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Decorating, Sam I am...

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Martha's Game ofThankful

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T here once was a turkey who thought his breed had been framed!! H e knew Pilgrims with Indians all feasting just had to be blamed! A be Lincoln, tho, declared the first sumptuous repast in Eighteen Sixty-three... N ow, a yearly tradition has one that is pardoned; Tom is set free!! K itchens are warm; filled with savory aromas and spice... F amilies gather as generations before. It's all so nice! U niversal giving and offers of thanks, our table is all set! L ove and Laughter, Tom stuffed to the brim. 'Tis the season...no better can it get!!!

Magee Beach...

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The morning was mild, the wind was a bit brisk, and the channel was choppy. But it was pleasant when I walked the beach! Not only many small shells washed ashore, [I was wishing I could find a shark's tooth like Martha did!] but I spotted several washed up starfish! I grabbed one on the way back after I finished my walk and took it home. After it dried for a couple of days, I then took a soft bristled toothbrush and cleaned the sand off, then soaked it in a bleach and water solution. It's now sitting on the counter next to all my sand dollars and crucifix fish carcass. They're called crucifix fish because the skeleton resembles Christ at the cross. I did a search on my blog table of contents and found a link to a previous post: See here . Anyway, a pleasant day all the way around. On the way home I stopped at the farmer's market and bought mangoes and some freshly baked cranberry/orange muffins.... ...and the one I took home with me:

Hilltop Community

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I got a late start on Friday morning's walk. There was a predicted dense fog for the early morning hours I usually leave. So I waited. I've driven in fog so much here of late, I just didn't want to on this particular day. Mainly since the highway I planned on taking has been under construction for the last 6 years and the TXdot [Texas Department of Transportation] has narrowed the old highway quite a lot [most drivers do NOT slow down thru the work zone either].  The thing is, waiting too long, the sun beating down on the trails, makes for a hot walking time. I cut it short again. For two reasons, the heat was nearing 80 degrees already, AND this particular fitness trail complex had a covid testing facility open at the hour I arrived, so crowds [vehicles] everywhere. Even tho I could get around them, and get to the trail, I had no patience for it. I made the walk short just in case MORE of those wanting tested didn't block me in by walking too long. Besides, th

Too Lazy to Blog...

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It's been a while since I've done a blog post. Either busy or not home, or even just plain lazy and not wanting to be online for any longer than it takes me to visit other bloggers over the phone and not even booting up the laptop. I thought I'd catch up a bit on the here and now. Actually, there isn't that much going on around Hootin' Anni's. Walking has been shortened to one or two days a week the past couple of weeks. One afternoon I had an appointment to get the oil changed in the car; much needed. When the car was done, I got in to drive home, and the odor of disinfectant was near lethal inside. They shoulda warned me. I've been reading a bit, made a full batch of white chocolate almond bark. I whipped out a large batch of veggie lasagna to eat and have an evening of leftovers, then froze the rest for the future. I've also been doing some menial chores that have been long ignored; fixing some clothes [a much hated job of work], cleaning cl

...Foggy Morning, Continued...

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All the shared photos below are still of the foggy Thursday morning walk at the park along the river bank and in the wooded area. It shows quite a lot of color change on some leaves [which we don't see often here]. I thought it was exceptionally pretty with the misty atmosphere, the quiet gray-green current of the river, and a favorite of mine...the Spanish Moss!  Along the trail I also went into a dense area that has a viewing  platform nestled in the woods on the large pond shoreline and sighted a Green Kingfisher, silent in the murky air.  So, we continue with the woods, the fall colors, the deer, and even a dew-laden web... If you missed part one, click HERE ...and a few more critters: