Thursday, May 2, 2013

Another Dab of This and That Ramble.....

Up date on the flowers:   It seems the squirrels are doing a lot of digging around in the pots of begonias. Not sure why, most were planted with new soil (should not be any nuts left over from last Fall), and we have had plenty of rain, so they are not looking for moisture. Every year I have a couple of  pots that get attacked, but this year it seems most all of them have been damaged. 
Remember this pot of oriental lilies on the right? It has completely fizzled out...
 After they bloomed out, the foliage started dying off and no sign of new growth.

Had planned on photographing the azaleas while in full bloom - they were beautiful, but they did not make that grand presentation that they have in some past years, and when they were in full bloom we had some  heavy rains that really beat them down.
Have been out and about quite a bit recently,  and other azaleas in the area are gorgeous and in their full glory.  Guessing mine had their timing messed up - maybe next year.
Down Memory Lane:   Lets see - I am (?) yrs. old, my children are grown and have families of their own.  Well - Okee DoKee !  Quite evening, playing catchup on email/blog surfing. You know - All that important stuff.  You get an email from one of the "off springs", who is on the computer reminiscing the "good ole days"  asking if I remember a certain person from her past  who had passed away.  She knew him from "day care thru high school days".  Uhh!?! NO!  Sorry - he does not look familiar.  Then she reminds me of the time our house got  "rolled" - Yep! He was one of the culprits involved.
Then we reminisced  about "the old neighborhood" and the way things used  to  be.  The children played outside when the weather was nice, and they knew to come home when the street lights came on.  There were no video/computer games in the house, and no cable (main reason for no cable - not in budget).
Same "off spring" called today and said this spoiled rotten furbaby started running in circles, acting crazy, jumped up on back of couch to look out window and fur on neck and back stood straight up.

Turns out he was upset because this creature decided to show up in "his" territory. When "spoiled furbaby" was in attack mode, the horse was in their driveway by the car.
Apparently the horse decided to escape from a farm near by and go for a stroll,  then the owners  showed up and "party time" was over for the horse.
On a dark/dreary/rainy day recently I decided it was past time for me to clean out my pictures on the computers - what a mess.  Thought I had done a better job of keeping up with that - but guess not!  Some of them I am not even sure why I would have kept in the beginning - please tell me I am not the only one that does that.   Anyway - My albums are in "fair" shape now.  Maybe - Just maybe I can find what I am looking for now.  I can hope!
Anyone else having problems uploading pictures to posts?  Once I select picture, it takes a while for it to upload in the "insert image" box before I can upload it on a post.  This just started a couple of days ago.  Have checked the "help" section and done the google thing, but did not find anything.
Never found a solution to my profile image disappearing either.
Raining as I type,  more tonight and tomorrow, and temps dropping.  "They" are saying we won't go back to normal temps for this time of the year until next Thursday.  The weather in this area has always changed at the drop of a hat, but has really been on a roller coaster the last year.
Just another one of those rambles....
Have a great weekend!
Dab of This and That

ETA: Friend just sent me this pic - taken today where she is from.....
 I can understand her not wanting to move back to that part of the country - this is May 2nd !!!


Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

I have heard several folks complain about squirells lately. They need a little Sophie Parsons at their house. Our weather has been crazy too. They are saying frost this week end. Can you believe that ?? Anyhoo, have a good week end!

20 North Ora said...

Glenda - Yucky weather here also. We were 80+ on Wednesday and last night temps dropped 40 degrees and we are suppose to have snow and sleet tonight. I am so tired of moving plants in and out, in and out.


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I don't even have enough flowers outside yet. So busy with other things so it might not happen for a while. Can't believe that some areas are still getting so much snow. Sounds like quite a trip down memory lane:-)

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

80 here Wednesday, 50 today and raining. Nuts! Speaking of, hope those squirrels leave your plants alone! Have a great weekend!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Good Morning...I thought the same thing about my beautiful tulips when I looked out today. The rain of yesterday beat them to death and I have no idea if they will snap out of it or not. This is not normal weather. Shorts yesterday and winter jacket by tonight. I am sick of it, but I have a Colorado friend who got 6 1/2 inches of snow just in time for her garage it could be worse!

I also have a friend who is having an outdoor wedding next Friday and I just saw it is a 60% chance of rain...who would have guessed it. I hope she has a plan B. Stay dry and have a good weekend!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Glenda, the weather has been nutty. Here, in Northeast FL, we have rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain. It's shocking to see snow, though, in other areas. We have the AC on already!

I have had trouble with Blogger. Mine, though, has to do with the fact that I took the comments down a few weeks ago to observe silence in the wake of the marathon, and now, when I post, the comments are missing. So when that happens, it's like the controls slip back into no comment zone mode. I have to copy the post in the html mode, create a new post to replace the defective one, and delete this first post. I have to go into settings and monkey with that , too. It's just nuts. Then sometimes, pics won't load

I love that shot of that cute, cute cat who was upset by that horse. LOL



Laurie Ritchey said...

Today is absolutely yuky. It has not stopped raining and the temps haven't stopped dropping. I had to get my winter clothes back out! It's snowing in NW Ark., so I guess I'd better count my blessings. How cute is that photo of the cat looking at the horse. It would be a shock to look out the window and see a horse in your driveway! My photos are in such horrible shape! Maybe you'll inspire me to get that situation fixed. Have a good weekend. laurie

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I have squirrels do that to my pots too. I think it's in their job description!

I haven't had any issues with blogger other than the ones I create myself - like accidentally clicking 'post'. I did notice that your picture showed up in the last comment you left me, though.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Squirrels in your pots may be better than bats in your belfry!

We've never had our squirrels pester our planted pots. They don't seem at all interested. Yours must be more curious!

Love the cat defending the home property from the horse. Our dogs defend us from everything from commuter buses to flying moths!

Have a great weekend -the weather here is SO gorgeous, thank goodness!

Desires of the Heart said...

Glenda, have you ever tried accessing your blog through Google Chrome? I find that sometimes that makes all the difference. I am not very good at all the technical stuff, my husband helped me figure out some things. It can be so very frustrating. Enjoyed your post of many topics. Have a good weekend. I sure hope Spring arrives in Kansas next week!! Blessings, Linda

Leann said...

Yes the good old days - if only things were a little more simple. Not waay back when but a little less "connected"

good luck with your flowers!