Thursday, June 21, 2018

Time Out

I'll try to keep up with reading other's blogs but am backing off writing and taking pictures for a while.

Left hand is wearing a brace for next 10 weeks due to painful tenosynovitis. This morning my left eye had another corneal erosion, and am now treating that! It isn't as severe as the one I had last August, but still very painful and expected to close soon.

It is just too difficult for me to continue hunt and peck right hand typing and have only one eye in fair working order.

This old wagon is wearing out piece by piece.  Will contact again when parts are repaired.


Corneal Erosion

Thursday, June 14, 2018

A Very Windy Day in June 2018

Clear Day

After two nearby counties had disastrous damage due to tornadoes last evening, we have a clear day today. It is very windy however and I'm working on a short video to show you at another time. 

The lake entrance sign was being spruced up by a resident volunteer team this morning.
A neighbor has luscious Iris in bloom among her other stunning garden pretties. Mine are hidden in weeds this year.
The poppies are out by the road next door. What color they have!
Thimbleberry blossoms then berries if we can beat the birds!
 And the sky is blue with a hearty cloud too!
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Here Comes the Airboat

... with the first application this year of weed killer.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Back to Beets

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Red Beet Eggs

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup water
2 cans sliced red beets and juice
10 whole cloves
3 sticks cinnamon
12 eggs, hard boiled and peeled

Mix sugar, salt, cider vinegar, water, 1 cup beet juice, cloves and cinnamon, and heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. Add red beets into mixture.

Pour over hard boiled, peeled eggs. Let stand in refrigerator 3 days or longer. It gets better as it ages.

I have also used brown sugar instead of white granulated sugar. 

Sunday, June 10, 2018


LOOKEE...ALONG THE EDGE OF THE ROAD. Do you know what you see?
Every day I think about being very fortunate to still have good eyesight. My dad had a blind eye and my maternal grandfather had a glass eye. Even though I use three different sets of eyeglasses, the ability to see nature's beautiful things that surround me is greatly appreciated. Years ago I used to try to decide that, if I had a choice would I rather be blind or deaf? At that time I thought I would much rather be able to hear music than see things. You see, I love my music and have a lot of good and pleasing(to me) music on my computers. Music is my heartbeat. I have a collection of 222 genres, 242 artists, and 165 entire albums. There must be over 2,000 songs. Well, it is but SIGHT is my soul. Sight inspires me to venture out looking for interesting and marvelous views. Sight allows me to read and write. I'm aware that sight is now my choice. Of course I know that the choice isn't really my own but feel lucky to have both functioning as well as they do! 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Salmon Glacier With Wade & Vlad

This is my short slide show made from screen shots taken during the time I was viewing his video. All images are by WMN.

The new video he created of his experience may be seen here.  Beautiful and grand experience.
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Actual Video

Thursday, June 7, 2018

My Ride Today

She's green but when I get on the saddle she goes where I want to at any pace I desire! She turns well and stops. She's an easy keeper. Her stamina is excellent and I love her. We go for long rides together.
We went hunting butterflies today but ended up with clovers. A great blue heron flew over when I was looking down and I wasn't quick enough to shoot it. 
I picked a few wildflowers for home indoor pleasure, when we started out on our ride. They are slow recuperating from the trip home.
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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

It's a Jungle

If I were able to venture into the deep woods I would be able to show you more of these beauties. I love to take pictures of mushrooms. 
Also it would be nice to canoe into the foliage at the end of the lake here because I keep hearing "harumpf" sounds and I'll just bet there are giant bullfrogs there. Please notice how much larger the wild yellow pond iris has grown down among the cattails and lily pads.
Maybe tomorrow I'll find more interesting sights but for today I'm pleased.

On a sad note, we may not have local strawberries this year due to all the wetness in the fields. I will NOT buy imported strawberries and am glad we still have some in the freezer from last year. On a good note, shortcake for supper dessert tonight. 


A very small bit of background information first. My nephew, a budding student pilot, has been saving and preparing to go on a flight with his friend, an accomplished pilot in his private plane. It has been planned for a long time and this is the week to fly from NJ across the states commercially to Washington and meet his friend to then fly into Canada and then onward to ALASKA!

He has his camera and his action GoPro and will be making movies as the week goes on.  He has posted many still photos and this is the first video with both of their voices recorded. To me it is a daring, scary, exciting, amazing and wonderful adventure.  Though the video seems to be long, the landing at the end had me on pins and needles.

Enjoy the ride! If you can view on computer via YouTube it is even more spectacular!

Sunday, June 3, 2018