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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dad's Day

Hqppy Dad's Day, Pop! I miss you so much...
Dad, back in '44, and his dad, Romolo, my Pop Pop.

Fathers Day was quiet here. DH was recouping from a nasty fall the night before; a plastic lawn chair that was pushing 15 years old literally exploded out from under him, almost mangling his left hand, and sending large shards of sharp plastic flying in all directions. He fell on his bad hip, and later sustained some minor bruises, but the hip was the worst part.  The sounds that periodically came from the bedroom during the day, were pitiful. 
We hung out together all day and I got a lot done on the Doves in Flight wedding doily.
It's 8 rows from completion; Can you see the doves? :)

I took a break and went outside to see what was popping up in my gardens. I had noticed some bright orange from Tje upstairs guest bedroom window and had to investigate.


I love my petunias, my gift to DH for spotting these cool planters one day



The Prickly Pears will be blooming soon!20110620-095545.jpg

Old Man Thyme

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Igor Gets Loose with The Moose

All those drugs Igor was shot with last Tues, must've wore off; Igor beats the crap out of his Loose Moose that squeeks!








Snow in June...

The weather has been pretty stinky for the last week, with temps in the upper 90's; it even topped 100 by 4:30 pm. So, rumblestorms were a Given. They didn't disappoint us.
@FOX6Weather wanted Tweet Peeps to post storm-related stories and pictures, which inspired my blog muse today.


I'm keeping in touch with DD34 frequently as her Kitteh, Kiki is apparently on a steady decline in health. Kiki is 13 years old, which is not  seriously old, when we hear of other people's cats living into their 20's. Kiki is just a frail child, by nature and so her days are now spent sitting quietly in the same room as CJ, content to just be...
Kiki followed CJ outside today and She got this neat shot of Teh Tube Cat

We hope her remaining days are peaceful and that when she goes to see Ceiling Cat in Kitteh Hebin, they will have good things to talk about. We love you, Sweet Girl XOXO 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Butterfly, don't flutterby without saying HI!

I had a chance encounter with the first butterfly of this season, a perfect Zebra Swallowtail.


The Italian Tub Garden is coming along bellisimo! 20110606-080601.jpgAnd the Bleeding Hearts are just about done

20110606-080919.jpgThe Dames Rockets are absolute eye candy

20110606-081027.jpgwhile a patch of wild Columbines takes over the front window area