Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Musical Monday # 166

I was introduced to Musical Monday by Delores who copied the meme from another site.

I think it’s a fun way to show off some of the music we like and brighten up our Mondays at the same time. 


I’ll be finding my clips on you tube, so will simply credit that site since there are often so many versions of everything and I wouldn’t want to accidentally credit the wrong artist.


Today’s clip is: Elvis Presley


Moody Blue

and the lyrics:

 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday Selections # 341

Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.


Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.


If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.


Let's begin:

this the birthday card my daughter gave me---Cake Day!---

and my gift - Season 4 of The Blacklist - my favourite TV series 😎

the house down the road is looking good

lots of lovely big windows which I like, but I'm glad I won't be the one cleaning them (I don't even clean my own window)

I'm curious about this side panel and what it is for

Here's the whole front, I think it looks nice, it's well balanced, having enough width and depth to balance the height.

closer to home, much closer, a water leak at the end of my path

the water ran away across the driveway quite fast for two days

before workmen appeared with a bobcat

and a concrete saw. Then I was noticed and asked to please stop taking photos 😒

this is what we are now left with, the upside down concrete slab that was removed

and a gap in the footpath, so people with mobility scooters and/or shopping trolleys have to walk on the driveway, which is no real hardship since most of them do that, but I come down the path from my front porch and usually end up right where this gap now is, so yesterday morning, not thinking, I walked down the path..oops, small detour across my grass and on I went.

we do have the necessary safety tape in place so no one trips in the dark.

meanwhile, I don't like what's happening with my hoya, which is directly in line with the corner of the upstairs balcony. I'll move it to a more sheltered spot and see if it recovers.

aaaaand, someone unknown left this broken battery operated candle right at the porch end of my path. Now If you'd dropped something and it broke, wouldn't you pick it up and take it to your rubbish bin? I had my hands full, so I left it there and it was gone the next morning.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Wednesday's Words on a Friday




The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.

This month the words are supplied by me and can be found right here.

This week's words are:


1. puffing
2. candles
3. confused
4. fishing
5. supreme
6. almost

and/or:

1. eight
2. despicable
3. banner
4. shave
5. flowers
6. frowning

Here is my story Woody Valley Rescue  Part Three:

 The flight to Woody Valley was uneventful weatherwise, so Leroy and Ross were able to relax and talk while they flew. Leroy had Ross laughing with his tales of Betsy's last birthday party, when the girls used trick candles on her cake, "Poor Betsy was huffing and puffing at those candles and they just wouldn't blow out, she realised in the end and had a good laugh with the girls, the flowers you sent were very nice, she loved them, said I should thank you in person, even though she phoned you the next day."

"I remembered she's liked pink roses and white carnations ever since you gave her that first bunch from your Grandma's garden, I helped you pick them and reminded you to shave before going to see her, you were in such a hurry to get there and propose."
"Yeah, that was a great day, I almost burst with delight when she said yes," said Leroy. "Now tell me what's going on in Woody Valley?"


Ross said, " remember that time when Wayne went off the rails and claimed the kids were bedevilled and he had to save them? Jessy phoned me that time and again late last night, he's gone screwy again and she's very scared. I wish I still lived closer, I'd be there by now. I told her to get the kids and run away from the house, I should have told her to ring the police too. Are we in range yet? I can phone Don Summers, or whoever is on the night desk these days, at least do something and get some help out there. I don't know what's happened, Jessy was crying and I was in a hurry to get to the airport, I'm so glad it's you flying tonight Le, that Colin gives me the creeps sometimes with his funeral voice."


"He's a bit of a sourpuss sometimes, comes in to work frowning, I suspect he doesn't really like flying, just does it for the extra money and so his wife can brag about her pilot husband, like he's a bigshot. I've heard he's going to give it up soon, he's bought a cabin by the oak tree lake and wants to spend his retirement days fishing. So what's this about wishing you lived closer? Is there any chance you can?"


"Not yet." said Ross. "I have to wait until there's a position open in any Real Estate office within a reasonable distance and places just don't come up very often. It hasn't bothered me until now. Wayne has been okay for years, no confused looks in his eyes anymore. I might talk to his doctor and see if he'll get Wayne another brain scan or something. It was something that happened in the accident that caused a malfunction last time, that's what Dr Clarence said anyway, some sort of pressure on nerves or something. But his medication is supposed to be preventing that."


"I can see how worried you are," said Leroy. "We're nearly there, see the landing strip lights? Go ahead and phone Don, send him out to the homestead and I'll run you there in the car as soon as we get down. Any word on Maddy? Is she there? Is she okay?"


"Jessy didn't say. I hope she's there and alright, Wayne had her locked in the cellar last time." Ross fell silent as he waited for Don to answer the phone while Leroy brought the small plane down and taxied in, parking close to the banner welcoming them to Woody Valley. "That's new," said Leroy. "When did they put up a banner?"


"Last month I think," said Ross after speaking to Don, who promised to get out there 'toot sweet'. "There was some sort of reunion going on and I guess they thought the banner looked good enough to leave up."


They walked into the terminal and Leroy handed over the keys to the plane, saying he'd do the servicing himself before leaving again later in the day. He arranged to borrow a car and they put their bags on the back seat, then started down the road towards Wayne and Maddy's home.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Words for Wednesday

The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.

This month the words are supplied by me and can be found here.

This week's words are:


1. puffing
2. candles
3. confused
4. fishing
5. supreme
6. almost

and/or:

1. eight
2. despicable
3. banner
4. shave
5. flowers
6. frowning

Let the Creativity begin!  😎

Whimsical Wednesday # 292

Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.

*snap* so can I 😏
 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Musical Monday # 165

I was introduced to Musical Monday by Delores who copied the meme from another site.

I think it’s a fun way to show off some of the music we like and brighten up our Mondays at the same time. 


I’ll be finding my clips on you tube, so will simply credit that site since there are often so many versions of everything and I wouldn’t want to accidentally credit the wrong artist.


Today’s clip is:  Elvis Presley


Way Down


and another clip which shows pictures of "The King" in case you forgot what he looked like.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Selections # 340

Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.


Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.


If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.


Not many photos today, I've been tired a lot lately, so haven't taken the camera for walks as much as I used to.

How much green does one girl need?

An unexpected bright yellow Watsonia bulb has bloomed amongst the Agapanthus.

Lola being totally disinterested in a modelling career. See that white spot just below centre? That's the tip of her tail, snow white.

Oh, you want me to pose? Yawn..

The newest Gnome in my collection. He needs a name.

Left side,

back, 

right side.

On his face I thought his cheeks were a little too bright, almost a neon pink, although they don't look like it here, so since taking this photo, I've toned them down a bit with a 2b pencil smudge.

Very pleased to see some construction finally happening on this block in my daughter's suburb. It has been a wasteland for about two and a half years.

At first I thought a developer might be building another block of flats, but there are only enough waste pipes there to suggest one house. One very large house. 

And of course the all-important termite protection has been used.


here is what is left of the Murraya I've been cutting down at K's, bare branches almost as tall as me, but finally dying.

 the new leaves which began sprouting are also dead after I painted them all with poison. In a few months this stump should be dried enough to cut down, the wood is still too green right now and the saw won't cut through. The thickest part of the stump is about as thick as my thigh, tough going for a little pruning saw and I have to cut across it, which is harder.