Archive | August, 2011

Browse Through My Pictures

August 11, 2011

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I love to browse through my pictures, especially the old ones.  There are so many fond memories there, of places I’ve been to and people I have known.  This fall I’d like to begin scanning the old photos again to have more of the old ones available to me. Here’s my maternal grandmother on her […]

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Scripts Do Not Work With Family

August 10, 2011

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I learned years ago that having a script does not work when visiting with family.  I can plan this and plan that, but all I will do is stress myself out.  Worse yet, I could end up causing hard feelings because I’m unhappy that things didn’t go the way I thought they should. My sister […]

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Blasted Buds

August 9, 2011

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One of the biggest frustrations my favorite boy toy had with his orchid business was a condition called bud blast.  It happens for a variety of reasons, from a rapid change in temperature to incorrect moisture in the greenhouse to just reasons unknown.  All that work, all that effort, and you now have to wait […]

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Camera Action Over The Years

August 8, 2011

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Today’s word was certainly super easy.  Here’s my favorite boy toy over the years with his camera.  The time periods range from before we were married to newly married all the way up to this years. Word for tomorrow – BLASTED.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word […]

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Touching Their Humans

August 7, 2011

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I’m at my daughter’s house to spend some time with her before work gets even crazier than it is.  After this, I won’t see her again until Thanksgiving.  It gives my favorite boy toy a break – he has the house to himself and other than the dogs, can keep whatever schedule he wants to […]

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Super Big Basil

August 6, 2011

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In past years, I kept the basil cut way back to encourage it to keep growing.  This year though, I let is just grow and grow so that it would bring bees into the garden.  It’s gotten super big!  It’s probably about four feet tall, and so heavy it’s bent way over, nearly touching nearly the […]

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Tough Cookie – I’m In Trouble Now

August 5, 2011

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My daughter is a tough cookie.  She works in a male dominated field after attending a male dominated college.  Her parents are both strong personalities (no! really?).  She breeds and shows big dogs and has had to fight back unethical breeders and customers who tried to destroy her reputation.  She’s works hard for her accomplishments […]

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Waffling On My Blog & The Game Of Life

August 4, 2011

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I’m waffling on whether or not to rename my blog.  My favorite boy toy and I did some brainstorming on the weekend and came up with one really good idea, but it doesn’t quite fit the theme of my blog. I did recently shorten the name to say only “My Life In Photos”.  I removed […]

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Phase of the Summer

August 3, 2011

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I’m always a little frustrated at this phase of summer.  In a few short weeks, my winter squash has gone from lush and productive to looking straggly.  Now the race is on to keep the vines alive long enough that the squash will ripen. It happens this way every summer.  One day it’s all looking […]

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Subsequent To The Photo, The Little Brown Birds Came

August 2, 2011

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This was taken from my window at work of the parking deck on the next building.  Subsequent to taking it, multiple small brown birds descended and drove this hawk off.  I took a photo of that happening, but it was all a big blur. Word for tomorrow – PHASE.  If you prefer to work ahead, […]

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Decay On An Angel Headstone

August 1, 2011

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With the lethally hot weather in central Virginia, my daily walks have been early in the morning.  That doesn’t stop me from wanting to leave my desk at noon and get a break.  Lately, I’ve visited the Hollywood Cemetery during lunch to drive around and see the various graves.  I get out of my car for some walking and […]

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