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06-24-2013, 11:09 PM
Morning all.

Still no moon as high clouds last night....

Today some golf first thing and no great plans thereafter, depends on weather but grass does need another cut.


ps Cloud just breaking and I DO see a now slightly shrinking moon....very nice

06-25-2013, 01:16 AM
Morning Geoff

Golf, you lucky devil!

Was chilly here overnight

Speak later


06-25-2013, 01:59 AM
Good morning Geoff, Henry and all.

Looks like a nice day out there. Have to ring the audiology department, unfortunately my hearing aids are unballanced, the left one is niw too quiet.

Bowls this afternoon with luck.


06-25-2013, 02:48 AM
Quiet day here too.

Hi Geoff, Doug and Henry and all to follow

Did the usual. Wake up in the dark (body clock is good) stumble downstairs, shower, coif and makeup and dress neatly and then tea. I have had to abandon full throttle caffeine with all it's wonders because of shaking hands. Roger blears downstairs when he hears the hair dryer go off and makes the tea. Cats follow on my orIginal heels and I have to feed them before anything else. Then put up with Loki crying, frowning, looking pathetic and wanting to go out. She is not allowed out in air that is blacker than her.

Drive to work in the half dark, then increasing light, then full sunrise in the eyes going over the last hill. I did see the waning super moon this morning. It has a nip off the side now. It was in the half light and quite beautiful.

Home now and have harvested some broccoli, sugar loaf cabbages and lemons. Ate a few mandarins from the tree too. We have cauliflowers coming on so I bent the leaves over the curd to delay them a bit.

Roger is cooking tonight. He has booked his organised expedition photographique to Yosemite. Its a boys own trip and I'm not going. He well deserves it after three plus years of "part time" five full days a weeks work with weekends consumed by preparation for the next week or course. His reward for all that was the sack and not politely after he completed and filed the last CASA course.


06-25-2013, 02:56 AM
Good morning Annie, sounds like your vege patch is quite productive this season - did you net it? Still waiting for those garden photos ...

Pity you can't tag along to Yosemite.


06-25-2013, 03:03 AM
We do indeed net Doug. Although some hungry beasty can shuffle under the netting and scoff some cabbages. Most English schoolboys wouldn't be saddened.

Yosemite? Would love to go but this is a full on boy zone tour complete with incessant camera talk. I would have to drink. I'll get there eventually when the sedation for the flight is worked out and it is just us.

PS nor do I want to be the native bearer. The flies, the heat and the incessant beating of those native drums? Or someone starts talking about F stops and shutter speeds. Same thing.

Photos? What photos? :lol: I'll take some tomorrow :thumbsup: Auto ... dummy.Me.

06-25-2013, 03:23 AM
Photos? What photos? I'll take some tomorrow Auto ... dummy.Me.
Auto is safer :) I look forward to your snaps.


06-25-2013, 05:06 AM
Good evening boys and Annie :wave:

Cold wintery day here.....well, it wouldn't be to Ellen, but it was to me! lol

Geoff doesn't want me to keep gloating about the Cook Islands so I won't - only this time next week we'll all be on the plane....:clap: :p

Our vege garden is still producing too Annie. We have got some enormous carrots this year, and parsnips, swedes even! (I like them raw), several greens and of course fruit in abundance.

Kitchen cleanup time, then a read by the fire before bed. Better go and turn the electric blanket on.....:wave:

06-25-2013, 08:10 AM
Afternoon all.......

Sunny sunny here..too hot on golf course.......rotten game but thats normal as I grow old very quickly!

Gardening planned if sun goes in...


06-25-2013, 08:27 AM
Good Morning all,
It is a little before 8:30 a.m. on another sunny, HOT day here in Oakwood. Need to go out and water our veggies in a little bit.

Got a bit of a surprise this morning. As I was walking through the dining room on the way to the kitchen, I looked out the glass door to our back porch and look what was standing there:


Sorry for the blurriness, but I was shooting through the glass pane. A second later he was gone. I was concerned because I didn't see any adult does around, hope he found his Momma. :heart:

Started my glass bowls painting in class yesterday, still at the early stages, so it doesn't look very glassy yet. :crossfingers: I can get it to where it does with a bit more work. Here's the link to the RIL thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=47562) where it is posted for those who thought they might like to use it.:cool:

Annie, Ohhhhh, what a great trip for your DH. Yosemite is beautiful early in the morning when the dawn is just lighting everything up. We camped there on the upper rim for a week when our kids were little and had a great time.

