No-Fliter Friday – Summer Memories Fritillary Butterfly

Wishing you all the warmth of summer
and a pleasant weekend!

CherryWillow’s ‘No-Filter Friday’; post a photo on Friday that you’ve taken that has only ‘sizing and adding a copyright’ being the only editing/filtering done to it.




You know it’s cold when…

Iris the Lavender Leopard Gecko says,
“It’s cold out,
Think I’ll put on a hat!”

I feel sorry for my Bff and her family and their pets. They’re pretty much snow and iced under where she lives. It’ll probably be into next week before they’re melted out enough to get back to normal life again.
The above photo is compliments of my Bff, it’s her grandchild’s gecko named Iris.
I smile every time I look at this fun photo. I think, you know it’s cold when a gecko in a heated terrarium puts on a hat. 😉


Here in my neck-of-the-woods, it’s a toasty 18°. The sun is shining and the sky is clear and blue. The snow is melting some on the roads and in the yard but not in the shade. It appears our thaw has started, perhaps we are headed for warmer weather for awhile. Perhaps…

Wishing you all blue skies and sunshine
and a warm thawing rest of the week.


Testing the WordPress App

Here’s Sheli-bean when he was trying out his new bed. He immediately liked it.
I thought it’d be perfect for trying out this app, in hopes I will like it too.

So far so good.

It’s 10:15pm 12-13-2017- I’m going to try to schedule this post for 12-14-2017 midnight and see if it works.

Wish me luck.

I couldn’t get the App to schedule this post nor could I edit it like I need too. Apparently there’s a step or two that I missed. I’m technologically-impaired, so don’t let my first attempt dissuade you from trying the app.
I went online and logged-in to my normal blog file manager to edit in some more content and finish this post and schedule it.

Anyhow, I suppose the app will be a peach for immediate posting. I realize there’s a learning curve and this first attempt doesn’t really make an educated guide to judge it by. I believe with practice the app might be quite handy. I plan to try it another day sometime.

Have you tried the WordPress app?
Did it work well for you?

Happy blogging!


2017 WordPress Photo Challenge – Cheeky – Tick-Tock

This is a clock my mil gave us for Christmas way back in the early 1980’s. It’s been a wonderful clock over the decades. The only maintenance is requires is changing the battery every year or so (well other than re-setting when we spring forward or fall back.)
We are in such a habit of looking at this clock for the time, that when we moved it, along with the corner curio cabinet that it set on, to another room, we still looked for the clock. It took less than 24 hours for us to have a corner shelf put up and the clock back in its corner spot. We shared a good laugh over it.
This clock makes a pleasant little tick-tock sound produced by a swinging pendulum. It’s a sound that we live with and never pay much attention too.
This morning at 9:39 am Shelibean sounded his alarm of barking and running around the living room. Looked around and couldn’t see anything amiss. I looked outside and didn’t see anyone around the house. I told Sheli, “There’s nothing wrong.” Kind of odd, but Sheli calmed down and I went on about my day.
A few hours later, I glanced at the clock in the corner and noticed it was still 9:39 am and it had stopped. It was time to change batteries.
It took a moment for me to realize that the stopped time was when Sheli had sounded his alarm. He had been alerting me that the tick-tock sound had stopped.
I changed the battery under Sheli’s watchful eyes. When the tick-tock started again, he curled up on the couch and went to sleep. The world here at home sounded right again.
I’m proud of Sheli for being so in tuned with our environment that even a missing small tick-tock of a clock is something that was important enough to let me know. I wish I was smart enough to have figured it out at the time he alerted me.

Our pets must just shake their heads sometimes and wonder who should really be in charge.I suspect Shelibean was feeling a little bit cheeky about being right.

WordPress Photo Challenge – Cheeky
“Find a little irreverence in your world.”



Updates: cornbread flats, basil, parsley, rose, Shelibean

I made cornbread flats in my whoopie pie pan. We really enjoyed them. I figure I’ll make cornbread flats a lot in the future.I’m adding this photo of my cornbread flats to my ‘Different Kinds of Flats’ post.

My basil that I transplanted and brought in for the winter, is still doing okay. It’s not a deep green, but it’s still green so I’ll settle for that. I keep it in the window, but for this photo I set it where I could get a better focus. Thankfully, it’s growing slow. I’m planning on keeping it pinched back after it grows another few inches tall.

We’ve been having some nice weather during the day, but cold and even freezing weather at night. I’m amazed at how green and healthy my parsley is staying.

Every evening I cover up my little rose cutting. And every day I uncover it when it warms up enough.
I’ll do this until it gets consistantly cold, then I’ll cover it til Spring.
Meanwhile my accidental rose cutting is thriving.

This isn’t really an update, it’s more like a bonus,
Sheli-bean is so cute with our Christmas decor.

I hope all your updates are followed with happy bonuses!



Screech and a bit of decorating

I had planned to post today about a project that I’ve been working on for a few days. Unfortunately, it was a flop and not suitable for posting about… and left me without a blog-postless.
However, Here’s a handsome photo of Screech for you to see and maybe-not feel so much like your visit to my blog was a total waste.

We started doing a bit of
the old holiday decorating.
It’s early, but we enjoy it.
We’re just two old silly-hearts.

Have a great week.