Sunday, June 29, 2014

Steeple Chasin'


St. John's Methodist Church. I believe this church is near North East, MD. It was among photos I took while visiting my friend's who have a place on the North East River.

I'm still trying to get used to my new program. Resizing for the web is different than my old program. I hope I have it this time.

Yesterday, I weeded the section in front of my fence, painted the picnic benches, and the landscaping timbers in front of the flowerbed to keep cars from running over my flowers. I put marble chips in front of the timbers but will have to add more. It looks nice with the white marble against the redwood timbers and the flowers in front of the fence. I'll have to get a photo of that.

My friend, Marlene helped me carry the picnic table down to the patio. I want to paint the deck on both sides of the house. I hope I can get the back deck done before the awning comes. I should have gotten the awning to extend over my kitchen windows. The sun shinning in there is brutal and keeps the air conditioner running all day until around 8pn. Sometimes longer.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Flower Bloggin'


My daisies are blooming. This one was taken in June of 2012. I have thousands of photos so I hesitate to take more. My daisies have multiplied and now have two clumps. One in front of the fence and one in back. I have lots of weeding to do and lots of yardwork. I need to get a yard cart. I threw my wheel barrow out. A lady down the street took it. The wood frame was rotted and although they sell frames, The bolts are rusted and there is a layer of concrete in the barrow. It was extremely heavy and hard to manage. I have borrowed my neighbor's yard cart and it is a lot easier to handle. Now, to find one on sale.

To all my friends following my blog, please pray for my friend, Ruth, who recently lost her husband.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hot and humid. Had a thunderstorm last night and got an inch of rain. My flowers and bushes needed it. The rain buckets are full again but I need to get a regular rain barrel with a spigot to connect a hose. My buckets are only hold enough for one watering and that doesn't get all the plants. My handyman, Juan, said he would put a sump pump in the stream out back and I can water all the flowers I want. I have a pump so I'll have to have him do that.

It was warm and the air was heavy for our walk this morning. I take Sparky out before and after. He pokes around sniffing everything after it rains. I guess everything smells different after the rain.

I can't keep ahead of the weeds and the mint. I keep pulling it out by the roots and it has grown about six inches. I'll plant it out by the shed. I had planted it before I had my sidewalk put in on the west side. After the sidewalk was put in, I planted flowers and the mint keeps trying to take over.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I went to the Doctor's yesterday. I had something wrong with my eye. I didn't know if it was an allergic reaction to a weed, an insect bite, or a stye. I had been weeding and my eye itched. I rubbed it with the back of my leather glove that looked clean but one never knows. It wasn't getting any better so I went to the Dr's. It is a stye but not in the eyelash area. It is higher on the eyelid.

Still struggling with this new computer. Why can't they just leave things alone. I liked Windows XP.

I have more weeding to do and I want to get my deck stained before my awning comes. I need to do both the deck and the front steps. I also need to do the landscaping timbers. I better get to work before it gets too hot.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday Flower Bloggin'


Lilies are blooming.

I have been walking with my neighbors, Alice and Sue, along Bethel Church Road. Bethel Church is no longer there as it was taken down the last time the canal was widened. The cemetery is still there but many of the grave had to be moved and many were unmarked. They have a monument for the unmarked graves. They may date back a couple hundred years.

Alice had a man come out to get a quote on a Sunsetter Awning. I had him stop by and give me a qupte. I decided to get it as the deck get over 100 degrees in the afternoon. I got all the bells and whistles with the remote motor, electric outlet to the outside from the kitchen, a hood to keep it in when not in use, and so forth. He gave me all the discounts that were available. It should be here in a couple weeks.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

It's been hot, yesterday and today. Yesterday it was 102 in the sun and 97 in the shade. In the afternoon, I just take Sparky in the back yard in the shade. Too hot to walk him around the neighborhood. This morning, I went with neighbors, Sue and Alice to walk down Bethel Church Road to the canal. It is 1.8 miles so we walked along the canal to make it two miles. It was already 80 degrees at 6am. I walked Sparky before and after. I went to Blble Study. When I got home, it had clouded over so I walked Sparky around the block. A neighbor girl, Brittany came to pull the weeds. She doesn't do as great a job as I would like but she comes from a poor family and needs the money so I don't mind.