:wave: to all who were here before me and to those still on their way. Gotta go and trim Larry's hair now.



06-25-2013, 08:30 AM
Hello all,

It's storming, dark, with flashes of lightning, pouring rain and hot and humid. Just plain YUCKY!:confused:

I'm just :crossfingers: that the rain won't be too heavy near home and that our house doesn't lose power because that could be disasterous for our already flooded basement.:rolleyes: Both Larry and I are paranoid now.

We had a quiet evening, a nice meal, ran to mail my Mom's Birthday card at the post office, stopped for a Dairy Queen ice cream cone and then home to watch a bit of TV; the hockey STanley Cup playoffs.

This morning it was a nasty drive into work with the storm. It's still sputtering rain but the thunder and lightning seems to have moved east.

Gail, I had an MRI last week and they gave me a CD with the results on it. I have to take that to my appointment at noon today. I seemed to have twisted my leg yesterday during the day; it was hurting something fierce last evening. It's still hurting this morning; I'm just getting sick of it hurting. It's 4 weeks on Friday that I did whatever I did.

Annie, we seem to have the same ritual in the mornings; as we get ready for our work day. You don't like to fly? I'm a nervous flier too but after all the flights we had to take with our trip I'm getting more experienced...no not any calmer but more experience.:D

LuLu, I hope you enjoyed your read by the fire; stay warm. Your late season harvest sounds delicious.

Doug, I hope you can get your hearing aids straightened out; that must be frustrating.

Hello there Geoff, I hope you're enjoying your golf before you have to cut your grass.

Aww SYlvia, how adorable is he? (if he stays AWAY from your garden). I just buzzed Larry's hair on Sunday. Have fun painting.


I hope you all have a most FANTASTIC day today and are able to wet your brushes.

BBL:wave: :heart:

06-25-2013, 08:39 AM
Good morning... It's a partly cloudy day with a light breeze warming up the day. It's pleasantly 23C, but the humidity is incredibly high. And, of course, we'll see +30C temperatures again. This kind of weather breeds nasty thunderstorms.

The poor guy who was scheduled to service our air conditioner didn't make it yesterday. :lol: It seems he got swamped with repairs instead. I think he'll be able to make it today. And our satellite dish is experiencing major problems, so that service man is also scheduled to be some time between daylight and dusk... :rolleyes:

This afternoon's Class will be finishing up their metal and glass paintings (same lesson plan as the Wednesday afternoon's group). I took my Grandmother's glass juicer outside with some lemons and a lime and snapped some photos in the bright sunshine. Great shadows. From those photos, I've worked out a small 8x10 and a larger 16x20 pair of compositions.

I was all set to tease Yue, Geoff, but I see that Doug fixed your typo... :p Last night's moon was surrounded by brilliant light and was quite beautiful.

Doug, I sure hope you can get your aids stabilized! That's got to be annoying.

Hi Henry...

What a nice trip Roger has planned, Annie! Well, 'nice' might be a little underwhelming as an adjective... Camera talk might not be too bad to be forced to tolerated... :)

Hi Lulu... I'm the only one in this family who loves parsnips, so I rarely get to eat them...

Awh... Sweet baby, Sylvia... I hope the fawn found his Mamma, too!

Darla, I've been waiting for your storms to arrive here... Good luck with your appointment this afternoon... ((()))

I was planning to do my swim this morning, but I'll wait to see what these clouds produce... In the meantime, I have a fairly easy morning... I hope yours is happy and creative!

06-25-2013, 08:51 AM
:wave: Still overcast here at 8:30, 23C (30C with humidity) would be even hotter if the sun was out. Just one more day of this and then the rain comes to refresh (I hope!) This is a Village morning, have partially finished the project, needs correction but I have to try it on her for that......not good at pressure sewing, keep making mistakes :eek: I kept thinking I had another week :rolleyes: but July 1 comes when it should, on Monday.


