Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Really Big Flag

In Cumberland Maine, ten years ago the firm Sevee & Mahar Engineers (SME) had put up the huge flag in honor of those fallen by murder and terrorism on 9/11/01. I understand the urge. On "that day" in September ten years ago, I had the urge to buy the biggest flag I could find and put it up, too. I love my flag, even if Michelle Obama doesn't.

Sunday, September 04, 2011


The hummingbirds have found my re-filled feeder. I took some shots out the window and others hurriedly at the front stoop. Today I will try to set up a blind and hunker for hours down like the wild nature photographers in the jungle do. OK, not really, but I'll sit at the stoop quietly with the camera on the correct setting, and try to get some better shots. Meantime, here are the ones I already managed to snap last night at dusk:

Here he comes!

Slurp, slurp! I like his little feet

Drink up little buddy!
They were fussing and fighting big time. Two hummingbirds were fending each other off. One would retire to the tree and wait for the other to appear and then chase him off. Then the other one would do the same. It was quite a ruckus.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Happy weekend!

The hummingbirds are at my feeder, the cats are napping on the couch...and it is the start of a long, holiday weekend. I'm looking forward to it!

I get to write the prophecy newsletter tomorrow, and also study for the Sunday night faith group I attend. Monday is supposed to be cool and rainy, hallelujah!! Finally some cool weather. It has been a long time since we had raised up windows and cool days. There was one day this summer that was cool, high temps in the 70s. That's it. It has been in the 90's consistently since April. I'm looking forward to Monday, if indeed the cool weather arrives. The humidity might be a killer of the Tropical Storm Lee arrives instead.

The author of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series has written another book and I checked it out from the library. His books are happy, simple, easy to read, and has no immoral conundrum in the plot to pester me. I got a few other books, too, none whose title I remember at present. Most books I read these days are awful. Badly written, poorly edited, boring. I have no hope.

I plan to make fig purses this weekend. I received a bag of figs from a friend and I want to try these cute fig tarts.

I did my cleaning on Wednesday so I won't even have to do it on Saturday and inconvenience myself with unwanted chores. Lol. And I'm all about not inconveniencing myself.

I miss the beach