Daily Archives: October 14, 2013

Ramble On, Monday

Monday’s blog posts are usually difficult ones for me to write. If we’ve had a full, busy weekend (like last weekend in Martinsville/Mt. Airy), I’m too tired to compose my thoughts and photos Sunday evening to post on Monday morning.

If we’ve had a quiet, restful weekend (like this past one), I really have nothing interesting to post.

So, today, I’m just going to ramble.

1.) Friday, when I posted about the carrion cactus, I was a little surprised at some of the comments, questioning my decision in purchasing that plant. Well, let me tell ya:  the third bloom opened over the weekend, and the cactus has now officially been moved to the deck.  Whew-y, it was sure stinking up our garage….Exactly why DID I buy that???

2.) Is there a difference in a wasp sting and that of a yellow jacket? Last year, I was stung on my leg by a wasp. I don’t recall that bothering me very much. But last Thursday evening, a little yellow jacket zapped me on the tip of my index finger.  And it’s still swollen, itching and hot to the touch. Those little rascals sure pack a mean punch.

3.) Tropical storm Karen decided that she wanted to revisit us, so we’re still having wind, rain and high tides.  Today is our eighth (8th) consecutive day of rain. This is how Sundae has spent much of the last week.


4.) Bride Swan isn’t deterred by the bad weather, although this photo was taken a couple of weeks ago. Groom Swan hasn’t been around since September 15, the day after the wedding.

bride swan up close 9-29-2013 6-12-53 PM

5.) It’s been so long since we’ve seen the sun (see rambling thought # 3), I went in search of an archived sunrise photo, just to refresh my memory.

sunrise 9-2-2013 6-51-18 AM

So, ramble on (and rain), Monday. What’s one more day, right?