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08-24-2013, 01:08 AM
Good Morning all.

Poor night as heavy rain here as traditional on Bank Holiday Weekends!

Testerday attended a BBQ with 4 of Eileens nephews and their small children plus one of her sisters....17 of th in all, good evening


08-24-2013, 02:15 AM
Good morning all.

Same here Geoff heavy overnight rain and rather dull now.


08-24-2013, 04:10 AM
Hi Geoff and Doug.

Not much here. Truly cold morning this morning so I slept in until Roger woke me up at 7 and said are you alright. Yes, but I can't move. The cats were draped and only a hard hearted half frozen woman would disturb them. Facing mummification at that stage, flat on the back and unable to turn, I was hard hearted.

Skitty kitty's woke immediately and tangled with the stumbling feet going downstairs to purr and tail rub my legs as I blearily got cat food out. Automatic pilot. Tea stong and hot would have been better but needs must. Both shot out I to the seriously cold sunshine to do what cats have to do, after feeding of course.

Roger was ironing.He went to an aviation expo today.

I eventually vacuumed (putting more of sheddings of Bo in the bag than he currently has on his pelt .. brown Velvet will be back this summer):evil: and washed floors and dusted in between sitting on the A. Then toffeed up and went to the new Gallery opening.

It was good. Up a Tree arts are running it now.


08-24-2013, 04:18 AM
Rain even heavier so Southwold for a Military display appears out


Ellen in Ont
08-24-2013, 06:29 AM
:wave: everyone,
I am up early to head out to garage sales. This will be my last one of the summer as I work next weekend.

Not much else planned except I will take some photos of the scarves and get more made.

I saw a hummingbird yesterday. They should be heading south soon.:rolleyes:

Have a great weekend everyone.

08-24-2013, 08:08 AM
Rain easing so plan for a car full to go and see the medieval village remanents at Dunwich which the sea has reclaimed..... the kids are off to a circus.


08-24-2013, 08:16 AM
Good Morning!!!

Another beautiful sunny day with a perfect temperature of 24C:) After today it will be hot for a few days.

Table tennis this morning, not sure yet what I will do for the rest of the day. One thing is sure though, I'll check in here when I get home:)

:wave: and HAWLTAIN!!


Strawberry Wine
08-24-2013, 08:31 AM
Good Day Washers from another beautiful sunny morning in the Grove. Still on the cool side at 10 C in the mornings but we have enjoyed nice warm afternoons with no humidity this past week. may it continue until Thanksgiving. :) :crossfingers: :)

Geoff and Doug, hope the day improves, weather wise , for you so you can enjoy your planned activities.

Annie, I do not do well in the cold either. Soon it will be time to put my cozy duvet back on the bed. Having it on the bed in the Autumn is when I enjoy it the most so I can be snuggly warm and still keep the windows open.

Hap and Ann, hoping you receive good news from the Dr this week.

Uschi, yes, easy recovery from camping... Just the bedding, towels and food to remove from the camper as we are heading out on the 7th of September again for 6 nights to Awenda P.P. near Midland Pennetang area.

My SIL , Carol, is turning 60 today and we are celebrating with a bit of a party this afternoon. My contribution is a potatoe salad which I will be starting shortly. It is going to be a beautiful day for an outside gathering.

Char, I am so glad you have enjoyed having the GrandGirls this past two weeks.. I am sure that they have just flown by... I smiled yesterday when you said that they were having a play date and that you needed to plan an activity. I was thinking there was no need for planing anything because you live on a lake and the lake is warm enough for swimming.

Forgot to mention that the tie dye T shirts looked fantastic.

Time to get started on the potatoe salad so it will have plenty of time for all the flvours to blend.



08-24-2013, 08:43 AM
Good morning! Lots of beautiful sunshine here in the SW of Ontario today... we're not expecting it to be hot, but that's ok too. It's amazing how much more cheerful we are when the skies aren't leaden with clouds!

We're thinking that we'll take the Girls to Greenview Aviaries and Zoo, today. Because it's not predicted to be too hot, it'll be nice to walk around there. We'll bring our bathing suits because there's a splash pad and you just never know what the day will bring... :)

Of course, it's the weekend and laundry is always on the agenda.

