Jul 27, 2009

Melon Mystery !

A friend sent me a photo stating they had a "melon mystery" ~ well you know me, I can never leave anything alone so I popped over to my Paint Shop Pro photo program and started messing around. This is what I come up with ~ I sent the photo back with this note:

"I Think I Spotted the Problem !"

Jul 21, 2009


We've been busy as can be this summer, which isn't a bad thing because it keeps us out of trouble.

Our latest project was building an arbor. You know how it goes, one thing leads to another so our next project will be making benches to go in it, built from an old wooden slat bed. And I have an old table that would look nice in there too ~ given enough love and care. Time will tell, and so will the camera as things progress.

Flowers Around Our Yard

This is our first year growing roses. We were thrilled when we saw buds, and almost beside ourselves when they actually blossomed. So sad the single stemmed varieties don't last too long. I can't wait until the climbing roses fill the fence.

Jul 20, 2009



For those of you who still check in; I extend my apoligies for not posting this past month. We were very busy, then gone, and now busy again.

We started to build an arbor and first the weather was so hot, we could only stand to work a couple of hours each evening, then the weather took a turn to the cool side while we were vacationing with the kids. That'll be explained later but for now back to the arbor... we're back at it and weather permitting - it'll be done soon with picturess to follow.

As I said we took a little time and vacationed with the kids on a chain of seven lakes. They bought their pontoon along but because it was so cold and windy the last week of June, we didn't get on the water until the final day. After signing out of the lodge, we all loaded onto the boat and were able to enjoy at least one full day on the water. Most of the week was spent in the pool, the arcade and the rooms enjoying time with our little Grand-loves. Even though the weather wasn't the best of vacation weather; we have no complaints because any time spent with them is great.