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Did someone say "Money"?

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CLICK HERE to Join ... a meme where you match photos to song lyrics THE GAMBLER Link : by Kenny Rogers [original, and as far as I'm concerned, the best video!] Photo Credits: A fun one this week...I got out our old fashioned western 'numberless' cards [the way they were in the 'old west' era] and dealt out a winning hand, and a losing hand. "Reading" peoples' faces is a pirate skeleton doll that Bud designed. Train bound for 'nowhere' is a permanently displayed engine in Cheyenne Wyoming [sorry, it's NOT summer...it's a snowy winter day]. The Whiskey is actually iced tea in a Cutty Sark [brand of whiskey] glass. Time for dealing is Bud's old pocket watch...but MY MONEY!! And Jack Daniels poker chips round it all off----- On a warm summer's evenin' on a train bound for nowhere, I met up with the gambler; we were both too tired to sleep. So we took turns a starin' out the window at the darkness 'Til

In the good ol' Summertime....

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Click Wordless Outdoor Wordful Watery to Join In the summertime....it's sun tea time!! I love the imported Green Teas. And we have an Asian Market here in town. This is where I go when I am out of tea. And for some reason, this outing when I bought tea, I failed to READ the box label. And I get home and find it's NOT tea BAGS, but, LOOSE tea. I already had it opened before I realized this, and I wanted to make sun tea. I couldn't possibly even think of returning it once it's been opened. The mother of necessity sunk in. I used a coffee filter, measured out my green tea leaves , tied the filter with a long length of thread...tossed it in the container of water....and voilĂ ....sun tea. With no loose tea residue. Nothing better on a hot summery day, than a tall tall glass filled with huge ice cubes and the wonderful thirst quenching drink!! Oh....and another thing I do sometimes, is to add a drop of mint extract in the water for a more refre

Strawberries 'n' Cream

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Click HERE to join FOLLOW ME TUESDAY linked button found at the end of blog!! Crepe Myrtle trees and bushes in our yard are beginning to bloom!! The bush by our stone bird bath [photos 3 and 4] is the newest...only two years old, the species is called STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM...

Plumbago anyone?

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click Macro button to join ---Linked Mellow Yellow found below--- MACRO MONDAY Blue Plumbago Bush just below my computer room window. - - - MONDAY MORSELS and Only two iris bloomed this Spring... ...the one with Yellow is Japanese Iris, the other is one sent to me as a gift - from DAWN !!! I also realized that yesterday, for my week's summary post, I had neglected to tell about my loss. In the past 6 months, I've been eating way too much and not getting enough work-out, weight control, exercising. So I've started taking the time to measuring and serving up an actual serving size for my meals...in all courses. Can you believe one serving of frozen yogurt is only 1/2 cup?!!! That's torture!! Anyway....I started the regime on Monday this past week, and so far have lost 4 [Sunday night] pounds. I've read and researched ways to deal with the temptations and the pitfalls of dieting. There is one aspect I disagree with and that's that

As long as there's sand...as long as there's sea----

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[CLICK HERE TO JOIN] SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY ---there's shadows everywhere!! Beach, sand and surf... Actually, I think the shadow the sand created behind the 'hill' shows a reclining face...the forehead, a nose and a quite prominent chin! Call me odd. 8:47 a.m. ---Margaret commented it looks like a seagull...with the tail feathers ....YES...yes! I see that now that it's mentioned. SUNDAY'S SUMMARY The past week, I quickly read a teen novel. Yes, you read that right... a teen novel . I saw it on the book shelf at the used book store for a dollar and the subject matter caught my eye. More so, the novel's dust cover. It was really fascinating. There was a younger face, but war zone depictions within the shadows and areas of his 'saddened' facial expression. Then, when I noticed it was about Pearl Harbor and the attack by the Japanese, I was instantly grabbing it to buy. It was a great book. "A Boy at War" is historically

But...but, butt!!!

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[click HERE to join] CAMERA CRITTERS I've been working a bit on hard copy photos from long ago, and scanned several for blogging. This is one of them. I believe these are gazelles. The photo is from the San Diego Zoo. Now, wonder what they're saying to each other? Something like: "I'll never kiss and tell!!!" perhaps? What's a good caption, y'wonder. WEEKEND FUNNIES The Crist family worked at a zoo. Each year they predicted the general luck and overall mood of the year by watching the the gnu. If the gnu's ears were forward, that meant a successful, joyous year was almost certain to happen. But if his ears were laid back flat against his head, it meant that an unlucky or very unhappy year was sure to come. One year it was young Mary's turn to "survey" the animal and come up with the prediction. It was her first time solo, and in her excitement, she forgot to take the key to the cage. She was late in coming to check

Unbelievably True [fictionalized]...

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Join by clicking on Book Blurb Button BOOK BLURB This is the 'book cover' from the week's posted photo. Upon viewing this, the challenge for this meme is to write a blurb [the inside cover flap] that will entice the reader to drop down their VISA on the counter and purchase the book and enjoying it. It's to be either fiction or non-fiction. For all the rules, just click the button above; then, participate!! Here goes--- book title: *:*:HARD CASE EVIDENCE:*:*: In the remote Andes Mountains, Sarah finished her work at the science lab. Five men, and Sarah, were renowned in their field of research. As she took off her lab garments in the decontamination cube...she let loose her dark auburn hair and shook her head to let the strands flow. Brad watched her disrobe through the glass panes. At the kitchen facility, a built-in cellar, below, stored the fresh foods. Sarah made her way. She had planned on a special dessert for the nighttime meal

Nostalgic...

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CLICK HERE to Join ... a meme where you match photos to song lyrics Song Video Link: You Light Up My Life [originally by Debbie Boone] photo credits: nighttime window with lamp reflection, seagull with sun behind it, sunrise and wave drifts, 'light of my life'...Bud. So many nights I sit by my window Waiting for someone to sing me his song So many dreams I kept deep inside me Alone in the dark but now You've come along You light up my life You give me hope To carry on You light up my days and fill my nights with song Rollin' at sea, adrift on the water Could it be finally I'm turning for home? Finally, a chance to say hey, I love You Never again to be all alone You light up my life You give me hope To carry on You light up my days and fill my nights with song You light up my life You give me hope To carry on You light up my days and fill my nights with song It can't be wrong When it feels so right 'Cause You You light up my life