It's too bad that all that rain is spoiling your plans, Geoff! :(

Hi Doug... how's your tummy?

Annie, sounds like you got lots accomplished during your day today! I chuckled about the excess fur... I claim that we have extra cats every time I swiffer! :lol: It's hard for me to imagine that you are hard hearted in any way, shape or form...

Hi Ellen... the birds are *gathering* down here and getting ready to head south... it seems so early, though eh? Happy treasure hunting!

See you soon, Uschi!

Gail, it's absolutely amazing that none of these children are able to entertain themselves... when not participating in planned activities, they're attached to their tablets... I mean, there were kids at the beach with their heads down... shocking... they don't seem to know how to *play*... Enjoy your picnic today, you sure have nice weather for it!

((Henry's Lesley)); ((Hap's Annie)); (((((Lyn)))))...

My second cup of coffee is beckoning... I hope your day is the very best possible! :wave:

08-24-2013, 09:05 AM
:wave: Nice day here too, I'm looking forward to my class this afternoon with Ken Vloothuis, Johannes son. He is leading us through using the Zorn palette (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1326029) as a useful tool to concentrate on colour temperature and values rather than fixating on 'what colour'. I am working in gouache since don't have any oils, and am finding it is not an easy set of colours to understand.

I know what you mean about the device addiction, Char, same here. I have pictures of grandsons in particular, sitting side by side, communicating by playing the same game on their individual toys! Or talking to each other by texting on their phones....go figure :rolleyes:

Sounds like a nice trip coming up Gail, I love the Midland area, we were there this year too, stayed one night and went to both the Wye marsh and St. Marie among the Hurons. I have some pictures to post if I ever get around to processing them.

Hi Geoff, hope the rain doesn't dampen your trip, sounds interesting.

Hi Annie, colder here last night too, fall approaching, I had to add a blanket to the bed. Would prefer cats :cat: if I could tolerate them (allergic, unfortunately).

Hi Doug, Ellen, Uschi! Hope everyone has a good day, hugs to those in need.
:grouphug: :heart: :grouphug:

Scene Chaser
08-24-2013, 09:26 AM
Good Day All,

Another good day to work outside. Do need some of your English rain, Doug and Geoff.

Interesting area you are touring today, Geoff. It reminds me when I visited our 1507 James Town settlement, the original shore was fifty feet out the James river.

Toast and Marmite with coffee time.

08-24-2013, 10:23 AM
Hello all,

It's going to be another lovely day here then hot for next week. I guess it'll be the last hurrah for the summer. I'm NOT looking forward to it being hot up at camp when we go north next weekend.:confused:

I woke with a headache and my neck feels kind of stiff. We loaded up Larry's truck and he's left for the landfill with a load of "junk/stuff". I have to pick up the girls at noon at their cheer car wash fundraiser. Then drive Kaitlyn to work for 1pm. So I really need to get a move on...

It sounds like you all have busy days/weekends planned. I hope you all have a great weekend,

G'DAY:wave: :heart:

08-24-2013, 11:54 AM
Hello all,

Quite pleasant now, but heading up into the 80's F today and for the next few days. A heavy monsoonal flow coming up from Mexico is making it ultra humid around here, plus flash flood warnings everywhere south of us. Unfortunately the rain will not reach us. Nor will it reach the fires near Yosemite.


We could use some of yours Geoff and Doug. When it rains it pours, but when it doesn't it a major fire hazard.

I am so sad about Lyn. As many people have mentioned her concern for others, her big heart have been a balm in troubled times. She was the first to PM me when I mentioned in the wash the rough times I was going through a few years ago. Peace be with you and yours.

Lynn lovely garden. And you don't have to take care of it but can enjoy the beauty. Things are coming along. After 5 redesigns on paper I thought I had something. Then began making it and tried redesigning as I went, but in the end went back to the original fifth design. Still not happy -- yet. Sigh. :lol:

Sylvia lovely deer. Hope they don't leave any ticks behind in the grass. I get severe muscle cramping when I eat things I am sensitive to like tomatoes, other nightshades, corn. The cramping can be truly awful, especially in the toes or arch area of my feet.

