GardenGrrl's WunderBlog

May Garden Update

By: GardenGrrl, 7:08 AM GMT on May 22, 2009

In another week it will be June and summer will be upon us in North Texas. In addition to my usual kalidascope of wildflowers (or to be more precise, my original plantings gone feral and growing where they please), the big garden has vegetables this year.

The corn is already getting the little tassely centers, the tomatoes are setting fruit, all the other veggies are taking their time. My small pot of strawberries has been quite prolific! Next year a whole row of those wonderful berries are going where the onions are this year.

I have a bumper crop of hummingbirds this! The front porch feeder has to be refilled several times throughout the week. They have been having babies because some are the tiniest little hummers I have ever seen.

The honey suckle vine is running amuck and unchecked. The new growth is sporting a second round of flowers. It looks wild and unkept, but the hummers love it so I'm letting it go for their enjoyment.

My neighbors just got the cutest new puppy. Her name is Beulah and she is a ten week old shepard/mastiff. Roxie and Beulah are great pals. Should be interesting as Miss Beulah grows into her breed size.

Thats all the good news from the blog porch.
Everything is temporary so embrace every moment as your next precious memory.

Updated: 6:10 AM GMT on May 30, 2009


Camera stuck in Shake mode

By: GardenGrrl, 7:50 AM GMT on May 14, 2009

My camera is a Fugifilm FinePix S8000 18x point and shoot. It seems to be stuck in the "shake warning mode" Doesn't matter what setting I have it in it keeps showing the icon for camera shake warning. It has also been having trouble with the auto-focus mode requiring multiple refocusing to get it to focus on something.

Needless to say, capturing good pictures lately is quite a challenge. I put in fresh batteries to see if that helps. Has anyone had this problem with their camera?

On a fun note, because I have to fast a whole day for semi- annual test, I made a triple fudge chocolate cake with big chocolate chips baked into it, followed with whipped creme frosting topped with mini-gherridelli chocolate chips.
That my friends is a naughty cake. I ate half. Wooo-Hoo!

Updated: 8:59 AM GMT on May 14, 2009



By: GardenGrrl, 6:02 AM GMT on May 08, 2009

I had a hard time sleeping Monday morning. I kept dreamimg of destruction, machinery and snapping of limbs. Woke up grumpy that afternoon. Pulling on to the little country road that runs a mile or so until it intersects the big busy road it was like the earth had become flat and I was going to drive over the edge. My trees and field were gone.

Sometime during the day, people in big machines stole all my trees and all my wildflowers and horses and greenery. The little road I drove on for the past eleven years with the field and the dense canopy of trees and brush to each side like a green tunnel, gone.

Ofcourse the oldies radio station just had to be playing a sad wistful song. I listened to Bye Bye Miss American Pie while looking at flat brown dirt dotted with piles of broken and twisted trees and tried not to cry on my way to work.

Updated: 6:04 AM GMT on May 08, 2009


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