Friday, August 18, 2017

Summer Returns

It's 90 degrees and 15% humdity...............for a few days.  Kids are back in school and are wearing shorts and t shirts.

Mower Man

After I texted Doc a pic of the neighbor's Toro that needed a tune up, he came home early to play!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bees, Road Repairs, Rain, Red Leaves

 Our streets are almost finished with repairs.  Yay
 There's been .1 inch of rain every day and it's causing the taller stalks to lean. Funny!

Leaves are beginning to change!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Frequent Rain, Changing Leaves

 Everything is green and lush................mostly.  Mushrooms are everywhere.
 This is the first tree along the greenbelt with changing leaves.  We love Fall!


 They share a birthday; one is four.........................
and the other is seven!  Happy Birthday sweet girls!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Chilly Morning, then Rain

 It's a perfect temperature for early walks.  No coat but I do wear a wool hat.
 The rains and wind have blown leaves and part of a baby bird shell.
This was unexpected and welcome.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Coyotes Etc

 Workers are still repairing our neighborhood streets.
I took an umbrella for defense in case a coyote traveled on the greenbelt too. Jessie (English Spaniel) was walking his owner and Owner said he saw a coyote on Owens Street.  Close to the greenbelt!
 I saw one here yesterday at 1:30 PM.  They usually like dusk!!
 He stayed in the grass, not interested in the sidewalk area. Whew!
 Bunnies beware! You are destined to be dinner!
Bunnies like our gardens and I'm not surprised.  They are beautiful and tasty.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Street Work

 More rain occurred last night; the morning walk was dry and 55 degrees.
 Driving is slow in our neighborhood with all the street work being done..........before snow!
 This wildflower is Buffalo Bur and an annual plant.  The stickers would hurt!!
The purple blooms came from a package of seeds from the Sierra Club.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Dry Walk, Rainy Afternoon

 This is at 7AM and chilly but so lush and comfy with coat and hat.
 We needed this precipitation!
It started to thunder and rain at 3; at 3:45, the sun is shining and just a few drops are falling.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Wet Walk



 Finally! We are getting much needed rain.

Saturday, August 5, 2017


His e bike is a Wave and there he rides, along the greenbelt!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Grapes and Road Repairs

 Ahhhhhhhhhhh The squirrels have yet to devour all the grapes along the greenbelt.
Summer is famous for road repairs while the weather is so accommodating.  There are lots of detours! Our neighborhood will get some much needed sidewalk repairs this week.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cold is Good

 The temporary cooling fix on the fridge is working!  Baby Bunny is a permanent fixture!!

 Cold Walk!! It's 57 and damp from the thunderstorm last night!

 Sooooo........... I returned for another layer and fingerless mitts!
There are no bees in my garden this morning!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Butterflies and Bunny in the Gardens

 That tiny mound is a juvenile bunny who adopted my gardens for his meals.

Doc mowed this morning and left ladybugs and butterflies and bees undisturbed.
Flashback to 1997 or so when I took the second grade class in Edinburg to the Butterfly Gardens.


Yesterday, Doc heard the unit going non stop, saw the temp hovered at 55 so he called a repairman.  Pricey!!!! The part will arrive on Tuesday so Doug will return.  In the meantime, the quick fix has brought the temp down to 52 from 59, in the half hour it took us to buy fresh fruit and veggies.