A few nights ago looking out our sunroom window I spotted a half Moon through our pine trees. I realized it had been a while since I had last been outside and seen the starry night sky. So, without further ado, I donned a jacket and headed for the Subaru. Pheebs was having a big snooze so I didn't wake her. With the moonroof open and the dash lights on dim I cruised out into the countryside with moonbeams dancing their way through the open roof all the way. I pulled over at our usual country road walking spot, shut the car off, and stepped out onto the road into the beautiful shimmering moonlight. A few clouds scudded across the Moon giving the whole scene an ethereal feeling. Being out at night under the stars brings my mind a whole welcome set of pleasantly inquisitive thoughts. If only I could discipline myself to come out more often and spend that special time under the stars just simply 'looking up' and thinking about things:))
It was cool enough for a light jacket this morning and we had the Jeep's heater on for a while until the Sun got up a bit. With my hip hurting from Sunday's front yard renovation work, Pheebs and didn't do our walk and I think that was quite okay with Pheebs. I've noticed over the past few months that she actually prefers the shorter Jeep rides now as opposed to the longer ones we used to do. I guess I kinda do to so it works out best for both us guys.
Home again I was right away outside on the end of my weed whacker, lawn mower, clippers, saw, and wheelbarrow. Sawed down a couple Sumac trees and took some branches off a couple others. The idea is to open up our yard a bit to more sunlight and give it a brighter airy look instead of so much cave-like shade.
THE BEANS ON THIS SIDE OF THE ROAD ARE RIPENING THE BEANS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD (WITH A FEW LOST CORN STALKS) ARE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF BEAN AND HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO SHOW SIGNS OF YELLOW RIPENING SPOTTED THIS WILD TURKEY OBVIOUSLY PARTAKING IN IT'S MORNING BEAN SALAD BREAKFAST
|I ALSO DEMOLISHED THIS WAY OVERGROWN HYDRANGEA SHRUB AS WELL|
|THE SUMACS I CUT DOWN HAVE MADE WAY FOR ADDED SUNSHINE IN THIS AREA|
|THE LADDER IS LEANING AGAINST A SUMAC TREE|
|I HAD QUITE AN AUDIENCE OF FROGS KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON MY ACTIVITIES TODAY|
|BEFORE CUTTING A PATCH OF GREENERY DOWN HERE THE POND WASN'T VISIBLE FROM THIS POINT|
Al's Music Box:)) Diamond Girl by Seals and Crofts from the album, 'Diamond Girl'. 1973
I THINK OUR FROG PONDS GRAND POO-BAAH IS SMILING APPROVINGLY OF MY EFFORTS
|SOME BEAN FIELDS ARE RIPENING FASTER THAN OTHERS|
- The actor who played the lisping stammerer in The King's Speech is my Firth choice for Oscar.
- Why did the little Moron tip-toe past the medicine cabinet.....so he wouldn't wake up the sleeping pills.
- Why are you so happy?" a woman asked the 98-year-old man. "I broke a mirror," he explained. "But that means seven years of bad luck," she told him. "I know," he grinned. "Isn't it wonderful?"
- Vicky was at a business conference. During a break, she decided to call home collect. Her six-year-old son picked up the phone and heard a stranger’s voice say, “We have Vicky on the line. Will you accept the charges?” Frantic, the six-year-old dropped the receiver and came charging outside screaming, “Dad! They have Mom! And they want money!”