I apologize for not updating since my return from a trip to Florida to visit children and grandchildren. Just after I returned home I developed a rash that then turned into blisters. The next two weeks were about the worst of my entire life, including cancer treatment. I am recovering from shingles. They have all dried up now. And I am not drugged out of my mind anymore. But for the entire first week of blisters I took ever drug the doctor prescribed. Hoping on one ever has to experience this nightmare. The chicken pox were mild compared to shingles. When I see my doctor
again we are going to work on why my immune system is weak and how we can improve that.
I returned home to rain, rain, and more rain. I feel like I live in Ireland. I have never seen the mountains or valley's so green. Of course with rain, and at present 27 inches above normal for the year here. Comes flooding. Not at my house. But many roads were closed going higher up in the mountains and lots of landslides. Not sure what Mother Nature is thinking.
My garden was almost water logged. Gardens need rainfall but they also need sunlight to grow. Many
of my tomatoes would not ripen so I picked them and brought them in the house. I did get some amazing photographs of my hummingbirds. Some of the best of my life time.
We are looking in to trading in our 31 foot Rv for something smaller and compact which we could get through Glacier Park in Montana in. I cooked fried green tomatoes today and they were not so good. I had never made them. I did not have the cajun seasoning and salted them too much. Next time I will get the right ingredients for the recipe. This year I have had gold finches all year round. This is so amazing to me. As in Florida the goldfinch was only briefly a late winter visitor. These appear to have nested in the yard and raised babies. Also we had off and on throughout the summer Waxwings which also were just migrating and passing through when we lived in Florida. We will be going back again and fixing up the flooring in my Mother's little house in Florida. I miss my chickens. My neighbor Mike's father lost his wife. Ambulances racing up their dirt road just panicked me. She was only in her 50's. It was so sudden. And aneurysm. Very frightening as that is what took my Mother at 83. I guess it's quick. So, a few summer photographs of my phlox and female hummingbird. I'll try to update more often. For my three fans. lol. Maybe I have four if Dee drops in.
December 05, 2013 at 12:05PM
14 hours ago