Sounds like you have the idyllic menagerie, Betty, all living in harmony! or maybe the bears have moved on to summer grounds.

Sweet, Sylvia! we have one here too. The little deer whose photo I posted had a reason for hanging around, as I suspected, and two days ago I saw her moving along the trees and then out popped the little one. Unfortunately 5 min later they tore by again, must have been chased by a dog (leash free zone just on the other side of the trail). I hope they both made it to the woods, the fawn seemed to be able to keep up with her, but it would be very vulnerable to the coyotes at that age. Good luck with your painting!

:envy: of all that healthy produce, Annie! The state of the greens in the grocery sometimes, is driving me to get a garden plot.... of course that has it's uncertanies too :) Great that Roger is getting a holiday! I hope you get your turn to travel too, maybe next year.

Hi Doug, Henry, Geoff, Darla and Char, and all to come! have a good day!

Hugs to all in need :grouphug: :heart: :grouphug:

06-25-2013, 09:24 AM
Good morning from partly cloudy no rain in sight Texas, just hot temperatures getting close to 100. I did not get to post yesterday, but I have kept up with all the chats.

Our free public WiFi was out yesterday and was sick for about two weeks. Hopefully, it will finally hold a connection; so I can listen to my radio station on my iTouch.

Last night after touch-up steaming my clothes, I jumped onto my exercise bike. (I do not spend hours ironing like my used to.) I lasted only 10 minutes, and my sciatica started acting up again. I see my doctor on Friday afternoon. I am thinking one more shot to get the last little bit of swelling down.

I kept forgetting to go out early to look at the moon. My excuse was too many trees on the horizon and too hot at that time of day. From the photos, it looked like a bigger harvest moon.

Annie, my morning is like yours--except I have to let the dog out. She comes right back in and crawls back into bed with DH. They then sleep in until 10:30 a.m. My drive is only 5 minutes to work, but I do get blinded by the sun when I have to turn into the parking lot at work. I am a horrible flier, but it looks like I have travel to Argentina in my future. My youngest daughter's husband is going to be transfered there. I will just take my Xanax, and sleep most of the way.

Sylvia, We see a lot of hawks, owls, bunnies, and rumors of the occasional red fox or coyote that roam through from the nature preserve. Our wooden fence keeps them out and our dog in. :)

Darla, I hope that all you need is therapy--fingers crossed.

Char, Hope you get to swim later today.

Lynn, Happy sewing!

Good morning Geoff, Doug, and Henry, and all to follow.

Hugs to all in need.

06-25-2013, 09:36 AM
Good Morning!!

I am blessed, I don't have to water the garden because sometime during the night it must have rained. I don't think it was a lot but enough until tonight when it is to rain again.

The buffet dinner yesterday evening left a lot to be desired (in my opinion) but the evening air was smooth as silk and I thoroughly enjoyed watching these really graceful horses in the Sulky races. They seem so light on their feet that to me it looks like dancing.

Bet $ 2 each on a few of them, didn't win:lol: , received $ 20 of free coupons for the casino (slot machines) and even playing pennis the money seem to evaporate in a short time:lol:

On the weay home the big red moon guided us all the way.

Nothing pressing for today, will continue to paint, right now Morning Glory.

Sylvia, ohhhhhhh, sooooooo sweet!!! Looking forward to seeing your glass painting!!

Annie, wonderful trip for Roger!!! You will surely miss him though.

Doug, it's not our fault that people mumble:lol:

Geoff, at times I find the expectation of having to feel young quite bothersome:)

Darla, I hope your knee problems have an easy fix.

Lynn, were you procrastinating:)

Henry, always thinking of you and Lesley and sending good thoughts.

Char, "easy peasy lemon squeezy", is that the same squeezer I bought at the blueberry store. Your students will have wonderful paintings to hang up!!

Lulu, you sound content and cozy!!

Time to lock everything up and put the AC on:rolleyes:

:wave: Uschi

Scene Chaser
06-25-2013, 09:46 AM
Good Day all,
Geoff, good you at least get to play. My shoulder is ruined and all I can do is putt. Iíll have to join an elderly putting league someday.

Annie, talk Roger into joining in on the photography forum. They are a good group but could use more participation. BTW, I love flying. Just donít like cramped seating and the food.

