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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This and That








  1. Mourning Dove after a rain shower.
  2. Documenting a clean kitchen.....
  3. and the other end of the counters, too!
  4. We're on our third honey dew melon in 2 weeks.  Just too good!
  5. Baby tears.  One of my favorite plants!  It's a sentimental one. 
  6. We're still knee deep in tomatoes.  Loving it since it's only once a year!
  7. The kitchen, just as the sun was coming up this morning.


36 comments:

  1. Love the pics, you're a genius with that camera. The one with the rolling pins is great, I see you have a cookie mold roller like mine, isn't that a coincidence! ha. <3

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    1. You keep the sun in a basket? No wonder we never see it in the Mother Country nowadays! Give it back.

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    2. I did find another cookie mold roller...not nearly as nice as the one you have, though. :)
      You didn't know I hold the sunshine? It is my nickname, you know. ha.

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  2. You have such a creative style, Betsy. Love your do-dads and the morning sunshine.

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  3. Great pics, Betsy.
    Love the dove . . . so peaceful
    You are inspiring me to give my kitchen a good clean . . . your's looks spotless . . :)

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    1. Real men who live alone don't do 'spotless'. We do 'smart shabby', and clean the house once a year, whether it needs cleaning or not.

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    2. lol . . . I hope it will be "smart and unshabby" soon for I am getting a cleaner in (not a vacuum cleaner I hasten to say . . . ).

      I am looking at your superb header, Betsy, and cannot help but wonder whether Wordsworth might have been inspired to write his famous poem about giant sunflowers instead of daffodils. . . . hahaha. Her it is:

      I wandered lonely as a cloud
      That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
      When all at once I saw a crowd,
      A host, of golden sunflowers;
      Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
      Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

      Continuous as the stars that shine
      And twinkle on the milky way,
      They stretched in never-ending line
      Along the margin of a bay:
      Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
      Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

      The waves beside them danced; but they
      Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
      A poet could not but be gay,
      In such a jocund company:
      I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
      What wealth the show to me had brought:

      For oft, when on my couch I lie
      In vacant or in pensive mood,
      They flash upon that inward eye
      Which is the bliss of solitude;
      And then my heart with pleasure fills,
      And dances with the giant sunflowers.

      These wonders eclipse those daffodils
      which we would expect poets thoughts be filled
      Inspiring pens to write sweet words
      Which kids at school would learn in herds.
      But regiments stand with majestic sway
      They look so grand and are ok . . . . . . . lol

      Hope your day went well. I had little Rosa today . . :)

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    3. I see you are listening to Billy Joel.
      Did you know he wrote a song about a lovely lady from Ohio and called it "Uptown Girl" . . ;)

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    4. My, you are in rare form today....lol....

      Yes, I think that poem fits pretty well, doesn't it? I'll have to remember this one
      next spring when the daffodils bloom!

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  4. Love your wooden cutting board and rolling pin collections. My baby tears is about the size of yours. So happy with that plant!

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    1. That's my second baby tears! It's coming along! I'll have to show you my first one some time...it's really looking good!

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  5. Lovely clean kitchen....bravo!
    Always love to see the Doves...very regal!
    Is that the sun shining thru that basket? Fantastic!
    Hope to get a post up soon...Martha visited me today! I was very nervous....she was great!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I have a string of lights in the basket. :) It sits on top of the fridge...gives a little night light glow when the lights are off! Hope you had fun with Martha...I know you were the perfect hostess!

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    2. I have wee lights in my living room on a timer...love the look!
      I had put red lights in a basket at Christmas time...very festive!!
      We had a very nice time...

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  6. Such a lovely, peaceful collection of photos.
    I love your sunflowers, but that dove shot would make a beautiful header, too.
    Mmmmm... melon!
    Baby's tears are so precious.

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    1. I don't have as many doves this year for some reason, so when they do show up, it's very exciting!
      I always have to take their picture!

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  7. Hi Betsy - always love your 'this 'n thats' ... they look so good and sparkly ... puts mine to shame! I must get out and get some tomatoes ... cheers Hilary

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    1. I wish you lived close, Hilary...I'd give you a few tomatoes! I'm going to work at getting them in the freezer today. They'll taste yummy mid winter! :)

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  8. Nice and neat
    Can't be beat
    With a this and that
    Where you're at

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    1. You know I like to keep things neat
      and when I clean it is a treat. ha.

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  9. I love those pretty cups in your canisters Betsy!! Beautiful.

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    1. Aren't they pretty? I like this idea...saw it on Pinterest years ago....

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  10. That last shot looks almost eerie...

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    1. Eerie? Not romantic? ha. I like that soft glow when it's dark out...

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    2. I suppose it could be seen as romantic if one were with the right person.

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    3. I see! ouch...well, ok then! lol....

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    4. Why ouch? The photo didn't specify whom the reader would be with. Ha.

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  11. I adore how you have your canisters set up and I might have to steal that idea!

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    1. Oh, please do! I'm loving the clean, organized look it gives!

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