Thursday, July 27, 2017

FLOWERS AND ANOTHER WEEK THAT WAS...

I walked up to the deli this morning. It was cool...77 degrees...but very humid. The clouds have moved in. It's actually very dark right now but no rain, think most of the rain is moving north of my area. 

I did find some more beautiful flowers to photograph. I was especially surprised to find honeysuckle in the area...



I loved the riot of color in the bottom photo. The entire yard was full of flowers.

So, Lady J should be ready by Saturday. I plan on taking lots and lots of trips next week to check out how she drives. 

This week has been especially wild in Trumpland with open warfare in the White House between two factions. And his tweet about transgenders and the military...just breathtakingly awful. Interesting, tho, that he is getting push back from the military as well as congress. And not only about transgenders serving in the military but also about the possible firing of either Sessions or Mueller. 

I don't know about you but even though I keep track of what's going on and do what I can, there are times when I simply have to take a break. If not, I don't think I would be good for the long haul. And I suggest that when things get too much for you, take a break and come back when you've recovered.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

RUNNING ERRANDS AND FINDING FLOWERS...

Yesterday I ran some errands in lower Manhattan. To be honest, I forgot how many tourists swarm to Battery Park. But not only tourists, there were lots of children's groups. In other words, it was crowded...even for me.

(Frustrated Side Note: Leaving the subway included climbing seven flights...the escalator was full...so I walked up. Let me tell you, by the time I hit the sidewalk, my legs felt like jello!!! But what frustrated me was that my dashboard only recorded four flights!!! I guess they only recorded one flight even though it was three with just a two-step platform in between.)

So, I didn't stay long at the park. But I did take this picture...

If you can see the word on the right side of the stature...

You now know who this bridge is named after...
It's the big one a few blocks away from where I live. By the way, that's fog lifting, not a poor photo. (Although you have seen your fair share of my poor photos here.)

On the way home, I stopped and took several pictures of my favorite subject...flowers...



I am always amazed at the quality of photos my phone takes.

In the first flower photo, there actually was a large bush just crammed full of these flowers. Have no idea what they are but the bush sure was beautiful. I have lots of pictures of the second flower...it just seems to take gorgeous pictures. It almost looks like it is a fake flower...believe me, it isn't.

This is the first time I have been able to take a great photo of the yellow flowers (third photo). And the rose, the smell was delightful...thorns not so much.

Well, I ran short of quarters today and didn't feel like walking up to the bank so I washed a few things by hand. Now that it's cool, I am beginning to feel a little concerned about how dirty the house it...still tidy...just lots of cat fur, kitty litter and dirt. Might have to actually clean tomorrow.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

SNOWFLAKES AND BOOKMARKS...


Wow! What a difference a day (or two) makes...it is in the 70's today. It was cool yesterday also but with a lot of rain.

I no longer feel like a wet noodle...like I said before "Heat and 'me' do not belong together!"

Still working on Holiday Party bookmarks...
...but I am closing in on to 200 mark!

I was thinking about the Holiday Party this weekend and came up with the theme of 'Snowflakes'. So what did my little brain decide to do? Make snowflakes, of course.

Actually, I was already crocheting snowflakes for tree decorations for one of my sons who loves real trees but has few decorations. I decided to see if I could come of up with a quick pattern using white four-ply yarn so the snowflake will remain stiff without using glue or starch.

This is what I came up with...

It's quick and easy although I am using a smaller hook which can prove difficult at times. I just have to remember to keep the stitches loose.

First Round: Ch10, join in first chain
Second Round: Ch2, Sc18 into center
Third Round: Ch5, skip one sc, sl into next sc, repeat to end
Four Round: Ch6, sl into middle of loop of 5chs made in previous round, repeat to end
Finish off and add loop

Like I said, very simple. I already have 20 done! Think 200 will be a cinch to finish before the end of summer.

That's it for today, folks...
Hope that you are enjoying great weather also...
Talk to you later...