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I’ve been swamped with challenges from work again this week so will easily spend much more time lifting a cup of warm wonderfulness at your venue than we will here at mine.
I did want to provide a few updates on previous items, just because they’re fun.
Re: The Accidental Garden. The unknown plant has been identified and is developing into two small green cabbages. The bugs are enjoying them to much so it is doubtful that there will be much left for those of us higher up in the food chain, But the spaghetti squash – wow! That single plant is trying to be noticed by some Hollywood movie makers I think. To date, it is no risk to the local Costco, but with what looks like 15 squashes that are soon going to be harvest-able, we’re going to have enough to have a spaghetti squash party.
We love these so mouths are already watering. Here are some photos. That ruler is 12 inches so I measured several that are between 8-9 inches long. It is annoying how long they take to ripen.
I pulled one out that was no where near ready. Should have reviewed a few articles on them before going with my biased gut. All I did was waste what would have been a good meal.
Re: Our squatting lizards. Their family have stabilized at 3 adults who live behind our brick planter box. They have gotten used to me opening the nearby door and walking out to do various chores. If I move slowly and keep some distance, they’ll sit still and just watch me pass or pause to observe them for a few minutes. All 4inches of them easily blend into the landscape, but I was able to get one new (blurry) shot of one of them. They pretty much hunt and play in most of our back yard each day whenever the sun is out. The problem is, that I rarely walk slowly unless I’m thinking about them and have often almost stepped on them as I turn the corner of the house or hedge and accidentally send them scrambling.
Re: the end is near. I’m uncomfortable with any heat and humidity above 80 degrees, thus each August is tedious. But today, I first heard, then ran around to the SE side of the house to see a huge flock of geese making an early migration flight south. My phone/camera was inside charging so no joy on getting a photo of them. Too bad. There were maybe 30 in the loud formation. I found this shot on google images to give you an idea of what this flock looked like.
So if you’ve had enough of summer here in the NW hemisphere, our geese just announced that the end of summer is well in sight.
Re: writing. I’ve missed writing much this week. Work seems to never stop. My best writing happens in the morning, but that is also when most of my work demands my attention and by the time I’ve done my 8 hours, the last thing I want to do is sit in front of the computer any longer and even if I try, it seems my brains are fried from those same 8 hours and creativity is just about dead.
I have been able to get some cleanup done and have identified some older stories that go back to the days before I had my blog drivers license, and thus were published back before I knew how to make sure a post actually went out.
By snooping around, I found one of my favorites that some managed to see due to 1:1 alerts I sent out. If you’ve enjoyed my first person rowdy stories, you could have easily missed my 10 minute Buckeye Adventure. It tells what can happen when young boys are left in a large field with a fruited buckeye tree, some dead branches and more than enough time to make a huge mess. Can I offer you a quick story to wash down that coffee? Those who have read it tell me that it was a lot of fun. Here’s the link.
Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be over at your venue in just a while. See you there.