The weather is beautiful this morning. It’s one of those mornings where I wish I was enjoying my morning coffee on my deck versus sitting in my office and looking out the window. The morning air was cool considering just how warm it’s supposed to get today. I had to turn my central air on yesterday to take the edge off of the humidity and heat in the house. No worries. There’s only a week or two of weather like that left for here during this time of year.
Another August is almost gone. Where does the time go? At least college football has started and it really ramps up come Saturday. Yeh, I’m one of those that can sit my backside at 11:00 AM and watch college ball all day. What can I say? It’s a weakness. At least I don’t do it on Sundays as well. There are chores that have to get done and they’re not gonna get done by themselves.
It’s not working out so great tho. I should be up and moving and getting my morning chore done but I much rather sit here and sip on some coffee and listen to the birds sing. The two cardinals have become regular guests at the sunflower seed feeder so hopefully they will stick around this winter like the chickadees. It would be nice to capture the crimson of the male on a snowy background. Everything that I’ve read so far says they will keep coming back as long as there is food and water to be found. I’m glad I bought that heated bird bath last winter. I’m hoping I have a good combination for this winter. At least the chickadees will be around.
Gerard van Honthorst (Gerrit van Honthorst) (4 November 1592 – 27 April 1656) was a Dutch Golden Age painter. Early in his career he visited Rome, where he had great success painting in a style influenced by Caravaggio. Following his return to the Netherlands he became a leading portrait painter.
Honthorst was a prolific artist. His most attractive pieces are those in which he cultivates the style of Caravaggio, often tavern scenes with musicians, gamblers and people eating. He had great skill at chiaroscuro, often painting scenes illuminated by a single candle.
There’s a tinge of cool in the air now as we head into the last weeks of summer. There are still warm days ahead but I think my central air is done for this season. I hate seeing summer go by since I do love warm weather. I also like the Fall season with it’s colours, the leaves, Halloween, football and all that good stuff. Let’s just say I’m no longer in a rush for things to go by quickly.
I actually had to come in today in lieu of teleworking. Ugh! A technical issue has me locked out of our network from home. It will hopefully be resolved fairly soon. The plus side is I found out this week that I can go to teleworking 2 days a week instead of just one. Woo hoo! That should save me a few dollars in petrol.
I’m slowly creeping towards 200 followers here. Ha! How did that happen? Is someone writing my WP site address on a bathroom wall somewhere?
I miss my weekend morning coffee sessions that Boogie and I used to have. We would try out a new flavor every Sunday morning and just shoot the breeze about whatever crossed our minds. I miss that kid a lot.
Come to think of it, I miss my favorite chat room hangout that used to be on Yahoo Chat. I don’t suppose anyone uses that much any more much less use a chat room much. It was a great way to just hang out and talk to people from all over.
Maybe it’s just me and my warped sense of humour, but I think it’s funnier than hell that most of the players on Ashley Madison are guys. Yep. Depending on which report that you read on the web, it’s either 85% guys or 86% guys. The rest are supposedly “women” and even that percentage is in doubt since they discovered a bunch of dubious accounts. It appears that it was just a bunch of guys hitting on one another. Too funny.