Saturday, July 31, 2010

2 Things Challenge: Cabernet/Cabinet

The 2 Things Challenge this week is Cabernet/Cabinet.
A bottle of Cabernet on, and reflected in, our kitchen cabinet.
Pay attention now.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

2 Things Challenge: Master/Control

The 2 Things Challenge for the week is Master/Control. The sole purpose of this Master is to control access to somewhere, in this case one of the storage units at the mini-warehouse where I pay them $100.00 per month to store a bunch of "stuff" I'm not sure is worth $100.00 total.

Friday, July 16, 2010

2 Things Challenge: Now/Then

The 2 Things Challenge this week is Now/Then.
This is the emblem on a souped up, nitrous charged, fully restored classic 1957 Chevy that's worth a whole lot more money now than it was when it was new way back then.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mr. Toad Had a Rough Night

Mr. Toad lives under the splash guard beneath a gutter downspout at Tina's house. Looks like he had a rough night. Mason likes to go see if he's home or out hunting.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Butterflies and Bush

The butterflies decided to cooperate yesterday. They and the bees love the butterfly bush.

Friday, July 9, 2010

2 Things Challenge: Savory/Sweet

The 2 Things Challenge for the week is: Savory / Sweet.
I'm not sure how "savory" pecans are, but I grew up in central Georgia where we had a pecan tree in our front yard, and I certainly grew to savor them. And I don't think they come much sweeter than these "Honey Glazed Pecans" from the Priester's store on Interstate 65 in south Alabama. We picked these up on our way home from the Gulf Shores beach last weekend, and I'm amazed this many made it home to be photographed. Priesters has another store in Perry, Georgia on Interstate 75. Love 'em.

Gulf Shores Vacation

Phyllis and I went on a little vacation over the July 4th weekend to Gulf Shores with Kristina, Jackson, and Mason.

The story through little Mason's eyes is here.

The thing that struck me most about the area was the devastation. No, not from the oil. If you look REAL close in this photo of the beach you might be able to see some little balls the size of green peas which are mostly sand with a little oil. I remember it being MUCH worse than this every summer thirty years ago. Every time I went to the beach back then I got tar on my feet or shoes. This is nothing, although I'm sure if you look hard enough you can find the areas where the oil IS much thicker, just not here. The devastation I'm talking about is that caused by the news media. This was July 4th, a holiday weekend in the summer, and the beach looks deserted. All the people have been scared away by the reports of how horrible it is (well not EVERYBODY, there was some traffic, just way down I'm sure).

The surf was double red flagged, meaning STAY OUT OF THE WATER, although the strong winds and undertow from Hurricane Alex further west may have contributed.
Most of the boats remained at the dock. Not much fishing going on, if any.
But the fireworks Sunday night were nice, even from a few miles away. I think the one near the bottom looks like a dandelion.