Mending…

DSCN2721.JPG           Still blooming…

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This is Tuesday in a nut shell for Wednesday October 30th…

I sit here writing about my day as it is.. I am feeling less sick to my stomach, but still am challenged with the energy problem.. Got no giddy up and go yet.. I now have a sore throat, and a bit of a cough and, with that comes the run away drip of the sinuses.. Is this the sign of getting better, or is this just the beginning of something worse? I ate today and that’s a positive sign of recovery.. I like the sounds of that.. The drippy nose is such a bother.. I’m almost ready to pack my nose with Kleenex to keep it from dripping.. Oh, what a glamorous gal I would be sporting nose plugs.. Can you imagine?? I know I will get better.. But time is the problem.. I did not have a nap today, and my eyes are feeling heavy.. Guess early bedtime will be my norm for this evening, as it was the last night.. I want to send out healing vibes to anyone who needs them.. I wish you a speedy recovery.. 🙂 Get better soon Wendy.. 🙂

DSCN2713.JPG        All my plants are still blooming…

I chance to say that the plants in the garden are not ready to give up yet.. I just hope the snowy rain we are to have this weekend, does not kill them off on me.. ;(  If I remember correctly the snow and cold came early last November.. I’m wishing the cold weather away till Christmas day.. I wonder if I will get my wish.. I believe in thinking hard enough and it will happen.. Doesn’t always work, but it gives me a reason to hope.. Miracles do happen if you believe..

DSCN2725.JPG     The beauty in the color red…

Halloween is only a day away as of Wednesday.. The children will be out there crossing streets, and darting out between parked cars.. Watch out for them, and keep your eyes open and your speed down.. Let’s all work together to keep them safe.. We went to a Haunted House last weekend, and the turn out was not too bad.. The people who have the Haunted House have been adding on different things, so I can’t wait to see it now.. I just hope I am up to the visit.. In this part of my world there are quite a few Haunted Houses, and Haunted Hotels.. It’s fun for the kids and adults too.. I know I sure like them.. I don’t take much to someone grabbing me from behind… I don’t know if I would react kindly.. No matter what happens I will gage myself accordingly.. I want to say to all those going out there.. Be careful, carry a light of some kind to light your path, and don’t eat your candy till mom or dad has a chance to pick out the ones they like.. 🙂 OOPS!! Mom and dad check to see if it is safe to eat.. BOOOO! 

DSCN2719.JPG         One flower against all the fallen leaves..

Well, I am about tuckered out here.. I will see everyone when I post again for Thursday October 31st.. Halloween Night.. Till then… I wish you all good fortune, and happiness.. 🙂 :0 :O

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS… Thank for your smiling faces.. 🙂 🙂

Lovely…

DSCN2072 (2).JPG           A stream of light quickly reveals a lonely mushroom..

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This is my banter for Thursday September 19th…

Hello everyone:: I imagine your day was pretty darn good, and as I say ‘lovely’.. I hope your families are safe, happy and in good health.. My family is great and seem to be in good spirits.. You know.. I like days, like today.. The breeze was cool and moderate.. I got to get out and harvest some more seeds from the gardens.. I do this every year and use them to bring bright colors around the back yard… I also had to un-pot a few plants that had withered away and died.. They had a good run during the spring and summer.. I have several potted plants that are still blooming, and have right from the start.. I have been keeping a close eye on the peppers I planted from seeds.. They have flowered and are growing larger each day.. Soon it will be time to prune back all the taller plants in preparation of the winter.. Some of the plants in the gardens are still blooming and suppling food for the bees.. We can’t clip those yet.. Maybe with some sweet talking I can get Douglas to wait for a couple weeks before pruning.. I like the bright colors and want to enjoy them till the end.. 

DSCN2113.JPG       They are watching us…

It was funny to look out the window and see pair of eyes on the tree trunk.. To tell you the truth, it took me awhile to realize the eyes were there… Douglas never even seen them, until I pointed them out.. It was cool to see them keeping an eye on the campground… The silence in the park was a wonderful treat.. It sure was a change for cars revving their engines, and speeding away to something important.. There was no loud music to hear when you were trying to sleep.. All the sounds of a busy city.. I loved the change… I found it lovely.. There are many surprises out there in the world you just have to look out for them.. They’ll surprise you for sure.. Since returning from camping I have felt a calm that I find wonderful.. I know one thing the dogs were glad to be home and around familiar places.. They bark at the squirrels and the little chipmunks.. I encourage the dogs to use their inside voices.. They know what I mean as they lower their voices to a quiet woof.. But, that doesn’t last too long… And the barking starts all over again.. That’s puppy dogs for ya.. 🙂

DSCN2032.JPG        The fog covers the murky waters with a spooky mist..

