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...take time to smell the roses

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Click button to join A rose by any other name... to be artificial or not to be artificial.. that is the question! "I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

a different kind of shell game...

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click Macro button to join Clam Shell [and others] drying on the patio after being cleaned in order to bring inside to add to my apothecary jars filled with seashell finds [yes, that is a coconut in the background] If you'd like to skip over my Monday Morsels below, you can leave a COMMENT NOW - - -<><><>- - - This is definitely a 'feel good' story that's come across the 'net. Tho it's heart wrenching to begin, the fact that some 30+ miners in Chile; trapped for nearly two weeks are all alive!! 2300 feet below the ground surface. When the report came up that "All 33 of us are well inside the shelter," ---it sent chills through my soul!! I can only imagine the strife, the fading hopes of all the family members as they awaited the outcome and the news. The worry. The sleepless nights. The tears. And then, the joy and relief of knowing they're well and all is accounted for...it just made me a happy lady!

...all in due time

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This week's outdoor activities came to a screeching halt for me. I try to do my walking each day, rain or shine, hot or cold. But Tuesday morning I was outside with Bud and happened to feel a prickly bite near my left knee. And the itch was very aggravating. All day long and into the nighttime hours; trying to sleep. OTC allergy meds didn't help at all. Besides, I'm a little leery of combining those with the R x drugs I take for the heart...don't want to deal with ER and any adverse reaction to it all. Next morning it felt somewhat better....we went shopping. The longer I was on my feet, the worse I felt. Got home and changed from Capris to my shorts and the knee, below the knee, above the knee...it was so swollen!! So the past few days, I've tried to stay off the feet as much as I could. The humongous swelling has gone down somewhat, I can once again see the kneecap...but the itch is still unbearable. The only thing that is really helping this time i

a tiger by the tail? No....a tale of two cities? No----

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---would you believe a TALE of TWO TAILS? Yep, you betcha [wink]....OR-R-R!-------- CAMERA CRITTERS Tails of Two Cities -the Brownsville, Harlingen area of Texas - - -<><><>- - - MY 6 WORDS: Visiting animal reserves can be adventurous! - - -<><><>- - - WEEKEND FUNNIES * NOTE: COMIC STRIP USED WITH PERMISSION according to this written agreement . In part: Use by a private individual, not for commercial gain, at one URL for a period of up to 1 year, where that URL is part of a blog, a personal page on a social networking website or a posting on a web forum. A blog is defined as a regularly updated weblog, updated at least weekly and presented in a "diary" format sorted by date. It may be hosted on the user's own web server, or through a third party blogging service such as Blogger.com. CREDIT REQUIRED: YES LICENSE FEE: XXXX [NONE] Copyright in this image is owned by the original artist, rights to reproduce

We're-re-re-re off to see the Wizard.........

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CLICK BUTTON to join I thought I'd 'kill two birds with one stone' today and show you the refinished frame [the one I mentioned that was free at the antique mall...remember?] and along with the frame, I finished the pencil sketch of the Wizard of Oz characters and matted it; placing it in the said frame--- Here I am, beginning the sketch -starting in the middle with Dorothy, and, to the right, working on the scarecrow's hat. Below those two photos are cropped close-ups of [in order] The Cowardly Lion, The Wicked Witch, The Tin Man, Scarecrow, DOROTHY. Then, the frame, I sanded it down to the wood, and then painted it black all around...on top of the black, I painted it silver...then 'distressed' it in spots going back to show a partial black and bare wood. Glossed it up. After that was dried, I added the "OZ" that I had done in all black. The matte is supposed to "represent" the yellow brick road in color. In real time, it IS mor

...remember a guy named Boone? Pat Boone?

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CLICK HERE to join!! The Thursday ThemeSong is a new meme [now the 3rd week]! And, it's been quite fun to have participants. I've visited all the ones that have played along, and the talents and ideas are stupendous! Do consider joining in. It's a simple concept. Just take lyrics of any song that has been written and recorded and match pictures to coincide with the lyrics. The rules and the Mr. Linky are found by clicking the button above! Now, my song/lyrics choice this week is---- On a day like today... We pass the time away... ...writing LOVE LETTERS in the sand---- How you laughed when I cried Each time I saw the tide Take our love letters from the sand photos top to bottom: Tugboat pushing barge [C C Port of Call Channel] clock [obviously] L-o-v-e ♥Letters♥ in the sand...Luby Park Beach on Padre Island LYRICS: sung by Pat Boone [ LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND ]