Sylvia, a fun little photo. Fawns are sweet creatures.

Doug, hope you get your aids straightened out. Wouldnít want to see you with lopsided blue ears. :clear:

Darla, lightly raining here, but nothing stormy. It all seems to be south of us according to the radar.

Char, hope your ac gets fixed. Terribly hot and humid out. We only have one in our bedroom, and you can be sure it was on last night.

Lynn, here itís legal to shoot dogs that chase deer, however, I donít think anyone would do such a thing. Dogs have been shot for other reasons, though. When I was a child of six, our two dogs were seen with others who were chasing sheep, and both had to be put down.

Nancy, sorry to hear your sciatica has returned. Mine returns now and then, too.

Uschi, too bad about the buffet. I have never visited a casino. Afraid, I guess. :eek:

Going shopping today and get some things notarized.


06-25-2013, 10:23 AM
Good morning, Washers! A bit of hazy sunshine still showing here, but a massive wall of humidity presses down on us, and we're expecting thundershowers this afternoon. DH is gone for an early bike ride, and I will try to beat the weather and try to fit in my walk. I have to keep an eye on the sky behind me, because the rain usually comes from that direction!:eek:

First of all, thank you everyone who made such nice comments about my clematis and peony photos on Sunday. They were the first photos that I have posted on WC.

Char, that is about the best quality I can achieve with my camera, but if there are things I could do to improve them with the computer, I am certainly interested in learning! My computer is a Mac. I am not at all tech savvy, so if you are explaining anything, pretend you are talking to your Mum! (No offence to your Mum.):heart: I would like to paint the clematis also.

Gail, Sylvia and Shirley, my clematis is called "Miss Bateman" but it very closely resembles "Henrii"; I suspect she may be derived from "Henrii." Her centre is slightly different in structure--more complex. Although she tends to look white in photographs, the petals are actually a very faint "wash" of mauvey pink with a slightly deeper edge--a perfect subject for watercolour!:wink2:

Purple clematis is most commonly "Jackmanii" (at least in North America.) It is our most common clematis, usually reliable and very prolific. There are other purple hybrids, but they often have larger flowers, and probably not in as great abundance.

Darla, best of luck with your doctor's appointment. The waiting is awful. Once you know what your treatment plan is, then you can look forward to getting better, and carrying on with your life.

(((Henry and Lesley)))

Sylvia and Lynn, yes it seems to be time for the mother deer to emerge with their babies. DH saw a Mom with her little one emerge from the trees at the back of our property this morning, and head over to our neighbour's yard. I missed them, but I'm sure they'll be out there lots of times, as Mom teaches her offspring how tasty my phlox are!:rolleyes: Your photo is sweet, Sylvia--it captures a fleeting moment. I'm sure Mum was nearby; the babies are curious about the world, like all little ones, and will wander away from Mum, but never too far!

Gail, lovely pics of Pearl on Sunday! Our dogs loved to play fetch in the water also. Brought some great memories. Pearl has a gorgeous physique for a Lab, who have a tendency to put on weight and eventually resemble sausages.:evil: When our son was a baby, we had a black lab called Suzy. She was the kindest most patient dog in the world.

Caryl, great pics of the moon and Mother Nature stirring things up for us humans. I don't know if you have chosen a studio name yet, but might I suggest "Prairie Sky Studio"? It blends your painting and your profession together.:D

I guess I'd better move myself before Mother Nature brings me a surprise while I'm an hour away from the house!



06-25-2013, 01:36 PM
I'm back....

Well Doc said I have two things going on in my knee; #1 I DID tear my ACL again. :confused: ..and #2 I have a meniscus tear. :eek: He thinks the meniscus tear is what is causing the most pain. He also said my knee feels pretty stable so if I want I don't have to have the ACL re-done; it's up to me. My MCL will keep my knee pretty stable. At my age I'm not sure I want to do it again although my knee gives out at times and I wouldn't want to fall like I did last time. It also hyper-extends which feels weird. The meniscus tear could be repaired with arthroscopic out patient surgery. We decided to wait 2 weeks and see how it feels then make a decision about surgery at that time. We'll see...:rolleyes: A co-worker had her meniscus repaired and she said it made a huge difference.

