Saturday, August 25, 2012

My Firebelly Frogs


Yes , I have frogs !
Do I hold them ?? ....NO !
Do I talk to them ?? ......YES !

They have a pretty large
glass tank that I created a
terrarium in complete with
plants, rocks, caves & a
small pond.

For frogs,
they seem quite
content.

But lately they all seem to want to
climb out !

I'm thinking that having the
window open behind them &
hearing all of the outdoor
noises have them
climbing the walls !

At night they hear all of the
crickets chirping & bugs
buzzing around. They want
to be part of that world.

Look how neat their design
is on their bellies.

The color is so vibrant.

These are neat little creatures &
actually respond to me talking to
them believe it or not.

They can be quite friendly &
actually seek out attention.

I even play music boxes for
them and they stop in there
tracks & just sit and listen.

There ....now you know just
a little bit more about my
firebelly frogs. lol

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Day At The Beach !

What a great beach day
my husband & I had
on Monday.
Picture perfect weather !

We went to Salisbury Beach in
Massachusetts.

Of course we sampled
some yummy food while
we were there.


What I loved about this beach
board walk were all of  the
old vintage signs on the
buildings that have been
there for decades.


Signs so colorful ,cute ,
& nostalgic.


This street was just too cute
with it's signs for cotton
candy & salt water taffy.
Mmmm ...." Dairy Twirl "!
lol


Hot Dogs !


Of course all of this
nostalgia made us feel
like kids.

We both went through
quite a few quarters
playing games in
the arcade.


Time to cash in tickets.
Decisions , Decisions !

What Dollar Store
item should I choose ?


Do you think this lady looks
just a little disgusted
with me? lol

I kept changing my mind .
Ha Ha !


For all of my talents I won
this ice cream cone shaped
cardboard full of stick
on shapes that the lady
said I could stick to my
fingernails....lol .


And all of these quarters above
is what my husband thought
HE was going to win !

Not one quarter budged.


Another neat old building
shaped like a castle &
covered in adorable old signs.
These clowns were awesome !

I think this is a new favorite
beach of mine now.

The atmosphere was
charming, the beach was
spotless ,as was the water.

And the food was
yummy !

I see many more
trips to Salisbury
Beach in my future .


Saturday, August 18, 2012

My Very First Eggplant




Look at these two
beauties !

Totally organic .

My first eggplant I've
ever grown .

                                                                I'm so proud of myself !

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Holy Seed Pod !!


Oh my goodness !!
I went out to get
my mail the other day &
happened to look at my
trumpet vine near the front
of my house &
these are what I found!


This is the first time my
trumpet vine ever produced
seed pods and some of these
are huge !

The biggest ones are over
6" long & about and inch wide.


I planted this vine about 6
years ago I think.


The humidity is really making it
take off this year & it's been
flowering for a few weeks now.
It's beautiful & I really
love it !


I'm going to dry out the seed
pods and I hope to grow them
in the back of my house
over my new pergola.

If they take off and cover
my pegola it will be
beautiful !

I can't wait , but will have
to be patient for a
few years .

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Do You Ever Just Let Your Mind Wander ?

Have you reached the age where
you start to think of all that
you've been through in your
life?
Your mind starts to wander and
begins to recall specific events and
play them inside your head like
you are watching a movie.

One thought just leads you to
another & then suddenly you are
thinking about things you haven't
thought of in years.

Only during these times do I truly
 realise the years that I've lived,
the things I've done, the people I've
known , and all of the places
 I've been.

We celebrate our birthdays
 each year
and we usually look ahead.

I never really think of how
many birthdays are behind me.

I have experienced that sudden
thought when you ask ,
" Wow, How Did I Get Here ?"

Sometimes it seems like
we are living more than
one lifetime.

Childhood seems like
a lifetime ago.


I remember way back to the days
of dollies , tea parties ,
playing by myself most times.


Sometimes I think back to the
day trips our family would take.

Everyone would pile in the car and
we'd make a whole day of it.

It usually included a pile of
homemade
sandwiches & a plastic jug of
Kool Aid with paper cups.

I remember back to each
and every
boy I ever had a crush on .

My kindergarden teacher
would pair us up into
couples and make us
slow dance.


Playing with dolls as a child &
now collecting them as an
adult.


Eating out with friends or family
at the Drive-In . The prices
were much more
affordable back then.

I can remember
 A&W  Root beer
being served to us in a
big glass mug and delivered
on a tray by a waitress who
would hang the tray on the
driver's window.

It was always the best.


Believing in Santa & getting
so excited the night before that
you just couldn't sleep.

My brothers & I would
sneak downstairs and
peek in our stockings &
run back up before our
parents were up.

Every day my mind opens more &
more doors and more & more
 memories.
Some I've forgotten were there.

I enjoy replaying all of these
old movies in my head.

If I get to one that I don't
like for some reason I just
change the channel.

It's good to keep our
memories alive.

A New Life For An Old Thrifted Topiary

Found for $4.00 in a thrift shop .... it did not look like this ...... I removed some broken and brittle pieces & added ...