This is an interesting photograph.. One that can make a person wonder what is out there in the water.. That’s what I had in mind as I watch the water creep closer to where I was standing.. Was there a creature of unthinkable size lurking in the waters.. Could it be an Anaconda slithering it’s way towards a snack that was going to be me.. I stood there watching as the fog drew closer and closer.. My heart was racing as my mind filled with despair and agony.. A frog jumped into the water behind me… I jumped and turned to see what it was.. I seen nothing.. Was my mind playing tricks on me.. There could not be something that large in this shallow water.. But, I was not taking any chances as I backed up the bank of brush and slippery mud.. I kept a close eye on the fog till I was safely inside the trailer.. I should know better than to let my mind wonder into darker places.. :0

DSCN2110.JPG          Another set of eyes making like they are not watching…

As you can see those eyes on the trees keep a look out for the campers that stay there.. The only thing that bothered me was every time I looked out to the front window of the trailer… There were those eyes.. It was as if  the eyes changed their direction each time I looked at them.. And this set of eyes is sporting a long beard.. Really.. That is actually funny.. I wonder if he gets wood chips in his beard??  Well everyone, I’m on the run… Gotta go.. Till later.. Have a great day..  🙂 🙂

I would like to thank all you wonderful people for stopping by to read my banter.. Thanks…:) 🙂  I’m going to take credit for the photographs in this banter.. As I took all of them.. Hope you enjoy.. 🙂 🙂

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS.. Be safe, and have fun today.. :0 🙂

 

 

 

Skunks…

DSC_0244.JPG            Looking for sweet nectar….

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Hello everyone… The evening is beautiful here. The day was quite warm with a rain shower early this morning. All in all, not a bad day. I hope your Tuesday was as pleasant as the one I enjoyed. I wish everyone that is under the weather, or sick a speedy recovery. When I was sick, I received some recovery messages from some very wonderful readers. I appreciate your kindness, and your wishes. Thank You! With the rain falling today, I had hoped my rotten head aches would have vanished. But, they tend to hang on like a stocker. They are relentless… GRRRRR.. And if that does not seem like enough, I have hurt my left hip. Which gives me plenty of opportunity to yell out.. ‘OUCH!’ more than usual. I seem to be falling to pieces, and there isn’t a darn thing I can do about it. Age kind of does that to all of us.. 

DSC_0233.JPG        Colorful flowers bring a smile to our faces…

Today, my banter with everyone is about ‘the Skunk’. That smelly little black and white creature, that comes out at night and stinks up the whole place. They have a way of making your dogs wish they had never seen them. But the dog, as protective as they are, just never see the skunk as danger. I caught one in our yard with my flash light last week. Our silly little dog, being the protector she is, ran right over to the place where the skunk had just gone through the wooden fence. Thank god, there was a Hosta between the dog and the skunk. The dog only received a very small faint bit of spray on her neck. I wondered why I could smell skunk so close to me when she came in the house. There she was trying to remove the smell from her neck. She wiggled and rubbed against the cover, but the smell did not come off. She was just a little stinky, but not enough to banish her from the house. I’m hoping she has not forgotten the insident. But, I highly doubt that she has. Heck, you can say the word ‘Squirrel!’ to her and she’s on the run, chasing the squirrels away from the bird feeder. Our other little dog goes running beside the other dog, and they try to eat each other. They are like two little kids fighting over the number one spot. They don’t bite each other they make it sound like a fight. Crazy critters…

