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The Heat is ON!!!

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There were 5 days in a row with heat advisories this week. I've been staying indoors past the hour of 10 a.m. And, I must add, I'm getting tired of using my stationary bike and reading. LOL I wanna be outdoors more, walking, birding, enjoying the air.  Sure, I'm getting the exercise and burning calories, counting the bike activity with my phone app and getting up to near 5 to 7 miles a day.  I started reading the one 'new' book I found at Half Price Books. "Wesley The Owl". I tellya, I seriously did NOT want to put the book down. I'm an animal lover for the most part...to be honest, there are slithery animals that are not included here...like snakes...but Wesley? . . . He's a Barn Owl. This is a story that'll make you laugh, giggle out loud, expand your curiosity, cry, bawl, turn the next page and fall in love with him!! Stacey O'Brien, the author, tells the story. But Wesley is the character that will melt your soul with a lite

Odds & Ends...

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...literally!! Sometimes, I really really wonder just why I photographed something....being that it's an odd subject. Like these two that follow. The odd ones. The first one, it's an old, abandoned in the bay, boat. Of course, occasionally, I see birds perching on the dilapidated and rotting wood craft, like it was meant to be there, for them. I really find it odd that it's not been removed from the water after all this time!! Then, the 2nd image of an old rusted spike: why did I take time to snap a photo of it? Don't ask me. Maybe 'cause I thought it uniquely attractive in composition?!! By golly, I think I hit the nail on the head!!! ODDS-- Then, these. At least I can figure out the whys here! Two cute rear ends!!! Yet, the first one could probably also be considered an oddity! At least for MY generation. No? Yep, you're right, showing off the underwear and the exposing is part of the age-old style of teens. Typical. BUTT, cute. At

Sunday, Sunday...

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It's all about walking, birding, and exercising here of late. I have been getting up early to beat the heat and find from pre dawn in the yard, to heavenly cloud formations, it can change the day's perspective. For instance: ---Silhouetted fence slats just before sunrise--- ---to tree leaves pirouetting against the puffs of cotton clouds--- [notice a small trailing leaf/frond from the tree falling to the ground] Bud and I  routinely go out early on Sunday morning for a long walk. This past weekend was no exception. Usually we head for Oso Bay or the islands, but this time, to be different, we walked the two mile stretch along the North Bay area. Part of the park is in the city limits of Corpus while the back stretch is in Portland, Texas [an adjoining town just over the causeway from our city]. Naturally it was a bit warm, but finally not QUITE as humid as it's been the last few weeks ...my weather app on the phone that particular morning was only

...in the Back Yard

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All weekend, I have had to resort to the cellphone for internet access. The desktop computer and the cable connection worked only a minute or two at a time, then would lose network contact. Today [Monday] a technician from the cable company will be here to hopefully find out what the problem is, and get it fixed!! In the meantime, I am up early and the modem is working so I'll get this post published, but I will probably not be able to repay a visit to the commentors 'til the problem is resolved. OR use the teeny-tiny cellphone monitor which isn't the BEST solution!  Besides, the phone is much slower than cable. Early in the morning just after the sun rises and before leaving the house for the day, I've been trying to keep a sharp eye...and listen for a certain bird that showed up in our yard this week. It's a special bird, and I was hoping that it would return to the feeding stations.  I've seen it for two mornings now, but by the time I get the cam

To the MOON Alice!!! An Historic Day...

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I will update on my cardiologist appointment in my next post...thanks for all the well wishes!!! I have a couple of thoughts...July 20, 1969...do you remember what you were doing?  [If you were around then, that is]  ...and, As Jackie Gleason portrayed Ralph Kramden along with is costar, his character wife, Alice,  on an old TV program...as in OLD....before there were color TVs even!...The program was called The Honeymooners...when he'd get upset with her he'd say:  "One of these days, Alice...one of these days...to the MOON!"  Or something on those lines.  But, the subject of the moon will come in a bit.  For now, I begin with: Counting my steps with my cellphone app, I reached nearly 9000 steps on another seawall trek...I'm not doing the usual distance walking like I do in the winter months...as I've stated before, it's just too humid to walk. Especially when you're downtown, with highrises, asphalt, and heavy traffic holding in the heat ar