Our weather here is actually returning to what it should be…Spring. Seems like once the Cave Dwellers drove across the Illinois State Line, the Gods of Winter felt we needed a dose of reality..That Winter God really kicked our butts this last week..We managed to get McGyver’s birthday party in just as the weather turned frigid …I mean really freezing!! My poor Hydrangeas are in Intensive Care…
Man, oh man…I don’t know if anything will bring this poor thing back …The little bit of green leaves he did have are bowing their heads in defeat…Not much I can do to help, except hope that the Spring God returns the warmth of the sun and gives it some serious CPR!!
I did a “walk about” the yard, and it seems that most of the plants are OK, especially the ones near the house..But 2 of my beautiful Hydrangeas are really ill.
Den’s Aunt “Neenie”, who lives just one house away from us, brought me a bouquet of her daffodils before the frost got them….So..I DO have a touch of Spring inside the house…It is suppose to warm up this weekend and rain, so I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Hey Al , you were talking about how some folks don’t use the “crop” feature in Picasa to make their photos better…How do ya like the way I managed to leave the used kleenex in the corner of this above lovely photo??(I could have re-cropped it, but I thought it gave the picture some much needed “balance”…whatever.)
Yesterday it was “fair to middlin’ “ weather, so McGyver and I did some long neglected outside work…Oh, and thanks for all your well wishes for Dennis. I am happy to report that after 2 full days on the couch, he is now healed and taking nourishment…and Busch Lite….
Our GMC hasn’t had a good wash since I got yelled at by the “carwash”police at Canyon Lake, in December. And NO, that right photo is NOT our yard boy scrubbing it…Can’t you tell by the style and “cut of my jib” that it is MOI…and I am modeling a new ensemble just designed for washing vehicles…right down to the very flattering “chauffer's cap”. Dennis had some repair to do on his chain saw, and was taking it apart in the back of his blue bomb…
We were working side by side, (which can be frightening in itself), and I was sorely tempted to give a little hose squirt Den’s way, but I had a feeling that if I got that chain saw wet, we might have a scene from “The Chain Saw Massacres” movie on our driveway…(Just wait till it warms up and he doesn’t have the protection of that saw..).
Chris , John and their boys (our youngest grandsons) are basking in the Florida sunshine at Longboat Key for a long weekend. They flew out of Indy Wednesday and will return Sunday. John’s Dad and stepmom own a condo on the Gulf and they are staying there…and having fun…
This last was taken off the lanai of their condo…I sure wish we were there with them…Chris and John got married on the beach at the Hilton just down from the condo, in August, 2005….I don’t think Longboat Key has recovered yet..
They had a lovely wedding…Hard to believe it’s been 7 years!
OK, I just checked the radar and it looks like we are in for some rain pretty soon, and tomorrow we may be in for some severe stuff..Just great..I have shish kabobs planned for Chef McGyver to put on the grill…Never fear, McGyver can handle it.. He has been known to stand under an umbrella over his fire pit, so a little rain won’t scare him!!
I REST MY CASE….
“Weather is a great metaphor for life - sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.” ~Terri Guillemets