Latest Happenings

I hope this page will give family and friends a place to go if they want to know what is going on in our lives lately.

(This page will be removed once a week to save in my archives, then the current week will be started.  Most likely on a Saturday morning)

"Make the time to find some beauty in each and every day." 

August 1, 2015  (Saturday)

The best time of day lately is early morning when the temps are cool and refreshing

Here comes that burning blistering orb

The back deck looks inviting, but that's only true for a couple of hours in the morning

Looks like Chancie is "all beat up" after playing in the water yesterday with Jude

The front yard is NOT getting any greener

Our first sunflower of the season

I'm surprised as hot and dry as it's been that there is anything flowering

Even a few edibles are trying

Chicken breast, mushrooms, and asparagus...soon to be in a nice creamy pasta sauce.  YUM!

August 2, 2015  (Sunday)

The moon at 4:45am.

And as I come in from shooting the moon...a lil frog on the screen!

A bit later as the sun comes up it looks like we are getting more smoke in the air from some distant wildfire.

Time for breakfast out on the 'veranda' while the temperatures are still cool enough to enjoy the outdoors.

After mowing the yard (so dry and dusty it at times seemed like the Sahara) I launch the drone to do a survey of how brown the yard really is.  I have never ever ever EVER seen it this dry and brown before.  Did I mention NEVER EVER?

5:30pm.  Getting ready to put some taco meat on.  Waiting for it to get cool enough outside to open the windows as our little portable AC unit will not handle all the heat from outside AND the stove.  Not to mention another week of 'heaven on earth' begins tomorrow morning.  <sigh>