It’s nice to hear from so many of you in response to my trip down memory lane. Even the Mister had an accute recollection after seeing that blouse again. Ah, the memories. I’ve been sitting here sipping tea with a wonderful cool morning breeze at my back, reading your stories. Most of us have never met, but we obviously share much at heart. I’m reminded of so many things; scrappy skirts made out of ragged jeans being one of them. I wore mine with real “granny shoes” I scrounged up somewhere. (My poor Mother.) Funny what we think of as 'fashionable'. Won’t even mention the hairstyles! Thanks for sharing your stories. Keep them coming.
On a completely different subject; wouldn’t it be great if we had appliance WI-FI? Well, until some braniac gets cracking on that, the Mister and I collaborated on a little project a few months ago that’s working well for managing my camera and music cables. It all hangs neatly behind the door now, so I can actually find what I need without sorting through a tangled mess on top of my desk. My cameras all have different cables (why-O-why must they do this to us?), I almost never seemed to grab the right one. Now they are ordered by size. It’s all so efficient! And it was simple; just used a painted 1x2 with cup-hooks screwed in and mounted to the wall. A jewelry or hat rack might also work if you have one the right size. If you have a closet to hide it in, all the better. I just put mine behind the office door where it's convenient for me as I come and go.
Quail have taken up residence in my backyard again and a pair of them just paid me a visit while I was sitting here with my backdoor open, camera in hand. These two have been busy. They’ve got at least 15 chicks they’ve been herding around for the past week. I’ve been trying to get a picture of them, but they zip and roll like ping-pong balls all over the ground with just the slightest movement. The males stand-watch above the rest, chirping out marching orders and warnings with that hilarious head-feather bobbing. He’s the fancy one standing on the rock, the female is peeping under the fence, following her chicks. (You can click on the photo for an enlarged view.) She’s just there behind the rosemary.
What is your view like today?