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"America's future is not written by our enemies... America's future is written by our heroes."
~9/11/2018 * Patriots' Day




The Colors of September...

COLORS



It's getting close to Autumn by the calendar [here a change of seasons is quite a bit later in the year than most experience], and it's already past the midpoint of September!! Of course, I look forward to this time of year 'cause the humidity drops drastically from the summer months, and the nighttime and daytime temperatures are much more bearable  [We're not quite there yet, but soon will be!!] Out walking in the last couple of weeks, I took these photos: THE COLORS OF SEPTEMBER....

Take note: You may see the brown anole [lizard] and you may see a Wilson's Warbler in a couple of the photos in the entire post...can you spot them?







SPORTS


My two favorite sports teams, The Denver Broncos, and The Houston Astros made for a very enjoyable weekend this past week...The Broncos whipped the Dallas Cowboys 42-17!!! And, best of all, I got to watch the game on our big screen TV with the antenna on FOX!! Even with the weather delay of about an hour or so, the game was fun to watch...of course it would've been a disaster if the score was just the opposite. lol Then, The Astros clinched the AL West yesterday with the score 7-1 against the Mariners....the first time for them as members of the AMERICAN LEAGUE.

Exciting stuff!!

Images courtesy of Google Images



WEATHER


The past week, it's been hot, humid and absolutely break out in sweat kinda days!!! Step outdoors and clothes are soggy in no time! But, this morning, as I drove to North Padre Island, I was surprised there was wet freeway in spots here and there. There is predicted rainfall in our area for the next few days; intermittent which means just that...you can be under blue sky and the next minute you're under a micro-burst! Which happened to me as I was driving home from my walk along the beach at Packery Channel. Speaking of Packery Channel [it's for small craft, not ships the size of tankers!]....from Hurricane Harvey back in August, the landscaping in this area has been changed drastically. I got pictures!! That'll probably be my NEXT blog entry. Stay tuned.

...and the active hurricanes out in the Atlantic hasn't slowed down any!!  Those residents on the Islands in the Caribbean Sea...I feel for them and hope they're spared any more terrific damages from Maria.





31 comments :

  1. Your first plant looks like mint. I have heard that we are in meteorological fall, but not true fall yet. I looked and looked and could not find the little lizard or the bird, drat! I am coming back later and will let you know if I find them.

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    1. Now that you mention mint, I think the same...but don't know for sure.

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  2. I found the bird but not the lizard!
    It's been hot here the last several days and will cool off the day we go back home! In faith, I'm going to put fresh clean flannel sheets on the bed for our return in October - trusting that te weather will be cooler!
    My daughter, Summer, is in Puerto Rico and they are bracing for a direct hit from Marie sometime on Wednesday. I am praying for them to be safe. They are in a concrete house on a hill 56 feet above sea level. They are as prepared as possible.....but I won't have peace until that storm is past. Summer tried to leave the island but no extra flights were being scheduled as they did when Irma came through.

    We listened to the game on the radio yesterday. Would have been too painful to watch since we are Cowboy fans.....

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    1. Ever since they beat the Broncos in the super bowl many many years ago, I can honestly say I don't like the cowboys. lololol

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  3. I am so glad to see all those beautiful flowers after the hurricane hit over there it shows hope and we are so hot here it's just like what you said you step outside your coated then sweat Idol in the AC as much as possible and I am so thankful that we kept our AC during the storm. We are watching Maria as she appears to be following the same path as hurricane Irma. I just read part of your post to my husband and he's broken hearted because he's the number one Cowboy fan and I told him the Broncos beat them he likes the Broncos when they're not playing the Cowboys due to no Television Internet or phone he missed all the ball games and all the drag races and all the NASCAR

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    1. We were lucky enough to be able to get out of the house, onto the streets and go shopping where there was A/C. Next season, to be sure, I'm gonna have a generator.

      Glad seeing you, you stay safe and don't overdo with repair and clean up...take things easy you two.

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  4. Pretty pics as usual! I can't find the bird or the lizard though. It's been warm here too.

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    1. By your photos of your day trips....it looks beautiful in Michigan!!!

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  5. Found the bird, but not the lizard. Sneaky, little dude.

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    1. He's almost the same color as his surroundings!! Look again. lol

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  6. Anni,
    beautiful pics as usual!!! I found both the bird and lizard love those anoles, when we lived there had a green one his name was larry as in larry the lizard. He came to OK with us and didn't like that far of a move, :( :( thanks for sharing. Finally figured out my blog

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    1. I am rushibg over to pay a visit!

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  7. Beautiful flowers and grasses.

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  8. Aww so you are a sports fan. Not me, but my deceased husband really liked to watch the Dallas Cowboys. Back then they played on Sunday afternoon I think it was so I would mow the grass while he watched them. Looks like your flowers survived the storm really well, very pretty.

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    1. Well, a sports fan in a way...not AVID. Just the Broncos and the Texans and the Astros!!

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  9. Pretty flowers. I guess I'm not too observant today though because I didn't see the anole or the warbler

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    1. Hey, you're on vacation...no time to check for lizards and birds...get out and enjoy your time off of work!!

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  10. I looked and looked but no luck. Glad to see from the previous comments I'm not alone Glad to hear you're getting a little rain and hope the weather gets more comfortable for you. Maria is pounding Puerto Rico, I her. :-(

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    1. It certainly has been a busy few weeks for hurricanes and tragically lots of damage. Hope the season simmers down very soon.

      I'll get the 'answer' photos posted on my next post.

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  11. Is the first picture one of mint? Yes, I did find the lizard there and the bird in the Mexican Petunia. I love your flower pictures! Football? Nope. Stay cool and comfortable.

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    1. Someone else, I think it was Ginny, that mentioned it looks like mint. Perhaps it is. I never stopped to check it out, I was watching the lizard more. lol

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  12. I bet the landscape has changed! How are you a Broncos and Astros fan, lol? The Astros were so bad and the butt of everyone's jokes for so long but they did pick up in the last year or so didn't they? They look good now but will they get past those Indians? Interesting they have similar away records but no crazy winning streak like Cleveland. Anyway, your photos are bursting with fall colors and I hope you find a way to cope with the weather. Can you believe we are heading for hot and humid and 90 degrees here in WI?

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    1. I grew up near Denver, now retired to the Texas coast. Explains my passion for the Broncos. lol

      Yes, I just hope they remain 'hot' and go all the way, but I doubt it. They always seem to drop quickly in playoff games and world series.

      Unbelievable that it's gonna be THAT hot in WI!!! Whoa.

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  13. Ok, I got it now. Don't know what I was thinking getting Padre Island mixed up with Sanibel Island since I've been to Padre and not Sanibel. I think the heat is getting to me. I bet a lot of people are rooting for the Astros or as my nephews and I call them, "The Rastros." (Jetsons reference.)

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    1. I remember the Jetsons!!! lol

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  14. Lovely once again. Takes a sharp eye.:)

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  15. I saw the lizard right away but had to expand the view for the other!

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