End of May 2016


Another month gone, disappeared, went away, was sucked into the Black Hole, vanished into thin air.  I’m sitting here passing the time away as the sun starts to set in the west.  I’m sore and aching in a number of areas of my body.  One more yard work project done with two more to go.  Now is the time that I wish I had one of them hot tubs with the air jets so their magic fingers could work some magic on me right now.

Maybe I’ll settle for some hot buttered popcorn instead.  I really should check my lotto tickets just in case I hit it big and can afford that luxury in life.  I hit it the other day for $25.  I asked for only big bills when the cashier cashed out that ticket for me.  I felt like Howard Hughes when the bills came siding across the counter.  All I needed at that time to make the moment complete was a private jet.  I settled for a root beer instead.


Memorial Day Afternoon


I finished off the last of my Werther’s caramels.  God I love those things and I should quit buying them but damn they taste too damn good.  It’s hard to find some good, soft caramels here in the states unless you find someone that can make some good homemade caramels.  I’ll hafta see if this is something that I can learn to do for myself.  Maybe that would be classified as a “skill”.

So I was back in my garden today addressing another problem; cabbage leaf worms.  These are some nasty little suckers which have been having a good ol’ time chewing p my strawberry leaves and then eyeballing my green bean eaves.  I tried one organic solution which seemed to work for my green beans but did nothing for my strawberries.  This meant braving a run to my store of dreams which I did somehow manage to survive.

I picked up the stuff that I was looking for, figured out the right mixture, mixed up the solution and commenced to doing some spraying.  I went to check the results a couple hours later and voile’ we had a winner.  Now let’s see if we get a crop or not.  I had to prune off a number of leaves.


Sunday Morning


A cool breeze blows through the screen to the deck.  The rain clouds that had crowded the sky earlier this morning are giving way to some blue sky and some sun.  It won’t last long.  There’s a front moving in later today and it’s bringing us some more rain.  All of this rain killed most of my plans for yard work this long weekend which will now more than likely be put off to next weekend.  Maybe my tennis shoes will be dried out by then since they’ve been soaking wet since Friday.

So what do we do in the meanwhile?  I haven’t a clue other than rake up some old mulch out front and maybe the mulch in the rose bed.  Oh yeh, I forgot.  I officially know I’ve been working with roses this season seeing how my arm got all cut up yesterday by some rose thorns.  One would think that I would have figured out by now that I need to wear a long sleeve shirt whenever I’m working with them.  This would be too easy.


Art Sunday #74: Anna Ancher – Young Woman in the Garden with an Orange Parasol


Anna Ancher was considered to be one of the great Danish pictorial artists by virtue of her abilities as a character painter and colorist. Her art found its expression in Nordic art’s modern breakthrough towards a more truthful depiction of reality, e.g. in Blue Ane (1882) and The Girl in the Kitchen (1883–1886).

Ancher preferred to paint interiors and simple themes from the everyday lives of the Skagen people, especially fishermen, women and children. She was intensely preoccupied with exploring light and color, as in Interior with Clematis (1913). She also created more complex compositions such as A Funeral (1891). Anna Ancher’s works often represented Danish art abroad. She was awarded the Ingenio et Arti medal in 1913 and the Tagea Brandt Rejselegat in 1924.

Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Ancher