, to have been able to snap a picture before she had time to hide behind her book!
Sadly, the new school year started yesterday, but she will get a big surprise after school! 🙂

Happy Birthday, Mellie! ♥


2011/234: Sundog

A sun dog or sundog (scientific name parhelion, plural parhelia, from Greek parēlion, “beside the sun”; also called a mock sun or a phantom sun) is an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo on either side of the sun.
Sundogs may appear as a colored patch of light to the left or right of the sun, 22° distant and at the same distance above the horizon as the sun, and in ice halos. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but they are not always obvious or bright. Sundogs are best seen and are most conspicuous when the sun is low.


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2011/232: Post #1500

Yep, this is post #1500! I didn’t count them all, and decided to take WordPress’ word for it.


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Possibly Elderberry??
Found this during our vacation when we were waiting for our limo to come pick us up after our evening walk, and take us back to the hotel. Of course I did not have my macro lens with me.


2011/229: Beach Bums


2011/228: Cars Under The Stars – The Photographer

What did you expect? 😉
Even caught Melissa… Greg and Sara are there, too, but hiding.


2011/227: Cars Under The Stars – Part 2


2011/226: Cars Under The Stars – Part 1

Dragged everyone to a car show Talked everyone into going to a car show a couple of weeks ago, and even though it was over 100 degrees F and the kids were whining about not wanting to go, it was still fun…. although a little disappointing to see so many “classics” and not really “antiques”.


2011/225: Sailing


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Regarding Comments…

If your comment isn’t approved within a couple of hours (or at least by the next morning), or it disappears completely after you submit, please be patient. Two legit comments ended up as spam, and I just found them today… and approved them of course 😉
So no worries, I always check  the spam before I delete anything.


2011/222: Distance And Time


2011/221: Worried