Thursday, September 4, 2014

Welcome September!!

So here I am again....swinging along, you just don't get to play on the swings much when you are a grown up....  probably because they don't make the "seat" grown up size, and one must wedge their bum into the sling! 

Roly, Poly and Puddin' are enjoying the fresh air ~ trying to hold all three of them at once is like trying to contain liquid fur.... they never stop moving!! 
Saw this cool old truck coming home the other day.... it was a girl driving it!  Makes me smile!
This is the train bridge in Buzzards Bay, MA ~ and that is the HUGEST ship I've ever seen going under it!!  The train bridge gets lowered for the trains, they don't have to levitate across the top, don't worry!
                                     We're still out cruising the trails with the ponies.....
and some times we go for ice cream and walk to the Town Line!
                                                              It was a pretty evening....

In other news... the grapes are ripe oddly early this year!
and quite abundant.
So I picked a bunch...and made grape jelly and a big jug of grape juice with the Concord Grapes!

Mum thinks Thistles are lovely... so I had to come quick and take its picture!
I think they are pretty too, I just don't want to step on it's sharp leaves accidentally!
                      and this is just like they (who ever "they" are) say ~ The down on a Thistle!  
and one night, after work ~ Hubby took Cricket for a drive around town...
and when he got back I was out front with the camera... and he said, "You drive him!"
to which I replied, "I don't know how"!
"pull left, you go left....pull right... you get the idea."
So I shrugged and said, "well o.k., why not!"....
and off we went! 
Those little legs go fast!!! 
please note* Pony and cart were returned safely....

See these tiny little yellow dots, growing under my olive tree?
They morphed into full grow bright yellow mushrooms, almost over night!
                                       I'll let you peep under their skirts.....  Eeek!!
The Plumbago is blooming, I LOVE the blue!!
                                ...and now the sweet little red grapes are ripening fast!! 
                            I can't eat them all fast enough... I wonder if they can make jelly too????
                                                  They are fairly dripping out of the trees!!!
                                                                 Isn't Calendula lovely?
                      and the phlox blossoms look like little twisty ice cream cones before they open!
                                                                         Pretty Dahlias.....
and the dogs keep going swimming to cool off.
 The big dogs like to be toweled off after swimming and bathing...
But not Kippy. 
He wants to it himself thank you very much!
Just put the towel down, and step back.

                            and Mum got her first yellow squash a while back ~ she's quite pleased with it !!!
                                                    So there now..... you're caught up a bit....
                              and Roly Rat says we'll be back again in the twitch of a whisker!

                                                                     Happy September so far!!

                                                     Mel   xx