I'm still trying to figure out how to load my files from Carbonite. It's a job.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Busy morning. Started downloading my files from Carbonite. Did some wash and hung it out on the line. Put out my sun tea first on the east side and then on the west. Did some computer work at the church and then went to the post office and the bank. I pulled out some of my flowers that had taken over and was covering my air conditioner and choking out my yellow lilies. I spray painted my mosquito trap, the dogs tray for his food bowls, and the bald eagle I hang on the west side of the house. I had some lunch and now feel exhausted. It's 87 degrees and the heat got to me so I'm relaxing inside with the air on.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Looks like I picked the uncropped photo. Still getting used to new computer and new photshop software.

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Remembering my Dad on Father's Day. The Photo was taken with my brother Rick, Jr. at Aunt Fannie's Farm around 1948.

It has been raining and storming almost all last week with the power going on and off so I haven't been on the computer.

Getting ready to go to my friend's 60th Anniversary and her 80th birthday.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Steeple Chasin'


Shrewsbury Parrish, Kennedyville, MD

We had our Cecil County Choral Society Concert here last march. I was just able to download it from my phone. I saved the photos in it until I got my computer situation straightened out. I tried to get my old one fixed but it was too old.

I went to church this morning. The Bell Choir playing so the choir didn't sing today. the sermon was very long and the people were waiting to get in for the second service. I saw my friend Barbara leave during the last hymn so I went out, too. We both had to use the ladies room. I also couldn't believe the pastor was wearing shorts for the service. he didn't even wear his robe over them. I know it's casual dress for summer but good grief!

I used the Windows program to download my photos. For some reason, Photoshop import the photos from the phone. I still have to download my camera software. I was so stressed out getting Photshop downloaded that I took a rest from it. I'll do it tomorrow morning.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday Flower Bloggin'


My phlox plant has been blooming. Ted's mother gave me the seeds about 10 years ago. I brought it here to Chesapeake City from Vineland.

Good Grief, I'm going to have to make the photo smaller.

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This photo was taken by Ted. It is taking me forever to download and use the software for my new computer. What a nightmare. It took me three hours to do it and I still have problems with it. UG! new technology.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

I got my new computer. I have to download photoshop and then I can upload all my information and photos from Carbonite. I had to get a new all in one printer/scanner as the old stuff doesn't work on the new stuff.

Somehow, I managed to publish on my tablet. I had trouble downloading it. It told me to click on the browser button but I couldn't find it. I didn't expect it to work but glad it did. You can tell I was on my tablet because of the typos. It is very easy to hit the wrong key and not know it. Sometimes it looks like jibberish. It doesn't have a keyboard. Just the touch screen keyboard. I do not like this keyboard on the computer. It is too noisy. Maybe I can put a something under it to quiet the sound.

It's good to be back on the cable.

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I'm in on my tablet. When I tried before, I couldn't get in to publish. Cool. It will be much easier to travel withou havingbto lug my laptop af ound

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Thursday, June 5, 2014


There are lots of critters around here. This lovely lady visited me yesterday. She was in the road beside my lawn. She started heading across the lawn and I thought she was going to the stream outback. She turned and headed for my flowerbed next to the driveway. She started pushing the mulch around and I thought she was going to dig out my azalea. My neighbor came and took her across to road to the hunting grounds. A half hour later, she was back and continued digging in my flowerbed. She stayed there a couple hours; I believe she was laying her eggs. I went to the church for Bible Study and she was gone when I got back and the hole she dug was covered up. I read on the internet that they lay 10 to 50 eggs with 35 being the average. They hatch in 3 to 4 months and they head to the water when they hatch out. The mother will not be back. I suppose she headed to the water and may be out in the Chesapeake Bay by now.

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