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Friday, July 25, 2014

Today, I Puttered
















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  1. I like how your baby toes lie on their sides like mine. Maybe we're long lost sisters.
    :0)

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    1. Well, wouldn't that be fun to find out! :)

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  2. Hi Betsy, You always share such gorgeous pictures. Today's post makes me feel like I have been visiting with you at your home as you go about your daily activities. Your tea cup is gorgeous. Looks like your cherries are dwindling.

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    1. Thanks, Mildred. I putter when I'm down...it makes me feel better. ha. The tea was delicious and putzing around outside felt great...we're having another unseasonably cool day today! Yep..cherries are almost gone!

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    2. Thanks for your sweet comment on my wreath. AFTER I hung it on the door and AFTER I posted it on my blog, John told me he hates it!!! Now I feel really stupid! Some days are worse than others, huh?
      Hope you guys have a nice weekend. Enjoy the cooler weather.

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    3. haha...he hates it? But he helped glue the flower in it! I say leave it...he doesn't have to like it. :)

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    1. I was due for a fresh one, Marty! Thanks for that. :)

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  4. Love your photos, especially the purple Flowers! =)

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! That's on my front porch, where I usually forget to water things and they die! I've disciplined myself to water daily this year and I've been rewarded with purple blooms. ha. Much better.

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  5. What a whimsical post...I felt like you were skipping along in your cute shorts and pretty toes, showing us all around the house. I SO need a pedicure...you do such a good job... I need to find a new place around here to get a pedicure, some pretty bright color, and those darn callouses take off.
    Jill has moved into town, from there home in the forest after one of her cats was taken by a fox or something...Jaya's mom owned a house in town, and was renting it out. After the cat incident Jill said I can't raise a child with preditors ...so they sold the forest house and moved into the house in town. I thought of it, when I saw all your veggies, as she called today and is loving her new yard. Fruit trees, garden, flowers...She was going to make homemade applesauce for Tristan. I'm glad they made the move.

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    1. Yes, find yourself a spa and get a pedicure! I want to have the luxury of a professional one at least once more this year...they are just so much fun. I bet I can get Lauren to go with me again without too much arm twisting. haha.

      How great that Jill and family moved into town. I don't blame her for being worried. Sounds like it was meant to be and all fell into place perfectly. I love it when things like that happen! So she's having fun nesting just like you!

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  6. Those pictures show what summer is all about. Lovely!

    I have often seen Kosher salt, Kosher crackers etc, in the local supermarkets, but I have never dared to ask if those salt and crackers taste any different to ordinary ones. Do they?

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    1. Chefs tend to prefer kosher salt. It has a coarse texture which makes it easy to pinch when cooking. This helps when seasoning your food, as you can better control how much you are pinching than with other salts. I keep a little dish of it on my stove. Kosher salt also has a less intense and more pure, salty taste than the other types of salt. So, now you know!

      I have no idea about the crackers or other kosher foods since I'm not Jewish, though.

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    2. I only asked because we have a coarse salt here but it's called Sea Salt. Funny that, because I though all salt originated in the sea.

      Being a Cordon Bleu chef myself *cough* I always use coarse salt! Well, I did attend a course for 10 days in Paris.

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    3. I think sea salt is coarser than kosher. Yes, I'd say you were a chef, most definitely!

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  7. You did a fine job of puttering. I did think that maybe some lemon bars were being made, when I saw the first photo, but maybe next time!

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    1. Well, that would have been delicious....maybe tomorrow!

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  8. Puttering . . . . . nice word. We in UK call it Pottering
    Strange how words are a bit different on each side of the pond.

    Beautiful photos Betsy and I see you could have been a fashion model :)
    And love the nails.
    Those plant flower shots are gorgeous as well.
    Someone has been eating the cherries - wonder who? . . . :)

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    1. Pottering, you say? And are you sure that isn't 'across the pund'? haha.

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    2. I should have put on my red boots, right? Just to get you back from yesterday. :) rofl.

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    3. I'd rather see you as the photograph, much nicer - I'm all done with red boots !!! . . . . lol
      . . . and 'pund' . . . .well . . . .haha

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    4. Yes, can't say that I blame you. ha.

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    5. Yes . . . I think in UK a lot of us would say, "Messing about!"
      In the north of England sometimes, "Mucking about!"
      But I remember my mum in particular saying, "Pottering about" . . . . :)

      Hello Keith!

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    6. Are you sure your mom wasn't saying puttering, ...just with a heavy british accent? ha.

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    7. You might have a point . . . . lol :)

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  9. Puttering days are happy days! Love those vines, what are they called?

