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Monday, March 23, 2015

The Weekend







  1. Little red cutie.
  2. Anybody old enough to remember Bluing for the laundry?
  3. Cyril.  Look at that tail...very breezy today.  Didn't get out of the 30's.  Cold enough to snow!
  4. For Lynne.  See...I told you his tail doesn't normally look like a raccoon's!
  5. Dinner.  Another spaghetti squash creation.  Definitely my favorite way to make dinner.  Different every time. Endless possibilities.
  6. A bottle I want to keep, since I was born in Kokomo!  The company made machine tools and metal working equipment.


39 comments:

  1. Would you believe that my parents use a special bluing dog shampoo for their Jack Russell? Whitest white fur I have ever witnessed.

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    1. No kidding? I had to look it up to see exactly what it was for...and it was to make whites look whiter with a tinge of blue ..it combated the natural yellowing which made whites look dingy.

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  2. Love your photos tonight, Betsy. That is such a pretty little bird! Hope you have a good week.

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    1. Isn't he cute? Little house finch...

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  3. Never even heard of the bluer thing
    Guess too young at my wing
    Sure waiting for the other creatures to play
    There beneath the tree at your bay
    But they remain high
    Hope the squirrel remains spry

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    1. I'm too young for the bluing, too.
      Does that surprise you?

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    2. Nah, that is a long time ago
      From the bottle you show

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    3. Oh, good...now I feel young.
      Since you're really young enough to be my son.
      Almost. lol...
      Your birthday is this week
      And so the years to creep!

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  4. I remember bluing and I remember asking my Mom why it wasn't called "whiteing." Hee hee. Sweet photos. Slate looks positively spooky with those wonderful branch shadows on him. And that finch - how cute is he? What wonderful shades of grey throughout all the photos - including your pan that is holding that delicious meal. YUM!

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    1. It was a nice weekend, although I've worked my little tush off in the studio! ha. Whew!

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  5. I remember my mum talking about Dolly blue for laundry purposes ~ maybe something similar. Keith may remember.
    Beautiful shots of birds and 'grey' . . . :)

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    1. That kitty is Slate. :)

      We had Little Boy Blue, so I guess you had the girl Dolly Blue. :)

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    2. Yes . . . . thought it was Slate . . . he looks very dignified and stately . . . the upper crust of the feline establishment . . .
      Aw . . . . Boy and Dolly . . how romantic . . . :)

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    3. They do sound cute together, don't they? :)

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    4. Jo above knew Dolly Blue in the UK as a girl, too!

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    5. Yes . . . . just read it . . . . but had a job to find her above, so I looked below . . . :)

      Boy and Dolly do sound cute together . . . .. perhaps a USA/Anglo romance might blossom . . . .lol

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    6. Sorry, yes, she is below, not above!

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  6. I show my age on your blog all the time. Yes, I do remember bluing..My mom used it in the whites. I've never used it, but they have something for grey hair that makes it look white instead of dingy. And yes, they do have dog shampoo for white dogs that really works.

    Your pictures are so pretty. Love your little red, and the squirrel looks a little chilly. The shadows on on kitty. And your bottles ~what a nice collection.

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    1. I think I remember my mom using something on her hair to make it not look dingy.

      When I was young, there was a white haired lady at church that had her's tinted a very pale, hardly noticeable pink. :)

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  7. Ooh, dear I had to laugh at the 'blueing'....
    When I was in school I worked for a hairdresser (beautician) who's clientele were little old ladies with blue rinses in their grey hair. One time we ran out of the bluing agent, and the hairdresser sent me to the corner shop to buy Dolly Blue and used it in their hair !!!
    It looked lovely ;)
    Beautiful pictures Betsy, love that Slate kitty...
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Oh, that is SO funny! I guess it was good on whites...no matter what the whites were! I bet the first time she tried it one someone she was a little nervous! Imagine if it turned out royal blue! ha.

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  8. oh yes I remember bluing, I used it when we first were married, the shadowing on the lovely kitty is amazing! Yummy supper and I like to free style it as well, lol,

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    1. So glad to see you, laurie...came for a visit tonight but didn't see anyone around. :) thinking of you....

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  9. I don't remember bluing. :)
    Great pictures as usual. I'm enjoying your bottles. I had a 2 residents at the nursing home (brother and sister) who were from Kokomo and talked about it often. I think of them each time I hear that name.

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    1. How fun that you knew some residents from Kokomo. :)

      I don't remember bluing, either...but I'm older than you!

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  10. Hi Betsy, Hope this goes through. I tried twice last evening to send you comments, and they were dumped when I clicked on "Publish". Parts of his coat look blue in this photo because of the shade. He has kind of a funny expression like he's intently watching something. Lynne in NC

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    1. He does look blue! :) I thought he was looking at me in the window, but maybe not. As soon as I snapped the picture, he closed his eyes like he was SO sleepy. ha.

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  11. I must admit I do know what blueing is:)
    Your supper looks great.

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    1. Has to be because your mom used it...or grandma! :)

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  12. Gorgeous shots! Seems like you had a wonderful weekend! :)

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    1. It was a nice weekend....nice to have all the men home...but by Monday I'm ready to send them off again! haha.

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  13. My granny used a blue bag in her whites wash. And if I remember right she used it also for bee stings.
    A blue bag of what I never found out.

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    1. I 'googled' that and it's true...a dab of bluing on a bee sting takes away the pain!

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  14. Hi Betsy - love the cardinal .. I remember blue bags in the deep recesses of age! Cold enough to snow - how very horrid .. still I guess we are going towards the warmth! Chicken, spaghetti and squash - sound good to me .. cheers Hilary

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    1. That's a little finch...so sweet!

      Even colder this morning...in the 20's F!!

      Spaghetti Squash is a vegetable...do you have it there?

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  15. I love spaghetti squash but I have never had it cooked like that!!! Maybe you will share the recipe. :)

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  16. Love me some spaghetti squash! I agree... you might need to share this one! =) blessings ~ tanna

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