Nancy :crossfingers: for your surgery.

(((((Hap and Anne)))))) :crossfingers: for you too.

Ellen how lovely that they want to carry your scarves as a regular item. :thumbsup:

Char I used to have my head down too -- in a book -- or two or three. :lol: Loved the tie dyed t-shirts.

I liked yours too Uschi. So did you beat your table tennis partner while wearing it? I'm reading a Philip Kerr right now. I think if you like Michael Connelly you might like him too.

Darla good luck with the purging. You too Lulu. I try, but I sort of get half way (well maybe not half) and something else come up and I need to divert away. When I come back the "stuff" seems to have multiplied like rabbits.

Gail happy birthday to your SIL.

Annie I warn them that if they trip me up while making their breakfast they won't get any. Never stops them. :rolleyes: Seems you and Roger managed to get the new mattress in place though. :D The cats are enjoying it as much as you are.

Well must get the day going here. So :wave: :wave: to all and a big



08-24-2013, 02:09 PM
Trip went fine as rain almost stopped and quite warm too.


08-24-2013, 02:48 PM
Hi Bill, Darla....I woke up the same way, Darla, hope yours has gone, mine generally goes with the caffeine.....

Kay, that's the creative process, I hope you are enjoying it anyway :)

Good that the weather improved, Geoff. No worries about that here, warm for a week now, apparently.

Ellen in Ont
08-24-2013, 06:17 PM
I managed to get some photos of my scarves by lying them on the hammock. I don't want to bore anyone so just skim past if you're not interested. :D

blue scarves
yellow scarves
pink scarves
green scarves
multi coloured (and one monochromatic - I need to make more of these)
and painted scarves (using a resist like masking fluid and the dyes like watercolour)
Hope I didn't bore you all. I won't show any more because I have about 100 more to make. :rolleyes:

08-24-2013, 07:08 PM
Hello All,
Char, LynnM and Uschi - thanks for the encouragement to join in. I am not shy just painfully hesitant at allowing others to see my “lost somewhere in the universe-ness.” At my best the solid world is an ethereal place of beauty and at my worst the furniture jumps out and leaves 3 inch bruises on my thighs. Elements of time are shimmering bubbles in my life, floating about and rarely captured.

Your stories all delight me, touch me deeply (Henry & Leslie, Lyn), and the world seems well ordered when geoff/shipbroker starts off the day.

At times the English-English creates interesting mental pictures. I was sure Doug’s “torch” ignited a paper bonfire within his printer leaving a charred plastic husk.

It has been said Einstein could not walk around the block without getting lost. I hold onto that as evidence that not all intelligence requires you to be spatially & directionally aware. My family is absolutely adamant that I may not go on a trip to Florence, my heart’s desire, alone. They claim I will get lost and they will never find me again. I am a bit more confident of my skill set than they are.

Good directional sense is not always a benefit. If I had been able to find my way back to the art academy I was studying at, in China in 1986, I would never had that mystical afternoon and early evening in the area Marco Polo called “Heaven on Earth.” I would not have run into that young English speaking Dutch man, with the mesmerizing blue eyes, who showed me the wonders of an unmolested Buddhist temple in Communist China; and brought me on a magical misty boat ride as the sun began to say its goodbyes, enveloping the world in a shrouded spray of soft golds, oranges, and lusciously deep hues of dusky purple. As we reached the teahouse it became burnished by the setting sun and as the last licks of light floundered our tongues were enraptured with the essence of the local flower blossom tea.


Ellen - All the colors and patterns of your scarves are delightful to roam one's eyes across. Thanks for posting your pictures.

08-24-2013, 07:54 PM
Lovely scarves, Ellen, so many of them, you are a hard worker!

Nice to see you in again, Nancy....and thank you for those lovely images, your creativity is expressed in words this time :)

08-24-2013, 08:31 PM
Just a quick note to tell Ellen that her scarfs are beautiful. No wonder, the museum wants to sell them in their shop. You just might have started a new business!