...where the buffalo roam

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Click either button to Join This circular fountain is located in the cultural center hub of the city. At night the water is lighted. It's all in an open area, yet walking around and through the entire section, it's beautifully shaded with palms and those wonderful, 'weeping' mesquite trees!! The building to the right, with the 'pyramid' roofing, is the Art Museum. [to the left and unseen would be the Science and History Museum] Behind the bronze 'framed' buffalo statue in the background is the area of across the Port Channel with the Texas Aquarium. In front of the fountain [also unseen] would be the Selena Auditorium and the Sports Center complex. From the complex and across the section of land is the Harbor Playhouse...obviously for attending live performances of musicals, etc. And behind that, across the street is the Ballet Center. The Corpus Christi large baseball complex for the Houston Astros' farm team is only blocks aw

...don't go for all the hype is what I say!!

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Click button to join - - - MY TASTE REVIEW: I will normally try anything new. At least once. Especially when it comes to 'foods' experimenting. Seeing this advertised once on TV recently, and being at the grocery store the other day, I decided to toss a bag of it in the cart and do a taste test. Now, granted, I do LOVE the Twizzlers Strawberry red licorice ropes. And I can 'stomach' the black licorice made by the same company. They once came out with chocolate flavored licorice and it didn't go over well. In fact, I haven't seen it on the stores' shelves in ages. Anyway, the candy manufacturer came out with their newest 'brilliant' concoction...rainbow Twizzlers. With watermelon, lemon, orange, grape, blue raspberry and the red strawberry. I bite into the blue raspberry...."GAG"...it tasted like soap. No really, there is a residue taste that is so close to a detergent odor and even the taste, and it lingers. One bite,

Water - in moderation, can't hurt anyone....

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click Macro button to join Leaflet of a Palm frond... [Areca Palm] ...with water droplet from the sprinkler system [not rain!] This week, being the 100th Macro Monday we were encouraged to find something with 100 in it...I'm thinking there are 100 leaf blades in this photo...combining ALL the leaves. - - -<><><>- - - IN SO MANY WORDS:---- In a conversation of sorts through commenting to each other online, the other person said to me: "We all deserve to be admired, respected, and appreciated...recognized" I in turn said: "But, we, as the human species, are not perfect." Meaning, no one is perfect in any way shape or form. I can't see in the near future anyone being perfected enough to recognize, admire, respect and appreciate each and every soul on the face of the earth. Realizing later, after the fact, that the one I had this conversation with, was thinking of their past; the abusive relationship of l

...it slowly moves along

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Again, this week just flew by. It's been so hot in the afternoons that I tend to sit on my touche way too much. The only outdoor time I've had is early in the morning hours. Walking, then getting back home and trying to keep all the flowers, trees, and bushes alive during a drought period and the inferno. If it weren't for the humidity around here, I'd think I was still living in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona! The past month the sun has been white hot!! The heat index has been anywhere from 100 to 110. [Those kinds of temps are normal summertime temps we had in Tucson without the humidity factored in; and yes, Tucson has high humidity during the summer monsoon season to where the indices shoot up above 120 degrees Fahrenheit] Yet, everyone else [the smaller towns on the outskirts of Corpus] is getting rain showers...not us'ns!!! For the last couple of weeks I've been keeping a close 'eye' on the tropical depression #5 along the coast of t

Ben Franklin once said something similar...

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My 6 words: While pursuing happiness...You CATCH it!! CAMERA CRITTERS A WOODLAND SKIPPER in a duranta blossom taken: Back yard - - -<><><>- - - WEEKEND FUNNIES It's just a question that has surfaced this week in our conversations betwixt him and me: " If a man is in a forest talking to himself with no women around, is he still wrong?" Of course... I was accused of being snide...better snide than wrong I always say. [insert wink here]

...do you recognize this man?

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Height: between 5'3" - 5'5" Dark Hair Blue Eyes Donning a 'toothbrush mustache' [Hitler style] Seen wearing hobo cloths carrying a crooked cane - - - CLICK BUTTON to join Lately, the theme of Gone With the Wind of the master bedroom decor---has expanded to MOVIES galore! In the last couple of years I have received gifts and purchased other items such as the new Johnny Depp's Alice in Wonderland, Casablanca ink sketch, Corpse Bride dolls, Titanic's Rose Doll, toys from Shrek, Cars, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Even gone as far as Kung Fu Panda...well, my last item pertaining to the cinema is none other than an additional doll. This time it was in a clearance bin at the used book store we frequent at least once a week. Truth be told, I've seen this at the very same store for months and even tho it was priced 'half price' I thought it was still kinda costly at $25. Never to buy it, but always wanting it. While Bud was over at the