Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014


The sky seemed to be on fire last night.

It looked like a huge smoke plume with flames inside it.  But for those who feared a forest fire . . it was only a cloud, backlit by a setting sun.

To the south, a tier of what we used to call "thunder bumpers" were beautifully painted by the same sunset.

When she is so inclined, Mother Nature can put on quite a show.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


SWMBO bought a large bag of limes recently and I had been badgering her about making a Key Lime Pie.  She said she'd been thinking about it.  This went on for a couple of days.  Then yesterday she came into my den and sat down at my computer.  I asked what she was going to do and she said she had found a recipe on the Interwebs for Key Lime Pie and it was so simple that I COULD MAKE IT!

Well now.  A challenge like that can't be ignored.  She said it only had three ingredients, she'd bought a ready-made graham cracker crust and she'd even juice the limes for me.

(Actually she didn't get around to that so I had to do it but that's okay.)

So, here's a picture of Emeril Lagasse's Key Lime Pie (as prepared by me.)

Taste?  To die for.  Thanks, Emeril.

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Now, Sunday morning.

You  know how cats love sunshine, no matter how warm it is?  Judy came into the living room this morning and found Blackwell in the only square of sunshine in the room.  And, he seemed to say, "I'm not sharing!"

By the way, my new header picture could be Blackwell but it's not.

Saturday, August 16, 2014


I think there's nothing . . .

  I say aloud . . .

As be-you-ti-ful

  As a great big cloud.

Okay, sunset.  Bring in some color.


(All photos taken from the passenger seat of a moving car.  Hence some foreground blurriness.)

Friday, August 15, 2014


Gentle Readers, you're in for a treat this week.  Thanks to the kindness of strangers . . well, not strangers, exactly.  Actually good friends.  Anyway I have a plethora (that means a whole lot) of funnies for you this week.  So sit back, relax and prepare to laugh.

First off, one especially for my blogger buddy, Quilted Dogs.  (I hope she's reading today.)

Speaking of the difference between dogs and cats . . .

Staying with that animal theme for a moment . . .

Some of you, I bet, are more than pleased that it's "back-to-school" time of year . . .

Kids should be thankful for all their parents have done for them . . .

After all, it's not easy for "we seniors" these days . . .

And if we make it to the Pearly Gates . . .

Well, as usual, back to the cats . . .

(That one's for Scott of Low and Slow)

And finally, I'm through . . . almost . . .

Thanks to many contributors this week. Have a fantastic weekend, folks, and keep those smiles on your faces.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Somewhere back in the distant past . . taking a spin in the Goodyear Blimp.  A very calm, smooth ride.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014