Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Garden in August


With the horrid 90 degree temps and precious little rain the garden was more of a weed patch.  I am not going out in 90+ degrees and I won't ask anyone else to.  Finally there was a break in the temps and I called the friend who weeds with me.  NOW, I decided, I can take a photo or two (or 20).
Spartan Rose

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A Gathering of Grannies

At The Digital Scrapbook Place there is a forum started years ago with a poem about the love of a grandmother.  From that beginning has sprung one of the most active forums on the web.  No, they aren't all Grandmothers ...some are "grannies-in-training", grannies of fur babies, and whoever wants to jump in and get acquainted.  The Grannies are from coast to coast in the United States, Australia, and a few other places like South Africa, Iceland, Holland, England, and one from Oman in the Mid-East.
Just the Grannies
The family from Oman was taking a month-long vacation in the US, this year.  They were staying with another Granny in Indiana so coming a few hours to where I live was natural.  They would stay with me for a week to soak up the Automobile atmosphere of the area.

Soon other Grannies were asking if they could visit, too, and meet our dear friend.  Some of us had met them several winters ago in a Salt Lake City gathering.  Soon a Great Granny Get-Together was planned and there were RVs, guest rooms, and a nearby motel all being utilized.

There were 11 "Grannies" and a total family count of 20.
The Grannies and their families
For that whole week, I never heard ONE negative word.  When one husband who was not there asked whatever we DID, his wife answered "Sat around and adored each other."  That about sums up the whole week, although there were treks to local restaurants, boat rides, and a bonfire introducing the gang to the neighbors.

A Field of Gold

What do you do when you see a field of gold?  Why, pull off the highway and take a couple of photos, of course!
 There wasn't really time for me to climb the fence (even if I COULD at 74 years of age) so I had to settle for these photos.
No, this photo is NOT sideways.  The flowers seem to folow the sun and at this time the sun wasn't overhead yet.

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I am a retired Middle School Science teacher from Michigan spending 4 months each winter in Florida and learning about a whole new world.
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