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    1. Climbing up the pergola? That's a wisteria...all done blooming for the summer.

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  10. Aww lovely flowers and plants, lovely toes and pedi and love the cherries of course:)

    Lool.really like summer:)

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    1. Yes, this just about sums up Summer! But it's cool here today! Lovely like fall!

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    2. Yes, well you know I love my fall! haha.

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    3. We have another day today that feels like fall! Then the weekend is supposed to be warmer and humid.

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  11. That's a lot of puttering :-)

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    1. I was busy....just a relaxed kind of busy. ha.

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  12. Your puttering is other people's busy days! I love to putter. Spent last night by the water with an old friend and met three new ones! How nice that was. Started off as somewhat threatening but the sun came out just before it was time to set and it was beautiful.

    Yummy veggies in your garden - so great to pick them fresh. Did I tell you a friend of mine brought me a little jar of raspberry jam the other day when we met for lunch? She had picked the raspberries that morning from her garden! Reminded me of you.

    Love your scarlet toes - so pretty. And great pins too!

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    1. Sounds like you had a wonderful evening! How nice that the weather cooperated! I love that you got a jar of jam, too...made that very day! I need some raspberries in my yard...I had some years ago but not now. They are a favorite...

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  13. Nothing wrong with a putter is there! xx

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    1. Nope! I might do it again tomorrow! ha.

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  14. Hi Betsy!

    What a lovely day spent puttering! I so love your beautiful lemon juicer- I used to have one very similar until one of my guys broke it :(
    Ironically, I replaced it with an ugly, Walmart cheapy, just 'cause I needed one right away, and of course I've had if forever now, and I don't think it would break if I tried!
    I've never seen your patio before- what a fabulous spot! So cozy . . . I would love to come and spend the afternoon just sitting there with you, chatting away over coffee or lemon aid.

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    1. Would you believe I found that little juicer in the trash at the last auction? Amazing. I've been enjoying it ever since!

      That little courtyard was created when we put an addition on the back of the house and the builder said it would be a nice place to keep our garbage cans. Ha. ..no! We had better plans and this little spot is secluded and pretty...it's off the side of our house and connects to the driveway. We love it!

      The only problem is that wisteria is not the fragrant variety with long clustered blooms. It has stinky blooms! It's unbearable! We're always so glad when the blossoms are gone. I almost chopped it down this spring and replaced it with honeysuckle.
      I'd love to know if there was something I could add to the soil to sweet the smell but haven't had any luck finding any info. Any tips?

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    2. I've never in all my life heard of stinky wisteria! Ha- that's crazy! How sad, especially when 'normal' wisteria smells so amazing. I have no tips whatsoever, other than gas masks on the patio ;)

      I can't believe someone threw out that juicer! I think I need to go dumpster diving at auctions!

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    3. I googled it and found others that had the stinky variety but no cures! How sad! :(

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  15. Not a bad day
    To relax at your bay
    Just take in the Ohio smog lol
    Then show all on the blog
    How I wish I could walk in bare feet
    That be nice, but no ton the germy street
    wrote 15k words today
    arm feels like jelly now at my bay lol

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    1. What happened to your dictaphone thingy?
      I think you need to do some explainy!
      lol...

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    2. That thing is just a pain in the butt
      Tossed it in the drawer at my hut

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    3. Well, that's too bad!
      And so sad!
      What are you writing now?
      15K is as large as a cow!

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  16. Everything about this post screams SUMMER! I'd love to see the outside of that interesting tea cup.

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    1. Isn't that a pretty mug? I'll have to give it another photo shoot and show you. :)

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  17. olá, Betsy

    Seu blog é lindo.

    Adorei conhecer sua família, sua casa bonita, suas flores e seus lindos gatinhos.

    Eu tenho 6 lindos gatinhos.

    Tenha um ótimo final de semana,

    beijinhos,

    Lígia e =^.^=

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    1. Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by! I used Google Translators to change this to English...

      hello, Betsy

      Your blog is beautiful.

      Loved meeting your family, your beautiful home, your flowers and your beautiful kittens.

      I have 6 beautiful kittens.

      Have a great weekend,

      kisses,

      Ligia and cats.

      You're so nice to read my blog and comment...thanks so much! I'll come visit you and your kitties soon! :)

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  18. I just want to steal your lemon photos - so charming . . .

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  19. So many gorgeous photos taken within yards of your very own front door. You do everything so stylishly.

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    1. Well, thanks, Jenny! That's very sweet of you to say! :)

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  20. I like the vine covered patio and the flowery plate of cherries. I had a few cherries with my morning yogurt today.

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  21. i would love to suck on your sexy toes

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