Friday, May 11, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 19-18 (for letter "S")

The 19th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "S"; (2) A Favorite; and (3) Silver
 

(1.a) Starts with "S":  These Steel bladed knives have Silver colored blades as they are made of Steel.  I use the large one to cut food with, really works well with melons.  Or celery.  The thinner bladed knife is my letter opener. 
(1.b) Starts with "S": Here we have:   a Spreader brush;    a Spatula;    a Spoon; and    another Spatula.  They were a present from me last year, I'm not sure there was an occasion.  There doesn't have to be one. 
I use the orange spatula to clean out my Peanut Butter jars when they approach empty.
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(2) A Favorite:  If you look close you can See the little Rabbit who thinks we are growing a garden for him in our back yard.  He is in the grass showing out from under and past the left side of the table.  Lately I have been spraying them with Rabbit and Deer Repellant.  It seems to help.

Rabbits are protected species here in our Fulshear/Katy/Cinco Ranch part of town west of the City of Houston (Texas).  The Flowers are Vincas growing from Seeds spread when they dried and fell last year.
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(3) Silver 

 Silver Seeds      

This  is my Dandelion from last week now gone to Seed, Silver colored seeds.  I have it in a small vase, it and another Dandelion and two weeds with Yellow Flowers were in my bouquet.


You can see the Silver Seed Wings, about to fly away when someone blows.
Below is before and after ripening.   

    [This week, the silver seed stuff ] --  [Last week (left) when it was ]          
  [is on the left side of the picture ]            [fresh from the lawn]                

The end, that's all for tonight.

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Friday, May 04, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 18-18 (for letter "R")

The 18th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "R"; (2) A Favorite; and (3) Red

 
 
(1) Starts with "R": Rabbit starts with "R".  We have had a lot of chocolate ones over Easter holidays but the real Rabbits remain.  They love Mrs. MaGoo's, a.k.a. Mrs. Jim's, Garden. 
[Google results from a "Mrs. MaGoo's Garden" search]

Last year Rabbit ate our Pansies, this year they are working hard on the Daffodils.  They pretty well are leaving the Marigolds alone.  We also have Vincas, sometimes called "periwinkles", coming up by seed from last year, they do not eat those.
 
[Left, KP's Easter Rabbit from "Build-a-Bear -- Right, grocery store display of chocolate bunnies.]
 
(2) A Favorite:  My favorite for this week is Mustang.  I have two, a Green and Cream 1974 Ford Mustang II Ghia, and a Black 1998 Ford GT Convertible.  For their ages, they are low mileage, 76K for the Ghia and 107K for the Convertible.

 

The green one is the one I bought for Mom as she didn't trust Dad's car with an automatic to be running in the right gear.  It was a Ford employee lease car turned in when the '75's came out.  I had a lot of seniority with Ford then, I was a Senior Aerospace Engineer with Ford at NASA Houston.
 
The Black one is my retirement present for me, from me.  It belonged to a young lady who had already put 49K miles on it in two years.  Now eighteen years later it has 112K, meaning that I put 63K miles on it in 18 years, or just over 6,222 miles a year.  Not bad for Houston distances.  I drove one-way 75 miles to work.  But then we did have other cars too, a pickup and a passenger car then.  I finally sold my little S-10 Chevy pickup, it had over 300,000 miles.

(3) Red: This is a Red Headed something.  I'm not artistic but I do think it could turn into art.  Use this picture for a beginning and draw, color, paint, and/or cut as you like.  You might try it.  Or use your own fruit the next time you eat one.  What ever it was I think we ate it.

I made the body as a paper doll cutout using only one, not a string of them. I had in mind photographing the figure with the cut open fruit as a head. 

I couldn't Remember what the fruit was but was thinking tomato.  Readers are suggesting it was a Red Bell Pepper and I also am now thinking that's what it was.
 
Above, right, is the head only, you can click on it to make it larger.  
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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 17-18 (for letter "Q")

[Adi is checking out our new baby girl, KP)

The 17th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...  
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "Q"; (2) A Favorite; and (3) Quiet
 


(1) Starts with "Q": "Queen" starts with "Q".  One of these bees will be a "Queen Bee."  The other is her suitor.  This is a photo of a painting by a school child, one of many posted there for this week's display.

 
 
(2) A FavoriteAdi was my Favorite Dog., a purebred but without papers.  She and I were a certified animal therapy team.  We visited mainly at an assisted living home. 

Adi loved to visit the Alzheimer wing residents and they all loved her.  After petting her for a bit many would reminisce about the dog or dogs in their lives.  Many they said, were now living with their children. 

Adi was also a Reading Dog, she loved to read with the children in the library and in school.  Adi died in 2012 at age 17 (link).  Read more about her here (Adi was a co-author of my blog).
 
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.((Adi was retiring from Pet Partners
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(3) QuietShshshshshsh, someone is sleeping here (earlier post source).

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 16-18 (for letter "P")


The 16th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... 
The week's prompts:
Starts with "P";  A Favorite; and Purple
 
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(1) Starts with "P":  Pony starts with "P".  This is KP, now eight and a half, riding the carousal Pony.  She's liked them ever since she could smile.

I also rode a pony to high school my first two years.  Minnie would take me there, "up hill and down hill in the snow and rain."

(2) A Favorite: This is my Prize Winning sandwich, Fruit Loops and Nutella on Crustless White Bread.
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(3) Purple:  A Purple Chinese eggplant with garlic sauce and rice dish, leftovers from Susie Wong's.  Mrs. Jim ordered hers mild, not very spicy.  
 
Not Susie's recipe but this one sounds okay, "This popular fSzechuan side dish recipe for eggplant in garlic sauce is made with Chinese eggplant, which is thinner and longer than the short and thicker eggplant that is commonly available in supermarkets." Go for the recipe.

(4.a) Lagniappe: A Miniature Faery Garden with People Fairies, below left.



(4.b) Lagniappe: And if you don't like the regular Faery Gardens here is a Farm Miniature Garden with two Farmer People.
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The end, that's all for tonight.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 15-18 (for letter "O")

The 15th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... 
The week's prompts:
Starts with "O";  A Favorite; and One
 

(1.a) Starts with "O": "Open" Starts with "O".  Lets get off the phone and "Open" those presents.  KP was having her Eighth Family Birthday Party here.   
(1.b) Starts with "O": "Octane" Starts with "O".  We are lucky, our cars run on the lowest here, 87 Octane. 

It has been going up in price since I took this.  Today it went up from $2.39 to $2.45 per gallon at most stations. 
 
(2) A Favorite: I took this picture at an "outdoor" restaurant.  It is of three generations, Mrs. Jim, KP, and Karen.

 
 
(3) One: Sort of speaks for itself.  Sign says.  This was taken in the fruit section of our favorite Kroger grocery store.  Remember it is my picture, no fair taking without my permission.
 
(4.a) Lagniappe:  Now that's ONE Black Cat.  Spoiled too. 
 
(4.b) Lagniappe: The end, that's all for tonight.  When was the last caboose removed from the rails and replaced with a little black box?
 

The caboose was no longer seen on the tracks at the turn of the century, by year 2000. Highlight the section after tracks and before this sentence to see the answer.  Click here to read about the demise of the RR Caboose.
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