Welcome Nancy. I was spellbound by your story of China. Now I must know did you part after the sunset or did you continue a relationship?

I did my laundry and finished a Zentangle for one of my mom's caretakers. My energy level has gotten a little higher. I think the remains of the cortizone are finally leaving my body. Watching the Cowboys lose in the first half hour. Amazing--especially since this is the first string playing.

Everyone have a wonderful Sunday. Only one more week at work and then we have a long weekend at a local casino. :) It's husband's family reunion. Everyone stays at a campground, we stay at the casino.

08-24-2013, 08:35 PM
Nice to see you in again, Nancy....and thank you for those lovely images, your creativity is expressed in words this time :)

Nancy, yes, thanks to you I also saw that vision -BEAUTIFUL!!! I hope you stay a while:thumbsup:

Ellen, those scarves are truly GORGEOUS!!!! You have indeed been busy:)

I'm reading a Philip Kerr right now
Kay, duly noted, thank you!!!! Right now I am about half way through Stephan Cannell's books and, of course, the Tshirt helped me win:)

Which reminds me, I forgot to thank all of you who said nice things about my Tie Dye experiment! Many thanks go to the nice people on You Tube who showed me how to do it.

It was a gorgeous day, spent much of it under my arbor reading and the Phlox smells so strongly that at times I thought I was sitting in a lilac grove - delicious.

Also bought a gift certificate for my younger DIL whose birthday was a couple of days ago. Will give it to her tomorrow morning when I go and watch her and my sons playing baseball. Ended the day by going to Harvey's for a loaded hamburger:)

Thinking of Henry and Lesley, Hap and Anne and, of course, Lyn :crouphug: and best wishes to all of you!!

:wave: Uschi

08-24-2013, 08:40 PM
Hi! :wave: we're back and it seems :crossfingers: so is the Wash.
It's been a hectic couple of weeks. First (ok I was going to say "The Reunion" but we did have to get there, driving through half of California, all of Nevada and Wyoming, and then a tiny bit of Nebraska. Let me tell you Nevada and Wyoming are NOT our most beautiful States, not bad but.....well not of a lot of green unless you count sagebrush. Getting ready for the event was Jack and Jerry's problem and there were a few but it all worked out. Really a lovely time had by all. Then we drove down to visit with his former boss, and I did enjoy that, and their dog decided my lap was the best place to cuddle, when everyone was standing.

Did not see the Nephew and grandnephew, as the grandnephew had a fever of 104.
Now back at home having driven through the same states, but this time we did get rain, in Colorado.

So glad to be home!

Oh Nevada was full of smoke from the Yosemite fires :crying:

08-24-2013, 09:40 PM
ELLEN! top row, blue and green on the far right of the photo. LOVE that one!
::waving to all:: will be over 100 all week.... yummy

knee still botched....think it's a tendon in the back as it only hurts there when I stand from sitting, and only for a moment until it works out it kink, then it's fine. Blimey!

Fresh Italian bread out of the oven for tomorrow. I MUST find something to paint that inspires me to pick up the brush.

Photo job last week went well, work this week too.

Western fires are making our moon a lovely orange, but filling the days with a sickly haze.

hugs to the broken and ailing.

08-24-2013, 10:06 PM
Ellen, your scarves are beautiful!! Fell in love with the pink and white scarf on the far left and the multi-colored one fourth from the left!! You can tell that you love what you are doing right now!! Show more!! :D


08-25-2013, 01:21 AM
Wonderful scarves Ellen, unlimited scope for your artistic talent.
At times the English-English creates interesting mental pictures. I was sure Doug’s “torch” ignited a paper bonfire within his printer leaving a charred plastic husk.
:lol: Yes another example of a language divided. Lovely story Nancy.

Uschi are those the phlox that you are always rooting out? ;)

Dangerous fires around Yosemite :eek:

I MUST find something to paint that inspires me to pick up the brush.

Why not try a trumpet, shiny brass is a skill you will never regret learning.