DSC_0229.JPG             Beautiful color……

 We have a house across the road, kiddy corner to us. This house has a full family of skunks living under their front deck. Now we know where the skunks are coming from. Our yard is like a fortress. There are stones, boards, sticks, and old plant clippings protecting us from the skunks. I put bleach on the wood, in the hopes this will keep them out. My rabbit does not come around anymore, even the chipmunk keeps his distance. It’s time to eliminate the skunk invasion. I’ve had enough of the smell… So, I hit the internet for some good advice… The nine step elimination prosses seemed pretty straight forward. I was armed and ready to fight.. First off.. Get rid of any fruits, nuts, berries, and any food that would attract them. Check, and double check.. Oops! The bird seed on the ground. Crap, I quickly covered it with a large board, and a couple heavy rocks. Next, protect your garbage cans with a paddle lock. Garbage is in the garage, even better. I was pumped.. Next, get rid of any fresh lawn clippings, as the seeds in the clipping attract the skunk. Check.. Haven’t mowed the lawn in a couple weeks. Trimmed bushes, and vegetation.. Done. Bright solar lights, and motion detector lights. Done. You can use a motion sensor water sprinkler that goes off if they come near. Set near where they go. No lumber or wood piles around. Good.

DSC_0394.JPG         Pretty Daisies….

Onto the next step, get fox and dog urine. What? I’m not chasing my dog around the yard with a small bowl to collect the pee. Are you kidding me??? You can buy the urine from a hardware store, and also pepper spray.. It would be my luck, that if I put my finger on the trigger, the wind would start to blow hard, and I would have a face full of pepper spray.. Next, citrus peels.. Well, I never thought that one would work. You can use orange, or lemon peels spread around the yard. Next, traps.. put a 30L garbage can open end up, against a secure surface so it won’t tip over. Get a 2X4 to use as a ramp for the skunk to get to the cat food you have already put in the can. The skunk will jump in the can for the food, and it can’t climb back out. Thank god for that.. In the morning put the lid on the can, put in truck bed, and take it for a drive. Carry the can out to a clearing near a forest.. Tie a twenty foot rope to the lid, get back and pull the lid off. They say the skunk will just wonder away.. ‘Ya right!’ I wonder how many times this has failed? Or you could call pest control.. Let them do the work.. Next and final step, that makes the most sense to me. Soak old rags in ammonia, and through them under the deck, or near any other opening. Skunks do not like ammonia.. Really, I don’t either..

Well, these are just a few ways to send the skunks running.. I’m getting ammonia tomorrow, and I will try it.. Till latter.. Don’t pet skunks..

I would like to thank you wonderful readers for reading my endless banter, you are wonderful.. 🙂 🙂  As usual the pictures in this banter are taken by myself.. Maggie.. Enjoy…. 🙂 🙂

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS..   Thanks for joining me…. 🙂 🙂

 

 

 

 

Visiting the garden (6)

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Mom had come across Jody and Sally kissing in the kitchen. Upon mom asking Jody if she was gay, the secret was now out in the open. After a talk with mom and some good advice to Jody and Sally from mom. It was time for the gals to talk with dad.

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Rain (7)

ran      Walking in the rain….

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Percy was not going to put up with anymore crap from pimp boy. He was done. It was time to respond to the situation that was about to happen. Pimp boy and his thugs were about to be taught a big lesson. And Percy was ready for a fight.. 

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Rain (6)

rainin.jpg            Cool rain….

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Driving into the danger zone was not planned. But, it was the worst thing that could have ever happened to Mercy and Percy. The pimp wanted his property back. Percy had no intensions on giving Mercy over to that animal..

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Rain (5)

pouring.jpg     The rain pouring down…

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Life was good for Percy and Mercy. A home on wheels was perfect, as they could travel anywhere they wanted to go. Choosing to eating their dinners by the roaring camp fire. Or just starring at the embers from the camp fire, as they danced their way up into the dark sky…

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Rain (2)

rainy.gif      Rain pouring down….

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Percy was at the wheel of his car, while Mercy had the music turned up loud. Mercy was sing to the song on the radio. It didn’t take long before Percy was singing a long with her. They had left a dangerous life behind. They where headed in the direction of a new life..

 

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Rain (1)

rain.jpg           Rain……

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The rain falling from the sky. Playing in the puddles as your hair becomes wet and stringy. Your clothes feel like the rain has made them shrink. Your clothing contours to each bulge, and shape of your bodies form. 

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Detective Files (13)

vintage.jpg        Detective stories……

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Moly Dorset had her independence taken away by a ruthless pair of killers. Bonnie Jones was found tethered to a steel table. Her life had been destroyed by two monsters. Her whole life was stolen from her, and now she lives in fear of ever sound she hears. Nightmares haunt then every waking and sleeping hour.

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