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Capt. CRUNCH & MUNCH

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A Dining Monarch caterpillar - Botanical Gardens in town CONNECTING TO: - - - MONDAY MORSELS NBA VS NFL Even if you aren't a Sports Fan this is Very Interesting! **************** 36 have been accused of spousal abuse 7 have been arrested for fraud 19 have been accused of writing bad checks 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses 3 have done time for assault 71, I repeat, 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges 8 have been arrested! for shoplifting 21 currently are defendants in lawsuits, 84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year ! Can you guess which organization this is? Is it the NBA Or NFL? NOT SURE? Scroll down.... Neither!!!! It's the 535 members of the United States Congress . The same group of idiots that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line. Amazing facts,

...shadows, scenic sunday, AND our 'new' patio

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I see a lot of this 'sport' lately. Well, since the waves and curls are not big here in the Gulf, this one makes more sense than trying to ride the surf like they do in Hawai'i. In fact I get a big 'kick outta' the energy the surfer dudes have down here. It's NOTHING compared to Hawai'i!! Okay...so, the 'new' sport I have witnessed on the water lately is called Paddle Surfing. Looks like fun [if you don't have a fear of water...lol]. What you have is your surf board, and an oar. Like the ones you use for kayaking/row boats....swim out far, get up on your board, and use the oar to ride the waves. Very seldom do the waves get huge around here. so it just seems like a 'brilliant' idea. Here are a couple of Scenic Sunday images...both have paddle surfers [dark figures in the distance -3 paddle surfers in the top photo] and one--who is dressed in a white shirt near the shoreline, is fishin' along with one paddle surfer off to th

Madam Butterfly...

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April Photo Hunter subjects: 7th ~ Awesome 14th ~ Sturdy 21st ~ Reflect 28th ~ Texture As I mentioned earlier in another post, the Botanical Gardens here in town, a couple of years ago, began building a new "Butterfly House" with donations from its memberships. This past month, they opened it to the public, and Bud and I had to go through it. The area was filled with beautiful, blooming, flowers of all colors, stone pathways, fountains, and of course...butterflies. Even a few morphing chrysalis, some caterpillars of a couple of monarchs. All in a rainbow of assorted colors, sizes and shapes------- First...butterfly attracting flowers in bloom and the butterfly fountain [in iron and stone, smooth glossy, polished textures ]: ...then, the butterflies I spotted: ...this little booger didn't want to help me out in any way---I had a heckuva time getting a photo of its purple wings OPEN. As I was checking out the last stage of morphing, t

Flag, Flamingo, Fragments, Flim-flam and FINALLY

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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE AMERICAN FLAG?!! Take this 12 question quiz <- link [multiple choice] Here is my score. I got ten out of twelve correct. Not bad, considering some questions were about 'names' of people associated with it. [that's my excuse, and I'm stickin' to it!!] I'm thinking this year, the 'flamingo is "in" for home decor. Everywhere I go to shop for little trinkets and or craft projects, the flamingo is everywhere!! From the cutest, whimsical cake plates to stuffed flamingos, or maybe salt and pepper shaker sets. At Hobby Lobby you can even carry the flamingo fetish from indoor to your outdoor decorative things!! Like, metal flamingo statuaries. [there is such a word as 'statuary' isn't there? Blogger spell check says differently. I think it is a word. Maybe not] ...but yesterday, at Dollar Tree, THEY even had 'em. Pink...as in famingos...what does the color pink mean? It can be used to show chi

The Wings to Fly

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Want to spread my wings and fly Away into the sky How I dream to be so free No more sadness no more pain No more anger no more hate How I dream to have those wings and fly into the sky If now, I could grant my wish I'd wish to have those wings Those wings just like the birds That fly up in the air So high up in the air With feathers bright and fair No wealth nor power can make My heart filled with such joy Want to spread my wings and fly Away into the sky How I dream to be so free No more sadness no more pain No more anger no more hate How I dream to have those wings and fly into the sky Want to spread my wings and fly Away into the sky How I dream to be so free No more sadness no more pain No more anger no more hate How I dream to have those wings and fly into the sky I'd fly with those wings.... Thursday Theme Song where you match lyrics to photos or visa-versa. CONNECTING TO: Song lyrics sung by Susan Boyle at this link: http://www.youtube.com/wat