It's pouring again....and they are saying we will have rain for the next week...I'm just praying it's not huge amounts. Both Larry and I are sitting on pins and needles with our basement. When there are bad storms the power can go out and then the sump pump won't work. We are going to have a battery back up one put in soon; and that will alleviate the worry some what. WHY does it have to be either dry as toast or wet as rain???:(

I told Larry last night that I want to get my art stuff in order so that I can paint; the basement is in chaos and it's like "Where do we even start?":o

Well enough of my bad news or you'll all be calling me DOWNER DARLA.:lol:

I hope you all have a great afternoon/evening/morning.

Sending hugs and healing vibes along with prayers to all our people in need. Thinking of (((SHIRLEY))) (((LESLEY &HENRY))) ((((ALL IN NEED))):grouphug:


06-25-2013, 05:15 PM
Oh Darla, you could never be a 'downer'! your bubbly personality comes through everything :)

I hope you got your walk, Anne, I went out and got home with only a few sprinkles. The cloud did cool things off a bit, a big help.

My trip to the Village was somewhat reassuring, I don't have to stress over the dress, but I do hope I can send it out there on Monday.

Bill, that must have been upsetting to a six year old! It happened to dogs in Manitoba too, in our area they were seen running the deer.

Lovely to see the horses, Uschi, I would have enjoyed that too!

How nice to have free wifi, Nancy, doesn't happen here unless you are in a coffee shop!

06-25-2013, 06:42 PM
Oh Darla, you could never be a 'downer'! your bubbly personality comes through everything :)

Darla, what Lynn said:angel: Decisions to be made about your knee, I am sure you will make the right one!!

Anne, I just saw on the weather channel that southern New Brunswick might get a tornado:eek: :eek:

The reason I checked the weather channel was to find out when that promised rain will arrive - NOT getting here after all:rolleyes:

Bill, re dogs, yes, it must have been very hard for you:crying:

Lynn, glad your mind was put at ease!!! Our promised rain must have headed your way:envy:

I finished my Morning Glory painting and started a Daisy one. 6:45 p.m. now and I think it is nice enough to sit under the arbor and do some reading.

:wave: Uschi

06-25-2013, 07:25 PM

Doug, hope you get your aids straightened out. Wouldnít want to see you with lopsided blue ears. :clear:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

06-25-2013, 07:55 PM
No garden watering required, just had a big downpour without lightening:clap: and it is still raining. Don't know why it didn't show on the radar.

Good morning Lulu!!


06-25-2013, 10:13 PM
Good evening!:wave:

Yes, Uschi, I saw the Weather Network's headline a couple of hours ago!:eek: When I clicked on it, the danger had passed and the warning had been cancelled. (Whew!)

:clap: that you got your rain and didn't have to water! Don't you find it frustrating when the forecast says rain and you wait all day for it, only to be disappointed?:confused:

Lynn, I did get my walk fitted in before the rain, but the first showers chased me home before I made it all the way to the Post Office. It was so hot and sunny when I left the house, I forgot to bring my rain jacket--my arm is bandaged, and I'm not supposed to get it wet! :eek: The sky got so dark just as I reached the Village limits, I turned back and about a km from home the first drops started falling. From there on I probably beat my own land speed record!:lol: Of course, as soon as I got in the door, the sun emerged once again and stayed out for another hour!:rolleyes: About 3 o'clock the rain began to really come down, and we had rain and rolling thunder until it got dark. An exciting day, overall!:D

Darla, I'm so sorry that your knee is so badly hurt. The only blessing is that at least now you know exactly what you have to deal with, and you can take the time to think about what treatment you wish to undertake. I wish you all the best! I also hope that you and Larry don't have any additional problems with your basement. I was looking at pictures of the flooding aftermath in Alberta on CTV's website this evening; it really makes you want to cry for those who have lost so much. We don't have an relatives in Alberta at the moment, but pretty nearly every other family in the Maritimes does. Alberta is where our young people go to find jobs.

The wall of humidity has rolled in again after the rain.:p (We don't have AC--don't usually need it, but it would be nice tonight!) Oh well, I'll just imagine it's January!:evil:

See you tomorrow!