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It's all for the birds!........

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Click either button to Join PRESCHEDULED POST because of Hurricane Alex in our neighborhood to the south of us. In case we lose power and or cable--- The two photos, top, a flock of Roseate [pink] Spoonbills and the bottom photo of a White Egret plus two birds in the brush. photos taken near Port Aransas Texas POSTED: Wednesday, June 30th shortly after midnight

Wastin' away again in margaritatomato - ville....

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....Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt!!! Click button to join NOTE: This is a prescheduled post. After the Monday's 5 pm EDT reading of the Tropical Storm Alex update, there is a 99% chance TS Alex'll be a hurricane by morning while I'm still asleep. If the predicted path is anywhere correct, there is a slight possibility that Alex will turn northeast...it's all a guessing game right now but Bud and I will prepare our home and our stash of food and water most of the day tomorrow and be ready for the high winds and rain. The weather channel at 2 pm Monday afternoon warned the entire USA coastal areas that there will be rains...and heavy rains. It shows to be one HUGE system. Likely there will be flooding in town, even if he doesn't dance himself into our city. We are expected to have HIGH surf and lots of wind from this. Perhaps remnants if it turns westerly toward Old Mexico or hits just south of us; the Brownsville Texas area. He's n

so it's root root root for the home team!! BAH HUMBUG

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click button to join Orange Hibiscus taken: our back yard just outside my computer room window END OF MACRO MONDAY to skip the continuation of my Monday entry below, you can COMMENT HERE - - -<><><>- - - A DOUBLE DOSE OF Monday Morsels... So, it's a good thing that they continue with this and make us viewers realize that the #2 hurting now or later is actually heartburn . There for a minute, after the first few words were spoken, "Hi. Number 2 please." "Would you like that to hurt now or later?" I thought it was going to be a commercial for EXLAX™!!! - - -<><><>- - - This past week, I read that a young guy was fired from his stint as a mascot for an MLB franchise because he wrote something derogatory [really, it wasn't] on his Facebook page. What gives? Are we not supposed to have Freedom of Speech these days now? It's against the laws of huge franchises to take word of mou

The simpler the better....

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Sunday Stealing: The Eighty Meme, Part One 1. What curse word do you use the most? #@%$!!!! 2. Do you own an iPod? No 3. What person do you talk to on the phone the most? Son 4. Do you still remember the first person you kissed? Yes 5. Do you remember where you were on 11/9/01? NO 6. What was the last movie you watched? Bourne 7. Has anyone ever called you lazy? No 8. Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep? No 9. Has anyone told you a secret this week? No 10. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? Butts 11. What are you looking forward to? Nothing 12. Do you own any band t-shirts? No 13. What will you be doing in one hour? Dunno 14. Is anyone in love with you? Yes 15. Last time you cried? Laughing 16. Are you on a desktop computer or a laptop? Neither! 17. Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos? No 18. Would you ever date anyone covered in tattoos? No 19. What were y

it's a jungle out there....well, a jungle book author to be sure---

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I'll take you heading NORTH west for 100, Alex---- I figured this little booger would be the first of the Gulf Season. And yes, Alex may be heading our way. The white area shows the probable predicted path he'll take. But, hopefully by Tuesday of next week, he'll make a turn west instead of north as this graph indicated. He's gonna take some watching....hopefully, it'll remain a category 1 if he turns into a hurricane....right now he's a tropical storm, but with wind sheer high enough to be named. Looks like Brownsville and Corpus Christi will perhaps be a target for now...just bears watching. ---- My 6 word Saturday and Camera Critters is just below---SCROLL DOWN. My six words.... TRUTH ISN'T ALWAYS WHAT YOU SEE! The reason I chose these six words is for the fact I read one of Rudyard Kipling's short stories last night. You see, while Bud and I were out walking, I said to him, what we need is a rickshaw and runner to get us

...the shades of summer

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CLICK EITHER BUTTON to join My Sorority Issue is below my Show N Tell SHOW N TELL Just showing off the flowers of this month in full bloom. Oh, and Dawn ? I have another beautiful iris to show again. And there is another one budding! By the way, my dad had iris blooming all Spring and into the Summer months. When he planted them, he would plant just a partial amount, then, wait two weeks, and plant more. This way, they wouldn't all bloom at once. They're beautiful; all thanks to you and your generous gift.... The very last photo is of a newer crepe myrtle tree I planted last year called Strawberries and Cream...its color ranges from deep rich red to rosy pink and off white, cream color. The Strawberries and Cream crepe myrtle is in the back yard while the hot pink and lavender myrtles are in the front yard lining our driveway. Oh, and I almost forgot, in the 5th photo from the top....see if you can find the honey bee?!! - - -<><>

Have you ever wondered?-------

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Click either button to Join THURSDAY 13 1] ---Why shirts/blouses button on opposite sides? Instead of both styles, men's and women's tops button either both on right or both on left? SOME FACTS ON BUTTON STYLES vs. men and women [interesting!!] Personally, I like the long tails on men's shirts and would love to wear them often...but the buttons are on the wrong side!! LOL 2] ---How the guy who cleans snow from the roads with the snowplowing equipment gets to work? 3] ---Why is lemon juice mostly artificial ingredients but dish washing liquid contains real lemons? 4] ---If it's tourist season, why can't we acquire a license to shoot 'em? [kidding!] 5] ---When someone asks you, "A penny for your thoughts," and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny? 6] ---Whatever happened to Preparations A through G? [and I wonder if those experiments were used on animal testing? LOL] 7] ---Why do drugstores

..to know, know know 'em is to love love love 'em---

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Click either button to Join Sunrise at Padre National Seashore Crowds gather - the speaker on Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles Last Wednesday for my outdoor and watery posting I mentioned that Bud and I were going to drive out on the island to the Padre Island National Seashore -National Park. It's a fabulous place. It's gated...as is all national parks...with an entrance gate with a park ranger. Here you can camp, go to a very pristine area of the sand barrier that covers most of the Texas Coast from South Padre Island near the Mexico border by Brownsville, Texas...all the way to Galveston Texas. Each year, they have sea turtle patrols. And each year, the government parks try and preserve all the Kemp Turtle eggs and hatch them in incubators after the nests have been found and gathered, taking them to the reserve area of the park's headquarters here on north Padre Island. You may ask why the reserve is doing this? To preserve the nearly extinct species...